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photoblog image Day of Making 4

Day of Making 4

A view of the tracks. It was a cloudy day, with mainly washed out skies and I had to coax out details off the sky.

 

And a view of the control panel..... and the deadman's switch.

 

photoblog image StadlerService-120318-AyushBasu-14.jpg

Day of Making 4

A view of the tracks. It was a cloudy day, with mainly washed out skies and I had to coax out details off the sky.

 

And a view of the control panel..... and the deadman's switch.

 

photoblog image StadlerService-120318-AyushBasu-14.jpg

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 25 Apr 2018, 00:20
Where is the steering wheel, Ayush! smile
Ayush Basu: The train driver downloads an app and steers using his phone, Ray grin
Nice centered composition...
Ayush Basu: Thanks to post processing software, Larry.
the vanishing point.... how cool is that... they let you drive that thing or had the engineer gone to the WC....petersmile
Ayush Basu: This train was going nowhere, Peter. Any responsible individual would not let me drive anything grin
I like your views - fore and aft... You did a good job with the sky!
Ayush Basu: The first shot was easier, Elizabeth. In the second shot, as I attempted to expose the controls, the sky gets pretty blown out!
Ce doit être impressionnant de se trouver devant les commandes de ce genre d'engin. Même à  l'arrêt ;-)
Bonne journée
Ayush Basu: Oh yes, I was happy as a school boy, Pascale!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:34
You've done very well to get the detail out of the picture Ayush. Now wouldn't it be fun to put the key in and take a spin..
Ayush Basu: In the second shot, as I attempted to expose the controls, the sky gets pretty blown out.
Any responsible individual would not let me drive anything, let alone this commuter train, Chris grin
Views like this delight me to no end, Ayush, because I'm such a huge fan of the vanishing point perspective. BRAVO.
Ayush Basu: Yes, I can relate to that, Ginnie. I love it when I am able to line up things that lead on the eye.
A far cry from the steam locomotives of old!
Ayush Basu: That you can say again, Bill!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Apr 2018, 08:17
This is such an interesting series Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I had the pleasure of visiting the driver's cabs of a fair number of trains, including a London Underground, Chad.
The driver must get a great sensation of speed from that position.
Ayush Basu: I agree with that, Brian. Or perhaps is absorbed in his hand held device tongue
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Apr 2018, 11:50
very cool perspectives! wondering what a dead man's switch is tho!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Elaine. The deadman's switch is a pedal on the floor, seen in the scond shot. Basically the driver has to put his feet on it and remove every now and then - which is an indication that he/she is up and around (as opposed to passed out or dead while the train is running full speed). In the event that the train computer does not see a deadman's switch activity every short duration, it will jam on ALL the brakes with MAXIMUM deceleration.
Not my kind of job.
Ayush Basu: Any responsible individual would not let me drive anything, Mary grin
A couple of interesting shots, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Tom.
Interesting shots, Ayush. Its always fascinating to go into places you wouldn't normally be allowed to.
Ayush Basu: I was fortunate to have been here, Frank. I had the pleasure of once being in a London Underground driver's cab.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Apr 2018, 19:21
These are quite some pictures. The view of the driver. Of course, if it was a car, there would have been complaints about the view being obscured.
Ayush Basu: The chief function (as I have been given to believe) these days is to only see if there is any object on the tracks in the distance, Louis. Trains detect other trains but not all foreign objects. Depending on the speed of the train, it may or may not be possible to stop in time.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 25 Apr 2018, 19:27
wow, i never gave any thought about what it looked like from this vantage point

what a fine opportunity so well captured
Ayush Basu: I was fortunate to have been here, Sherri.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2018, 19:36
Always a nice view to be up in the "cockpit". Great pictures here, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I was fortunate to have been here, Astrid. I have been inside one of the NS double decker trains but have no pictures from there.
It seems to be on board a spaceship smile
Ayush Basu: It certainly is quite different from the trains of the old, Claudio.
Special seat with amazing view!
Ayush Basu: You are right about the view, LC.
That is nicely shot. A very high tech looking piece of machinery.
Ayush Basu: It does have a lot of sophisticated electronics built in, Michael.

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