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Date: 12/05/17 20:11
Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: ATSF5669

After finishing photographing a marriage retreat a few weekends ago we had an hour of daylight, such as it was, before dusk and twilight. Perfect time of day to be trackside especially with the heavy thunderstorms that had been in the area all day. Cool light and cool railroading!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/17 20:14 by ATSF5669.








Date: 12/05/17 20:13
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: ATSF5669

These were all made within a few miles of Hinsdale.




Date: 12/05/17 20:34
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: bnsfsd70

Beautiful shots. The whole lot of 'em!

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 12/05/17 20:45
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: TAW

The track in No 2 is missing the three most important elements of track maintenance.

TAW



Date: 12/05/17 20:47
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: kevink

Nice shots. That looks like the weekend we got over 8" of rain.

Let's see how well I know my home section of railroad:
#1 Fairview Avenue Downers Grove looking west
#2 Fairview Avenue looking east
#3 Cass Avenue in Westmont looking east. That crest is the high point on the Chicago Sub between Chicago and Aurora.
#4 Hinsdale looking east



Date: 12/05/17 21:09
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: WP17

Wow
This really shows some of us that you don't need bright unfiltered sun to get tremendous photos.

WP17



Date: 12/05/17 21:32
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Those are all gorgeous photos! I really like
#1 and #4. Wow...... No, you don't need a
perfect sunny cloudless day to get great
photos, as your superb photos show. Thank
you very much for going out in the rain and
taking and then posting these great photos!



Date: 12/05/17 21:47
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: kevink

TAW Wrote:
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> The track in No 2 is missing the three most
> important elements of track maintenance.
>
> TAW

Yep, that would be drainage, drainage, and, of course, more drainage.

That particular location is boxed in on three sides by the Metra platforms and Fairview Avenue.

Posted from iPhone



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Date: 12/06/17 00:01
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: bobwilcox

Nice set of shots.

Bob Wilcox
Charlottesville, VA
My Flickr Shots



Date: 12/06/17 01:50
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: phthithu

Great set of dark wet rainy day shots. I love seeing those freight cars near the tracks. Also find that fencing that looks to be wires very interesting. Much better than some stuff we have out in California.

Those are some huge puddles! I think puddles are great for saying "wet"!



Date: 12/06/17 14:29
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: ns1000

Thanks for sharing these.



Date: 12/07/17 01:51
Re: Chicago Rainy Nights
Author: santafe199

A+??? NO WAY I give you an A+ for these shots. It's just plain TOO LOW of a grade!
(As soon as I can figure out a higher grade, though... ;^)

Lance



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