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Date: 03/22/20 03:56
Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: LoggerHogger

Not all of the best steam railroad photographs were taken in bright sunshine.  There were times that the mood could be set quite well when the sky are dark and heavy with rain.

Such was the case in April 1954 when Southern Pacific #2362 was captured on film as she splashed through the puddles on Lincoln Avenue in Alameda, California.  Just look at the attention this locomotive and her short train have received, even in the pouring rain from the persons in the bar and liquor stores along the way.

Martin



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/20 04:07 by LoggerHogger.








Date: 03/22/20 06:10
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: robj

That is a classic, thanks.  Bob



Date: 03/22/20 06:50
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: Elesco

The mood was appropriate for the times, as the end of steam was rapidly approaching.



Date: 03/22/20 07:22
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: Evan_Werkema

LoggerHogger Wrote:

> Such was the case in April 1954 when Southern
> Pacific #2362 was captured on film as she splashed
> through the puddles on Lincoln Avenue in Alameda,
> California.  Just look at the attention this
> locomotive and her short train have received, even
> in the pouring rain from the persons in the bar
> and liquor stores along the way.

Kind of looks like the photographer was shooting from the driver's seat of his car.  The train would be the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association's excursion of April 4, 1954 that toured bits of SP's former electric empire in the East Bay.  More photos and the flyer can be found in these old threads:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3101842
https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3398685

The photo was taken near the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Sherman St., and the train was pointed geographic west.  Santi's Fenced Inn at 1304 Lincoln Ave. is gone, but the houses in the background are still there:

https://goo.gl/maps/ULavHgHnfBnqnK5v9



Date: 03/22/20 07:22
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: goneon66

or it could have been another crew letting that passenger crew know where to go after they tied-up.........

66



Date: 03/22/20 07:55
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: czuleget

The guy at the front of the Bar could be Jackie Gleason How Sweet it is!  



Date: 03/22/20 11:10
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: spdaylight

Love the various vintage of autos in the photo . . . really adds to the ambience of the era

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 03/22/20 11:43
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: nycman

Thanks, Martin, that's a great photo.



Date: 03/22/20 11:45
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: wabash2800

I think they saw the photographer waiting and wondered what was special about this train! <G>

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 03/22/20 14:12
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: zoohogger

I always think of billboards being along the highway, but here are two right in a lot in a residential area.
Rick z

 



Date: 03/22/20 14:47
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: nycman

A different time.  At 80 I remember those days.



Date: 03/22/20 15:40
Re: Sometimes A Rainy Day Is Just What A Photographer Wants!
Author: LoggerHogger

nycman Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> A different time.  At 80 I remember those days.

Jim,

I miss you on my trips.

Martin



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