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  1. Twilight in Cajon

    Twilight in Cajon

    The last bit of indirect light back lights the shrubs in the foreground as a BNSF manifest makes its way down the pass on track 2. The streaks in the distance are from the traffic on I-15.
  2. Multnomah Falls & Union Pacific 4682

    Multnomah Falls & Union Pacific 4682

    We followed (and photographed) this guy coming home all the way from Mosier to the falls. Taken after pardon the noise/grain. Wanted the action shot.
  3. Twilight express

    Twilight express

    EF81 leads "Twilight express" bound for Sapporo from Osaka, operated by JR West. Colour scheme is extra "Twilight express".
  4. Sunset Chief

    Sunset Chief

    The Southwest Chief pauses at Fullerton at twilight.
  5. Impressionistic Dash9s

    Impressionistic Dash9s

    Extra power waiting on a stub track on the east side of NS's Maple Hts. Intermodal Yard southeast of Cleveland. I have no idea how I got this effect. I was trying to sharpen the picture.
  6. Starlight Waterstop

    Starlight Waterstop

    Starlight Waterstop at JingPeng Inner Mongolia 8. Feb 2004 Image 2004 M. Ross Valentine
  7. RedoverYellowAlgoma


    Going into the hole-Algoma Oregon 1999 -M. Ross Valentine
  8. December in the Desert

    December in the Desert

    "The desert in December" December 26, 2003, Siberia CA. Image 2003 M. Ross Valentine
  9. Guess where this was taken?

    Guess where this was taken?

    Guess where this photo was taken? Image 2003 M. Ross Valentine
  10. Venus Rising Lunar Setting

    Venus Rising Lunar Setting

    SP Hotlum Trestle 1999 Venus rising at the same time the moon sets. Image: 2003 M. Ross Valentine
  11. Twilight on the Middle

    Twilight on the Middle

    An eastward-moving NS freight rounds a gentle curve in Newport, Pennsylvania with containers bound for the Port of Philadelphia. The signals in this image were erected in 1985, part of a project that turned the ex-Pennsy main into a CTC-signalled double-track line with long, strategically-placed...
  12. Dwarfed by the Clouds

    Dwarfed by the Clouds

    A particularly impressive sunset sets off an odd-looking dwarf signal on the former Reading bridge in Harrisburg.
  13. Beams from the Bridge

    Beams from the Bridge

    A northward train creeps across the Susquehanna River bridge into Harrisburg after sunset in May 2003. Roughly a 2 second exposure with a 300mm lens. 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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