Martinsburg Roundhouse

I have had the opportunity to photograph the Martinsburg Roundhouse twice recently. It is a unique early railroad structure, one of the few totally covered turntables still in existence and the ONLY roundhouse of its type in the world with a cast iron structural frame. Trying to convey the feel of the structure is difficult and the perspective with super wide lenses is interesting – actually two photos merged together. I also have enhanced the color a bit to show off the interesting geometric pattern inside the roof. Oh, I was lying down when a took this series of photos and those are my feet at the bottom of the frame. The Roundhouse is open to the public on a limited basis and more information can be found at Martinsburg Roundhouse.

Martinsburg Roundhouse, Martinsburg, WV

Martinsburg Roundhouse, Martinsburg, WV

Steamtown National Historic Site – Study of Old No. 1

Steamtown is a treasure chest of railroad equipment and for a photographer an almost unlimited opportunity to take great photographs of restored and unrestored equipment. I have decided to do studies of individual pieces of equipment just for the fun of it! The first series is of Old No. 1.

Old Number 1 Study - No. 1 : Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PA

Old Number 1 Study – No. 1

Railroads In Black And White – Photo For November 19

I have again fallen behind in my postings. Been working on a new project, learning Adobe Muse, design software for websites. It is different than Adobe Dreamweaver, no code, simpler interface, and appears to be a lot of fun! I am going to soon, hopefully, redo a small site I registered last year, railroad Stay tuned, but in the interim, will post periodically a few old railroad photographs. This photograph was taken around 1970 of the Bay Head, NJ, loop, where passenger trains were turned around for their return to journey to North Jersey and New York City.

Penn Central  No. 1, Bay Head, NJ

Penn Central No. 1