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First Shots of The New Year

January 3, 2011

Happy New Year to all of you!

Today was the first clear day of this new year, but there just wasn’t much running on the Glidden sub. Around 4:15 PM I heard the DS take up a warrant from the KCS 4025 East at Rosenberg, so I figured I’d better get moving if I wanted to get anything today.

Since the train was an eastbound, the shot was going to be backlit anywhere, so I opted to go to a location where the train would be the most backlit.

I ended up at West Junction about 90 seconds before the train arrived, just enough time to park and compose this sequence of KCS 4025 diverging from the Glidden sub to the Terminal sub:

Kansas City Southern freight train with SD70ACe locomotive

KCS freight train at West Junction in southwest Houston

KCS freight train

KCS freight cars on train

I’ve always been somewhat of a stickler for proper light for a shot, but I do enjoy “breaking the rules” from time to time. I like how shots 1,2, and 4 have a monochrome feel due to the harsh light.

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  1. jose luis ramos permalink
    January 3, 2011 1:09 am

    wish you a very happy new year to you and all the railroaders and god bless america

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