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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-10-2006, 02:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By CDTX_2051
I look at the rails. If there is a big shadow...

I look at the rails. If there is a big shadow under the 'lip' on the side closest to me, then I know it's a high sun.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 11-09-2005, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,399
Posted By CDTX_2051
They don't make 'em like they used to.

They don't make 'em like they used to.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-31-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,823
Posted By CDTX_2051
BNSF Stockton & Bakersfield Subs Union Pacific...

BNSF Stockton & Bakersfield Subs
Union Pacific Fresno Sub
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-24-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,563
Posted By CDTX_2051
Railfanning is: Listening to the sound of a...

Railfanning is:

Listening to the sound of a train whistle wail mournfully at night and seeing the headlights appear in the distance...

Filming long movies from the front window of an Amtrak cab...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-21-2005, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By CDTX_2051
Interesting. I've used Hibernate mode many times...

Interesting. I've used Hibernate mode many times and never had a problem.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-06-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By CDTX_2051
See if you can guess from my name and avatar... ...

See if you can guess from my name and avatar...

Give up?

Favorite engine would be the Dash 8-32BWH, Amtrak California modified paint scheme:

I took this shot in my hometown: [photoid=80208]...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-03-2005, 05:16 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 87,972
Posted By CDTX_2051
My average view number is roughly 214. Here's my...

My average view number is roughly 214. Here's my closest to the average:

[photoid=112524]
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-29-2005, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By CDTX_2051
Beautiful shot. Looks like a painting.

Beautiful shot. Looks like a painting.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 08-25-2005, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By CDTX_2051
I don't know if this is quite what you're looking...

I don't know if this is quite what you're looking for, but I have been using "Picasa" by Google. It has plenty of options for editing (enough at least for my purposes). Pretty easy to use, escept...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-14-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,353
Posted By CDTX_2051
- Amtrak California (California Dept. of...

- Amtrak California (California Dept. of Transportation)
- BNSF Railway
- Santa Fe Railway, though I was not into serious railfanning while they were still around
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-14-2005, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By CDTX_2051
98 degrees? That'd be nice. Here in the San...

98 degrees? That'd be nice. Here in the San Joaquin Valley we've had temperatures anywhere from 101-108 for weeks at a time. Then again, it's not that humid...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-14-2005, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By CDTX_2051
I'll bet none of you knew that all "rebuilt"...

I'll bet none of you knew that all "rebuilt" locomotives coming out of there are being reconfigured to channel the energy of dead prisoners for use as fuel. It's true, I tell you! :shock:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-10-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,442
Posted By CDTX_2051
Does it "doom" a picture? I don't think so; I...

Does it "doom" a picture? I don't think so; I have taken tons of cab car shots, several of which can be found on this site. As for your photograph (which looks very nice, by the way), I would...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-08-2005, 05:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,294
Posted By CDTX_2051
[photoid=80208] Ah, my favorite locomotive...

[photoid=80208]

Ah, my favorite locomotive (can you tell from the screen-name?). It's a southbound San Joaquin in Pull mode, something that has not happened in nearly a year. Maybe I should have...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 08-07-2005, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,154
Posted By CDTX_2051
Most views: [photoid=99018] Least views:...

Most views: [photoid=99018]

Least views: [photoid=114602]
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 08-03-2005, 04:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,922
Posted By CDTX_2051
GE's Dash 8-32BWH is my favorite passenger engine.

GE's Dash 8-32BWH is my favorite passenger engine.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-26-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By CDTX_2051
ATSF & SP (now BNSF & UP) had a junction called...

ATSF & SP (now BNSF & UP) had a junction called Calwa Crossing in South Fresno. The two roads run roughly parallel for most of the way up the San Joaquin Valley.
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-12-2005, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By CDTX_2051
I'm no expert, but a Talgo trainset has a system...

I'm no expert, but a Talgo trainset has a system wherein computer systems tell the train to 'tilt' into curved track, allowing for higher speed. It is not like any other Amtrak train in the Western...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-12-2005, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By CDTX_2051
If memory serves, that sign is specially posted...

If memory serves, that sign is specially posted for Amtrak's Talgo trains (used on the Cascades).
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 07-11-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By CDTX_2051
Actually, some former Metroliner cab cars were...

Actually, some former Metroliner cab cars were used during the 1990s on the San Diegans.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-03-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,405
Posted By CDTX_2051
Cool photo, by the way.

Cool photo, by the way.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-30-2005, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,823
Posted By CDTX_2051
I've always understood that on the newer Amtrak...

I've always understood that on the newer Amtrak engines (P42s, Dash 8s, etc.), the ditch lights alternate upon blowing the horn. This is also the case for the Surfliner and Amtrak California cab...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-27-2005, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By CDTX_2051
Not Another Photo Rejection Thread!

Sorry, I know it's rather hackneyed, but I'm curious about this shot:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=139441

It was rejected a few times for bad contrast. What about the...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-24-2005, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By CDTX_2051
You're right. Interestingly, there is a sudden...

You're right. Interestingly, there is a sudden change from MP 0.9 at CP Mission to MP 140.2 at CP San Diego Jct. Hope that helps...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-23-2005, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By CDTX_2051
Hello everyone, this is my first posting on these...

Hello everyone, this is my first posting on these forums.

In response to the question, I believe MP 0.0 is at Los Angeles Union Station.
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