RailPictures.Net Photo: CDTX 6961 Union Pacific Alstom Cab Car at Dixon, California by Felice Strong-Baker
 
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Alstom Cab Car (more..)
MP 72.6 UP Martinez Subdivision (more..)
Dixon, California, USA (more..)
March 11, 2012
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CDTX 6961 (more..)
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Felice Strong-Baker (more..)
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In a scene out of the midwest a lone air horn calls on a grade crossing echoing off ancient, ageless grain silos and blanketing the land in a soothing five-chimed sound of fierce dominate and reign over all within earshot. I am coming. I am here. Yet. This is not the midwestern US. This is the western Sacramento Valley of central California along Amtrak Califoria's Capitol Corridor on a sunday afternoon where in just over six hours I photographed eleven trains at this location, called Tremont; which is five miles west of the university town of Davis. While this train is flying at a brisk 80mph through California's heartland, these very trains have been racing through my heart since I was a boy; these beautiful machines that serve a magnificent but simple purpose - and it seems that millions of Californians agree on this notion. While 3000 feet to my right is Interstate 80 it was a complete parking lot from Sacramento to Fairfield; about 40 miles; while these trains made that distance at 116 feet per second. Meaning this entire trainset moves its own length in less than six seconds. For 96 miles - from Sacramento to Oakland. This trainset did that at least three times today. While not the Heartland Flyer many conjure when hearing the term; this is California's double-deck, fast pace version. Cutting through a Greenbelt on a right-of-way nearly as old as the state itself - that's something to hold near and dear. Taken with Canon EOS 60D f8 at 1/1000, iso 200 D. Felice Strong-Baker Photo, All Rights Reserved.
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