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January 2, 2004
I got early this morning to see what kind of light I could catch at the top of the summit. There was nothing there so I decided to go up to the Summit Valley and see what was coming down. The sunrise light was perfect for this shot. Luckily the train wasn't moving and I didn't get any blur. The guys at railpictures didn't like it since "it was just a roster shot."
I love this shot, it really shows of the whole train.
Tip: When taking pictures at the summit it's best if there is cloud cover, otherwise there is a shadow and the trains are in the dark.
These pushers were at the end of the stack train above.
While waiting I saw three of a kind (three Heritage I painted BNSF).
I was able to race down and catch this train at the Cleghorn exit.
The next train that came up had a GP60B, number 345.
A rare sight a Norfolk Southern leading the way up the pass.
Another look at the GP60B
Back at the Summit I caught these UP's changing over to the second main line. Later he transitioned to the third line or the SP line.
Right behind the UP was a BNSF stack train heading down.
I headed back down and caught the same trains going through Swarthout canyon.
Back at the top I these four heading east.
While another stack train headed down.
Another stack train heading east.
A bare table UP heading down.
A unique combination of trains heading down.
The same train through Swarthout canyon.
Then a UP train comes through.