Hot Shot Z Trains

Hot Shot Z Trains

In the last portion of the 20th Century, this train was known on the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe as the 991. Seen here, the ZWSPNBY speeds through Empire, CA., on a warm afternoon. This train crew is doing their best to make up time as computers in Fort Worth, TX., are causing havoc system wide. Meanwhile, the Amtrak California San Joaquin train I was aiming for, leaves a trail of dust in the distance.

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Posted by FranksRails Photography, LLC. on 2017-08-21 15:44:23

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Living with Fire front page

Living with Fire front page

Definitely the most difficult photography I’ve done. I worked as a wildland firefighter for seven years with the US Forest Service, and for most of the time my Olympus OM1 rode either in my pack or in my oversized Nomax (fire resistant) shirt. Some of the challenges included dust, ash, and smoke, water, sheer exhaustion, heat, and sometimes even a lack of oxygen. On this occasion we were all down on the ground because of the last two reasons….heat and a lack of oxygen…..but we found some nice cool soil and air to breath there. šŸ˜‰

Something I had published awhile ago in a special section for the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. This FireWise guide is a special section of the newspaper and a newsprint brochure to hand out to people who want to take measures to reduce their wildland fire risk.

This was just quick clean up of the original artwork they sent–unfortunately they did not retouch any of the dust/scratches on the original slide before publication. I offered to do the job for them but they originally planned to have a "pro" do the work–oh well. Isn’t too obtrusive in the publication, but looked horrible on the computer.

Posted by MistyDays / CB on 2008-08-16 21:13:17

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turpanzhan

turpanzhan

On 9/11 I was traveling in Xingjiang Province in China, waiting for the night train from Turpan Zhan to Dunhuang. By chance, there was an Internet cafe next to the train station, so I went in and found a computer between some Chinese soldiers and a young Uyghur man chatting online with friends. Most Western news organizations were blocked in China, but Excite.com, where I had an email account, somehow got past the censors. When the page loaded, I saw the news that the WTC had been hit by a plane.

It just so happened that my girlfriend in Japan (now my wife) was online and so she relayed to me the news she was watching on her television. Occasionally, I would look around, only to find that the Chinese world was still unaware of what was happening on the other side of the planet.

When it came time to board my train, I was left in the dark. How many more planes were out there? Who was doing it? What would the world look like when I had a chance to check the Internet the next day. Looking around at the Chinese web surfers, I knew that nobody within hundreds of miles had heard the news. In fact, it would be another day before the Muslim inhabitants of Western China were allowed to hear about the attacks. And so, I had only my dark thoughts on that long, lonely trip.

Posted by zanzo on 2007-01-26 09:09:25

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