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« on: Sep 5th, 2008, 12:05am »
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Most railfans take pictures of the front of the train.  The event is the train coming.  Once it's past, it's over.  Or is it?  Show us what you've done as the train is leaving.  
 
Here's one of my favorites, taken from the footbridge at Coreopolis, PA (sadly, now closed).
 
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Taken with my old P/S Kodak.  This is actually an accident that worked in my favor.  I had wanted the typical nose shot, but there were 100's of ppl in view.  I spun around on the tripod (yes a P/S on a tripod) and snagged this shot.  There were only 4 ppl in view this direction, which got cropped out. What a chase BTW.


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« Reply #2 on: Sep 5th, 2008, 8:46am »
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 5th, 2008, 9:46am »
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on Sep 5th, 2008, 1:15am, EMTRailfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Taken with my old P/S Kodak.  This is actually an accident that worked in my favor.  I had wanted the typical nose shot, but there were 100's of ppl in view.  I spun around on the tripod (yes a P/S on a tripod) and snagged this shot.  There were only 4 ppl in view this direction, which got cropped out. What a chase BTW.

 
You really did luck out here!  This is an excellent shot from an unusual viewpoint.
 
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You really did luck out here!  This is an excellent shot from an unusual viewpoint.
 
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Thanks.  Now that I have a little more experience under my belt, I see some deficiencies like the tree tops and ballast being blown out, but I still like it.  I'm also seeing a ton of grain on the loco, tender, and smoke, but I'm not sure if it is grain or from the blur.  I usually have a hard time seeing grain unless it is really bad (like this if it is grain).


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Here is one I took a while back. Forgive the poor scan if you will.
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Here is one of my favorite shots of going away. It is on the CSX line from Huntington to Columbus

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« Reply #7 on: Nov 9th, 2008, 5:33pm »
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Night makes the headlights light interesting along with the falling snow.
 

 
You can always combine the two!


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« Reply #8 on: Nov 9th, 2008, 7:14pm »
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Rob, great idea for a thread!
 
 I actually take alot of these types of photos as I like to get shots of trailing locomotives and the freight & passenger trains themselves.
 
 Here we see CSX 8665 following 5299 westbound with autoracks at Belle Isle NY on August 24th 2008.


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This next shot is at the same location but this train is eastbound with CSX 7589 trailing.

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Still at Belle Isle NY on Aug 24 2008, I took this shot of a westbound Amtrak train. I like this shot because it shows the passenger train getting back onto the ribbon rail main line after utilizing the long stick rail siding. This is a fairly rare routing for passnger trains here.

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On October 5th 2008, I saw this neat Amtrak train heading eastbound on the far East end of Syracuse NY. Not far at all from the DeWitt Yard of CSX. I like this train because it shows passengers cars from more than one era.

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 16th, 2008, 8:44pm »
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Nice shots from all who have contributed so far! This is a very intriguing topic.  
 
Here we see an A&A excursion headed north out of Arcade (NY) on a warm fall afternoon:
 
 
 
Photo taken by me 10/13/2008. Although I'd rather not have the truck in the shot, it still came out well IMO.  
 


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The rear end of the same A&A excursion seen in the last photo:  
 
 
 
Photo taken by me 10/13/2008. It was a beautiful day, so I was surprised there weren't more passengers in the gondola.


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Delaware Lackawanna at Delaware Water Gap PA. What I like here is the signal was not working so the train eased up to the xing then kicked up this nice smoke when the second engine blocked the traffic. I would have missed it if I didn't take the "Going Away" shot...
 
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Heading south from Alta Pass after the "loops."

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A real "freddie" works the end of a local in Plant City, FL

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Delaware Lackawanna at Delaware Water Gap PA. #2461 in Lackawanna/Erie Lackawanna colors going away to Slateford PA...
 
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I have to agree with Jim- Alcos look great when they're going away. In fact, I couldn't help thinking about this very subject two days ago... when photographing another GVT line. The Medina Railroad Museum has been hosting excursions on the Falls Road in western NY this fall/winter. Until the MRRM's ex-NYC E8As are ready for service, the MRRM has been borrowing FRRRs Alcos for its operations. Here we see FRRR #2035, a rare RS32, leaving Brockport, NY:  
 

 
Photo taken by me Saturday 12/6/2008. Interesting trivia: #2035 is an ex-NYC engine operating ona former NYC route.


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The MRRM operates their excursions pull-pull style. What does that mean? We get FRRR's RS11 #1802, ex-NKP/N&W unit, as one of the handsomest FREDs I've ever seen!  
 

 
Photo taken by Saturday 12/6/2008 in Brockport, NY.


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