Railroad Photography

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    Blueimac Novice Member Registered Member

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    Share your best Railroad or Train images with everyone here :glasses9:
     
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    Pacific Iron Horse

    Pacific Iron Horse - Little history is known about this No. 113 Pacific type steam locomotive with 4-6-2 wheel arrangement other than that it was used in regular revenue passenger and freight service over the entire Florida East Coast system ( founded by Henry Flagler ) for 35 years.

    Photographed in natural light under the train shed at The Gold Coast Railroad Museum located in Miami, Florida.

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    East Coast Pink

    East Coast Pink - Florida East Coast EMD GP40-3 refurbished locomotive #436 bearing the deep blue color of the FEC railroad's other yard locomotives but now with pink trim and the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. Photographed in Downtown Miami on it's return trip from the Port Authority at Dodge Island.

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    ISO 100, 24mm, - 0.67 ev, f / 4, 1/60 sec, White Balance - Cloudy
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    Silver Trim Bulldog

    Silver Trim Bulldog - The Florida East Coast Railway developed by Henry Morrison Flagler never owned an E8 type diesel-electric (one of forty-six built for the Pennsylvania Railroad by General Motors Electro Motive Division in 1952), So when it was acquired by The Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, Florida they repainted it in FEC colors and renumbered it 1594 which would be the next FEC road number for a locomotive of this class.

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    :thumbsup: nice, spl the Pacific Iron Horse :love:

    there a chance you're into aviation photography as well ? :glasses9:
     
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    Thanks, I haven't done any aviation photography yet but would like to if I ever get the chance
     
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    Nice share, David.
    I was wondering when we get to see your "train" photography. I know a little of your work and i find it very inspiring. :thumbsup:

    Keep them coming .
     
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    Combination Baggage 259

    Combination Baggage 259 - Inside one of the few remaining examples of a "Jim Crow" segregated Combination Baggage and Coach railcars built in 1913 for the Seaboard Airline Railway.

    This type of car was often referred to as a "combine." and was operated over the entire Seaboard system. Numbered the "259," it was routinely found in service during 1956 and 1957, between Tampa and Venice, Florida.

    Photographed in natural light under the train shed at The Gold Coast Railroad Museum located in Miami, Florida.

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    Chessie On The Boulevard

    Chessie On The Boulevard - While out one morning looking for trains to photograph I came across this CSX 4306 GP39-2 locomotive ( Chessie System and Seaboard System Railroad ) sitting idle just before the Amtrak - Tri-Rail Park and Ride on Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida just after sunrise.

    The EMD GP39-2 is a 4-axle diesel locomotive built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division between 1974 and 1984. 239 examples of this locomotive were built for American railroads. The power for this locomotive is provided by a turbocharged 12-cylinder EMD 645E3 diesel engine, which could produce 2,300 horsepower (1,720 kW).

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    [MENTION=127]Blueimac[/MENTION], love your train work.
    How do you manage to get this close though. Out here we're not really allowed to get this close to the railroad . :yesyes:
     
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    Thank you Iris - The shots from The Gold Coast Railroad Museum were easy, You can get as close as you want. But other than that let's just say I shoot fast and run :glasses9:
     
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    Hahaaha, that made me laugh.
    Shoot and run as fast as you can. :lolol:
     
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    I actually heard about a photographer who was stopped by the railroad police ( do they have those where you live ? ) and they confiscated his memory card, Other than that I don't know if he was arrested but the railways here are very strict. So usually I shoot very early and in very remote places - also use a lower grade card that I don't care about if confiscated :)
     
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