RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 7577 Norfolk Southern GE ES40DC at Cass Lake, Minnesota by christophersmuller.com
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
GE ES40DC (more..)
Cass Lake Yard (more..)
Cass Lake, Minnesota, USA (more..)
December 14, 2008
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NS 7577 (more..)
M-GFDSUP (more..)
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With the blizzard taking a breather and the snow taking a break, the conductor that brought the train to Cass Lake for a crew change does a roll by of the M-GFDSUP. Minutes after this, the wind would pick up and the snow would start to fly again. The wind chill was 40 degrees below zero with the actual air temperature around eight below and falling. At times visibility was reduced to a few feet as the area received over a foot and a half of snow. As a child, and even as a railfan, I remember watching these men working on the railroad wanting their job so bad, but watching them in the most brutal weather mother nature could throw their way... it is days like this that reminds me I'd rather be shooting them and running back to a warm vehicle rather than having to spend a shift in this. This is a tough job, I'll take my current job of managing emergencies over this though.
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