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Wes Carr's
Black and White Photo Gallery

Please click any of the following thumbnails to see a larger image.

   UP Red River bridge - north of Denison, TX    UP 9356 at speed - Kiowa, OK    Santa Fe at Saginaw, TX - 1991
   SP stack train in West Texas - 
November 1993    SP eastbound at Alpine, Texas - November 1993
   SP eastbound on Paisano Pass in west Texas    Platform at Fort Worth Union Station    DGNO 4161 - Garland, TX September 1993
   UP southbound Waxie Local - Red Oak TX, September 1993    ATSF 919 on BN train 78 - south of Lancaster, TX
   Amtrak 313 on Texas Eagle - Dallas, TX    CSXT eastbound - Ruggles, OH - November 1993    CSXT 6109 - first snow of the year, November 1993 - Ruggles, OH
   CSXT run-through power on UP in downtown Dallas - September 1993    ATSF 2113 on eastbound ballast loads - Dallas,  TX
   UP 3177 leads southbound freight - Kiowa, OK - October 1993    Amtrak train 522 (Houston-Dallas Texas Eagle connection) approaches Tower 19 in Dallas    Passenger coaches on rear of Arkansas and Missouri northbound Fort Smith Turn - October 1993
Some background info: During the course of my college studies -- which lasted from 1990 to 1994 at SMU (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas -- I had the opportunity to take numerous photography classes, which included Introductory Photography, Black and White I, Black and White II, Color Processing, Alternative and Alterred Images, and even a semester of self-directed individual work when I chose to focus on... railroads (what else?). 24-hour-a-day access to darkrooms and railfanning for college credit... does it get any better than that?

I probably would have continued my work in the medium of black and white, but -- like most good things -- my college days eventually came to an end. I haven't yet found the time or motivation -- or the space in my palatial, 2,000-square foot suburban north Texas home -- to install a home darkroom, so I've been forced to settle on using a more conventional railfan medium (color slide film) for my photographic efforts. Maybe someday I'll break out the enlarger, reels, tanks, developing trays, and tongs, and get back into it again. An hour or two of inhaling the fumes of a stout Stop Bath will no doubt leave me wondering why I ever quit in the first place!

Thanks for checking out my Black and White Gallery.

WSC

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