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Steam on the curve by DragonWolfACe Steam on the curve by DragonWolfACe
A event that hasnt happened since the 1970s. One of the biggest highlights of 2012 was shooting NKP 765 rounding Horseshoe Curve just west of Altoona, PA. I was one of a dozen railfans that set up at this spot including Norfolk Southern's official photographer and one of the editors of Trains magazine.

The other highlights for me was chasing ATSF3751 to the Grand Canyon and the heritage unit gathering at Spencer, NC.
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RailroadNutjob Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooh, pretty shot!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Nice....I had you pegged for a Train Veteran....(railroad engineer)
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why does she need a diesel to help her? Steam engines never had diesels helping them back when they were queens of the rails! :( Marvelous portrait however.
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just how it is now. But actually during the transition in the 1950s, there was plenty of times there was a steam diesel combo. That combo actually works pretty well also. Diesels can get started fairly easy but reach a top speed sooner. A steam loco can go much faster than a diesel once the train is moving.
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SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the more gradual accelerations that steam engines feature. The superior speeds that steam engines posses more than shows that they are more than capable of pulling express passenger trains by themselves.
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Lothrian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! :)
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seekanddestroy1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
i got a ticket to the trip leaving norfolk virginia march 23rd
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Fantastic :love:
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elr79655 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Stinks that I missed this. But a fantastic accomplishment for NS and the folks at Fort Wayne nonetheless!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries, its happening this year!
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