Post your Train shots!

Sandpatch

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Nothing caught my eye in the Yakima train yard. So i shot their rose bush. :)

:eek: I've done this sort of thing too when the wait for a train becomes too much to endure, shooting birds, bugs, weeds and whatever else might help pass the time.

Seaboard Coast Line lock, 11/15/1992 Southern Pines, NC [Nikon N2020, Kodachrome]

1992-11-15 SCL Lock Southern Pines NC - for upload.jpg
 

crashton

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Wow, I can almost feel the rumble there -- great captures! I see that your Exposure Compensation shows "-0.33 EV". Do you set that per experience, bracketing or test shots? There are some lighting conditions that trick my D5100, resulting in dark pictures when it happens. I've look up how to set the camera to bracket, but with a moving train, I'm guessing none of the frames will capture the same composition.

Anyway, glad you found some train action at Willard. :encouragement:

Thank you, yes the DPU's were really screaming when they past by.

I have gotten in the habit of setting the exposure compensation to 1/3 under since I've started shooting with Fuji cameras. It keeps me from blowing out the highlights & shadows can be easily lifted in pp. I have used bracketing too & like you have said the composition does change. Shooting a fast shutter speed & high frame rate does help. I also try to leave room for some cropping in the composition I've lined up.
 

Sandpatch

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I'm partial to the New York Central lightening stripe scheme that was used on their passenger trains. That being said the Santa Fe Warbonnet has to be the best ever. Great photo Sandpatch. :encouragement:

Thank you. Lionel agreed with your NYC lightning stripe appraisal. Fun Fact: When Lionel introduced its landmark F-3 diesel in 1948, it was initially released in only two road names, Santa Fe (for western markets) and New York Central (for the east). It enticed both railroads to underwrite a portion of the die and tooling cost in exchange for advertising exclusivity and for only $6,000 each, both invested and saw their railroads heralded in a full page color spread in 1,000,000 Lionel catalogs. :)
 

Sandpatch

Senior Member
Taken yesterday at Lowell, NC was Train 283 led by three BNSF locomotives. I like this location a bunch with the vintage Southern Railway signal bridge. The shot's backlit, but I've seen very few BNSF units and am glad to have it. That's my wife to the left in matching orange shirt. :)

2022-10-22d Lowell NC - for upload to Nikonites.jpg
 
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crashton

Senior Member
Great catch Sandpatch! Love the vintage signals. Up here they are falling by the day, CSX & NS seem to hate the old ones. Get your pictures of them while you can. While the BNSF locomotives need a wash that GTI hiding in the background looks very clean. :encouragement:
 

Sandpatch

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... While the BNSF locomotives need a wash that GTI hiding in the background looks very clean. :encouragement:

:D:cool:! Thank you. You have a keen eye my friend. We'd taken the GTI on a 1500+ Mile road trip to NJ and it definitely earned a bath. Yesterday's trip to NC soon thereafter was to see some fall colors and we just so happened to come upon the NS main line while out. That's my story anyway. :)
 

Bikerbrent

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Unfortunately today, far too many locomotives look like this 1991 locomotives!! You really need to go even further back to get nice looking locomotives!!
 

Sandpatch

Senior Member
Unfortunately today, far too many locomotives look like this 1991 locomotives!! You really need to go even further back to get nice looking locomotives!!

One of the cleanest units I've seen was Norfolk Southern's Virginian Heritage Unit, taken 04/20/2013 when it was nearly new. Sadly, these specially painted locomotives have since become as dirty as all the others. It's not an NS phenomenon though, as grime pervades throughout most of the nation.

2013-04-20 Columbia SC NS 1069 h2 - for upload.JPG
 
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crashton

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I've not seen this one before sandpatch. Thanks for another great image from the time-machine. :encouragement:
The E8 is one of one of my favorite locomotives. It's a real shame no new locomotives have the wonderful looks of that old girl.
 
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