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2.15am

While most sane people are sound asleep at 2.15am, I like to go out fotting if the moon is out The subject of this shot is a 6000 tonne, 1200 metre long coal train, slowly grinding it's way up the 1:89 (1.12%) grade of Briaba Bank, which is the ruling grade of the 170km long Newlands Branch in north Queensland, Australia. The train was in the capable hands of 2 members of Queensland Rail's new 3000hp, 12-710G3B powered, AC traction 4000 class. The speed was down to 17km/h and the whole train took just under 5 minutes to pass by. Sadly, the loco's are heavily silenced, so the only noise comes from the radiator fans and traction motor blowers Makes them sound like an electric loco

Camera: Pentax MZ50
Lens: Pentax 28-80 on ~50mm
Film: Sensia 100
Exposure: 12 minutes at F4
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