Somewhere in Greece 1966
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Taken while traveling in Greece with my parents and brother in 1966. I was 13. This is somewhere along the Aegean coast.

This is a photograph of a print. The original photograph was taken on an Exakta camera (which I mention in a recent (Sept 2010) journal entry. [Standard-Exakta 4/6,6 cm Fabrik-Nr.516488 (~1939)]

I was inspired to submit this after viewing some of :iconmetricornothing:'s photographs.
Image size
3200x2317px 4.01 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Model
C750UZ
Shutter Speed
10/50 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Oct 9, 2010, 8:41:09 AM
Software
v753u2-87
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zaco21's avatar
Great pic!
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pearwood|Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot. The re-photographing appears to have worked well.
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

It can, as long as there are no reflections.
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TheChanChanMan|Professional General Artist
Amazing image, by the way.
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!

It's always been one of my favorites. I can remember my excitement seeing an American-made steam locomotive in Europe.
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TheChanChanMan|Professional General Artist
I can only imagine the awe and surprise. It's a great photo.
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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TheChanChanMan|Professional General Artist
I love Greece. I wish someone would knock the poloticians heads together and get them to sort out their differences and work with each other.
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Politics in Greece have been difficult since the 1960s!
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TheChanChanMan|Professional General Artist
That's right. A lot of people think its all very recent.
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METRICorNOTHING's avatar
This ''somewhere in Greece'' photo in fact is in Platamonas Station, line Athens - Thessaloniki and by luck shows the front part of an USATC steam locomotive Class Θγ, that we took from USA after WWII (1947 and 1959). We had 52 locomotives and now survive about 8. Build by ALCo, Lima and Baldwin.

Standard gauge (1435mm)...


I wish i could go back and photograph this years...
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for providing all this information!

It certainly looks like an American-built locomotive. I'm happy to hear that eight survive!
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Forgot to say that SEK Class Θγ (Theta-gamma) is the class of 2-8-0 steam locomotives S160.

You can check this page for pics of the surviving units in Thesaloniki Station area. Unfortunately the info is in Greek but has a catalogue of the serial numbers and the surviving locos...

[link]


I don't care too much for the standard network of Greece so i don;t have any pics of them...
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the link!

I used Google Translate and was able to read the whole thing!
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I wonder, where you moving when you took this photo? Is the train in the photo moving?
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TheMightyQuinn|Hobbyist Photographer
I don't believe that either the train or I were moving when I too this picture. The weeds in the foreground are out of focus probably because I needed a lot of light and had a wide aperture. Even though the camera did not have a light meter, the viewfinder provided a good visual cue as to how much light you needed.
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