Railway Preservation Society Ireland: 071 Connolly Station, 21 April 2014.

On the day, steam locomotive 461 had done the honors for the paying passengers.

After the train arrived back at Connolly, freshly painted Irish Rail 071 (class leader) tied onto the empty carriages to bring them across to Inchicore.

Irish Rail class 071 at Connolly Station with the RPSI empty Cravens on 21 April 2014. Exposed on Fuji Acros 100 film.
Irish Rail class 071 at Connolly Station with the RPSI empty Cravens on 21 April 2014. Exposed on Fuji Acros 100 film.

I exposed this view at the end of the day using my Nikon F3 with 24mm lens. Using my perfected chemical recipe, I processed the Fuji Acros 100 film in Kodak HC110 then toned the negatives with selenium solution. Finally, I scanned them and made minor adjustments in Lightroom (mostly to remove dust spots).

Why black & white? Why film?

Why not?

I’ve always exposed film, and while digital photography tends to dominate my image making, I still expose the occasional roll of B&W or color slide film.

Tracking the Light posts daily.

 

2 thoughts on “Railway Preservation Society Ireland: 071 Connolly Station, 21 April 2014.”

  1. With your permission, I would like to send you the name and DUBLIN address of a distant cousin of mine who retired from the Irish National Railways.

    HE WAS THE LAST EMPLOYEE/OPERATOR CERTIFIED FOR STEAM as well as well as diesel and DART Electric. As a writer and photographer, I think you would enjoy meeting and talking with this man.

    May I have your preferred e-mail address? Jim Egan

    jimegan@charter.net

    PS: While I have lived in Eau Claire, WI. since 1970, I grew up on the southside of Chicago: hence my worldwide affection for trains and trams!!!!!

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