John L. Mathis

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BNSF 6259 leaves Palmer Lake, CO on January 11, 2014.

BNSF ES44AC 6259 and SD70MAC 9625, a manned helper set, leave Palmer Lake, CO on January 11, 2014.They are starting downgrade after detaching from the coal train they assisted up the grade out of Denver (from Big Lift). The HelperLink equipment is visible front and center on the locomotive. This equipment allows the helper set to detach itself from the train it has helped, on the fly.
Olympus OM-D E-M1 - 1/1250 sec - f/5.6 - ISO 320 - Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD lens @54mm (effective 108mm). Processed with Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop CS6.

 

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