Inspiration to take pictures

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by grumbeast, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

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    After seeing Farmer Ron's photo's I was inspired to pop out this lunchtime with my little 2.1Mp snap camera that my wife bought me. I managed to catch train 501 (a local job out of Truro) on its way to switch a local lumber yard and cement works.

    Here are some of the pictures.

    Graham

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    grumbeast Member

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    A few More

    Here is the train as it approaches the cement plant

    Graham

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos Graham and catching that little MOW unit is a bonus.
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    Nice shots Graham! That little camera is not at all bad - the colours look great! Seems kind of odd to me that they would need a double-header for a small-sounding switching assignment..... or is there more to it?

    Anyway, thanks for the neat photos. :)

    Val
  5. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

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    Hi Val,

    All of the local switch jobs we get here are double headed. The usually run tail-to-tail so it may be a visibility thing as we don't have many Y's Of course it may also be that we get all of the dross and old loco's and they're worried about reliability.

    Still it gives me a great excuse to buy two of everything!

    Graham
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    We sometimes get a double-headed switcher in at the local fertilizer plant, but it is usually because the rest of the (sometimes very large) train has been left at the junction. They just don't diconnect the locos to move a fwe covered hoppers.

    Andrew
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    Oooh - good thinking!!!! :D :D

    Val
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    Great pictures!