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04-18-2020, 10:17 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Missing mounted slide from Dwayne's Photo

Anyone missing this mounted slide from film they sent to Dwayne's Photo in February this year?

I got this extra slide in one of my boxes of E100 that does not belong to me. I emailed Dwayne's regarding this mix up and attached this scan, but it looks like they are closed due to the COVID-19 issue.

PM me if this is one of your slides. I'm keeping it until I find the owner.

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Phil @gofour3,

The train, or at least the engine, appears here:

RailPictures.Net Photo: MEC 5967 Pan Am Railways GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B) at North Clarendon, Vermont by Steve Koop Angelicola

North Clarendon (Rutland?), Vermont. The picture at the link was taken 17 February 2020. The train in your mounted slide appears to be at the same spot. Wonder if the photographer crossed the track just as the train was approaching to take another shot. Or, perhaps the shot was taken by another photog at another time.

Edit: A shot by another photographer, same day: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/729096/

I think a PM may be sent to the poster by clicking on "Contact Photographer".

(Edit: I'm not a train geek, but I've got a quiet afternoon here, so entertained myself with a bit of sleuthing.)


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Phil @gofour3,

The train, or at least the engine, appears here:

RailPictures.Net Photo: MEC 5967 Pan Am Railways GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B) at North Clarendon, Vermont by Steve Koop Angelicola

North Clarendon (Rutland?), Vermont. The picture at the link was taken 17 February 2020. The train in your mounted slide appears to be at the same spot. Wonder if the photographer crossed the track just as the train was approaching to take another shot. Or, perhaps the shot was taken by another photog at another time.

Edit: A shot by another photographer, same day: RailPictures.Net Photo: MEC 5967 Pan Am Railways GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B) at North Clarendon, Vermont by Vincent Colombo

I think a PM may be sent to the poster by clicking on "Contact Photographer".

(Edit: I'm not a train geek, but I've got a quiet afternoon here, so entertained myself with a bit of sleuthing.)


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Good work, I'll send them a PM!

Thanks, Phil.
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I didn't know PanAm was running trains now!

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QuoteOriginally posted by AstroDave Quote
I didn't know PanAm was running trains now!
Nor did I. According to Wikipedia: Guilford bought the name, colors and logo of Pan American World Airways in 1998.

Pan American, eh? Still waiting to spot one of their trains up north in Canada!

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Craig I PMed both the photographers in the links you provided, so we'll see if they respond.

Interesting little investigation we have going here!

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I got this response from one of the photographers that was taking pictures at the same time as my mystery slide shooter:

That isn’t my slide you have, nor would it be anyone that I knew from there. There was a lot of photographers at that location then. Good luck on your search.

Thank you!
-Vincent Colombo


Will probably have to wait until Dwayne's to reopen and have them check their records.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AstroDave Quote
I didn't know PanAm was running trains now!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Am_Railways

https://www.panamrailways.com/

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Will probably have to wait until Dwayne's to reopen and have them check their records.
At least we know the location and the likely date of the image.

There was another image taken by another train spotter at the same location on March 1st (much less snow than seen in your slide): RailPictures.Net Photo: MEC 5930 Pan Am Railways GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B) at North Clarendon, Vermont by Gary R. Schermerhorn

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
There was a lot of photographers at that location then.
That is just as amazing to me as anything in this story. Did Pan Am Railways send out a press release that their train would be available for picture taking at this location at this time and "would everyone please stay a safe distance away?" Or is this a thing to do in Vermont on Mondays in February? It's not quite the same as travelling the backroads of northern Nevada, but crowds in Vermont are not the rule.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
That is just as amazing to me as anything in this story. Did Pan Am Railways send out a press release that their train would be available for picture taking at this location at this time and "would everyone please stay a safe distance away?"
I had been aware that the 'train spotters and photographers' community is as vibrant as airplane spotters and birds-in-flight specialists. Having discovered Railpictures.net (and other rail/train sites) through my detective work yesterday, I'm now amazed at the extent of this genre. Some of the photogs at Railpictures are very prolific, and they seem to travel around their region to capture specific trains, especially engine sets.

Some of the commentary from the enthusiasts seems arcane to non-rail buffs, such as discussions on specific engines or combinations, length of train, appearances, timetables, etc.

As for Rutland, Vermont, I gather that there is a particular location a bit south of the city (Mill River Lumber, to be specific), which affords easy access by car and a great vantage point with a background of mountains and city landmarks. The lighting is especially good in the morning (the rail line runs north/south, with open fields to the east of the spot). So, I guess that explains the popularity. Oh, and I also understand that a rail tunnel was/is out of commission in NY state, requiring trains to detour through VT, thus presenting unusual traffic such as Pan Am.
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QuoteOriginally posted by c.a.m Quote
At least we know the location and the likely date of the image.

There was another image taken by another train spotter at the same location on March 1st (much less snow than seen in your slide): RailPictures.Net Photo: MEC 5930 Pan Am Railways GE B40-8 (Dash 8-40B) at North Clarendon, Vermont by Gary R. Schermerhorn
QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
That is just as amazing to me as anything in this story. Did Pan Am Railways send out a press release that their train would be available for picture taking at this location at this time and "would everyone please stay a safe distance away?" Or is this a thing to do in Vermont on Mondays in February? It's not quite the same as travelling the backroads of northern Nevada, but crowds in Vermont are not the rule.
I was poking around the rail pictures website and it does look like the members do get around to shoot various trains. Wonder if any are shooting with Pentax gear?

I'm also interested in who the mystery shooter is film wise. As they shoot slides and get them mounted, not many of us do that these days. My local lab still does E6, but retired their slide mounting machine. So I have to use Dwayne's Photo now.

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A bit off-topic but I vaguely remember a story that when Kodachrome 64 was being phased out, someone turned-up to Dwayne's with a trunk-full of exposed film for developing, all of trains. And here is the story, courtesy of the NY Times.

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In the span of minutes this week, two such visitors arrived. The first was a railroad worker who had driven from Arkansas to pick up 1,580 rolls of film that he had just paid $15,798 to develop. The second was an artist who had driven directly here after flying from London to Wichita, Kan., on her first trip to the United States to turn in three rolls of film and shoot five more before the processing deadline.

The artist, Aliceson Carter, 42, was incredulous as she watched the railroad worker, Jim DeNike, 53, loading a dozen boxes that contained nearly 50,000 slides into his old maroon Pontiac. He explained that every picture inside was of railroad trains and that he had borrowed money from his father’s retirement account to pay for developing them.
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Forgot to mention that Dwayne's responded back to me a couple weeks ago. They said I should return the slide to them when I send in my next order and they'll track down the owner.

So it looks like we'll never know who the actual shooter is...

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