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Kevin Madore

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2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« on: August 18, 2016, 08:25:51 AM »
Folks,

It has taken a few days, but I've managed to sort through the 412 frames that I shot last Saturday at the 2016 Annual Picnic and come up with a small album of what I witnessed.   In addition to train operations, I tried to get photos of the various speakers during the noontime celebration.   The album contains a sampling, but I do have others.   I think I have most of their names, but if I have missed on any of them, please PM me and I'll fix it.

The weather on Saturday made photography a challenge.  Anytime you have a bright sky, but no sun, it's a balancing act getting exposures right.   Thank goodness for Lightroom!!!

Here is the link the album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/albums/72157671656615342

After you click on the first photo, you can use the arrows on the right and left to go back and forth through the album.   If you mouse over the upper right-hand corner of each image, an icon should appear that will allow you to go full screen if you like.   I think the images look better that way.

I had a great time at Annual Picnic.   Looking forward to my next trip up there.

As always, thanks for the hospitality!!

/Kevin Madore

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:21:22 PM »
Brilliant photography work!!  Which of the speakers is Mr. King? I've never seen a photo of him.

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 03:41:13 PM »

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 03:52:40 PM »
Outstanding photos.
Looks like WW&F needs cleaner marker flags.
While volunteering at the C&TS, I took their flags to the laundromat, got 'em a little cleaner.
They just need replacement more often.  ;)
« Last Edit: August 18, 2016, 05:01:29 PM by Paul Uhland »
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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 05:29:50 PM »
Someone (I think it was JB) noticed that our extra had dirty white flags, so he handed me some clean ones.

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 09:33:03 PM »
Need to run more diesels and fewer steam engines.  ;D

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 05:48:22 AM »
Clean flags dont fit in. Dirty, used, and torn flags show that they have seen a lot of use and is how they looked back in the day. Clean flags are nice for special passenger trains, but personally I like the dirty white flag look on an extra freight.

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 05:14:13 PM »
Wow..... in the photos of Dale King, Steve Z. looks really extinguished.... (oops) distinguished..... I am impressed with his very Presidential look.   ;)
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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2016, 05:52:42 PM »
Being a car fan I note the tank in the sixth photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/112261457@N06/28981577001/in/album-72157671656615342/

Am I correct that this tank is part of a very-rare Harrisburg tank car from the original railroad? I believe it has been discussed here as a future project. BTW the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - the Sierra Railway shops at Jamestown, California has one of these with the top lid intact: http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34090&p=246818&hilit=tank+car#p246818

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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 06:13:58 PM »
Am I correct that this tank is part of a very-rare Harrisburg tank car from the original railroad? I believe it has been discussed here as a future project. BTW the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park - the Sierra Railway shops at Jamestown, California has one of these with the top lid intact: http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34090&p=246818&hilit=tank+car#p246818

You are correct that it's a rare Harrisburg tank (minus top lid), but it's from one of the two Bridgton & Saco River tank cars, not WW&F.
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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2016, 06:27:17 PM »
Great shots as always Kevin, are you going to the either two winter steam trips?
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Re: 2016 Annual Picnic Photos
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2016, 06:32:16 PM »
You are correct that it's a rare Harrisburg tank (minus top lid), but it's from one of the two Bridgton & Saco River tank cars, not WW&F.
Now that I look at the roster I see the original railroad didn't have any tank cars. Still a neat car though. Surprised they didn't, by the 1920s or so fuel oil for heating homes was coming into practice.