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This is for all who requested a complete view of this obsolete railway car. Re: my previous image....

The Caboose traveled at the end of all American and/or Canadian freight trains mainly for the use of the train crew. Within would be found cooking and sleeping facilities plus a lounging area. The caboose occupants would also serve as watchmen at the end of the train---

As children, my brothers and I would race to the top of our hill to watch the choo choo train (steam engine) go by--- This pleasure was not complete until we waved to the caboose man--- Now cabooses sit in museums, carefully painted--still objects of special attention.!

V2 is a sepia version of another image--- Since almost all cabooses were red, it is hard for me to want to do this in mono--thought some would like --sooooo

Sorry for lack of voting----we found two kittens in the bridge last night--- my neighbor and I have been looking after them. Another neighbor will give them a home-- in one HOUR!!! They are a handful

Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2013 - 1:42 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:27 Aug 2013 - 9:09 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cabosse, General, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Train, Transport
Voters:DicksPics · leontari · RysiekJan · morpheus1955 · Badgerfred · WhiteRose1 · cats_123 · Philip_H · RonnieAG · Lillian · pamelajean · marktc · jovanovic · jasonrwl · LynneJoyce · NaturesHaven · psu68 · briantjjones · EAS · johnlw · andylea · Maiwand · Alan_Baseley · buxton · achieverswales · capto · Irishkate · Tish1 · mikbee · TyChee · fificat100 · Potra · gwynn56 · Ayoob · Hermanus · pascalg · jaktis · annettep38 · Chinga · barbarahirst · cjl47 · Hurstbourne · woolybill1 · mrswoolybill · EMJAYCEE · akh · JohnChambersPhotography · nonur · mex · Joline · prabhusinha · ChristineD · graceland · Stace · dven · myrab · Fefe · Rende · saltireblue · tomcat · Ianuk42 · handlerstudio · ChiliMan · Mavis · gajewski · Glostopcat · brownsilent ·
Unique Views:85
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leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Aug 2013 - 9:13 PM

Excellent capture, clarity and colours are superb. But where is V2?????

leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Aug 2013 - 9:15 PM

Just I saw it. V1 is my fav.

Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Aug 2013 - 9:15 PM

Fine images Jenn, I do like V2,

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51403 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:16 PM

Good to see the colour, Jenn, but your processing in v2 does hide all the distracting stuff around it.


Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM

Two excellent images, Jenn - like them both.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:27 PM

Interesting bit of history about your subject, Jenn, and whilst I really love V 1, V 2 is extra special and so reminiscent, I suspect, of the days when these were active rolling stock rather than museum pieces.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:29 PM

Hope that you got some photos of the kittens Jennn?
Two lovely shots here

DicksPics Plus Member 4DicksPics vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:35 PM

These are two excellent images, Jenn - the processing of V2 is absolutely superb - turns the clock back many, many years!
I'm sure one of these cabooses featured in a song from The Traveling Wilburys entitled 'End of the Line' in the late 1980s.


marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:42 PM

the subject matter is fantastic and I love v1... an interesting conversion too.

jasonrwl Plus Member 5885 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:54 PM

very interesting Jenn

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:03 PM

Two great images and a superb write up. V2 's processing is outstandingly good.

NaturesHaven Plus Member 4281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

Love V2....great processing..........could be in the Wild West.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

psu68  2 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:13 PM

Manipulation of V2 hits the spot - looks like it's right out of an old newspaper.. like the write-up, a lot of us did the same thing back then.

andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:27 PM

v1 for me today jenn love the colours brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink

EileenH  2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 10:49 PM

Two nice captures V2 Smile


Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:00 PM

Two very fine shots of this wonderful old railway car Joline. V2 adds qite a deal of realism but my favourite is V1. Were you lucky enough to get shots of the inside ???GrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueSmileSmileSmileSmile

27 Aug 2013 - 11:03 PM

Have to go for V2 Jenn, love the treatment.



Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:16 PM

A very fine job in processing V2 - must have taken a lot of layers.
I do like the realism of V1 too with plant pots and weeds.
Thank you for explaining exactly what a Caboose is.

mikbee  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:24 PM

Has a good timeless look in V2 Jenn,
but the colour for me all the way !!

TyChee Plus Member 10264 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:40 PM

I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.


27 Aug 2013 - 11:54 PM

Quote: I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.


And me too!

Potra  2 Venezuela
28 Aug 2013 - 12:32 AM

V2 is a work of art Jenn.

Hermanus  3 South Africa
28 Aug 2013 - 4:36 AM

Two great images Jenn !! V2 is special Smile

annettep38 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

V2 is very nostalgic and beautiful. But I also like the red and green contrast in v1

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

Fascinating historical detail in both words and pictures! The sepia version brings to mind so many old films . . .

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8789 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1272 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

There's another world in this, a step into the past. We all have our childhood memories and images can provide the way back into them. So colour for me, because I can step into it more easily. Does that make any sense at all??

EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Time marches on I guess but what great memories this kind of image evokes. Beautifully taken Jenn and definitely colour for me.


Excellent write up, good angle well processed, I like them both,

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

The write-up, especially the freight trains remind me of Woody Guthrie and his great book "Bound for Glory", Jennn. I like V1 and the colour of the caboose a lot, but as many observed, and I love the conversion and processing of the mono and it is really an exceptional work.

Last Modified By nonur at 28 Aug 2013 - 10:22 AM
mex Plus Member 7mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:21 AM

v2 for me, good docu jennn.
cheers phil.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 12:18 PM

My father was a conductor for the Canadian Pacific and sometimes I would go with him, riding in the caboose, or van as we called it. It was his home away from home, and very comfortably outfitted.

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 3:01 PM

I have the same kind of nostalgia,as I grew up in a railway colony. My father & Father in Law both were in railways. I dream some day I will build something like this in my small piece of land at Burdwan

28 Aug 2013 - 3:21 PM

Two excellent images, both are good.

myrab Plus Member 9myrab vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 - 6:07 PM

2 great images Jenn, love the little story you have given .


Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:31 PM

Beautiful colour and a lovely object Jenn; I want one! Wink

tomcat Plus Member 106361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:16 PM

Similar to our old guard's vans, but I doubt ours were as grand as these


handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

Both images wonderful. I love the almost archival look of V2. That must be a great memory with your brother, Jenn.


gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:02 PM

I love both shots. Yes, it is strange seeing V2 without the red but a very nice, classic image.

I too have similar memories. There were RR tracks in Hamburg, New York where I grew up. They were between our house and the church we attended. We always had to leave for church extra early to allow for the fact that we might have to wait for a train to pass. The biggest joy my siblings and I had was being first in line at the tracks so we could count all of the cars -- often 200 to a train. Then, the big payoff was the caboose. Smile
I miss those trains.

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM


Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 10:03 PM

Two excellent and contrasting images Jenn, just love your processing in v2 where you've given it an old time feel

11 Dec 2013 - 9:53 AM

This would make a wonderful holiday home. Smile
Planing to hop over the pond in 2015, if nothing interfers with my plans.

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