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It's April 12th again, and that means Party Favors!

Once again, it's time for some party favors, get them while they're hot!

Photo of the Year 2015-2016:

Party Favors 2016 - Volume 1 of 1

This year my photos of friends activities prompted a trip to California, so I decided to get my kicks on Route 66! In addition to a great time with friends, I scored well over 36 decent photos in less than 2 weeks! I took some other good pix from Texas and Oklahoma, but this year I'll stick with the Route 66 theme.

The Route 66 experience started by following the BNSF along US 287 from Fort Worth, TX to Amarillo, TX along the old Fort Worth and Denver line which was only good for 1 of the 36 pix. The rest came from following the BNSF from Amarillo, TX to San Bernardino, CA along the old Santa Fe line which mostly runs near the historic Route 66. For those keeping score, Texas was good for 5 pix, New Mexico 7, Arizona 13, and California 11.

The "Photo of the Year" features not one, but two trains pulling hard up Cajon Pass. Yes, both of these trains were moving. If I had realized they were going to meet right in front of me as they did, I would have set up higher on the hill for a better view of both!

The train I really wanted for the entire trip did make an appearance in New Mexico, but at the wrong time of day under less than ideal lighting conditions. I chose to feature it anyway, since it is three clean new ET44C4's as sole power, elephant style no less!

In case you missed the parties in years past, you may also want to check out the 2015 Party, 2014 Party, 2013 Party, 2012 Party, 2011 Party, 2010 Party, 2009 Party, 2008 Party, 2007 Party, 2005 Party, 2004 Party, 2003 Party, 2002 Party, 2001 Party, 2000 Party, or the first Party in 1999.

Last updated: 4/12/2016

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