Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

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    Russell, obviously specialized Chicago Leasing cars. What is their purpose?
     
  3. r_i_straw

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    Spreading ballast for new track.
     
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  4. SP 9811

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    SP 9811 grade crossing.jpg
    Crossbucks gaurd as 9811 west crosses Ave. C. Lancaster, CA 1995
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Aaaaah, the old SP we knew and loved!

    :love:

    I remember being so excited when they would come up to Seattle on occasion in the early 80's over the BN!!:D
     
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  6. BuddyBurton

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    [​IMG]IAIS 513 leading SACR28 back to South Amana. Walford, IA.[​IMG]M338 East at Winthrop, IA.[​IMG]EJ&E 661 working CN Waterloo Yard


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  7. r_i_straw

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    Southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma today.
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    In Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  9. Kurt Moose

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    That Frisco caboose is beautiful!! (y)
     
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    It sure is!

    Doug
     
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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    They did a great job on that caboose.

    Westbound autoracks at 33rd St
    The V-DILPTS1-30 passes into the deepening ice fog at 33rd St in Minot as it grinds up the icy rails westbound.

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  12. Akirasho

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    nice. any post processing?
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

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    Yeah, mostly knocking down the highlights a bunch. I also brought the shadows up too. I shoot in RAW so I have that flexibility. I'm still learning my new camera.
     
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    Which camera/lens/exif if ya got it. What software. Ditto RAW (D3400) Just curious.
     
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  15. Hardcoaler

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    I greatly enjoy doing railfan photography (Nikon D5100), but have so far never experimented with RAW. I remain curious about it too.
     
  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Canon 7D mk II, 50mm f/1.8 STM, 13 sec, ISO 200. Post production in RAW with Adobe Lightroom creative cloud.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Hail to the Chief (from MSN newsfeed)
     
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  18. HemiAdda2d

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    I find RAW allows way more flexibility to do post production adjustments over JPEG. More adjustment scale in exposure, highlights and shadows principally, but it has other benefits I'm just beginning to figure out. It makes it a bit more difficult to take a photo and upload it to RailImages, but the results are worth it. Cameras rarely see in the dynamic range the human eye can.
     
  19. BoxcabE50

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    There was actually a joint SP-BN train which came up to Seattle. I cannot recall the symbol right now. I saw the power in Tacoma a fair number of times. I have a slide or two taken there, somewhere.
     
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    Yes, rest in peace...

    Dom
     
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