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Trackside with Erik and Mike Vol. 56 recap

See which railroad photo our readers deemed the best.
Published: September 18, 2006
Thanks to everyone who voted in the Trackside with Erik and Mike Vol. 56 voting competition and shared comments in our associated Trains.com reader forum.

Here are the voting results:
Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 Elm Grove, WI
ISO 100, 1/500 sec. at f5.6, 55mm. Canon 20D.
Photo by Erik Bergstrom
Erik Bergstrom's photo:
66% (386 votes)
Minnesota Commercial GE no. 54
ISO 200, 75 sec. at f10, 28mm
Photo by Mike Yuhas
Mike Yuhas's photo:
34% (199 votes)
Mike Yuhas says: Wow. Steam still rules, apparently!

Erik Bergstrom replies: Yes, and I can't help but feel a little guilty. I really liked your shot and thought you got the short end of the stick. Oh well; we've both taken our share of unexpected victories and defeats during the course of writing this series.

Mike: That's true! And I'm not shedding any tears over this because, as I recall, I won with a similar proportion in Trackside with Erik and Mike Volume 54. That installment featured my 261 shots.

She sure is a beauty, isn't she?

Erik: She sure is. It's awesome to hear her approaching.

If I can ever get our co-worker Rob Oberheide to share the video of the 261 that he shot that day (which may include my performance atop my ladder), I'll share it with the rest of you.

Mike: Well, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to make some more railroad photographs. Thanks to all for voting and participating in the forums. See you next week!
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