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RE#1

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Ely Nevada. Love this place!
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Jaz avalley

Station cat
This would be my favourite spot on the layout, although I showed a favourite picture earlier of a favourite photograph.

This area still need some fine tuning, one always wants that perfect photograph.
 

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RE#1

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It’s a 16 to 17 mile hike round trip and will take all day. At least 9 hours. You start in Jacumba, Ca and walk along the railroad tracks. You go thru a few tunnels and walk across several smaller trestles. Yes you need to bring a lot of water and food. This should be done during the winter months because the summer is brutal. This rr line is not operating but know this area is posted no trespassing. Google the location for exact starting point.
 

KriegslokBR52

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It’s a 16 to 17 mile hike round trip and will take all day. At least 9 hours. You start in Jacumba, Ca and walk along the railroad tracks. You go thru a few tunnels and walk across several smaller trestles. Yes you need to bring a lot of water and food. This should be done during the winter months because the summer is brutal. This rr line is not operating but know this area is posted no trespassing. Google the location for exact starting point.
Thank you for the tip, i'll most likely be there in July-August.
 

KriegslokBR52

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On Wednesday i went to Altoona region in central Pennsylvania. After spending some time at the Horseshoe Curve, i ended up at the west end of Altoona yards. Cought this heavy eastbound coming off the mountain with DASH9s up front:
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In the background is the Altoona Railroad Museum with most of the museum set up on some of the original Juniata Locomotive Works grounds.
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On the second picture is one of the buildings where some of the steel was shaped for steam locomotives back in the day.
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Well over 100 cars later two more DPUs with two mountain helpers came in, but i was on the ground level by then. Anyone hungry for a lot of freight on a busy mainline in Appalachians needs to visit Altoona and the nearby Horseshoe Curve.
 
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dgrafix

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OMG Ken. That is an amazing picture! It looks so real, it took me a minute to figure out is was a model. Love how you added the dirt/dust cloud.
That's really cool 👍
Is that smoke modelled (cotton wool or something) or was it photoshopped in?
 

dgrafix

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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos in this thread!!!

Here are two favs from our railroad.


C&S and D&RGW power on tap at Sedalia, Colo

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Days end brings with it a spectacular Rocky Mountain sunset. Colorado and Southern F3s helpers run light over frosty rails as they coast down the mountain during their return trip to Sedalia, Colo. At times the Rio Grande borrows power from the C&S pool to meet the demanding schedule in the Platte Canyon mining district.

This image was shot on our 20"x30" diorama. It has a hand painted backdrop that was illuminated with a gelled, wireless Speedlite (external flash). Two additional Speedlites and a reflector were required to complete the lighting. The headlight intensity was brought out during the long exposure. Except for the momentary blast of flash this image was shot in near dark conditions. Basically, the flash provides primary lighting and the long shutter speed "burns in" the detail lights on the locomotive.

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Very nicely done 🫶
 

hunslet040

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This was taken in 2012 and shows the Festiniog and Welsh Highland trains in Porthmadog station North Wales.
Festiniog loco is a "Fairlie" double ender while the WH loco is a Garratt from South Africa.
This shot is not possible now because of changes to the track layout ( Note the Haul road in front of the locos).
They are both of the same nominal 2 ft gauge but have different loading gauges.

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I am reading the book by O.Winston Link on the last days of steam on the Norfolk & Western Railroad.
This is a photo I took some time ago with low light and B&W in the Winston Link style.

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Colin.
 

KriegslokBR52

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This was taken in 2012 and shows the Festiniog and Welsh Highland trains in Porthmadog station North Wales.
Festiniog loco is a "Fairlie" double ender while the WH loco is a Garratt from South Africa.
This shot is not possible now because of changes to the track layout ( Note the Haul road in front of the locos).
They are both of the same nominal 2 ft gauge but have different loading gauges.

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I am reading the book by O.Winston Link on the last days of steam on the Norfolk & Western Railroad.
This is a photo I took some time ago with low light and B&W in the Winston Link style.

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Colin.
Love that J1 photo and i probably have the same book.
 




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