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Union Pacific Northwest Train Hits a Tree on Tracks

Union Pacific Northwest Train Hits a Tree on Tracks

Ok, maybe the title shouldn't be so breaking-news-like and maybe now this doesn't look like a big deal but it was much more exciting sitting in the first car right after the engine when a loud bang pierced the relative quietness (most of the loud people usually get off the train a couple of stops earlier). Judging by the noise, the amount of leaves and wood chips that shot past the windows of the car - what you see stuck to the cowcatcher* is only a small part of what we hit.

* Cowcatcher ( the pilot, cattle catcher) - is the front part of a train that supposed to deflect foreign objects on the track and prevent derailing.

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August 06, 2018
Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737 from the Grayslake Fire Protection District. Model: 1999 Pierce Dash, pump: 2,000 gpm, tank: 500 gallon. Found in McHenry, Illinois.

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June 29, 2017
It's a Double Rainbow

It's a Double Rainbow

After every storm, there is a rainbow. Sometimes there are two. The second is less noticeable on the photo but it is there.

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July 14, 2016
There Will Be a Storm
Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

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April 05, 2016
Fog on a Sunny Day

Fog on a Sunny Day

Pier 25, Hudson River Park. Manhattan.

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December 14, 2015
Moored Boat

Moored Boat

Moored boat bobs upon the waves of the ocean.

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July 13, 2015