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Now this was a difficult shot. And it looks it. But, bugger the quality and go for the history; which is why I elected to post this. From the base of the Skylon Tower I waited, and waited. The circus train (Barnum & Bailey) was up the line out of sight, a power swap as well as the animals getting exercise and food was taking longer than I thought. And the sun angle was getting worse and worse. There was simply nowhere else to go, and I feared if I tried anything; the train would be on its' way and I would have no shot. Anyway, it was getting late by the time the show got on the road. Terrible shadow. But CP 8208, 4245, 8212 and 4222 still look pretty good as they pick up speed heading toward the core of the tourist district en route to the USA. Development was just beginning to take over. I doubt much of anything would be the same now. (The Niagara guys on this site will know what I am talking of) About 6 cars back on the train, just before the Murray St overpass; is now that big honking Casino that went up as soon as the tracks were pulled up and CP left town about 17 years ago. I've not been down there to look around and see how it has all changed. Not sure I want to.
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Caption: Now this was a difficult shot. And it looks it. But, bugger the quality and go for the history; which is why I elected to post this. From the base of the Skylon Tower I waited, and waited. The circus train (Barnum & Bailey) was up the line out of sight, a power swap as well as the animals getting exercise and food was taking longer than I thought. And the sun angle was getting worse and worse. There was simply nowhere else to go, and I feared if I tried anything; the train would be on its' way and I would have no shot. Anyway, it was getting late by the time the show got on the road. Terrible shadow. But CP 8208, 4245, 8212 and 4222 still look pretty good as they pick up speed heading toward the core of the tourist district en route to the USA. Development was just beginning to take over. I doubt much of anything would be the same now. (The Niagara guys on this site will know what I am talking of) About 6 cars back on the train, just before the Murray St overpass; is now that big honking Casino that went up as soon as the tracks were pulled up and CP left town about 17 years ago. I've not been down there to look around and see how it has all changed. Not sure I want to.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [946] (more) (contact)
Date: 11/14/1988 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: CP 8208 (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP Hamilton sub. (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Thanks Kevin. The ‘backlit’ in this case is the sun reflecting into the lens over the left side. I was shooting with an old field camera that had no hood to keep sun off it. The bonus was I achieved a very wide angle here.

  2. This is great Arnold. It is well done; in my opinion I think shooting backlit shots is underrated.

  3. I was down here not too long ago and I was cringing at how much has already built on top of the former line. Ugh.

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