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I know that there are going to be a bazillion photos from the 2007 UP Steam trip to Seattle, but most folks seem to shy away from the urban landscape for their rail photography - especially steam. For some reason I'm drawn to it, so here's my effort from the big trip to the Northwest.
Mark Miller and I waited about 40 minutes in on again, off again rain for this shot, never knowing for sure what was coming. Originally disappointed that it was just another Talgo, the shine from everything being wet gives the photo that extra 'pop'.
These things never turn out good. After colliding with the car, it took the engineer just over a mile to bring this train to a stop.
Everyone involved is affected, from the family of the victim, to the crew and their families, the emergency responders, and the investigators.
3 month old UP9348 leads 6 other GE C40-8s along with a lone C30-7 (2nd from the rear) Westbound on the UP mainline in NE Oregon.
This photo was taken on the same afternoon as the SD60Ms at Hilgard, OR
The family was gathering in Bellingham for Mrs. NP1232's mom's birthday and it takes about 2 hours of riding ferrys and driving to get there. As we crossed over the BNSF Bellingham Sub just north of Burlington, the CN 5746 passed under. Because we were running on time, Mrs. NP1232 authorized a...
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