Kansas City Southern Evening Train Passing Through Greenville, Texas

Kansas City Southern Evening Train passing Through Greenville, Texas

I have always loved trains and almost anything train related. Being lover of history, the history of the train and the railroad barons of the old world have always fascinated me. Seeing this this history slowly disappear as the old railway systems are bought up or shut down and being forgotten from history is sad.

Kansas City Southern Evening Train Passing Through Greenville, Texas

The Kansas City Southern is the smallest and the second oldest Class 1 railroad company still in operation. It was founded in 1887 and is operating in ten central states.

In the DFW area I see the Kansas City Southern trains pass by all the time but never up close and always from the car. And almost every time they pass by they are hauling a large load.

The above image and the images in the gallery was just luck. I happened to be heading to my car and the train was just coming into view so I changed direction to move a little closer the train to get the shot. I wasn’t fast enough to catch the front of the train clearly but this was the second shot and it came out well. Some of my favorites shots out the set is the color graffiti on the trains cars and how well they came out.

Below is a small gallery of a selection of pictures taken of the KCS as it passed by.

About the Images

The images were shot by hand late in the afternoon with the sun backlighting the train with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 lens. I then edited the images in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the images. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the images.

About James

James spends most of his free time using social media and loves to teach others about design, web development, CSS, SEO, and social media. He is addicted to Wordpress, social media, and technology. You can reach him on his personal website, Evolutionary Designs Blog, Do not forget to follow him on Twitter @element321

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  1. Hi there James:

    As I was reading your post it felt almost as if I were reading about myself. Well, in the fact that I love trains and history that is. Sadly there aren’t many places near by that I can actually photograph them and road trips just for fun don’t happen like they did when I was a kid. Either way it makes me think that I should make a trip just to shoot some trains sometime. There’s suppose to be some great locations to shoot them in and around Harpers Ferry, WV and it’s that’s only a few hours from me. Oh well, perhaps one of these days.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your photos and have a happy day,

    Barry

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