Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, November 12, 2012

Long Train

Last week I showed you some train tracks in Colorado Springs. These tracks are active, with coal being most commonly transported.
These trains are very long and take many minutes to pass by.
They have several engines at the front and back to help them get over the nearby hills (specifically, Monument Hill which is around 7,300 feet or 2,225 meters elevation at the low point where the train goes over it).
The freight cars can seem endless.
It's a big part of Our World Tuesday.

26 comments:

  1. That is a LONG train, Al!! What great shots for the day!! I've always loved trains and still prefer trains to airplanes - although I love to fly as well. Just something about trains, being able to see the surrounding countryside, having room to move around -- all a lot better than flying these days in particular! Great look at your world! Hope you have a great week! Give Socks a pat from us!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Al!
    Just great that these tracks are active. The landscape is gorgeous too.

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  3. Cool shots of the train, Al! It does look like a long one. Great shots, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful photos, Al! The fist is superb!

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  5. Ah, yes,! I am familiar with l-o-ng trains as the Canadian National line runs right through my town. ;)) I'm amazed at how little graffiti is on the train cars.

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  6. · Well done. Those trains are wonderful. more than the new ones.

    · hugs

    CR· & ·LMA
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  7. Wow. I don't think I have ever seen such a long train.

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  8. Nice train. Shots well done. Ciao from Italy.

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  9. Very cool, we don't have mnay trains come through and all the little towns that once were train towns are dying.

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  10. Life line.

    Thank you for this essence of and for life. Like it a lot. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  11. Wow! Love the train ~ Fantastic photos ~ great composition and colors ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  12. I LOVE TRAINS! They are magical even if they only carry coal. I grew up in the day where we traveled by train. It was a wonderful way to see the country. genie

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  13. Hi Al...I love a train passing, something that is a rare sight here anymore!!
    When I was a kid and Dad had to stop to let the train pass, my sister and I would count the cars.. like you said long!!
    This is a looong one for sure !!
    Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods! : )

    Grace

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  14. Great pictures! Everyone of those BNSF coal trains travels just a mile north of my house and through Wiggins, the town where I teach. Sometimes they block the crossings and the buses are late. This usually happens in the mornings.♥♫

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  15. Colorado does seem to have many active train lines, Al. You took soem wonderful photos of this one. We are planning to move in January --hope there won't be any blizzards out there at that time!

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  16. Great shots, Al! In that part of CO, 7300 is only half way up the mountains.

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  17. These long trains are amazing. I wish more freight was carried by rail. I would always choose to travel a long distance by train rather than driving.

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  18. They certainly make a splash on the landscape and give you plenty of time to get out the camera. Nicely documented Al. I really like the train as an adjunct to the landscape.

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  19. They are long, I love seeing a train, especially when I don't have to wait for it to pass. LOL

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  20. I like seeing trains winding through the West. Sometimes, late at night in the city, I can hear a mournful whistle.

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  21. WoW, that was really at a high point of the mountains, and still even the lowest point! no doubt the trains have to have several engines at the front and back! =O and sooo many freight cars!! wow!

    what a lovely depth in the photo, no 3! :)

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  22. We are fascinated with trains -- partly because we both grew up in what I think is the only county in the USA that doesn't have any train tracks at all (Asotin County Washington, in the far eastern corner of that state). So after all this time away from there, we still much enjoy watching trains just as if we were kids again!

    That's a lot of hill for a train to get over there in Colorado!

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  23. A long train!!! I wish i had the time to stand and watch.

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  24. I love trains! Nice shots of this long one!

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