Silverton Durango Railway
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ericbowles

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We started the day in the sun with nice clouds, and finished the ride in a mixture of hard rain and sleet. You can see the big splashing drops in the pool of water.
· Date: Mon 8-October-2018 · Views: 1555 · Filesize: 116.3KB, 613.6KB · Dimensions: 1200 x 787 ·
Keywords: train, anpat, transportation, historical
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens & Filters: Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
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ericbowles

A member who has high technical knowledge  Awarded to Nikonians members whose articles have been published at the Resources Ribbon awarded for his generous contributions to the 2015 Fundraising Campaign. A member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art and science of photography


Location: Atlanta GA US
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Tue 18-December-2018 05:58

This is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad - taken during the recent ANPAT. The day started in bright sun, but finished in a wintry mix of rain and snow. I was standing in the rain with my D850 waiting for the train. It was loaded with ANPAT participants in the third car - an open air gondola tht was a little damp but great for photography.
dagoldst


Location: Little Rock AR US
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Tue 18-December-2018 08:12

Great scene with the mountains and the fog.
Aviatorbumm


Location: Naperville IL US
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Tue 18-December-2018 09:19

Excellent shot, Eric!
Bump57

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Tue 18-December-2018 10:31

Wonderful capture Eric. The ones who are willing to endure situations like this lend themselves to unique capture like this one. Nobody else will every have a capture like this one. Well done.
topper1946

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Location: san antonio TX US
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Tue 18-December-2018 10:45

I love everything about it. Only thing better is to be on the train.
JHenryS

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Tue 18-December-2018 02:24

Unbelievably Excellent. Your photograph takes my breath away. It is truly magnificent.
BChrisRad

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Location: Hinsdale IL US
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Tue 18-December-2018 02:27

What a great shot, Eric. Agree much more interesting with the bad weather.
slothead

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Location: Frederick MD US
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Tue 18-December-2018 02:39

I've ridden on that train!
Udall


Location: Longmont CO US
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Tue 18-December-2018 07:23

This has blown my socks off. WELL done doesn't do it. Awesome might. Wow.
mhvam

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Sun 23-December-2018 10:29

Fantastic! Would love to have that photograph in a large format framed on the wall! Where is this? At this time of the year it reminds me of "The Polar Express".
crecalde


Location: New York NY US
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Sun 23-December-2018 10:59

Breath Taking! It is classic, and captivating. Looks like an oil painting but is so real, I can virtually hear the rumble and rainfall. You were absolutely in the right place at the right time, and you made the best of it. We should all be so lucky to have at least one of these in our collection. Congrats! (And Happy Holidays to all.)
Harold Weber


Location: Columbus IN US
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Wed 26-December-2018 09:37

This is a beautiful photo! I rode this train at the end of September and it had hundreds of oportunites for great shots. Of course, there was no opportunity to take a shot like this.....
ericbowles

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Location: Atlanta GA US
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Thu 27-December-2018 11:23

Hi everyone - thanks for all the nice comments. These old railroads are a treat. The nice thing about this one is more than half the route is along the road. Perfect for train robbers of the past, and photographers of today. Smile
EYeye


Location: FORT WORTH TX US
Posts: 457
Mon 31-December-2018 03:01

Eric Bowles never fails to get a shot others would not even think to take. Lovely. Used to ride this 1/2 way to Silverton, and get off to backpack the Weminuche Wilderness, then catch it later to ride back to Durango in the freight car.
FortyTwoHoots


Location: Swindon England UK
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Sat 19-January-2019 03:10

Awesome, and beautiful.