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The old, awesome Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy's Zephyr, and her beautiful art-deco styled E unit lead passengers past one of the old Burlington Northern's Executive Train F units underneath an overcast prairie sky. Illinois Railway Museum in Union IL 7-22-12
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very 8-)..
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Mouserdt Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I always look for this style engine and very rarely see them anymore.
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SgtDUPrey Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
this is such an epic shot, the silver bullet next to BN1.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
gotta love this style of train
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Awesome photo. :thumbsup:
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Thank you!
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photogatlarge Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Very nice!
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks!
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Does the e's nose have a less steep angle or is the an optical illusion?
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
The Burlington's nose has far more of a rake, the BN unit looks awful close to 90*. I think that may have been part of the E's styling as part of the Zephyr consist. Personally, i like both sleek, aerodynamic look of the Zephyr and the more utilitarian, almost blunt F equally!
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
both beautiful machines, indicative of their era where your company's appearance was advertising in itself.
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Now most roads don't even want to wash or properly maintain their equipment! Union Pacific spent a small fortune laying the groundwork for a series of wash racks and promised they were going to give each unit a thorough bath at every opportunity, but all work stopped after the foundations, plumbing, and all that were installed. And i've yet to see one clean unit in regular service!
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RedtailFox Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah
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Kevin-Welch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Ooh, that one on the right looks like it means business.
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
It does look a bit more dynamic!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot man!!! That was a fun outing for sure!
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thanks! And it sure was! Thanks for the tip on the book, it's really great. I've almost worn it out already!
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! That you like the book...Don Ball Jr. was an awesome photographer! Glad you like it! Jim Boyd also contributed...both my prime influences!
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HotRod-302 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Bet that turkey requires some man hours with a buffer!
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I can imagine! All that stainless steel to polish up. Yikes!
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Pb1kenobi Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Hubba!

Very nice shot.

Thank you for sharing.

Marko
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Writer
Either way I look at this shot or that of George.. The more it like it both ways. You both really caught the human interest part of this well!
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks! I was shitting bricks hoping i got this photo, the Zephyr was really moving pretty fast at this point and my camera takes forever between when i push the button and when it snaps the photo, and i can't set the focus manually so i just have to hope i timed the autofocus exactly right
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Your camera kinda sounds like it doesn't want to do anything unless you bribe it. Either way.. You should be proud you got a clear shot. My camera I swear hates lots of humidity and semi darkness. Even on the night settings the pictures are suspect.
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BigBadMatt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Mine hates anything but clear, bright sunshine. And any vibration at all will totally ruin a shot. One of my top priorities upon getting back to work, after a newish vehicle, is a decent, high quality camera with interchangeable lenses and a sturdy design!
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Writer
My camera seems to hate motion or taking shots in motion. If I don't have it on a certain setting it blurs everything out. Yours sounds like it is a made in China piece of crap.. Which mine kinda is too.

I used to have a Cannon digital camera which would take great pictures but when it died I had to go over to what my mom bought at Best Buy which was that camera which she hardly uses if ever. If I ever run into good paying money again I'm going to go after a Canon digital camera.. But we'll see, I may have to just bite the bullet and use what I have and be thankful I at least have something to use to share my photography with you guys.
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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