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The Queen Lady
29 August 1984 @ 1817

The Queen Lady

Enid, Oklahoma

The official temperature was 107F (42C) as the late running QLA train approached the Enid Yard office for a crew change. On this particular day, the Birmingham to Los Angeles TOFC train was led by SD45's #6682 (ex-Frisco #934) and #6515, and SD40-2's #8028 and #8045, and trailed by Colorado & Southern caboose #10659. Within a few minutes the Santa Fe's Kiowa local, LMI-63-1, and the OKT's transfer to the BN yard followed the QLA.

Locomotive #6682 was the last former Frisco SD45 I observed. Built in 1969, Burlington Northern retired it in October, 1986.

One of my favorite railroad photographs. Thanks to a perfect sun angle, as well as a sky darkened by an approaching cold front, it was one of the few times I had ideal lighting for the somewhat difficult to photograph BN livery.

Kodachrome 64 full exif

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Ray Wilmoth 31-Mar-2004 04:22
This as all of your photography is excellent, only just discovered this photography base
and find your method and style of indexing to be excellent, use as many details as possible always. Don't worry about beind redundant now and then. I'm not a photographer
but I know EXCELLENT FERROEQUINOLOGY ART when I see it. I was raised next the the tracks
so to speak. My father was a depot agent-telegrapher for the now defunct CRI&P.

Keep on doing what you are doing with your photography, might even post some of it in the
alt.binaries.rail group now and then.