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Steam Chaser
Hi all,

I haven't posted much lately as I have been busy. Since I have a lot of shots not yet posted here I thought I might as well show them now.

First up are shots from my trip to Louisville, KY, way back in October.
RJ's Cool Display by stlgevo51, on Flickr
NKP Heritage Buried in Louisville by stlgevo51, on Flickr
SD50s by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Cool Consist by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Down the Street by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Quite a Sight by stlgevo51, on Flickr
More Street Running by stlgevo51, on Flickr
NYC Heritage by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Storm Light by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Lightning in the Storm by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Next up are two quick photos from a long chase. We covered over 200 miles in a day to catch the Western Pacific heritage unit in two spots. The first is from Marion, MO, west of Jefferson City. The second is about 100 miles down the track at Pacific, just as the sun was setting.
UP 1983-To Marion in Marion by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Heritage Glint by stlgevo51, on Flickr


Steam Chaser
Next is a morning chase of the Penn Central heritage unit on grain train 54A. The lead unit, NS 8000, is the class unit for NS' ES44ACs, and I caught it back in September trailing the Wabash heritage unit (odd how that works out). Strangely enough, the train hit a semi truck in Mt. Carmel, IL, about 50 miles east of our last photo location.
NS 1073 on Ill-Fated 54A by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Money Shot at Posey by stlgevo51, on Flickr

NS 54A with NS 1073 by stlgevo51, on Flickr
PC Heritage at Centralia by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Last Shot of Ill-Fated NS 8000 by stlgevo51, on Flickr

A week later, I got word that the PC and NKP heritage units were on the same coal train. However, the PC had to go north to assist another coal train. Around sunset, we shot the NKP in golden light. We almost got a perfectly lit shot of the Penn Central, but it arrived about 10 minutes after the light was gone. Still, we stayed around for night shots.
Golden Light and Golden Stripes by stlgevo51, on Flickr
PC Heritage and Rerouted 145 by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Ready to Push by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Up next is one of the last Conrail SD50s, and (maybe) some Santa Trains in Central Illinois!


Active Member
Really awesome Photography stlgevo51!!! I really like that street running, but the one that really stands out is the sunset shot of the coal train with the other train passing behind it! Excellent Shot!

Mr. Pick

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Good stuff Jake! Especially like those street running shots from (I assume) LaGrange. Got to get up there one of these days.. 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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