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Jim Coker, Conductor on the Move | by Ottergoose
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Jim Coker, Conductor on the Move

Union Pacific's Jim Coker has just wrapped up some business on the radio as we zip past an auto train going the opposite direction. The view from the observation car's platform behind 844 is a good one when we're holding still; it must be quite a thrill while we're underway.

 

Tip of the hat to John B. Corns, who showed a shot similar to this (dragging the shutter while passing a train seen from the observation car), and planted the seed for this in my head a few years ago at CRPA.

 

Kudos to Union Pacific, their Steam Team, and everyone who helped me win a ticket aboard this train as well; it was an amazing trip.

 

Taken from inside the passenger compartment through the door under employee supervision.

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Taken on June 2, 2011