Thursday, January 24, 2008

Coal Train

My husband says he's never known of any kind of train except a coal train to go thru the small town we live near.

33 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

So much coal! This picture makes me stop and think of all the labor that was required just to get this raw material this far. Wow. Thanks for yet another fine photo.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

That's an awesome coal train! You caught it just perfectly... I can hear the rumble of that train coming through here right now! :)

Kelli said...

What a great view of the coal train, Dot!

Kelli

Old Wom Tigley said...

This takes me back to the house i was born in and lived until my mid teens Dot. The trains ran at the back of our house.. that was mostly a 'Goods Line'. Coal trains just like this would be going backwards and forwards all day long. The coal would be going to power stations. I remember my dad and other dads... stood on the embankment knock coal from the trucks in winter to keep the homes warm. All the men would have the washing line prop to knock the coal from the wagon when it stopped at the signals. It seems a life-time ago now Dot it really dose.
Thank you for my morning memrory jog :O)

Paulie said...

I grew up in southeastern Idaho with the Union Pacific and here we have the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe). That is a neat angle of the coal train! I have never seen the top view of one before.

evlahos said...

beautiful captured train. and wonderful dof (not dot) too

ArneA said...

Taken from a Bridge.
Watch RuneEs attempt to build up a "Bridging Gaps"-label (start in Norwegian is bad)

Mike said...

Facinating photo. There is something 'other' about it.

gaz said...

great shot dot. not something you see a lot of nowadays.

Nessa said...

That's a great shot. The train goes on forever.

Sister--Three said...

Al Gore would hope for a train wreck before that black coal wrecked his clean air.

A miner's work worn hands
Fills every coal train car
With tears, sweat, and toil
So industry can have their fire!

Andrea said...

Dot, this is a great shot of the coal cars. Did you know these coal cars have to be pushed up the mountain by two engines in the back? When they get on past Buchanan closer to Bremen the two back engines are released and they go back down the mountain until the next load of coal needs help up the mountain. These coal cars go to the power plant between Whitesburg and Newnan. Okay, your next project, take a picture of the end of the train and get the two engines to prove I am right. LOL

Ash said...

Good one!

Annie said...

That's a very nice photo, Dot, giving the view of the full cars.

I'm happy to be back home again.

Dirty Knees said...

I like the repetition of the coal cars and the beautiful line the string of cars makes in this photo. Real nice!

patsy said...

coal trains alway remind me of the hard working people that dig coal from the earth and the many who died doing this work.

Tina Leigh said...

cool pic!

Susan said...

Neat shot! I was going to ask where they were headed, but thanks to Andrea for answering that question already. Your photos really capture the real Georgia, thanks!

deborah wilson said...

Andrea -

Good idea for Dot's future pics!

I haven't seen a coal train in a while.

DarylE said...

What a great perspective ..

Ex-Shammickite said...

We used to be able to purchase coal for our coal-burning fireplace, but it's no longer available here. And the fireplace has now been replaced by a natural gas burning stove. There's nothing like the wonderful heat givenm off by coal on a cold winter day.
Nice picture.

happyone said...

So, did you count all the cars? :-)
Great train shot!!

smilnsigh said...

Great photo!

There goes the electricity, so we can turn on our lights. And heat our homes. And do our laundry and etc., etc., etc.

Mari-Nanci

Ida said...

It`s a loooong train. Nice shot Dot! :)

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Great picture. I like to see this big trains. Have a nice weekend.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Dot,

Nice angle on this shot - was it taken from a bridge? I guess you could say it was ``coal comfort''!!

Loved your comment on my Sky Watch Friday pic today and in answer to your comment, some of my favourite pictures were taken with a simple cheap point-and-shoot Ricoh.

In fact, if you did a Google search on ``authorblog Ricoh point-and-shoot'' you'd probably find all the posts.

Let me know if you do track 'em down ....

Keep smiling

David

kostas said...

Good the photograph, with beautiful frame, subject, and prospect. Also post with the information.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I have not seen coal trains, only freight trains. :) Nice photo with the "leading line" going off into the distance.

imac said...

The dark colour of coal in the trucks leads your eye right thru your photo.
Well captured.


Have you captured the tree People like I have

Susan said...

I love the viewpoint of your picture! It is so funny how the kids and I were discussing train cars as we waited at the crossing today!

jules said...

I really like your photos! You're a very talented photographer! Your blog is a very cool idea. Thanks for posting on the card blog.

Salty said...

Good shot! You captured the movement of the train with the motion blur on the first car load of coal.

EHT said...

Hi! No freight trains?! Ever?

I love the way this picture is take from above so you can see the coal. You rarely get to see what's in those type of container cars.

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