IN THE FIELD: IRON HORSES

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About an hour from where I live is a major freight yard for the Norfolk Southern railroad.

There is usually a lot of activity with various locomotives moving freight cars of all sorts from one track to another and coupling them together in long trains headed for destinations around the country.

Although you can not get up close to the equipment due to security reasons, there are a few places in the parking area that provide good vantage points looking east or west. A zoom or telephoto lens comes in real handy for close ups and for compressing long distance perspectives. It’s a great spot for railfanning.

It was an overcast day when I took this photo and the light was pretty flat. So I decided to use black and white to better capture the mood.

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  1. February 22, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Choo choo trains 🙂

    • February 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Gotta love ’em!

      • February 22, 2016 at 10:23 am

        I’d like to try doing a trip on one where you eat and sleep on the train as well.

  2. February 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Nice to see your posts again.Enjoy taking photos of trains, good choice to go B/W.

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