Posted by Mitch Goldman on February 7, 2007 
Wild! Very cool (or hot) perspective, Joel!
Posted by Nate Beal on February 7, 2007 
you showed me this before, but its still slick as heck
Posted by Nikko P on February 7, 2007 
I'm not sure I would have the guts to squeeze myself into a space that small between those two trains especially if one is that size and moving at that speed. It sure makes a great picture though.
Posted by Dean Kaplan on February 7, 2007 
Very cool shot Joel!!!
Posted by Joel Hinkhouse on February 7, 2007 
For all those worried about my health and sanity, two points: 1) the 3985 wasn't moving terribly fast, maybe 30 mph, and 2) I ducked back into the cab of the SD40-2 as it whizzed by, because, well, see the last comment. Note how far off the 3985 is when I took this last frame.
Posted by WGrow on February 7, 2007 
A great photo, sometimes has a price to pay. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Posted by Rob Schreiner on February 8, 2007 
NICE JOEL, very nice.
Posted by Scott Locker on February 8, 2007 
Hey what engine did you take this picture on? It looks like a DD40AX from the walkway persepctive but i know its an EMD but what model?
Posted by Joel Hinkhouse on February 8, 2007 
Hi Scott, I can tell you exactly which engine. It was UP (ex-MoPac) SD40-2 #4298. Next (the one in view) is UP B4253, an SD40-2B. There was a third locomotive, I believe an ex-MoPac GP50, but I can't tell which. This train was the Austin local, making stops all the way from San Antonio to south Austin, as I recall.
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