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    I Caught The SP4449 At...

    Thanks, Mrmoose. So are yours, Keith's and Bob's. It must have been great seeing her moving at track speed. I only got to see her moving in working yard speeds.
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    I Caught The SP4449 At...

    I caught it as the the train was being put together in Portland. The engineer of the SP 4449 backing her up. The engine cab floor. The diesel and cars along side the SP 4449. The last move of the night as she was being brought around to the front of the train.
  3. Leia

    Favorite Superbowl commercial?

    Mine was the Chevy Transformers one. First, it got my attention showing the valley I grew up in (Mt Baldy!) but then it got real interesting. Definitely LOL'd on that one.
  4. SP 4449

    SP 4449

    Headed east with an Amtrak unit in the consist, and a train of private cars headed east for Train Festival 2009 in Michigan. Near Maryhill.
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'BNSF SD70 ACe'

    Thanks Mile27, I think I was still crouching under that trailer at that point, keeping the lens dry.
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'BNSF SD70 ACe'

    Thanks, everyone. :)
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'Shooting His Own Train'

    And he told me he was working that morning! ha!!! LOL!!! Our new desktop. Thanks for sharing.
  8. BNSF SD70 ACe

    BNSF SD70 ACe

    After a crew change, BNSF 9154 slowly pulls a coal train into the Vancouver, WA yard. It was raining while I took this, but fortunately, there was a lone truck trailer in an adjoining parking lot that shielded me.
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'K-Line Dusk'

    Very nice and unusual shot.
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'Scranton Sunrise'

    An amazing shot. Love it!
  11. Union Pacific Surfliner

    Union Pacific Surfliner

    This image started with a shot of the Surfliner I took under a clear cloudless sky. I replaced the Surfliner with a Union Pacific train I took in Daggett during a dust storm, and added some skies I shot once in Hesperia.
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'Roundhouse'

    Beautiful. I love the 'action' and the lighting on this shot. Thanks for sharing
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'X1'

    Congrats, Bad on your low contrast entry. Also, I like how clean the detail is on the train and foreground. What is that interesting building off to the right?
  14. SP&S 700 Santa Train

    SP&S 700 Santa Train

    The SP&S 700 (4-8-4) pulling up to the BNSF Christmas Party in Vancouver, WA today. Lots of happy children and families were present, as were a lot of happy (and very cold) railfans! I was so choked up by the 700's impressive approach (the crew really put on a GREAT show) that words...
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    Comment by 'Leia' in media 'NEVADA NORTHERN'

    Beautiful shot. Especially impressed with your control of the whites and blacks in this. Well done!! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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