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Old Apr 24, 2011, 4:28 PM   #1
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It was a overcast and cloudy day--not at all suitable for aviation photography. Instead, I grabbed the gear and headed to the RR tracks. I thought the diffused lighting added some depth to the color.

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A tripple consist of GE C40-8W's


Lots of graffiti laden freight cars


A close up of the wheel axle assembly.


Saw this GE C40-9 locomotive heading in the opposite direction


And about a hundred cars later. . .
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Jelpee,

All good pictures, but I like the last one, best. I think the reason for this, is the view of the last part of the train...disappearing...into what appears to be a forested area. I don't know, but I can well imagine that the train may travel for some distance...through a forested area.

To me this evokes a bit of mystery about the journey...where is the train heading...will anything happen along the way.

As they say, a trip is not about the arrival...but the journey.

This picture communicates this idea very well.

Sorry if I got a bit 'artsy' about this...but excellent picture and it made me wonder about where it was going and what adventures may take place along the way.

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Thanks Les! Great interpretation of that last image...it does make me wonder what's around the bend as well!

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Jehan,

Glad it wasn't bright sunlight that day Yes it adds to the natural saturation. All weather is good weather, I think, especially after rain when the sun is just showing it's face

Talk about saturation!

Great pictures. I share Les's and your own fascination on "what's around the bend"

A book title came to my mind. "You can't be neutral on a moving train" by historian Howard Zinn

Thank you for posting these pictures, Jehan

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Hi Torgny,

Thanks for your comments.

Nice capture of the black beauty...am always amazed at the drastic difference in designs between the European and North American locomotive structure and styles (i.e. electric vs. diesel-electric, single locomotive vs. multiple locomotives, etc).

I need to look for some additional vantage points to do more railroad photography. But on the other hand, with the weather getting warmer, it's time to do more aviation photography...
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