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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 02-20-2019, 02:32 AM
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Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I don't know what the current model is, but was...

I don't know what the current model is, but was able to find that this unit is formerly Chaparral Steel 240. That appears to be one of many variants of a "low emissions diesel" models prevalent in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-16-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I see what others are saying, but I tend to side...

I see what others are saying, but I tend to side with Dennis on this one. Someone somewhere sold that photo to the antique store, and knew they were parting with it (whether the original...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-10-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
^^^^^ Still trying to pick myself up off the...

^^^^^

Still trying to pick myself up off the floor laughing! Good luck with that.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-31-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Don Ross maintains an excellent roster site. ...

Don Ross maintains an excellent roster site. Here's the link to his Texas & Northern page:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1068.htm

Spoiler alert-- looks like your 996 went to J.D. Heiskel...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-28-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Confirmed the GP39/slug sets are still at Curtis...

Confirmed the GP39/slug sets are still at Curtis Bay. I've been down there before with an escort, and let's just say it's not something you photograph from the street. That explains the lack of...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-27-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
As good of a place to any to ask. Let me check...

As good of a place to any to ask. Let me check with a source. I saw these things when they were delivered, but then moved away from the DC metro area not long after.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 101,514
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
The updates are greatly appreciated! Yes, many...

The updates are greatly appreciated! Yes, many spots along the line (particularly between Fair Bluff and Nichols) run through swampy areas with ROW maintenance challenges. The best rails, ties, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,886
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
What Doug said...

What Doug said...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,246
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Neither of these shots are your best. Regardless...

Neither of these shots are your best. Regardless of the content, there are distracting foreground obstructions in both and looking at the surrounding area, much better composition was possible. If...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Interesting. I never even heard of Explore until...

Interesting. I never even heard of Explore until just now. That certainly sounds like something for which they would charge (you know, anything desirable).

From the moment I saw this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Now I finally get my payoff for being too lazy to...

Now I finally get my payoff for being too lazy to scan and post images. I have nothing to worry about here or on Flickr...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Seconded. That is all I see wrong in an...

Seconded. That is all I see wrong in an otherwise interesting effort.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-06-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,275
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
That message says "Not getting on" to me. It's...

That message says "Not getting on" to me. It's the first time I've seen it, as well. I don't know if that means the door is closed regardless of any change that is made (such as the wires being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Ditto...Nikon Coolscan V-ED running with VueScan...

Ditto...Nikon Coolscan V-ED running with VueScan software here. I had to make the change because Nikon software wasn't supported by newer operating systems.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 101,514
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
OK, this is good to hear, and thank you for the...

OK, this is good to hear, and thank you for the update. I am glad you are doing OK. Sounds like it will be a long road to recovery once the waters recede for many folks in that region.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-02-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 101,514
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Looks like the flooding has been bad, but I guess...

Looks like the flooding has been bad, but I guess subsiding at this point? I did go to Charleston to visit with my family, and read the paper there every day, and flooding seemed to be completely...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Yes, Loyd...I have loved that one as long as...

Yes, Loyd...I have loved that one as long as you've been using it. So true!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-01-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Been there, done that. Because I still shoot...

Been there, done that. Because I still shoot slides, I popped this one with my phone to show to a few friends via text. I decided it was decent enough to put on Flickr, and might even have been...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-01-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
The hobby seemingly goes through this cycle every...

The hobby seemingly goes through this cycle every 5 years. A bunch of long-time fans I know were seriously saying they were throwing in the towel because after CSX and NS got their fleets all...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 09-13-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 101,514
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Here we are looking at yet another catastrophic...

Here we are looking at yet another catastrophic weather scenario for the line, as it looks like the brunt of Florence will strike the general area of the RJ Corman Carolina Lines. Hopefully this is...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 09-07-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 101,514
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Looks like RJ Corman received some grant money...

Looks like RJ Corman received some grant money from the NCDOT to help this facility become a reality. At least, that's all I can figure "an industrial park near Whiteville" would be.
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-20-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Likely based on this statement in the rejection...

Likely based on this statement in the rejection description: The subject is awkwardly positioned in the frame.

It is, because the lower left side of the train is obstructed by the track from the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-15-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I've been watching your posts here for a bit, but...

I've been watching your posts here for a bit, but have yet to say anything as I analyze your style and subjects. I feel I have seen enough now to make a few comments:

1. You shoot transit. ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-09-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
And why would someone whose photos already get a...

And why would someone whose photos already get a lot of views without help employ a script to ensure their photos invariably make it to the front page? Many of us who do not participate in social...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-08-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,050
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Hey, I've been published in The Short Line...

Hey, I've been published in The Short Line recently. Does that count?
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