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Old 01-05-2020, 01:49 PM   #45
KevinM
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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
Yes, even something extremely minor.

Railroads don't need much of a reason to hang a crew.

Loyd L.
So, do railroads have a department that scours rail photography sites looking for photos that depict their crews doing things they shouldn't? This is all pretty new to me. Of course, I seldom raise a camera to regular railroads, so I'm pretty oblivious to any "games" that might be going on between conventional "railfans" and train crews.

The only things I ever see are the dumb things that bystanders and foamers do around tourist trains. Yesterday, I watched a group of clueless landscape photographers stop Conway Scenic's annual "Steam in the Snow" excursion, just east of 4th Iron Bridge. They had set their photo line so close to the tracks that the engineer just wasn't comfortable proceeding. I had tried to convince these folks to join me and several others for what would be a much better (not to mention SAFER) shot of the train.....but they had politely refused. Hey, what the hell do I know about photography?
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