John L Mathis

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NS Dash 9-40-CW 9139 pulls into Juniata Yard, PA on June 11, 2008.

Norfolk Southern C40-9W 9139 eases toward the crew change point at Juniata Yard, PA as shot from the 8th street overpass on June 11, 2008. This train carries slab steel plates in what appear to be empty gondolas. Each gondola has four steel plate slabs and is fully loaded. A note of caution to railfans. This image was made from the walkway on the southwest side of the overpass. It was shot facing across the street above the concrete on the other side. Good safe shots of the eastern side are possible in this manner. You cannot safely stand on the side opposite the walkway as traffic is heavy. Just frame the shot above the concrete panels.

Canon 1DSMKII - 1/500 sec, f/7.1 - ISO 400 - EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS lens @ 400mm