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    A little bit of Atmosphere - all eras

    Rod had started a thread by this name over at Elvas Tower and I thought it might be good here as well.

    It is a hot, muggy night in the summer of 52 along the L&HR, full of what we use to call humuggity. There is hardly a breeze and everyone has their windows open trying to catch whatever little bit of cool air they can, (remember, this is before air conditioning became readily available). The eastbound L&HR through freight AO-4 had been due to leave Allentown, PA at 1:50 AM but was late due to connections with the Reading. It is now just after 3AM when the train has stopped at Martins Creek to pick up several cars brought across the river by the L&NE's Martin's Creek turn. We catch the train just before it was to leave the Martins Creek yard and is pumping up the breaks while waiting for the PRR tower operator at "G" Tower up in Belvidere to give him a green board to proceed.


    The conductor - Bob Long - and the rear breakman - Ima Short, are waiting on the rear deck of the caboose for the engineer, "Speedy" Jones - a distant relative of Casey, to whistle off and get under way so that they could enjoy the cooling night breeze again.


    About 20 minutes later, thanks to the Bel-Del's 25 mph speed limit, the train was pulling off the PRR onto its own tracks.


    Heading east (at least railroad east), the train was soon approaching the Belvidere water tank, the ladder of which was lit by the lead engines headlight.


    Passing the station, closed at this hour of the night, it then passed through the small road yard and continued east towards the New York state line and the main yard in Warwick.





    As the train continued along it trip east time passed and about an hour and a half later the sky started to brighten some.








    Before very long the sun was peaking over the top of the hills.


    Locomotives: BLW
    Routes: TriState (modified) & Wallkill Valley (Modified)
    Paul

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    Nice start, Paul

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      #3
      Great series of shots Paul. Loved the use of light in going from night to twilight. Neil's shot is awesome too. Thanks for posting.

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            #6
            Great shots all.





            Last edited by pnrailway; 02-28-2014, 07:25 AM.
            Paul

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              #7
              Originally posted by BNSFSD70ace View Post
              How did you get that tornado to show like that? Didn't think MSTS was capable of that.
              Steve Burr, PE - Clinton, MD
              Southern Serves the South

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                #8
                Originally posted by sburr View Post
                How did you get that tornado to show like that? Didn't think MSTS was capable of that.
                Its not sometimes i wish it was haha but its all down to how good you are at photoshop Also can't forget with great help from Openrail's to get the starting shot before i edited the tornado in.
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                  #9
                  Looks great!

                  Always been fan of switchers in yards or working amongst heavy industry


                  CG

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                    #10
                    Blue collar all the way, Chuck - nice shot!

                    Jim - wow, is that a Michael Sinclair weather addition for Kosmos? That is awesome!
                    Neil

                    Chicago Railroading Fan

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by qballbandit View Post
                      Blue collar all the way, Chuck - nice shot!

                      Jim - wow, is that a Michael Sinclair weather addition for Kosmos? That is awesome!
                      Neil, it's a just a photochop I think that's the first one I have ever done, I was just bored last night.
                      Jim

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                        #12
                        That's also been one of my favorite atmospheres as well, CG. Speaking of which, I've edited my Timesaver shots to capture that 40's feel.



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                          Wow!!

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                            #14
                            Very nice efects guys.....Neil...that looks proto all the way
                            CG

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                              #15
                              Neil, Jim, and Paul, youse guys are my heroes! Outstanding photos! Right along with chozenfrozen44's yard action.




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                              Retired Foreman UPRR

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