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UP 844 passing UP 5989 and UP 8288

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May 30, 2006. Bonner Springs, KS.

Union Pacific (UP) 844 rolls west past UP 5989 and UP 8288, which are on the point of a coal train that is stopped. UP 844 was on its way from Kansas City, MO to Fairbury, NE.


Passing By

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BNSF 847 leads train out of the "Goose Neck" in the West Bottoms area, as another train takes the interchange track to Union Pacific's KC Metro Subdivision.

Photo taken: May 31, 2006. Kansas City, MO.

UP 5989 and UP 8288 at Bonner Springs, KS.

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May 30, 2006.

Union Pacific (UP) 5989 and UP 8288 sit waiting to proceed east on UP's Kansas Subdivision.

Union Pacific 8161 at Stranger Creek

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May 30, 2006.

Union Pacific 8161 leads a loaded coal train across the bridge over Stranger Creek.


UP 844 at Kansas City Union Station

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May 30, 2006. Kansas City, MO.

Union Pacific 844 sits at Kansas City Union Station, while waiting to depart for the day's excursion. Today's run, if I remember right was from Kansas City, MO to North Platte, NE. The locomotive was heading back home to Cheyenne, WY.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Sailboats on Lake Michigan

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August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Sailboats gliding across the lake on a calm and warm summer evening.

Union Pacific 8571 Rounding the Curve

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June 1, 2011.

Union Pacific (UP) 8571 rounds the curve on UP’s Sedalia Subdivision, at East Railroad Road near Centertown, MO.

Union Pacific 6502 at Jefferson City, MO

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June 1, 2011.

Union Pacific (UP) 6502 leads an empty coal train west at Jefferson City, MO. The building in the background, sticking just slightly above the tree line, is the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. Also, in the background is UP 844.

UPRR Main Trk and UPRR Siding

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May 31, 2011. Napoleon, Missouri.

These markings are on the main track and a side track that are part of the Union Pacific's River Subdivision.

UP 844 Passing Through a Signal Bridge

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June 4, 2011. North of McClure, Illinois.

Heading south, Union Pacific 844 rolls under the old MoPac signal bridge at Rhymer Road and Illinois Route 3, just north of McClure, Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

Track Inspection Time

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A four-wheeled track inspection vehicle, with its four-wheeled trailer, makes its way through one of the loops on the Georgetown Loop Railroad before the day's tourist trains start.

Photo taken: September 5, 2013, near Georgetown, Colorado.

CSX Operation Lifesaver Caboose

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CSXT 904026, painted in an old Operation Lifesaver paint scheme, is seen here sitting along side CSX's Main Line Subdivision. The caboose looks likes it down and out, but it is still used. At least it was being used a year ago when I saw it on a CSX local in Gallatin. The windows on the sides have been welded shut with metal plates.

Photo taken: October 8, 2018. Gallatin, Tennessee.

Jan Hus Monument in Old Town Square Prague

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This is the Jan Hus Monument in Old Town Prague Square. Jan Hus was burnt at the stake after refusing to recant his reformist views, by the Roman Catholic Church. His death was seen as an outrage by the Czech people and was one of the catalysts that led to what would become known as the Hussite Wars.
The building in the background is the Palác Kinských, and it is home to part of the National Gallery (Národní Galerie). The National Gallery is not housed in a single building, but multiple buildings around Prague and the country.
April 30, 2015. Prague, Czechia. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Close Up of the Astronomical Clock, Part 2

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A close up of the upper portion of the Prague Astronomical Clock (Pražský orloj) at Old Town Square. The clock was installed in 1410, and at just over 600 years old it is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world.

Photo taken: April 30, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

Close Up of the Astronomical Clock, Part 1

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A close up of the lower portion of the Prague Astronomical Clock (Pražský orloj) at Old Town Square. The clock was installed in 1410, and at just over 600 years old it is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world.
Photo taken: April 30, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

Tram 8278 at Republic Square

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April 30, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

A Tatra T3R.PLF tram, number 8278, rounds the curve at Republic Square (náměstí Republiky).

Photo © Tom Gatermann


Towers Above Old Town Square

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April 30, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

The towers of The Church of Our Lady Before Týn stand above Old Town Square.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

The Falls

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July, 2013.

Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Looking out from the Skylon Tower at the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.



A Trail At The Top

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September 6, 2013. Loveland Pass, Colorado.

A trail leading off from the parking area at the top of Loveland Pass, on the Continental Divide.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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