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Date: 06/02/20 08:42
Coming Through!
Author: exhaustED

Early sunrises at this time of year allow for some nice photographic opportunities...

An irregular freight flow of aggregate from South Wales came north through my local area last week, not long after the sun had risen; 24 loaded hoppers totalling over 2000 tonnes, with an EMD-710 powered Freightliner (G and W) class 66/6 providing the power. 
The class 66/6 subclass uses lower gearing to allow increased tractive effort on particularly heavy traffic flows.

The photo is taken at a foot crossing with a reasonable amount of zoom applied, just as the train digs in to a rising gradient, just south of the town of Ludlow in Shropshire.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/20 08:48 by exhaustED.




Date: 06/02/20 08:47
Re: Coming Through!
Author: King_Coal

The curves, the bridges, the light and of course, the train. Well done.



Date: 06/02/20 09:10
Re: Coming Through!
Author: perklocal

Nicely Composed !



Date: 06/02/20 11:02
Re: Coming Through!
Author: gaspeamtrak

That is a classic shot . Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 06/02/20 11:32
Re: Coming Through!
Author: krm152

Nice action photo featuring a Class 66, one of my favorites.
Thanks for the excellent photo post.
ALLEN



Date: 06/02/20 13:33
Re: Coming Through!
Author: 55002

Great action shot, can't beat a good bit of zoom. chris uk



Date: 06/02/20 19:48
Re: Coming Through!
Author: tq-07fan

Awesome shot! I had only one day to really look at this line back in 2014. I did it by buses and had a great time but knew there was a lot I had missed.

Jim



Date: 06/02/20 22:11
Re: Coming Through!
Author: exhaustED

tq-07fan Wrote:
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> Awesome shot! I had only one day to really look at
> this line back in 2014. I did it by buses and had
> a great time but knew there was a lot I had
> missed.
>
> Jim

It's difficult when your time is limited. I've found lots of little places with interesting angles in the area but it's taken years and It's a process that never really ends. That's all part of the fun I suppose.
Thanks to everyone for the comments.



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