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Train Textures

Paint peels from the side of a freight car

Peeling Paint

My childhood fascination with trains has led me on many photographic adventures. In Southern California, there are many opportunities to see and experience the wonders of railroads, whether by taking a Metrolink or Amtrak train ride or visiting any number of local tourist destinations and museums. Through some searching online I discovered the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA. This fantastic museum offers a range of activities and sights for the railroad enthusiast, and the avid photographer. With this group of shots I’m focusing on a less than obvious side of railroad equipment I saw at the museum. I’m speaking of the infinite array of textures presented by the range of locomotives and rolling stock on display at the museum. It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the big things around you that you might sometimes miss the smaller things right in front of you. In this case I realized that many of the old freight cars around the museum grounds offered some fascinating textures to explore photographically. These images are a few of the results.

ROX

ROX

Suspension

Suspension

Tank Car Brake

Tank Car Brake

Painted Texture II

Painted Texture II

ARCO

ARCO

Brake Shadow

Brake Shadow

September 17, 2009 - 8:43 am

Robert - Great pics Kurt-O! My fav being the ‘Tank Car Brake’.

November 3, 2009 - 12:27 am

Prierien - Perfect work!

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