Photo challenge for April-May 08

Discussion in 'Current Contests' started by ezdays, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    About a month ago I announced that we would have a new photo contest, or challenge (whatever you'd feel more comfortable calling it), Starting April 1st. Well, I was a bit under the weather at that time and so I got a bit behind in my chores. So let's get one going now.

    The challenge: SHOW US YOUR RAILFAN PICTURES.

    Here are the guidelines:
    • You can post any railfan picture that you took. We're assuming here that the picture will be of something on a full-scale railroad, an engine, a car, a consist, a depot, a bridge, a water or coaling tower or.... well, you get the idea.
    • You can post up to five photos, all of the same subject or of different subjects.
    • When it becomes time to vote, we will ask everyone to judge the group of photos that you submit, not individual ones. So if you only submit one, that's the one that gets judged, submit five and the get judged all together.
    • If you post less than five pictures, you can always go back and edit your post and add more pictures. If you're not happy with ones that you've already posted, you can delete them or replace them with others. You can do that right up until this challenge is closed.
    • All we ask is that the pictures have been taken by the person submitting them.
    • Post your pictures here in this thread. You can upload them or link to them in our Gallery or anywhere off-site that allows you to do that.
    • The contest will remain open for all of April and May and will end on May 31.
    • The three to get the highest vote will be sent a Gauge e-certificate that can be printed out in color on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper.
    Looking forward to seeing lots of fine pictures.
  2. spankybird

    spankybird OTTS Founder

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    The Painsville, Ohio Viaduct

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  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here are mine:

    Baldwin Eddystone plant being demolished in 1995

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  4. Sarge_7

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    UP Raildays celebration, April 91, Salt Lake City

    6936, 3985, 844, and a ten wheeler all in one spot. Who could ask for more:mrgreen:

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  5. CSXect

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    I&O #71 in Canal Winchester Ohio around 1990
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  6. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Some of my favourite shots:

    A trio of Canadian National (pre CN!) GE Dash 8-40C's smoke their way eastbound into the dawn at Paris Ontario:
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    Trying to get all artistic-like by shooting an Eastbound CP freight coming up out of the Windsor tunnel from Detroit at Windsor South station:
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    An Eastbound intermodal train rolls through London Ontario on a cold winter afternoon:
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    A crumbling outside-braced boxcar I found behind an old dairy in Ontario:
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    And a pile 'o rail I thought looked neat:
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    I hope you like them.
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Here ar a few pics from me:

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    The days of mainline steam

    Someday they will return. :mrgreen:
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  9. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Almost right in my own back yard, one of the Minnesota Commercial RR's mixed collection of locomotives cruises through the weeds and is about to cross the diamond in New Brighton MN.
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    And another shot as it goes by...
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    Ralph
  10. Kanawha

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    C&O 614 is a gorgeous locomotive!!! Why can't anyone make a model of it in HO scale :curse:
  11. Sarge_7

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    The only place I have seen them made is in brass, sure would be nice to see someone make one though.
  12. jbaakko

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    Railfan eh? Huh, 5 doesn't seem like enough, but here's 5.

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  13. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Looking good everyone, got some great shots here, looking forward to seeing what others have as well.:wave: :wave:
  14. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    RJ Corman SD40T-2 & NS Diesel At Cresson, PA
    NS TopGon 21720 At Cassandra, PA
    AMTRAK At Altoona Station, Altoona, PA

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  15. modelsof1900

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    A journey by steam train

    In march '08 I have done a very nice trip to Czech Republic and I rode a steam powered excursion train pulled by Czech railway mountain class 475. A really nice day.

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  16. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Wow! Now there's the benefit of being a member of a forum that has international appeal! Thanks for showing us that Czech locomotive!
    Ralph
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    CSX GP-40, 6816, works Gettysburg PA. yard.
    Taken by me in 1989.

    Same week.
    Sun sets on the Gettysburg Railroads GE U-Boat.

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  18. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    one from me. More to come.

    Kevin

    See if these work...

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  19. nachoman

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    odd...it is now telling me my photo is exceeding the 19.5 kb limit. I thought the limit was 75 Kb?

    Kevin
  20. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Uhh, try it now. Let me know if there's still a problem. I had to go and reset some of the photo upload settings.:rolleyes:
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