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baggydave 08-21-2017 09:49 AM

Knowing my track record..........
 
....will these get PAQ'd?
I was given a ride on a helicopter for my 70th birthday by my daughters and the copter flew over my house, no, it's not one of the images, and also over the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. I have seen many aerial shots of cities and yards in the DB so I wondered if either of these would fit the bill.
Many thanks
Dave
http://www.baggiepix.co.uk/sta1.jpg
http://www.baggiepix.co.uk/sta2.jpg

Mberry 08-21-2017 01:57 PM

If there was a train on some of those tracks I think they'd stand a very good chance, as it is I don't see them getting on.

baggydave 08-21-2017 02:15 PM

As it happens there are 4 on each picture. I know they are very small but so are others in pictures in the DB that I have seen accepted. Also loads of pictures feature without a train in sight. This is why I am asking for opinions and thank you for offering yours. I have no desire to endlessly go through the screening process until I get the usual PAQ!!

JRMDC 08-21-2017 02:51 PM

Hey Dave, tell me about that bright blue bridge, please! It sort of looks like a bridge to nowhere, on both ends, but also it may be coming out of tunnels on both ends. Hard to tell.

As for RP, I'd give both a go.

baggydave 08-21-2017 02:59 PM

In the 1980's Newcastle developed its light railway system based on the suburban lines already in place. It was decided to run a line underground so that main centres in the city could be served. This meant that a deviation line had to be constructed under Gateshead, the area on the left of the picture, and also under Newcastle, the area to the right of the river. The bridge that you ask about carries this line over the river. So it comes out of a tunnel onto the bridge and then back into a tunnel on the other side of the river. As you can sit at the front of the train it is quite exciting to see the bridge appear and then go back into the tunnel.

miningcamper1 08-21-2017 03:49 PM

I like both, but they are more like cityscapes than railroad, so I'd say 40% chance here. :)

JRMDC 08-21-2017 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baggydave (Post 192105)
In the 1980's Newcastle developed its light railway system based on the suburban lines already in place. It was decided to run a line underground so that main centres in the city could be served. This meant that a deviation line had to be constructed under Gateshead, the area on the left of the picture, and also under Newcastle, the area to the right of the river. The bridge that you ask about carries this line over the river. So it comes out of a tunnel onto the bridge and then back into a tunnel on the other side of the river. As you can sit at the front of the train it is quite exciting to see the bridge appear and then go back into the tunnel.

Thanks, Dave

John West 08-21-2017 06:08 PM

Both are very interesting. The Victorians built some graceful railway structures and the pix show that nicely. My approach would be to submit them, or at least one of them, worst that can happen is they might get rejected. Good captions explaining what is in the pix probably would help both the screeners and viewers in general. Let RP make the decision, they can shoot themselves in their collective foot if they choose, rejected photos like this would be their loss not yours.


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