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Dining Car

Dining Car

In this short post we take a look at the exterior of the Lee. E. Brenner Dining Car...

Rail Yard Equipment

Traveling through southern Pennsylvania you come across many small towns and communities with things of historic value. Such was the case when I passed through Stewartstown where a railroad company was created around 1885.  During it's first nearly 90 years of operation, the Stewartstown Railroad Company provided freight and passenger services to the communities of the Deer Creek Valley and ran a route to New Freedom, connecting to the Northern Central Railway. Just off of a main intersection sits the historic railroad's property, including the original station. With a typical small town feel, you can walk right up to the site and take in it's historical significance.

Rail Yard Equipment - HDR
Rail Yard Equipment - HDR

In this HDR image I simply focused on the rail yard equipment resting on the rails alongside the building. The long arm-type structure extends from a small crane on the track. The small cart reminds me of one of those two-man pumpers with the handle in the middle.  I do not know the technical names, hence the title, Rail Yard Equipment. :-)

Processing

The RAW files (-2, 0, +2) were processed using Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2. I was able to make all of the adjustments there to obtain this final result. One of the great tools in this package is the adjustment brush where you can apply any effect locally, which save s a ton of time.

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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

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Stay on Track

Stay on Track
Stay on Track

After playing a little mad scientist and pushing the envelope a bit in the previous post, it's back to some basic processing. I thank everyone for your comments, feedback and suggestions. It was all a big help. There are times when we need more eyes than we have and a different perspective from others is quite valuable. So today's title is not simply a message to myself, but covers the subject featured in the image below. :-)

I continue to process more B&W images as there are so many filter options to choose from. Eventually I'll develop a couple of custom filters to add to the library.

Stay on Track - B&W
Stay on Track - B&W

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