Glen Frazer, California [March 2001]

It's springtime in Franklin Canyon, grazing time for the ranchers, or for the BNSF, Form B time. After the MOW crews complete their work in Martinez, a parade of westbounds arrives at Glen Frazer.

First to arrive is the M-BARRIC, leading a string of tankers up the hill.
Following on the blocks of the manifest, a light engine move, led by BNSF C44-9W 1047, creeps up on the Glen Frazer curve.
It takes a while for the M-BARRIC to clear the block, but the cantilever signal finally winks green.

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