Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
Thread started 07 Feb 2006 (Tuesday) 10:18
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Post Your Best Train Shot......

 
Cormac
Goldmember
Avatar
1,025 posts
Gallery: 103 photos
Likes: 1100
Joined Jan 2014
Location: Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:06 |  #3136

Couple from today. Same train. Different approach to editing the shots.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1613/24766844582_2dd7733d80_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DJyy​2L  (external link) Long Train Comin (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1478/24791771551_03bc2df764_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DLLi​X6  (external link) HDR Train (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather.
Not screaming, terrified, like his passengers.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:10 as a reply to  @ post 17889398 |  #3137

As a kid I was in the yard several times before my dad retired from my early child hood to my early twenties.

Here is a shot I took of the yard from the tower at the 'hump'



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



Here is a shot of my dad on his last run when he retired taken by a fellow crew member on my dad's camera.



HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:11 |  #3138

Cormac wrote in post #17889701 (external link)
Couple from today. Same train. Different approach to editing the shots.

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DJyy​2L  (external link) Long Train Comin (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DLLi​X6  (external link) HDR Train (external link) by Matt Johnson (external link), on Flickr

Nice!!!


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Cormac
Goldmember
Avatar
1,025 posts
Gallery: 103 photos
Likes: 1100
Joined Jan 2014
Location: Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:37 |  #3139

So you grew up around trains. Cool! I get it from my grandpa my moms side and my dad. It miht be hereditary. Lol


I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather.
Not screaming, terrified, like his passengers.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:41 as a reply to  @ Cormac's post |  #3140

Yes I did grow up around trains!! :-) ;-)a

Were your grandpa and dad both railroaders? My dad was a freight conductor when he retired, starting on the New York Central then retiring from Penn-Central.


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:43 |  #3141

Inspeqtor wrote in post #17889705 (external link)
As a kid I was in the yard several times before my dad retired from my early child hood to my early twenties.

Here is a shot I took of the yard from the tower at the 'hump'


thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by Inspeqtor in
./showthread.php?p=178​89705&i=i10739352
forum: Transportation



Here is a shot of my dad on his last run when he retired taken by a fellow crew member on my dad's camera.


thumbnail
Hosted photo: posted by Inspeqtor in
./showthread.php?p=178​89705&i=i222833601
forum: Transportation

I should have added, my father retired in 1975, and as you can see he worked in cabooses! Boy do I miss them......

I have a few of my dad's railroad items.


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Cormac
Goldmember
Avatar
1,025 posts
Gallery: 103 photos
Likes: 1100
Joined Jan 2014
Location: Indiana
     
Feb 07, 2016 20:52 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #3142

Cormac wrote in post #17889731 (external link)
So you grew up around trains. Cool! I get it from my grandpa my moms side and my dad. It miht be hereditary. Lol

No. They both just like trains! Im not sure to be honest if my grandpa ever worked the railroad or not. He worked at a trucking company when i was a kid


I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather.
Not screaming, terrified, like his passengers.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
wizzells
Member
63 posts
Gallery: 41 photos
Likes: 180
Joined Feb 2012
     
Feb 07, 2016 22:35 |  #3143

A couple recent shots around Milwaukee:

Union Pacific's "Marsh Job" works back to load covered hoppers at Cargill Salt on Jones Island as the 1000-footer Burns Harbor is moored in the harbor for winter layup.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1719/24244390539_4358b440fa_b.jpg

Coke loads traverse the concrete canyons of Milwaukee on CP's C&M sub

IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5684/23484358414_585c636b34_b.jpg

My flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Brules
Senior Member
Avatar
521 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 79
Joined Jun 2010
Location: OKC
     
Feb 08, 2016 16:31 |  #3144

Excellent photos.


S100 | 5D III | 16-35 F4 IS L | 35 F1.4L | 40 2.8 | 85 F1.2 II L | 135 F2 L | 70-200 F2.8 IS II L

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 14, 2016 14:32 |  #3145

46232 wrote in post #17898104 (external link)
The wonderful Severn Valley Railway

HOSTED PHOTO DISPLAY FAILED: ATTACH id 775675 has been deleted. ]

That train company needs a new engineer! he is going backwards... in either direction! ;-)a


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Itsed65
Goldmember
Avatar
3,504 posts
Gallery: 1709 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 31465
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Hercules, CA
     
Feb 14, 2016 20:38 |  #3146

While the east coast was trying not to freeze to death today, I was actually wishing for shade while waiting for this train to come by as it was in the mid 70's out here.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1650/24402190734_0c5882c7c0_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/DbkB​9s  (external link)
8866 Rolling West (external link) by lennycarl08 (external link), on Flickr

Canon 5D MK IV, 7D MK II, 1D MK IV, Fuji XT-2 Sony A9 and RX10 MK IV
My Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Cormac
Goldmember
Avatar
1,025 posts
Gallery: 103 photos
Likes: 1100
Joined Jan 2014
Location: Indiana
     
Feb 15, 2016 21:23 |  #3147

I find myself constantly trying to find the ideal place to photograph trains. It just doesn't exist around here. There are places I've found where I can shot them safely without the whole "trespassing" thing, but the background composition is severely lacking.


I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather.
Not screaming, terrified, like his passengers.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspeqtor
Chet,You are a genius
Avatar
7,956 posts
Gallery: 87 photos
Likes: 1933
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
     
Feb 15, 2016 21:58 |  #3148

Cormac wrote in post #17899932 (external link)
I find myself constantly trying to find the ideal place to photograph trains. It just doesn't exist around here. There are places I've found where I can shot them safely without the whole "trespassing" thing, but the background composition is severely lacking.

I totally agree with you there. I have also found it very lacking.


Charles
Canon EOS 90D * Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS * Flickr Account (external link)
Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-20 f/2.8 * Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 DC Macro OS * Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Canon 18-55 IS Kit Lens * Canon 70-300 IS USM * Canon 50mm f1.8 * Canon 580EX II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Itsed65
Goldmember
Avatar
3,504 posts
Gallery: 1709 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 31465
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Hercules, CA
Post edited over 3 years ago by Itsed65.
     
Feb 15, 2016 22:54 |  #3149

Cormac wrote in post #17899932 (external link)
I find myself constantly trying to find the ideal place to photograph trains. It just doesn't exist around here. There are places I've found where I can shot them safely without the whole "trespassing" thing, but the background composition is severely lacking.

Inspeqtor wrote in post #17899979 (external link)
I totally agree with you there. I have also found it very lacking.

That does make it tough. I actually have to drive up to an hour or so away to get to some of my favorite spots, but I am lucky to have a bunch of places locally that I can also hit after work.


Canon 5D MK IV, 7D MK II, 1D MK IV, Fuji XT-2 Sony A9 and RX10 MK IV
My Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Itsed65
Goldmember
Avatar
3,504 posts
Gallery: 1709 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 31465
Joined Jan 2010
Location: Hercules, CA
     
Feb 15, 2016 22:56 |  #3150

So warm the orchards are starting to blossom in the central valley. This northbound was holding on a siding.

IMAGE: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1709/24665166899_6febc6d670_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Dzzq​Ng  (external link)
GE and Blossoms (external link) by lennycarl08 (external link), on Flickr

Canon 5D MK IV, 7D MK II, 1D MK IV, Fuji XT-2 Sony A9 and RX10 MK IV
My Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,372,792 views & 7,604 likes for this thread
Post Your Best Train Shot......
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Transportation 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is AlexRapp
1071 guests, 314 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.