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Gambling

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Looking at the lights of Binion's Casino, on Fremont Street. I'm wondering if I'm the only person who has gone to Las Vegas and not even tried to gamble?

August 17, 2010. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Past the Bells

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A DART light rail train rolls past the Court of All Nations' bells at Thanks-Giving Square, in downtown Dallas.

Photo taken: May 4, 2017. Dallas, Texas. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Blue Line After the Rain

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A Blue Line train rolls down Bryan Street at Thanks-Giving Square, shortly after a thunderstorm rolled through downtown Dallas.

Photo taken: May 3, 2017. Dallas, Texas. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Car Tomb

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Another image from Pollard's Collection. This time it's a crushed, red 1957 Chevy Bel Air, guarded by a knight.

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

MATA Trolley 553 on South Main Street

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MATA trolley 553 rolls down South Main Street. Trolley 553 was built by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, circa 1927. Unfortunately, in 2014, 553 caught on fire and was damaged beyond repair. 
April 29, 2011. Memphis, Tennessee. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Fremont Street Experience Show

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Looking up at the lights of Binion's Casino, during the Fremont Street Experience show.
August 17, 2010. Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Waiting, Part II

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While waiting for a new crew, Union Pacific 8108 sits at the north end of Dupo Yard on an empty coal train. Once the train has a new crew it will proceed north on UP's Chester Subdivision to Valley Junction in East St. Louis, IL. From there it'll head west for the long trek back to the Powder River Coal Basin in Wyoming.

November 2, 2005. Dupo, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Crossing the Meramec River

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Leading an empty coal train west over the Meramec River is Union Pacific 7142. The train, most likely, was heading back to Wyoming to reload in the Power River Coal Basin area.

While, I was on the wrong side of the bridge to get the best light, I'm still fairly happy with this shot. This was taken with an older Canon 20D. Sometimes, given the age of that camera, it amazes me what it could pull off.

January 8, 2006. Sherman, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Rainbow Over The Harbor

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Before heading out for a sunset sail on the harbor, a rainbow over Provincetown Harbor made an appearance.

September 8, 2017. Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Passing at Akard Station

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Two DART Red Line trains pass each other at Akard Station.
May 5, 2017. Dallas, Texas. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Rock Island

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This view is looking out at Rock Island in Lake Mead. You can see, from the lighter colored rocks, how the water level of the lake was significantly lower than in years past.

August 18, 2010. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Looking Toward Long Point

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In this view, both Long Point Light House and Wood End Light House can be seen. Long Point Light is closest, while Wood End Light is far off in the distance (to the right of the photograph). This image was taken from the Bay Lady II sailing boat as it sailed around Cape Cod during a sunset cruise.

September 8, 2017. Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Sitting Crewless in Eureka

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Seen here, sitting crew less on Union Pacific's (UP) Jefferson City Subdivision, is Canadian National (CN) 8020 (an EMD SD70M-2) on the point of UP train MKCAS14. This train runs from Kansas City to the Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard (in East St. Louis, IL).

April 16, 2008. Eureka, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

CSX 4022 at Nashville National Cemetery

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CSX 4022 leads a train south through Nashville National Cemetery, on CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision. The rail line splits the cemetery evenly, on a slightly angled north-south axis.

January 28, 2016. Madison, Tennessee. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Smokey C&NW 8507

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Chicago and Northwestern 8507 (a GE C40-8) is on the point of a Union Pacific train rolling south at mile post 10 on the UP's Chester Subdivision. I am actually not sure which of the locomotives is spewing the smoke out but whichever one it is, it is doing a great job.

This image was scanned from a Kodak Ektachrome slide on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. I scanned the image as a 16 bit NEF file (Nikon RAW file) and then used Adobe Camera RAW and Photoshop to post process the image.

May 1997. Columbia, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

Nearing The Falls

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July 8, 2013. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

One of the Maid of the Mist tour boats nears the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

UP 5914 Leading Train CCFNA

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September 15, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

Union Pacific (UP) 5914 leads train CCFNA-15 west on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision, at Papin Street. Train CCFNA-15 is an empty coal train returning to North Antelope Mine in Wyoming, from a power plant at Coffeen, Illinois (located on the Norfolk Southern).

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

Tank Cars at Nashville National Cemetery

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Tank cars on a southbound CSX train roll through Nashville National Cemetery, on CSX's Nashville Terminal Subdivision. The cemetery is split evenly by the railroad line. In the background, around the bend in the road, is a tunnel that goes under the tracks so that vehicles can get from one side of the cemetery to the other. 
Photo taken: January 28, 2016. Madison, Tennessee. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Visitors' Center and Power Line Towers

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Looking toward the visitors' center and some of the power line towers at Hoover Dam. In the upper left corner of the image you can see the Mike O'Callaghan - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. At the time that I took this image, the bridge was under construction. Before the bridge was completed in 2010, vehicular traffic on US 93 had to cross over the top of the dam.
Photo taken: August 18, 2010. Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Nevada. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Locomotive Noses

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The fronts of both Southern Pacific 4460 and New York Central 2933 are seen here, at the Museum of Transportation.

Photo taken: September 15, 2007. Kirkwood, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann

BNSF 643, BNSF 6943, and WC 3026 at Sublette

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BNSF 643, BNSF 6943, and Wisconsin Central (WC) 3026 lead a BNSF manifest freight train east near Sublette Avenue. Painted in a "map" scheme, WC 3026 is WC's 10th anniversary unit that also celebrated Wisconsin's sesquicentennial anniversary of statehood. BNSF 643 is a former Santa Fe locomotive that is still painted in Santa Fe's Warbonnet paint scheme.
Photo take: December 24, 2006, at St. Louis, Missouri.

Historic Railroad Hiking Trail

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This is view is of one of the many hills that dot the landscape around Lake Mead. In the foreground is Historic Railroad Hiking Trail.

Photo taken: August 18, 2010. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.
Photo © Tom Gatermann

End Of Train

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An end-of-train device (also know as a "FRED") hangs on the end of a southbound train traveling on Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision. For those who may not know, these devices are what replaced railway cabooses. They transmit information about the train, such as air brake pressure, to the locomotive, where the crew can see the information.
I have always liked photographing trains along this rail line. With the wide openness of the farming fields in this area a person can see and capture an entire mile-long train in a single image.
Photo taken: November 6, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann.