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Don't miss the Worldwide Photo Walk in Buford on October 11th

September 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This year's Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is just around the corner on October 11th and this year I'll be hosting the Buford, Georgia event.

All photographers are welcome and we will have a great group again this year from across the region.

Buford is located in Gwinnett County Northeast of Atlanta just off of I-85/I-985.  The downtown area features a number of quaint shops, historic buildings, and the tracks of the Norfolk Southern which pass through town.  We'll be meeting on the square in downtown and walking the main street starting at 9am.  

Click the official link here to learn more and register.

Hope to see you there!


Still standing in Duluth

September 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everytime I go downtown to watch trains on the Ex-Southern Main, I expect that the old signal bridge will finally be removed and the new one lifted into place. Each time it is not, I feel a sense of reprieve.

Hopefully there are plans for the museum here in town to get one of them for display?

A pair of visiting Union Pacific engines leads a southbound manifest under the signal bridge this morning a few miles from home.

 


Big weekend for steam!

August 28, 2014  •  2 Comments

 

Labor Day is a big weekend for steam locomotives in the US.

 

The big news this weekend is the return to steam action of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's 4501 which will be a part of the annual RAILFEST! this weekend in Chattanooga, TN.

I look forward to seeing the 4501 as it returns to the rails as part of the Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam program over the next few years, joining the 630, the NKP 765, and hopefully soon the Norfolk & Western 611 undergoing restoration in North Carolina in Spencer.

 

The photo above is of the 611's long-time excursion partner the NW 1218 which resides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke which would also be a great destination this holiday weekend.

 

Wherever you spend the weekend, I hope you have a great end to the Summer, see a bunch of trains, and stay safe near the tracks!

 


Mabry Mill - Helpfordyllon

August 18, 2014  •  1 Comment

I'm offering a special offer for #helpfordyllon   

The 8X10 BW print above is specially priced at $10 (regularly $25) and I'll donate the proceeds directly to his family.  

The offer will end on 9/1/2014.

Just visit the website athttp://www.rustedrailimages.com/favorites/h3a43e677
and purchase a copy of this print and have it shipped directly to your house or office from our printers at+MpixPro 

You can add optional mounting and framing to your print if you desire while you are there.

About Dyllon

Dyllon is a 4 year old budding photographer fighting leukemia, and his family can use a bit of assistance with the expenses related to his fight. 100% of the price of this item will go directly to the family.

Or would just like to assist Dyllon and his family financially with the costs associated with his treatments, you may donate via PayPal directly to the family at adam.white17@gmail.com or at their Go Fund Me page http://www.gofundme.com/ct7iq8

Both his mom Jamie White and his dad, Adam are posting updates on his treatments and condition. Jamie posts on G+ and Adam on Go Fund Me

Also, if you are an artist, crafts person or photographer who wishes to contribute an item for auction or sale to assist Dyllon, please check out the #helpfordyllon hashtag and the community,https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105287632952313684700

 


NS 8014 Tifton

August 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

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As a railfan, I might be one of the few people who don't mind being caught by a train at a crossing. The gates were just going down as I pulled up to this crossing in Tifton, Georgia last week, so I rolled down the window and grabbed my trusty #Canon #G1X to get a snapshot of the passing train.

NS 8014 leads her train through the crossing blowing the horn in the familiar long-long-short-long pattern. A friendly wave from the crew made the moment complete.

 

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