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BNSF 6198: Tesla Fuel

BNSF 6198, a GE ES44AC, pulls a load of Tesla Fuel through Palmer Lake in Colorado. (Yes, the Tesla Fuel post from the other day was pic from this train).


Grainy or Blurry?

There’s an owl that comes to visit occasionally. He sits at the very top of the tree right outside our window and hoots. It’s fascinating, and we’ve started calling him “our owl”. The last time he came to visit, I tried to get some pictures. As you can see, I didn’t have the best luck getting a good photo; but you can decide which final shot was better: the grainy or the blurry one?

Boeing 747 Dreamlifter

When we were headed up Oliver Ave in Wichita, Kansas to visit the Kansas Aviation Museum, I saw this Boeing 747 Dreamlifter sitting on the ramp. Of course, I had to stop for photos.

Boeing use the Dreamlifter to transport sub-assemblies for the 787 Dreamliner to their final assembly lines.

SR-71 — Kansas Cosmosphere

Several years ago, I was out in Kansas visiting my brother and his wife; my parents were also visiting. We went down to Hutchinson one afternoon to visit the Cosmosphere. I enjoyed the museum, even though the space program or space travel isn’t something I’m overly interested in.

What I really enjoyed was the planetarium presentation; and I thought my daughter would like it. When we planned to spend the week over Christmas with my brother, I knew I wanted to revisit the Cosmosphere — all our previous trips out there have been too short.

The kiddo, predictbly, was not very interested in the museum; but did like the actual SR-71 Blackbird (#17961) they have in the lobby. (She also like the planetarium presentation).

It’s not easy to get photos of this plane; it’s massive. I was using the wide-angle lens on my mobile phone to get these.

Check out the museum gallery photos.