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The Great Train Robbery (mountains trains ). Photo by catilac
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The Great Train Robbery

Uploaded by: catilac

Tuesday February 7, 2012

Verdi, NV (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: See Comment Below...

Model: Canon EOS 7D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/200 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Focal Length: 142.0 mm

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 5175

PixelYDimension: 3435

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21. catilac
9:22 PM GMT on February 09, 2012
Thank you Jean, Elizabeth, Randall, Elaine, Larry, James and Gil!
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20. gilg72
1:58 AM GMT on February 09, 2012
Update: Congratulations!
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19. gardner48197
10:55 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Great story and photo!! Congrats!!
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18. JourneysEnd
9:51 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Great photo and it is really nice
to read the story behind it too!

Congrats!
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17. Biskitten
7:18 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Wonderful scene & story - AC Congrats, Donna!
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16. Bluesmaster
5:37 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Very cool story and photo Donna, congratulations!
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15. sillygal
5:31 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Beautiful,Congrats
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14. jeandela
4:33 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Lovely shot with nature lines and curves!
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13. catilac
4:01 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Thank you Trudy, Gil, Duane and Betsy!
Thank you Approvers for the AC selection!
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12. luvne32
3:56 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
An AC - Great! I agree!
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11. RenoSoHill
6:42 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Excellent bit of history - and I can picture the train comin' round the bend!
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10. gilg72
5:51 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Wow! what a great Story on History Donna. Thank you.
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9. Madermade
5:45 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Love, love this shot and the history lesson that goes with it!
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8. catilac
12:53 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Thank you Leslie, Betsy, Lucy, Wanda, Helen and Eileen! :)
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7. beanhead
12:19 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Thanks for the neat backstory & what a wonderful image!
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6. MissKitty2
12:14 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Very interesting story and a beautiful landscape photo, Donna. Enjoyed both! :)
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5. Wanda1948
12:11 AM GMT on February 08, 2012
Beautiful picture and information, Donna!
UPdate: Congratulations!
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4. Lucytoo
11:46 PM GMT on February 07, 2012
Wow, what a wonderful image and very interesting story to go along with it!  Gee, what one can learn when others share!  Thank you!  (:
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3. luvne32
11:45 PM GMT on February 07, 2012
Great story, Donna. And your composition and HDR interpretation fit the scene perfectly. This is a fine example of how HDR can augment a photo.
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2. dixiedaughter
11:31 PM GMT on February 07, 2012
Beautiful image Donna, cool story too!

UPDATE: Congratulations!
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1. catilac
11:13 PM GMT on February 07, 2012
THE WEST'S FIRST TRAIN ROBBERY OCCURRED NEAR THIS SITE ON THE NIGHT OF NOVEMBER 4, 1870. FIVE MEN, LED BY A STAGE ROBBER-SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, JOHN CHAPMAN, BOARDED THE CENTRAL PACIFIC OVERLAND EXPRESS AT VERDI, NEVADA. TWO TOOK OVER THE ENGINE, ONE THE EXPRESS CAR, AND TWO THE REAR PLATFORM, ONE HALF MILE EAST. THE ENGINE AND EXPRESS CAR WERE HALTED AND CUT FREE, THEN PROCEEDED ABOUT FIVE MILES WHERE THEY WERE STOPPED BY A BARRICADE. HERE THE ROBBERS FORCED THE MESSENGER TO OPEN UP, SEIZING $41,600 IN GOLD COIN, THEY RODE OFF. THE UNCOUPLED CARS COASTED DOWN GRADE AND MET THE ENGINE. THE TRAIN PROCEEDED TO RENO. AFTER A TWO STATE CHASE ALL WERE CAUGHT, TRIED AND CONVICTED. ABOUT NINETY PERCENT OF THE GOLD WAS RECOVERED.
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Been a member since 2008. Learned so much and made some wonderful friends along the way! Enjoy each day, it is a gift. Happy Shooting. Visit my gallery at 2-donna-kennedy.pixels.com All my photographs on this web site are fully protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. The images may not be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way, without written permission from the photographer, Donna Kennedy

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