A Distant Signal

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Barstow, CA

BNSF Yard

 
   
 

2002, Judd Spittler

A locomotive and a "slug" moves a sorted line of cars from the hump yard to the departure yard, to be assembled into train.  A slug is a modified locomotive that has no diesel engine, but gets electric power for its wheels from the attached locomotive.  Conventional locomotives use their own diesel engine to generate electric power that drives electric motors attached to each of the axles.

February 14, 2002, 3:41 PM
1/93 sec - f3.9 - ASA (auto)
Nikon Coolpix 995 (digital)
TC-E3ED 3X telephoto converter
279 mm (35mm equivalent)