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BNSF 3983 in the Rain by lennycarl08
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This shot pretty much sums up the whole winter in Northern California. UPS train at Christie.

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CB&Q E5 9914A by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9914A, named Silver Arrow, at Hazeltine, Colorado on June 14, 1949, photographer unknown, print by Tom Klinger, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9914A was built in June 1941 ( c/n 1301 ), was sold to the C&S on September 20, 1961, becoming C&S 9955, retired March 15, 1968 and traded to EMD. The training B unit was either 9906B or 9907B, one of the two EA B-units built for the original Denver Zephyr, that Zephyr is seen trailing the power in this photo.

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8 Engine UPS Eastbound by lennycarl08
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They were held at Collier for the westbound Z, so they weren’t wasting any time getting back on their way as they crossed Hwy 4 and headed toward Tunnel 3.

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County Line by lennycarl08
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Vehicle train rolling out of Merced County into San Joaquin County in California’s central valley, along the appropriately named Santa Fe Road.

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CB&Q 9900 Pioneer Zephyr by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 Pioneer Zephyr at Omaha, Nebraska on an unknown day in March 1960, Kodachrome by Dick Rumbolz, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 made its last run on March 20, 1960 from Lincoln to Galesburg, then was overhauled at Aurora and towed to Chicago, donated to the Museum of Science and Industry on May 26, 1960. Since its construction in 1934, it had traveled 3,222,898 miles.

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Ravenna, Nebraska

I was able to take in the total eclipse in this small central Nebraska town. Ravenna lies within Buffalo County and was established in 1886 with the coming of the Burlington Railroad. The first image shows a mural as to how the town may have looked back then—it features two men engaged in fisticuffs while two more look on passively.

The next two shots were made with a solar filter. These partial eclipse images show sun spots near the bottom edge of the great orb. The next couple of images, taken during totality (without the solar filter), show a bit of the corona as well as some wonderful orange flares. The second of these two was taken near the end of totality, the sun ready to burst out from around the upper right-hand corner.

Shooting was more difficult than I thought it would be—I had to remove the solar filter during totality, which made things a bit frantic. In addition, I varied my exposure to get different effects. Compared to what I’ve seen on-line, my results seem to have less corona but (I feel) more detail and even a touch of color found in the flares.

The final image, taken with my iPhone just prior to the end of totality, gives the viewer an idea of how my surroundings appeared. I was able to notice Venus, as well as a turkey vulture flying by, during the too-short time that the sun was completely covered.

Six images by Richard Koenig; taken August 21st 2017.

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Priority Power by lennycarl08
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The UPS Z train always has an impressive amount of power. Here it is almost at the end of its cross country trek.

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CB&Q 4-6-4 Class S-4 3012

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 4-6-4 Class S-4 3012 on Train # 9, The Aristocrat, at Barr, Colorado on October 15, 1939, photographer unknown, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 3012 was assembled by the CB&Q at West Burlington, Iowa (c/n 5356-35), the boiler was supplied by Baldwin, the other components supplied by the same manufacturers used by Baldwin. It was completed in July 1935 and was sold for scrap in April 1955.

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8 Strong by lennycarl08
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Lots of power on this Z train heading out of Stockton

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CB&Q Zephyr 9900 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad 9900 at Weston, New Jersey on April 17, 1934, photograph by the Budd Company, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 9900 was released from the Budd’s Philadelphia plant on April 10, 1934 and began a nationwide tour. It is seen here on a run out of New York City on the Reading at Weston.

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BNSF 4275 at MP 1175 by lennycarl08
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Rolling out of the tunnel and toward Christie

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CB&Q E9 9994 by Chuck Zeiler
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Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E9 9994 eastbound on the combined North Coast Limited and Empire Builder at Rochelle, Illinois on November 14, 1965, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. I was riding the steam excursion seen on the left waiting for this train to pass.

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CB&Q E5 9909

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad E5 9909 near Saint Louis, Missouri sometime in 1942, photograph by W. K. Barhan, print by Gordon C. Bassett, Chuck Zeiler collection. This was the General Pershing Zephyr, Train Number 32, daily between Saint Louis and Lincoln via Kansas City, operated jointly by the Chicago & Alton and the CB&Q , thus the ALTON BURLINGTON herald below the headlight. This train operated from April 30, 1939 to 1949, suspended briefly during World War II to conserve fuel and wear on the equipment. The train was originally powered by AA 9908, however that locomotive proved under-powered for the task.

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Waiting for a Crew by lennycarl08
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Tied down at Escalon California