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Topic: Railway pictures (10)
Posted By: Micholand
Subject: Railway pictures (10)
Date Posted: 30 May 2019 at 12:49
Welcome to episode 10 of this series!

Link to the previous threads:
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-9_topic123390.html - Railway pictures (9)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-8_topic114889.html - Railway pictures (8)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-7_topic111833.html - Railway pictures (7)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-6_topic102916.html - Railway pictures (6)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-5_topic97604.html - Railway pictures (5)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures-4_topic95622.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 4
  • http://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/show-us-your-railway-pictures-3_topic91661.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 3
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures-2_topic67262.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 2
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures_topic25056.html - Show us your railway pictures


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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 30 May 2019 at 18:38

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 30 May 2019 at 19:20
Big boy with little boys!


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 11:59
Alan, very cute
but can you feel the LOVE? 💜. There was a lot there the whole weekend

All the Best______Joseph

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 14:45
Great Shot, Joe! I can tell this was in earlier in the day with the sun coming from the east. I was there in the afternoon both Friday and Saturday and it was difficult to get a shot that was not backlit. Perhaps not quite as many people (Foamers as Mathieu said ). Did you wander around the Festival area on 25th street? How about 844's sister Locomotive 833? She stood in Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City for many years before being moved to the Museum area of Union Station.

Regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 16:40
UP 833, Museum's Locomotive at Odgen's Union Station, 10 May 2019



Sony A7III Sony Zeiss 16-35 f4 @ 30mm

Freshly painted UP X26 Turbine-Electric Museum's Locomotive at Ogden's Union. 10
May 2019



Sony A7III, Sony Zeiss 16-35mm @ 30mm



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 16:51
Old and New -- Again! UTA's Front Runner passes behind UP 4014 on display @ Union Station, Ogden, Utah, 9 May 2019



Sony A7III, Zeiss 40mm f2.0


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 17:11
UP 4014 @ Union Staion Ogden, Utah 10 May 2019

This photo is in contrast to Joe's photo. Joe had much better morning light from the east, whereas in this photo the light is coming from the south west and is harsh. Also notice what a wide angle lens does. Everything looks longer and wider! And by this time of the day, the crowd had thinned out a little, though there was still a long line to view the cab.



Sony A7III, Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 18:01
Long Tall Big Boy!

Even at 16mm it is difficult to fit Big Boy into the frame, unless you are at a steep angle or far away. And what a shame kids these days are so poor they can't afford a descent, new pair of blue jeans!    Also notice the platform set up to allow fans to view the cab. The waiting line (Queue) extended way down towards the Station entrance.



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 May 2019 at 18:27
UP 6884 in Echo Canyon 10 May 2019
So from Odgen I took a little Detour home via Echo Canyon. 5 locomotives pulling this double stack.



Sony A7III, Sony FE 85 f1.8



Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 01 June 2019 at 02:21
All great shots, Kelly
The one shot I didn't get is that stand alone. Maybe the best shot of all. I wasn't there that day.

As I wrote you, after I decided to combine my CanyonLands trip w Big Boy, I knew you lived there and the last thing I wanted to do is interfere or disrupt your plans. Now that I find out we were there at the same time. Not contacting you is a decision I deeply regret.
We could have had a little Dyxum mini meet, talked shop, took photographs and reveled being in the presences of a once in a lifetime, Big Boy rebirth!   

Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Great Shot, Joe!    ). Did you wander around the Festival area on 25th street? How about 844's sister Locomotive 833?   
Regards,

Kelly




I got there from Wendover before 10am Saturday, hence the deep blue sky's. Actually didn't know if because of the crowds or traffic I would even get to see the engine. With no breakfast, got hungry and went to the street fair for lunch at this Barbecue and Blues joint, I really enjoyed. It felt like the real deal in all place, Ogden!
Went back and photographed w my ultra wide for the afternoon.
Kelly, just think we may have bumped into eachother at some time 🤷‍♂️

Sunday morning got up early to photo the 8am Big Boy departure out of the station
That worked really well. No street closures, no crowds, just handsfull of train nuts like me. Got the whole thing as good as possible. Ran into the same problem you had; 16mm was not wide enough.
I marveled and then was grateful how lucky I was. By the afternoon I was in Moab
I have to say, the rest of the 3000 mile trip went as well. Although at Mono Lake it snowed on me some




Union Pacific 833





25th st festival
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I'm going to work up an album of the Big Boy and post it
All the Best________Joseph (Coast)

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 01 June 2019 at 18:26
Thanks, Joe!

Nice shots of 833 and 25th street with Union Station.

Notice that the outer sheet metal that covered the boiler has been removed. I suspect they did this to remove asbestos insulation. Don't know why they didn't replace the sheet metal. Perhaps it was used as spare parts for 844? I think it was still in place when the Locomotive was on display in Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park.

25th street was a rough place back in the day, kind of replaced "Hell on Wheels". Ogden was a Railroad Town. The rail yards were huge. Not so much anymore.

When in Wendover did you visit the Lee's Liquor Store? It was just down the road from where you took your selfie. I always say, the only reason Wendover exists is because of Utah. Just a short drive for Salt Lake residents. Of course NNRY is about 1 and 1/2 hours south of Wendover.

It would have been fun to meet you in Odgen for a little mini Dyxum meet. Maybe next time? Friday I was there with my wife and a visitor from German,(We met Abe Lincoln who in Union States) but Saturday I was up there by myself. Must have been about 1 or 2 pm, not sure. The sun was very high and the light was harsh.

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 06 June 2019 at 07:58
My last 2 "crowd" shots

What a Beautiful Beast!



Always a sucker for a Head On shot


tfv_______Coast

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 09 June 2019 at 16:20
Promontory.   8 June 2019.

One month later! Perfect weather and far fewer visitors!   



Sony A7III, Sony FE 85mm f1.8, 1/250 f8 ISO 160


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 12:16
NS 7853 (MBS 8) "Navizence" departing Haaksbergen

https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/201505/i-qMW2fXN/A">
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The numbering/livery of this engine is actually a special story. In 1945 the Dutch Railways (NS) bought two of the same engines (Winterthur "Tigerli") from the Swiss railways and numbered them 7851 and 7852. They were mainly used for shunt duties in the Rotterdam harbour. After several years of service both were demolished.

Many years later the MBS was able to buy this one, restored it and made it look like how the two original ones did their service in the Netherlands after the war and gave it # 7853, as if it was the third in the series that was sold to the NS.

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 16:58
Great photo, Pieter! Like the gray scale treatment and that the photo includes train crew! Also appreciate the history of the locomotive. Thanks!

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 17:53
Hello Kelly
Great Promontory photo, another winner
I've seen early steamers like these, but never working. Very rare
It's my understanding that they barely had what were called brakes
thanks for sharing_______Joe

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 17:59
Hello Pieter
Love these little stories that go along w many of these engines
btw the photo Works
thanks______Joe

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 19:55
Thank you Joe!

I'm normally not happy with many of my photos, but this one I actually like, First the composition just works for me. Next, the dramatic clouds! It was near perfect weather. Normally its very hot up there this time of the year with clear skies. Saturday it was a cool 60 degrees F. Next, there were visitors but not too many. I intentionally waited till after Spike 150 to visit Promontory to avoid the thousands of people that were there. And, I really like the interaction between the locomotive engineer and the actor on the lower right side. This photo tells a story, to me anyway.

Breaks. Yes, they were only breaks on the tender wheels, so you would never see one of these locomotives without tender.

Also, to be clear, these are replicas of the origin Central Pacific Jupiter and Up # 119. They were built from B&W photographs of the originals. There were no blueprints that survived. These replicas were built for the 100 year anniversary of 1969. They really did a great job in recreating them historically accurately. They are not old dirty, rusty locomotive as in the TV series "Hell on Wheels". The railroads of that time were very proud of their locomotives -- they were the face of the railroads so they had a lot polished brass ad colorful paint. Something that was retained by many European railroads and you can still see today, especially in the UK. Also they have authentic single tone whistles, used accurately for signaling. Not multi-tone whiles blowing constantly for effect (also in Hell on Wheel). The driving of the last spike was to occur on May 8, and with different locomotives. But fate intervened, Dr. Thomas Durant's train was held hostage in Wyoming by unpaid workers and a damaged bridge in Weber Canyon, and Gov. Stanford's train was delayed by workers cutting down a tree that feel across the tracks.

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 June 2019 at 20:03
One thing I forgot. Notice the different types of smokestacks on the locomotives? Jupiter was a wood burner, typical of the Central pacific because there was plenty of forests and wood and few coal mines in the west.. The UP's 119 and other locomotives were coal burners. There were very few trees across Nebraska and Wyoming, and plenty of coal from the east.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 12 June 2019 at 10:52
Thanks Kelly,
Great narratives, some only in the West stories, learn something everyday!


Have some new photos worked up

A Wonderful, Wonderful couple of days

UP 844, the Living Legend




It's all body language

Big Boy, Steaming Ahead
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TFV

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 12 June 2019 at 10:57
Great shot Joe, especially the second

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 June 2019 at 16:06
Very nice work Joe! This was the morning of departure from Ogden. For reference, I photographed the two locomotives going up Echo canyon, the same day posted here!


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 12 June 2019 at 17:32
Thanks Pieter, Kelly,
Coming from experts like you 2, means a lot

thank you_______Joseph

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 16:59
A few from Promontory Summit

Promontory Meeting



Jupiter



Promontory (Reprise w/o watermark, it distracted)





Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 17:23
UPRR 119



A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 17:35
UPRR 119 Cab Detail



Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 17:44
119 with Fans



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Posted By: mambo
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 18:13
I like the shot very much. TFS.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 18:27
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

I like the shot very much. TFS.

+1 Nice Kelly! That first shot of the 119 in particular.


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 18:43
Thanks Mambo

Faceoff



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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 18:44
Thanks Fred!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 19:16
Jupiter under way.



Sony A7III Sony FE 85mm f1.8


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 19:49
These next four photos were taken with (IMO) very special landscape lens, Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Of course for this type of photo you are going to get some typical WA distortion, but nevertheless, very nice photos.

Locomotive 119



Locomotive 60, Jupiter



119 low perspective



Together



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 20:02
For this photo shoot I used 4 different prime lenses. The 18mm Zeiss Batis, the 40mm Zeiss Batis, the Sony 85mm f1.8 and the 100mm STF GM. Its very interesting the difference one notices in rendering between the various focal lengths and manufactures. Post processing was pretty much the same for all four. The Sony lenses are a bit warmer and perhaps a bit more consistent in color. I have 4 Zeiss Batis lenses and while they are all very sharp and render nicely, they all have a bit different color. This is reminiscent of the article that David Kilpatrick published on Minolta design philosophy compared with others. He said they wanted the same color output for all lenses, whereas Zeiss designed for maximum sharpness. It seems to me I see a bit of the same comparing my Sony Lenses with my Zeiss lenses. Not say one is better than the other, but that they are indeed different. My Sony Zeiss lenses are another animal, not really the same as either the Sony or Zeiss, though the T coatings probably makes them closer to the Zeiss Batis lenses.


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 20:54
Great engines and photo's Kelly (all of the Promontory series of 119 and 60), they really look like show pieces and you can hardly imagine they are replicas built 50 years ago. So they're already a respectable age by themselves.

Did they pull any trains, or were they just moving around as single engines?



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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 June 2019 at 22:26
Thank you, Pieter!

At 50 years of age, they have likely survived longer than the originals, which were scrapped in the early 1900s!

The locomotives are owned by the National Parks Services, as Promontory is a National Historic Site. Unfortunately they don't own any own any coaches or freight cars, which is a shame, but it is probably cost prohibitive. Though they run the steam engines to demonstrate how these engines operated and sounded to the site's visitors, they don't run any excursions. Would be nice if they did. They would have to lay more track though to do so, because the originals were pulled up and scrapped in the 40s as part of the WWII war effort. The line around the Great Salt Lake over Promontory didn't see much use after a trestle was built over the lake the early 1900s.


Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 20:46
Doc!
Excellent photos, taken by an experienced railroad photographer, from whom I have learned much
The engines look so good out there on the prairie / desert, without the crowds, in their natural western element. Where they came to life. Inside I just wish they were the real deal, but that's OK

I assume that last Great photo is you and the Mrs./ God Bless


I'm just going to post a favorite of mine from the Sacratomato, California State RR Museum to entice

The museum states that it was received from the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe RR, so I assume it is an original Santa Fe f series engine. To me thats a Big deal not an overpainted something else, It says then was painted War Bonnet scheme. If you look close, it looks like a pretty banged up war horse, the museum tried to keep as original as possible. I guess

One note the photo was taken w my inexpensive, bought out of frustration w Sony KamLan f 1.1, 50mm
hand held in a rather dark museum    


A Day at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 20:54
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Thank you, Pieter!

At 50 years of age, they have likely survived longer than the originals, which were scrapped in the early 1900s!


Kelly
   

Yes I remember seeing old silent movies (no not back in theaters) ha ha. Like Buster Keaton where they would crash these old engines, run them off cliffs and such. Today they would be Priceless

All the Best______Joe


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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 21:57
[QUOTE=Coast] Doc!
Excellent photos, taken by an experienced railroad photographer, from whom I have learned much
The engines look so good out there on the prairie / desert, without the crowds, in their natural western element. Where they came to life. Inside I just wish they were the real deal, but that's OK

I assume that last Great photo is you and the Mrs./ God Bless


/QUOTE]

Thank you, Joe!

As for those folks in the photo that you mention, well, you are close, they are "All in the family" Dazet, but not me! Its my younger brother Karl and his wife!

As for that pretty F series AT&SF, I think I saw it whern there there. They were working on it, but it din't have SF colors at the time. I assume your photo was taken since we were there a couple years ago. i'll see if I can find a photo.

King regards,

Kelly

PS, liked your photo of your first car, the SS! I grew up driving Dad's VW Beetles, but when I was of to college I bought a 1961 Chevrolet Impala, two toned red and white. Those cars would not have fit on the streets in Germany, nor could anyone afford to buy gasoline for them over there!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 14 June 2019 at 22:18
F Series Locomotive @ the California State RR Musuem, 2017

It was painted a pinkish color, maybe it was a primer?



Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 16 June 2019 at 10:30
Meanwhile, back in the UK, they are celebrating 175 years since Oxford was connected to the railway with the GWR branch line from Didcot.

The locomotive was completed in 1923. According to the local newspaper, 'The Flying Scotsman was taken off the rails from active service in 1963 with the aim of preserving it for future generations to enjoy.

It was dismantled in 1995 before being restored ... at a cost of more than £750,000.'

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https://flic.kr/p/2geHQAS - The Flying Scotsman | A65 and Tamron SP 70-300mm USD A005S

I also took a short clip on my A7 III and extracted a frame and applied a duotone filter

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:29
Hello Kelly,
The # on this Santa Fe is 347C. It was 347C when I photographed it in the restoration shop in 2010
Your photo does look like primer. As far as I know the museum has 2 other "f" diesels , a Southern Pacific and a Western Pacific. I would take a wild guess that is an SP #. A Western Pacific # I have seen is 805A



Howard S,
The Flying Scotsman is one of the most legendary engines in the world. Happy Anniversary to this event
A nice side on shot would be enjoyable

All the Best_______Joseph

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:54
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Meanwhile, back in the UK, they are celebrating 175 years since Oxford was connected to the railway with the GWR branch line from Didcot.

The locomotive was completed in 1923. According to the local newspaper, 'The Flying Scotsman was taken off the rails from active service in 1963 with the aim of preserving it for future generations to enjoy.

It was dismantled in 1995 before being restored ... at a cost of more than £750,000.'


Beautiful photos of the Flying Scotsman, Howard! Thanks for sharing! I'm always envious of all the active steam trains you have in the UK!

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:55
Hi Joe,

I did a search and it seems that it was indeed a Southern Pacific F7 in the Information I found was correct.

Kelly


Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 20:57
Anyone get pics of Big Boy 4104 in steam recently?

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 21:00
Only the ones we posted here in May when it was in Utah.
It is scheduled to head east from Cheyenne in July.

https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm - UP Steam


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 21:16
This photo might be the most important train photo I have
I was coming early Sunday morning to photograph the Big Boy's departure from the train station. This was my 1st view of it! I caught my breath and started running towards it, I couldn't believe what I was seeing

I would have been happy to see any Big Boy, only 25 were ever built,
(the largest steam engine in the world)
only 8 remain. To see this, a living breathing one was way beyond my wildest dream
Thank you Union Pacific for getting one of the 8 remaining and take the time and expertise to restoring it


The folks you see was basically the whole crowd that was there, considering the prior days crowds, I couldn't believe that either. The weather was as good as it could be. it was pure magic!🎩




Nostalgia
This next pic left me in a quandary. I couldn't figure out if I should leave the photographers shadows in or not. I couldn't tell if it added more to the photo or detracted. I felt both happened and that some will think the one and some the other.
So I left the shadows in, but the photo is of the train

by /photos/purple-bullet/Coast

photos taken w Sony a6500, Zeiss 16-70
thanks for viewing

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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 22 June 2019 at 22:01
I think that leaving the shadows in was a good move, they add context and act as a subtle lead in. A super shot, love all the steam!

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 02:06
I agree. It's just a pity that all the steam hides the unique wheel arrangement!

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 08:48
Bigsi,
Thanks for the wonderful, but totally undeserved compliment
I think your absolutely right about context. I don't mind people or other objects if they help complete the narrative the photographer is seeking.
About all the steam and everything. I thought of calling it "Rolling Thunder, full steam ahead". It was a joyous ruckus
thanks, all the best______Coast

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 08:54
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

It's just a pity that all the steam hides the unique wheel arrangement!
Who cares about some wheel arrangement but train nuts! Most people will not even know that the difference between wheel arrangements could be interesting. No, this is a great picture as it is. I can understand Joseph is wondering about the shadows, but it is giving the picture more character, as is the smoke from the wheels and the steam. And the B&W conversion is very much to my liking.

To sum it up: perfect picture, Joseph, thank you for sharing

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 09:07
Miranda F
btw, I don't know of any 4104 engine ?

but you are right, the most difficult thing was capturing the unique wheel configuration, usually the wheels and the people standing in front of them were the same height and the people were always there. Then there was a lot of steam from the engine obscuring their view. It was still a thrilling "Rolling Thunder" moment.

Audio Doc has the best picture, its his stand alone shot, I believe on its 1st day. I was still driving across Nevada. He also has some good wheel shots of 4014 pulling up the grade on its way back to Cheyenne.

thanks_____Coast

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 14:03
Wow! Addy,
Thank you, so much
Take Care______Joseph

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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 17:06
I'm not really much of a train buff, but I headed out today as "the Cornishman", a Tornado class, made a trip from Bristol down to Par. The light could have more interesting and more steam would have been great but I was pretty happy with the shot below. In the background is Plymouth's Devonport dockyard.

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A7III with sigma 70-200 os with la-ea3 @ f/5

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 18:31
Thanks, Kelly, for your kind words, and I guess bigsi's photo shows another aspect of this world.

Coast, I wasn't in a location to see the Flying Scotsman side on. A friend of mine was further down the line on the 175th birthday event and caught the Flying Scotsman and Clun Castle passing each other. Forgive the intrusion of non-Sony/Minolta gear but here are a couple of his photos

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https://flic.kr/p/2geNKwG - Flying Scotsman passing 7029 Clun Castle by https://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce-clarke/ - Bruce Clarke , on Flickr

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https://flic.kr/p/2geNKA4 - Flying Scotsman by https://www.flickr.com/photos/bruce-clarke/ - Bruce Clarke , on Flickr

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 18:53
Oh, nice scene on the viaduct, Bigsi.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 19:44
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

I think that leaving the shadows in was a good move, they add context and act as a subtle lead in. A super shot, love all the steam!

+1!


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 19:44
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

Oh, nice scene on the viaduct, Bigsi.

Yeah, nice one Simon!


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 23 June 2019 at 21:53
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

I'm not really much of a train buff, but I headed out today as "the Cornishman", a Tornado class, made a trip from Bristol down to Par. The light could have more interesting and more steam would have been great but I was pretty happy with the shot below. In the background is Plymouth's Devonport dockyard.
What about a B&W conversion?

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 06:44
Bigsi,
Thats one of a heck bridge/train shot

Howard S,
really like that that close up of the living legend

I echo Kelly, The Brits really Love their trains, all you have to do is go on flickr groups

Thanks for sharing_______Coast

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 14:57
Originally posted by bigsi bigsi wrote:

I'm not really much of a train buff, but I headed out today as "the Cornishman", a Tornado class, made a trip from Bristol down to Par. The light could have more interesting and more steam would have been great but I was pretty happy with the shot below. In the background is Plymouth's Devonport dockyard.

https://flic.kr/p/2giHwjF">

A7III with sigma 70-200 os with la-ea3 @ f/5


Very nice composition and photograph, Simon. That'a a beautiful spot for train watching. Especially steam!

Regards,

Kelly


Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 21:43
Thanks Anthony, Fred, Joseph and Kelly! I had the spot all to myself and even had a convenient ledge to sit on. I thoroughly enjoyed taking this photo and I'm beginning to see what the fuss is all about with trains   

addy- I tried a black and white and I couldn't get it to work, the train just got lost in the photo, thanks for the suggestion though.

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Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 23:05
I think your picture looks great in black and white!



For a quick and dirty conversion, I pulled the green down to zero, the blue down a bit*, then converted it to b/w and pulled the tone curve about a bit to make the distant shore less hazy. I cropped the trees and sky a bit to bring out the loco, but it's still your picture!


* Equivalent to a red or orange filter to push the trees darker and show the smoke better. No blue sky to work on, though! It also makes the green loco darker to help the contrast.

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Posted By: bigsi
Date Posted: 24 June 2019 at 23:48
Thanks, I do like that conversion Anthony, much better than my attempts. However I think I still prefer the colour, imo the softer, more diffused light (in this case) brings out the green of the landscape particularly well and that juxtaposes well with the somber monotone of the background. Also the red on the buffer(?) and the first carriage brings the train more to the foreground.

Mind you I'm not a train photographer, more of a landscaper really and I guess we look for different things in a photo!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 16:52
NNRY Locomotive 93 Blasts out of Tunnel 2, 17 Feb. 2019



Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 135mm f2.8, 1/500 f8 ISO 320


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 18:22
There's a nice bit of drama there, Kelly.

When I was waiting for the Flying Scotsman the other day, one of the enthusiasts there was talking about the conditions necessary to make steam visible. Apparently it needs to be around 10C or lower to get the best effect - amply illustrated here!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 18:39
Thank you Howard!

It was cold and snowing. You can see a few white specs of the snow fall. Plus this is an uphill grade and she was pulling a wrecking crane and other freight cars. Not only is she climbing a steep grade, she's in a banked curve as well.

I wonder if the crew had to hold their breaths going through there, though it is not a long tunnel.

A side note. This was the only place during the weekend photo shoot that I slipped in the deep snow and fell. Soft landing however so no damage done.
The things we go through to get the shot!    Mark Basset the railroads CEO actually fell off the train at this spot, but also into deep snow. Elevation is quite high here at over 6500 feet.

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 18:48
Indecently, Howard, the lock on flexible spot AF on the A7III works brilliantly for railroad photography. The GPS tagging from my phone is not reliable. I have to make sure the two are connected every time, can't get them to do this reliably, and find it too distracting sometimes in shooting locations like this when I'm concentrating on getting the shot. I miss the built in GPS of my A99. I wish Sony would give us an accessory external GPS the connects reliably with the camera. For me, for travel photography it is an important feature.


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 19:07
I share your wishes re GPS. I often forget to switch it on and I agree it's not 100% reliable when you do (manually!) connect the camera to the app. The A7 III has a big new battery, surely Sony can come up with something better for GPS tagging.

And stay safe out there getting the shots! I was wondering how far you had to hike to get to that location.

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 25 June 2019 at 19:41
Thanks, Howard!
We only had to hike around in that immediate area, up the slopes beside the rails. The train transported up there, so we cheated a bit!
Kelly


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 28 June 2019 at 18:14
Hello Kelly
fascinating picture. I wish people knew what the picture actually entailed. The time of the year quite evident and then the place you had to go to get it. You put the 2 of them together and the sum total is an amazing picture by a very dedicated rail roader 👏🏻

thanks for sharing_______Joseph

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 28 June 2019 at 19:46
Thank you Joseph! Much Appreciated!


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 30 June 2019 at 11:25
SS 657 "Kikker" ("Frog") on it's way back to Haaksbergen between Boekelo and Boekelo-Zoutindustrie

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A700 + Sony 18-250

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 30 June 2019 at 12:57
Same engine, in Haaksbergen, ready to take in water

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 05 July 2019 at 01:43
Beautiful locomotive and photos, Pieter!

Like the composition of the first one!

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 06 July 2019 at 19:07
In the Cut



Posted By: minolta_mutley
Date Posted: 06 July 2019 at 21:41
Audiodoc, that's a nice refreshing picture - steam in the snow - during summer. We where in high need of this!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 06 July 2019 at 23:21
Thanks, Ivo!

I know its been very hot over there and you might need a little snow to cool off! Of course this photo was taken in February in Nevada. Its about 28 C there right now.

Kind regards,

Kelly



Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 08 July 2019 at 23:55
Nice one. Maybe B&W effect might work as well?

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 10 July 2019 at 17:39
Hello Kelly,
another great classic
Like I stated, if people only knew what it takes to get a photo of a Nevada Northern steamer like this in the middle of winter, they probably would be amazed
all the Best_______Joe

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 10 July 2019 at 17:54
I worked up a couple more Big Boys, (I still have a ton to do). I just have way too many projects going on at once
These are for the real hardcore rail people, I suspect

the Monster




When the "Monster" blew its pistons, it was loud, Really loud!
this was absolutely a thrill of a lifetime!

Big Boy, Steaming Ahead
by photos/purple-bullet/Coast

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 July 2019 at 17:42
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Nice one. Maybe B&W effect might work as well?


Thank you, Sashi!

Indeed, B&W might work. There is not a lot of color in the photo, though I do like the subtle tones of the rock and sagebrush which is why I didn't do a B&W conversion.

Kind regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 July 2019 at 17:54
Thank you, Joe! Really appreciate your kind words! I have a ton of photos from my three days there, some of which I will share here, though it may seem odd to some posting winter photos in the heat of summer. They are getting roasted in Europe. Been cool here, until now. Should hit 99 F (37.2 C) today.

Also, great shots of 4014! I can only imagine the sound it made getting underway, plus you had 844 chiming in, which normally would have been a treat in itself! Very nice work! Were you using the Zeiss zoom for these? They do seem to have the Zeiss rendering. BTW Big Boy is in Nebraska now.

Did you see that Trains Magazine is having a Grand Canyon photo excursion?

Kind regards,

Kelly





Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 July 2019 at 20:17
In the Cut with Engine No. 40 and Friends.

Engineer, Fireman, and three fellow photogs. Notice Sony A7rIII w/24-70 f2.8 GM on the right.



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 July 2019 at 00:31
Out of the Cut -- A Nevada Northern Landscape!



Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 12 July 2019 at 07:24
Hello Kelly
"Were you using the Zeiss zoom for these? They do seem to have the Zeiss rendering"

Yes and I am light years from being able to discern that like you do, amazing!
It's basically my walk around w my a6500. A nice tight combo.

You mentioned "Notice Sony A7rIII w/24-70 f2.8 GM on the right." That setup looks like quite a handful to be climbing around on that engine with. Makes me appreciate my tight little combo. But then different picture qualities. Sure looks like you guys were having a ton of FUN!

"Out of the cut" Another Perfect winter train scene. You can't get that unique shot In many other places. Thats right out of the year 1919

All the best_______Joe

Thanks Doc

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 July 2019 at 17:01
Thank you, Joe!

As for the fellow with the A7rIII. He also has the battery grip mounted. And he was usually carrying two A7rIIIs, the second one with the 70-200 f2.8 GM. I couldn't have carried that around at my age, but its a nice setup. And no lens changing and risk of snow and ash settling on the sensor.

As you can see, we had beautiful weather early each day, but later in the afternoon the clouds and snowfall rolled in.

Kind regards,

Kelly



Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 07:49
Those few who showed up 8am Sunday morning for the departure of Big Boy from Ogden Utah, on its "maiden Voyage" witnessed an unbelievable "once in a lifetime" event. I found Ogden to be an especially scenic city and the morning was beautiful. Things couldn't have worked out much better and as it turned out I couldn't have been much luckier on the whole trip, except I hit a little rough patch at Mono Lake. Well worth driving from San Francisco

I believe Big Boy was built to scale those mountains right there.
Big Boy on its rebirth Maiden Voyage

Big Boys Maiden Voyage
by /photos/purple-bullet/Coast

of course than there were those (like AudioDoc) who were lucky enough to photograph Big Boy climbing those very mountains

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 08:44
Out of the Cut... fantastic Kelly, a wonderful image.


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 09:36
+1

A great scenic shot, Kelly!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 18:10
Thank you very much, Alan and Harald! Much appreciated!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 18:12
Very nice shot of 4014 leaving Ogden's Union Station, Joe! Thanks for sharing!


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 19 July 2019 at 22:11
Thanks Doc,
Yes it was a wonderful day and you did well yourself
Joseph

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 21 July 2019 at 15:26
Had to get up very early for a distant view of the Harringworth viaduct where the Flying Scotsman was due to cross last month. After parking the car and walking (with many others!) across fields I found a spot but knew it was too far away for my FE 70-200 f4, the longest lens I currently have for the a7ii. Still, it was great to actually see it and I share my humble efforts with you:

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 03 August 2019 at 14:58
Nice action series Brian. Only question is if there wasn't a good vantage point on the other side of the line, so the train would not be backlit. That would probably have enhanced the colours and crispness of the shots (but I don't know if the background would be as nice)



A few more from the Museum Buurtspoorweg in Haaksbergen


1: Engine # 6 "Magda" waiting along platform #2
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2: Drive gear
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3: Boilerfront
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4: Gauges
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1,2,4: A7ii + Elmarit 90/2.8, 3:A7 + Summaron 35/2.8

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Posted By: magicman841
Date Posted: 04 August 2019 at 03:06
Here's one from a recent trip to Chicago.

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https://flic.kr/p/2gGbaXd - CTA L Train @ Chicago, IL by https://www.flickr.com/photos/nabot/ - Mathieu Tremblay , on Flickr

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 04 August 2019 at 09:26
That's a great shot Mathieu

Almost looks like a model railroad

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 04 August 2019 at 10:37
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

That's a great shot Mathieu

Almost looks like a model railroad
Isn't it the shadow of his head at the bottom?
But I agree, good picture.

BTW, 750m/min is 45kph.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 04 August 2019 at 10:44
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

BTW, 750m/min is 45kph.
Yup, I think pretty fast for such a small old lady

But if you look at the gauges there's no speedometer in the cab

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