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Trainspotting

Unread postby Juanito200 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:17 am

I came across this train while out shooting this weekend. I don't see trains very often where I live, so I was glad to have the opportunity.
I'll start this thread out, but please feel free to post any train or train related photos you have here. John
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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby mughdesi » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:26 am

Nice shots, especially the second one.

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby aster » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:34 am

Hi John, :)

Great start for the Trains Thread!

Love the closeups with low wide angles but I also like the last shot that shows the vernacular of these train stops. ie; that showel thrown aside rather randomly and carelessly; the wooden poles that are slanted sideways; the apparatus that's worn,, corroded but still functioning are somethings that pertain to sites with train tracks and active trains.

A pretty nostalgic site..


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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:57 am

Nice.
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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby Birma » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:18 am

Nice shots of those long trains and great looking locos. Nice start to a thread :D .
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Unread postby Dusty » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:01 pm

I've been promising the kids a trip to the Museum of Transportation this spring. Looks like I'll have to grab some train shots while there.

The 'burb I live in is one of St. Louis' original suburb because we had a train station, and business owners would take the train in to the City in the morning, return for lunch and go back again, all on the train. Now the only trains that come through are freighters a 2am, blowing their horns. I often hear them off in the distance.

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Unread postby david antony » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:39 pm

Great start to this thread John. I think (hope) we will be seeing more great train shots.

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby Birma » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:31 am

Here is a slightly older design - a steam engine from the Severn Valley Railway taken last Christmas Eve when boarding the "Santa Special" :D .

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Unread postby david antony » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:02 am

Like that one Birma. One from the 40s or early 50s?


Here is a Canadian Pacific, today late afternoon.

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby aster » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:39 am

Delicious loco for the 'Santa Special', Birma, all steam and conductor choice intact. : ) Must be a fun ride...

And a 'Canadian Pacific Special' as I call it right after Santa Special. How the loco designs differ from land to land... Fine shot, David Antony. : )

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby Birma » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:51 am

Nice one DA. North American locomotives always look really "business like" compared to UK ones, as if they are meant for more serious work. Then there is the moose catcher on the front as well :)
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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby Juanito200 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys. Nice shots Birma and DA. I think we can get some world wide train shots here!
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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby caporip » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:28 pm

Some awesome machines there!

The Spitfire special pulling in at Faversham Station for the Hop festival:-

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby david antony » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:06 am

Canadian National leaving Roberts Bank early evening today.

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Re: Trainspotting

Unread postby aster » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:32 pm

Caporip, that's a neat and small 'Spitfire'. : )

David Antony, you're very lucky to have so many Canadian train types speeding close by your highways. : ) That's a nice industrial-looking one...almost robotic with no sight of human accomodation.


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