CSX 5401 Thunders Through Downtown Editors Pick! Contributor's Pick!       
This photo was really only possible thanks to work on the A Line which closed almost all of the grade crossings in downtown Rocky Mount (only two were open) meaning there were almost no cars in downtown. Some other rail photo site rejected this due to being "oversharpened" whatever that means (seriously, I have no idea). Anyway, I've been trying to get a good shot of a train with the People's National Bank Building for a while - its a hard shot to get because of the lighting and shadows in downtown Rocky Mount - you really only have about an hour window with the tracks well lit before the shadows cover them - getting more of the building would be nice, but this worked out pretty good as is.
Date: 3/29/2009 Location: Rocky Mount, NC   Map Show Rocky Mount on a rail map Views: 811 Collection Of:   Zachary DeVore
Locomotives: CSX 5401(ES44DC) CSX 5416(ES44DC)    Author:  Zachary DeVore
CSX 5401 Thunders Through Downtown
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  North Carolina Part VI
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Name Type Comments Date
Patrick Treadaway General Looks like a good shot to me. I'd vote for it. 4/15/2009 7:49:19 AM
Olaf Junges General Nice shot! 4/16/2009 6:55:18 AM
Stephen Brock General This is a very nice shot Zack, it has my vote as well!! 4/16/2009 7:10:28 AM
David Stewart General Nice, Good shot! 4/26/2009 5:02:11 PM
Zachary DeVore General Hey! My first Editor's Pick! Take that railpictures.net!!! 4/26/2009 5:56:32 PM
Jim Matuska General Nice cityscape photo - good job! 4/27/2009 7:52:19 PM
George Redmond General Great shot. 4/28/2009 12:55:33 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Excellent shot 4/29/2009 3:48:47 PM
Ted Marshall General I know which site you're referring to. Don't know what their problem is, this photo is perfect! How RP.net passed this one over is beyond me. Excellent job! 6/9/2009 4:12:14 PM
Zachary DeVore General The only thing that I can think would be the shadow - or maybe because they already had a photo from that location with more interesting power (and it was on the further track from the camera which seems to minimize the shadow issues) they decided that they didn't need another one (or maybe they just didn't want any more GEVO shots) (see here for comparison http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=171689&nseq=13 ). 7/4/2009 9:37:44 PM
Zachary DeVore General BTW, for a later view in approximately the same spot which shows the removal of some of the building fronts (which by this point only had the fronts left) see, http://penncentral2002.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2151366 from October 2009 12/21/2010 5:52:21 PM
Zachary DeVore General Oh and thanks to everyone for all of the nice comments and the editor's pick. 12/21/2010 5:52:55 PM
Richard Mata-Reyes General hmmmmm.....lets see.....from my train identifying experience...this is mostly CSX Q405 i believe my friend 3/31/2011 5:15:06 PM
John Danielson General Beautiful shot! 6/11/2011 12:32:46 PM

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