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Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 4:52 pm
by Matt Quinn
Lovely and sad, Chuck. All chugged out and showing neglect. Not fair. Shows someone's priorities. Matt

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:24 am
by minniev
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:46 pm
If I may? Another one. Detail, Pennsy RR K4-s-class 4-6-2 Pacific No. 3750 (1920)—Official Steam Locomotive of Pennsylvania

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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. (N) (?) (And yeah I'm a locomotive nut... :| )
Interesting story and a cool image. I take photos of old rusty stuff everywhere I travel, and even at home.

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 am
by minniev
Bodie ghost town, a treasure full of old rusty stuff

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:26 am
by minniev
Matt Quinn wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Minnie, 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.

Great start.

Matt
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.

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:31 am
by Charles Haacker
minniev wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 am
Bodie ghost town, a treasure full of old rusty stuff
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. (Y)

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:23 am
by Matt Quinn
minniev wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:25 am
Bodie ghost town, a treasure full of old rusty stuff
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

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:48 pm
by minniev
Keep it going, Matt and Chuck, and maybe we can lure in another one or two of the flock. I’ll be taking some shots of the ancient piece of farm equipment that lives in my yard in a few minutes!

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm
by minniev
Rust Old Thing In My Yard

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:06 am
by Charles Haacker
minniev wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Rust Old Thing In My Yard
Marvelous! The longer shot makes me think it is some kind of towed reel mower. Maybe for haying?

Re: Rusty stuff

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:16 am
by Charles Haacker
This one is ancient, may go back to my tiny Nikon L-12 with it's goes-forever DOF. I don't even remember where this was, except West (Montana or Wyoming most likely). I reworked this in Photoshop to try to give it some background blur since the rusty sculpture didn't stand out nearly well enough. I thought this was hilarious. I figure it was titled, "Get a Horse!"