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Rusted Rail Images

The writings of Gene Bowker

Norfolk & Western 521

February 13, 2016
Behind the photo - The Norfolk & Western 521 I had visited the Virginia Museum of Transportation before, but somehow I had overlooked this locomotive until my most rec...
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Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2015
This would have been state of the art when my father served during Vietnam in the Navy. He flew on E-2s as a radar tech and later served in the Naval Reserve until he pas...
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PhotoSquared: Bridge over Chattahoochee

July 17, 2015
Here is a different cropping and black & white conversion of last weekend's image made with the EOS-M3 and 11-22mm lens. I liked this in a square crop format with the...
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Times are a changing...

June 21, 2015
Times are a changing... I officially made the jump from DSLR to mirrorless recently. I'm moving from the Canon 5D3 to the EOS-M3 (not released in the US, but purchased f...
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Farm Wood

June 10, 2015
I always enjoy taking photos of wood. The grain is different on every piece of wood I find.
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A tender retirement

June 04, 2015
A line of steam locomotive tenders parked on a weed covered siding at the
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Thurmond Depot

May 23, 2015
Thurmond was always one of those places I had read about but somehow never made it to in person. I wasn't sure I was going to make it on my recent trip to West Virgini...
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Back to our roots

December 11, 2014
Sometimes, we need to return to our roots I think. When I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon xTi, I decided to take it over to Augusta, Georgia to shoot along the Riverwal...
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Old Coca-Cola Sign

November 28, 2014
This window sign is at Folkston Drug in downtown. It's faded over the years but still guides people inside for an ice cold glass of Coca-Cola.
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Paradise Lost

October 27, 2014
The old Paradise Restaurant on US 301 in rural Georgia is no longer serving meals to hungry travelers. Its last use was as a flea market and even that seems to be abandon...
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