Station Agent

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  1. dmccarty10

    dmccarty10 TPF Noob!

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    There's a short-run tourist train down here at the shore. Some restored trains that run a ten-mile line or so. Strictly tourism. They don't really go anywhere. So I stopped to shoot some of the old trains that don't run. One of the active trains was sitting on a live track and a couple of Engineers were sitting around. I walked up and asked one of them if there was someone I could talk to about shooting inside some of the old trains (they're covered in graffiti and the windows are broken out). The guy looked at me all serious.

    "We don't allow people to shoot in the trains," he said with a bit of an attitude. "This is a working railroad."

    I stared at him for a second then started to chuckle.

    "No," I answered, "This is a tourist attraction. And none of those trains over there are 'working'."

    Give me a break. I imagine he lives in a shack behind the tracks and chases trains on his days off.

    Anyway, here are some shots I took before running into the 'station agent'. I also posted some color shots for you color hounds like LaPhoto even though I far prefer the b&w. Tell me what you think.

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, says the Colour Hound LaFoto (with an F for it is Spanish), :D
    But I do know how to appreciate the odd black and white photo, too, believe me! And therefore I must say that I most like the third photo of the lot here (middle of the collage, right?), and that one is black and white only, isn't it? See? :D
     
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    dmccarty10 TPF Noob!

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    Sorry LaFoto. Laughed when I saw your post. What I knew in my brain, and what my fingers typed didn't quite get it together. Realize you also like the b&w but rather than JUST post the b&w's I figured I'd throw in a couple more. :)
     
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    Very cool series. I really like them all.

    Eric
     
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    oh i love love love the second shot! They are all cool!! : )
     
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    very cool!
     
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    i love this style engine...reminds me of the old southern railway system when they had passenger trains that took me along the east coast visiting family when i was...well...younger ;) thanks for sharing!
     
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    Good series like your treatment of the trains and the way you framed them. Seems some are leery of photographers, to bad bet the inside would have been interesting also.
     
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    I think I'm going to contact the owner and set up an appointment to interview him and take pictures. How can they so no to me?! :)
     
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    Really cool shots.
     

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