Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by BuddSilverliner269 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:50 pm

Matthew Mitchell wrote:
Nasadowsk wrote:Is there any rhyme or reason as to where the SL II/IIIs are going to be?
Well, they aren't on any runs that start or end at Frazer.
This is not necessarily true at all Matt. All MU cars are prohibited from being stored at Fraser except GE's 400-499 and thats because they have been flushed of PCB's. I dont think they really follow that rule anymore since they do have equipment issues many times and I have taken my fair share of trains out of there in the early AM with Budds. The Budds are allowed to be stored on the "storage track" which is basically between the HBG main line and the body of the yard. Trains spin in Fraser yard all day and everyday that have Budds on them.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by green_elite_cab » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:03 pm

If i had a better camera with a long distance lense, my lab bench might be a good spot. I can see all the way up the Reading lines approaching the center city tunnel!

This is the best shot i got. I had a shot with three trains all at once, but there was a smudge on the window. Don't worry, i was waiting an hour for a lab gel to run, so i was just killing time.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Nasadowsk » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:05 pm

Some of my 16mm footage came back:

Silverliner IIs at Temple U:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r7QYK1hHw4

Leaving Chestnut Hill West:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_j9HceY5w

It sure looks like film! :)

Technical:
Shot on a Bolex H16 Reflex, Kodak Vision 50D. Tripod used in both shots, 50mm lens (normal = 25). Developed and telecined by Spectra in LA. Edited in Final Cut Pro X. I didn't really play with the colors too much.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Quinn » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:32 pm

Nasadowsk wrote:Some of my 16mm footage came back:

Silverliner IIs at Temple U:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r7QYK1hHw4

Leaving Chestnut Hill West:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_j9HceY5w

It sure looks like film! :)

Technical:
Shot on a Bolex H16 Reflex, Kodak Vision 50D. Tripod used in both shots, 50mm lens (normal = 25). Developed and telecined by Spectra in LA. Edited in Final Cut Pro X. I didn't really play with the colors too much.
Was that you with the camera at the Rail Rodeo?

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Matthew Mitchell » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:07 pm

Quinn wrote:Was that you with the camera at the Rail Rodeo?
[sixty people raise their hands]

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Nasadowsk » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:48 am

If you saw a guy with a Bolex, yeah, that was me...

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Quinn » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:32 pm

Matthew Mitchell wrote:
Quinn wrote:Was that you with the camera at the Rail Rodeo?
[sixty people raise their hands]
Hahaha. Touche! :) I work in TV, so when I think "camera", in my head that's video.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Nasadowsk » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:42 pm

FWIW, I got back all those Bolex rolls (minus two) and mashed the good parts into a film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05TynayuP

Enjoy!

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Quinn » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:36 pm

Nasadowsk wrote:FWIW, I got back all those Bolex rolls (minus two) and mashed the good parts into a film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05TynayuP

Enjoy!
Clicking on the link results in "The URL contained a malformed video ID. " :(

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by chuchubob » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:13 pm

Quinn wrote:
Nasadowsk wrote:FWIW, I got back all those Bolex rolls (minus two) and mashed the good parts into a film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05TynayuP

Enjoy!
Clicking on the link results in "The URL contained a malformed video ID. " :(
Try this:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/V05TynayuPg

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by aquadan005 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:00 pm

chuchubob wrote:
Quinn wrote:
Nasadowsk wrote:FWIW, I got back all those Bolex rolls (minus two) and mashed the good parts into a film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05TynayuP

Enjoy!
Clicking on the link results in "The URL contained a malformed video ID. " :(
Try this:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/V05TynayuPg
that was a nice trip on the rails> :)
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but the second mouse gets the cheese!!

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by askclifford » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynxkOjvN6k

Paoli Station and Frazer Yard

View it in full 1080p!

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by loufah » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:10 pm

Looking for suggestions on where to take photos of trains alongside scenic fall foliage, especially places one can get to without needing a car.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Matthew Mitchell » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:25 pm

Fall foliage? The P&W.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by chuchubob » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:50 pm

Matthew Mitchell wrote:Fall foliage? The P&W.
You think?

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