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PTT said:
Grand Canyon Railway
Alco Northern Pacific Mikado, 2-8-2
Missing the Main Rod
Awaiting restoration.

One of the many reasons why I like photographing steam locomotives is that there is an almost endless variety of patterns such as the ones you captured with the patterns of riveting.
 

dpc

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Railway at dawn
 

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dpc

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Nothing special, I just liked the colours. From a morning walk yesterday. That Illinois Central locomotive is a long way from home. :)
 

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From a day out on the Swanage railway in the summer, this one at Corfe Castle.

I was aiming for a 50's style seaside poster look.. which I felt fitted well with the subject... Though I haven't managed to posterise the colours decently yet.

Swanage_Railway_at_Corfe.JPG


Taken with my trusty 30D + 28f1.8
 

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rfdesigner said:
From a day out on the Swanage railway in the summer, this one at Corfe Castle.

I was aiming for a 50's style seaside poster look.. which I felt fitted well with the subject... Though I haven't managed to posterise the colours decently yet.

I really like this picture. Well done, rfdesigner.
 

dppaskewitz

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Click said:
rfdesigner said:
From a day out on the Swanage railway in the summer, this one at Corfe Castle.

I was aiming for a 50's style seaside poster look.. which I felt fitted well with the subject... Though I haven't managed to posterise the colours decently yet.

I really like this picture. Well done, rfdesigner.

+1 If only the folks on the platform had cooperated and worn '50's clothing....................
 

M_Max

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I like looking at this thread so thought I'd give it a bump, so here are a few shots I've taken over the years of trains.

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7D, 50mm 1.8(can't quite remember)

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7D, 70-200mm 2.8 II

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1Ds mkiii, 24-70mm 2.8 II
 

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M_Max said:
I like looking at this thread so thought I'd give it a bump, so here are a few shots I've taken over the years of trains.


Very nice series. I especially like the second picture.
 

neuroanatomist

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Last week, we took the Cog Railway to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast US and the 'home of the world's worst weather'. The Cog is the world's first cog railway and the second-steepest, with a 25% average grade. They run one trip per day (the first) with a coal-fired steam locomotive that burns a hand-shoveled short ton of coal and boils 1000 gallons of water for the trip, which averages ~3 miles per hour on the way up and 5 mph on the way down. The rest of the trips are with biodiesel locomotives. As is the tradition, we were mooned on the way up. ;)

1. A single passenger coach is pushed up the mountain by the locomotive. On the way down, the coach is disconnected from the engine, and the brakeman keeps it within a few inches of the engine that preceeds the coach down the mountain.

2. The locomotive is built with a downward angle so the boiler is level for most of the trip up/down the mountain.

3. Jacob’s ladder, the steetpest section of the railway with a 37.4% grade.

4. Smoke and steam from the locomotive drifting out over the Presidential Range.

All of the shots are with the EOS M2 and the EF-M 11-22mm lens. Thanks for looking!
 

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Sporgon

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Two shots from the Welsh Highland Railway which runs from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (pronounced Portmadock, not Port Mad Dog). The first is taken on the G1x in Porthmadog and the second on the 5DII + 40 pancake (my point-and-shoot substitute when I haven't got a PAS with me) in Caernarfon. These are the two 16 Class Garratt engines that the WHR have, built in 1958 and exported to South Africa. When the line was rebuilt and opened recently after having been closed since 1934, the WHR bought the redundant locomotives from SA. They are narrow gauge to enable them to go around tight bends in the track.

The shot on the 5D was pushing it as much as I could as it is shot into the mid-day sun and the end of the locomotive is painted black and is in heavy shadow. There are only a few specks blown in the raw of the clouds and I think the blacks have lifted up just fine.
 

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Sporgon said:
Two shots from the Welsh Highland Railway which runs from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (pronounced Portmadock, not Port Mad Dog). The first is taken on the G1x in Porthmadog and the second on the 5DII + 40 pancake (my point-and-shoot substitute when I haven't got a PAS with me) in Caernarfon. These are the two 16 Class Garratt engines that the WHR have, built in 1958 and exported to South Africa. When the line was rebuilt and opened recently after having been closed since 1934, the WHR bought the redundant locomotives from SA. They are narrow gauge to enable them to go around tight bends in the track.

The shot on the 5D was pushing it as much as I could as it is shot into the mid-day sun and the end of the locomotive is painted black and is in heavy shadow. There are only a few specks blown in the raw of the clouds and I think the blacks have lifted up just fine.

I love the NGG16 engines.. they can stroll away with almost anything you give them, yet tread so very lightly on their tracks, amazing machines.
 

M_Max

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Another two from me.
Both shot with a 1Ds Mkiii in Yorkshire a couple of months ago. First one using the 70-200mm 2.8 mkii, the second with a 24-70 2.8 mkii.

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dpc

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Not much here. I noticed they added a bumping post to a local rail end where before there were only wheel stops.
 

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dpc

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Sporgon said:
Two shots from the Welsh Highland Railway which runs from Caernarfon to Porthmadog (pronounced Portmadock, not Port Mad Dog). The first is taken on the G1x in Porthmadog and the second on the 5DII + 40 pancake (my point-and-shoot substitute when I haven't got a PAS with me) in Caernarfon. These are the two 16 Class Garratt engines that the WHR have, built in 1958 and exported to South Africa. When the line was rebuilt and opened recently after having been closed since 1934, the WHR bought the redundant locomotives from SA. They are narrow gauge to enable them to go around tight bends in the track.

The shot on the 5D was pushing it as much as I could as it is shot into the mid-day sun and the end of the locomotive is painted black and is in heavy shadow. There are only a few specks blown in the raw of the clouds and I think the blacks have lifted up just fine.

Love these old style engines! We only have greasy diesels here. :)
 
rfdesigner said:
From a day out on the Swanage railway in the summer, this one at Corfe Castle.

I was aiming for a 50's style seaside poster look.. which I felt fitted well with the subject... Though I haven't managed to posterise the colours decently yet.

Swanage_Railway_at_Corfe.JPG


Taken with my trusty 30D + 28f1.8

I love the castle in the background and how the station matches the castle. Nice angle on the train too (leading lines). Well done.
 

dpc

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Railway in the morning fog yesterday...
 

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