Trackside with Trains Vol. 317: "Giving thanks" is open for voting

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Trackside with Trains Vol. 317: "Giving thanks" is open for voting
Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, December 04, 2017 8:47 AM

Vote for your favorite image in Trackside with Trains Vol. 317: "Giving thanks!" Who captured it best this week? Poll is open through Dec. 10!

Brian Schmidt, Associate Editor Trains Magazine

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Posted by cx500 on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 9:31 PM

I went with Robert Jordan's image, since it was the only one that fit the theme directly.  All the others required explanation; the thanks expressed are real and heartfelt but can only be found in the captions.  As photographers we have all been thankful at times, when the train finally showed up just before sunset, or the clouds cleared in the nick of time, or the meet occurred in front of us, but that is personal and not actually conveyed in the resulting image, however superb. 

I am probably the only motorcyclist who cheered mightily on waking up when I saw that the temperature was below freezing.  I knew the exhaust from CPR's Hudson 2816 was going to be spectacular.  It was, and yes I was thankful, but that personal emotion is not on display in the result.

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