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A neon gambling sign on Fremont Street in Las Vegas

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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.

A DART Train - Bell Tower At Thanks-Giving Square - Dallas, TX.

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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.

DART Blue Line Train - Thanks-Giving Square - Dallas, TX.

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

Photo taken: May 3, 2017. Dallas, Texas.

A car tomb guarded by a knight at Pollard's Collection - Salem, IL.

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At Pollard's Collection,  this crushed, red 1957 Chevy Bel Air, is guarded by a knight.
Photo taken: August 12, 2008, at Salem, Illinois.

MATA Trolley 553 - South Main Street - Memphis, TN.

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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.

The Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV

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

UP 8108 Waits at Union Pacific's Dupo Yard Under the Stars

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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.

UP 7142 - Empty coal train over the Meramec River - Sherman, MO.

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Leading an empty coal train west over the Meramec River on Union Pacific's Jefferson City Subdivision is UP 7142. The train was heading to the Power River Coal Basin for another load of coal.

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 Provincetown Harbor at Cape Cod

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Before heading out for a sunset sail on the waters of Cape Cod, a rainbow over Provincetown Harbor made an appearance.
September 8, 2017. Provincetown, Massachusetts. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

DART Trains Pass Each Other At Akard Station In Dallas, TX

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

Rock Island in Lake Mead

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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.

Looking Toward Long Point On Cape Cod

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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.

CN 8020 Sitting On The Jefferson City Subdivision in Crewless In Eureka, MO

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Sitting without a crew on Union Pacific's (UP) Jefferson City Subdivision, is Canadian National (CN) 8020. CN 8020 is on the point of UP train MKCAS14. This train was coming from Kansas City, MO., and going to the Alton & Southern's Gateway Yard in East St. Louis, IL. The locomotive is an EMD built (an EMD SD70M-2.
April 16, 2008. Eureka, Missouri. Photo © Tom Gatermann. All rights reserved.

CSX 4022 - Nashville National Cemetery - Nashivlle Terminal Subdivision

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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.
Photo taken: January 28, 2016. Madison, Tennessee.

CNW 8507 Leads A Trailer Train South On UP's Chester Subdivision

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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.

Maid of the Mist Tour Boat near Horseshoe Falls - Niagara Falls

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A Maid of the Mist tour boat nears the Horseshoe Falls, at Niagara Falls. The Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three water falls that comprise Niagara Falls. In the upper right corner is a Gull Island, and next to right of the island is the scow barge that has been lodged above the Horseshoe Falls for over a 100 years.

Photo taken: July 8, 2013. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

UP 5914 Leading Train CCFNA On The Jefferson City Subdivision

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Union Pacific (UP) 5914 leads UP train CCFNA-15 west on UP's Jefferson City Subdivision, at Papin Street. The locomotives have just passed through Grand Interlocking, located just to the east of this location. Train CCFNA-15 is an empty coal train returning to North Antelope Mine in the Powder River Coal Basin of Wyoming, from a power plant at Coffeen, Illinois (located on the Norfolk Southern). The tracks in the foreground of the image are part of Sarpy Yard.
Photo taken: September 15, 2007. St. Louis, Missouri.

Tank Cars - Nashville National Cemetery - Nashivlle Terminal Subdivision

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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 at Hoover Dam

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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, which required a security check fro every car traveling over it.
Photo taken: August 18, 2010. Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreational Area, Nevada. Photo © Tom Gatermann

Locomotive Noses - SP 4460 and NYC 2933 at the National Museum of Transportation

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The fronts of both Southern Pacific 4460 and New York Central 2933 are seen here, at the National Museum of Transportation, in Kirkwood, MO. At the time photograph was taken, NYC 2933 seemed to be under going a cosmetic restoration.

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

BNSF 643, BNSF 6943, and WC 3026 - Hannibal Subdivision - I

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BNSF 643, BNSF 6943, and Wisconsin Central 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.

The Historic Railroad Hiking Trail at Lake Mead

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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.

An end-of-train of device (FRED) on a Union Pacific train on the Chester Subdivision

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An end-of-train (EOT) device, commonly called a "FRED" (flashing-rear-end-device 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.
With the wide openness of the land along the Chester Subdivision in this area photograph can capture both the front and end of the trains here in a single image.
Photo taken: November 6, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois. Photo © Tom Gatermann.

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