She’s a Beauty


Train February 7 2016

She just kind of sits there alone in this rail yard.  The last time I was here, she was surrounded by “friends.”

I’d heard that there were plans for a train museum. Maybe that’s where they are now.

I noticed the beautiful colors on her weathered body.  Do you see that little window (about a third of the way back, on the left)?

Train Crop February 7 2016This is a crop of that area.  Just look at those colors!

 

Categories: Weathered & Wonderful

35 comments

  1. what a find … i am so jealous

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  2. What a wonderful find! The colours are great— there is something about old rusty things. A rail museum would be a great idea to preserve the history.

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    • Thank you so very much, Liz!

      Did you get the note I sent with instructions for using textures? I sent it quite a while ago. If you didn’t get it, please let me know, and I’ll send again.

      lisa.

      On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 2:43 AM, A Sketchbook of Days wrote:

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  3. I agree, she’s a real beauty! Fantastic color palette!
    I think the cropped version would have been great in big size!
    Have a wonderful week, my friend 🙂
    Monica

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  4. Fantastic photos Lisa. Have a great weekend !!

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  5. Hi,Lisa. It’s nice to find new beauty from an old thing. Wishing you have nice warm days.

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  6. She really is gorgeous, those colors and textures. I hope she gets to go to the museum, too!

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  7. What a dignified looking old girl! A beauty indeed…I love the streaky rust and shadows. Lovely colors and textures.

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  8. Wow, they don’t make them like that anymore. Such a beauty, even in decay.

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  9. A true beauty… I love old trains.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Just discovered that I could subscribe! I don’t know how I kept up with blogs in past years! Love that old train in the beautiful rust-affected colors.

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  11. My dearest Lisa,
    she’s much more than a beauty, she was, at her time, a true masterpiece, an today she’s a work of art, with all the nuances the years have depicted on her …. how wonderful the second shot is !
    Thank you for sharing all the wonders your lens captures, my marvellous friend, sending blessings on the end of your week
    with so much heartfelt love
    Dany

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  12. There is treasure and beauty among ruin. Lovely shots.

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  13. I true beauty for sure. Awesome photos.

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  14. I would have been so excited to stumble across this gem! The colors are fabulous. I so much love these pieces of history that are tucked away and almost forgotten….until someone with a camera and vision comes along. Hope you are doing well. xo

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  15. Eine schöne alte Lock und ein super Foto Motiv mit vielen Details.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  16. My dad was a train engineer, so I was privileged to hear many, many train engines run, hear the whistles blow, and watch the steam pour out top. One time he even snuck me onto his train he was running and I got to ride in the engine for the day and watch him at the controls. He was a master. The size and strength of them is amazing…he once pulled 199 freight cars behind the engine and said it was the longest haul he ever did. This one is sure a beauty…in this raw state. I’m guessing in her pristine day she was stunning in colors and her size is magnificent (my dad always referred to them a “she”).

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  17. What a great find and photo opp, Lisa. I wonder how long she’s been sitting there? There must be train museum somewhere that could “rescue” this classic.

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  18. Awwwww she sure is a beauty. I adore these old guys and the graveyard they occupy. Beautiful colors and such a cool perspective, I hope it is preserved and well cared for!!

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  19. What a treasure to come upon. How lucky! I hope they do save her!

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  20. oh what a beauty she is for sure. I love trains, whether still operating or old relics who are weathering thanks to Mother Nature as this beauty is. What a tremendous find. Thank you for sharing her with us all.

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  21. Lisa, you found a real treasure! I have never seen such a beautiful old locomotive; all rusted and retired. You took an amazing photo of it showing wonderfully the nature around this old locomotive.

    Best wishes to you from me.

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  22. Yes, she is! Beautifully captured!

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  23. That is an amazing, delightful find. I love doing some macro work on old stationary trains. Yes that texture and those colors!

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  24. I can see the appeal in the tones and lines. It is beautiful. I found a wonderful train in the Northwest Territories that had the most fabulous texture and colour. Like you, I can’t resist these…

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  25. Really wonderful this rusty strong train. Gorgeous !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  26. Beauty, yes, I love it very much Lisa.

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  27. Hi, Lisa

    These are lovely. I’m not much of a ‘train’ person, but these go beyond that, don’t they?
    As already said by Barbara, Nature just keeps improving on what we build ( well, on most things – unfortunately, some things are just not redeemable, no matter how hard Nature might try!! )
    🙂 🙂

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  28. What a find – I love the photos. You should go back when there are some leaves on the trees and get a different shot. I like the rust accents.

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  29. What a wonderful find, Lisa! Her curves and colours are amazing!

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  30. These giants that are so photogenic and you captured it beautifully. I can remember as a child imagining I was the engineer travelling across the continent. I can’t figure out what the apparatus (rigging) on top of the locomotive. Were there any other markings on the beast?

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  31. Mother Nature does a wonderful job painting colors that no man can do. Now how do I get a 36 x 36 inch piece of that for photography? 🙂 Good find I hope it does go to a museum.

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