The best - and worst - of US locomotive aesthetics!

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THE LIGHT IS fading fast as the Norfolk Southern pairing of C39-8 No. NW 8551 & Dash 8-40C No. NS 8805 come roaring through Emory Gap, Tennessee, with a westbound manifest on October 23rd, 2005. Despite it being the tenth month, fall/autumn doesn’t really appear to have gripped the trees yet.

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Possibly the best looking EMD six-axle locomotive design, the three window cab version of the SD60M is a favourite of the photographer. This example, Union Pacific No. UP 2336, was recorded at Mojave, California, on the evening of April 23rd, 2002.