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Willard Dawn by DragonWolfACe Willard Dawn by DragonWolfACe
The sun has barely had a chance to rise above the horizon and burn the haze as CSX's hottest train heads west with a fresh crew.

Q091 is the empty counterpart to Q090 that hauls vegi's and fruit cross country from Washington state to New York State. On this day however, Q091 sat at Willard for over an hour waiting for congestion to clear. I would turn arround and shoot a eastbound N859, loaded in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, over 1,000 miles to the west.

And for the record, I personally think its insane to haul coal that far away when theres coal less than 50 miles from where the power plant is. But PRB coal is low in sulfer compared to Ohio coal and makes the "greenies" somewhat happy...

This marks my third picture at Danials road here on DA.

Here Im looking westward a few seconds later.

Here is an afternoon view in winter.
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
I dare you to spell where the Ice Cold express terminates at :p
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, Ill pass!! Walla Walla or something like that. Strange enough, Im closer to the New York facility but Ive been pass the Washington one!
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Schenectady New York is the terminus :p
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Super shot
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! :) Your outstanding work has been featured in the latest edition of Shenanigan's Awesome Railroad Feature! :)
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Shenanigan!!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Super-:+fav:!

Very very very very nice, love the lighting, the colours, that mist in the distance, the depth... Hell of a shot you took there!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Shenanigan!
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mikopol Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Huge metallic vehicles on iron rails at light of dawn... Picture is very interesting!
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DragonWolfACe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sun, location, and most importantly timing, is what makes things like this possible. I can try to do a certain shot at a certain time for 3 years than nail it without even trying. Patience is key to railfanning.
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