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    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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F Series Locomotive @ the California State RR Musuem, 2017

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

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[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


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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.

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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!
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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

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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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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.


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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
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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



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Jupiter under way.



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Thanks Fred!
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Thanks Mambo

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Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

I like the shot very much. TFS.

+1 Nice Kelly! That first shot of the 119 in particular.
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I like the shot very much. TFS.
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