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Date: 09/09/21 22:15
UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: TexBob

UP's latest railfan shiny object, UP 1979, leads the MDMEW 06 across Cypress Creek, on final approach to Houston at 2123 this evening.
It was a fitful wait for this train. It departed Hearne, TX, just over 100 miles away, about 2200 last night. Due to Houston terminal congestion,
the train was held out at Wade, TX, barely 35 miles south of Hearne. It finally got back on the move just after 1800 today.
Fortunately the weather was pleasant and my wait wasn't too long this evening.


Robert Pierce
Sugar Land, TX
SWRails.com




Date: 09/09/21 22:21
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: Mr-Beechcroft

Congrats on the clean consist.

bec-n-adam



Date: 09/09/21 22:22
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: jgilmore

Excellent work, white is a perfect color to photograph at night...

JG



Date: 09/09/21 22:38
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: oyw

 Perfect shot from "he who has risen from the dead!" :-]



Date: 09/09/21 23:12
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: 3rdswitch

That is very nice.
JB



Date: 09/10/21 00:42
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: ThatOughtaDew

TexBob Wrote:
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> UP's latest railfan shiny object, UP 1979, leads
> the MDMEW 06 across Cypress Creek, on final
> approach to Houston at 2123 this evening.
> It was a fitful wait for this train. It departed
> Hearne, TX, just over 100 miles away, about 2200
> last night. Due to Houston terminal congestion,
> the train was held out at Wade, TX, barely 35
> miles south of Hearne. It finally got back on the
> move just after 1800 today.
> Fortunately the weather was pleasant and my wait
> wasn't too long this evening.

You literally scared the life out of us with that flash Mr. Pierce lol. Great shot though..been looking to see where it would get posted.

Posted from iPhone



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/21 00:46 by ThatOughtaDew.



Date: 09/10/21 05:21
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: run8diesel

Great shot Robert.   100 miles in 24 hours - that's a heavy dose of PSR.

Steve Zahn
Glenview, IL



Date: 09/10/21 06:46
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: texchief1

NIce shot!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/10/21 07:17
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: g-spotter1

Very nice! Finally a good shot of “the candy bar” on the point of a freight.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/10/21 07:36
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: santafe199

Great photo, IOTD quality for sure! I think this is another UP scheme I'll have to eventually warm up to. (Does KCS come to anyone's mind... ;^)

Lance



Date: 09/10/21 08:49
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: pdt

Unfortunately, I put this in the "in lieu of staffing our railroad properly,we've decided to paint some fancy engines, to put a smiley face on our poor labor relations."



Date: 09/10/21 11:10
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: koloradokid

> > move just after 1800 today.
> > Fortunately the weather was pleasant and my
> wait
> > wasn't too long this evening.
>
> You literally scared the life out of us with that
> flash Mr. Pierce lol. Great shot though..been
> looking to see where it would get posted.
>
> Posted from iPhone

I was just wondering what the crew must think when all those fashes go off in the night.  Now I have a bit of an idea!

Robert



Date: 09/10/21 12:58
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: MP190

Really great night shot of a nice looking engine!  



Date: 09/10/21 13:47
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: ThatOughtaDew

koloradokid Wrote:
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> > > move just after 1800 today.
> > > Fortunately the weather was pleasant and my
> > wait
> > > wasn't too long this evening.
> >
> > You literally scared the life out of us with
> that
> > flash Mr. Pierce lol. Great shot though..been
> > looking to see where it would get posted.
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
> I was just wondering what the crew must think when
> all those fashes go off in the night.  Now I have
> a bit of an idea!
>
> Robert

Just kind of catches you off guard with everything going on inside the cab..there was a guy in a red truck taking pictures of us at points along the route starting at Wade so the picture takers were expected..just didn’t expect that flash going over the creek lol..we were focusing on our speed and a crossover at the control point up ahead.



Date: 09/10/21 14:58
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: krm152

Great Photo!
ALLEN

 



Date: 09/11/21 07:36
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: OldPorter

Reminds me of O Winston Link, and his wonderful Norfolk & Western incandescent night photography.
Great job there, Robert!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/21 07:38 by OldPorter.



Date: 09/11/21 14:54
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: ns1000

Great pic!!



Date: 09/11/21 16:39
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: toledopatch

This is really nicely done.

As far as startling crews, a courtesy/warning flash as the train approaches helps with that, so that the "money" flash isn't a total surprise. My lighting system, at least, recycles fast enough that I can do that.
 



Date: 09/11/21 18:16
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: jgilmore

toledopatch Wrote:
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> This is really nicely done.
>
> As far as startling crews, a courtesy/warning
> flash as the train approaches helps with that, so
> that the "money" flash isn't a total surprise. My
> lighting system, at least, recycles fast enough
> that I can do that.

Sounds good, but I'm curious how that is any different than just one flash, or cause any different reaction by an unsuspecting crew? Doesn't add up, except maybe to make the photog feel better...

JG



Date: 09/11/21 18:30
Re: UP's Latest Shiny Object
Author: Lackawanna484

OldPorter Wrote:
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> Reminds me of O Winston Link, and his wonderful
> Norfolk & Western incandescent night photography.
> Great job there, Robert!

I had the same thought.  Very well done portrait of the locomotives



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