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.