Friday, December 29, 2006

Train troubles

Our friends at Union Pacific have given me some good photo opportunities this year.
Box car fires, tumbleweeds on the rampage, it has been a fun time photographing life near the tracks. I got one last surprise for the year this morning when I walked into work and was told there was a derailment on the tracks at 4th Street and Central Avenue.

Railroad crews are kind of reluctant to have the media at their mishaps so I shot mostly from a distance with a telephoto lens to capture the line of cars with the derailed freight units leaning precariously off the tracks.

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