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Out & About – May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017

Nothing fancy today, just a few images from the two trains I saw today.

First up is KCS 4765 and a BNSF motor bringing an eastbound grain empty through the big curve at Stafford at 11:04 AM

A follow-up shot of this guy at West Junction was foiled by, you know it, clouds.

Grown-up duties occupied my day, but by late afternoon the metaphorical coast was clear and I headed out to catch Amtrak #1. To the extent sunset is getting later, I got brave and tried a new location for this train, CP SA029.

The train departed Houston on time at 1855, but for some reason, showed up at 1938, over 10 minutes later than is typical. The sun had almost hit the tree line when it showed up, but nothing that ISO 1000 couldn’t handle.

First shot across a corn field while the train was about a 1/2 mile away.

Second shot exiting the curve just east of CP SA029.

Finally, the last shot as P42 150 is gettin’ up in my face. This is the same unit that led #1 2 weeks ago. It was the co-star of my previous post.

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