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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 07:38 am
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Duane,

I like everything about the scene, and don't think you necessarily need a loco in the pic.

I'm thinking that it's more of a lazy Sunday afternoon with nothing much happening.

It might be the angle of the camera but the auto on the right seems to be a tad on the small size.




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Great pic.  :moose: :moose:

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Full of dusty, sleepy atmosphere Duane and up there with your other superb photos.

Doesn't look as though you've too much to learn on the photographic side,
and I would be delighted if I could produce a composed and lit shot like that.





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Thanks.

I travel a lot through rural areas of the American West,
and this shot reminds me of the dozens of times,
I’ve found myself in one of those small towns, with a short line or branch line railroad,
hoping to catch a glimpse or photograph the railroad in operation.
 
But there never seems to be a train in operation when I’m there with camera in hand.
I seem to have a lot of pics of empty railroad yards.




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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 04:48 pm
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Hi Duane  :wave:



Great photo ^^ of the module.  :thumb:

Classic 'Kodachrome sky' ... as they used to say.  :old dude:



What parked car is that in the photo ?  ???



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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2019 01:34 am
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Si, the short answer to your question,
is that the automobile in the foreground is a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado.

It's a big, fancy luxury car,
that looks out of place in a small, dusty western town that is down on its luck,
but there is a story behind it:

The car is meant to be a subtle tribute to one of my favorite authors, Larry McMurtry.
McMurtry was master of capturing the feel of a dusty, dying town in the American West.

His westerns, such as Last Picture Show and Hud, did not romanticize the American West,
but instead were gritty, and featured complex characters who were inseparable from the landscape.

In the latter movie, Hud, the lead character, played by a young Paul Newman,
drives around the small, windswept Texas town (filmed in Claude, Texas)
in what looks like a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.

So, as a tip of the hat to Larry McMurtry and Paul Newman,
my Keeler module features a 1955 Cadillac convertible driven by a cowboy.

And that's the short and long answer.




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I'm sure you remember Three Godfathers (1948) starring John Wayne. 

Much of it was filmed in and around Owens Valley including shots of the C&C.





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Still looking for a copy of Three Godfathers.

There are a few excerpts on YouTube, but not the whole movie.






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elminero67 wrote:
Still looking for a copy of Three Godfathers.

There are a few excerpts on YouTube, but not the whole movie.


Duane,

Don't know if this will help, but it is (was?) available as part of a four pack from TCM ...
"Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection", "John Ford Westerns".

The other movies on the disk are ...
"She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", "Cheyenne Autumn", and "Wagon Master".


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I did watch an ancient episode of "Annie Oakley",
on a TV station that runs old shows and guess what?
The episode had Annie and the sheriff thwarting a train robbery...
the train was SPNG #9, a couple of flat cars and coach/caboose #401.

Yep, real action shots of the train running,
Annie had to ride along side #9 after the engineer got knocked off the train,
she jumped into the cab and stopped the train while the sheriff whipped up on a criminal.

The train was shown in the whole 30 minute segment.
I didn't have a recorder, camera, or the name of the show.
Maybe an internet search would help finding the show...
It was a cool thing to watch.

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