TRAINS in the RAIN

Peirce Jul 10, 2005

  1. Peirce

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    Don't put that camera away just because it is raining.

    The Catskill Mountain Railroad tourist train waits for its passengers at the Phoenica, NY, station. The station is also a museum with its heritage from the Ulster and Delaware Railroad.

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  2. r_i_straw

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    Was a rainy day in Rosenberg, Texas. The BNSF local waited until Amtrak passed before approaching the diamond.
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    I've many great memories of trains in rain. And snow..... The sun doesn't always shine, as railroads go about their daily work.

    :D

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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    That's the truth, Ken!
    Rain and snow makes great shots with trains, if composed correctly, but clouds suck. Fog, on the other hand can be as interesting as snow...

    Just following a heavy torrential downpour, the rain is mothing more than a trickle. We were hoping the rains would be heavy, but this shot is interesting in its own right. Tunnel 29, and coal loads head east:

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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    How about trains in snow, AND fog?
    Westbound Amtrak #5, in between Tunnels 5 and 6:
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Snow, as well as fog, can make a very interesting opportunity. There's something about the way a train can be captured, as it approaches, then seems to suddenly emerge from the weather.

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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Out here in Western Washington, if you wait till the sun comes out, it could be quite a long time before you can go railfanning! :rolleyes: After awhile you get used to it and make the best of your funtime! :D That first picture by the way, that's not rain, that's a monsoon!!! [​IMG]
     
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    As you all know, it NEVER rains in Oregon, right? This shot of the two steam stars at the Brooklyn roundhouse last Friday during the NRHS convention tours. Sure glad I remembered to bring my umbrella. We only use them to protect our cameras, right? [​IMG]
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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    This is what that shot looks like in full-sun:

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  10. rush2ny

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    Here is a NY&Atlantic SW pulling a cut of Bombardier subway cars through the drizzly fog:

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  11. HemiAdda2d

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    How about a steam engine in the snow?
    (I'd post rain shots, but it doesn't rain much here)

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  12. r_i_straw

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    It was a dark and stormy night:
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    Tanken in the Late 70 / Early 80.
    Where Cambridge Street crosses the Mass Pike and TOFC, (I think) yards.
    Boston, MA.
     
  14. Martyn Read

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    I know folk out there in Trainboard - land will find it hard to believe, but it does occasionally rain in the UK as well... [​IMG]

    Here's a First Great Western class 180 'Adelante' unit, shot during a downpoar at Exeter St Davids...
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    Here 57601, now operated by West Coast Railway Co. leaves the loop at Dawlish Warren after getting run round by a FGW HST set. Typically it was in sunshine when the train arived there! :rolleyes:
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  15. Peirce

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    Nice pix, Martyn. I expecially like the first one.
     
  16. Martyn Read

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    Ta Pierce, I kinda liked it too, one of those 'accidentally' nice images, the reflections on the platform didn't stand out till I uploaded the shots at home! [​IMG]

    I must give it another go, as usually my first instinct is to go home when it rains, but that shot suggests I could get some interesting results...
     
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    Photograph by Darren E. Hadley - DHVM Website
     
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    Southbound Cascades entering the Vancouver Wa Yard.

    I think that's an empty wellcar train in the background.
     
  19. Alan

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    Great pics [​IMG]

    Just shows that trains make good pictures in any weather! I am guilty of being a fine weather photographer [​IMG] :(
     
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