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I've added more photos
Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, September 13, 2021 8:42 PM

I have added 40-50 more pix to my gallery, and I've captioned almost all of them (I think).

Also, I am using my actual name now.

If any of you folks do look at them and notice any seeming caption errors, please let me know what they are. The captions are very general (I didn't attempt to note the locomotive types, for example, which would be impossible for me anyway), but they do list the location as best I could discern from my records; and the date, or at least the month, or at least the season! A few shots have no dates, but some of that data will eventually be tracked down. (Like I'll find a shot of a guy who was with me on a certain day, then see if that shot is dated. Snore. Or however I can.)

The captioning was as big a grind as I expected. Like about six twelve-hour days. A lot of detective work, and a lot of secretarial work. Really glad that's over.

I hope you guys enjoy the pix.

Still in training.


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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, September 13, 2021 8:57 PM

Dean, (Aka L.O.) I find your posts, travels, career, and photos are great and I get vicarious pleasure reading, and seeing and visualizing what you captured. Thank you. 

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Monday, September 13, 2021 9:01 PM

Thanks, Electroliner! Glad you enjoyed seeing them.

Still in training.


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Posted by blhanel on Monday, September 13, 2021 10:34 PM

Wow, lots of beautifully composed shots there- you'd be a hit with our local railfan club, which puts on once-a-month on-line picture shows.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:44 AM

Thanks so much, Brian. I appeciate that.

Look for a PM from me.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:03 AM

Oh baby, Dean those shots are wonderful!

It may sound nuts, but I think the ones I liked the best were the ones of the surviving coal towers.  Built to last, they've always struck me as "American Pyramids."  You know the saying?  "Man fears time, time fears the Pyramids!"

All are wonderful!  A great railroad travelogue!

Thanks for posting!

Wayne

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:40 AM

   Thank you, L.O.  I enjoyed the way you showed the interaction of trains with people and with mother nature as seen by an artist.  Beautiful work.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:48 PM

Thanks so much, Wayne and Paul. I enjoy sharing the pix with other rail buffs. I'm going to try to interest a book publisher in the work, and the comments I've gotten here are quite encouraging. I very much appreciate the kind words.

I love coaling towers and grain elevators!

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:39 PM

Lithonia Operator
I'm going to try to interest a book publisher in the work, and the comments I've gotten here are quite encouraging

I'll tell you man, you put the book out and I'll buy it!  Bow

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:55 PM

Thanks again, Wayne! I'm flattered.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:19 PM

BTW, I didn't get rid of the b/w shots, I just moved them to a separate gallery.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 9:17 AM

The B&W shots are great too, with a timeless quality about them!

I especially like the ones taken in the mist, snow, and fog.  Almost like you're looking at ghosts.

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Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:41 AM

Thanks, man.

Still in training.


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