March 23rd, 2021

Trains, Wonderful Trains

Well MOW Me Down

Our window on the Union Pacific main line means we get to see all sorts of trains. Sure, there's lots of "ordinary" trains like big intermodal trains, but we also get to see oddball equipment. Today, Lisa spotted a maintenance-of-way train stopped waiting for a "no-fitter" (train too long to fit in any siding, so everything else has to get out of the way) to pass. After the no-fitter finally cleared, I managed to get a few shots of the MOW train.

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Yesterday, there was a locomotive that I wanted to photograph, but I couldn't get my phone out and the camera app activated in time. Digital photography is great, but when you have to wait several seconds for your camera to boot, you often miss spontaneous shots.