February 04 Photo Contest - Archive

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges' started by shamus, Feb 2, 2004.

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  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Okay, this month photo comp. will be "Prototype"

    Please make sure that the photograph you enter is yours. In other words, you took the photo. We don't want copyright problems at a later date, thankyou.

    Usual rules apply, no questions in this thread, start a new thread for questions.

  2. Lightbender

    Lightbender Member

    Sure I'll have a go. This is British Rail Southern Region number 34055 named 'Fighter Pilot'. A Bulleid Pacific Battle of Britain class at Bournemouth Station. I took this sometime in the late '50's. These loco's are also known ungraciously as 'Spam Cans', a term I would never use.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Last of the Tripleheaders

    1960, supposed to be a last run for 136, 815 and 1057 (4-4-0 and 2 4-6-0s). Taken at Forks of Credit on the Credit Valley Rly (CPR).
    136 and 1057 are still running.

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  4. fifer

    fifer Active Member


    Here are a pair of BNSF GP60's in Anthony NM.
    GP60 on the left and GP60M on the right , fresh from the wash bay it looks like.
    Taken with Nikon N50 with Fuji 200.

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  5. philip

    philip Guest

    Kentucky Railway Museum

    Last fall at the Museum.

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  6. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Heres my shot of ATSF C30-7 #8122. This was taken at the east ent of Walong siding "Tehachapi Loop" on the morning of July 3rd 1983.

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  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Awesome Tony - I'm kinda partial to those moody shots. As for me, most of my prototype photos seem to be of the "arty" variety, as I've always enjoyed wandering around the railroad lands (as they call the area south of King) when it was deserted.
    Sorry about the quality of this shot - I scanned it from a slide. The original has a lot more detail but I still think it captures a lot of the overall feel.

    :D Val

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  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Great shots folks!!!!!!!!.
    Here is my shot taken last yearat my favorite hang out:p

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  9. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Here is N in GNrail. My son this summer when the Royal Hudson 2816 stopped by on its tour.


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  10. jkristia

    jkristia Member

    my contribution, taken in Santa Paula, CA, of the Fillmore & Western train

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  11. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    getting chilly out here

    here is a shot that i got a couple of weeks ago. i took it in New Mexico, just east of Thoreau.

  12. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Here's a shot I took about 1980, on the ex Erie Dundee branch. Usually worked by EMD switchers, I was surprised to see a big U boat going down the street! I followed it down to the crossing of the Passaic river on an old wooden trestle in disbelief, but it went across uneventfully.

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  13. Blake

    Blake Member

    Here is New York Susquehann and Western westbound container stack train NTV-9 on Starrucca Viaduct in October 1988.

  14. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Shot summer of 2002 when I first started seeing these refers in the area. Mill in background is MFA in Aurora, MO where G W Busch had visited only about a month before. I closed my store in town to go see him that day, but the streets were crowded with people who I didn't know, and I know almost everyone in town by site. FRED

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  15. Mr. Idz

    Mr. Idz New Member

    Photo Contest Submission

    Lets try this again...

    Greetings from London Ontario...

    Attached is a January 25th 2004 photo of 2 GP-9's on the ready track in Canadian Pacific's Quebec Street Yard in London Ontario following a heavy snowfall.

    I hope it loads OK.



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  16. Freelancer

    Freelancer Member

    Picture was too big, I will try again. As I was saying here is my first photo contest entry, I took this last night after my shift. HVRR's Union Pacific #618 Baldwin 2-8-0.


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  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    A new meaning of the word 'Road Switcher'

    This is THE bottleneck in the afternoon 'Industry Job' in Olten, Switzerland. Road and track are sharing the same underpass - on top of that tunnel there's a double track main line.

    The switcher is pushing the tank car into an industrial siding beyond - and the automobiles obviously would like to push the loco off the track... :mad: :curse: :mad:

    You should hear the sound of the diesel switcher in the underpass! GRRRREAT!!! :thumb:


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  18. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

  19. CarlFidy

    CarlFidy Member

    My entry, better late than never.....

    Union Pacific 3985 "Challenger" at Coffeyville, KS on February 7, 2004.

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  20. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Lafayette CSX Yards, 2-26-04

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