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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Webmaster's Note:  A big Rocky THANK YOU!!!! to all at BNSF for taking time to show us around your facilities.  We in the GNRHS appreciate your hospitality during our convention.

Photos from left to right:

Tuesday morning and afternoon tour:

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#1 is Marv Franz giving us a safety talk on the bus; #2 & #3 are BNSF staff demonstrating how remote control vest works; #4 is a group shot; #5 & #6 are remote control locomotive #2121 in action.

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#1 is a "FRED" or End of Train Device up close; #2 is Scott Tanner onboard an ex-NP "Traveler's Rest lounge car; #3 is Scott Tanner, Bruce Barsness and Cliff Salmon onboard Traveler's Rest car; #4 is interior of ex-NP dome car.

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#1 is Mike Gelhaus and Ben Ringnalda; #2 is Rocky, the Great Northern Goat - on the wall of the ex-NP Traveler's Rest car!; #3 is close up of GN 1196 "City of Spokane" being stripped for painting; #4 is Noel Holley and others watching turntable spin at Yardley.

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#1 is Marv Franz pointing out Hillyard locations; #2 is Marv Franz examining a coupler knuckle; #3 is a group shot over at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture.

Tuesday evening model railroad tour:

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#1 is GN caboose X-359; #2 is GN 3205; #3 is Roy Wyatt; #4 is yard shot of Roy's layout.

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#1 is GN ready tracks; #2 is GN #2; #3 is GN #730; #4 is GN 2057.

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#1 is Ben Ringnalda digitizing a scene; #2 is the GN 750,000th car over Gavin Yard Hump boxcar; #3 are some F units, a couple Boeing cars and some autoracks.