Prototype Photo Contest.

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Oct 31, 2002.

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  1. Hunter

    Hunter New Member

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    Here's my entry:
    CSX train #736, August 2002, Canon AV-1(BRIAN!!!:D:D:p ask Brian 'bout this!:D), Canon 50mm 1:1.8 @f/13 @1/250 sec. on Kodak 400ASA film.
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    Hunter :)
  2. Drew Toner

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    Drew's entry in the photo contest

    First off, thanks Shamus for moving my entry over! I might get the hang of this forum yet!!

    The photo was taken on a beautiful summer day, in 1996, in Stettler Alberta. The Alberta Prairie is a steam excursion company that has been doing an excellant job for over ten years now. I was the mechanical supervisor with Central Western Railway, and Alberta Prairie hired me to maintain their diesel loco. They had aquired it from CN, and had it painted like new. Nothing like shiny new paint on a locomotive, to get my shutter a goin'!!

    I allways thought the SW1200 was a pretty good work horse for the shortline situation, and I new they were depending on it being ready for service.

    I remember the 1259 came in handy one day. We threw a run through switch stand, up on the running board, and brought it a quarter mile, back to the shop. Saved us having to carry it!!

    Drew
  3. tomfassett

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    Here's one a bit more "contemporary..." I was on my way home to Phoenix from LA on a very stormy New Year's day in California and stopped off at West Colton (as usual) to see what was going on. Right as I parked, the sun poked through a little hole in the clouds and illuminated the two SP speed lettered SD40s sitting by themselves on the Eastbound ready tracks. Rarely does one see SP engines exclusively at West Colton anymore, so I called this "Last Days in the Spotlight..."

    Tom F

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    WOW the collection of great photographs is sure growing. As Shamus said, this is going to be a tough contest to judge!:eek:
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I love that SP photo!

    Gary
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Two excellent photo's there from Hunter & Tom, keep um coming guys.
    Shamus
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  7. jon-monon

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    Title: Dead Photographer. 9 P.M., early November (well after sunset) f11, 10 sec., 80mm, 800asa, Minolta X-700. I got lucky on this one as I was unable to bracket (see no tresspassing post for details on that!).

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  8. DanRaitz

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    Heres my shot of Santa Fe Dash8-40CW #909 eastbound at Woodford California (Tehachapi Pass). Photo taken on Sept. 22 1996.

    Dan Raitz
    Escondido, CA

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  9. Topo

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    I took this one many years ago (around 1979/1980), in the Ponferrada-Villablino, an small mining RR in the Spain's north mountains, still operating some steam. I was only 17 or 18 then, and this was one of my first railfan trips. What a pity that 4 or 5 years after the photo was taken, the RR was dismantled and most of these nice steamers were eaten by the torch :( (but some survived an now live happily in museums)

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  10. shamus

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    Three more excellent photos guys, Geewizz what a comp.
    Shamus
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  11. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    So many first rate photos! Jon, that is a piece of art! Glad you didn't get squished.

    Gary
  12. Clerk

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    Will try to post a picture of a Baldwin 040 which is stationed in Woodland, Ca. It was used with the tour train out of woodland until about a year ago. I saw it on a lift with the wheels off. Looked like an overhaul job.

    Wow. I guess I will have to rescan this to make it smaller:eek:

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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's a picture taken by my wife of me trying to stop a rushing GM Aero train...something a little different at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI.
    Ralph

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  14. Tyson Rayles

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    Durn what a collection of outstanding photo's!!!!!! Congrats to everybody for some real winners :cool: :cool: :cool: ! Voting is going to be a real pain in the a** on this contest :D :D :D . Well here's my 2 cents worth, our hometown 2-8-0 between Dillsboro and Bryson City.

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  15. Gary Pfeil

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    Dynamite photo Tyson!

    Gary
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Faster than a speeding bullet train....... More powerful than a locomotive.........


    Great shot!!!! :)

    ~~ Mikey
  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ya know....... I actually almost forgot to enter... I'm amoung greatness - I'm Not gonna even TRY to pic a winner...

    Fantastic pics!!!!! Every One of them. :) :) :) :) :)


    ~~ Mikey

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  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    So many GREAT photos but that SMOKER you posted Tyson reminds me so much of living close to a track where coal haulers blasted their way up a grade on the way to the huge steel plant in Pretoria, South Africa where I grew up. I can still smell the smoke and cinders from those double headers.
  19. davidstrains

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    Matthyro, Tyson, and all,

    Great photo set. I too remember living above the M & St. L. tracks that crossed the Des Moines River in Ft. Dodge, IA in the '40s and watching the freights and passenger trains headed by what I believe were 2-8-0s or Mikes hauling over the bridge. I remember my mother planning the wash day so she could hang out the laundry after the trains passed in the morning because if the breeze was coming from the trackside, we got coal dust in our shirts.
  20. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

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    This was in Berea, Ohio on Sept. 18th at about 6pm. Camera is a Kodak Cameo with Kodak 400 Film. Just an ol' point-n-shoot.

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