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t-roy 30-Jul-22
JohnMC 30-Jul-22
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Whocares 30-Jul-22
deerhunter72 30-Jul-22
JohnMC 01-Aug-22
70lbDraw 01-Aug-22
ahunter76 01-Aug-22
Chief 419 01-Aug-22
Whitetail Xtreme 01-Aug-22
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From: JohnMC
30-Jul-22
Tuesday, I found this Blue Heron and watched him catch 4 fish in about 15 minutes. Then Wednesday I drove up to Cheyenne and watched the Thunder Birds. If they are ever in your area that are, it is worth watching. Do it where they are actually performing, so much better than off in distance somewhere. Then Thursday Union Pacific's 'Big Boy No. 4014' came through town. It is one of the largest Steam Engines ever built and the only one of them still going down the tracks.

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30-Jul-22

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30-Jul-22

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30-Jul-22

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30-Jul-22

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30-Jul-22

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This A-10mThunderbolt II was impressive in what it could do.
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This A-10mThunderbolt II was impressive in what it could do.
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30-Jul-22

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30-Jul-22

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Heading to town
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Stopping in town a complete zoo.
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Stopping in town a complete zoo.
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Shows the size of this thing
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Leaving town crossing the South Platte River.
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Leaving town crossing the South Platte River.

From: TGbow
30-Jul-22
Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing them

From: JohnMC
30-Jul-22

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This is probably my favorite picture of the bunch even though not as sharp as I prefer. I thought it told a story. I wish I would have talked to the gentleman, but I did know I had this shot until looking at them latter. This train was made in 1941 and in service until 1961. So, when this older gentleman would have been a boy. I like to think he did the same thing as boy and was sitting next to the tracks with his legs crossed waving at the train as he remembers doing as he was a child. I don't know that was the case but like to think it was.

From: Jim McNamara
30-Jul-22
That steam engine is an impressive beast. I grew up In Lima Ohio where many steam locomotives were built. Very labor intensive work back then. Your capture of the jets stacked up is sweet.

From: JohnMC
30-Jul-22

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Info on the train if interested.

From: 2Wild Bill
30-Jul-22
Yes, cool photos, thanks.

From: badbull
30-Jul-22
Very interesting, l think that even Johnny Cash would have been impressed with those train photos. You sure are very good at what you do. Thanks for sharing.

From: Buffalo1
30-Jul-22
Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing some unique experiences.

From: deerhunter72
30-Jul-22
Great pictures as always! Thanks for sharing.

30-Jul-22
Thanks John. Very inspiring.

From: t-roy
30-Jul-22
Very cool, John! I was working for a day in a little town in Iowa, back in 2019, and there were a ton of people there for some type of event going on, that I wasn’t aware of. I found out that “Big Boy” was gonna be rolling through town that day, so I found out what time and found a good observation spot to watch.

It came through town, right on time, and it was cooking!! I’ll bet it was doing better than 60 when it came through! I was probably only 20’-30’ from the tracks. It was definitely awe inspiring!

From: JohnMC
30-Jul-22
Troy I was surprised how fast it went. 60 MPH was by guess as well. I was thinking taking pictures of this old train that would poke by and I would have all the time in the world. Luckily I still had my shutter button set to high speed from the air show the day before and was able to click of a series of shots in the 3-4 seconds it took to go by.

30-Jul-22
Great quality photos. Thanks for sharing.

From: Whocares
30-Jul-22
Neat pics John! Thanks.

From: deerhunter72
30-Jul-22
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31-Jul-22
Thank you for posting the Big Boy pictures. Everything in the 40s had style. clothes, planes, trains, motorcycles

From: JohnMC
01-Aug-22
Altitude even some of old the guys on here ;)

From: 70lbDraw
01-Aug-22
JohnMC, the Big Boy was supposed to pass thru Boise last month but it was canceled to make room for supply chain issues. I’m disappointed…I’d love to see it run in person!

From: ahunter76
01-Aug-22
I worked in a Steel Mill 32 years & we had steam engines that did all our hauling of product to our shipping areas & scrap for our electric furnaces.. Common sight for us until the place that employed 4500 at one time closed.

From: Chief 419
01-Aug-22
Always great pictures John. Thanks for sharing.

01-Aug-22
Awesome pictures thanks for sharing !

01-Aug-22
Awesome pictures thanks for sharing !

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