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

    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.
    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

    Marxed Member

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

    ezdays Out AZ way

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

    Marxed Member

    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

    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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  6. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I posted this previously, but never in a contest.

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


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  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    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

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

  10. trainworm

    trainworm Member

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

  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    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

    Papa Bear Member

    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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  13. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    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

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

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Photo's Folks. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  16. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Inspection car at rest

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  17. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    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!


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  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yeah, that qualifies as strange, for sure,:wave:
  19. nolatron

    nolatron Member

    "I wonder if I can still buy a ticket?"


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

    ezdays Out AZ way

    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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