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    Railway yard in monochrome

    North Conway (New Hampshire) Railway Yard. Captured in 2011 and converted to monochromes today.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    I don't have much to add other than they are all superb photo's capturing all aspects you would expect to see at a railway yard. I can smell the grease and oil in the second and third image but that's probably because I'm painting at Launceston's museum today which has been built from a converted rail yard.
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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    Well shot, I really like the B&W treatment....looks almost like a museum, is this a working RR? Great details in that building....and I particularly like the sepia tones in the oil drum shot.

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    Thank you to Nat and Greg.

    Actually, Greg, the only disappointing thing about the scene with the large drums was that it was remarkably clean and devoid of any smells. So, I'm especially glad that the photo makes you think otherwise. That leads to the fact that...

    The place is a museum and working yard combined, Nat. The railway is a narrow gauge train with historical ambiance that is used only for short runs that transport tourists through gorgeous mountain scenery. Though the depot serves the arriving and departing passengers, it is also used to store locomotives, cabooses and other types of train cars in various stages of condition that are no longer being used. There is also a round house without the house that gave me the impression that it is no longer mobile.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    Very nice Mike. All are well done but #4 really does it for me.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    All very nice. I like the angles and tones of the first image.

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    Thanks, Jon and John!

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    I see no yard... only some nicely converted pics.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    I see no yard...
    I would expect that from a bird specialist.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    Great images Mike - I love old trains! We rode on one just like that while vacationing in the Adirondacks this past fall. It was a bit smelly - but it was fun. Your #4 really is wonderful - it looks BIG.

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    Re: Railway yard in monochrome

    Glad you like the series, Susan. That locomotive really is big, which explains why I chose to do everything I could to emphasize that aspect.

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