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Vote and discuss Trackside with Trains Vol. 201: Bridges

  • Trackside with Trains Vol. 201: Bridges is now live to view and vote!

    Six photographers submitted images for the latest round of our biweekly photo competition.

    View the selections and vote for your favorite, then return here to discuss Vol. 201!

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  • How do you judge a bridge?  The mighty leaps across wide valleys or the short hop across a creed so as not to endanger life around it.  One where we'd drive miles to witness it take on a load while being dazzled by its size and architecture?  Stone, steel, concrete, wood?   I like some of the short trestling work like on the LV's Southern Central: wood still to this day.  I also am astounded by stone of Starrucca and the rock at Rockville and the steel of Moodna and all other which made an engineer dig into his ability to tackle the open space.  So, I went with Ed's pic of a wow bridge of steel on a curve in a canyon in the Canadian Rockies as a salute to all bridges and photographers who see the might and beauty in a bridge.

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  • Nothing really inspiring.  I went with Tom Nano's shot because of the routine nature of it - something one might see just about anywhere.

    LarryWhistling
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  • Pretty hard for me to vote for anything other than our western Oregon beauty, 4449, on central Oregon tracks. What a beautiful scene!

  • henry6

    How do you judge a bridge?  The mighty leaps across wide valleys or the short hop across a creed so as not to endanger life around it.  One where we'd drive miles to witness it take on a load while being dazzled by its size and architecture?  Stone, steel, concrete, wood?   I like some of the short trestling work like on the LV's Southern Central: wood still to this day.  I also am astounded by stone of Starrucca and the rock at Rockville and the steel of Moodna and all other which made an engineer dig into his ability to tackle the open space.  So, I went with Ed's pic of a wow bridge of steel on a curve in a canyon in the Canadian Rockies as a salute to all bridges and photographers who see the might and beauty in a bridge.

    +1

    That was the only shot that actually had the bridge as a part of railroading as the subject (IMO).  The others were just train shots that happened to have a bridge in them.

    Your mileage may vary.

    "I'm not smart enough to ever figure it all out.  All I can do right now is keep moving forward!"  - Rin Okumura

  • With a subject like bridges there is a lot of choices.  I liked all of them but voted for Alex Mayes, come on it had steam running on it so that wasn't really fair. Michael Harding's was my second choice but all of them were very nice to view. Maybe it should have been pictures with steam or without steam, with trains or without trains or or or...   LOL

  • Make it +2,
    I go with Henry 6 and Zug. and vote for Ed's.
    Although it was hard for me to look past the long-hood-forward shot, to others' points, I had to go with the bridge that was best captured and most represented bridges w.r.t. Trains. What a beautiful shot!
    Ed
    Regards, Ed
  • Would have liked to known about this theme soon enough to submit some of my photos, but guess not.

  • edblysard

    Would have liked to known about this theme soon enough to submit some of my photos, but guess not.

    Ditto.  One in particular.

    LarryWhistling
    Resident Microferroequinologist (at least at my house) 
    Everyone goes home; Safety begins with you
    My Opinion. Standard Disclaimers Apply. No Expiration Date
    Come ride the rails with me!
    There's one thing about humility - the moment you think you've got it, you've lost it...

  • I voted for Michael Harding's photo by default, it's the only movable bridge in the set.  Of course, growing up in Chicago has made me partial to movable bridges.

    Paul The commute to work may be part of the daily grind, but I get two train rides a day out of it.
  • tree68

    edblysard

    Would have liked to known about this theme soon enough to submit some of my photos, but guess not.

    Ditto.  One in particular.

    +2

    Dan

  • CNW 6000

    tree68

    edblysard

    Would have liked to known about this theme soon enough to submit some of my photos, but guess not.

    Ditto.  One in particular.

    +2

    +3

    We keep asking about this, and we keep getting ignored. 

  • I forget, does the decoder ring come in the Cheerios, or the Frosted Flakes?

  • Maybe it's just me, but I think we tend to gravitate toward bridges that made a lasting impression on us...probably as youngsters.  In my case it was the Northern Pacific 'high line' bridge at Valley City, ND.  I particularly liked it because the main line of the Soo Line passed underneath it.  It was for that reason that the Alex Mayes photo of SP 4449 on a similar bridge in Oregon got my vote.  Even without the train, I probably would have selected this bridge shot.

    Tom in Nashville

  • ......Mellow's rendition shows me a beautiful photo with an impressive line of tank cars {the light on them too},  and bridge.  I think it really got my attention with beautiful deep colors and awesome view.

    Of course we have the railroad scene including the bridge to make it qualify.

    I really like that total image....It gets my vote.

    I also like Rogue's photo....for different reasons.  Very impressive "railroad stuff" included in his shot....Impressive bridge and train power....and with the multi track crossover almost perpendicular to bridge traffic is impressive....A distinctive railroad site.

     

     

    Quentin