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#2
Nice photographs Martin - love this aspect of railroading. These days it's hard to gain access for these more intimate portraits. Your relationship with MRL folks certainly has paid benefits. Here are a few that I've taken over the years:

1. The Boeing Job crew passing signals at Mukilteo.

2. My good friend Dan Olah ( now retired ) at Interbay ( permission to be on the property).

3. Old school track alignment at Goldbar.

4. Track crew at Stratton Colorado.
 

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Wester Than Lester
#4
So what was the gist of the Hawks conversation in #3 Martin? Nothing positive I assume.:p

Jon, that track crew photo at Stratton is sweet! The shovels, sunrise (or sunset?) and the dog make the shot.
 
#5
Beautiful stuff guys! Unfortunately its becoming harder to get shots like those unless you have contacts/friends in the field. Too bad that a lot of the human aspect of railroading is now hidden behind tinted windows.
 
#6
So what was the gist of the Hawks conversation in #3 Martin? Nothing positive I assume.:p

Jon, that track crew photo at Stratton is sweet! The shovels, sunrise (or sunset?) and the dog make the shot.
Thanks - it was taken at sunset. I was driving from Cincinnati to my new job in Seattle during the first week of January 1984.:D
 
#7
I've always tried to incorporate people into my photos whenever the opportunity presents itself. These days it's gotten a lot harder to accomplish. There's also the issue of 'rails' being sensitive about having their photos taken. I try to be careful and not photograph anyone doing anything that would get them in trouble. Over the years I have seen some crazy things.:rolleyes:

Here are a few more:

1. The rear brakeman on this New Westminster bound train locks up the interlocking 'tower' at Clayburn ( crossing with the CP branch to Huntingdon BC ) and prepares to board the caboose.

2. BNSF welders execute a thermite weld at Mukilteo.

3. Switching at Grangeville ID on Camas Prairie Railnet.

4. UP steam crew members lube the running gear on UP 844.
 
#14
JB Tanton takes time out for me to snap his photo a couple of months ago. I have several more, some of which are in past threads here of railroadforums.com
 
#15
A few more:

1. How many MOW guys does it take to ( fill in the blank ).

2. How many RR employees does it take to wash a Budd RDC? Columbus Union Station 1969.

3. UP steam crew members - Portland.

4. PC passenger train - Wooster Ohio 1969.
 

RS-1

Photographer
#18
After picking up a gondola of scrap from the former Kaiser Aluminum Mead Works plant and a couple of hoppers from Global Harvest Foods, the crew of the "Mead Turn" local line the switch for the mainline back into Spokane, WA.
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