Being on top of things.

Peirce Oct 28, 2002

  1. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    This is a challenge, but not a contest. The point of view is from above, looking at the tops of things, railroad things, of course. But, since this forum is interested in details often missed wheh photographing trains, we want details only, not whole trains or whole rolling stock. So, let's see what you can find in the way of details that usually can be seen only from above.

    For starters, this example is a picture I used in another thread. Here we have EMD cooling fans installed on the top of an Alco RS-3m.

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  2. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    You could see the round cooling fans on this engine while on the ground if you move back far enough. But, you wouldn't see the blades unless you were looking down onto it!
     
  3. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    Good eye for detail, JT. And, that is my objective. It is very likely we will discover more details such as you point out. This is going to take more work than some of the other threads here. I know I have very little in the way of pictures detailing the top of things.
     
  4. guppyman

    guppyman TrainBoard Member

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    I was really hoping this topic would take off. Maybe posting and getting it back to the top will spark an interest. Anybody got views from the top out there?
     
  5. Martyn Read

    Martyn Read TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here's a detail that should be useful for modellers! This is what the inside of a hopper car looks like. NS Hopper car NW7266, Taken at Enola PA, Sep 2000.
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  6. Peirce

    Peirce Passed away April 3, 2009 In Memoriam

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    This topic isn't an easy one. I know I have to make a greater effort to shoot some new pix, now that I am back from my trip.
     

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