Penn Central in the Pink

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by TomPM, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    I had a request to see the grain covered hoppers so here they are:

    Atlas PS-2 Covered hopper –Lehigh & New England
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    Atlas RS-11 – Penn Central
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    Atlas RS-11 – Penn Central
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    Athearn RTR Covered hopper - Klemme
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    MDC Undecorated Covered hopper – Custom Painted – Ralston-Jefferson
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    Athearn/Walthers Covered hopper – Albert City
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    MDC Covered hopper - Klemme
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    MDC Covered hopper - Farnhamville
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    MDC Covered hopper - Farnhamville
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    MDC Covered hopper - Farnhamville
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    Athearn/Bev-Bel Covered hopper – Ralston-Jefferson
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    Athearn Covered hopper – Penn Central
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Life-Like Covered hopper – Lehigh Valley
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    Athearn Covered hopper – Penn Central
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    Athearn/Bev-Bel Covered hopper - Peavey
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    Athearn Covered hopper - NYC
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Athearn Covered hopper – Rogers Grain
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    Athearn Covered hopper – Farmers Co-op
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    Athearn/Rail Runner Covered Hopper - Seaboard
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    Athearn W/V Caboose – Penn Central
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    Athearn U33C – Penn Central
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Great Stuff - - as always!! :D
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Nice work Tom.Always like the "railfan" shots.
    Must've been a little bit after the merger. Penn Central paint shop hadn't quite gotten to that New York Central car yet....
  9. doctorwayne

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    Nice photo run-by, Tom. If all of those cars are loaded, somebody's going to be doing an awful lot of baking.:rolleyes: :D

    Wayne
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    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    GREAT SHOTS Tom!!:thumb: :D i look forward to YOUR "run by" EVERY weekend:thumb: . BTW, the rust on that PC hopper is slap AWESOME! THANKS!:D -Deano
  11. LoudMusic

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    Over and above the call of duty. Nice work :)
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    YYyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! :)
    Ralph
  13. LoudMusic

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    So when you take railfan pictures of your own railroads do you stage everything or, using this group of pictures as an example, is the train actually rolling by and you're snapping a bunch of pictures?
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    I've found that it's best to stage the shots. Those working on small, photo dioramas probably have no choice in this regard, as there might not be room for the entire train. Staging allows you to check composition, compare exposures and generally, show more detail. Here's a "pan" shot that I did in order to impart the feeling of speed. I can assure you, the loco wasn't really moving all that fast: perhaps 10 or 15 smph at most. I always shoot with the camera either on a tripod, or sitting directly on the layout.

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    Wayne
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    As Always, Awsome Run By:thumb: :thumb:
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    Thanks folks!

    They are staged. Due to the speed of the trains it would be impossible to do a run-by as Doctorwayne showed in his post. Many times I do use the locomotives to position the shot. I basically have a mark that I have to pull the car to get it in the shot. It can become a mini-specialized operating session.