Good shots. You do a very good job of coming up with original photos from the same area. I have a thing for engine numbers and your shot of BNSF #999 was quite the catch.
Hey thanks for the nice words! Could you be more specific about where this parking lot is? I have driven around that area before and didn't find anything like that, and I looked at Google Maps and didn't really see anything either. Do you know what street it's on? No biggy either way, I will scout the area again soon when I get time. You have to time it right or Hwy 4 traffic really sucks!I am a BNSF conductor and I really enjoy your pictures that you post, not just of BNSF but of Amtrak, UP and the local nature population. If you are ever looking for a different place to take pictures of BNSF and Amtrak along the BNSF main line, in Pittsburg right across the tracks from the USS/POSSCO steel plant there is a public parking lot that provides a great spot to see not only the Pittsburg yard, but the mainline as well. Anywhere around the Pittsburg yard and around Railroad avenue gives you a chance to see BNSF, Amtrak and UP interchange road switcher. Hope to see you out there. Enjoy the great weather.
Yeah, the local Geeps at Martinez are rotated fairly regularly, and usually look pretty decent. Right now, we have three red HLCX's working the area along with the UP's. I haven't seen an un-repainted unit in quite a while. We used to see a lot of old SP and even Rio Grande units around, but I guess they have been slowly but surely painted, sold or scrapped.Wow! Clean locos. We don't see clean ones very often up here in Portland.
You should Bill. After all, the price of failure with digital is a sore finger from using the delete key, versus an empty wallet in the days of film! I try new stuff all the time, very little of which is good enough for me to consider posting. I still learn even from failure though.Good shots. I like your creative use of the camera settings to keep the everyday from becoming ordinary. I must start trying that myself.
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