|Monongahela Railway; Time, Pennsylvania; October 1990|
Such was the case when I loaded up the slides from October 1990. When the images opened in Lightroom I found a trip that I had taken to the Monongahela Railway back when that was the place to go for photography. The weather was bad for part of the trip, and to compound matters I managed to blow the exposures on some of the best scenes from the trip. Thus, the slides sat unlooked at and unappreciated for 20 years. But with Photoshop and Lightroom, slides that were rendered useless can yield very nice images. My favorite from the trip was of a pair of Detroit Edison GE diesels leading a train at Time, Pennsylvania. I had over-exposed the original, but thanks to modern technology I've managed to save this photo (above).
The rain made for some dark photography on the first day, but some brightening in Photoshop put the Monongahela's "Super 7" GE diesels back into good light, such as this scene of a train heading out of Waynesburg.
|Monongahela Railway; Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; October 1990|
|Nicholson Viaduct; October 1990|
|New York, Susquehanna & Western; Little Ferry, New Jersey; October 1990|
|Stourbridge Line; Hawley, Pennsylvania; October 1990|