Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by SEPTAR3kid » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:04 pm

How's claymont on the weekends? Is it even accessible on sundays when there isn't any septa service past marcus hook?

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by jacorbett70 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:04 pm

SEPTAR3kid wrote:How's claymont on the weekends? Is it even accessible on sundays when there isn't any septa service past marcus hook?
This might be your answer:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacorbett70/5227525963/

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by SEPTAR3kid » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:07 pm

jacorbett70 wrote:
SEPTAR3kid wrote:How's claymont on the weekends? Is it even accessible on sundays when there isn't any septa service past marcus hook?
This might be your answer:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacorbett70/5227525963/
haha yes, that pretty much answers my question...thanks!

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by aquadan005 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:10 pm

Along Chelten Hills Drive between Washington Lane and Greenwood Ave. there is a large open area that parallels the tracks. You can catch the following trains:
Airport Line Regional Rail
Warminster Line Regional Rail
West Trenton Line Regional Rail
Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Best place to catch inbounds in the early afternoon as the sun would be over your shoulder. If your a little adventurous you can hike down in to the woods east of Washington Lane and catch the trains as they go through the large rock formations that were carved through many years ago for a differnt railroad in a different era.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by aquadan005 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:12 pm

Correction to previous post, west of Washington Lane Chelten Hills Drive becomes Glenside Ave.
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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by septasilverliner4 » Sat May 21, 2011 1:55 pm

I get a lot of nice pictures at Temple University Station.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by askclifford » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:47 pm

I think it would be pretty cool to do a time lapse from the seat behind the railfan window on the Silverliner V from Thorndale to Market East. You just zoom in so it shows only the front of where your going.

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Post by nomis » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:01 pm

askclifford wrote:I think it would be pretty cool to do a time lapse from the seat behind the railfan window on the Silverliner V from Thorndale to Market East. You just zoom in so it shows only the front of where your going.
Liken unto this ?
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Post by Franklin Gowen » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:08 pm

nomis wrote:Liken unto this ?
Wonderful! Even with the lateral jerkiness (I assume it was entirely hand-held), still wonderful.
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I AM THE STIG

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by askclifford » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:52 pm

Both videos are awesome!

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Post by Nasadowsk » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:19 pm

FWIW, I spent a good few hours with my Bolex and Tripod at Temple U today, and nobody seemed to care - the roving security guard there was more interested in talking photography, most crews just seemed to ignore me (or wave).

Is there any rhyme or reason as to where the SL II/IIIs are going to be? It kinda stinks spending a good chunk of a day waiting for a set to get the right shot, then moving on. I still have a few spots where I wanna get them on 16mm before I start editing what I've got (and I've only got 400 feet so far...).

Interiors are gonna be 'fun' - with a 1/80th second shutter and 250 speed film, you just need some light...

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Matthew Mitchell » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:28 pm

Nasadowsk wrote:Is there any rhyme or reason as to where the SL II/IIIs are going to be?
Well, they aren't on any runs that start or end at Frazer.

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Patrick Boylan » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:21 am

jacorbett70 wrote:
SEPTAR3kid wrote:How's claymont on the weekends? Is it even accessible on sundays when there isn't any septa service past marcus hook?
This might be your answer:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacorbett70/5227525963/
the linked photo shows only 1 of the access points. What about the parking lot entrance Myrtle or Marion Ave?
And just to be really nitpicky, this thread's title's "best places IN Philly".

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Re: Best Places In Philly To Photograph Regional Rail Trains

Post by Nasadowsk » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:58 pm

Matthew Mitchell wrote:
Nasadowsk wrote:Is there any rhyme or reason as to where the SL II/IIIs are going to be?
Well, they aren't on any runs that start or end at Frazer.
Out of morbid curiosity, is there any way I can tell what does?

I've half jokingly thought maybe i should go out trying to shoot IVs and Vs, I'll likely bump into nothing but IIs and IIIs then :/

More practical, I should start planning an M-2 shoot now and do it in the spring while those things are still going around MN...

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