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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-30-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,636
Posted By jdirelan87
Pilots receive years of training but planes still...

Pilots receive years of training but planes still crash, mariners receive years of training but ships still sink. Perhaps being a professional mitigates risk to a degree, but in the end the law of...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-29-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,636
Posted By jdirelan87
Why do head-ons still happens in automobiles even...

Why do head-ons still happens in automobiles even though there are signs and signals to govern their movement? Signal doesn't do much if you sleep through it or get distracted and miss it. Fact of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-08-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 49,130
Posted By jdirelan87
Now; 765 photos/1921215 = 2,511.39 average...

Now;

765 photos/1921215 = 2,511.39 average views per phto

2,508 views;
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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By jdirelan87
The image quality is very bad, lots of...

The image quality is very bad, lots of artifacting and the ridge line is pretty messed up. Short comings of 2008 camera technology I suspect. This one should be let go, doesn't deserve to be in the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-23-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By jdirelan87
Don't get use to it. Chris has made three post in...

Don't get use to it. Chris has made three post in the last three years. You guessed it; all plugs for this same contest. Gotta love the admin feed back on this site, top notch 8)
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,378
Posted By jdirelan87
I would argue if they were really concerned about...

I would argue if they were really concerned about business, they would continually make the site better, or at least fix the problems that exist (still can't click on the 'new post' button on Google...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-16-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,378
Posted By jdirelan87
It looks like Parker Wilson has essentially done...

It looks like Parker Wilson has essentially done the same with all his shots. Annoying, but good for him, hes gaming the system to his advantage. Would be nice if the admins would address the issues...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 06-15-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,835
Posted By jdirelan87
While it may be operable, I doubt it will be...

While it may be operable, I doubt it will be operated for obvious reasons. Seeing how indoor space is at a premium, I assume it will stay in the yard like most recent acquisitions.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 06-11-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,955
Posted By jdirelan87
Wow, I'm embarrassed I missed it. Now that Jim...

Wow, I'm embarrassed I missed it. Now that Jim point's it out (as did Mitch in comments), what a brutally obvious photoshop job.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,010
Posted By jdirelan87
Of course I've been looking at flickr and...

Of course I've been looking at flickr and Facebook as well. You are obviously aware of that, as I follow you on flickr and just recently friend requested you on Facebook. As this is the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-09-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,010
Posted By jdirelan87
The original poster said "the B-line is arguably...

The original poster said "the B-line is arguably one of the more scenic routes in Virginia. Lots of sharp, superelevated curves, bridges, and plenty of crossings to work with."

Are you suggesting...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-08-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,010
Posted By jdirelan87
The weekend is over and I'm still waiting to see...

The weekend is over and I'm still waiting to see proof of this statement.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-01-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,570
Posted By jdirelan87
Like I said above, I'm sure legally they are with...

Like I said above, I'm sure legally they are with in their right, but its pretty obvious even in a open competitive environment, D-L would be selected. Don't have the figures in front of me, but I'm...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-29-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,570
Posted By jdirelan87
Not sure why RBMN is wasting it's time here....

Not sure why RBMN is wasting it's time here. Legally they are probably within their right, but practically speaking its hard to see how this would result in a change of operator. Even if they are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By jdirelan87
Poor framing [photoid=204693] ...

Poor framing

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Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-08-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,010
Posted By jdirelan87
Kind of along these lines, but does anybody have...

Kind of along these lines, but does anybody have any opinions as which of the four announced routes the 611 will be running is the most photogenic? Think along the lines of if you could only do one...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 03-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,349
Posted By jdirelan87
Surprised nobody acknowledge this dead on...

Surprised nobody acknowledge this dead on assessment of the site. The admins here have clearly decided they have no interest of keeping this site relevant. The site will continue to decline in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,282
Posted By jdirelan87
Well said. I know that this isn't exactly the...

Well said. I know that this isn't exactly the right forum for this, but the single worse thing Bush did for this country was push everybody to the extremes. Liberals were so pissed at him they went...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-19-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,688
Posted By jdirelan87
I am willing to concede the "hiding in plain...

I am willing to concede the "hiding in plain sight" expiation has at least some theoretical merit, but thats were in ends, in theory. If you are wearing railroad safety gear to either throw off...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,688
Posted By jdirelan87
I'm pretty firmly on the fringe of the social...

I'm pretty firmly on the fringe of the social aspect of railfanning now adays, so maybe I've just forgotten just how goofy this hobby can be. But, I was totally blown away when I heard people...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-18-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,688
Posted By jdirelan87
Me: Quickly skims this extremely TL;DR post, sees...

Me: Quickly skims this extremely TL;DR post, sees the keywords "BNSF safety vest" and "assault rifle." Sighs, then opens up desk draw, pulls out shot glass and bottle.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,462
Posted By jdirelan87
Jim, the Conemaugh is a low grade alternative to...

Jim, the Conemaugh is a low grade alternative to Pittsburgh Line. Downgrade westbounders use the mainline.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-04-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,462
Posted By jdirelan87
Like Lloyd said, nice try but you'll need to go...

Like Lloyd said, nice try but you'll need to go back and try again. Would be a great shot for an empty Shelocta run :cool:
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By jdirelan87
Not that I don't trust somebody who has lived...

Not that I don't trust somebody who has lived there, but the above photo was taken in May - when the OP said they would be there and also when Greg-son said you wouldn't be able to see it...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-30-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,978
Posted By jdirelan87
Greg, What are your railfanning 'goals' in...

Greg,

What are your railfanning 'goals' in Japan? I had the opportunity to very briefly spend sometime exploring the rail system around Tokyo a year or so ago. It was an extremely impressive and...
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