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Steam Chaser
Last Saturday, I did a little railfanning for National Train Day. Here are the shots:

The museum of Transportation's oldest locomotive, the Daniel Nason, celebrated its 153rd birthday. In the background is ATSF 5011, class unit for one of the greatest steam locomotive classes in history.
Happy 153rd, Daniel by stlgevo51, on Flickr

We did some hiking to find some new spots, but we didn't find anything good. Afterwards, we headed to the new railfan park in Pacific. The park was having an open house, and I got to go on the roof for an empty coal train.
New Photo Angle by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Roof with a View by stlgevo51, on Flickr

We stuck around for a BNSF intermodal train, but this UP manifest came through first.

Skunked by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Finally, the BNSF train raced through, with a patched SP unit trailing.
SP on BNSF QSTLLAC by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing!

Mr. Pick

New Member
Very nice. I especially like the second and last shots. Was the roof access just a one time deal or will it always be accessible? 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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