Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Posts tagged “transportation

CN Lamp

CN Lamp

CN Lamp

I shot this old CN oil lamp in a Canadian National Railway Caboose in Owen Sound.

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Caboose

 

Caboose

Caboose

This is the interior of a Caboose on display at the Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum.  Here is a little history from their website. http://www.marinerail.com/caboose

The History of Caboose 78581:

Caboose 78581 started out as a boxcar. It was built in 1910 in Chicago for the Grand Trunk Western Railway. The Grand Trunk Western Railway became the American branch of Canadian National Railways.

In 1947 the boxcar was converted into a caboose at CN’s Leaside shops in Toronto. This caboose was ready for use on December 13th, 1947 and was used by CN for many years until it was eventually retired. The Caboose was left sitting on a siding for a few years. A siding is a single piece of track attached to a mainline at one end for train cars to sit on. It is like a driveway for train cars.

The caboose went to the McDonalds Restaurant in Owen Sound and was used for parties and other events. A lot of changes were made to the caboose at that time.

In 2002 the caboose was brought to the museum and the restoration project began.


Tall Ships 1812 Tour

Bride of Baltimore II

Bride of Baltimore II

We went up to Owen Sound and Collingwood this weekend to check out the Tall Ships 1812 Tour. This turned out to be a very popular event.  Owen Sound was sold out with 6000 tickets sold to see the ships and the wait in Collingwood after purchasing tickets was at least an hour. With that number of people we chose to veiw from afar. This is the Pride of Baltimore II is a reproduction of an 1812-era topsail schooner privateer docked in Owen Sound. I will post more shots later this week.


Bridges over the Welland Canal

While traveling through the Welland Canal there are not just locks to navigate but bridges also. The overhead bridge is no problem but the lift and bascule bridge you have to wait for them to stop traffic and open. Click on an image to see it larger.


Look Up – Way up

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

We were able to walk the Brooklyn Bridge during our New York trip this time. It is an amazing structure.

HDR 3 exposure – Photomatix, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz adjust.


1 Line NYC

The 1 Line NYC

The 1 Line NYC

The number 1 Line speeds into the 42nd Street Subway station in NYC. New York’s subway system can be a little intimidating for a small town guy like me but it didn’t take too long to figure it out. So long as I had a map of the system with me I found it to be a pretty efficient way to get around the city.


Grand Central Station NYC

Grand Central Station NYC

Grand Central Station NYC

One of the last places we went to see in NYC was Grand Central Station. It truly is a magnificent building.

This is a 5 image HDR panorama with each image made up of 3 exposures. Shot handheld. Processed in Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop, and Topaz adjust.