Posts In: Train

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Passy Sortie

A late night train near the Eiffel Tower, from my brief visit to Paris in December.

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To the Bridge

Don’t look back with regret. Digging through my 2008 archives, I found this quick shot from a speeding tram, on my way to Charles Bridge.

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Platform Tickets

In an empty and decaying train station, just before the rain, visions of journeys past.

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Rain on the Bridge

The bridge and colonnaded viaduct Pont de Bir-Hakeim, with a southbound 6 train.

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Luggage

One of the luggage windows at an abandoned railway station in Kisumu, Kenya. The last train departed in 2006, but locals say that service is on its way to being restored.

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On the Railing

Early evening at the station in Nimes.

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Nimes Arches

Street-level view of the train station in Nimes, France as the tracks rumble overhead.

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Eastbound at Dusk

A brief break in the action and a deserted platform at the station in Nimes, France.

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Bags

On Platform A at the SNCF station in Nimes, France, shortly after a local train unloaded passengers.

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Waiting.

Amidst the continuous flow of trains, people and cargo (living and otherwise) in and out of the New Delhi Railway Station, some trains fill and wait. And wait.

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Do Not Enter

A Kipling-bound train arrives, while plenty of people wonder why someone is setting up a tripod to shoot into the mouth of the tunnel at the end of the platform.

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Girl on the Tracks

A girl walks along the tracks in Beijing’s 798 Art Zone – an entire district of former factories and industrial spaces now used for galleries and cafes.

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Railway Queues

As the remaining minutes of the afternoon were overtaken by a clear night sky in Beijing, the swirling mass of people buying tickets never stopped. Hundreds, thousands streaming by. Except for one man on his phone.

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Full Carriage

One of a constant stream of fully-packed trains departing New Delhi.

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Underpass

Crossing from Ulaanbaatar’s main platform to a second set of tracks as a huge train approaches departure time.

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Wrap Before Shipping

On the platforms of the New Delhi train station, all kinds of things are on carts awaiting the constant flow of trains. Sacks of rice. Cartons of eggs. Bottled water. It’s all ported by hand in and out of the storage compartments at the terminal ends of each train. This cart had just been loaded from a recent arrival and was being secured.

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Belgrade Bound - Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Bound

On the way to one of the more unusual destinations on my trip, I took this shot out the open window of my sleeper car just after sunrise. The moon still high. The light still cool. Rumbling toward Belgrade, 10 years ago today.

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Quiet Station

Evening trains at Gare du Nord, as listed on the Departures board.

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The Last Stop

The Cité station, in the center of Paris, isn’t the last stop on the Metro’s Line 4. But after one year of daily photo posts, this shot is the end of the line for my yearlong project. 365 posts ago, I set out to try something different.

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Inside the Bird

Inside Santiago Calatrava’s Satolas train station at the Lyon airport.

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St. Clair Departure

A cold afternoon at St. Clair West. Update: Just by chance I posted this on the 60th Birthday of the Yonge subway. Thanks for all the shots. Well, and all the transit.  

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Overnight to Budapest

An early morning arrival after a night train from Prague.

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Numero 15

Looking out at the end of the platform of Gare St. Lazare.

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Pick One

A magical sound: the clacking of the departures board as updated times and destinations scroll upward on the list. Sometimes the updates are a single row, sometimes the whole board erupts in fluttering cacophony of times and places and platforms.

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Southbound from Waterloo

While approaching Waterloo Station, an outbound train at rush hour.

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Nord From the Bridge

Toward the station, where I filmed test sequences of a film I hope to finish.

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Running

At Eglington Station.

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Westbound at Spadina

A quiet Sunday on the West side of Toronto.

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432

At the end of the quai as a regional train approaches.

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Waiting at St. Lazare

An hour to wander and shoot this iconic Paris station as the benefit of a barely-missed train.

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Bridges and Rubble

Looking north into Maryland from West Virginia as a freight train rolls south on the leftmost bridge, with the remnants of a third on the right. The rocky outcrop is where Potomac Bridges was taken.

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Crumbling Station

The westbound platform of the Amtrak station in Harper’s Ferry, looking toward the Potomac River just after sunset.

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Storage Yard

Revisiting a shot of the TTC Greenwood Yard from a few years ago, with a different processing approach. Taken at the same time as Kipling Bound.

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Potomac Bridges

Looking down on Harper’s Ferry from the trail above the river.

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Voie 16

A quiet platform at the Gare d’Austerlitz.

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Train and Statue

A southbound train nearing a stop at Museum station.

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South at Davisville

Looking south from the bridge at Davisville station, just as the snow starts to fly.

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Snow at Davisville

A December morning in Toronto.  

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Straightaway

On the morning approach to Budapest from Prague.

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Nyugati Passengers

People traffic at the Budapest-Nyugati train station, opened in 1877 and built by the Eiffel Company.

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Danube Morning

A morning crossing of the Danube River, from the train window.

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Crossover

On the Sheppard Line of the Toronto subway, near Leslie.

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Two Benches

Late morning, before departing eastward for Monte Carlo, Monaco.

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Doors Closing

Uncaptioned.

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On the Phone

On the phone as a commuter train leaves Gare Cornavin, Geneva’s central train station.

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Lights and Codes

Signals and instructions above the TGV tracks at Lyon-Part-Dieu station, as the train below departs for Geneva.

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Arts and Crafts

Originally dating from 1904, the Arts et Métiers (Arts and Crafts) station was redesigned to look like something out of a Jules Verne novel.

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Exit

The door between cars on an older train, seen on the Bloor-Danforth line.

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Leaving Bessarion

An eastbound train leaving Bessarion station on the “new” Sheppard line. I guess after being open 11 years, it’s not really that new, but it’s still new to me.

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Speeding at St. Patrick

A train entering St. Patrick station.

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Railway Worker

A train engineer exits the engine of a local train and walks toward the central terminal.

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Mini Concourse

The McNamara Terminal and its mini train at Detroit Metro Airport.

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Swiss Timing

Swiss Rail clock at the main station in Geneva.

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Ceiling Light

Today’s freight train explosion happened just a few kilometers from where I live. I didn’t hear or feel the blast, but those exact same tracks run along the end of my block and the train would have passed by me a few minutes later on its way south. So it got me thinking about trains.

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Luggage Cart

A single shot from my first attempt at a tilt-shift sequence. The idea was to test techniques (intervals, shutter speed, etc.) for what will eventually become a tilt-shift movie. Shot from the roof of Washington DC’s Union Station parking garage in the fall of 2010.

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Train to Finch

Toronto is one of my favourite cities in the world, and one I don’t visit nearly often enough. This shot, part of my ongoing TTC Series, was taken on the northbound platform of the Queen subway station.

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Red Light, Dark Sky

After working in the east African country of Malawi for two weeks, an unexpected 30 hours in The Netherlands was a world of nearly polar opposites. A walk around Amsterdam, a train to Maastricht, carnival celebrations and snow. This was taken in Utrecht, in the all-too-brief minutes between changing trains, bound for Schiphol on a Sunday afternoon.

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Night Trains

For my first blog post of 2012, a return to familiar and loved subjects: train stations, train travel, Paris and, more broadly, Europe. I’ve returned to Paris after a 6 year absence from the city, and although I now have digital photo gear, I’m resisting temptation to reshoot old favourites. Well, mostly resisting.

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Tram at A66

Walking just the distance of a few gates in Detroit’s McNamara Terminal, our global connectivity laid bare. Cleveland, Seoul, Amsterdam, Sault Sainte Marie. A few steps but a window to the world. It never stops seeming cool to me. And as a global health practitioner, in the coolness are challenges.

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Passing By

Taken on my amazing Mediterranean trip in 2004, I’ve reprocessed this one to have more contrast and detail from inside the train. I’ve missed the photography of European trains and stations, but hopefully that drought will soon end.