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RobR
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Your favorite photograph?
 
« on: Mar 25th, 2002, 5:04pm »
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Greetings!
 
Here's something to get the ball rolling a bit:  Show us your favorite of the railroad photographs you have taken!  
 
Until we get the ability to post photos here, we'll have to just put up links to them.  Here's one of my better ones:
 
http://clevelandrails.railfan.net/Photos/WLE/wle2679.htm
 
I've got some more railroad photos along with some stranger work at http://clevelandrails.railfan.net .
 
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Leesome1226
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 25th, 2002, 6:09pm »
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Hmm, this is really tough so I will Narrow it down to just three
 
http://leesome1226.tripod.com/Pictures/WC99westtown.jpg
 
http://leesome1226.tripod.com/Pictures/rn2392mh2.jpg
 
http://leesome1226.tripod.com/Pictures/Chessie8628bridge.jpg
 
Check out my Website here,
http://leesome1226.tripod.com/index.htm
 
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 26th, 2002, 1:24am »
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My all-time favorite? Probably still this moldy oldie I shot by accident a long time ago
 

 
Canon A1, 50mm f/1.8, Kodachrome 64


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« Reply #3 on: Mar 26th, 2002, 8:19am »
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Chris,
 
I'm afraid your URLs to the individual pictures didn't work out.  When I clicked on them, I got redirected to a mostly empty page at http://leesome1226.tripod.com/adm/interstitial/remote.jpg .
 
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 26th, 2002, 11:34am »
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I don't think I could choose one image that is a favorite, but here is a recent view that I'm very fond of. A northbound CSX freight runs through the fields of north central Ohio near Deshler this March. Image by Brian D. Plant


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« Reply #5 on: Mar 26th, 2002, 11:48am »
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Brian,
 
Thanks for posting.  I was hoping you'd show up here!!!
 
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 2nd, 2002, 11:45am »
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Ya know, I've shot slides for the better part of 10 years... all the best stuff is on them.  I can scan them, kinda, but it's a pain...  and I have all sorts of stuff.  Probably my favorite was when I caught WAHJ-14 around Sept. 1992 putting a train together in the yard at Himrod Jct (long since to Finger Lakes)... I went to the first crossing south of the yard and when they pulled out with a long cut I shot the headend over the crossing... tree-lined, narrow road with only about a third of the GP40-2 visible.  With an old (1950's) Kodak all manual job and K64 film, too.   If I remember right I chased him to Watkins Glen, came back up the other side of the lake, and made it back to Geneva in time to chase WAGY-12 to Auburn, totally unplanned.   Course that's also the same train we chased another time where I ran over something in the yard, noticed the tire leaking badly at the second grade crossing, changed it (no Nascar pit stop there), and STILL beat him to the Glen - by a good half hour!
 
I can add an image I really like... this is November 1995 at Phelps on the Canandaigua Secondary, WAGY-12 with Conrail 1955 and a few cars.   Finger Lakes is still a few weeks or so off -  
 


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« Reply #7 on: Apr 4th, 2002, 11:25pm »
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I don't really have a favorite shot as of yet. To tell the truth I end up hating everything by the next tiem I get out fanning...  
 
Nailed this one a few weeks back in Hoytville OH heading west at dawn..
 
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 5th, 2002, 5:58pm »
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This is still one of my all-time favorite shots, even though I've shot so many since then, July 12, 2001, in Deshler, Ohio.

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 6th, 2002, 1:33pm »
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Wish I had capability of posting it, but sad to say it was over 20 years ago, and I haven't been able to top it.  A really great vertical "volcano" shot of 614 assaulting Seventeen Mile Grade at Swanton, MD in Sept. 1980.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 7th, 2002, 8:10am »
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Brian,
Nice picture, almost looks fake (I mean that in a good way)
Bob
 
on Apr 5th, 2002, 5:58pm, railohio wrote:       (Click here for original message)
This is still one of my all-time favorite shots, even though I've shot so many since then, July 12, 2001, in Deshler, Ohio.



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« Reply #11 on: Apr 14th, 2002, 2:27pm »
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From a day trip to the Arizona and California back in Sept 2000.  The Old Woman Mountains frame the east bound train after picking up loads from the BNSF at Cadiz.  The 3751 is scheduled to run this line in August 2002.

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 14th, 2002, 4:52pm »
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this has got to be my favorite photo. Shot by Mick Hall. It's VIA RDC's 6135 and 6133 negotiating the rolling profile north of Langford.

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« Reply #13 on: Apr 20th, 2002, 1:59pm »
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Here is ONE of my favorites if I can get to download.

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« Reply #14 on: Apr 29th, 2002, 3:55pm »
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Here is one of my favorites. Its CSX 8472 a Helm leaser GP-40X and an AC60 on Q-110 inside the USMA in West Point, NY, just north of the tunnel. Sadly this location has been off limits since 9/11.  

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This is one of my fav's, 5000 and 5001 (diversity in motion engines) flanking some other CSX engine, they were prety clean too.
~JoE~


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Here's one that I'm happy with from down here in SJ.  
 
Although it's not my absolute FAVORITE, it's one of the best prints I have from my website (shoot slides as priority, but don't have a slide scanner).
 
It's NS Dash 9 8941 entering the yard limits at Paulsboro, NJ in October, 2001.  Take care everyone.


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Here's one of my favorites from a time when the Monongahelia was an independent railroad. A time when it was owned but not controlled by CR and CSX. A time when it was fun to go down and see friends and the trains they operated on a railroad that was above all FRIENDLY.
The photo was taken at Mather, Pa 6/15/90. A few short months and the MGA would be just another part of Conrail
John D.


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« Reply #19 on: Jun 21st, 2002, 10:32am »
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I don't know if I could ever pick just one photo as a favorite.  If it is one I feel particular satisfaction or an sense of accomplishment from, it could make a "favorites list."
 
This one has something more than the usual factors going for it because it was taken with my new camera, which I have had for less than two weeks.
 

 
The camera is a Nikon Coolpix 995.  I used the "fine" setting and manual mode so I could set it to shutter priority.  I set the shutter at 1/125 sec.


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