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Rust&Rail

I found a beautiful little retired steam locomotive, while driving in Bangkok recently. From a 10 minute break in my journey, I made enough shots for a small eBook to celebrate this rapidly rusting relic of 19th century technology.

I would recommend a short visit to the eBook if you are into steam and/or rust.

Rust&Rail

I found a beautiful little retired steam locomotive, while driving in Bangkok recently. From a 10 minute break in my journey, I made enough shots for a small eBook to celebrate this rapidly rusting relic of 19th century technology.

I would recommend a short visit to the eBook if you are into steam and/or rust.

comments (6)

  • Nig
  • Glos
  • 29 May 2008, 08:57
What an old rust bucket, I see you have stopped sweatingwink
Ray: Not sweating much while taking these pics...monsoon season is upon us, and the daily down-pour is having a bit of an effect on the temperature.
It is a rust-bucket, and old...built in either 1908 or 1905 in Germany.
Getting up close to it for the pictures, and then spending a couple of hours Googling to try to find out something about it, has kindled a spark of interest in steam locos, and so I might go looking for some other examples.
  • Nig
  • Glos
  • 29 May 2008, 11:07
I've looked at your ebook, as much as I love rust I like the B&W conversions toosmile
Ray: Thanks Nigel.
I appreciate you taking the time to look at the eBook.
Seems a little bit sinful to do B&W and Sepia conversions of rust shots, but I was surprised at the effect and so included a couple in the book.
  • Ellie
  • in the wet
  • 29 May 2008, 14:24
Mmm, that's lovely Ray, all that rust smile
Ray: Rust seems to allow me to reclassify decaying industrial wrecks like this as living organisms.
Thanks for your comment, Ellie.
Beautiful rust shot. Amazing to see that there are still bits of paint on it!
I have visited your eBook and enjoyed it. I like the B&W conversion!
Ray: Thanks, Richard.
I appreciate your comments, and your interest in the eBook treatment...I am playing about a bit with this eBook concept as a potential way to easily package interesting stuff for folks who use the internet for self-education...I think it has good potential.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 May 2008, 16:38
Great shot with those huge hobnails
Ray: I am pleased I stopped for a few pictures of this old loco, Louis.
  • urban8
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2008, 08:48
As I'm running a rust series at the moment, was drawn to this one!
Lovely shot, Ray.
Ray: I made a little eBook from the shots I took of this beautiful little [but much decayed] 100 year old steam loco. I am pleased you like this shot.

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