Fingers Crossed & A Prayer

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    The engineer of this K&I switcher is really earning his pay today, as he eases his branchline consist over a mountain stream on this aging timber trestle.:eek:

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Nice shot Charlie!

  3. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    good job Charlie. Like the entire scene:)
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    You know Charlie, there something special about a timber trestle, Rickety or not. I just love the scene, great scenery as well as a nice photo.

  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys! :)
  6. I've got agree with Shamus, Charlie. There's just something special about a timber trestle...:p

    Very nicely done! :cool: :)
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Really nice Charlie! I also like the debris around the riverbank. You do great work.

    :D Val
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Great photo. Like Shamus, I also like timber trestles
  9. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    I'm confused, didn't I see an old picture of that same trestle, being crossed by an american 4-4-0???
    Are you using Kettlestacks embalming fluid instead of creosote on those trestle bents???
    Oh! It's a "stone" trestle, not aging, fossilized!!:D :D :D :D

    Beautiful shot!, the river looks great!
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict


    You can almost see the engineer "lifing his feet" so as not to disturb the bridge..

    Great Shot!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice Charlie, love the trees and debris along the river bank.
  12. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Nice job Charlie! The water and the trestle looks great.
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  13. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great photo and great detail in the scene itself.
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great modelling and photography Charlie
  15. Railery

    Railery Member

    Good picture Charlie. i like how it shadowed and blends in with the backdrop. :D
  16. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hey Charlie, Great picture!!!:)
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    What did you use for water there Charlie? I can see ripples that make me believe the trestle timbers are a shakin'! Very nice!
  18. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Fingers crossed and a prayer...for sure. I'll bet that that bridge is restricted to light weight power only. Heaven help the guy in the SD-40!!!

  19. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks to everyone for all the kind words! :)
    The "water" is 4 or 5 coats of acrylic gloss medium...
    You're right to be worried about the weight! It's 1960 here in K&I country (no SD40's yet), & that trestle is going into its 7th decade of was designed for much smaller equipment, & much to the train crews' relief, it will soon be replaced by a steel & concrete structure.
  20. Drew Toner

    Drew Toner Member

    Hey, 70 years for a wooden trestle, you gotta like that!! Look forward to seeing the new one as it's being built;) ;)


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