November 03 photo contest - Archive

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by shamus, Nov 5, 2003.

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  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Guess you know the rules, only one photo per person and no questions to be asked in this thread.

    This will run from now until the 22nd of November.

    Good look to one and all.
    Shamus

    Edit: This contest was for Prototype

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  2. grumbeast

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    Shamus... please delete the two previous attempts..
    I feel like a fool

    here it finally is

    A pair of GP-9RMs pull a transfer run from Halterm in Halifax NS to Rockingham yard on a beautiful winter day in 2001

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

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    Taken on a trestle bridge in my back yard:D well almost;)
    A fast Frieght heading into Toronto to the C P Yards at McCowan

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    My entry

    GP9RM, class GY-418b
    rebuilt from GP9 4563 in 1986

    Taken at the Mac Millan yards in Toronto.
    The GP9 is working with a slug to perform yard duties.

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  5. DanRaitz

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    I've always liked this photo:) It was taken at Woodford siding on the Tehachapi Pass in California, some time in the late 80's. This train was sitting in the hole awaiting a downhill train. I noticed the nice back lighting and thought I'd take a shot and then when the engineer openned the throttle I knew I was taking the shot!!!:D

    Enjoy

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  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    2816

    This has been seen before, from last summer's cross-Canada tour.
    2816 leaves Aberdeen yard in Hamilton, Ont.

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  7. jimmybeersa

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    After riding the Footplate of this Loco for 160 miles I took this picture whist she was being coaled. She passed my house every Friday during the 90's pulling a special Capetown train to
    Klerksdorp which is about 100 miles from Johannesburg, and then returned to her Depot with no load. The driver allowed me to take the throttle for 20 miles on a straight section What a thrill!!

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  8. Clerk

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    Yolo Shortline Baldwin 0-6-0 in Woodland, Ca. on the overhaul rack.
    This engine has been setting her for several months so I guess the guys doing the overhaul work in their spare time.

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  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    For all you "critter" fans, here's a little GE unit that used to switch cars around the old Naval Ordinance Station here in Louisville...

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  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Whadday know!? I was looking through some old pics and found an entry! Taken circa 1986 this is what I referred to as
    "The Mr. Donut Local". Every couple of days this interesting lashup of locos would slow to a stop right behind the Mr. Donut in St. Anthony MN, north of Minneapolis. The crew would grab a bag and some coffee to go. I used to stop there every morning on the way to work. Seeing the train was always a bonus!
    Ralph

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  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    Here's a shot I took recently down in Hinton, W.V.

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  12. Roger Wellman

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    Georgetown Railroad

    Switching Engines on the Georgetown Railroad in Colorado. What was once a working rail line to transport silver ore, is now used to transport the public on a ride through the Rocky Mountains in Georgetown, Colorado.

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  13. Dragon

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    Steam and Thunder no more...

    Old PRR 2-10-0 being cosmetically restored.

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  14. Pete

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    I might as well toss one into the fray...
    A pair of CN units backing downgrade across Maple Avenue in Sussex, NB earlier this year to retrieve a single covered hopper from the Co-Op feed mill.

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    (click on the image to see the full-size version)

    Pete
  15. jim currie

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    rotting in the sun is the bridge on the old S.P. main line on the west side of Holtville CA.

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  16. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    This photo was taken in the winter of 1988-89 I think. The photo was taken at Crum Lynne on the Northeast Corridor.

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  17. trainworm

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    and sliding in at the last second......

    I took this one last week, at night, during the full moon. i used my digital and set it for a 16 second exposure. i took this shot where old route 66 splits off from highway 95 in California just west of needles.




    we need more prototype contests, i have a pile of excellent shots to stick up:D :D :D

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  18. krokodil

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    The CSD 464.102

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  19. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Waiting.......

    B&M drop bottom gon, W610,sits on the siding waiting for the call to duty.
    And waiting.....and waiting......

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  20. RailRon

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    Winter will be coming soon. Here is a melancholic look back to last February:

    Thick snowflakes are whirling around while a Swiss commuter train glides by almost soundlessly.

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