Old 12-24-2002, 12:15 PM   #1
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Just did some searches of the database, so far:

VA - 216
KY - 201
PA - 100
MD - 62
CA - 48
WV - 35


looks like most pics come from KY/VA border area, which I guess is where Chris/Chris/E M Bell live :-)
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Old 12-24-2002, 03:27 PM   #2
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This is true [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

I would like to see more western stuff though...

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Old 12-24-2002, 06:46 PM   #3
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I guess I kinda like it the way it is...western stuff never has done much for me. Except the WP...now that...hmm...

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Old 12-24-2002, 08:35 PM   #4
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Shoot, its nice to see "our" part of The US get a little coverage somewhere...it seems that most of the major rail mags seem to forget that we exist! I am loving all of this regional coverage myself, but it will soon balance out Im sure, as the word spreads..
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Old 12-24-2002, 09:08 PM   #5
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Yes, I did post it to the western board but I have a feeling that Todd 'locked' the post so no one could reply to it.

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Did you post a notice on the TO western board?
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Old 01-01-2003, 10:46 PM   #7
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The center of the universe has shifted west and north :-)

KY - 269
VA - 263
WI - 132
PA - 128
IL - 104
TN - 81
MD - 70
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[quote="ddavies"]The center of the universe has shifted west and north

To borrow a line form the Southern Rwy, I would prefer to look South, once you go east of K.C. and south of Cincy. you can forget it. This isn't a bad thing thought because nobody knows what we have south of the Mason Dixon.

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Old 03-01-2003, 11:40 AM   #9
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VA 664
KY 630
PA 516
IL 438
WI 390
TN 341
CA 315
OH 257
NY 219
IN 187
TX 154
NC 115
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:22 PM   #10
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Default The Western lands.

There are 78 pictures posted of railroading in New Mexico, which isn't bad considering the small population. It's great watching trains in the Southwest; many people still have a healthy, "Ain't nobody's business if you do." attitude to life there. Train spotting on the East Coast means constant harassment from cops and/or criminals. And that's not just a post 911 thing.
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Old 11-22-2003, 03:30 PM   #11
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Now with 30,000 total pictures, thought I'd look at the data again.

PA 3123
KY 2329
IL 1798
CA 1706
TN 1647
VA 1554
WI 1276
NY 1206
OH 1019
IN 709
TX 568
FL 499
NC 458
WV 366

I find it interesting that WV, with mountain crossings by B&O, C&O and N&W is so low on the list
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651 photos from Ontario, Canada.
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Well Nevada only has 85 photos courtesy of eleven different rail fans. But I still enjoy taking pictures out west.....I'll do my best to help Nevada catch up with those Eastern states....
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I think WV is so low on the list because most of the WV shots show up under VA for some reason now. I pointed this out about a month ago but it's still happening. All of my shots from the Pokey from October are listed under VA even-though I selected WV from the pull down. I think this is throwing things off somewhat.

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I'm surprised by Pennsylvania. I knew it was up there but not #1 and by far too. I'm also fairly surprised about New York. I didn't know that many were from New York. Probably because its the "gateway" state to New England. I thought Illinois would have #1 since all of the class one railroads go there and they have many short lines, also. Interesting!
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It's not really surprising that PA is first with photos
in the database. Most of us here grew up near
the railroads and are inspired by its rich history
and heritage in the Keystone state. Besides,
we have a great variety of topography, two major
cities, and many rivers to use as a backdrop.

In addition, with the crappy season the Steelers
are having, I'd rather be outside photographing
trains on a Sunday afternoon.

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wow..yall are digging waayyyyy back to start this thread again

PA being number numero uno is almost a given...It seems that everybody..even a ol country boy like me....goes to shoot in PA..Great scenery and lots of trains make it a popular place. KY being second is about the same. There are probably more photogs from the Bluegrass state that contribute to this site than from any other area, at least 9 or 10 that I can think of right off (and we all seem tlo live in the same area to boot)


glad to see you using the forums again Mr Davies....
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For the EU (only those with photos are listed):

the Netherlands : 216
United Kingdom : 155
Austria : 68
Germany : 52
belgium : 25
France : 7
Swiss : 2
Spain : 1

and

underneath the English channel (international territory) : 1 (mine )
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It's surprising--there's even three in Hawaii!
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It's surprising--there's even three in Hawaii!
You would never think Hawaii has railroads but, in fact, they do!!
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Hawaii??? I got to see that!
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Me too! First one to pay my airfare from either Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Brussels or Frankfurt (I am very flexible) will get a beer!
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Too bad i'm not allowed to drink beer right now, otherwise i would pay

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While you guys are at it, buy a ticket for me, too.
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Hawaii would be cool, but Japan would be cool also...
I would really like to see all this in real...

And of course, their Shinkansen is something i wouldn't want to miss when i'm over there
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