Locomotive and Steam, Gisbourne, New Zealand

We stopped in Gisbourne, New Zealand on our Holiday cruise 2016-2017. We took a run on the Gisborne City Vintage Railway, which was very enjoyable. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/nz2016

Locomotive, Seen from Car, Gisbourne, New Zealand

We stopped in Gisbourne, New Zealand, on our Holiday cruise in 2016-2017. We took a run on the Gisborne City Vintage Railway. It was very enjoyable. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/nz2016

Locomotive and Track, Gisbourne, New Zealand

We stopped in Gisbourne, New Zealand on our Holiday cruise 2016-2017. We took a run on the Gisborne City Vintage Railway, which was very enjoyable. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/nz2016

Engine 489, Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

We took a great excursion trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, from Antonito, Colorado, to Chama, New Mexico. This is a real steam line, burning coal. The line climbs up to a 10,000 foot pass, and we really enjoyed the autumn colors. The next day, we drove to some trackside areas, and took photos of the train heading uphill from Chama. See: swansonphotos.com/cumbres

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Union Pacific Locomotive #119 (replica)

This replica, along with the Central Pacific #60, are run at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory Summit, Utah. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/promontory
Passby Video of the UP4014 (Big Boy) Train, D'Hanis, Texas

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Passby Video of the UP4014 (Big Boy) Train, D'Hanis, Texas

Pass-by of the Union Pacific 4014 Locomotive (Big Boy) at D'Hanis, Texas, on November 4, 2019. Note the school children waving American Flags. This is a very nice small town, and the people were friendly and helpful. Taken with the Panasonic GX85 and 20mm lens. On tripod, then processed with ffmpeg and openshot. See swansonphotos.com/4014

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Last Car with FRED

D'Hanis Texas, November 4, 2019 I try to capture an image of the FRED (tail end device used by the railroads to monitor trains), whenever I take train photos. Worked out very well this time. The 4014 was pulling a short train that included passenger cars, power cars (to provide electricity for the passenger cars), and a road diesel (for signaling and as a backup in case of engine failure). See swansonphotos.com/4014

Linkage in Action, 4014 Big Boy Locomotive

D'Hanis Texas, November 4, 2019 This is a frame captured from the continuous 4K stream from my Panasonic GX85 camera. The frame was captured with "ffmpeg" and then edited with GIMP. This is the linkage for the drive wheels of the UP4014 "Big Boy" locomotive. The blur of action shows it as the train passed us in D'Hanis. See swansonphotos.com/4014

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4014 Big Boy Pass-By (BW)

D'Hanis Texas, November 4, 2019 Frame captured from 4K stream taken with the Panasonic GX85, using ffmpeg. Image then processed with GIMP, especially to make it monochrome. See swansonphotos.com/4014
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