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What’s Hiding Behind this Southern Pacific GP40-2?


A little while ago, I found this old slide-scan of GP40-2 when searching for an image to advertise my slide program tomorrow night: General Motors Diesels in North America.

I thought: you might not believe what’s lurking right behind this freshly painted EMD!

As a reminder: my program will held on Thursday 28 February 2019 at 7:30 pm at the Irish Railway Record Society premises near Heuston Station in Dublin. Visitors are welcome!

Step back to Septmeber 2, 1991, when I exposed this view at Mott-Azalea, California on Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route. I was on assignment for Southern Pacific and traveling with photographer Brian Jennison who lent me his 300mm Nikkor telephoto.

I set up Brian’s 300mm with my F3T loaded with Kodachrome on my Bogen 3021 Tripod, positioning it nearly at rail level to make a long sequence of the approaching train.

What train was this?

It was an SP excursion with borrowed Lima 4-8-4 4449 and Daylightpassenger train. The GP40-2 was added for extra-power and braking on the grade from Dunsmuir to Black Butte.

I’ve completely hidden the vintage train behind the freshly painted GP40-2!

The flags are a nice touch.

There’s something about the West. I wish I was standing there, right now, taking it all in. It was a memorable weekend all around. 

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EMD Diesels on Film! BIG Slide Show THIS Thursday in Dublin.

On Thursday 28 February 2019 at 7:30 pm, I’ll be giving my slide presentation on General Motors Diesel-Electric Locomotives in North America at the Irish Railway Record Society premises near Heuston Station in Dublin.

This venue is about a two to five minute walk from the station platforms opposite the car park.

See: http://irishrailarchives.ie/index.php/meetings/upcoming/

SD90MAC-Hs at East Salamanca, New York.

Metrolink F59PH at Simi Valley, California in August 2016.

This is a variation on the program I gave in Cork last October.

I’ll will present grand selection of REAL 35mm colour slides detailing General Motors Electro-Motive Division diesels at work and will cover numerous models on many different railroads, and feature some dramatic locomotive photography. 

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Conrail Slide Show Wednesday January 9, 2019.

Conrail Office Car Special at Boston in November 1987.

Tomorrow Wednesday January 9, 2019, at 730pm, I’ll be presenting a slide show on Conrail to the Amherst Railway Society in Palmer, Massachusetts.

Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.

The program will feature some of my finest vintage slides; Kodachrome and otherwise.

Conrail NHSE at Chester, Massachusetts.

Westward Conrail MBSE ‘The Queen’ approaching the Pioneer Valley Railroad diamond in Westfield, Massachusetts—a scene much changed today.

Amherst Railway Society’s Clubhouse is located in the old Palmer Grange building on South Main Street near the intersection with Route 32, a stone’s throw from the old Tennyville Bridge over CSX’s former Conrail—Boston & Albany—mainline.

See Amherst Railway Society’s page for details:

http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/meeting-Jan2019.php

http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/meeting-Jan2019.php

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TONIGHT: Slide Presentation in Cork City on General Motors Locomotives in North America.

Tonight, Monday 8 October 2018 at 8pm, I’ll be giving a slide presentation to the Irish Railway Record Society in Cork on General Motors Diesel-Electric Locomotives in North America.

The talk will be held at the Bru Columbanus Meeting Rooms in Wilton, Cork City.

I will present a variety of colour slides detailing General Motors Electro-Motive Division diesels at work.

In June 1961, a Rock Island LWT12 with Aerotrain styling leads a TALGO-built consist at Blue Island, Illinois. Kodachrome slide by Richard Jay Solomon.

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Slide Show and Book Signing July 16, 2018 at the 16 Acres Branch Library in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Join Brian Solomon at 615pm on Monday July 16, 2018 for a  slide presentation on European Railway Travel followed by a book signing for my new Railway Guide to Europe (published this year by Kalmbach Books).

This will be a real slide show with authentic 35mm color slides (in contrast with projected digital slide) that picture more than 20 years of travel across Europe.

The Springfield City Library 16 Acres Branch Library is located at 1187 Parker Street in the 16 Acres area of Springfield, Massachusetts.

For details on the library see: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/sixteen-acres-branch/

Details on Library events see:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/s/sprngfld/ek.cfm?&curKey1=sixteen%20acres

Questions call:  Reggie Wilson 413-263-6858

Click here for details on: Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe.

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Brian Solomon Slide Show and Book Signing July 16, 2018—16 Acres Branch Library, Springfield, Massachusetts.

At 615pm on Monday July 16, 2018, I’ll be giving a slide presentation on European Railway Travel followed by a book signing for my new Railway Guide to Europe (published this year by Kalmbach Books).

This will be a real slide show with real 35mm color slides picturing more than 20 years of travel across Europe.

The Springfield City Library 16 Acres Branch Library is located at 1187 Parker Street in the 16 Acres area of Springfield, Massachusetts.

For details on the library see: http://www.springfieldlibrary.org/library/about/sixteen-acres-branch/

Details on Library events see:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/s/sprngfld/ek.cfm?&curKey1=sixteen%20acres

Questions call:  Reggie Wilson 413-263-6858

Click here for details on: Brian Solomon’s Railway Guide to Europe.

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