This Space for Rent

Railroad picture of the day

I detoured over to the SPYellow Menace mainline on the way home from work today because the northbound Coast Starlight was supposed to be getting into Union Station at around 5pm. I was trying to find a new place to take pictures from, and was planning to take pictures from under the 99e viaduct by OMSI, but that bridge is all fenced off as part of the demolition process, so while I was still wandering around I heard the gates on 9th Ave start to go down and I had to scamper for an clear view to get even a single picture.

I've been trying to make my pictures of moving trains look more like they're moving, so I've been playing with slower shutter speeds. #23 is a bit close, but you can certainly tell that it's moving in this picture.