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CSXT 2345 and CSXT 6902 at Tennessee Map Plaza

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  CSX 2345 and CSX 6902 are on the point of a switch job working on the bridge over Tennessee Map Plaza. The plaza is located on the southeastern end of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. On the right side, under the bridge is a gift shop and information center. Out of sight on the left, and also under the bridge, are public restrooms for the park and plaza. The plaza features a 200 feet wide map of Tennessee that is made out of granite. You can see the eastern portion of the large map between the bridge and the smaller map in the foreground of the photograph. Nashville Terminal Subdivision The rail line is part of CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision . The subdivision runs between Madison, Tennessee, at the northern end, to Brentwood, Tennessee, on it's southern end. The subdivision is mostly double tracked, but has a few short sections of single track. Northeast of this plaza the line goes to single track for the run over the swing bridge that crosses the Cumberland River.

UP 8909 and UP 8125 at Nashville National Cemetery

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  UP 8909 & UP 8125 lead a CSX grain train Union Pacific (UP) 8909, UP 8125, and an unknown UP locomotive are on the point of a northbound CSX grain train at Nashville Nation Cemetery. The train is passing under the Walton Lane overpass , which is on the southern edge of the cemetery.  The rail line here is CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision, and it runs through the middle of the national cemetery, on a slightly tilted north-south axis. The cemetery is located in the city of Madison, Tennessee, just north of Nashville. To the north the subdivision connects to CSX's Henderson Subdivision and CSX's Main Line Subdivision a few miles north of the cemetery. Trains to and from the Chicago area use the Henderson Subdivision, while trains heading to or coming from Louisville, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio use the Main Line subdivision. Photograph taken on April 1, 2016 at Madison, TN.

Southern Pacific 222 at St. Louis - December 2004

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SP 222 near Compton Ave. - December 24, 2004 Southern Pacific (SP) 222 sits along Union Pacific's (UP)  Jefferson City Subdivision  in St. Louis, Missouri. SP 222 was serving as the distributed power unit on a loaded coal train. The train is seen here sitting in a side track between South Theresa Avenue and Compton Avenue. This location is just to the east of Grand Interlocking , where the Jefferson City Subdivision interchanges with the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision and the TRRA Merchants Subdivision. SP 222 at St. Louis, MO. -  December 24, 2004 SP 222 is an AC44CW model, and was built by General Electric in 1995. The locomotive is painted in SP's speed lettering paint scheme. Since these photographs were taken in 2004, SP 222 has now been repainted and renumbered as Union Pacific (UP) 6303, due to UP's merger/take over of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1996. The locomotive was patched as UP 6303 for a while before being completely repainted into UP's color scheme. P

Folding@Home and how to cool your GPU semi-MacGyver style

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This post is going to have a few of my photographs, but it is a departure from my normal photography posts. With the world having been turned upside down and most of us hunkering down in our homes, with limited outside adventures, it may seem there is little that you can do to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. However, aside from practicing social distancing, there is something you can do from home. You can donate your computer's unused CPU and GPU cycles to the Folding@Home Project . If you would like to skip to the photographs , they are down at the bottom of this post. What is Folding@Home? Folding@Home (FAH) is a distributed computing network, like the SETI project. The project started at Stanford University, but is now managed out of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis , Missouri. Once you download and install the FAH software on your computer it downloads data from the project to be processed on your system, and then sends the results back to the project

Prague's main train station from Vinohradská Street

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Praha hl.n. from Vinohradska Street Back in the spring of 2015, my wife and I traveled to Prague, Czechia. On our second day in Prague we made our way over to Prague's main railway station where I spent an hour or so photographing the seemingly endless parade of passenger trains arriving and departing the station.The station's name in Czech is Praha hlavní nádraží, but is often shortened to Praha hl.n. The name in English means Prague main station. The original station building was built in the late 19th Century, while the current station building was built in the early 20th Century. Originally, the station was called Franz Josef Station, after Franz Josef I, of Austria. It was later renamed twice, once before and once after World War II, as Wilson Station (Wilsonovo nádraží), after former United States President Woodrow Wilson. The street in front of the station, on its west side, is still named Wilsonova. Praha hl.n. is the busiest train station in Czechia. The sta

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