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The last of the three, and the most eye candy for everyone.

Ex-D&RGW GP60 #1901 and ex-SP GP60M #1509 head eastbound down the KP line towards Salina with a manifest in tow, on the Sharon Springs sub.

Canon EOS 30D
Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
ISO 100 @ 1/400, f/6.3
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LDLAWRENCE Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude this is freakn' awsome! You problably never see a match up like that in a long time. :D
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Professional Photographer
Never. You can't even try to arrange this unless you have big strings to pull. Somehow, I doubt this was planned.
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LDLAWRENCE Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
There are only two ways this happened. By chance, or maybe the yardmaster is a railfan. :)
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Now thats one hell of a good find!
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yep. :#1:

You can't plan for that stuff. I wonder what the guys were thinkin' when the order to lash those two together came out from the yard office in Salina.
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
These units looks like they might be the "extras" that are just sitting around for rainy day yard work or MoW work. I wouldn't be suprised if these engines do work together all the time. Still.. it s a good find. Buffs in New Jersey would probably die if they saw this rolling along the Lehigh Line.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yeah, now that you mention it, the last batch of MoW consists I've seen roll through all have had something really rare on hand. The tunnel motors and slack SD40s are usually the yard/local duty 'motives, and then I guess the extras laying around get to do the non-routine work. But every once in awhile I catch one doing some local switching.
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sullivan1985 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah this will most likely be the last action they will see before they go to the scrapper. Shame, but thats the way the railroad is. All the old ratty Conrail U-Boats where pressed into Yard and MoW service throughout the Northeast when they where on their deathbeds.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Photographer
Actually, I've seen them running around the Salina area, and I think they're assigned to the Sharon Springs yard down the road from me. Judging by how well they sounded, I dunno if they'll be getting rid of them anytime soon.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Student Photographer
The yellow stripe you mentioned at the bottom, what is the reason for that being important? Is it reflective for better visibility?
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
It was mandated by the NRA or the AAR (I'm not sure, I think the NRA did it), and all Class I's have to have it on anything new or recently worked on (which includes repaints, renumbers, or general maintenance). For UP, it works great because it works with all their current paint stuff. For everyone else, it's a bit obnoxious.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Sounds like a good idea, though.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Well, in concept, yes, but every major Class I railroad was already putting Scotchlite in the exact same spot to begin with, just not everyone was using the same colors (UP had red, SP had white, CSX had yellow, BNSF had white/orange/green, Conrail had white, NS had white, etc.)
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Student Photographer
Ah, OK. Requiring a single color for all is stupid, I agree.
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
And for what it's worth, most of the other graphics on a locomotive are reflective (name, logo, etc.). All the Stars & Bars diesels that UP's putting out, the American flag is completely reflective.
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Vampyrwolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
From what I read, they have their choice between white and yellow. That's why NS is still all white. But, I think the red reflective tape on the old UP units looked better than the current yellow. And the yellow looks hideous on that SP unit.
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