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BNSF 614 Rounding The Curve

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BNSF 614 (GE C44-9W), still in its Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme, and BNSF 1018 (GE C44-9W) lead a train of corn syrup tank cars east on the BNSF Ottumwa Subdivision. It is unknown whether or not the tank cars were actually carrying loads of corn syrup or where empty. Rain was falling as this photograph was taken.
The original image was capture on a 35mm transparency, which was then copied and converted to digital using a Canon DSLR combined with a Sigma macro lens. Lighting for the copy slide setup was provided by a single flash connected to the camera via an off-shoe cord.  Post processing was done with Nik Software's Dfine 2 and Adobe Photoshop CC.
Photo taken: July 29, 2004, at Lockridge, Iowa.

BNSF 614 at Mount Pleasant, IA

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BNSF 614 (GE C44-9W), still in its Santa Fe Warbonnet paint scheme, and BNSF 1018 (GE C44-9W) lead a train of corn syrup tank cars east at the Goodyear Road overpass.
The original image was captured on a 35mm transparency (Kodak Ektachrome) using a Canon A2E film camera and a 70-200mm Canon lens. The image was converted to digital using a copy-slide set up. I took an old retail camera box and cut a hole in the top of the box just large enough for a transparency to sit over. Then I mounted a flash via an off-camera cord in the lower part of the box to fire and expose the transparency. This was all done on a basic copy stand setup.
Photo taken: July 29, 2004, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

A Trio of SD40-2s at Dehli, IL.

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Dehli, Illinois. June 2003.

BNSF 7333 leads, FURX 7931(ex-Burlington Northern) and BNSF 6883 (ex-Santa Fe) north at Dehli Road on KCS trackage.

The original image was captured on a 35mm transparency and scanned using a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. Post production was done using Nik Software's Dfine 2 and Sharpener Pro 3 in Adobe Photoshop.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Colorful Double Stacks

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June 22, 2012. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

Cargo containers sit double stacked in well cars, on south bound Union Pacific train ILXMND-18.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Metra 199 at La Grange

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March 13, 2004. La Grange, Illinois.

A Metra commuter train has the high green on BNSF's Chicago Subdivision as Metra 199 gets ready to push its train east out of the station.

This image was scanned from a 35mm slide on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. Post processing was done in Adobe Photoshop.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CP 5982 and CP 5776 Under the Signal Bridge

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May 2003. Gorham, Illinois.

CP 5982 (SD40-2) and CP 5776 (SD40-2) lead a pig train under the old signal bridge at Gorham. The train is heading north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.

This image was scanned from a 35mm slide on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. The image was then edited in Photoshop and Nik Software's Dfine2.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 6565 Sits on Track 56

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December 28, 2004. St. Louis, Missouri.

Union Pacific 6565 (GE AC44CW) sits on track 56 of the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision. In the distance an Amtrak locomotive sits with some cars on one of the Amtrak station lead tracks. To the right of UP 6565 is the Union Pacific's 12th Street Yard, which on this day was filled. In the upper left corner are two UP trains sitting on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision. UP 6565's train and the loaded coal train in the upper left corner were both waiting their turn to head east through Gratiot Street Interlocking. The two rows of loaded coal hoppers just to the left of UP 6565's train are actually one train that was split into two parts so the train could fit into 12th Street Yard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

SLCC 101 Sits at St. Louis Union Station

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SLCC 101 (F9A) sits in one of the rail storage tracks at St. Louis Union Station. The locomotive was part of Rail Cruise America's dinner train that operated out of Union Station. The dinner train operation was shut down sometime in 2005 and later on the various locomotives and passenger rail cars were sold off to the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The locomotives, two F9As and two F7Bs, were then sold to Norfolk Southern for use on NS' executive/business train. I believe most of the passenger cars were retained by KCS for use on their executive/business train.
Photo taken: December 9, 2004. St. Louis, Missouri.

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