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Posted By: Bob Harris, 03-09-2017, 08:36 PM

.....the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Climb aboard Colorado's most scenic train for a journey through the spectacular Royal Gorge. Since 1879, these tracks have followed the winding, tumbling Arkansas River deep within the soaring, 1,000-foot granite cliffs. You might want to take the trip during the summer months though when it's not snowing, just sayin'.

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03-10-2017, 09:22 PM   #16
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Beautiful photo. You really captured the scene, heavy snowfall, and the red of the train like a ghost coming thru.

My husband would have loved riding that train; he was an avid railroad buff.

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Very nice!


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Beautiful photo. You really captured the scene, heavy snowfall, and the red of the train like a ghost coming thru.

My husband would have loved riding that train; he was an avid railroad buff.
you know Carol, I think it's something that gets in your blood, all that power, noise and motion wrapped up in tons of steel.

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Very nice!
thanks and glad you like the photo, welcome to PF.
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you know Carol, I think it's something that gets in your blood, all that power, noise and motion wrapped up in tons of steel.
Bob, he had always had a love of railroads. He built a model railroad in our basement (1500 sq.ft). He landscaped everything, & ran several trains on it. At that time, it was the 2nd largest model railroad in the State. He got us a ride in an engine pulling over 100 cars, to the next town. What a thrill that was! He's about the only one I know that would pull over, in order to be caught at a crossing, so he could watch the train as it went by.

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Bob, he had always had a love of railroads. He built a model railroad in our basement (1500 sq.ft). He landscaped everything, & ran several trains on it. At that time, it was the 2nd largest model railroad in the State. He got us a ride in an engine pulling over 100 cars, to the next town. What a thrill that was! He's about the only one I know that would pull over, in order to be caught at a crossing, so he could watch the train as it went by.
What a wonderful person to know and love, I would certainly enjoyed speaking to him for a bit. I worked for the RR for a couple of years and on our travels I think I've taken more pics of them than anything else, well with the exception of my wife of course.
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you'll have to come to Canon and take a ride on it now
I do hope to do so, soon.
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Nicely done Bob. Use that camera on the road a lot. Cheers. JIM
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Nice look to it Bob--filters?--charliezap

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Nicely done Bob. Use that camera on the road a lot. Cheers. JIM
thank you Jim, we're a bit worn and torn right now but hope to hit the road again someday.

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Nice look to it Bob--filters?--charliezap
No Charlie, just heavy snow, cold and OH, tone mapping and a boost of color too.
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What a wonderful person to know and love, I would certainly enjoyed speaking to him for a bit. I worked for the RR for a couple of years and on our travels I think I've taken more pics of them than anything else, well with the exception of my wife of course.
Bob, the two of you would have loved talking railroading! That's how we got that 90 mile ride in the head engine. We were having dinner, & my hubby heard one guy next to us mention his train was pulling out at 4am. He asked him if he was the engineer, and they got to talking, and ended up with a ride for both of us!
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Bob, the two of you would have loved talking railroading! That's how we got that 90 mile ride in the head engine. We were having dinner, & my hubby heard one guy next to us mention his train was pulling out at 4am. He asked him if he was the engineer, and they got to talking, and ended up with a ride for both of us!
Yes, he would of enjoyed my stories about working in the RR yards, quite an experience for a young man such as me back in the day. thanks Carol.
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Wonderful image Bob, would make a nice print.
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Wonderful image Bob, would make a nice print.
thank you Heinrich, I may just do that now that we are off the road in a house.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
.....the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Climb aboard Colorado's most scenic train for a journey through the spectacular Royal Gorge. Since 1879, these tracks have followed the winding, tumbling Arkansas River deep within the soaring, 1,000-foot granite cliffs. You might want to take the trip during the summer months though when it's not snowing, just sayin'.
What an atmospheric shot. Really noticeable pic. Well done.
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Wow! This is such a cool photograph. Great job!
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