Thursday, April 14, 2022

Industrial & City Scapes Photography

Lovely as it is to take nature pictures, I also like what I call industrial photos. And cityscapes, like 1940's movies. There are no cityscapes in our town, nor much industry, but there's the Lehigh Cement Plant, right by the road I take when I drive to town.

There's a railroad crossing by the plant. The other day, I was lucky to get stopped by a train. Lucky, so I could take some pictures. 

I think this was an interesting capture because I've never seen this type of railway car before. It looks really old to me. I don't know for sure, but I like that I got a chance to take its picture. 

A bit more of a modern version, but this one still looks old. I imagine most freight trains run until they can run no more. 

Not much graffiti on this train, but the entire side of this car made up for it.

This is what I would love to do more of.  A man in a yellow safety vest walking against the backdrop of the huge plant.

I would have to use my camera, of course. It's gathering dust in a drawer now. I only use my phone.

Capturing moments like this would be so much fun.


  1. I expect you like Sheeler's paintings. Industrial scenes. I like the ant sized people against massive buildings.

  2. The flag still makes me sing, Inger. O say does that banner yet wave, over the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    My grandfather was a train engineer. This made me think of him. Thank you. 😊

  3. Hari OM
    I am a fan of the industrial myself, Inger, so very much understand your Linger such Landscape! YAM xx

  4. Great pictures of trains. We had railway tracks in our city but the operation ceased many years ago and now that train track has been turned into a walking trail.

    Happy Easter, Inger.

  5. How neat to see the train and get photos! We are still enjoying the train webcams and seeing all kinds of trains. I love them! Enjoy your day!

  6. I just LOVE the man with the yellow vest photo!! It is my fave, a work of art. Before I saw it, the yellow train with the flag was my favorite.

  7. Those graffiti or flags are indeed dome by talented people. the flying flag, wonderful. I have only once had a chance to stop and try and get a photo, but as soon as I managed to get my camera ready, up went the barrier arms, and we had to move. Your freight trains would be a lot longer and give you time. Happy Easter , Inger .

  8. These are lovely photographs ...
    Happy Easter Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  9. Hi Inger - these industrial photographs are great records ... I love seeing them ... have a peaceful and blessed Easter - cheers Hilary

  10. What a neat train to see and you got really good photos. It's not easy to take pics of something moving! We are still enjoying the train webcams but it would be even more fun to go somewhere and see a train in person! Life if full of nice surprises!

  11. I like these "industrial" photos a lot! Sometimes I'm tempted to drive into downtown LA for street photos... the grittier, the better, but I do worry about the safety aspect. Funny, I feel a lot safer hiking around in the desert!

  12. I am a train lover (ALL trains!) from way back.
    I remember the smell of the diesel when we took a train (3 nights!) to NY.
    and even now I love to sit with my windows down in the car to Feel the great train
    and all the cars with the art of graffiti on them and what they're towing roll by.
    even with your phone you have given us the FEEL of the Train! and it's Wonderful Inger!
    Happy Easter dear heart! XOXO

  13. I enjoyed these. I love train photos. Onen time we went to Barstow near the train depot . We lived in Wrightwood for awhile after our move from Rancho area and it didn't take that long to drive up to Barstow. I told Mike recently I want another da y trip there. He reminded me of what it would cost in gas just to take a drive there.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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