350,000 pounds of majestic power

Pennsylvania Railroad EP20 class passenger diesel locomotive No. 5901.  Constructed by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in 1945 as their model E7, this locomotive and her sister no. 5900, now defunct, have the distinction of being the first pair of passenger diesels delivered to the Pennsylvania Railroad.  It has a fuel oil capacity 1200 gallons and weighs 315,000 lbs when fully loaded. This is the same locomotive that appears on the cover of Alan Jackson's music CD "Freight Train".

Shot with the Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 10-20mm lens @ 10mm.  Aperture priority mode F18, ISO 100, spot metering, exposure bracketed for one set of three frames with 2 stop variance (-2, 0, +2 EV range).  Camera was tripod mounted.  Nikon infrared shutter release used to trigger the shutter.  Tone map post processing done with NIK HDR Efex Pro 2.  B&W conversion done with DxO FilmPack 3.