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Forum: On Rail

Railroading, from speedsters, to MOW, to freight, and passenger.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Who inspires you?

    Ross' comments on the May Contest thread got me thinking - who inspires you and your rail photography? Yeah, I'm addressing the rail photogs here - not trying to exclude everyone else (well, yeah I am, but it's nothing personal :D), but I'm curious where the other rail photogs draw inspiration...

    Started by TomNanos, 05-30-2007 10:02 PM
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  1. Low Angle Perspective

    Some HDR low angle

    Started by GraphyFotoz, 10-22-2014 01:07 AM
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    10-27-2014 07:48 AM Go to last post
  2. Old Pullman

    Just needs a little paint is good to go..

    Started by stoneylonesome, 11-21-2012 08:47 AM
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  3. Pfizer & Housatonic RR

    Went through my archives and found this one of the Housatonic RR waiting at the Pfizer plant in Canaan CT the Pfizer plant

    Started by stoneylonesome, 10-08-2012 09:49 AM
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  4. Old Pullman Car

    Just needs a little paint is than good to go.:D

    Started by stoneylonesome, 03-30-2012 01:58 PM
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    05-24-2012 02:25 PM Go to last post
  5. BSRM 9128 and New Haven NE-5 Caboose

    On 7/17/11 the Berkshire Scenic did a deadhead move to Canaan, Ct to retreive their coaches after Canaan Railroad Days.

    Started by knjmom, 07-18-2011 08:00 PM
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  6. A look inside the engineer's cab on the Reading 1251

    A look inside the engineer's cab of the Reading Railroad Switching Locomotive # 1251. The 1251 is one of nine remaining Reading Company engines. This engine was the last standard-gauge steam locomotive in daily operation on a class one railroad in the US. It was built by Philadelphia & Reading Co....

    Started by Gregg Obst, 07-11-2010 08:26 PM
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    08-26-2010 01:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Night shoot at BSRM this year

    Hi all It has been a long time that I have been able to sign on to the forum. I was wondering if there is a plan for a night shoot at BSRM this fall. now that I can get out and about again. hoping there will be a night shoot at BSRM. Its good to be back. Bob Campbell Ninety on the high...

    Started by trolleycar, 07-17-2010 03:53 PM
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  8. All aboard ! Please have your tickets ready...

    Pennsylvania Railroad passenger coach cars line up for "departure" in front of the rail station facade within the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. The coach in the foreground is # 3556, a PF class, built in Altoona Pennsylvania in 1886. It is made of wood construction. You can see the summary...

    Started by Gregg Obst, 07-11-2010 08:35 PM
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  9. Budd RDC-1 Passenger Rail Car - Lehigh Valley Railroad # 40

    This self propelled diesel passenger rail car had a carrying capacity of 90 passengers. They were built by the Budd Company in Philadelphia between the years of 19491962. A total of 398 were built. The car features a stainless steel body, 85 feet in length, an air braking system and a hydraulic...

    Started by Gregg Obst, 07-11-2010 08:32 PM
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  10. Passenger car. Free Wi-Fi not available...

    A look inside a passenger car from the Pennsylvania Railroad. PRR class P70 built in 1928 by the Standard Steel Car Company. Those seats were not very comfortable. Shot at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA. For more information on the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, visit...

    Started by Gregg Obst, 06-26-2010 12:52 PM
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    07-06-2010 02:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotive 1223

    Built in 1905 and weighing 141,000 pounds, this Pennsylvania Railroad 1223 Locomotive is one of three existing engines of the PRRD16sb Class. It has a 4-4-0 (2 B) wheel arrangement. In 1960, the 1223 was leased and transferred to the Strasburg Rail Road, a tourist line in Strasburg, Pennsylvania,...

    Started by Gregg Obst, 06-26-2010 12:50 PM
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    07-06-2010 02:09 PM Go to last post
  12. Clouds & catfish

    It's been a while, so here's a post from my most recent trip down to NJ. Here we have Norfolk Southern train 32A heading eastbound through Bound Brook, NJ on an ominous evening. Taken 6/10/2010. 40D/Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC

    Started by TomNanos, 06-12-2010 12:26 PM
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    06-22-2010 08:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Blue Dip and Clipped Wings

    Last night my train ran so late that I had to take today off. Since the weather was beautiful, I decided to go for a ride. After a couple hours of aimless wondering, I stopped by Pan Am's East Deerfield Yard. The first thing that caught my eye was one of their 'blue dip' GP40's. Shortly...

    Started by asull85, 04-03-2010 11:34 PM
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    04-08-2010 02:44 PM Go to last post
  14. Nighttime Ethanol at Stafford Springs, CT

    Went out to shoot a unit train of ethanol heading to Providence, RI early Thursday morning (3/11/10). Here's one shot of the train making their way south on the New England Central Railroad in Stafford Springs, CT along the Middle River. Canon EOS 50D, HDR of 6 or 7 images, including one lit by a...

    Started by TomNanos, 03-13-2010 08:45 PM
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    03-15-2010 01:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Abandoned Train

    Abandoned train near Albany, NY in the woods somewhere. Luckily my friend knew where it was, because I would not have found it on my own. Comments would be great!!! 1. Hallway inside one of the cars. It was tough to shoot inside because of lack of natural light. 2. Peeling paint. The color...

    Started by Aster, 02-08-2010 08:51 PM
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    02-10-2010 01:28 AM Go to last post
  16. Couple night HDRs of FECs

    Went up to West Springfield, MA last night to shoot a pair of Floria East Coast GP40s that are heading to the New England Central in Palmer, MA. Here's a couple shots I did as HDRs - both using 7 separate exposures blended together with LR/Enfuse in Lightroom, then given a touch of VelviaVision in...

    Started by TomNanos, 02-04-2010 12:47 PM
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    02-04-2010 07:22 PM Go to last post
  17. E. Deerfield Hump

    I came home last weekend from Choo Choo U and decided to dust of the camera. I wound up shooting trains (go figure). Here is the East Deerfield Hump switcher strung out across the Connecticut River.

    Started by asull85, 01-31-2010 11:52 AM
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    02-04-2010 12:43 PM Go to last post
  18. CSX in Florida at night

    Just got back from our family vacation in Florida, part of which was spent at my parent's place in Deerfield Beach. Just down the road is both the FEC and CSX/TriRail lines. One night on my way back from shooting the FEC, I found a CSX manifest freight (well, it was 2am when I took it, so I guess...

    Started by TomNanos, 01-06-2010 10:12 PM
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    01-07-2010 08:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Ns Hdr

    Here's one shot from my recent trip down to NJ for work. A Norfolk Southern GP40 idles at the Morristown & Erie shops in Morristown, NJ with a M&E caboose & boxcar. HDR blend of seven exposures, one of which was lit by the Lumedyne to open up the shadows along the retaining wall. Blended with...

    Started by TomNanos, 12-17-2009 02:30 PM
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    01-06-2010 10:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Blizzard of '09

    Well its been a while since I've been around so I figured I would pop back up on the radar. Yesterday a friend and myself went out to Norfolk Southern's Pittsburgh Line to shoot during the blizzard. As the day went on, the storm got worse. Here are a few highlights.. 1. NS 652 with a pair of...

    Started by asull85, 12-20-2009 01:41 PM
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    12-23-2009 06:31 AM Go to last post

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