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Totality During The August 2017 Eclipse At Nashville, TN.

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I didn't buy a solar filter for my lenses to use during the eclipse, since I decided to just wait until totality to take my image. I snapped a quick shot of totality, and then spent the rest of the time enjoying the eclipse with my family and a few friends. Sometimes it's best to not always be looking through a camera.
Photo taken: August 21, 2017. Nashville, TN.

DART Red Line on Pacific Avenue

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May 3, 2017. Dallas, Texas.

A DART train rolls down Pacific Avenue, after having just left the Akard Station. Just before I had taken this image, a brief but powerful rain storm had just blown through the downtown area.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Union Pacific 6510 Is Waiting At Dupo Yard As A Stack Train Streaks By

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November 2, 2005. Dupo, Illinois.

As a stack train rolls south under the old cantilever style signal in Dupo Yard, UP 6510 sits waiting for the green so its train can also head south on the Chester Subdivision. The train streaking by is a stack train, however, I can't remember if it was going north or south.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Golden Joint Plates And Rail on Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision At Sherman, MO.

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January 8, 2006. Sherman, Missouri.

As the sun sets, its golden light is cast upon the rails of the Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision. Seen here are rail welds that have been reinforced with track joint plates.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 4780 Is Westbound On The Jefferson City Subdivision At Sherman, MO.

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January 8, 2006. Sherman, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 4780 leads a manifest freight train west on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision. The subdivision gets its name from Jefferson City (JC), the capital of the State of Missouri. The train will head west to JC, and then on to Kansas City, and possibly points further west. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#UnionPacific #railroad #railway #railroadphotography #winter

Red River Bridge Construction On CSX's Henderson Subdivision At Adams, TN.

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August 12, 2017. Adams, Tennessee.

While I was driving along CSX's Henderson Subdivision, I spotted what looked to be construction work progressing on a new bridge span to cross the Red River. I'm not sure if this is for a double-tracking project or just a new replacement bridge.
Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSX 3372 at Northbound On The Henderson Subdivision At Springfield, TN.

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August 12, 2017. Springfield, Tennessee.

CSX 3372 leads an empty coal train north through Springfield, TN., on CSX's Henderson Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSX 3037, CSX 156, and CSX 16 Are Waiting at Casky Yard On The Henderson Subdivision

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August 12, 2017. Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

CSX 3037, CSX 156, and CSX 16 (partially hidden behind the coal cars) are on the point of a coal train that is getting ready to depart CSX's Casky Yard. The train would later head south on the Henderson Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Milepost 225 Marker On The CSX Henderson Subdivision

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August 12, 2017. Trenton, Kentucky.

The old 225 milepost marker near Trenton, KY., on CSX's Henderson Subdivision. It seems that these old mileposts are still fairly common on the Henderson Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSX 3165 At Milepost 214 On The Henderson Subdivision

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August 12, 2017. Adams, Tennessee.

CSX 3165 leads an empty coal train north on the Henderson Subdivision at mile post 214, just out side of Guthrie, Kentucky. The train is in Tennessee at this point, but is closing in fast on the Tennessee-Kentucky border, which is about a mile northwest of this location.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Windows on the Hôtel Place D'Armes in Montréal

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While standing in the Place d’Armes, in front of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal), the windows on the Hôtel Place D'Armes caught my eye. I found it intriguing that each row of windows was different then the row above or below.
Photograph taken: July 16, 2013, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Standpipe and Stairs - Compton Heights Water Tower In St. Louis

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April 23, 2006. St. Louis, Missouri.

This view is looking up between the old standpipe and the stairway inside the Compton Heights Water Tower. The water tower is no longer used, but once or twice a year it is opened to the public for people to climb the stairs to the observation deck at the top. The water tower wasn't a typical one that held water, but served as a way to manage the water pressure in the city's water system.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Looking Out At The Flood From The Stairs At The Gateway Arch

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June 20, 2008. St. Louis, MO.

In this view, flood waters from the Mississippi River can be seen from the steps on the east side of the Gateway Arch. Between the fence and the flags is Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Empty Coal Hopper Rail Cars Above The Flooding Mississippi River In St. Louis

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June 20, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri.

Seen here passing under the Eads Bridge are empty coal cars on a southbound train that is rolling along on the TRRA's riverfront high line. At this time the Mississippi River was flooding the St. Louis riverfront. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#StLouis #railroading #flood #monochrome #train #river

Storm Clouds Over the Horizon At Nebraska

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April 29, 2010. Nebraska.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Telehpne Poles In An Early Morning Snow In St. Louis

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February 1, 2008. St. Louis, MO.

Snow and telephone poles in the early morning.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 8724 Crossing Hall Street In St. Louis, MO.

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June 16, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

BNSF 8724 crosses Hall Street, during a transfer move between the NS' Luther Yard and BNSF's North St. Louis Yard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


A Sea of Bridges - The MacArthur Bridge and Lesperance Street Yard High Line

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A Sea of Bridges
June 9, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

An empty Union Pacific coal train sits on the western approach of the MacArthur Bridge (owned by the TRRA), above 1st Street. The lower bridge is Union Pacific's Lesperance Street Yard high line, a connection between Gratiot Interlocking to the west and UP's Lesperance Street Yard to the south.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


UP 8197 And "The Wall At Of Fans" At Gratiot Interlocking In St. Louis

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UP 8197 and the Wall of Fans
June 9, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 8197 is the distributed power unit (DPU) on an eastbound coal train that is on the west approach of the MacArthur Bridge. The train is passing over South 7th Street at Gratiot Street.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


String of Hoppers On The MacArthur Bridge's West Approach

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String of Hoppers
Taken on: June 9, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

In this view, looking east down Lombard Street, an empty Union Pacific coal train can be seen stopped on the west approach to the MacArthur Bridge.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


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