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Just Call Me Rusty - Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow NSW Australia - The HDR Experience by Philip Johnson

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Zig Zag Railway is an Australian heritage railway outside of Lithgow, New South Wales operating on the Lithgow Zig Zag line which was part of the Main Western line from October 1869 until October 1910 when replaced by the Ten Tunnels deviation. It was reopened as a heritage railway in October 1975.

In June 2012 the Zig Zag Railway closed for an indefinite period following accreditation issues with the New South Wales Government.

More Information see Wiki:

This image taken sometime ago when the raiway was operating, i suspect that this old loco is much more rusty these days.

Good news from Lithgow newspapers indicate that much overdue maintenance and restoration of the site is underway which is a light at the end of the tunnel for the future of this Heritage site.

Technique: HDR 5 Bracketted exposures tonemapped in Photomatix and merged in photoshop elements adjustments in colour effex pro and vivesa 2

Equipment Nikon D300 + Nikon 18-70mm

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See Also

The Journey B&W Variation – Cootamundra,NSW – The HDR Experience:

The Journey (Sepia) – Cootamundra,NSW – The HDR Experience:

The Journey – Cootamundra, NSW – The HDR Experience:


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Philip Johnson is a Photographer located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Specialising in HDR photography his works have been shown in galleries,published in Tourism campaigns. His work will also be available as Jig Saws through Crown & Andrews

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  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Seen better days alright. Nice Job Philip.

  • thanks Steve it was pretty rusty when i took this image i would think its rustier now

    – Philip Johnson

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Rusty old steam trains .. love em !! Great photo Philip.

  • M any thanks Michael the last time i read that it was possible they they may reopen late 2013, they are doing heritage work on the tunnels, it might be a good location for a rumble

    – Philip Johnson

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenover 1 year ago

    A grand old train going to waste,great photo Philip!! and a very nice HDR.

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Excellent work Rusty-Phil.

  • thanks w\az let hope they reopen

    – Philip Johnson

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 1 year ago

    I hear Coke is great for removing rust! lol Super catch, Philip!

  • thats alot of coke

    – Philip Johnson

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 1 year ago

    Love it. Well done Philip.

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Super find Philip, nice one …

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    Great find Philip! Nicely done!!

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Great shot, superior work!

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago


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