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Thanks guys for your comments on the photo. The 'sex' in the photo is from the station name Essex in Essex, Ct. I didn't think in terms of the cut word being a problem because I knew it was Essex, but I see how those that didn't know that might have a question or two. Just so it's clear I have no problem with sex (like it alot), but I'll try a crop or maybe just clone it out and see how I like the result.

Post #1261, May 01, 2012 07:14:33 as a reply to post 14357988


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Two things. One, I am a total newbie and I know these are very amature photos. Two, I have never, in my life, taken a picture of a train. However, I do love antiques and discovered these the other day while checking cows at a distant pasture. I just stumbled upon this thread and thought it would be fun to post these. Since these are my only train pictures, they are also my best...

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John37 -

Would you please tell me more about this train that runs through Niles canyon. Is it a weekend/tourist type train? How long has it been running there? What are it's typical arrival and departure points?

Years ago, when I lived in Fremont, I would drive through Niles can going to the valley, but I don't recall any steam locomotives.

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Ron

Post #1263, May 01, 2012 17:09:51 as a reply to LHeyden's post 1 hour earlier.


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@ Ron,

Everything you want to know about the Niles Canyon Railway.
http://www.ncry.org/external link

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jollyroger99 wrote in post #14362912external link
@ Ron,

Everything you want to know about the Niles Canyon Railway.
http://www.ncry.org/external link

Sweet! I didn't even realize they had such a website.
thanks

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your welcome.

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Right from the JPEG, have not got home to edit it from the raw file just yet.

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Loco-motion

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Gotta love the 844

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Post #1269, May 11, 2012 21:37:02


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UP 844 leaving Bay City

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UP 844

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Post #1270, May 11, 2012 21:48:03 as a reply to Mike6158's post 11 minutes earlier.


"without the image it wouldn't be photography. It would be holding an expensive black thing that makes click sounds..."
Me, 2006

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

It's time to go fishing <*)}}}><

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The Galloping Goose

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C&T 487

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Post #1271, May 11, 2012 22:02:11 as a reply to Mike6158's post 14 minutes earlier.


"without the image it wouldn't be photography. It would be holding an expensive black thing that makes click sounds..."
Me, 2006

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

It's time to go fishing <*)}}}><

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UP 844 is quite a beast, nice pictures, like the following ones too.

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That Galloping Goose is quite the unit. Where was that taken if you don't mind?

Post #1273, May 11, 2012 22:48:06 as a reply to jollyroger99's post 9 minutes earlier.


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madjack wrote in post #14419072external link
That Galloping Goose is quite the unit. Where was that taken if you don't mind?

I got lucky on that one. I was on a "riding around the Rockies" trip and I passed through Chama. I saw the rail yard and shot the 487 and a number of other things (like constructs and buildings). I continued on to Cumbres Pass and as I was driving by, with no intention to stop, I noticed the rail station and a single car in the parking lot. I pulled in to get a few shots of the station and the guy in the car got out and asked if I knew when the Galloping Goose and 315 were due to arrive. I told him that I didn't even know what those were :D and he explained that they were on a commemorative run (if I remember right) and they were running late. Within an hour a large number of cars and pickups barreled into the station and photographers and rail fans went everywhere. Not long after that the Galloping Goose came in followed by the C&T 315. I got real lucky...

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Here's a vid if the UP 844 leaving Bay City. Notice how it ends :oops: I put the video camera on the rear wheel of my truck so I could shoot stills and when the train went by I was so fired up to get to the next crossing (it really moves on down the rails so I knew that I needed to get going) that i forgot my video camera. I didn't remember it until I was set up 30 miles down the road. I thought for sure it was crushed or someone picked it up. I think trains bring me good luck.

Coming in to Bay City

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Leaving Bay City

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Post #1274, May 12, 2012 08:17:20


"without the image it wouldn't be photography. It would be holding an expensive black thing that makes click sounds..."
Me, 2006

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

It's time to go fishing <*)}}}><

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Thanks for that! Wow that camera hit the weeds fast. Lucky you got it back in one piece. Good video of the train.

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