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    Wow! I have often thought how fortunate I am that the Edmonds marsh where I photograph birds and trains doesn't hold any critters that can do me in.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    During rattlesnake season (now), I shoot from the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    Wow! I have often thought how fortunate I am that the Edmonds marsh where I photograph birds and trains doesn't hold any critters that can do me in.
    Small ones aren't too dangerous long as you keep your distance. Now, if it were an old +10' gator I'd have looked for a different spot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Itsed65 View Post
    During rattlesnake season (now), I shoot from the car
    That'll work.
    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Headed out this morning, and when checking ATCS didn't see any EB traffic on BNSF or UP. So I took a chance and headed down to Kendleton to see if there was anything moving on the KCS Rosenburg sub. The nice thing about KCS is that it almost completely paralells US59 west of Rosenberg, making a quick sweep a straightforward task. There's no ATCS coverage except at the Tower 17 interchange, so if something is moving you don't see it until it's already on the Glidden sub. I snagged an manifest/intermodal coming out of the Kendleton yard, and shot him again crossing the Brazos in Richmond. I used a stepladder for the bridge shot, I think it turned out well.

    Pulling out of Kendleton
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    Need a taller ladder
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    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    I love that Southern Belle paint scheme. We will occasionally get one up here.
    Bill Anderson, Mile Post 18 regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    I love that Southern Belle paint scheme. We will occasionally get one up here.
    In that case, you'll enjoy the lone shot from this morning's run. Note the engine today is KCS 4771, and the previous shot at the same location was KCS 4770. Noticed it during post processing.

    Straight out of Richmond
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    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Grab shot of T&P 400, a 2-8-2 located outside the Marshall Depot in Marshall, TX. This would be one of those excursions afield I mentioned in the first post of this thread. More to come. But probably not in this thread.

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    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    Lol, only thing I worry about when shooting is Mosquitoes...

    Nice photos as usual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad_in_omaha View Post
    Lol, only thing I worry about when shooting is Mosquitoes...

    Nice photos as usual!
    Thank you.

    This past Sunday I was in Freeport, about an hour south of Richmond on the coast. The railroad wasn't the reason I there but I did get a pair of grab shots of a UP local holding at the edge of the Freeport yard. The consist included a converted B30-7, along with two engines which appear to be SD40s or SD60s. However, when checking the engine numbers online it appears that they are both rebuilt from switchers (an NW2 and an SW1500).

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    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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    A few shots from yesterday. The BNSF local heading north back to Sealy lead by a GP35, UP stack train coming out of Rosenberg, and the trailing motor on a BNSF unit train heading to Galveston.










    O/T. A Gulf Coast thunderstorm in all it's glory.
    Traveler of Texas, photographer of steel.

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