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Clarence Coyote and Project Courier - Part 30 - Pictures to Take Back Home

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The setting is in Duran, New Mexico on a July summer night in the year 1960, going on 2:06 am.
Still yet off in a distance, is the Southern Pacific passenger train that runs southbound through Duran at 2:07 am, approaching at 80 mph.

Southern Pacific Passenger Train - Year 1960 - Summer Version by moyomongoose

If you zoom in the image, you might notice a flashing effect from one of the train's lights. That is from what was called a Mars-light that wags in a circular pattern which gives a flashing effect. Trains running at high speeds back in that day and time would have a Mars-light going. They didn't have the three light configuration back then.

For those who are not old enough to remember them, here are three videos showing a Mars-light on a train;

This is now a in-text image where 11 year old Jed Coyote gets permission from his parents to get pictures of the crossing signals lighting up at night.

Crossing Signals for In-Text Image by moyomongoose

night 10,320, train 1,219, new mexico 221, year 1960 216, tracks 111, headlight 31, signals 9
Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 1 year ago
Rating: General

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