Railroad Photography by RKL.

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  1. Robertkl

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    Whittier in Alaska....what a dismal place! Went there to go and look at some glaciers in Prince William Sound. Rode from Anchorage behind this beast.

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    Was surprised to see wooden sleepers still in use (I think you call 'em ties) All concrete hereabouts these days; though perhaps some "heritage" railway lines still have them.
     
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    Here's an image for those interested in railway history. My local line was once known as the Great Western Railway (GWR) engineered by the maverick genius Isembard Kingdom Brunel (we don't do names like that anymore). Despite the fact that standard gauge was well established he was convinced that the future lay with a broader measure, and adopted 7 feet and a quarter of an inch for his masterpiece. This is like VHS and Betamax for the 19th century. Inevitably the whole lot had to be ripped up and replaced with the standard gauge, plus all the locomotives and rolling stock. Achieved over not much more than a weekend. The GWR had acquired the local canal....and some of the old rails were recycled for protecting some of its vulnerable bits (like the sides of a turf sided lock near my home). As you can see from the image, the rail sections are quite unlike modern ones....the holes on the flanges intended for spikes to attach to a continuous wooden sleeper/tie.....with lateral ones at intervals to maintain the gauge. broadguage.jpg
     
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    Back in 2015 HDR was the thing..... and ofcourse I was not keeping my Raw Files... so this is a re-edit of a edit, re-edited pic.... Say that 5 times fast

    [​IMG]CSX 7303 at Charlottesville by Robert Lukens, on Flickr
     
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    Yesterday was the first snow fall of the winter here in central Virginia.
    Here is Buckingham Branch No.13 in the blizzard conditions.

    [​IMG]BB 13 in the Snow by Robert Lukens, on Flickr
     
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    Mortimer Station....part of the Great Western Railway network. The buildings designed by Brunel, and opened in 1848. It's grade II listed, which means it can't be updated to any serious extent. Must go back there with a decent camera! (it's my local station....all I need is some decent weather)

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    While there's likely no bigger ferroequinologist on the planet than me, I would ask you to remember that this is not a theme thread, but rather one created by the OP to show his work. If he's happy to allow it to become a theme thread, that's fine, but I would ask that until he he says 'Yay' or 'Nay' on that other rail images be placed in their own threads.
     
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    Message received....impressed by your sesquipedalianism.
     
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    Nay I say Nay, I do enjoy other peoples work, But this thread is too show off my own capabilities as a freelance photographer and too show myself I can be what I want to be.
    As I say this, I have dealing with some serious issues In life, I recently found out (Friday Evening) My Father has Liver Cancer due to a bad blood transfusion in the early 90's which caused him to have hepatitis, It never bothered him till recently and the Doc's found a decent sized tumor on his liver. Doc's gave him 2-8 months. And as of today I will be working 4-6 days a week. Dont worry I have plenty of Train photos too supply this thread till the next millennium (sarcasm ofcourse)

    With all this being said, here is another Pic from last Friday from the Richmond area.

    [​IMG]NS 5276 in the Southside of Richmond by Robert Lukens, on Flickr
     

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