Rail fans

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ken Davey, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    On topic - all photos 10D.
    http://www.rupert.net/~solar/
    Comments welcome.
    There are glaring mistakes due to my primitive understanding of Photoshop
    but it was a work of love.
    Regards.
    Ken.
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 15, 2004
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  2. Ken Davey

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi...

    Nice. No excuses necessary :)

    Question though, if I may? How in the world could
    a train possibly travel on those tracks without
    bucking itself off the tracks? Are the 'squiggly'
    tracks still in use?

    Take care.

    Ken
     
    Ken Weitzel, Nov 15, 2004
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  3. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    They are still in use.
    I travel on those tracks (that train) almost daily.
    It is *slow*. I am talking about almost being able to beat the train to town
    walking fast.
    Regards.
    Ken.
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 15, 2004
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  4. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    Could be. I have been having trouble with that page. Will keep working on
    it.

    Ken.
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 15, 2004
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    BobS Guest

    Ken,

    Interesting and I for one would like to see more. May I ask what you are
    doing in that part of the world?

    Bob S.
     
    BobS, Nov 15, 2004
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  6. Ken Davey

    Jer Guest


    Lends a whole new meaning to the term 'light rail' doesn't it? :)
     
    Jer, Nov 15, 2004
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  7. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    I am retired and spend my winters here. Beats staying at home - about 120
    miles south of the Alaskan Pan Handle.
    Ken.
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 16, 2004
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  8. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    You ought to see how beat up the 're-railer' is that hangs off the engine.
    Ken..
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 16, 2004
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  9. Very interesting - thanks. There used to be a similar small railway in
    the Dominican Republic, but a few rails on the pier is about all that's
    left now.
     
    Stephen Poley, Nov 16, 2004
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  10. Ken Davey

    Big Bill Guest

    One word: slow speed!
    Even at slow speeds, derailments are still bound to happen, but with
    such light rollng stock (even that loco is lightweight!) putting the
    wheels back on the track is only(!) the work of a couple of hours at
    longest. The slow speed limits just how far off track the wheels can
    go.
    There are metal pieces that are carried, and they are shaped such
    that, when staked in the ground to keep them from moving, the loco can
    pull the wheels back onto the tracks. If the loco itself goes off
    track, it's a lot more work, but in such areas as in the story,
    manpower can usually be found to help, if not already on the train.
    This is possible because the train is seen as a part of the community,
    and the community is willing to make it work.

    In fact, let me look (shuffle, shuffle), yes, I have a photo of a
    rerailer (taken at the Colorado RR Museum):
    http://www.pippina.us/images/rerailer1.jpg

    There! Back on topic! :)
     
    Big Bill, Nov 16, 2004
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  11. Ken Davey

    Ken Davey Guest

    Tamron 28-75.
    Mostly used about mid range.
    For this line you could stand on a rail and shoot straight down wide angle
    and still see the wobble.(g)
    Ken.
     
    Ken Davey, Nov 17, 2004
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