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Railway: shots that won't fit in 'your best train shots'

 
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Feb 11, 2020 22:34 |  #181

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Eastbound BNSF train crossing National Trails High way (Historic Route 66) just east of Ludlow, CA [March 2009]

I took two images, the first one of the gates dropping when the train activated them (15 seconds @ f/4, ISO 200) and the second one when the train first crossed through the gates (15 seconds @ f/4, ISO 200). I had no intentions of combining the images at the time. This was an experiment with the HDR merge .

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I generally do not care for HDR pictures, but I DO LIKE your combined photos done with HDR merge!

Well done!!


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Feb 12, 2020 09:18 |  #182

Kszok wrote in post #19007892 (external link)
Eastbound BNSF train crossing National Trails High way (Historic Route 66) just east of Ludlow, CA [March 2009]

I took two images, the first one of the gates dropping when the train activated them (15 seconds @ f/4, ISO 200) and the second one when the train first crossed through the gates (15 seconds @ f/4, ISO 200). I had no intentions of combining the images at the time. This was an experiment with the HDR merge .

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/6btV​3d  (external link) Crossing Route 66 (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr


I really like this. HDR and merging is way above my pay grade, but you've definitely captured what a person would see while sitting at the crossing. Not sure how to explain it, but if I was sitting there watching the gates close, then closing my eyes I would see a negative image of the lights. Then watching the train go by and closing my eyes I would see a negative image of the reflective stripes on the train. You put both of those together in a positive image. Also looks like you captured the constellation Scorpius and Libra??


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Feb 12, 2020 09:58 |  #183

Terry McDaniel wrote in post #19008110 (external link)
I really like this.

Also looks like you captured the constellation Scorpius and Libra??

I had not noticed any stars in the photo. Very cool!!!!


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Feb 13, 2020 09:21 |  #184


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Feb 13, 2020 17:45 |  #185

Railfans just east of Cadiz along the BNSF Needles Subdivision.

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Feb 17, 2020 20:00 |  #186

Interchange at Cadiz, CA: Both the BNSF Cadiz turn and the Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC) send interchange trains to Cadiz to make the exchange. The images below show both trains appearing in the distance from the grade crossing that we were waiting at.

The BNSF Cadiz turn is seen working in the distance to set out the cars for the ARZC to pick up.

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Later, the light of the AZRC train appears as the train climbs a hill. It is bring the cars for the BNSF Cadiz turn to take back to Barstow.

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Feb 18, 2020 00:49 |  #187

Kszok wrote in post #19011490 (external link)
Interchange at Cadiz, CA: Both the BNSF Cadiz turn and the Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC) send interchange trains to Cadiz to make the exchange. The images below show both trains appearing in the distance from the grade crossing that we were waiting at.

The BNSF Cadiz turn is seen working in the distance to set out the cars for the ARZC to pick up.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2iuB​vEE  (external link) Cadiz Turn working in the distance (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

Later, the light of the AZRC train appears as the train climbs a hill. It is bring the cars for the BNSF Cadiz turn to take back to Barstow.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2iuy​W7t  (external link) ARZC distant light clearing the horizon (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr


Oh NO!! They are going to CRASH!!!!!! ;-)a


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Feb 19, 2020 08:33 |  #188

Some track maintenance equipment. First one looks like some type of brush cutter, second one apparently digs either side of the track.


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Feb 19, 2020 08:36 |  #189

Tamping appears to be much easier than when I worked on a section crew many years ago. Our tamper had to be fed gravel while it was tamping, I was the gravel feeder! Shoveling gravel at the speed of the tamper is not easy work.


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Feb 19, 2020 08:39 |  #190

One last shot.


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Feb 19, 2020 09:32 |  #191

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You have some GREAT equipment shots here!! This last shot, looking at the tracks.... wow the tracks look like they are on their last leg. Very rough, that would not be a smooth ride on those tracks!!! Those tracks appear to be needing replacement!!


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Feb 19, 2020 11:49 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #192

All the equipment is parked on a siding to the main two lines. I don't know if it's just being stored there, or they plan on reworking the siding. The track just in front of the tamper definitely needs to be raised and re-tamped.


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Feb 19, 2020 12:20 |  #193

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All the equipment is parked on a siding to the main two lines. I don't know if it's just being stored there, or they plan on reworking the siding. The track just in front of the tamper definitely needs to be raised and re-tamped.

Occasionally I will also see rail equipment parked on a side track 2-3 miles from my home, which I have posted pics of those on the main thread Post Your Best Train Shot......

I understand why they don't fix those tracks as quickly as the main lines.


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Feb 19, 2020 13:16 |  #194

I can’t imagine the cost of purchasing and operating equipment like this, then trying to figure out how to
cover that cost in freight fees. Way above my pay grade!


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Feb 19, 2020 21:53 |  #195

I've been working on the railroad.....


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