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Boone & Scenic Valley Railway Museum

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Chuck Pike, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Chuck Pike

    Chuck Pike Mu-43 Veteran

    333
    Apr 3, 2010
    Charlotte, NC.
    These were taken at Boone & Scenic Valley Railway located in Boone Iowa.

    Crane used to remove parts from older equipment to use on working stock.

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    Rusty old tank car.


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    One of the old items of equipment along the tracks of the museum.


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    Inside of a passenger car. I used to ride one like this in the 50’s from Stockton to San Francisco.







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    Remember the folk song, “The Rock Island line”?


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    This train ride I was on moved along at a slow pace, and I was able to take this out the window of the car I was on. The fields full of corn. I never saw so much corn in my life.


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    The conductor came through and took our tickets. My grandchildren loved the ride.


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    Another view of the crane car. Back when I was a small boy in the 40’s, my toy train had the crane car.


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    These were all shot using the Panasonic GF1, with the 14mm lens. Processing is in LR, and conversion is using Silver Efex Pro 2

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Excellent series, Chuck.

    Even without many of riding trains these days, they still appeal so strongly to kids. My boys loved riding on an old-style train like these.
     
  3. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    859
    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Chuck,
    Very good use of the B&W treatment. It really underscores the gritty texture of these old vessels. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    I really liked numbers 4, 6, & 7. I like the B&W processing, it's well suited to the subject. :smile:
     
  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    well done !
    Our 11-year old also loves everything technical and was in heaven in a very similar place in Belgium

    C U,
    Rafael