Example 2008 Digital Photo Challenge Entry
Image by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
The act of transforming an unused rail corridor into a trail is a complex process. Everyday, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy works with communities and partners like you to create a nationwide network of trail systems for the public. With your help, our online mapping initiative will allow users to find rail-trails anywhere in the nation!
The County Line Trail in West Virgina is a great example of how our mapping initiative works. Our staff mapped this rail-trail (and surrounding rail-trails) last November using handheld Garmin GPS units. When they returned to the office the GIS information was downloaded into our geospacial database and we created a map. Now this remote trail can be easily accessed using Google Maps driving directions. Visit our trail finder Web site: www.traillink.com and view the County Line Trail’s interactive map.
- Poster Reprint
- Printed at 24 x 8 in.
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More than twenty foreign countries and a few U.S. territories are also represented. Photo Union University, Richmond, Va. 1909. Reprint is 24 in. x 8 in. on archival quality photo paper.
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Vintage diesels in Western Maryland livery, including BL2 #82, pull a mixed photo freight (featuring an original Western Maryland coach) on May 16-17, 2008, as part of the annual Cass Railfan Weekend sponsored by the Mountain State Railroad and Logging Historical Association. The diesels are operated by the Durbin & Geenbrier Valley railroad in Belington, and normally run on former Western Maryland trackage in and around Elkins, West Virginia. This year, the two diesels also put in an appearance on Saturday, May 17, at the lost town of Spruce and participated in afternoon runbys along the Upper Shavers line at Twin Bridges and Milepost 83 that afternoon before returning to Elkins.
- Photo from archives of Washington D.C. Area Newspaper
- 8×10 Black & White Photo (size approximation)
- Ready to Frame
- Archival quality reproduction created from the original photo or negative
1920 photo Oldsmobile Sales Co., ampitheater, Arlington, Virginia
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These are just some grab shots on the family toy while I was shooting stills. Lerro Productions 02/13/2010 photo charter saw the Strasburg Rail Road steam locomotive N&W #475 painted and detailed as long gone sister #382. Complete the with custom whistle N&W engineer Nichols used on the real #382 in the 1950’s, #475 played the part of that locomotive O. Winston Link called the prettiest on the N&W. The mixed train recreates the famous “Virginia Creeper” which ran on the N&W’s Abingdon Branch.