Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best of 2007 - railroad photos

Following BEK's lead ( Under the Weather ), I present a small selection of my favorite railroad and train photos from the past year.

My son M (5 years old at the time) explores a rustic stretch of former Rock Island track in Lawton, Oklahoma. February 2007.

Copper Basin ore train near Ray, Arizona. March 2007.

Grain harvest season in Altus, Oklahoma. Hollis & Eastern 8170 crosses the Farmrail diamond while a Farmrail crew spots cars at the grain elevator. June 2007.

BNSF 7627 leads a northbound vehicle train at Sandcut, California, on the UP Mojave Subdivision between Tehachapi and Bakersfield. October 2007.

Moonrise behind the signal bridge at Sandcut, California. October 2007.

Adding to the thick smoke from the October wildfires, a BNSF Z-train climbs east toward Cajon Jct on Main 1 over Cajon Pass north of San Bernardino, CA. October 2007.

My friend Stephen enjoys a close look at an empty grain train on the KCS south of Mena, Arkansas. October 2007.

Fort Worth & Denver depot in Abilene, TX. December 2007. That "Q" logo seems a bit out of place in this part of west Texas!

... and one from closer to home: KCS 4020 leads southbound grain loads through Saginaw, TX. November, 2007.
Stay tuned; in a day or two I'll post a selection of my favorite non-railroad photos from 2007.

WSC
np: Corb Lund Band - "Time to switch to whiskey"
nr: John Steinbeck - Grapes of Wrath

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2 Comments:

Blogger ABC said...

I love the first photo best. For one it has a personal touch, and that makes it far warmer than many others. But beyond that, I also love how much of a story it tells in just one image. Not much else can tell the late 20th century railroad story so well as a slice of right-of-way like that.

11:24 PM  
Blogger BEK said...

I'm in agreement with Alexander. . .a priceless image that will become more important to you as the years go by!

11:33 AM  

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