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Two Chiefs by classictrains Two Chiefs by classictrains
This afternoon the westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief leaves Naperville almost on time as the eastbound approaches about 90 minutes late.
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Tora044 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh this brings back memories, used to walk along the Northern Burlington tracks as a kid.
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classictrains Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
...there's just somethin about trains....
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Magical-Me Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Ah, it is always a beautiful site to see #3 and #4 together. I've only ever seen them meet around Lamy, NM.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
Great framing, albeit lucky at best.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Thanks. I ran off about 6 shots as they approached tweaking the zoom as they both moved. Because I was shooting in to the afternoon sun I was lucky to get anything.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Obviously. It's hard to plan anything such as this, so I think most are forgiving considering the circumstances.
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TheNorthern Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Very smart shot.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
thanks, there are only so many Genesis rosters photos I want to post.... lol
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fwa2500 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
i definately want to take one of the longer distance trains some time....ive only been on the Cardinal from connersville, IN to its end in chicago and back....that was a fun, but very long and exhausting day that i will never forget.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
If you've put the pieces together from some of my pix you will figure out that I used to do that a lot... hop a night train to some place... hang around the yards and stations snapping pictures part of the day then take an evening ride home again.
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Sarpenter Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
what are those lying on the ground?
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Those are new railroad ties ready for installation. Because of the telephoto lens I was using at the time to get both trains in the shot the ties are foreshortened and don't appear to be the correct length.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student Photographer
90 minutes late? That's extreme.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
But not unusual.
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classictrains Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
Actually with Amtrak that's very good. The SW Chief originates in Los Angeles, around 2,000 miles from here. It has been known to be so late it was canceled and combined with the next day's run.
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paploothelearned Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
The train from Seattle, WA was 13 hours late getting into Spokane, WA once. Apparently it missed a maintenance window.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Student Photographer
Right, I keep forgetting the distances Amtrak operates over.
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The-Stealth-Ninja Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That was a fun ride. It'll be even better when I finally get to ride it all the way.
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