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Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« on: January 16, 2014, 05:39:33 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 08:26:48 AM »
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I've been going through my grandfather's pictures and sorting the train ones out from the others. I've gotten most off the way through the '70s so far. Most are New England with a focus of the Boston & Maine but some trips west were made so there's a bit of everything. I've created an album here: http://s558.photobucket.com/user/doctordalek2/library/Grandpa

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 08:48:59 AM »
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Gareth - those pictures are amazing. What's most outstanding is the clarity - they all look like they were taken yesterday, with a current digital camera. Were these scanned from 35mm slides, and, if so, what were you using to scan them?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 09:01:51 AM »
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They are scanned from slides. I didn't scan them, he did so I don't know what he used. I do know that he bought a scanner specifically for this. He scanned every picture he took from 1954 to 2004 when he bought an equivalent digital camera. More than 32000 pictures. Mostly family and work, but a good number of trains. I have higher resolution pictures if there are one or two of particular interest to someone, but they're too big to upload all at once like this.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 09:29:20 AM »
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This is an amazing collection. I just flipped through everything in the Photobucket folder. This is a incredible reference source documenting the way things were near the end of the golden age.

32000? Your grandfather burned through a boatload of Kodachrome! He single-handedly must have contributed to Kodak's demise when he went digital. ;)

Thank you for uploading this! A worthy project, for sure.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 12:06:42 PM »
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Those are some great shots, but the one with the Centennials is tops in my book. I lament that I was too young to have made a pilgrimage out to see them on Cheyenne Hill. What an awesome era that was!
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2014, 12:18:28 PM »
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This weeks contribution. Another foreign powered train, this time a loaded crude oil train on CN with a trio of BNSF units for power. Probably not super interesting for those in BNSF country, but for us here in the Great White North, a welcomed departure from the typical:

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=12989
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2014, 12:26:14 PM »
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This is my favorite of the bunch:

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Someone please tell me what that is?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2014, 12:31:50 PM »
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Probably diesel fuel.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 01:34:37 PM »
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This is my favorite of the bunch:

Someone please tell me what that is?

Um... looks like a tank car to me...  :trollface:
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 01:35:40 PM »
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This is my favorite of the bunch:

Someone please tell me what that is?

Which leads to the question, "What do you think it wants to be when it grows up?"   :D

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 01:53:21 PM »
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Um... looks like a tank car to me...  :trollface:
:ashat:

Yes Captain Snarky Snark . . . even an addle brained Federal Bureaucrat can see that!  I was thinking manufacturer, capacity, dimensions . . . sheesh.  :facepalm:
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 03:21:49 PM »
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I was thinking manufacturer, capacity, dimensions . . .

No, really?  :trollface:
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2014, 03:25:37 PM »
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Philip H.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jan 16/14
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2014, 03:51:08 PM »
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This is my favorite of the bunch:

Someone please tell me what that is?

Why it's a baby tank car.  Kinda cute.  Oh, and that's an Alco behind it.