Will present photos and narrative describing railfan photo trips as well as general travel photos
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
French Railroads - Rouen
Hi, My third, and final, opportunity to photograph rail operations in France occurred in Rouen.
A tram line terminated underground near where we docked (above entering the tunnel and
above and 2 below leaving the tunnel).
The trams above and below are on a bridge just south of the tunnel entrance.
After I photographed the trams I walked up to the passenger station. It was located in a deep cut with the central part under the head house and parking lots. I was reluctant to try to get on the station platforms as I spoke no French and did not have ID (my passport was on the ship) so I shot from bridges at both ends of the station looking down. The photos above and below are from one end of the station.
I then moved to the other end of the station where the remaining train photos were taken.
On my way back to the ship I stopped in the station and took these views of the concourse.
I am 77 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org