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The Chase is on! (Part 1) by DDL-Photography The Chase is on! (Part 1) by DDL-Photography
June 2, 2013


Imagine my surprise when not one, not two, but three Southern Pacific AC4400's with one still in it's original number came into view by Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul, MN pulling a loaded southbound fract sand train! Not to mention the last unit that is in UP paint is also an Ex-SP, making this an all SP lash in one form or another! Unfortunately the light at that location was bad, so the only thing to do was hop in the Durango and give chase to better locations!

This first photo location is just south of the Union Pacific South Saint Paul yard by highway 494 which is right behind me. The train stopped in the yard for a quick crew change before proceeding south and allowing me to catch it this location. The UP train symbol is RSSMC-02 and will terminate in Mason City, Iowa. Thank you to Kevin (EnternalFlame1891) for the train symbol and destination info!

It would be interesting to hear which one of the three shots is your favorite?

Locomotives on the train are:

UP 6172 (Patched SP) (Ex-SP 124)

SP 177

UP 6158 (Patched SP) (Ex-SP 176)

UP 6204 (UP Paint) (Ex-SP 157)

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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great shot man!!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks EP!!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Great shot, Darin! Thanks for the credits as well! Looks sharp seeing three painted SP's up front that is for sure!! Lighting was on your side as well!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Kevin! Your welcome and thank you for the info! Yeah, I got lucky with the light as it was slightly filtered by some high clouds, which helped sine the sun was more favoring for northbound trains!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
At least you got some awesome shots of it!! I actually seen a few buddies get this guy on Flickr too!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sure a lash up like this would definitely get some attention!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Yes it would, Darin! I wish I was part of the attention! LOL!!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, they just might make it your way! As we have talked about, the railroads do the weirdest things!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Yes they do! Like those CP's! And CSX's! LOL!!!
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DDL-Photography Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Exactly!
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Yes it would, Darin! I wish I was part of the attention! LOL!!!
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