One day while driving through Addison, I noticed on the side of the road a stationary rail car through some thick tall shrubs. I parked my car and got out to investigate. I was surprised to see two rows of 6-10 abandoned rails cars parked side by side on rail road tracks right in the middle of the city. I didn’t have my camera with me but I thought I need to go back and do some urban exploration of them.
I ended up passing by them several times, for months, if not for over a year. I recently bought a Nikon FM2 35mm camera. I thought photographing the rail cars would be a fun thing to do with the camera. This was one my first times shooting film since I’ve been into photography. I bought a roll of black and white film and a roll of color film to do the urbex.
It was really interesting and fun walking around the rail cars as I was taking photos. For the color roll I shot with Kodak Portra 400. I focused on capturing the graffiti, the variance in color of the cars, and some of the area around them. My color photos ended getting some light leak which turned out to be pretty cool looking on some of the photos. With the black and white roll, I photographed with Kodak T-MAX 400 film. I focused on the details and texture of the cars. I also captured evidence of people living in a couple of the rail cars.
Color Kodak Portra 400
Black and White Kodak T-MAX 400 Film
Update: I went back to visit the rail cars again several months later and they were gone.