This was taken from the new "Golden Spike Tower" in North Platte, Nebraska, USA.
The Golden Spike Tower is an 8-story tower with a 360 degree outdoor panoramic view
of the Platte River Valley and the Union Pacific Railroad Company's over $100 Million
...."Bailey Yard"...., constructed in 1968 and enlarged in 1980 and covers 2,850 acres.
...."Bailey Yard"...., is the world's largest railyard. Everyday 10,000 + cars are sorted on a
maze of 315 miles of track. This composition shows you the refueling station for the engines.
..."Bailey Yard".... is located 60 miles west of our home and the tower offers a unique
POV for the photographer, the yard functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week everyday
of the year. The operators of the tower are planning a night opening which will offer an
amazing photographic opportunity.
I am going to mix a little new (yet rural) USA in with old (rural) USA for variety within my gallery.
Thanks to everyone for looking in.
Original, sized, sharpened and framed for TE
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gildasjan (41628) 2008-08-11 6:02
Un bon POV pour une très bonne image du milieu ferroviaire.
dareco (17134) 2008-08-11 6:39
You have given us an excellent view of this very busy place!! WOW! The colors and detail are very good. An interesting picture and note. TFS and have a happy day!
izmirli (3987) 2008-08-11 6:48
merhaba my friend larry
excellent composition and details.excellent colours and good idea.well done.
makis (306) 2008-08-11 7:45
Good morning Larry,
quiet different theme from your previous photos. But an amazing one again.
tedesse (25133) 2008-08-11 11:44
Beautiful view,excellent composition and details,fantastic colours and good sharpness.
Waylim (25360) 2008-08-11 13:02
This image is fill with very details texture of our industrial and transportation system. Other than BNSF, UP is one of the very often seen cargo train and deliver our product from coast to coast I think. A very daily life and transportation image depicting the way of life here in the US heartland. Very well captured. Thanks
bracasha75 (24583) 2008-08-11 15:05
There hapend lot of things and nice day life scene
Very quality work
jhm (140070) 2008-08-12 0:33
Very interesting story and nicely done and very educational for me, my friend.
Really a excellent daily life picture with different trains.
Quality and sharpness are very well, also colours and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Friendly greetings from Belgium,
Dyerco (10185) 2008-08-12 6:57
A good shot of everyday life in the railway yard. I am looking forward to the noght shot.
tyro (20696) 2008-08-12 14:14
What an amazing place! And a fascinating and informative note you have given us to accompany this fine photograph of it.
Perfectly exposed, nice and sharp with good colours too.
I'm looking forward to seeing some night-time shots from here later!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-08-13 1:37
This is quite a different picture from you and appeals to the railway enthusiast in me, I like this busy scene but think it tilts a bit to the left.
Have a nice day jY
asajernigan (21298) 2008-08-14 3:58
Nice shot of this train yard. Your composition and POV are great using the lines and angles created by the tracks and buildings to create an intricate scene. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and DOF.
crhieatt (5347) 2008-08-14 10:26
An interesting location, and it'll be good to see some industrial shots mixed into your gallery. It's all part of the world around you - like it or not!
I hope you get down to "night at the tower" with a tripod!
danyy (0) 2008-08-14 13:44
belle vue industrielle bien écrasée par le téléobjectif.
De belles couleurs mais je trouve que tu as un peu manqué le cadrage avec deux locomotives coupées au premier plan.
toto (0) 2008-08-16 1:04
belle photo de ces nombreuses machines, train, waggons, bien prise en plan très bien vu, POV superbe qui nous montre un éventail de ces voies de chemins de fer avec des machines dessus.
trekks (14348) 2008-08-27 9:44
This is a superb shot of the yard showing the rail and tracks and the inside details of the mechanical plant. It is rare to see a view such as this one and this is a fine post for TE.
pablominto (53744) 2008-10-04 23:36
This is an interesting industrial documentary!
Details from this impressive site is well shown from this elevated point of view, the presentation is well composed and the image has a fine feeling of depth...
I'd like to see the control panel, hehehe!
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-10-06 1:31
Hello Larery. Your mix of old and new is very interesting. This shot from high angle is stunning with trains docked in their station. Amazing view with Union Pacific logo in very good sharpness and details. well framed and TFS. Best regards. Jusni