RailPictures.Net Photo: BN 9269 Burlington Northern Railroad EMD SD60M at Ardmore, Wyoming by Ron Flanary
 
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Burlington Northern Railroad (more..)
EMD SD60M (more..)
Ardmore (more..)
Ardmore, Wyoming, USA (more..)
September, 1991
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BN 9269 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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When I go back many years and look at a slide that's unmarked, like this one, I may or may not recall anything about it. This one is an exception. We were traveling from Gillette, Wyoming to Crawford, Nebraska on a very, VERY rainy day in September 1991. We picked up an eastbound BN coal train and managed to beat him to a Ardmore, South Dakota--a genuine ghost town literally in the middle of nowhere. He slowed down and was routed into the passing siding, so we figured he would meet a westbound. No---he was overtaken by no less than three other coal trains. The engineer was a guy named "Mikey," and he was genuinely ticked off that he was being run-around by three trains. All these guys would arrive at Alliance before him, and would be in line for the next call before his crew. That's the conductor giving a highball to the second train of the trio. Yes, I used a 28mm and a slow shutter speed for two reasons: it was pretty dark, and I thought this would be a cool image. I was shooting Kodachrome 64, but Photoshop gave me a chance to improve the image just a little.
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