Friday, January 11, 2008

railroads

   it's time once again for The Round Robin Photo Challenges...... 

"Woo Woo...that's right... our very first challenge of the year is "Railroads!" Trains take us here, trains take us there, and they are darn photogenic while doing so. Have you taken the "A" train lately? How about the subway? Do you have a nifty steam train in your favorite park or recreational area? How about a train of historical significance nearby? Even if the only train you connect with is Thomas The Tank Engine, it can be photographed for this challenge. Anything Railroad related counts!"

trains and railroads have always held a fascination for me...something about that lonely whistle in the distance and dark of night....watching them speed by laden with cargo...i've even been a passenger on trains a couple of times in my life.  trains appeal to young and old alike and you'll often find the opportunity to jump on board in parks and zoos....

some become famous landmarks....here is the chattanooga choo choo

often old depots are used for other purposes ...the one below now hosts the n. alabma veterans meetings.

there was much ado over this old railroad bridge before it was converted into a pedestrian walkway over the tennessee river....nice stroll to view wonderful sunsets, or maybe ya just wanna fish....

and finally.....wooo....wooo....here goes another one into the night....

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23 comments:

ma24179 said...

Very nice shots! I wish I had that kind of talent when it comes to photography.. Have a great night! -Missy

lsfp1960 said...

I posted some pictures too.  Linda in WA

aimer said...

I know what you mean about the sound of the lonely train whistle in the dark; it calls to you. There is a songrecorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary many years ago, called "500 miles." It has a mournful melody and the the lyrics are lonesome. I loved the song when I was a young girl and would get tears in my eyes every time that I heard it. One line goes, "You can hear that whistle blow, five hundred miles." I like the train pictures; they make me think of travel to far away places.--Sheria

mavarin said...

These are great!  The Chattanooga one is my favorite; it's so colorful, and I live the way it's framed with flowers.  My other faves are the last two - love the perspective, and the colors on that last shot.  Well done, and thanks for a really great topic!

radar446 said...

Oooh, I really like this theme, and your pictures are great.  Love the last one with the very colorful sky!

Greg

inquestoftruth said...

These are great choices....a few of them the same that I would have used had I not lost everything in the great crash of 2007!   Grrrrr    Wonderful shots....beautifully done.
~Meg

madcobug said...

There are beatiful Gina, You did good. Helen

fasttrack58 said...

I love these! Great job!
Linda :)

fondofsnape@gmail.com said...

wow, I really love your photos!  That last one especially...the sun on the tracks...gorgeous!
Janet

nhd106 said...

Well done, Gina!  I esp. like the last two.

nance

ondinemonet said...

Hi Gina :)

You've come up with a wonderful collection here. I especially enjoyed viewing the walkway, it's beautiful. I could see myself walking across that. You live in a lovely area with a lot of history, it would most certainly peak my interest, especially if I had my camera with me. :) Thank you for the great challenge!

Hugs, Carly

mariebm56 said...

These are great Gina, your images are always perfect in color & composition.
My favorite is the second one.  Ü
Marie

lisadewane said...

woo-woo!  The Chattanooga choo choo!!  Cool!  I hadn't thought of the railroad now turned trails even though I walk on many of them.  Neat!

mymaracas said...

What a wonderful little train ride! And I love the bridge and track shots. Beautiful!
Vicki

bettyb39677 said...

I agree with many others, the train with the sunset is very nice. My favorite things about trains as a kid was listening to them go by at night near my grandparents house.

suzyq421 said...

Your pictures are great -- especially the one where the sunlight is picking up the glow of the rails.  That's my favorite.

Suzanne R, Living . . . Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

gehi6 said...

I don't know how you got such great railway shots.  These are superb.  That's another thing I would have a hard time finding is  a train but we are building fast transit!  That will have to do, and I do think railway shots can be so spectacular.  Gerry http://journals.aol-com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

buddymaynard said...

I love the last photo, so moving in many ways. No pun intended. And the bridge one too.

monicasmemoirs said...

These are all beautiful, you really have an eye for photography.  I'm now off to look at more of your art.

Monica

lattedah711 said...

Trains are fascinating.  My kids grandpa was with C&NW for 42 years.  What a great ride he had.  Your choice of pics is very nice.:)
http://journals.aol.com/lattedah711/lattedah/    Tracy

jabarett said...

Very nice pictures!

lifes2odd said...

I did already see this entry over the weekend, but since I did a late Round Robin post (my first there) I thought I'd stop by and post another comment anyway. All the photos are great, but I really, really love the last photo!
Martha ~

fdtate714 said...

A great Round Robin entry.  I especially love your Chattanooga Choo Choo picture and the kiddie train.   Where is that pedestrian bridge over the Tennessee River?  Here in Chattanooga, the city converted the Walnut Street Bridge into a pedestrian bridge, but it was never a railroad bridge.