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Date: 07/31/20 04:22
Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

One of the joys of railfanning has always been the ability to stand somewhere and take in the complexity of the industry. That's an overloaded way of saying, enjoying the operations. I have always enjoyed just watching the rhythm of a railroad when trains were not directly involved. The obvious place is the railroad yard, but the space between the trains could have been industrial sudings, coal loaders, the engine terminals, junctions, or diamonds. For today, just a brief look at taking in the sites.

top...Hornell NY

middle...Omaha Nebraska

bottom...North Platte Ne.

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/31/20 10:28 by Roadjob.








Date: 07/31/20 04:25
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

top...Bellevue Ohio

middle...Inman Yard Atlanta

bottom...Denver 

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 07/31/20 04:29
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

top...not always a happy stop...Abandoned CNJ Jersey City terminal

middle...Up north Toronto

bottom...Agincourt Yard Toronto

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 07/31/20 04:31
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

top...Ivy City engine terminal, Washington DC

middle...Kansas City

bottom...Enola Yard

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 07/31/20 04:35
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

top...Taylor Yard  Los Angeles

middle...Tilford Yard Atlanta

bottom...A place to take it all in before the tower showed up, North Platte

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography








Date: 07/31/20 06:38
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: zoohogger

These are fantastic. I think I will get a large cup of coffee and study each one. See you in a couple of hours.

thanks,

Rick z



Date: 07/31/20 06:55
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: refarkas

Black and white historic gems.
Bob



Date: 07/31/20 10:10
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: RNP47

Wow. What a great glimpse into the past. Thank you!



Date: 07/31/20 13:24
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: santafe199

Bill, your ability behind the camera is superbly matched by your ability to engage the viewer's imagination! Well done...

Lance



Date: 08/01/20 03:59
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: Roadjob

Coming from you, I consider that the highest honor! Your commentary on many of your posts is something I always look forward to reading, You have great styling, and you're entertaining and informative. AND...you know your music!!

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD
commercial photography



Date: 08/01/20 11:13
Re: Taking in the big picture. Enjoying railroad sprawl!
Author: santafe199

Thank you, sir!



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