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  1. Close Up

    Close Up

    CN 2224 is going to Quebec with the Taschereau Stacks! But first, he has to meet the 199. I took this picture with a loaned school camera, and sadly, it turned out very nice.
  2. Close Quarters at Picnic Point

    Close Quarters at Picnic Point

    FURX 7936 in the lead of the westbound Everett WA-Vancouver,WA manifest passes an eastbound stack train stopped at Picnic Point Park.There's a manifest headed for Bayside Yard Everett stopped ahead due to no room in the yard. (Having gone to sea for many years "Close Quarters" was an...
  3. Close up of the Swoosh engine

    Close up of the Swoosh engine

    A close up of this nicely painted BNSF SD40-2 with MRL equipment in the background.
  4. Close-Up Shot of WE 3068....

    Close-Up Shot of WE 3068....

    A close-up shot of WE 3068. The SD40-3 rebuilt on 09/99 at the Brewster Rebuild shop.
  5. AC4400CW details

    AC4400CW details

    Close-up on CP 8521's paintsheme. Fortunately it was standing close enough to the road.
  6. NS #3066 close!

    NS #3066 close!

    NS #3066(ex Conrail) on the NS X8J passes very closely overhead over the Portage Creek. I know I'm never getting that close to a train again! 09/06/03 @ 4:02pm 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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