Chris-Walker-Photography: Blog https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog en-us (C) Chris-Walker-Photography chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:45:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:45:00 GMT https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/img/s/v-12/u544295817-o217874682-50.jpg Chris-Walker-Photography: Blog https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog 90 120 Union Pacific LOA32 18 of February 2006. A chase with a few friends - Conclusion https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/5/union-pacific-loa32-18-of-february-2006-a-chase-with-a-few-friends---conclusion In the first blog entry of this chase we left the LOA32 in Garden Grove after they had set out a few loaded centerbeam cars.

We pushed ahead of the train and waited for them in Westminster.

We jumped ahead of them again for a coming and going away shot from the Hiel Ave grade crossing. UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806

UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806

Ryan and Jeff getting images of the LOA32 in HBRyan and Jeff getting images of the LOA32 in HB

At Warner Ave, they ran the power around the train so they could shove the rest of the way to Reliable Lumber. Jeff and Ryan get some images as the power shoves away from them back to the train.

UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806

UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806 UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806UP LOA32 18 Huntington Beach, CA - 021806

At Reliable Lumber they shoved onto their track to pull out empty centerbeam cars, then pulled forward, back onto the main branch. Shoved these back and cut off the empty cars, then back again onto the customer track to set out the loads. All of this movement is coordinated by the conductor and the engineer, usually with just hand signals.

For the trip back to Anaheim we caught them coming under the 405 freeway

UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06

UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06

UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06

UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP LOA32 07 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06

They stopped in Garden Grove again to spot up a few boxcars that were on the main near the Monarch runaround track at the Office Max distribution center.

We stopped at the Stanton Wye in order to capture them on their way back to Anaheim.

Fill Er' Up - Anaheim, CAFill Er' Up - Anaheim, CAThe local power gets some fuel in between jobs at the Anaheim Wye.
Anaheim, CA
February 18th 2006

Last image is the other set of power getting fueled at West Anaheim before the LO32 returned from dropping off empties on the Stanton Branch.

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) Anaheim Anaheim Trains Anaheim Wye California Chris Walker Chris Walker Photography Railroad Photography Railroading Trains Union Pacific Railroad https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/5/union-pacific-loa32-18-of-february-2006-a-chase-with-a-few-friends---conclusion Sat, 16 May 2015 02:50:44 GMT
Union Pacific LOA32 18 of February 2006. A chase with a few friends. https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/5/union-pacific-loa32-18-of-february-2006-a-chase-with-a-few-friends The following is text from a post I made in 2006 on the SoCal Railfan forum. Since the images contained in that post were lost and I have them hosted here on my site I am re-posting my text with the accompanying images, along with a few extra that never made it the first time around.

Original Post Date: 02/19/2006

Our plan for the morning was to meat up at West Anaheim UP yard and follow the LOA32 to it's points of service for the day. We met up just about sunrise. UPY 1136 on the engine tracks at West Anaheim - Feb 18th 2006UPY 1136 on the engine tracks at West Anaheim - Feb 18th 2006UPY 1136 on the engine tracks at West Anaheim - Feb 18th 2006 First at the wye to my surprise on an a wet early Saturday morning was the engineer for the LOA32 inspecting the engines and cleaning out some trash. Union Pacific Huntington Beach Local - Anaheim, CAUnion Pacific Huntington Beach Local - Anaheim, CAUnion Pacific Huntington Beach Local building their train west of the Anaheim yard on a raining morning in February 2006
Anaheim, CA

We had rain and sun.. taken while there was a good steady rain coming down scattering the sun rays in a natural sepia tone as the local cuts cars out of the lot on the Long Pass siding. They had us trapped between them and the 5 freeway for a good 10 to 15 minutes as they did this - no complaints out of me. UP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CAUP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CAUP 754 building the HB Local using the Extension siding.
Anaheim, CA
February 18th 2006
They continued their shove back onto the Long Pass as the rain kept up it's relentless pace - I grabbed my umbrella and left the truck with Jeff and his breakfast for a few moments to get this image.The overpass is Euclid Ave. UP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CAUP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CA Over on the west side of Euclid we found them reversing back alongside the Extension siding on the East side of Brookhurst. UP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CAUP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CA They were now set to head east and back to West Anahiem. I grabbed this image of the Crescent Basin sign before they came closer in the frame. UP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CAUP 754 building the HB Local - Anaheim, CA

Their first customer of the day was CR&R Recycling in Stanton. Here they picked up two loaded box cars of baled newsprint, and dropped off two new empty cars. The photo was taken just as they were finishing the job. UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06

UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06UP 754 - Garden Grove, CA - 02/18/06 We (Jeff and I) then moved further south to Lampson in time to catch them pulling passed the grade and using the Westminster Runaround track to spot half the loads of centerbeam cars they had with them as well as 1 box car.

I will continue the rest of this in the next blog post. We will follow the train to Huntington Beach, and back to Garden Grove and end the chase back in Anaheim.

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) Anaheim Branchline California Chris Chris Walker Chris Walker Photography Garden Grove Railroading Stanton Trains Union Pacific https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/5/union-pacific-loa32-18-of-february-2006-a-chase-with-a-few-friends Thu, 14 May 2015 08:49:48 GMT
Worlds of Wonderment in Wonderland https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/3/worlds-of-wonderment-in-wonderland I was privileged to take part in a Worlds of Wonderment photo shoot in mid March and partake in photographing some cosplay under the theme of Alice In Wonderland. This was a great experience in being able to photograph models in character with all sorts of scene props and no constraints on where to take the composition. After shooting close to 400 images, I will probably end up with close to half of those seeing the light of the wide world web in some form or another. Here are a couple of my favorites.

The Mad Hatter - Cosplay by Josephine, Mistress of Mischief. She was also the even planner/organizer.

The Mad HatterThe Mad HatterCosplay by Josephine, Mistress of Mischief
Photographed March 14th 2015 at the Worlds of Wonderment "Alice in Wonderland" shoot.
Fairmount Park - Riverside, CA

One of the Cheshire Cats - Cosplay by Simone Strauss

Cheshire CatCheshire CatCosplay by Simone Strauss
Photographed March 14th 2015 at the Worlds of Wonderment "Alice in Wonderland" shoot.
Fairmount Park - Riverside, CA

And lastly for this post, we have Alice - Cosplay by Kirsten Wright.

AliceAliceCosplay by Kirsten Wright
Photographed March 14th 2015 at the Worlds of Wonderment "Alice in Wonderland" shoot.
Fairmount Park - Riverside, CA

That is it for now - Until the next.

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) Alice In Wonderland Ashley Howe Cosplay Josephine, Mistress of Mischief. Mad Hatter Riverside Simone Strauss Worlds of Wonderment https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/3/worlds-of-wonderment-in-wonderland Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:24:06 GMT
More Hillco Fastners Super Cruise https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/more-hillco-fastners-super-cruise Funny how the last half of 2014 was so full of car shows that I still have folders of car images that I have not touched in regards to editing, yet I spend time on new stuff... and older stuff.

Anyways - here are a few more from the Hillco Fasteners Super Cruise show from February 1st .. 19 days ago, and oddly enough the last time I shot anything.

Plans for attending a cruise on Friday night, and then hitting the Whittier Area Car show on the 28th so this whole photo thing will work itself out soon enough.

I am very much into classic "Normal Cars" vs. exotic classic stuff. I rarely shoot generic muscle like Chargers, or Mustangs but will shoot Cougars and Darts. Sports cars are in that rarely shoot area also - but you cannot pass up a 550 .. especially with nobody hanging around it.

Porsche 550 Spyder - Hilco Super Cruise 2015Porsche 550 Spyder - Hilco Super Cruise 2015Porsche 550 Spyder
Hilco Super Cruise 2015
Garden Grove, CA
February 1st 2015

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) 550 California Car Show Chris Chris Walker Chris Walker Photography Garden Grove Hillco Hillco Super Cruise 2015 Porsche Super Cruise https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/more-hillco-fastners-super-cruise Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:15:55 GMT
Hillco Fastners Super Cruise XII https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/hillco-fastners-super-cruise-xii I attended the Super Cruise that is held around the Hillco Fasteners warehouse on February 1st. I arrived later than I had planned. Apparently I missed out on a lot of great looking vehicles, and a large crowd. The crowd I was okay about missing. Still, I found plenty of cars to photograph, and I really liked the non-standard scenery with industrial buildings and barbed wire fencing.

This 47 Fleetline was parked at the back of the industrial complex. I found it's current state between rust and restoration very appealing to my camera. I would have lingered on this one for quite sometime but the owner showed up to move it shortly after I came across it. He obliged and waited while I grabbed a few, but I did not want to keep him waiting as the show was wrapping up.

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Photographed at the Hilco Super Cruise XII
February 1st 2015
Garden Grove, CA
1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Photographed at the Hilco Super Cruise XII
February 1st 2015
Garden Grove, CA

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Photographed at the Hilco Super Cruise XII
February 1st 2015
Garden Grove, CA

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Photographed at the Hilco Super Cruise XII
February 1st 2015
Garden Grove, CA

1947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline - Hilco Super Cruise 20151947 Chevrolet Fleetline
Photographed at the Hilco Super Cruise XII
February 1st 2015
Garden Grove, CA

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) 1947 Chevy 47 Fleetline California Car Show Chevrolet Chevrolet Fleetline Chris Walker Photography Garden Grove Garden Grove Car Shows Hillco Hillco Fasteners Hillco Super Cruise XII https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/hillco-fastners-super-cruise-xii Sat, 07 Feb 2015 16:36:21 GMT
Photo Contest - Love Hate Relationship https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/photo-contest---love-hate-relationship I recently spent some time scouring through old railroading images in search of a specific image that I wanted to submit for the West Coast Rail Forums photo contest.

It took me 2 years (of images) to find a few to use. Here is the image I choose at the to submit.

The others were in the runner-Up's but certainly worthy of sharing.

Union Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific Railroad Branchline Photography Union Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific RailroadUnion Pacific Railroad Branchline Photography UPY 2313 on the Marlboro Switcher - Dec 22nd 2006UPY 2313 on the Marlboro Switcher - Dec 22nd 2006UPY 2313 on the Marlboro Switcher - Dec 22nd 2006

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) Anahiem California Chris Chris Walker Fullerton Pacific Photography Railroading Trains Union Pacific Walker https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2015/2/photo-contest---love-hate-relationship Sat, 07 Feb 2015 16:05:16 GMT
October in the Railroad Earth https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2014/10/october-in-the-railroad-earth Here are a few of my railroading images to share.

The title of the blog entry comes from a well known slogan by chalk artist Collosus of Roads. Neither of these images were taken in the month of October.

RailGiants Steam ShootRailGiants Steam ShootRailGiants Train Museum 2nd Annual Steam Photo Shoot. Pacific Harbor Line at CP AnaheimPacific Harbor Line at CP AnaheimPacific Harbor Line at CP Anaheim captured in 2012 in Wilmington, CA

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) California Chris Walker PHL Pacific Harbor Line Railroad Pomona Rail Giants Railroading Steam Steam Engines Trains https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2014/10/october-in-the-railroad-earth Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:02:39 GMT
Recent Images Blog https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2014/10/recent-images-blog I have been getting more and more into automobile photography, specifically classic cars and hot rods. Here are a few recent images from various shows that I have posted up in the gallery's.

1929 Ford Model A Sedan - La Habra, CA1929 Ford Model A Sedan - La Habra, CA1929 Ford Model A Sedan at the 5th Annual La Habra Highlander Car Show.
La Habra, CA
Chris Walker Photography

This is a 1929 Ford Model A Sedan that was photographed at the La Habra Highlander Car Show at La Habra High School on September 13th 2014.

1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - La Habra, CA1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - La Habra, CA1966 Ford Fairlane GTA owned by Gary Kirkpatrick of West Covina, CA. Photographed at the 5th Annual La Habra Highlander Car Show.
La Habra, CA
Chris Walker Photography

I do not normally take photos of cars if they have the hood up. Just something about it that ruins the design lines of a street rod or classic cruiser. I do make exceptions from time to time however, such as for this 66 Ford Fairlane GTA. The Fairlane would eventually give way to the Torino and the Torino Taledega.

1948 Buick Special Series 40 - La Habra, CA1948 Buick Special Series 40 - La Habra, CA1948 Buick Special Series 40 owned by Dennis Segan of La Habra, CA. Photographed at the 5th Annual La Habra Highlander Car Show.
La Habra, CA
Chris Walker Photography

This beautiful 48 Buick Special was photographed at the same La Habra car show as the above 2 images. One of the cleanest stock looking Buick's I have seen of recent.

1933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford Coupe owned by Jack Madigan.
Photographed at Ruby's Cruise Night
September 26th 2014
Whittier, CA
© Chris Walker Photography

This 33 Ford Coupe belongs to a friend of mine and was photographed on the 26th of September at the Ruby's Friday Night Cruz show in Whittier, CA. Below is another shot of the 33 Ford which is named "33 Frog"

1933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford Coupe owned by Jack Madigan.
Photographed at Ruby's Cruise Night
September 26th 2014
Whittier, CA
© Chris Walker Photography

And one more image of the inside of the 33 Ford as lit up by my strobe (seen in the lower right corner)

1933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford - Ruby's Cruise Night Whittier - September 26th 20141933 Ford Coupe owned by Jack Madigan.
Photographed at Ruby's Cruise Night
September 26th 2014
Whittier, CA
© Chris Walker Photography

That's all for now on this entry. Check back later for another entry and some fresh images.

Chris Walker

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chris@chris-walker-photography.com (Chris-Walker-Photography) 2014 Buick California Car Show Chris Walker Photography Classic Cars Ford Hot Rod Ruby's Diner Ruby's Friday Night Cruise Whittier https://www.chris-walker-photography.com/blog/2014/10/recent-images-blog Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:38:12 GMT