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Taurus in a Forest by shenanigan87 Taurus in a Forest by shenanigan87
Siemens ES64U2, colloquially known as Taurus, heading towards Leverkusen Opladen after crossing the Wupper.

This particular specimen was delivered in 2002, owned by MRCE Dispolok and currently leased to the TX Logistik AG.

We had really beautiful weather today, so I left work earlier than usual to do some railfanning. Picked a spot that I had only used once before, next to the freight line just north of the station Leverkusen Opladen. Sure, there isn't much traffic compared to the passenger line, and angles were limited. But I really liked this shot, with a nice low angle, giving the locomotive a very grand appearance. To my mind, the Taurus is one of the few modern locomotives that actually looks really good. And it's quite impressive in terms of performance as well, with a continuous power output above 8700hp and a top speed of 143mph. The slightly updated ES64U4 also holds the world speed record for locomotives with 357kph (222mph).

Moar Tauri:




EDIT: Put the other shots from today on DSO, including some scrapyard shots of an old carriage being torn apart: CLICK ME!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Springtime!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed! And not a moment too soon.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I realized it had to be included in my current journal -> [link] :clap:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much! :lol:

That's a very nice selection. Perhaps I should start shooting stuff besides trains as well... Or just shoot more trains with spring-themed surroundings. xD
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems you have been a tad busy of late. :)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems you have been a tad busy of late. :)
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DingRawD Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks a little bit like the Class 68 that is currently being created for the Summer term this year.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not bad looking, that's for sure!
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Budeltier Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Hach,
die ex-Abellio-Lok. Schönes Ding
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ja, die hatte schon viele Besitzer bzw. eher Mieter. x)
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