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Gilluly Boy waiting to photograph a train at Gilluly Curve
30-JUN-2005 Dave Beedon and Joe Tripod

Gilluly Boy waiting to photograph a train at Gilluly Curve

Gilluly, Utah view map

Railfans have a tough job: they have to sit around for hours to photograph a train. In remote areas this can be challenging, as Mother Nature usually doesn't provide comfortable seating. Thus the need for the folding camp chair. My car is a mile away; I had to carry the chair on my backpack to use it here. A juniper tree shades me from the blaring sun as I pass the time near the railroad tracks.

From this shady spot I photographed a train that was coming and going simultaneously.

I owe a big "thank-you" to Joe Tripod for helping me take this picture. He doesn't need a chair.


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John Cooper21-Jul-2009 21:48
"Gilluly" ? I think you make up these names Dave, purely in the interests of entertainment of course.
My ulterior motive meter has registered zero on this one.
Memo to self, think I will check the batterys on the UMM.
longbachnguyen22-Jun-2009 05:02
Dave you look good and comfortable...your hat looks like a face...white rabbit.
Dave Beedon02-May-2009 03:06
Steve, after glancing at the linked page and reviewing the matter with my legal department, I have come to the decision that legal action at this time would not be in the national interest.
Steve Ainsworth01-May-2009 21:33
Dave, bring on your Legal Department! I have a secret weapon in my corner:
Dave Beedon30-Apr-2009 18:39
Steve, that guy wearing the hat is Bugaboo Smith, someone who accompanies me on many of my treks. He is shown in more detail here: . His hat is anything but silly, so my Legal Department will be in touch to educate you on the cost of using slanderous comments in a public forum. (See Larry's hat comment for an example of gracious communication.) I prefer not to comment on the nature or legality of the grin on the other guy, as doing so might be self-incriminating.
Steve Ainsworth30-Apr-2009 16:30
Who's that little dude in the silly hat sitting next to you? That guy sitting next to him has what used to be known as an "illegal grin".
1moremile29-Apr-2009 22:23
Nice that your hat even has a smiley face for Joe. That guy, Joe really has a way.
dan dunn17-Feb-2007 14:16
sorry Dave I forgot how to spell "throw"
dan dunn17-Feb-2007 14:15
Didn't Tonya Harding through Gillully a Curve; or was that a hub cap?
1moremile20-Dec-2006 01:11
I like this image. You brought a chair but nothing to read? You look very relaxed.
How come Joe is so thin lately?
Dave Beedon18-Dec-2006 18:06
Even though Joe is a lightweight (890g/1.9lb), his attitude is never so. He never goofs off. He does, however, relax between assignments.
jCross18-Dec-2006 17:17
Did Joe Tripod get a chance to goof off and relax in the shade too?
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