This is another shot from the Train Museum in Sacramento, California. This is a 3 exposure HDR shot with my now trusty Gorilla Pod!

Adjacent to the main museum building is reconstruction of the 1870s-era  Central Pacific Railroad passenger station and freight depot on Front Street, which houses historic and contemporary railroad equipment. In early 2011, the interior remained closed to public use, but is occasionally open for special events. During the summer, the  Sacramento Southern Railroad, operated by the museum, takes passengers on a 40-minute, six-mile roundtrip route along the Sacramento River on a portion of the Walnut Grove branch of the former  Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sacramento Southern Railroad owns the Walnut Grove Branch right-of-way that extends south from Sacramento along the eastern bank of the Sacramento River. A few miles of track were rebuilt along the  levee near  Freeport as part of a US Army Corps of Engineers project. The CSRRM hopes to one day have a longer excursion line, perhaps as far as Hood California. At that location the railroad passengers could disembark the train and take a tourist steamboat back up the Sacramento River to Old Sacramento.


6 responses

  1. Great composition! I like the lighting glow around it.

    April 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

  2. A duo-tone beauty, Eric. Commanding perspective!

    April 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

  3. Nice shot Erik. I love the train stuff!

    April 29, 2011 at 7:49 am

  4. Great comp and processing man. Love this!

    April 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

  5. Now, THERE’S some textures! Great image here Erik, I love the composition and perspective you used. Great photo!!

    April 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

  6. I never thought of it that way, well put!

    May 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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