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Date: 08/04/20 06:34
Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: bmarti7

Last night's full moon motivated me to get up @ 0500 this morning and see if I might catch a train and the moon. I went to West Lyons on the BNSF Dickinson Sub (MP 8.9). I was trying different exposures while shooting the moon with the teleboomer. I noticed the signals lit and soon the BNSF 6016 east appears leading the C-SCMSUD (Suger Creek, MT-Superior,WI docks). The D/S was stopping the 6016 on the main track @ East Lyons to wait for the Mandan switcher to finish its work @ MP 3.5.. So I had the opportunity to try different exposures with the train slowing.

After the train passed, the pre-dawn sky silhouetted the DPU's very nicely. Back in Bismarck, I went up on top of the bluff overlooking the BNSF bridge. I knew there were no east bounds coming but the moon over the bridge made a nice scene. Thanks for coming along.

Bismarck Bill

1. Telephoto shot of the full moon
2. The BNSF 6016 east appears
3. The 6016 approaches West Lyons at restricted speed
two more....

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/20 07:45 by bmarti7.

Date: 08/04/20 06:37
Re: Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: bmarti7

4. The DPU's have just cleared the West Lyons switch
5. Moon over the BNSF Missouri River bridge 15 minutes before dawn

Date: 08/04/20 11:06
Re: Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: Ritzville

Nice dawn picture and bridge picture Bill.


Date: 08/05/20 16:23
Re: Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: wmbrakeman

i like # 2 and 4 photo , there all good but to me these two pop , thanks for posting , 

Date: 08/05/20 18:01
Re: Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: atsf121

Wow! I need to learn your tricks - and probably get better equipment.


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Date: 08/07/20 16:06
Re: Pre-dawn Excursion
Author: jmbreitigan

I really like photo #4. Nice color in the sky.

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