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Grand Canyon R.R., modern locomotive, Williams, AZ.
Lens: DA 12-24 mm f/4 ED AL Camera: Pentax K3 Photo Location: Williams, AZ ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 03-15-2019, 07:43 AM

Modern locomotive used on the Grand Canyon Railway between Williams, along Interstate-40, and Grand Canyon Village.

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03-15-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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Good morning! Nice shot of a fine looking train! Nicely done!

Did you use a polarizer here? That blue sky and the varying reds in the brick sure look good.
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It was a straight picture, without a CPL. Arizona's skies are devoid of moisture and are always rendered a deep blue with digital cameras.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
Modern locomotive used on the Grand Canyon Railway between Williams, along Interstate-40, and Grand Canyon Village.
The F40PH is often called "The Locomotive that Saved Amtrak". When Amtrak was first created in 1971, they commissioned two locomotive models from General Motors to replace the worn-out ones they had inherited - but the one intended for long-distance runs had issues, so for nearly twenty years so the F40PH designed for short runs pulled everything. Eventually, they moved on to another locomotive, and the F40PH filtered down to others. Personally I like styling of the F40PH the best of the locomotives that have been used by Amtrak.

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