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Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,834
Posted By mw25
These links are (or were, if the new code is...

These links are (or were, if the new code is effective) simply spam - "referrer spam," to be more exact. To quote from the Wikipedia entry on this type of spam:



There's a little bit more...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-04-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,848
Posted By mw25
Usually anywhere between 6 to 24 months. By...

Usually anywhere between 6 to 24 months.

By the way, Google maintains a frequently-updated list here (http://maps.google.com/intl/en/help/maps/streetview/learn/where-is-street-view.html) of where...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-28-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,053
Posted By mw25
I'm primarily a lurker here, but I just wanted to...

I'm primarily a lurker here, but I just wanted to express how absolutely idiotic this whole thing is by pointing out that weather and radar records can be easily obtained to verify the accuracy of...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-23-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By mw25
I was standing on a hill next to which was a...

I was standing on a hill next to which was a barbed wire fence preventing anybody from going over the edge and me from getting any better of an angle. By the time the train started moving, the sun...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-23-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By mw25
Bad Color Help

I've been having some problems recently with one photo in particular getting bad color rejections. Either I'm going color blind or I'm completely missing what the screener is trying to tell me. I...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-20-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,226
Posted By mw25
There used to be a website with unofficial CSX...

There used to be a website with unofficial CSX timetables and a list of the railroad's regions, divisions, and subdivisions. However, the CSX lawyers did not like the timetable information being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-12-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,736
Posted By mw25
Or these... <a...

Or these...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mwahlsten/2533743295/" title="1bnsf8890bloom1 by mwahlsten, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/2533743295_f71caac968_m.jpg"...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-12-2009, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By mw25
By the way, the Colorado Department of...

By the way, the Colorado Department of Transportation has a website where you can read the executive summary, final report, and view some supplemental information about this project.
...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-12-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By mw25
By this statement, it sounds like the manifest...

By this statement, it sounds like the manifest traffic would remain. BNSF's at least got the H-DENAMA, H-DENBEL, H-DENKCM, H-KCKDEN, H-PASSAG, H-PUELAU, M-AMADEN, M-DENPUE, M-PUEDEN and UP has the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-10-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,964
Posted By mw25
Here are a few more for this fine collection ...

Here are a few more for this fine collection

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By mw25
I'm with Freericks on this one. It didn't always...

I'm with Freericks on this one. It didn't always used to be this way, but I would say about half of the photos I click on now are North American shots and the other half are from elsewhere in the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By mw25
The last "pure" Santa Fe locomotive was turned...

The last "pure" Santa Fe locomotive was turned into a BNSF one some time ago. Here's an attachment from a trace showing that this is, indeed, the BNSF 2658.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-25-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,531
Posted By mw25
The 25th of November is an excellent day to have...

The 25th of November is an excellent day to have a birthday :lol:
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-19-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,354
Posted By mw25
If you're interested in watching it , try the...

If you're interested in watching it , try the iTunes store. They have the first episode up right now for free and the second one for $1.99. It looks like it applies for both the US and Canadian...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-03-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By mw25
Thanks for the comments everybody. I might play...

Thanks for the comments everybody. I might play around with this photo some more in the future, but I doubt it'll get any farther than my personal collection, AKA my Flickr account. The good news, I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By mw25
Backlit Night Shot

Just to put it out there, this is my first time coming to the forum asking for advice/criticism like this, so I'm a bit apprehensive, but I've got a recent rejection here that's really puzzled me and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-12-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By mw25
I've been using that antenna while "out in the...

I've been using that antenna while "out in the field" for the last two years or so and have been very satisfied. It's well constructed and does an excellent job of picking up signals when it's placed...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-28-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,750
Posted By mw25
:lol: This is just as entertaining as the first...

:lol: This is just as entertaining as the first time around

http://forums.railpictures.net/showthread.php?t=6617&page=1&pp=25
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-05-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By mw25
Indeed it is -...

Indeed it is - http://himlehorner.typepad.com/northstar/2008/07/first-northstar.html

It's a pretty eye-catching paint scheme if you ask me...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-15-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,800
Posted By mw25
[photoid=232603] It's a scene I'd be willing...

[photoid=232603]

It's a scene I'd be willing to take up modeling for!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By mw25
I personally like the potential of the scene in...

I personally like the potential of the scene in #2. If you were to go to this spot closer to sunrise or sunset (whichever time of day places the sun at your back) and zoom in so you lose the dead...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-04-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By mw25
First of all, welcome to the forums! As a...

First of all, welcome to the forums!

As a disclaimer, Raton Pass is nearly 800 miles away from where I live, but I've kind of been following discussion over the last couple years on other railroad...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-27-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,510
Posted By mw25
It still amuses me to see all the new point &...

It still amuses me to see all the new point & shooters coming out without a normal viewfinder. It just seems to me like such an integral piece of a camera is missing. Back when I made the leap from...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-18-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By mw25
Here's a shot from one of the best spots in ND to...

Here's a shot from one of the best spots in ND to get a good view of what you're talking about:
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There's a video of that train here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgtUDWBZHTo). ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By mw25
The language is Swedish...

The language is Swedish...
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