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Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By NorthWest
Hard to tell. This type of thing happens to...

Hard to tell. This type of thing happens to everyone.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-11-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By NorthWest
I think that the article is dated June 2009? A...

I think that the article is dated June 2009?
A lot of PSR is longer trains and fewer trains (combining manifests with unit trains, etc).
Much of it is also focused on limiting weekly variations so...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-10-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By NorthWest
No; if one looks at AAR data, carloads are...

No; if one looks at AAR data, carloads are steady.

It's part of UP's Precision Scheduled Railroad initiative to run the same amount of tonnage with fewer locomotives.

We'll see how this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,153
Posted By NorthWest
Much of the problem stems from reliability...

Much of the problem stems from reliability issues. 3X the mechanical equipment leads to 3X the things that can break.

The other main thing is that gensets are fairly awful for switching because...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-24-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,223
Posted By NorthWest
In regards to the hot photo alert, a lot of US...

In regards to the hot photo alert, a lot of US stuff doesn't get it either- there wasn't anything for the first SEPTA ACS-64 or Amtrak Cascades SC-44. Other than UP 1943, I think all it has been used...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-24-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,934
Posted By NorthWest
Union Pacific itself operates 844. Not sure what...

Union Pacific itself operates 844. Not sure what they're doing for PTC, but I expect they'll figure out something without any issues.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-14-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,320
Posted By NorthWest
Rumor is IRM.

Rumor is IRM.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,473
Posted By NorthWest
Unhappy TSA Now Requires Cameras Removed From Bags

...which also includes all lenses and external flashes. This is going to be a huge headache...

https://www.dpreview.com/news/3718283787/new-tsa-rules-require-separate-screening-for-cameras
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,757
Posted By NorthWest
Thanks for the advice, all. I'm currently...

Thanks for the advice, all. I'm currently shooting a Fuji HS30 bridge camera which has been a wonderful thing to learn on as it's really flexible and forgiving, but it's time for something bigger and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-19-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,757
Posted By NorthWest
Cameras

I'm considering upgrading cameras as the one I have is over a half-decade old and its age is showing in image quality. I'm looking at mid-range consumer-level cameras such as the Canon D70/D80 and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-11-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,146
Posted By NorthWest
Chris Kilroy apparently sold the Jetphotos.net...

Chris Kilroy apparently sold the Jetphotos.net counterpart to the flight tracking website FlightRadar24 a couple of years ago...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-17-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,822
Posted By NorthWest
Hello, It's kind of hard to say what will go on...

Hello,
It's kind of hard to say what will go on as it seems to change so frequently...

CORP to Coos Bay is still in operation; how frequently, I don't know. The line to Tillamook has been severed...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-09-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 31,070
Posted By NorthWest
Those are wonderful, and it really is too bad...

Those are wonderful, and it really is too bad that they can't be seen here.

I think there is a big distinction between breaking the 'rules' for a reason and breaking them out of ignorance. It...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-19-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,545
Posted By NorthWest
I have the opposite problem...the...

I have the opposite problem...the rare/unusual/noteworthy stuff only shows up when I don't have my camera...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-17-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,514
Posted By NorthWest
Strange. I really like it, particularly with the...

Strange. I really like it, particularly with the trains and inspecting highrailer in the background.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-12-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,542
Posted By NorthWest
Looks like 6029 might've 'found' a few people...

Looks like 6029 might've 'found' a few people while blowing down.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-12-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,906
Posted By NorthWest
The only thing that I can come up with is a...

The only thing that I can come up with is a 'JROX' for "James River Oil' which may or may not be related to the paper company.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-10-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By NorthWest
I like it. Good eye!

I like it. Good eye!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-16-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,677
Posted By NorthWest
It's things like this that make me wonder how...

It's things like this that make me wonder how much great history we are missing on here. It's a fine shot.
I for one wouldn't mind seeing more of your old slides.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-12-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,469
Posted By NorthWest
If it is the Windows Live Photo Gallery editor,...

If it is the Windows Live Photo Gallery editor, then it is also included in Windows 7.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-30-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,880
Posted By NorthWest
Well, it works for me using the same setup....

Well, it works for me using the same setup. Computers...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-29-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,880
Posted By NorthWest
The big semi-transparent black box that covers...

The big semi-transparent black box that covers the screen?

If you scroll down far enough it covers the full screen and there is a white X to close it at top right. Adblock also seems to do a good...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-15-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,394
Posted By NorthWest
To me it seemed more like a way to get in D&H...

To me it seemed more like a way to get in D&H colors while CP still owns the trademarks.
Some unofficial pictures can still be found on Facebook.
Rumor has it that the unit has returned to the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,780
Posted By NorthWest
Still not working in IE; I get a database error...

Still not working in IE; I get a database error whenever I try to access any thread, forum or click the 'New Posts' link. On Firefox, only the 'New Posts' link gives me the database error. It seems...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-29-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,780
Posted By NorthWest
For me, IE has stopped but Firefox still works....

For me, IE has stopped but Firefox still works. Odd.
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