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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion Today, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Decapod401
Nice thought, Mike, but unless the EBT starts...

Nice thought, Mike, but unless the EBT starts hauling coal, ganister rock, and other commodities to enable industrial development, I can't imagine that it would even remotely qualify for such a grant.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-29-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By Decapod401
The biggest offender has denied campaigning here...

The biggest offender has denied campaigning here in the forums, but I don't buy it. There's no way that every "Where's Waldo" image leaps to the TO24 without outside help.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-19-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Decapod401
Please understand that I was not calling you one...

Please understand that I was not calling you one of those foamers. I was pointing out that the railfan hobby is rife with people who love trains, but wouldn't know how to differentiate between their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-19-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Decapod401
One of my friends who did several western trips...

One of my friends who did several western trips with me in the 80's recently retired after a career with Conrail/NS in the marketing department. He is a very accomplished photographer, but never...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-18-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Decapod401
While I'm not interested enough to devote much...

While I'm not interested enough to devote much dedicated time to Amtrak's electrification, I think you would do well to spend a few hours along the northeast corridor. It's not the trolley operation...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-18-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Decapod401
NEC and possibly the Harrisburg line - the only...

NEC and possibly the Harrisburg line - the only places Amtrak is electrified. Not sure why you would think an Amtrak loco would stay in one spot.
Forum: Trip Reports 11-08-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By Decapod401
Nice stuff, Loyd. I had a similar experience on...

Nice stuff, Loyd. I had a similar experience on my first California railfan trip 36 (yikes!) years ago. I came away with a slightly different opinion of Cajon vs. Tehachapi. After a day or two of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-05-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 89,123
Posted By Decapod401
I'm late to this year's party, but I always liked...

I'm late to this year's party, but I always liked this thread and want to see is stay alive.

Doug Lilly currently has 2241 photos in the database. The photos have been viewed a total of 6,829,005...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By Decapod401
JMF Will flag it! ...

JMF Will flag it!

https://www.railpictures.net/album/1146/

He busted me for two slides of the same subject, filed separately, that I processed and posted 5 years apart. Sometimes I think he has...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Decapod401
Thanks for the props, Ted. I'm still surprised...

Thanks for the props, Ted. I'm still surprised that more people haven't used that vantage point.

Of course I haven't returned myself.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Decapod401
I agree with Kevin, Loyd and Joseph - your work...

I agree with Kevin, Loyd and Joseph - your work behind the viewfinder is markedly better than when you started. I think that you would do yourself a favor by taking your time when editing. You are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-18-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By Decapod401
I'm surprised that Sean didn't piss off the...

I'm surprised that Sean didn't piss off the screener by saying that a steam locomotive was "idling".

They don't even say that in the UK! :D

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-14-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Decapod401
I think that the issue is he cut off idler car....

I think that the issue is he cut off idler car. Do you have another frame with the entire flat car included?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-11-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By Decapod401
European shots do have a lower acceptance rate. ...

European shots do have a lower acceptance rate. :lol:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-28-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
Posted By Decapod401
I'm not that old - I just started early in...

I'm not that old - I just started early in life.:lol:

On another subject - another butt shot, but not so much click bait:

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
Posted By Decapod401
Hey... I resemble that remark! ...

Hey... I resemble that remark!

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-27-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,883
Posted By Decapod401
Apparently, Freeman Hubbard is now a screener.

Apparently, Freeman Hubbard is now a screener.
Forum: Trip Reports 09-21-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,973
Posted By Decapod401
Without going into a long discussion, I think...

Without going into a long discussion, I think that your observation of Southern "rules the roost" is somewhat correct but your reasoning why is not. The Southern embraced steam and excursions in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By Decapod401
I've been a little busy lately, so I'm quite slow...

I've been a little busy lately, so I'm quite slow in responding to your comments, and thanks for them. I get two takeaways from this - get out of the 4x6 box, which was a requirement during many...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-07-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,536
Posted By Decapod401
I haven't tried many yet, but I had some success...

I haven't tried many yet, but I had some success with one. It was a little too head-on, so I caught some lens flare. It didn't help that I knew the train was coming and watching the light fade too...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By Decapod401
Is this too loose?

I know that this is no calendar shot, but I had some time after work and shot it on Monday. I could eliminate a couple of distant windmills on the right, but I like them in the scene. I probably...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-02-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By Decapod401
So what you're saying is that you have abandoned...

So what you're saying is that you have abandoned conventional shooting in favor of high-perspective drone photography to get photos accepted on RP. As it is, you are just doing the same thing as the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-02-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,851
Posted By Decapod401
I see that DJI now has an offering with a...

I see that DJI now has an offering with a Hasselblad camera. The few photos that I have seen are on Flickr, and seem to be better than average, but the photos that I've seen seem to be more from the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-26-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By Decapod401
If you don't appeal much, and you are polite in...

If you don't appeal much, and you are polite in your request, I would consider that option. I recently submitted my first appeal in months, and went from PAQ to TO24:


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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-17-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,353
Posted By Decapod401
AKA Virgil Stiff!

AKA Virgil Stiff!
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