Sunday, November 30, 2014

Landscapes With Trains

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Out here in Kansas you can photograph all the trains you want. Long haul trains, carrying coal and grain and every kind of freight. Just don't have bad timing while driving on a highway with a railroad crossing. You could wait a long time.

There is a Union Pacific line that runs along the west edge of Marysville. It has a freight siding maybe a dozen tracks wide. An overpass was built across it on US 36 a few years ago. Good thing. The trains crossing the highway could really slow down the trip from town to Mrs. C's family farm.

Home tonight but we'll run with this for a while.                

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9 comments:

s.c said...

Nice shoots. Endless plains and skies with also a kind of endless trains. Very nice. I once saw an exhibition of Weston Link. A marvelous train photographer . He had still steam locomotives in his days. That power under endless skies. Unbeleavable.

Luis Gomez said...

What a beautiful set of images Bob. Truly love these. Like that you used B&W.

Birdman said...

I'm enjoying these, BC.
12 tracks?
12 trains? I'll say that would slow a quick trip down a bit.

Sharon Anck said...

These shots are perfect for black and white. I know what you mean about those trains in that area. They tend to move very slowly and they are very, very long.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant series of B&W shots Bob, the skies are amazing.. talk about a light show!

William Kendall said...

Black and white works beautifully here, Bob!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Trains seem to loom large in country music and American photography.

cieldequimper said...

Faaaaabulous. You're making me dream of wide open spaces again!

Stefan Jansson said...

Top photo is a winner. Looks great and realistic in black and white.