Saturday, March 24, 2007

Train Day

With Anna and Carmi's recent train related posts, I decided I would get into the action. I captured this "Heavy Freight" on the Missouri and Northern Arkansas near Nathaniel Greene Park the other day. Traffic on this line is typically on demand or once a day whichever is less.

As light as the traffic on this line is; it is still always a joy to hear the throb of EMD diesel engines and the wonderful horn as it makes it way by the park.


Anna said...

Very nice! I like the theme we have going! Hope you are well there Mike.

photowannabe said...

This is a different angle than usually taken of trains. i really like it. I love the whistle of the train. Beautiful sound.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Hi Mike

I dont know about enjoying the sound of the horn of the train ... as we are so close to the tracks and the crossing the signal for them to start tooting their very loud horns is just next to us, actually about 50 feet before they get to us!!! I have to admit that I dont even hear it anymore and we have LOTS of trains on this line, maybe one every 30 minutes and even at night. There is a regular one at 3am which I dont even hear anymore. In fact we can feel the ground vibrating as they go past, some of them have as many as 100 or more carriages.

I am tempted to try to get some shots but am a bit scared to get that close to it, as well as the fact that it is on a high embankment as it comes past our property so they tower above us.