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Date: 05/13/22 05:25
F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: santafe199

I can add my late friend, Jim Watson to the long list of other friends & railfan contacts who attended this event 32 years ago in Solomon, KS. A seminal railfan event gathering UP 844, BN’s dark green & cream “Executive” F units and Santa Fe stainless steel led by Super Fleet Red & Silver.

With such a gathering of Kodachrome-worthy color I was certainly singing the blues while being stuck 1300+ miles away up in the Big Sky. I was into my fourth year of employment with Montana Rail Link and just couldn’t finagle the needed days off to come home for the occasion. I pulled every string I could think of.

But thank goodness for the slide-trading & general sharing aspect of this great hobby. I can at least amass a handful of digital images from an amazing array of fellow railfan photographers who were there...

1. BN 1 + train posing for photographer James W. Watson in Solomon, KS on October 14, 1990.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
Remembering the late Jim Watson, aka ‘UP6900’

PS: I had to use Photoshop’s ‘Sky Replacement’ feature here. My original Hewlett-Packard (junk) scanner was on its last legs and kicked out an image with those faint, but tell-tale pastel rainbow streaks in the light blue sky. It was not long after this that I picked up my first Epson scanner, a V550. Glory-hallelujah!!! :^)




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Date: 05/13/22 05:41
Re: F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: refarkas

Beautiful!
Bob



Date: 05/13/22 07:21
Re: F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: GP30Frank

Gosh Lance, matbe Epson should use as a spokesperson !



Date: 05/13/22 07:48
Re: F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: santafe199

GP30Frank Wrote: > ... [maybe] Epson should use [you] as a spokesperson !

Compared to past HP results my Epson is a quantum leap better in quality. BUT... I'm far from the only person here on TO who extols the virtues of Epson scanning technology.... :^)

Lance



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Date: 05/13/22 08:51
Re: F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: krm152

SUPER SHARP!
ALLEN



Date: 05/14/22 11:37
Re: F-unit Friday: Solomon, KS ala 1990
Author: texchief1

Nice shot, Lance!

RC Lundgren



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