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Tom Gatermann
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Photographs of railroading, my travels, and anything else I find interesting.
Photographs of railroading, my travels, and anything else I find interesting.

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It's once again Transport Tuesday, everyone. Be sure to share a transportation related creation today, and tag both +Shelly Gunderson and myself, as well as the theme's hashtag, so that we can find them.

Here's my addition for the week.

Going Down Grade

September 6, 2013.

A truck carrying automobiles makes its way down the steep grade of Loveland Pass (U.S. Highway 6) on the eastern side of the Continental Divide. According the the Colorado Department of Transportation, the grades on this highway are as high as six percent. With an elevation of 11,992 feet, the road reaches the second highest elevation of a Colorado mountain pass, one spot behind Independence Pass (State Highway 29) which reaches 12,095 feet.

#mytravels #travelphotography #Colorado #LovelandPass #ContinentalDivide #RockyMountains #mountainpass
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It's that time of the week again, everyone. It's #TransportTuesday. If you want to share a transportation related creation in honor of the day, be sure to tag +Shelly Gunderson and myself, as well as the theme, so that we can find your posts.

Here's my addition for the week.

FURX 3042 Leading a Tank Car Train

November 12, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, IL.

Last week I posted the shot of the tanker train going away from me, this week I'm posting the same train as it approaches me. On the point is FURX 3042, with an ex-Conrail unit, as they lead a tanker train north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#railroadphotography #IllinoisRailroading #IllinoisRailroads #FURX #leaselocomotive #tankcars #unittrain #thewholetrain #UPChesterSubdivision
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BNSF 5446 Waiting at Chalfin Bridge

November 6, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

With the light of another fall day coming to a close, an empty BNSF iron ore train sits on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, just north of Chalfin Bridge, Illinois. The Chester Subdivision is double-tracked, but this northbound train had to wait for three or four other northbound trains to clear the line before it could proceed into the St. Louis railroad gateway. While the northbound trains waited, a number of southbound Union Pacific trains would roll by.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#BNSF #Railway #UnionPacific #Railroad #railroadphotography #unittrain #SouthernIllinois #IllinoisRailroads #IllinoisRailroading #UPChesterSubdivision #TheWholeTrain

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NS 8867 Against the Trees

November 6, 2005.

Norfolk Southern 8867 rolls north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, along the tree covered bluffs at Valmeyer, Illinois.

For +Johnny Wills' #joinindaily theme of "Autumn Shots."

#NorfolkSouthern #Railroad #Railway #Class1Railroading #autumn #IllinoisRailroads #IllinoisRailroading #Illinois #UPChesterSubdivision
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It's #TransportTuesday again. If you want to share a transportation related creation in honor of the day, be sure to tag +Shelly Gunderson and myself, as well as the theme, so that we can find your posts.

Here's my addition for the week.

Tanker Train

November 12, 2005. Chalfin Bridge, Illinois.

A tanker train hauling chemicals rolls north on the Union Pacific's Chester Subdivision, while the headlight of a southbound double-stack train can be seen in the distance.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#Class1Railroading #IllinoisRailroads #IllinoisRailroading #UnionPacific #Railroad #railway #train #tankcars #distance #UPChesterSubdivision #unittrain
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Amtrak 156 Leading the Ann Rutledge

Amtrak 156 leads the Ann Rutledge west along Greenwood, Blvd.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#StLouisRailroading #Amtrak #passenger #train #Maplewood #Missouri #MissouriRailroading #MissouriRailroads

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It's Transport Tuesday again, everyone. +Shelly Gunderson and I hope that you'll take time today and share a transportation creation with us and the G+ community. Be sure to tag both of us, as well as the theme #TransportTuesday so that we can find your posts.

Here's my addition for the week.

Union Pacific 4685 North of Chalfin Bridge, IL.

Union Pacific (UP) 4685 leads a manifest freight train north on the UP's Chester Subdivision, through the flat farm lands of Southern Illinois.

Photo © Tom Gatermann

#Class1Railroading #Railroadphotography #UnionPacific #Railroad #Railway #Train #IllinoisRailroading #IllinoisRailroads #TheWholeTrain
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Rolling Through the Trees

November 24, 2005. Ballwin, Missouri.

With the fall colors gone and winter looming, an eastbound Union Pacific (UP) train rolls through Castlewood State Park on the UP's Jefferson City Subdivision.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#StLouisRailroading #StLouisRailroads #MissouriRailroading #MissouriRailroads #Missouri #StatePark #Park #RailroadPhotography #UnionPacific #Railroad #Railway
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Transport Tuesday

Tomorrow is #TransportTuesday, everyone. Get on your thinking caps and post something transportation related for the theme. Be sure to tag +Shelly Gunderson and myself so that we can find your posts.

Here's my addition for the week.

BNSF 5508 & BNSF 5285 at North Market Street

BNSF 5508 and BNSF 5285 sit on a side track, next to a couple of trucks near North Market Street. The locomotives had brought in a covered hopper train that was being trans-loaded to barges on the Mississippi River.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#BNSF #railway #railroad #locomotives #trucks #StLouis #urbanrailroading #MissouriRailroading #MissouriRailroads #railroadphotography #StLouisRailroading
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Golden

August 13, 2008. Chicago, Illinois.

Looking toward Chicago from out on Lake Michigan.

Photo © Tom Gatermann.

#Chicago #LakeMichigan #Clouds #Sky #Sunlight
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