Nathan and I left the Clarion Hotel at 8:40 PM and were bussed out to the new Iowa Interstate shop building still under construction out in Homestead. Steve Barry came aboard and gave us his do's and do not's about this event and then told us what we were planning on doing. He stressed safety and then we followed him out to Iowa Interstate QJ 6988 and set up using the natural light first as it was still getting dark.
My first four pictures of this event.
This view shows the smoke deflectors on QJ 6988.
Two more natural light pictures.
Three pictures with the portable yard lights.
The photo line which would rotate so everyone could get their pictures. I would take other pictures and after it became dark, really enjoyed the star gazing on this beautiful Iowa night.
A look west down the Iowa Interstate Railroad.
A view looking northwest. Now it was my turn to shoot my pictures using the flash lightning being applied.
Another view looking west down the railroad.
The front nose picture.
These were my best efforts of the night.
My first posed pictures.
Two different views of Iowa Interstate QJ 2-10-2 6988.
The posed pictures by the engine drivers.
Two views of the cab of 6988
A grab shot on the way back to the bus. We returned to the Clarion Hotel just after midnight and Nathan and I then returned to Motel 6. Special thanks to Steve Barry and all the photographers who made the this event a great success.
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