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Wayne Netherland's Collection
 
11/24/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Wayne Netherland
Dates:9/22/2010 - 9/22/2010
Album Info:Smithers Lake is the rail destination for PRB coal in Thompsons, TX and is the sole cooling water source for the condensers of two of the four coal units located adjacent to the lake at the W A Parish generating plant near Houston. Condenser cooling water for the remaining two coal units is provided by atmospheric cooling towers. There is also four natural gas fired units on this site with each taking its condenser cooling water from the lake.
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Stationary and Motive Power
Title:  Stationary and Motive Power
Description:  Nose of a PRB coal train being unloaded.
Photo Date:  2/25/2005  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 1:15:49 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
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Locomotives:  BNSF 8919(SD70MAC)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
2's a Charm
Title:  2's a Charm
Description:  Two railroads delivering PRB coal. The nose of a BNSF being unloaded while the tail of a UP has just entered the plant.
Photo Date:  6/18/2005  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 1:01:02 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
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Locomotives:  UP 5598(AC44CWCTE) BNSF 9887(SD70MAC)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Can Opener
Title:  Can Opener
Description:  Damaged by the rotary car dumper's train positioner that failed to clear the car.
Photo Date:  10/12/2009  Upload Date: 3/9/2011 12:40:07 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  180   Comments: 0
Swoosh
Title:  Swoosh
Description:  Nose of a PRB coal train being unloaded. Railcars used to deliver limestone for the unit's scrubber are seen in the background.
Photo Date:  10/15/2009  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 1:28:13 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
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Locomotives:  BNSF 9240(SD70ACe)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Snow Fall
Title:  Snow Fall
Description:  Rare south Texas snow falls onto a loaded PRB coal train waiting entry onto the plant site.
Photo Date:  12/4/2009  Upload Date: 9/30/2010 12:52:17 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  BNSF 5631(AC44CW)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
PRB Coal Piled High
Title:  PRB Coal Piled High
Description:  A pile of PRB coal with a loaded BNSF coal train at its base.
Photo Date:  12/12/2009  Upload Date: 10/1/2010 6:22:12 PM
Location:  Thompsons, TX
Author:  Wayne Netherland
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Views:  1107   Comments: 3


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