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Jun 05, 2006 15:46 |  #1

Got out of bed early Sunday morning, stretched and went out on the upper deck as is my usual morning routine, low and behold what do I see, a floating train was passing my house.

I ran into the study, put together the camera with the 170-500mm and ran out on the deck and took these pictures...

The first one was as small as I could go, 170mm and the others were at 500mm.....hand held



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Jun 05, 2006 15:52 |  #2

Nice shots and nice view!!



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Jun 05, 2006 18:11 |  #3

shame there weren't any engines on board :P


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Jun 05, 2006 18:16 as a reply to  @ RadAL's post |  #4

RadAL wrote:
shame there weren't any engines on board :P

Thats what I was thinking...

I figure they are going to Whittier or Valdez. I think they both have tracks out heading norht from there...


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Jun 05, 2006 18:19 |  #5

such a weird looking boat! nice shot




  
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Jun 06, 2006 10:25 |  #6

Its a barge, being towed by a tug...you can see the chains in the first shot heading towards the tug....

I will try and get a shot of a tug included so you can see the set up...they are going by the house many times a day, I have just never seen one with a train on it...


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Jun 06, 2006 15:04 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #7

Thanks for the interesting shots - please post some more if you get the chance to catch another barge or two!

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Jun 06, 2006 15:13 as a reply to  @ i-gadget's post |  #8

Hi there,:)

The barge is on it's way to Whittier, Alaska.

Valdez no longer has tracks. Valdez only had tracks during the pipeline days. The tracks went from the barge slip to the pipe yard.

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Jun 07, 2006 00:20 |  #9

There ya go....


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Jun 07, 2006 03:00 as a reply to  @ superdiver's post |  #10

When the barge arrives in Whittier, you can see it here.

http://www.lynden.com/​aml/whittier%20cam.htm (external link)

Right now they are working the Alaska Railroad and Lynden Rail Barge.


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Jun 08, 2006 02:35 as a reply to  @ RWK's post |  #11

The AquaTrain arrived in Whittier tonight.

Here it is at the barge slip.

http://www.lynden.com/​aml/whittier%20cam.htm (external link)


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Jun 08, 2006 02:38 as a reply to  @ RWK's post |  #12

I didn't get the whole tug, here's the backend. Justine Foss


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Jun 10, 2006 12:08 as a reply to  @ RWK's post |  #13

Absolutely interesting, David. I've seen trains in then ferries (between Sweden and Denmark) but never like this.

Btw, it's now raining in Whittier.


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Jun 10, 2006 19:42 |  #14

Cool thread. Same subject, different ports...

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Jun 11, 2006 02:42 |  #15

How cool is that! To see something I photographed that sailed by my house photographed at its terminus!


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