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Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-10-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,976
Posted By Chessie4033
[QUOTE=Matt Rivers] While doing some night...

[QUOTE=Matt Rivers]
While doing some night shots in Pesotum, IL, I waited about 45 minutes for a train to show up. Finally, I was rewarded. Just as the air horn came within ear shot, a chorus of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-10-2006, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,724
Posted By Chessie4033
According to Jerry Doyle's book "Chessie System...

According to Jerry Doyle's book "Chessie System Diesel Locomotives," the little critter was built in 1917 by GE.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-20-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,252
Posted By Chessie4033
I though the Katy unit was the run away winner...

I though the Katy unit was the run away winner until I saw photos of the C&NW and SP units. The C&NW unit, in my opinion, is just a little better looking, though.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-18-2006, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,453
Posted By Chessie4033
Yeah, those things help A LOT. But knowing some...

Yeah, those things help A LOT. But knowing some spotting features of various locomotive types helps in identifying locomotives of railroads you aren't as familiar with. It also helps as a gut check...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-18-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,453
Posted By Chessie4033
The central air intake, the intake along the top...

The central air intake, the intake along the top of the hood behind the cab, is considerably smaller on the Dash 9 than on the Dash 8. Compare these pictures of Union Pacific Dash 8s and Dash 9s to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-06-2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,190
Posted By Chessie4033
My favorite locomotive model as a class is the...

My favorite locomotive model as a class is the Dash 8-40CW, as seen in Conrail paint passing my favorite location.

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My favorite currently active individual units, however, are...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-21-2005, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,619
Posted By Chessie4033
Yeah, so? The MKT's locomotives WERE red, until...

Yeah, so? The MKT's locomotives WERE red, until the 1970's. They looked better than the green and yellow ones, too in my opinion (not that the green and yellow ones looked bad). I do like how...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-02-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,976
Posted By Chessie4033
Not quite the only spotting difference. The...

Not quite the only spotting difference. The SD60I and SD60M's door is on opposite sides of the nose from each other.

Example:
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An SD60I, door on engineer's side of the nose.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-25-2005, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chessie4033
I think, but I'm not 100% sure. It very easily...

I think, but I'm not 100% sure. It very easily could have escaped unsharpened. I was editing a large backlog of photos that day.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-25-2005, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chessie4033
Thanks for the advice. I'll whip out the...

Thanks for the advice. I'll whip out the original and play around with it some more when I get the chance.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-24-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chessie4033
Out of Focus?

I don't want to waste anyone's time appealing a photo if it isn't worth it, so I'll ask the opinion of everyone here. Is this photo out of focus?
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-13-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chessie4033
The section of CSX I live along has 50 freight...

The section of CSX I live along has 50 freight trains and 8 Amtraks a day. I consider it a slow day if I only see 10 or so trains. Plus, as far as I'm conserned, you cannot beat the variety of...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-07-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By Chessie4033
From browsing around Amtrak's Website, it looks...

From browsing around Amtrak's Website, it looks like they're using the Pennsylvanian name and train numbers for the Pittsburgh-New York run. Eastbound Monday through Friday, train 42 departs...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chessie4033
That is the rejection reason I had in mind. It...

That is the rejection reason I had in mind. It really seems to confuse people and causes a lot of grief. So why speak in code? Why not call a spade a spade? Maybe a little confussion would be...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-03-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Chessie4033
Or, a rejection category of "Photo does not meet...

Or, a rejection category of "Photo does not meet the needs of the site." It doesn't say it is necessarily a "bad" photo, and gets the point across that the screener doesn't think it belongs on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-13-2005, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By Chessie4033
I know BNSF SD70MACs aren't exactly uncommon...

I know BNSF SD70MACs aren't exactly uncommon power, but to have one on the point of a train coming through Leetsdale IS uncommon. Because of cab signalling, foreign engines are usually relegated to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-25-2005, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,531
Posted By Chessie4033
Wow, what a way to destroy the look of a great...

Wow, what a way to destroy the look of a great looking paint scheme. I thought that they had finally got it right with Heritage II, and now this. What a shame. It just goes to show photograph what...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-13-2005, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By Chessie4033
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-13-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,524
Posted By Chessie4033
CSX AC6000CWs and CW44-6s

Is there a list anywhere that says which CSX AC6000CWs have been derated to CW44-6s? I know some have and some haven't, and I'm curious which are which. I try to get a look at the stencil on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-05-2005, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 961
Posted By Chessie4033
Re: HELP!!!

The locomotive is behind a catenary pole and another pole. It probably got rejected for foreground clutter.



I think this is a cool shot with the graffiti on the lead unit. It just needs...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-19-2004, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,045
Posted By Chessie4033
1. Chessie System GP40, GP40-2. Especially the...

1. Chessie System GP40, GP40-2. Especially the B&O 4033.

2. 8-40CW, 8-41CW, 8-44CW, 9-44CW, 9-40CW. I like the look of GE widecabs. Sue me. Especially ATSF or BNSF Warbonnets and CR. They...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,967
Posted By Chessie4033
Metallica and Kiss played with symphonies and...

Metallica and Kiss played with symphonies and made it sound good. I'm sure as great a band as AC/DC is they could pull off adding a piano (they had bagpipes in It's a Long Way to the Top (If You...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-03-2004, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By Chessie4033
I'm a little confused. Are the pictures in that...

I'm a little confused. Are the pictures in that file there permanently, or do they rotate over some time frame? If they're there permanently, how is it different from the editor's picks? Don't get...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-11-2004, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By Chessie4033
Interesting, but I think VIA Rail Canada's...

Interesting, but I think VIA Rail Canada's Spiderman 2 units look better.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-07-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,122
Posted By Chessie4033
Boy am I glad that I live in upstate New York. ...

Boy am I glad that I live in upstate New York. The only time (so far) that I have had the Police question me came about 15 seconds after snapping this picture.
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