Re: Rusty stuff
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Lovely and sad, Chuck. All chugged out and showing neglect. Not fair. Shows someone's priorities. Matt
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Interesting story and a cool image. I take photos of old rusty stuff everywhere I travel, and even at home.Charles Haacker wrote: ↑Sat May 19, 2018 2:46 pmIf I may? Another one. Detail, Pennsy RR K4-s-class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 3750 (1920)—Official Steam Locomotive of Pennsylvania
Detail, PRR K4-s-class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 3750 (1920) by Charles Haacker, on Flickr
There’s a mystery here: The road number on this badly surface rusted locomotive is clearly 3750. The museum’s website states that K4(s) No. 3750, built in the Altoona shops in 1920, is one of only two surviving K4-s's. The other, No. 1361, is owned by the Railroader’s Memorial Museum in Altoona. K4-s Number 3750 was (reportedly) completely restored as a display engine in 1983 and named Official Steam Locomotive of Pennsylvania by the legislature. So, if 3750 was completely restored nearly to running condition 30 years before I made this picture, why is this engine now in this (quite bluntly) deplorable shape? I realize that money is always an issue, but if this is THE State Engine how was it allowed to deteriorate? Why is it even outside with no shelter? I have searched and searched for newer information (this picture was made in 2013 so they've had 5 years to re-restore it) but everything I find seems to verify that it is still in the same frankly appalling condition. (And yeah I'm a locomotive nut... )
And yes, I waited for about an hour for Guy With Tripod to clear out but he never did so I embraced the intrusion and made him and it part of the image.Matt Quinn wrote: ↑Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 pmMinnie, What incredible dof and clarity. Is that a tripod in the distance standing in the water? Great composition and apposition of the living and the dead, then and now.
I prefer rusty/crusty; that will allow some selfies in the thread.
Oh, Bodie! "Goodbye God, I’m going to Bodie" We were there three, maybe four times, nearly destroying the car getting there over some 13 miles of the worst dirt road ever. We loved the place of "arrested decay." Wish I could go back. Thanks for the memories.
Maureen and I lived in Montana for 11 years, '89-'00, the predigital age.I took some photos of ghost towns and oil towers but they are packed away somewhere in dusty boxes. They were hardy folks; living in the middle of nowhere and making a go of it. When I listened to the walls in the rooms, they gave off happy sounds of a simple, rugged and challenging life. Frequently, we were the only people walking the streets and boardwalks. Even spookier. Matt