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Lone Minivan Minivan Drives Up Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park

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September 4, 2013. Rocky Mountain National Park.

This lone minivan is making its way up Trail Ridge Road (US 34) in Rocky Mountain National Park, as some dark clouds began to move in over the mountains. It didn't end of raining where I was at, but it looked like it might.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Altar at Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

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July 16, 2013.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

GO Transit Cab Control Car 211 on the Toronto Union Station Rail Corridor

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A cab control car, GO Transit 211, is on the end of a train heading east toward Toronto Union Station, on the Union Station Rail Corridor (USRC). The train is passing under the signal bridge to the east of Bathurst Street.

Photo taken: July 12, 2013, at Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto Power Generating Station - Horseshoe Falls - Niagara Falls

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Looking toward the old Toronto Power Generating Station building that is up river from the Horseshoe Falls, at Niagara Falls. The power station was shut down in 1974. 
Photo taken: July 8, 2013, at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

The Bridal Veil Falls at Niagara Falls

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This view is looking toward the Bridal Veil Falls (on the right) and American Falls (partially shown on the left). The two water falls are separated by Luna Island. Both of these waterfalls are on the US side of Niagara Falls, however, I took the photograph from the Canadian side. The walkways and decks that the tourists are on are part of the Cave of the Winds experience.

Photo taken: July 8, 2013, at Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Lookng Through A Signal Bridge on BNSF's Chicago Subdivision At Hinsdale, IL.

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August 14, 2008. Hinsdale, Illinois.

This view is looking east down the BNSF's Chicago Subdivision, through the signal bridge at the Metra Highlands Station. In the distance three sets of head lights can be seen on approaching Metra Commuter trains, as well as part of the signal bridge at Western Springs, IL. To the left the top of the Western Springs Water Tower can be seen, and even further away is the Sear's Tower.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Old Grand Trunk and EJ&E Signs at Griffith Junction

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An old Grand Trunk Western Railroad sign, and an Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway sign at Griffith Junction. Both of these railroads are gone, and both are now owned by Canadian National.

Photo taken: August 14, 2008, at Griffith, Indiana.

A Swtich Is Missing the Point In Peiguss Yard

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August 14, 2008. East Chicago, Indiana.

In this view from Baring Avenue, a switch point is missing from one of the switches in the CSX's Peiguss Yard, which is along the Barr Subdivision. This yard and line used to be part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

CSXT 5441 Westbound On The Barr Subdivision At Hammond, IN.

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August 14, 2008. Hammond, Indiana.

With CSXT 5441 on the point, a CSX stack train rolls west at Wabash Avenue on the Barr Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Metra 197 Is Arriving at the Highlands In Hinsdale, IL.

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August 14, 2008. Hinsdale, Illinois.

A Metra commuter train rolls west into the Highlands station on the BNSF's Chicago Subdivision during the evening commuter rush. The Chicago Subdivision, also known as the "Race Track," is a triple track line running from Chicago, Illinois to Aurora, Illinois. The line hosts Amtrak and Metra passenger trains, as well as BNSF freight trains, and sees probably around 150+ trains a day.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Remnants - The Old Chouteau Avenue Overpass

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June 22, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

Some of the remnants of the old Chouteau Avenue overpass, at Central Industrial Avenue. The bridge was being torn down to make way for a new one. For some reason when I look at this particular photo of the bridge demolition, it makes me think of how the world might look after Judgement Day (from the Terminator movie series).

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Hi-Railer on the TRRA Merchants Subdivision's High Line in St. Louis

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July 4, 2005. St. Louis, MO.

A Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) hi-railer rolls south on the high line portion of the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision. The hi-railer is above Washington Avenue, between the Eads Bridge and the north tunnel under the Gateway Arch grounds. This view is looking west from toward the middle of the Eads Bridge, which crosses over the Mississippi River between St. Louis, MO and East St. Louis, IL.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.


End of the Bridge - The Old Chouteau Avenue Overpass

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July 6, 2005. St. Louis, Missouri.

The old Chouteau Avenue overpass at Vandeventer Avenue has seen its last days. The old bridge is coming down to make way for a new one.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

The Race is On Between UP 6489 and UP 6766 At Hershey, NE.

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August 21, 2005. Hershey, Nebraska.

Union Pacific 6489 and Union Pacific 6766 lead their respective trains east near Hershey, NE. The next stop for both trains is Union Pacific's Bailey Yard, in North Platte, NE. The mainline from just west of Hershey to Bailey Yard is quadrupedal tracked, for about 9 miles.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Triple Trains On The Union Pacific's Kearny Subdivision At Elm Creek, NE.

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August 20, 2005. Elm Creek, Nebraska.

Three Union Pacific trains are seen here rolling across the Kearny Subdivision.Two trains are heading west, while another, a loaded coal train, rolls east. The Kearny Subdivision is a triple track main line from Gibbon, Nebraska to North Platte, Nebraksa.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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