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This is why... don't use a fisheye lens during the day. LOL!


The day after my birthday, my close friend showed me the California Northern through American Canyon into Napa for the first time. That was quite fun. After capturing the train switching the various industries and areas in the North Bay, we chased it out to the wye in Suisun and watched them switch out Busch and then drag the train here to the interchange point with UP. This train later became the LRJ90 to Roseville, and back to Suisun.


During this little time here with the beautiful and newly rebuilt SD40-2s (notice that is still sparkly clean), I used Franks fisheye lens and played with it a bit. I've always wanted one of these lenses (my goodness the things I could do at night with this thing!) and I snapped this shot. I loved it instantly.


But I hate the sun at times. Notice how the color changes throughout this photo. The sun was my at 11o'clock position and I'm facing due north at this locomotive. So, next time I'll just use the wide-angle (dumb me). Notice the tank welds, this locomotive has either gotten half-a-new tank or at one time or another it ruptured during service. UP has rebuilt some 150 of these beautiful units for local and road service around the country. Most of them are based out of Roseville, Calif.


To all my midwestern friends. See. We have SD40s out here too! LOL!

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Taken on October 13, 2011