Istanbul Railway Museum on Film

Monday, November 4, 2013

I woke up late today so I couldn't go to class but I decided that I didn't want to spend the day at home so I went and got my film developed at last. These photos are from late September I think. I had just gotten a new camera from my uncle and I went into the city to get batteries for it and that same day I came across this museum. It was just a room full of all these old items related to trains, railroads etc. Since it was my first time using the camera I didn't know much about it and I hadn't done any reading on how to shoot with it so I just rolled with it lol :D The room was a bit dark so the bottom four photos came out a bit shaky (and some photos that I did not include here came out dark) but the camera has an external flash so in the future I will definitely use it to prevent this from happening (I didn't have it with me that day , unfortunately)
TCDD stands for Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (Turkish State Railways) and the last photo is the front of one of the electrical trains which started being used in 1955. It was pretty cool seeing it and playing with the wheel as I couldn't really hold myself from doing that. The photo above the last one has items related with the hospitals that were a part of Turkish State Railways. 

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