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  1. brad_in_omaha

    UP BigBoy 4014 Midwest Tour

    Here are my photos from the past several weeks. Friday 2019-07-12 1. Ames, Nebraska 2. Valley, NE 3. Downtown Omaha 4. Downtown Omaha 5. Downtown Omaha 6. Downtown Omaha 7. Downtown Omaha
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    IAIS 6988 Menlo, IA 6-29-2019

    IAIS 6988 Menlo, IA 6-29-2019 The train had the 6988 Steam Locomotive on the West end and the diesel locomotive 707 on the East end. Photos: 1. Unloading after Run #1 in Menlo, IA 2. Run #2 passing the Stuart, IA depot 3. Run #2 East of Stuart, IA 4. Run #3 West of Menlo, IA 5...
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    The 2019 CWS train travels through downtown Omaha.

    The 2019 CWS train travels through downtown Omaha. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11.
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    Hydro test on the BigBoy's boiler

    UP BigBoy 4014 passed the Hydro Test on its Boiler today! [youtube] [youtube]
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    All my 4141 in Omaha photos

    Here are all my 4141 Photos: 1. 12/8 - rolling by the Southroads Mall in Bellevue. 2. 12/8 - rolling by downtown Omaha 3. Same shot, different crop 4. 12/11 on display by TD Ameritrade Park 5. 12/11 on display by TD Ameritrade Park 6. 12/12 leaving Omaha 7. 12/12 leaving Omaha...
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    Sunday Drive

    Headed out for a Sunday drive today. 1. First stop near Greenwood, NE 2. Second stop near Cullom (RR Name just east of Cedar Creek, NE 3. Third stop is near Pacific Junction, IA 4. 4th stop near Benos (RR Name just north of Council Bluffs, IA 5. 5th stop at Benos (RR...
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    Sunday with the 1943 and a couple other surprises

    My first time catching the new 1943 this morning. Also caught a couple CSX units and also a BN on a bridge that I don't think I have ever photographed a train on. 1. Here is my favorite from today near Mynard, Nebraska 2. Durham Museum 3. Durham Museum 4. Durham Museum...
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    Keddie Wye - Bucket List!

    I made it to the Keddie Wye today to check a railfan spot off the bucket list. It was great to see, but the light was really harsh and I think I passed up a lot of good stuff to get a train on the Wye. Hope to make it to Truckee and Doner before I head back to the great plains of Nebraska...
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    UP 844 in Omaha, NE

    The UP 844 rolled in to Omaha yesterday afternoon, sporting a new black nose. For years its been silver. The red mars light was also removed during the rebuild. Wish I would have had more time to get out and chase it across the plains. 1. 20170612SC8A3743 by Brad Williams, on Flickr...
  10. brad_in_omaha

    July thru September 2016

    July thru September 2016 I was going back through the summer of 2016 and found several images I never posted. I was actually quite surprised I took this many photos because it doesn't feel like I got track-side much at all this summer... 1. 7/3/2016 - Missouri Pacific Heritage Unit just...
  11. brad_in_omaha

    Couple Cold and Cloudy weekends

    Been cold an cloudy around here, but that's not always a bad thing. 12/17/2016 1. Love this scene at Abel on the Sioux City Sub. Something about the trees and grass mixed with the snow really do it for me. 2. Just north of Abel, also on the Sioux City Sub 3. West of Ashland on...
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    Past Couple Weekends

    Its been way too long since I have posted any photos, but I actually made it out to the tracks with my camera 3 times since Thanksgiving! First off Black Friday: 1. BNSF Bayard Train in the foreground, IAIS CBBI in the background. BNSF has just returned and waiting a crew to take it back to...
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    SD40-2 Locomotives and Cabooses in 2016

    SD40-2 Locomotives and Cabooses in 2016 It's great that we an still photograph SD40-2 Locomotives (or SD40N now)and Cabooses in 2016! The SD40-2s are sharp looking too, nice paint and not tagged! 1. 2/20/2016, I caught the 1988 in Downtown Omaha 20160220SC8A2941 by Brad Williams, on...
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    Really Slow Sunday

    I started out about 1pm yesterday, and headed west to check out the BNSF between Omaha and Lincoln. I got almost to Greenwood before I saw my first train, it was a Westbound BNSF manifest train with two Boeing 737s on the head end. I finally got far enough in front of it to park the car and...
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    Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall

    Colorado Narrow Gauge in the Fall If you haven't been out to see any of the Colorado Narrow gauge railroads, do yourself a favor and get out there! Only had a brief morning encounter with the Durango and Silverton. 1. Durango and Silverton pulling in to the Rockwood Station. SC8A8535 by...
  16. brad_in_omaha

    Omaha and Council Bluffs on Christmas Weekend in the Snow

    Omaha and Council Bluffs on Christmas Weekend in the Snow 1. The IAIS 601 and 650 return with a cut of cars from the UP yard in Council Bluffs SC8A5855 by Brad Williams, on Flickr 2. I believe this is the Bayard Train heading back to Omaha SC8A5866 by Brad Williams, on Flickr 3...
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    Omaha/CB Railroad Aerial Photos

    Omaha/CB Railroad Aerial Photos I had a client from California call the other day and request an aerial photo flight. I told them that in Nebraska things are dead and brown this time of the year but the wanted the photos anyways. First time I have ever done Aerials in December but at least...
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    Omaha's Burlington Station at Night!

    The Omaha's Burlington station looks AWESOME at night! They are almost done and the TV Station is moving in soon. 1. 2. 3. 4. This photo could have been better if the old fence was still in place.
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    Sunday Evening 8/2/2015

    Wow, we had some great light to work with for quite a while tonight with all the random storms popping up and dying off here and there. If I played it safe, I could have got several more photos, but I did a little experimenting and it didn't all work out. 1. Backside of a Hail Producing...
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    Pro Photo RGB VS Adobe RGB VS SRGB

    Anyone have any thoughts on Color Space? I would like to use Pro Photo RGB. I would like to use a very linear work flow. RAW --> Post Process in to a PSD --> Save a TIF for Printing --> Save a JPG for Web. However, using ProPhoto RGB it seems like I need to have two parallel workflows...


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