KCS Southern Belle Business Train working it's way upgrade through the hills and trees east of Vicksburg, Mississippi on 11/13/2012.
Most Beautiful Beast! Nice Catch!
wow! I see you had 350mm to help you out but still must've been quite near the railway?! Amazing shot!
Thanks! I chose an angle where the train would appear to be coming directly at me, yet, in reality it is curving away from me. The telephoto lens helps compress distance and make the train look much more imposing than if I had photographed it with a normal or wide angle lens. It was actually quite a safe distance away from me, even at the closest point.
Another amazing shot! Epic awesome, great work! These locos are really nice looking, and the KCS color scheme plus the place's colors combine perfectly! I have to admit also that I enjoy this photo a lot for the superelevation of the train and the diesel smoke!
Thanks very much for the very kind comments. I'm glad that you like it. It was a lot of fun to shoot.
A real beauty!
That's a great pic!
Looking forward to getting my chance to take photo's/video's of this beutiful train when it come to KC on the santa train. Hope to get weather like what you got.
Simply amazing shot of a great RR! As I said my uncle has actually worked for KCS for 20 years and runs this train in Saint Louis on the Santa train. Thanks for sharing a memorable photo!
Thanks very much for your kind comments. I'm glad you like this image. It's a gorgeous train to see and photograph. First class all the way.
Splendid image, dynamic and colourful! Great livery too!
Forget bullet trains! Give me a big ole diesel locomotive winding through the scenic South any day. I take the City of New Orleans from Memphis and I don't want to get there fast.
Yep! I completely agree. People who take the train are more interested in the trip than they are with saving time. Riding the train is time well spent.
Very clear work on the photo!
Many thanks for the very kind words. I appreciate it. I'm glad you like it.
Beautiful clear shot. Well done
Wearing her Autumn finery most elegantly.
Yes, indeed. I couldn't pass up the chance to shoot the train in this location. It looks so good this time of year.
Classic image.. like they used to use to advertise the trains