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Hitting the Diamond II by classictrains Hitting the Diamond II by classictrains
A westbound Metra Scoot led by an EMD F40PH hits the diamond where the UP's triple track crosses the former J's Outer Belt in West Chicago. Waiting for the Scoot is a CN track inspection Hi-Rail pickup.

This picture was harder to take that I expected. The trains move fast through here and digital shutter delay is an annoying reality.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot buddy. Two GM products.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
RATTLE RATTLE!

Quite annoying in cities with large amounts of trams. One could make intersections which are crossed by trams rolling only on their wheel flanges, or use the old ones, shaking the entire neigborhood apart :XD:
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classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
It's actually pretty interesting. There are houses within about 50 metres of this very busy crossover. Imagine hearing this all night and all day.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Not bad for not using an SLR. I know how tough it is to time those things without direct shutter control.
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JPMikesh Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot and perfect timing.
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Photographer
Looks like you got a great photograph just in time :D
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks. I just wish you could hear the sound. It's amazing too me how the steel holds up.
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robertbeardwell Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Photographer
Yeah, well i never seen a 90 degree cross over before, don't know if we have them in the UK :)
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Ookami-Oni Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
I have a picture of one of those and I never really knew what it was since it was dark out.

Strangely the picture has disappeared and I have no clue where it went.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
It's probably in the box with my photo of ACL E-unit #501 in Champion purple sticking it's nose out of Chicago's Union Station. I've looked and looked and looked and can't find it. There has to be another box of slides somewhere in this house.
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