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Sailing at Sunset

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August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Here's my contribution for the return of #TransportTuesday, curated by Shelly Gunderson and myself (Transport Tuesday was a weekly theme that was popular on Google+). 

This image was captured while out sailing on Lake Michigan, many years ago with one of my best friends. After a day of railfanning on the south side of the Chicago area, we met up with one of his friends who took us out sailing on the lake.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Swing Span Control Booth on the Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge

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The swing span control booth on the Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Keokuk, Iowa. The bridge has two decks. The lower deck of the bridge is used for rail traffic, while the upper deck originally was used for automobile traffic. Today, the upper deck is used as a pedestrian walkway.

You can see a few other images that I have taken of the bridge by following this link.
Photo taken: October 17, 2008. Keokuk, Iowa.

IAIS 6988 and IAIS 7081 at Wilton

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October 19, 2008. Wilton, Iowa.

Iowa Interstate Railway's two Chinese built QJ class steam locomotives, numbers 6988 and 7081, roll west at Wilton, Iowa.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

A Foggy Tennessee Sunrise

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Photo taken on March 17, 2018.

Sunrise from the Front Door

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I didn't have to travel far for this one, just down the stairs and through the hallway to the front door. I don't take many sunrise or sunset photographs, but the colors and the fog captured my attention when I opened the door to go outside.

Photo taken on: March 17, 2018.

Swing Span Of The Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge

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October 17, 2008. Keokuk, Iowa.

Most of the railroad swing span of the Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge is seen in the open position in this image. The bridge is used by the Keokuk Junction Railway to cross the Mississippi River between the states of Illinois and Iowa. With the swing span in the open position, river traffic can pass through the locks, which are part of Lock and Dam No. 19. The upper deck of the bridge was originally used for automobile traffic, but now a portion of it is used for a pedestrian walkway.

To see a few other images that I have taken of the bridge at this location follow this link.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 2940 at Keokuk

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October 17, 2008. Keokuk, Iowa.

BNSF 2940 works the Keokuk Union Depot yard alongside BNSF's Hannibal Subdivision, next to the. The locomotive was on the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision at the time the photo was taken. The locomotive moved north, and then backed south into the yard.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Pioneer Rail Equipment 2047, Part II

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October 17, 2008. Keokuk, Iowa.

Awaiting its next assignment, Pioneer Rail Equipment (PREX) 2047 sits in the yard near the Mississippi River. The bridge in the background is the US 136 highway bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River and connects the states of Iowa and Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


Pioneer Rail Equipment 2047

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October 17, 2008. Keokuk, Iowa.

Pioneer Rail Equipment (PREX) 2047 sits in the rail yard near the Mississippi River in Keokuk, IA.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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IAIS 7081 Blowing Off Some Steam

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October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

Iowa Interstate (IAIS) 7081, a Chinese built Class QJ locomotive, pulls a string of passenger cars through the yard along Centennial Expressway. The locomotive and its sister locomotive IAIS 6988 were participating in steam excursions during the weekend of October 18th and 19th.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Iowa Interstate 502 at Rock Island

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October 18, 2008. Rock Island, Illinois.

Iowa Interstate 502 sits on display near the riverfront in Rock Island, Illinois, during a railroad festival in 2008.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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