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Canon EOS 30D
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Apr 14, 2008, 11:41:05 AM
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Downtown Coal Drag by factorone33 Downtown Coal Drag by factorone33
Normally, I don't like railfanning inside of Hays. Very few good vantage points, and the right of way really doesn't have many good backgrounds in town. And people give me funny looks to boot.

But on this day, I decided I'd try and see what I could get. The mainline is sandwiched between 9th and 10th Streets, 9th being on the South side. While parking lines both sides, the South side has a small park, aptly named "Union Pacific Park", that basically consists of some street benches, and some trees.

The fence that you see in the lower left lines the edge of the right of way and the park, and I leaned over to get a shot of this eastbound coal drag rolling through the grade crossing at Fort Street, led by UP C44AC-CTE #5713 and a UP AC6000W (AC44/60W).

Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
ISO 100 @ 1/500, f/8
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot! Stayed the night in Hays last night, but didn't shoot anything there.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Well, hell you should've told me ahead of time!
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Didn't know we would be coming that way. It wasn't planned. We ended up heading west to get around that massive snowstorm that dumped on the Dakotas, Iowa, eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas and Missouri. Got there very late, left early the next morning. I did get to shoot some Kyle RR stuff up at Phillipsburg this morning, though, so that was cool.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome! I've never gotten anything of K&O or Kyle traction, since I'm never in their territory long enough to look for it.
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You should make the time to run up there. Lots of stuff just sitting there in the small yard.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Where's that yard at? I'll make a note of it and maybe run up there in January.
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just follow Hwy 185 through town, you'll drive right up on it. The yard office and engine shop were right there on the side of the road/street. I got shots of a Kyle SW1000, two different very rare GP40Xs (one in RailAmerica/TP&W paint and one in a CB&Q-inspired HLCX paint) and a couple other GP40s. There was another unit in the yard I could barely see, but couldn't get to for photos. Don't know what it was.
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JDAWG9806 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
Welcome to my world.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the parallel rhythm and movement between the fences and the coal tipples. Good shot!
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