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A Minivan - Trail Ridge Road - Rocky Mountain National Park

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This lone minivan is making its way up Trail Ridge Road (US 34) in Rocky Mountain National Park, as some dark rain clouds began to move in over the mountains. It didn't end up raining where I took this photograph from, but it looked like it might. The poles alongside the road show where the road's side is when there is snow.
Photo taken: September 4, 2013, at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Two views of the altar at Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

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These two photographs are of the main altar at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal). In the photograph below you can see a bit more of the lower portion of the altar, while above you can see more of the surrounding arches above the altar. The design of the altar, as well as the pillars and arches surrounding it, is very ornate. With the rest of the basilica being dimly lit, the altar really stands out when you walk into the basilica.

Photographs taken: July 16, 2013, at Montréal, Québec.

GO Transit - GOT 211 - 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 American Falls (partially shown on the left) and the Bridal Veil Falls (on the right). 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 of Niagara Falls. The walkways and decks that the tourists are on are part of the Cave of the Winds experience.

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 - TRRA Merchants Subdivision's High Line Bridge

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A Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) hi-railer rolls south on the riverfront high line bridge 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 the middle of the Eads Bridge, which crosses over the Mississippi River between St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois.

Photo taken: July 4, 2005, at St. Louis, Missouri.

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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