April 11-13, 2008
(click on each image to see a larger version -- approx 1024X768)
|We arrived Friday afternoon to a day that looked quite promising; a bit cool, but the Sun was shining. It didn't stay that way.
April 11, 2008
By the time I shot this meet, a fast storm front has passed. Behind it the sky was clear but a cold wind was blowing, telling of things to come.
|Saturday morning was overcast, windy, and cold. Occasional precipitation fell in varying degrees of intensity. Overall, a pretty miserable day.
April 12, 2008
|I really like these long shots looking South on the Toledo subdivision, with the cantilever and CPL signals. The last time I was here there wasn't much traffic to photograph on this line, but this visit the railroad decided to oblige
|Of course, there is the constant parade on the East/West main with a lot of meets right in front of us.
|This aspect of the wye provides almost a suburban setting (the train is coming North from Lima then headed West toward Defiance).
|Sunday morning we visited Fostoria. No change in the weather (miserable) and relatively few trains were running. We did catch a Westbound NS parade including this one crossing the C&O diamond after passing Blair Yard.
April 13, 2008
|Back over at Deshler heavy skies still prevailed.
April 13, 2008
|I do LOVE those CPLs!
|Interestingly, this was not the first unit we saw with the "X" missing. Hmmmmmm..
|Are the clouds EVER going to leave????
The reservoir (and the CPLs) provided an idea for a shot to try after dark.
Is the sky actually clearing to the West? Well, maybe, but too late
|With the weather finally cooperating I planned for my last shots of the weekend. There was plenty of East/West traffic but what really appealed to me was the idea of a Northbound off the Toledo Sub coming by the water tower and reservoir. This image at 8:38pm was actually my second test shot, but I really like the result!
18mm (35mm equivalent of about 27mm)
I tripped the shutter while the head end was behind the old water tower and hoped he moved fast enough to traverse the frame before the shutter closed. I planned correctly and again was a bit pleased.
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