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Texas State Railroad - 3

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 22 February 2020 in Transportation.

Texas State Railroad - The start of the railroad dates back to 1883, with the completion of the Rusk Penitentiary in Rusk, Tx. Built with inmate labor, the original purpose of the railroad was to transport raw materials for the iron smelter located at the Rusk Penitentiary. In 1906, the line reached Maydelle, and by 1909, the line was completed when it reached Palestine. The railroad grew and eventually expanded to freight and passenger service, but it was not profitable. Regular train service by the state ceased in 1921, and the line was leased to various railroad companies until 1969.

NIKON D5500 1/60 second F/6.3 ISO 200 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Very nice framing and sepia process. I like!

22 Feb 2020 5:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Je préfère la photo d'hier

22 Feb 2020 7:08am

@jpla: Me too.

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Si belle image !

22 Feb 2020 7:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Intéressant effet

22 Feb 2020 8:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition with the train.

22 Feb 2020 9:42am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

The soft sepia fits well with this old train, nice work.

22 Feb 2020 11:51am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very nice result with this image .

22 Feb 2020 12:59pm

Devi from Chennai, India

beautiful effect here !

22 Feb 2020 2:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the point of view

22 Feb 2020 3:40pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

I do like the perspective of this shot...always like monochrome, too.

22 Feb 2020 4:12pm

@Rose: Hi Rose. Thanks for the recommendation of the book Reservoir Cats. I just got it for my Kindle. I didn't realize it is about a Somali cat! I have a Kindle book and a paperback I'm reading right now and two more loans from a friend, but I will get too it soon. Thanks again.

jean pierre from Paris, France

jolie traitement!! amts

22 Feb 2020 4:57pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful in these sepia colors.

22 Feb 2020 4:59pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

la barrière suit le train en perspective superbe
Belle soirée

22 Feb 2020 6:01pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Nice perspective and timeless mood !

22 Feb 2020 6:14pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture and interesting history.

22 Feb 2020 6:45pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Timeless look in b/w.

22 Feb 2020 6:51pm

Jipé from France

Damage. Without the man on the left, you would have thought we were in 1900.

22 Feb 2020 8:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing place & perspective.

22 Feb 2020 9:12pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

I hope you enjoy it...if I could have loaned it to you I would have. I had forgotten it was about a somalia cat till I looked it up again. It is a short, easy read.

22 Feb 2020 10:57pm

@Rose: Thanks. It was just $1.49. It does look like a short easy read, and from the first few pages I read it looks cute. I can only imagine if one of my Somali cats wrote a journal. ;-))

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It is hard to believe that it was built over a century ago. This image certainly emphasizes how old this train line is. Fabulous narrative history.

23 Feb 2020 2:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view of the old railroad and interesting history. Superb. :)

23 Feb 2020 3:28am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Great photo. Works well in monochrome. Strong leading lines. I like the inclusion of part of the station.

24 Feb 2020 11:50am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, it's timeless

25 Feb 2020 3:21pm

1/60 second
ISO 200
24 mm (35mm equiv.)