Thursday, December 29, 2011

Like those backdrops?

If you're admiring the backdrops you see in any of these pictures, I want you to know you're not admiring scenes of northern Maine; you're looking at photos from southern Sweden!

I was admiring the work of Lennart Svedberg on his Tap Creek Division of the Chicago North Western Railroad, and after several back and forth emails, I think he must have took pity on me and offered to try to capture the look of Aroostook County in the farmlands near his home in Sweden.  I think he succeeded beautifully!

Lennart sent me several photos taken in the summer, and we discussed at length the right "shots."  Once we were agreed, it was a matter of waiting until Autumn and the leaves to turn for the right seasonal shots.

My special thanks to Lennart.  He's a skilled modeler, a great photographer, and and even better hobby pen-pal.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh to take a good photo!

First peek will be in Washburn:

Still much work to do on the road, and maybe this weekend the ballast will fill in between the ties.

Just north of the bridge over the Aroostook River, the 44 tonners wait for the BAR train to bring their train into the interchange track.

I sure hope I can get some better photos in the future!  One more thing to learn to do!