Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

Photo of the United States Capitol subway system

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

A photo of the rarely photographed United States Capitol subway system showed up in the New York Times recently.

Representative Bob Turner riding the Capitol subway this month. -- Brendan Smialowski for The New York Times

More information about the United States Capitol subway system: Wikipedia, BelowThe Capital.org

1960 Aerial Photos of Jersey City NJ railroads

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I came across three great photos of the Jersey City waterfront taken in 1960 that show the extensive railroad infrastructure that used to exist there.

Photo 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6478913999/

Photo 2: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6479012469/

Photo 3: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59635146@N08/6523535499/

Annotated version of Photo 1: http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-02-01-12/Overview_Jersey_City_NJ-annotated.jpg (courtesy of the Railfan.net Erie Lackawanna Email List Photo Archive)

Attention Railfans: Photographing the DC Metro just got easier

Friday, March 5th, 2010

WMATA is replacing the 2.5 inch tall car number stickers on the subway car sides with new 5 inch tall car number stickers (as seen in the photo above). This will make identifying the car numbers of the subway cars you photograph much easier. Click HERE to see a photo of the old, small numbers below the operator’s cab window.

What more can you ask for? How about car number stickers ON THE FRONT OF THE CARS!?! The LIRR does it right (see below).

LIRR #7772 wears its number proudly - UP FRONT, where it belongs!

Photographer wins $30k from City of New York over arrest

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I know Robert and am very happy to see this result.

Second Ave. Sagas: Unlawful arrest for subway photography costs city $30K

myFox New York: Shutterbug Fights Bogus Ticket