Abandoned Train - Albany, NY - 09, May - 01

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    This is a very busy shot, but you get the idea; a rusty abandoned train coming out of the wild. And ex-Conrail GE U25B I hear.

    no3rdw, Ralfraz Ruck, 蚂甲, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. no3rdw 114 months ago | reply

      Very nice, love the blurred foreground and the compressed look this has.

    2. Bennett V 114 months ago | reply

      Hm, I didn't notice that this looks a little flat at first. It's a nice effect, is that due to the 85mm focal length?

    3. sebastien.barre 114 months ago | reply

      @B: and shooting at f/4.0

    4. rchrdcnnnghm 114 months ago | reply

      Like a monster waiting in the brush.

    5. telling fold [deleted] 114 months ago | reply

      Good heavens! As a railroad enthusiast, I can identify that as a U25B or U25C built about 45 years ago by General Electric. They were not common locomotives and most of them are long gone to scrap. I sure wonder who left this engine out in the weeds.

    6. sebastien.barre 114 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info.

    7. khgjh 101 months ago | reply

      These look similar to the ones near Troy, Near the old D&H yard. Ever been there?

    8. sebastien.barre 101 months ago | reply

      Don't think so... You have more infos?

    9. khgjh 97 months ago | reply

      Down the road from Al-Tech Steel, Line of olld old boxcars and passenger rail cars. Well worth the visit.

    10. rf16berger@sbcglobal.net 95 months ago | reply

      Bennett V The noses of GE locomotives in the U-Boat series (U for Universal, Boat was railfan slang) had flat noses.

    11. kaylee kay. 87 months ago | reply

      This is awesome. Where is it located?

    12. Paul112554 56 months ago | reply

      A U25B...NYC livery. Look close and you can make out the outline of a NYC 'cigar band' decal on the nose! These were originally ordered and assigned to the NYCentral's fast-mail and 'Flexi-Van' train services.

    13. Bennett V 55 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the info!

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