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Old Aug 23, 2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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Another Saturday morning chasing trains.

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Old Aug 23, 2008, 3:52 PM   #3
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Fantastic Shots Bob!!!

I really like the comp in both. the old silo tells a story of action long ago

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Old Aug 23, 2008, 5:38 PM   #4
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Hi Bob

Wow both are amazing pictures (I think due to both composition and colour that you captured)!

As it appears this is the same train (same number and carriages, etc) - and as I noticed you are on different sides of the track... was it moving slow (so you could drive ahead, cross at the next crossing) and get another photo?

Oh... wait a minute now I see the file names for your photos "Union Pacific in Sycamore" and "Union Pacific in Swayzee"! How far is that apart?

I have some friends in Tasmania, who are train fanatics. Funnily enough though, there are no passenger trains in Tasmania! (just some freight trains). But my friends have lots of models and books! They also came to Europe and enjoyed train travel there.

My experience of trains is that I got used to catching them daily in the rat race in London... I prefer photos of trains like yours rather than cramming humans into carriages like sardines in rush hour commuter trains!

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Thanks for sharing your hobby with us.

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Old Aug 24, 2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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Nice shots of the Union Pacific "Geeps" at work. They call them Geeps because their model designation starts with "GP".

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Very cool, Bob. My relatives in Illinois worked for the railroads. Some even died by them. But, a more interesting story is one of my grandfather's brothers used to design the cars the presidents used to travel in. Although, I haven't been able to find any information on it. Some day.

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Thank you everyone! Paul, these little towns are about five miles apart. This train was going about thirty mph and I chased it for about fifteen miles.

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