B & O Railroad Museum

Old Loco

Hello everyone! Thanks for your comments, RTs, FB Likes and all-around support on the previous post. I appreciate it very much.

It's been some time since I've produced an image of one of my favorite topics, trains. The last one was this railcar abstract, which I enjoyed processing. Today we view another, similarly processed locomotive, with it's weathering exterior and look of sheer power. This resident of the B & O Railroad Museum was built in the early 1900s and has found it's way onto the digital canvas. Like many other old trains at this facility, it may be headed to the restoration shop and given a new life.

Enjoy!

Old Loco
Old Loco

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An old locomotive like this deserves a B & W conversion, just for old time's sake.

Old Loco - B&W
Old Loco - B&W

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Thanks for visiting!

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Railcar Abstract

As photographers we are always looking to expand upon our skills and present a variety of post processing styles. Besides the fact that we don't want to be one-trick-ponies, it always nice to change things up a little for the sake of interest. Most will not stray too far from their best techniques but who knows what one can do if one never tries. Today we change things up just a bit with a painterly look. Below is an image taken at the B & O Railroad Museum. It's one of a collection of abstracts I've collected with the intention of creating a little fine art for the gallery.

Railcar Abstract
Railcar Abstract

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Thanks so much for visiting. Wishing you a great day!

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Old Yeller

Hello friends! If you arrived looking for the yellow mongrel of Disney movie fame, I apologize. ;-)

This post features another "old yeller", a vintage yellow train resting in the B & O Railroad Museum of Baltimore. This photo was taken when I visited there in early 2011. After that wonderful visit I was "riding the rails" quite often here on this blog, but I haven't posted a train shot in some time. Let's get right to it!

Old Yeller
Old Yeller

I decided to go with this rear door shot, feeling that the entire car was just a bit much in this color. :-)

The image is a 3-bracket set which I cropped. Being a bit of a stickler for detail I normally would have had those cleats on the upper portion of the car right up to the edge of the crop but in this case I didn't want to remove the American Flag showing around the left side. By the way, this is a Pullman class passenger coach (circa 1930). There is even a spittoon placed at the back door. No word on whether this was considered an amenity or not. LOL

Thanks for visiting!

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Blue Loco

When I visited the B & O Railroad Museum earlier this year I was struck by a shiny object, a blue locomotive sitting in the yard that frankly, looked pretty spiffy compared to the majority of the railcars in the area. This was no vintage old workhorse but rather, a modern-day diesel model. It seemed out of place in a museum yard as it's not old enough to be retired or restored but perhaps it was just there for cleanup or some form of maintenance.  In any case, it looked good so I took a shot.

The building in the background of the image below is the roundhouse where trains were spun around on a turntable and connected to tracks leading in different directions. It now houses museum pieces.

Blue Loco
Blue Loco

Thanks for visiting!

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