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Milwaukee Road 261 Basking in the Sun At Kansas City Union Station

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Milwaukee Road 261 basks in the afternoon sun at Kansas City Union Station. The train was on display after have lead a steam excursion into town. You can see some other posts of mine containing images of 261, by clicking on the Milwaukee Road 261 label below.
Photo taken: September 25, 2005. Kansas City, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

A Lighting Connection Over Nebraska

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During a spring storm, lighting crackles in the sky just outside of Filley, NE. This view is looking toward town, along highway US 136.


Photo taken: April 29, 2010. Filley, Nebraska. Photo © Tom Gatermann

BNSF 4417 Passes By UP 8024 on The Merchants Subdivision In St. Louis, MO.

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A BNSF train, led by BNSF 4417 and BNSF 801, passes a parked Union Pacific coal train, with UP 8024 on the end, on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision at Compton Avenue. The BNSF train was heading west toward Grand Interlocking (just to the west of this location) where it would get back onto the BNSF Hannibal Subdivision, before heading to BNSF's Lindenwood Yard. Once at Lindenwood Yard, the BNSF train would either continue on west on BNSF's Cuba Subdivision or south on BNSF's River Subdivision. UP 8024 is the distributed power unit (DPU) on this coal train.
Photo taken: June 12, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

Jelly Fish in Blue At The Shedd Aquarium

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Jellyfish swimming at the Shedd Aquarium.

Photo taken: December 19, 2009. Chicago, Illinois.

Stack train on the flyover at Santa Fe Junction - Kansas City

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This BNSF stack train was heading west over the flyover, also known as the Argentine Connection, at Santa Fe Junction, back in September 2005. This photo was taken from the observation deck of the Liberty Memorial. The Santa Fe Junction area is vast and complex, with three levels of distinct rail lines.
The highest level is the flyover, which now serves as the primary way that BNSF trains get from the KCT tracks at Kansas City Union Station (outside of the photograph on the right) to Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kansas. The flyover carries KCT tracks AC1 and AC2 above the lower levels; the stack train is on track AC2.

The middle level, is the KCT Highline Bridge that passes under the flyover, and carries rail traffic over the Kansas River. Once this bridge gets to the Kansas River, it becomes a double-deck bridge. You can see the Highline Bridge as it crosses the Kansas River in the upper right corner. A pair of tracks on the ground level also cross over the Kansas River on the low…

BNSF 8016 Passing the Gateway Arch On The Merchants Subdivision

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With the Gateway Arch in the background, BNSF 8016 is seen here heading west on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision. There are actually two railroad bridges here. In the foreground is the Union Pacific's high line to Lesperance Street Yard, and the Merchants Subdivision's bridge right behind the UP bridge. Below them is Interstate 55 and Interstate 70.
Photo taken: October 19, 2007. Saint Louis, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

A Sunset at Dillon, As Rain Falls Over the Rocky Mountains

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Looking west across Dillon Reservoir at sunset. 
Photo taken: September 3, 2013, at Dillon, Colorado.

BNSF 6385 And Some Tracks in the Snow at St. Louis, MO.

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BNSF 6385 (still in Burlington Northern green), BNSF 518, BNSF 101 (still in the Warbonnet scheme), & FURX 1161 roll east at Kingshighway Blvd.

February 2, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

A CityElefant Train Arriving At Praha Hlavní Nádraží (Main Train Station)

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A České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Class 471 passenger train is heading to the Praha hlavní nádraží (Prague main train station). The train is commonly know as CityElefant.

Photo taken: Prague, Czechia. April 30, 2015. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Waiting For Work at Prauge's Main Train Station

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Seen here is České dráhy (Czech Railways) number 362 172-9, as the locomotive sits at Praha hl. n. awaiting its next work assignment. This unit is a Škoda Transportation model E69, and from the information I found online it was built in 1990. I captured this image as I departed Prague on a morning train destined for our next stop, Vienna.
Photo taken: Prague, Czechia. May 1, 2015. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Inside the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

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This view is looking toward the main alter of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal (Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal), from a balcony at the rear of the sanctuary. On the left side of the photograph is an ornate pulpit and stairway
This image was captured hand held at 6400 ISO, using a shutter speed of 1/60th of second, and a f-stop setting of f/4. The church does not allow the use of tripods inside.
Photograph taken: July 16, 2013, at Montréal, Québec.

UP 844 - Water Release - K.C. Union Station - April 2010

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A release of water from Union Pacific (UP) 844 occurs while the locomotive undergoes maintenance work, after having recently arrived at Kansas City Union Station.
Photo taken: April 4, 2010. Kansas City, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Prague Tram 8742 (Tatra T6A5 model) At Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square)

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Prague Tram 8742, a Tatra built T6A5 model, is seen here running on the Number Five line at Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square), and is about to make the turn to Na Poříčí. At the time I took this photograph there were nine different trams routes using the tracks at Náměstí Republiky.

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

Rolling Down US 136 Under A Lighting Storm

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Cars roll down US 136 as a spring storm rages across the sky.

April 29, 2010. Filley, Nebraska.
Photo © Tom Gatermann.

BNSF 7704 Leading in the Snow On The Merchants Subdivision

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BNSF 7704 is leading an empty unit train eastbound on the TRRA's Merchants Subdivision, at Jefferson Avenue.

Back in 2008, when this photograph was taken, the Jefferson Avenue overpass was being replaced. You can see one of the new bridge piers to the right of the train. The tracks to the left of the BNSF train, are Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision.

Photo taken: February 2, 2008. St. Louis, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

MBTA Inbound Green Line Train Leaving St. Paul Station

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In this view from St. Paul Station MBTA 3881 rolls inbound (away from the camera) down the middle of Commonwealth Avenue, on the Green Line's B Branch.
Photo taken: June 3, 2017. Boston, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Sailboats Under A Moon Lit Sky On Lake Michigan

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While out sailing on Lake Michigan, under a cloudy and moon lit sky.
Photo taken: August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann

A view of Lake Granby and Rocky Mountain National Park

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While driving up US 34 from Granby, Colorado, to Rocky Mountain National Park, I stopped off at Lake Granby. This view is looking eastward out over Lake Granby, toward Rocky Mountain National Park. This location is, approximately, six miles (10 km) north of Granby.
Photo taken: September 4, 2013. Granby, Colorado.

DART Green Line Train - Pearl/Arts District Station - Dallas

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A DART Green Line train departs the Pearl/Arts District Station. The next stop is the station in Deep Ellum. In the distance is a Red Line train that recently departed the station and is heading into the core of downtown Dallas.

Photo taken: May 2, 2017. Dallas, Texas.

Train Parking With NKP 765 at Rock Island, IL.

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I'm just going to park this photo right here for you to enjoy. Seen here is Nickel Plate 765, at the Rock Island Train Festival. The train was returning back to the rail yard along the Mississippi River front in Rock Island, where the festival was occurring.
Photo taken: July 22, 2011. Rock Island, IL.

A Crashed Plane at Pollard's Collection in Salem, IL.

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Located at Pollard's Collection, this 1968 Beechcraft B-19A has been "crashed" into the ground.

Photo taken: August 12, 2008. Salem, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

A Union Pacific Train Streaks Under A High Green Signal At Dupo Yard

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After waiting for a new crew, Union Pacific 6510 gets the green signal to proceed south under the old cantilever type signal bridge, on UP's Chester Subdivision at Dupo Yard. This old signal bridge was still standing the last time I was in Dupo, circa 2014.

Photo taken: November 2, 2005. Dupo, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Signs On Theater Row in Boston, MA

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Signs hang on theater row on Washington Street, near the intersection with at Ave de Lafayette.
Photo taken: June 2, 2017. Boston, Massachusetts.

Arriving at Kärntner Ring

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Tram 4323 and tram 1500 arrive at the Kärntner Ring. Oper tram stop. The Vienna State Opera building is out sight, on the other side of the street where the yellow bus is.
Photo taken: May 2, 2015. Vienna, Austria. Photo © Tom Gatermann

MBTA Green Line Train Outbound at B.U. West

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An outbound Green Line train, running on the B Branch, approaches the Boston University West station. In this area, the B Branch runs down the middle of Commonwealth Avenue.
Photo taken: June 3, 2017. Boston, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Vienna Tram 4001 At The Vienna Opera House

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Tram 4001, operating on Route 1, makes the turn from Opernring onto Kärntner Straße. In the background is the Vienna State Opera building.

Photo taken: May 1, 2015. Vienna, Austria. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Vertigo? - Part I - Looking down from the top of Hoover Dam

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A view looking down, from the top of Hoover Dam. The dam is 726 feet tall, and weighs more than 6.6 million tons. At the bottom water from the Colorado River and Lake Mead are being released. On the back side of the dam, large intake towers feed water into the dam's turbines to produce electricity.
Photo taken: August 18, 2010, at Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

Sailing on Lake Michigan

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August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann

The Sun Is Almost Gone During A Sunset At Badlands National Park

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Another day is almost over, as the sun sets at Badlands National Park.
Photo taken: August 21, 2005. Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Photo © Tom Gatermann

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