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  1. #2601
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by crashton View Post
    That picture is a keeper Sandpatch. I like old cameras, but it may be time to jump a generation or two. It sure is fun spending other peoples money. Oh, one more thing. Buy yourself that new GTI.
    I'm sure I'd enjoy both very much. I should check eBay to see what used D5100s are selling for. Do you find that your GTI limits your railfanning with its low ground clearance? I'm used to a pickup that I can take most anywhere. I'm guessing that the GTI's ground clearance would be only a bit less that Mrs. Sandpatch's Golf which allows pretty decent clearance. I've already told the Dealership that I'd return someday with a tape measure to check things out underneath. I like taking train pictures, but I prize my oil pan too.


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  2. #2602
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by crashton View Post
    This northbound NS train is headed into Moorman yard in Bellevue Ohio
    Ah, likely named for Wick Moorman, past CEO of NS. He's the guy who gave support for NS's Heritage Units and the partnership with TVRM for steam excursions. Quite the fan and an excellent railroader as well.

  3. #2603
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Post your Train shots!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    Yep, ya take what you can get in rail photography, with safety being the primary concern. I've rejected many locations over the decades in respect of proximity to the track and/or the lack of an escape path. The other uniqueness with rail photography is the requirement to imagine how the scene will look with a train present. There's no time to carefully craft a composition, test settings or change lenses when it's train time.

    You may have an idea there, using a fake rock or even fake station signs to enhance an image. Though, I'd have to load the car with some thought as to where I'm headed.
    Got to be careful and match the quality of the let-in element(s) to the background imagery.
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  4. #2604
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    Ah, likely named for Wick Moorman, past CEO of NS. He's the guy who gave support for NS's Heritage Units and the partnership with TVRM for steam excursions. Quite the fan and an excellent railroader as well.
    Yes that is correct. I'd guess he did a good job & was very well liked. They named a yard for him, quite an honor.
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  5. #2605
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    I'm sure I'd enjoy both very much. I should check eBay to see what used D5100s are selling for. Do you find that your GTI limits your railfanning with its low ground clearance? I'm used to a pickup that I can take most anywhere. I'm guessing that the GTI's ground clearance would be only a bit less that Mrs. Sandpatch's Golf which allows pretty decent clearance. I've already told the Dealership that I'd return someday with a tape measure to check things out underneath. I like taking train pictures, but I prize my oil pan too.
    I love my GTI, but it isn't going some places your truck will. IMO they are great cars & will do things on a twisty road that would have a truck into the ditch. Although a truck will laugh at rutted roads & rocks. Life is a compromise. Maybe an Alltrack wagon would get you what you need as far as ground clearance goes & a sporting drive.

    Back on topic sort of.....

    Bellevue Ohio - A westbound NS merchandise freight passes a looong auto-rack train heading onto the Fostoria district.

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  6. #2606
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Post your Train shots!
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    Rolleiflex T, T-Max 400
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  7. #2607
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Post your Train shots!
    Today's shot sees a short CSX local a mile from tying up at Lugoff, SC.

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  8. #2608
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    Very nice Sandpatch. At one time those CSX rebuilds with the home built cabs struck me as quite odd. As time has gone by I've grown to like them. Something a bit different in a sea of sameness.
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  9. #2609
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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Quote Originally Posted by crashton View Post
    Very nice Sandpatch. At one time those CSX rebuilds with the home built cabs struck me as quite odd. As time has gone by I've grown to like them. Something a bit different in a sea of sameness.
    Thank you. I'm still adjusting to them, but I agree that in a sea of widecabs, the CSX rebuilds provide relief. With NS now earnestly embarking on their version of Precision Scheduled Railroading, it'll be interesting to see what changes come to their locomotive fleet. By 2021, NS hopes to reduce their locomotive count by 500 units and that'll likely bring retirement to older models. However, NS's massive fleet of aging Dash-9s will find renewed lives through conversion to AC.

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    Re: Post your Train shots!

    Post your Train shots!
    Couple NS in the area while hunting the University of Alabama paint scheme. No luck.

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