I got to the model railroad event about 10:30. The CIGRS club had their modular, currently undergoing some modifications and addtions, going in the central hallway. Blake and Byron showed up just after I did and we spent the rest of the morning checking out the modular layouts, vendors area and model contest. I got a few pictures of some really fine models in the contest:
Nevada officeFor lunch, we headed into Boone, picked up some takeout and parked by the rails. The only railroad activity we managed to catch at lunchtime was a pair of units, UP 6520 and 6469, brought out west of the crossovers and cut apart.
CGW F Units
After lunch we went back to the meet for a while and then Byron and Blake decided to head back toward their home. I was planning on staying for the Rock Island Technical Society meet in the evening, so I went to the east end of the Boone yard and watched traffic on the UP mains. Things were a bit busier than when we were out at lunch time:
2:40 - MAXX coal load with UP 5975 and 8035After supper, organization Vice President Howard Hoy presented a short slide show to the eleven members present for the RITS meet. This was followed by a few pictures of the Chinese steam locomotives running around near the quad cities recently, and we were on our way home.
2:56 - MWGX coal load with UP 6751 and 8014 in front, 5607 behind
3:19 - NORX coal empty that had been parked east of town comes in, UP 7166 and 8200
3:28 - Eastbound Freight with 4 units, yards part of the train and drops two units, UP 9690, 9782, 9728 and 9685
3:50 - Eastbound Freight behind UP 2382, 2245 and 2456
4:20 - UP 9690 and 9782 depart with a portion of the train they brought in.
4:39 - Long Pool Stacker with UP 8443, 4179 and 8461 rolls through eastbound.