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AMTK P171-20 AMTK 153 by Fritzchen-26 AMTK P171-20 AMTK 153 by Fritzchen-26
One dirty Genesis...

AMTK 153 GE P42DC
S/B Train No. P171 - "Northeast Regional"
NS Piedmont Division, Washington District, CP Crestwood @ MP 22.4, Main 1

Burke, VA
March 2012

Nikon D90 DSLR
Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D


Michael Mueller (Fritzchen | Fotografie). You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.


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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Wonderful shot! You chose the best place to do the right click while the locomotive was brightened from the sun without all the shadows that were behind. ;) Nice one!
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
one of many dirty genesis units.
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
And still the dirtiest I've seen, other than photos of them wrecked/on fire... :noes:
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, the number board looks drawn on too. Though it's probably the dirtiest i've seen, I have seen worse damage to them.
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
I dunno, that font looks the same as the other Genesis units I've seen, though the numbers look like they've been squished closer together than they should be...

I have catching up to do on trashed Amtrak units, that's for sure. Take a look at this one: [link] :noes:
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Seen that one before. Can't remember what kind of idiot they hit to make the fire. Although I have also seen the Amtrak derail grom hitting the garbage truck
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
From the article ([link]), it appears it hit a tractor trailer carrying garbage. I was personally impressed that the engineer apparently got out, uncoupled the consist, and then moved the engine forward. That takes balls.
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice, though it sounds like the driver tried too stop. wonder what loco # it was and if ammie gonna redo it.
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Photographer
No. 121, and she certainly doesn't look too good... [link] Also found a picture of her still on fire: [link]
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
The great thing about railfanning Amtrak is you never have to wait to long! Great shot!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :) The hard part is that they go FAST though (at least compared to freights around here), so you don't have much time between hearing one coming and getting your shot composed.
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
That is true! I know with me I can only shoot off a few pics but they are pretty easy to photography with the slanted nose!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yeah, it's hard to screw up a picture of a box on wheels. :P
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Yes it is but it can be done! LOL!
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l3rotherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah just show up 20 minutes latrr than the schedule and you'll have plenty of time too set up still
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Sweet deal!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Nice powerful picture! Hope the driver doesn't suffer from vertigo!
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Fritzchen-26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I hope so too, 'cause I'd want him/her to be fully in control when the train hits the grade crossing in Clifton four minutes later.
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