Undated Photo

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    An old photo showing an old 8-wheeler pulling a local across the Sumpter Run Trestle...probably around 1930...

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Here's another one...this one is of a fast-moving freight passing the Matheson Mine on the old Poor Fork line...

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Now those are very nice pictures, and aptly named too.
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Chris! :)

    Just playin' around on the computer this morning,,,:)

    Here's another shot of a coal train rolling into Glasgow Jct.

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  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Nice photos Drew, I'd say the first one dates to the turn of the century!
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Gary! :)

    You may be right about the date, although several Appalachian RR's did use the old 8-wheelers well into the 1930's!
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Well preserved history! Nice modeling too!
  8. Brian

    Brian Member

    Very nice work! It's hard to tell if that's 1:1 or not :cool:
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Wow, those are great shots. The B/W really does the trick, could have come out of an old newspaper clipping or book.:thumb: :thumb:
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys! :)

    The Poor Fork RR has been abandoned, the rails pulled up, & all that remains are photos...:cry: :wave:
  11. Jac's Lines

    Jac's Lines Member

    Awesome pictures! Those last two look incredibly authentic, like they could have come out of the archives.
  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I agree, the black & white really enhances the mood of the pictures. I might even try that myself.
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    I love the B&W shots. I just tried it myself but haven't got thte film developed yet. We'll see how they turn out later. Hope they are as impressive as yours, had to take a close look to see if was 1:1 or model.
  14. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    your pics are always looking good.
    Presenting them 'only' in B&W just adds to the nostalgic touch - great shots!

  15. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks again, guys! :)

    Those shots were taken with my old digital camera (1.6mp) & the resolution & depth-of-field were never very good...but they're fum to play around with on the computer...I photoshopped in some smoke & steam, removed the color, & then brightened the photos, & removed some of the contrast...this gave them kind of a washed-out look...

    Alas, now that I have a much better camera, I no longer have a layout to takepictures of! :cry: :rolleyes:

    Oh well...I'm trying to remedy that situation! :)
  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Drew Great Stuff.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  17. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks Matthew! :)

    I've got one more here...
    here's the old 8-wheeler with the local again...this time time it's coming out of the Miller's Hill tunnel, & crossing the Catt's Creek bridge...

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  18. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Your Welcome Drew.:wave: :wave: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  19. Zman

    Zman Member

    Actually, the low MP on that camera is what gives the pics that antique look.

    Is it real smoke, or did you paint it in?

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