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Americana: 20/03/09

Posted on March 20th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

A pair of GM-EMD roster images.

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WEARING WHAT I consider to be the classic Union Pacific livery - with the addition of the simple “We Will Deliver” logo - before the railroad went mad on flags, wings and lightning stripes, SD9043AC No. UP 8035 crawls past Cajon Pass Summit, California, on April 19th, 2007, as part of a four unit GM-EMD lash up leading a eastbound double stack container train.

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Americana: 16/03/09

Posted on March 16th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

The great competitors - eastbound intermodals from UP and BNSF.

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UNION PACIFIC SD60M No. UP 4528 is partnered with former UP colleague No. LTEX 3905, now working for ‘rent a wreck’ leasing firm Larry’s Truck & Electric. The dynamic duo are illustrated pounding their eastbound double stack intermodal through Aurora, Illinois, on May 30th, 2006, not that many miles from their probable destination of Chicago.

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Americana: 15/03/09

Posted on March 15th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

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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Americana: 13/03/09

Posted on March 13th, 2009 in Freight Cars, Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

An alternative look at US railroading, at least in comparison to my usual pictures…

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THE OPPOSITE VIEW to this picture taken at Dumesnil Street crossing in Louisville, Kentucky, show the rear end of a Norfolk Southern train (led by D9-40CWs NS 8938 & NS 9629) heading south. The car with the markers is Exxon Chemicals America Union Tank Car-built 27,290gal tank car ECUX 361071. The hazmat placard , which displays 1268, is for petroleum distillates.

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Americana: 24/02/09

Posted on February 24th, 2009 in Photography, Railways, Travelling | No Comments »

Another couple of shots from the USA in 2002.

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FORMER MISSOURI PACIFIC power still in action at the former Mopac Neff Yard in Kansas City, Missouri! SD38-2 (ex-SD40-2s) Nos. UPY 825 & UPY 849 drag a cut of covered hoppers over the hump on September 22nd, 2002.

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