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visman48
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  5:35:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
All,
This will begin a relatively large posting of images taken recently on a Trip from Las Vegas to Williams AZ, to the Grand Canyon via the Grand Canyon RR, back to Williams then over to Monument Valley and then on to Durango for a trip up to Silverton and back. By the time we get done with the Monument Valley pics, I should have the Durango ones done.

You will see some panoramas taken here, all hand held, put together and stitched automatically. Software is from Arc soft that I am using the demo copy of. I can get these commercially printed at size.

The images here are ALL compressed to RR Forum sizes so there maybe some artifacts.

You will see a lot of rock, tree, and RR hardware.


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visman48
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  5:56:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Types of Pics to see here...

















The pictures posted here are for reference use only.

Les



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  6:13:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A great variety of beauties, Les!


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Geezer
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  6:25:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice shots Les -
Looking forward to the rocks & scenery -
thanks for sharing.



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jbvb
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  7:07:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice; I was in Williams last week, but in the middle of the day so no steam around.

James

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visman48
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Posted - 06/13/2014 :  7:21:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
JVB,
Did you post a pic on FB too last week? Yes we went up to the Grand Canyon on Thursday with the diesel and Saturday there was Steam at the Grand Canyon. We asked Thursday and they said they only take it up on the weekends and not all weekends. So it was a very cool surprise to see it there for our return trip.



Did you see the Shay there too?

Les



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  09:31:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Les,

Nice pictures. I am envious that you get to railfan a lot, especially steam.


Arthur

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visman48
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  09:35:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Good Morning,
I thought I would start this off at Williams since there wasn't much to chat about between Las Vegas and Williams, other than me playing bingo and winning.

Williams is the jumping off point for the Grand Canyon RR, you can get several different classes of a ride to the Canyon, we had the doom Car.

I found this by the station...Not sure what the heritage or reason for its existence... RR worthy.











Les



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OregonOn30
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  12:22:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great stuff Les! Looking forward to more as you have time.

Rick



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Rick
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  12:58:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Les, thanks for starting this thread and sharing your pics.
Beautiful pictures of a beautiful part of our planet and railroad porn too.
Great thread.



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visman48
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  2:57:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Guys,
Thanks, I hope you can use the reference material, pics in your modeling adventures. There will be some Bridge shots and a cool building or two. So we are going to continue on up the RR to the Grand Canyon. We were in a dome car so I could shoot outside, the end car had a platform, but was small, and in reality there wasn't much to shoot on the way up and way down.















The pine trees are Ponderosa...note the profile, coloring...and these have a dark almost black bark with brown highlights.

Les



Edited by - visman48 on 06/14/2014 11:34:03 PM

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jbvb
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Posted - 06/14/2014 :  10:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Les, I posted some BNSF pix from Kingman, AZ. I chased trains between there and Flagstaff, but missed the Shay in Williams. I did get a BNSF Phoenix train coming through, though.

James

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 06/15/2014 :  01:55:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great stuff!


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visman48
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Posted - 06/15/2014 :  08:39:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Ray,
Thanks, lots more to come, out of 1500+ pics there should be enough for a couple pages. Lots of fun pics I think a little for everybody.

Les



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thtroll
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Posted - 06/15/2014 :  09:05:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit thtroll's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great pics, Les. Looking forward to more.

Cheers, Heath.

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visman48
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Posted - 06/15/2014 :  10:21:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Heath,
Long time no chat...yeah there are so many visuals in this trip, it became a visual and mental overload...hence the 1500 images. I don't know the names for all the trees and plants...they are specific to the area, both altitude, temps, aridness, and growth challenged in the ground material. Also the colors were spectacular. Thinking we were going to have to just live with the diesel run to the canyon, only to find the steam engine there on Saturday was really special.





The sage like plant here is much different than the sage plants in Montana and Wyoming. Color, smell, texture, size. I am sure our Southwest friends here will tell us what the names for these are.

Les



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