Friday, April 28, 2017

Crazy Vertical Distortion!

From: http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz19/HossC_2010/Noirish%20LA4/LAShulmanConcordApts2.jpg~original
Gotta wonder if the tenants on the top floors felt a bit queasy.

Four Megapixel Days Continued - Part 1

I made the switch to digital around 2005. Yes the quality of the images is not up to modern standards, but the digital camera was teaching me some new tricks and approaches to railroad photography. These all date to between 2005 and 2007, and are mostly in Vancouver and environs.

A BNSF EB nears the end of double track past EAVAN with Washington Hwy 14 on the right.
The, "You sure ain't gonna see a consist like this anymore" department.
Seeing MRL was pretty common, but the ex QNSL and ex Southern high hoods were a real treat.
Why look! Its SP 9103!


I would imagine the QNS&L wanted the large fuel tanks due to the remoteness of the railroad.





No Kudzu to contend with in the PNW, just run-away English Ivy, Scotch Broom, and Himalayan Blackberry, all invasive species like Kudzu.


Leaving Vancouver Yard behind.


"B-Unit Do Not Occupy"



Thursday, April 27, 2017

TWJ Preview - Another Glimpse Back to 4 Megapixel Days

BNSF Vancouver Hill Job pulls a UP grainer up the hill from the Port of Vancouver. Taken way back in the first decade of the new Millenium. Those SD90MACs may very will have been rebuilt by Norfolk Southern by now.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Well if you're back East, and you better get hopping!


Stockton California - June 24, 1972

No trip up the Valley on the way to Oregon was ever complete without a visit to the WP at Stockton.

F-7 916D - those steam generators are now out of a job.

918A - When modelling, be sure to have some 400 grit sandpaper to weather the sides (or a dry brush technique might work!)

What a trooper!


Espee was still running S-12s in Oregon, but WP was running VO 1000s in 1972!

Real life diorama.