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SP Rosenberg Local with a GP30

January 22, 2010

One of the things I heard early on as a railroad photographer was ” Don’t shoot when the sun is high”.  I said that I heard that, not that I had learned it.  So I took a lot of photos with less than ideal light.  I’ll admit it.

SP GP30 shoving into the west siding, Rosenberg, Texas on June 24, 1981.

It’s a couple of days past the first day of summer, it’s early afternoon, and the track runs through here east to west. The light doesn’t get much worse.  According to the rules, I should never have taken the camera out of my bag.

Truthfully, I’m glad I did, otherwise I wouldn’t have captured this view of SP GP30 5013 shoving a cut into the east end of the west siding in Rosenberg, Texas. (The SP at Rosenberg had 2 sidings until roughly the early 1990’s, when the east siding was pulled up.) The SP rostered but 8 GP30’s, all of which were off the roster by 1986.

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  1. Christopher Zurek permalink
    February 2, 2010 7:24 pm

    I think East Siding in Rosenberg was taken up around 1986. I also think that’s when West Siding was lengthened.

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