Ely Nevada. Love this place!
One of the places in wild west i still have to visit. Where about did you start your hike? And how long is it, meaning what should i pack food and water wise?
Thank you for the tip, i'll most likely be there in July-August.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.
Very nicely done Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos in this thread!!!
Here are two favs from our railroad.
C&S and D&RGW power on tap at Sedalia, Colo
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.
Love that J1 photo and i probably have the same book.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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