Ta-Da, May, a contest for everyone

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by ezdays, May 1, 2005.

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  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Here is what we have planned for this month. If you can answer this question, "Have you seen anything unusual, unique or strange on the rails?" and have a picture of it, that's what we're looking for. Have you taken pictures of MOW, a derailment or seen a caboose painted up with yellow and blue daisies? :rolleyes: That's what we're looking for, anything different that you've seen other than what you'd normally see on the rails, like the string of locos heading to the yard, or the run-of-the-mill consist.

    Think strange, think weird, think unusual, think different....:eek::eek:

    The rules:

    1. The picture must be taken by whoever submits it
    2. Only one picture per entry, one entry per member
    3. B and W or color acceptable
    4. Contest closes May 31st.
    5. Upload directly, or link. Please don't just post the link address for it has a tedency to be overlooked or ignored.
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    6. Just in case I wasn't clear, we're talking the real thing this time. No layout pics, protype only please:cool:

    Good luck,:wave:
  2. Marxed

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    real life only, or are our model trains welcome to?
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I'm looking for the real deal, no made up stuff this time...:rolleyes::rolleyes:
  4. Marxed

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    i was going to simulate a train crash into a building, with lead figurines running away from it
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    ok - Here's mine :)

    Imagine our suprize, while waiting for the high speed metroliner on the NE corridor.... seeing a slow moving crane come down the rails :) :)

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  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I posted this previously, but never in a contest.

    It's a 1947 Cadillac track inspection car from the Smiths Falls Railway Museum.

    Andrew

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  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Here's my entry. A workcrew on the BNSF northwest of Phoenix, grinding rails. Geeze, ya'd think they'd get just a good results with a couple of hand-held grinders from the Home Depot, and save big bucks on grinding equipment..:D

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  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Yeah, but they'd need a heck of a long extension cord to do the whole sub...!

    Andrew
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    I shot these autoracks along the UP line between Yuma and Tucson AZ. looks like they had a small problem...

    [​IMG]
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Jack Hammer Car

    Took this the other week. TTC subway work train: 2 retired passenger cars and a ??? car with a jack hammer attachment working on the subway walls.

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  12. Papa Bear

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    Don't you hate it when that happens?

    You know, Momma said there'd be days like this. Trackside in Troy, AL.

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    One less Alco

    Here is the carcass of an old Alco on a Morristown and Erie siding. Certainly one of the more unusual things to run across. Unit was bought for parts.

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  14. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Looking good folks, got some neat and unusal entries. Keep 'em coming. :thumb::thumb:
  15. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Photo's Folks. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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    Inspection car at rest

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  17. grumbeast

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    Now you don't see this every day

    Here is my submission (at the last minute!) I figured the filming of an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine would be appropriate!

    Grahan

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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, that qualifies as strange, for sure,:wave:
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    "I wonder if I can still buy a ticket?"

    [​IMG]

    Found this out near some New Orleans Public Railroad tracks. No idea on who owns it though.
  20. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I hope you're in no hurry to go anywhere. :rolleyes: I have mixed emotions when I see something like that. I'ts great to see something from the past, but a pity that it has been so neglected that it probably won't ever go anywhere again..:cry::cry:

    Really nice shot thought.:thumb:
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