BNSF GEs in the Snow!

Photo exposed using FujiFilm XT1 digital camera with 27mm lens.

I thought in the heat of high summer, it might be a refreshing time to present some frosty views from last January.

Previously, I’d posted some black & white photos exposed during a lake effect snow squall at Brookfield, Wisconsin on CP Rail’s former Milwaukee Road main line that I’d made on a photographic adventure with Trains Magazine’s Brian Schmidt.

That same morning, I’d also worked in color using my FujiFilm XT1.

Here’s a view of a westward empty grain train passing the old Brookfield station led by brightly painted BNSF GE’s.

It’s a stark contrast from the leafy trees and high summer temperatures of today.

To best expose this photo, I manually set the exposure by metering the side of the station. This provided a balanced exposure despite the difficult snowy conditions.

The lead locomotives might be BNSF, but the train was CP Rail’s. In effort to show the true ownership of the railroad, I made this view of CP Rail hoppers passing the old Milwaukee Road station.

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