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Beagletorque 29th April 2015 05:38 PM

Cuba 28 - Trains
 
It is a bit surprising to see a collection of rusting steam trains just behind El Capitolio in central Havana! Part museum and part scrap yard with some school buses stored for good measure. Mostly from America built around the turn of the century, note the dates on the guy's hand as he pointed out the different locos then left me to get on with the camera. Mostly taken with the Pana 7-14mm @ f5.6 which performed really well with superb sharpness. CA was a bit of a problem with extreme back lighting, but it is so light compared with the Oly version which it replaced.


Note the scaffolded Capitol Building in the background.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Handy compost heap.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Quick coat of paint and it is good to go!
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

or not, relaxing on the job.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Hi!
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...-Train-Age.jpg

And the date is.....
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Train-Age.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Plenty to go at.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Finished?
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-yard.jpg

And a little German one.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-Yard.jpg

Nice Wheels.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...Train-yard.jpg


KeithL 29th April 2015 06:00 PM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
That's interesting, #1/#3/#4 looks like a Mikado 2-8-2, possibly made by Baldwin; but I can't see a rear bogie. So it could be a Consolidation 2-8-0, but it looks more modern than that - the Consolidation first appeared around the end of the Civil War. Shame we can't see the makers' plate. Consolidations were definitely built by Baldwin Loco Works.

But they are interesting and good photos. Those locos should make the basis of a good museum in the future.

pandora 29th April 2015 06:10 PM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
Absolutely a brilliant series here, BT ... your character studies are just superb!

+ The tower in the b/g of #2 is amazing ... your set makes me wish I was there.

OM USer 30th April 2015 10:14 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
I know nothing about american trains but they sure look interesting.

This Cuba series is looking good, just waiting for the jazz musicians.

Wally 30th April 2015 10:16 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
This has been an exceptional series from day one and it just gets better... hopefully with more to come? :tup

It has been the armchair holiday of a lifetime.

Many thanks for sharing the experience. *chr

Wee man 30th April 2015 10:43 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
Thanks for letting me share part of your holiday. Great shot's.

Zuiko 30th April 2015 11:00 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
A real paradise for photographers. :)

Beagletorque 30th April 2015 08:01 PM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
Glad you are all still enjoying them, pace yourselves there are plenty more to come!
Thanks for all the great comments too, much appreciated.

Chevvyf1 1st May 2015 08:19 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
Beautiful and very interesting set :) friends went to Cuba for Christmas but I have not seen their photos yet :( I doubt they shall be as interesting as yours :)
Thanks for sharing!

Beagletorque 1st May 2015 08:59 AM

Re: Cuba 28 - Trains
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KeithL (Post 342122)
That's interesting, #1/#3/#4 looks like a Mikado 2-8-2, possibly made by Baldwin; but I can't see a rear bogie. So it could be a Consolidation 2-8-0, but it looks more modern than that - the Consolidation first appeared around the end of the Civil War. Shame we can't see the makers' plate. Consolidations were definitely built by Baldwin Loco Works.

But they are interesting and good photos. Those locos should make the basis of a good museum in the future.

Keith, found this very interesting website - http://www.steamlocomotive.info/country.cfm?which=cuba - listing all the steam trains in Cuba with their respective numbers. Can't find the number of the red one in any of my photos though! Should be able send the guy some updated info and photos.


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