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Date: 03/20/17 15:29
The Last Train of Winter
Author: mg8711

Though it didn't feel the least bit like winter.
The crazy weather here in Kansas continued yesterday with record shattering, 90 degree highs. It cooled off enough in the evening to get out after a train that was making its way east on the KP under somewhat filtered sunshine. I shot the train 4 separate times before the sun retired for the day.

1) At my go to spot in which I seem to shoot about once a week, UP 5675 rolls east out of the Manhattan area at Swamp Angel Road with the ARLNSR in tow.

2) East of Wamego, the 5675 is rolling right along at the 40 MPH track speed, approaching another familiar spot, Airport Road.

3) With the train now out of Belvue, the sun dips behind a cloud bank at Schoeman Road.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/20/17 15:30 by mg8711.








Date: 03/20/17 15:29
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: mg8711

4) The intermediate signal west of Rossville guards the oncoming train as the sun sinks below the horizon.

5) Minutes later the silent scene is shattered with the ARLNSR still charging towards Topeka and eventually the NS at Kansas City.

Thanks for looking!
mg8711



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/20/17 15:33 by mg8711.






Date: 03/20/17 17:10
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: The_Chief_Way

Nice !  I didn't realize we had a winter !



Date: 03/20/17 19:21
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: SantaFeRuss

Nice glint shots. Impressive!

SantaFeRuss

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Date: 03/20/17 20:15
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: SCKP187

Nice work Lucas.  I like all the "go to" places you have.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/20/17 20:22
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!  I like Pic 2!!



Date: 03/20/17 22:00
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: DynamicBrake

Thanks for sharing some beautiful glint shots.

Kent in CArmel Valley



Date: 03/21/17 05:13
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 03/21/17 06:39
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: jmbreitigan

Hard to pick a favorite out the the first three photos. Impressive work.
John



Date: 03/21/17 09:43
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: santafe199

The_Chief_Way Wrote: > ... didn't realize we had a winter ...

In my recent foray around the eastern US I woke up one morning at some motel somewhere in Ohio with 4" of winter on Willie III (my rig). By mid-afternoon it had melted back to early spring. OK by me!  :^)

Oh yeah... FANTASTIC work, pardner! IOTD quality all the way...

Lance



Date: 03/21/17 11:05
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: bmarti7

Kansans seem to have "the touch of gold" when it come to RR photography.

Bill



Date: 03/21/17 20:10
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: jtwlunch

Photo 1 is number 1.  Great shot



Date: 03/21/17 20:42
Re: The Last Train of Winter
Author: mg8711

Thank you everyone!
mg8711



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