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UP 844 - UP 5989 and UP 8288 - Bonner Springs, KS - May 2006

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

Photo taken: May 30, 2006, at Bonner Springs, KS.

BNSF 847 Leads A Train Out Of The Goose Neck - West Bottoms

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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 On UP's Marysville Subdivision

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May 30, 2006.

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


UP 844 - Waiting at K.C. Union Station - May 2006

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Union Pacific 844 sits at Kansas City Union Station, while waiting to depart for the day's excursion. Today's run was from Kansas City, MO to Fairbury, NE. The locomotive would eventually make its way back home to Cheyenne, WY.

Photo taken: May 30, 2006, at Kansas City, MO.

Sailboats on Lake Michigan At Dusk

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August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

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

UP 8571 Rounding the Curve at Centertwon, MO.

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Union Pacific (UP) 8571 rounds the curve on UP’s Sedalia Subdivision, at East Railroad Road near Centertown, MO. The train was making its way toward Kansas City, after a crew change earlier in Jefferson City, MO.
Photo taken: June 1, 2011, at Centertown, Missouri.

UP 6502 - UP Jefferson City Subdivision - 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 Union Pacific 844.

UPRR Main Trk and UPRR Siding On The UP River Subdivision

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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 - Signal Bridge - UP Chester Subdivision - June 2011

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Seen here heading south is Union Pacific 844, as it leads a train under the old MoPac signal bridge at Rhymer Road and Illinois Route 3, just north of McClure, Illinois.

June 4, 2011. North of McClure, Illinois.

Track inspection time on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

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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 Along Side The Main Line Subdivision At Gallatin, TN.

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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.

Prague Tram 8278 on the Number 5 Line at Republic Square

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Prague tram 8278 (a Tatra built type T3R.PLF) rounds the curve at Republic Square (náměstí Republiky).The tracks through Republic Square are busy, carrying nine different tram routes in Prague. In a matter of minutes I saw trams running through the square on various routes.
Photo taken: April 30, 2015, at Prague, Czechia.

The Steeples Of The Church of Our Lady Before Týn - Prague

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The steeples of The Church of Our Lady Before Týn stand above some buildings at Old Town Square in Prague.

Photograph taken: April 30, 2015. Prague, Czechia.

Niagara Falls - From the Skylon Tower - Niagara Falls, ON

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In this view from the Skylon Tower's observation deck, you can see the American, Bridal Veil, and Horseshoe Falls that comprise Niagara Falls. The Skylon Tower's observation deck offers great aerial views of Niagara Falls.
Photo taken: July 2013, at Niagara Falls, Ontario.


A Trail At The Top Of Loveland Pass On The Continental Divide

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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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