Old 12-30-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Shots of things you don't see everyday

After viewing Janusz's photo of the auger in the tender of the locomotive at the B & O museum, it got me to thinking...what is your most unusual shot on RP.net of something that you don't see everyday.

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Loram rail grinder crew hosing down hot spots, with the rain and smoke it looked like a forest fire.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Something that isn't a big GE leading on my subdivision. Seriously, I see railgrinders more than this. I've been out for a walk on a summer day and seend 2816 by pure chance more than anything that wasn't an AC4400 or GEVO.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Something that isn't a big GE leading on my subdivision. Seriously, I see railgrinders more than this. I've been out for a walk on a summer day and seend 2816 by pure chance more than anything that wasn't an AC4400 or GEVO.
Booo! That's a poor example. It should be unusual for everyone and not just your particular area to make this thread have a chance of being interesting.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:49 PM   #4
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Booo! That's a poor example. It should be unusual for everyone and not just your particular area to make this thread have a chance of being interesting.
I agree with Mike.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:36 PM   #5
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An engineer and conductor clearing a crossing with a pick and shovel isn't something you see every day:

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Old 12-30-2008, 04:40 PM   #6
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How about a train inside a boat ?

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Or an item of rolling stock on a lorry?

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Or even a locomotive....

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Do dragons count?
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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Well as the song goes..."Oh no, there goes Tokyo..oh no Godzilla"
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Something that isn't a big GE leading on my subdivision. Seriously, I see railgrinders more than this. I've been out for a walk on a summer day and seend 2816 by pure chance more than anything that wasn't an AC4400 or GEVO.
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How about walking on the roof to set the hand brakes?

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Old 12-30-2008, 06:43 PM   #11
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Oddly enough, my top three viewed photos are of things you don't see every day. Which tells me that people look at my stuff from curiosity value rather than artistic merit.

Cutaway Merchant Navy in York Museum.
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Flooded turntable in Kumasi, Ghana
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Four A4s pictured together
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There's also a Maglev train in Shanghai
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A snowplough built out of an old steam locomotive in Budapest
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A couple of shots of a steam loco being unloaded from a road trailer
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The comment on the last one is just as the title of the thread!
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:48 PM   #12
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Two things you don't see every day:

1. A Climax's running gear.

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2. A three-way stub switch (which, for some reason, happens to be my most viewed photo by a couple hundred views).

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:00 PM   #13
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Mine would be a coal empty on a coal loop:

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TGV on the river?

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Roadrailer:

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Heavy load:

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A bunch of abandoned, piled hoppers (at an abandoned dog food facility, of all places):

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Oddly enough, my top three viewed photos are of things you don't see every day. Which tells me that people look at my stuff from curiosity value rather than artistic merit.
There are several styles of photography; artistic, nostalgic, documentary, abstract, ect.

While your top three are documentary, they are also very well composed and artistic in their own right. All nicely balanced, good color and sharpness and captured in an interesting way. Reread the comments you recieved on those photos, they became your top three for reasons other then curiosity!

Interesting thread...

I'm tempted to post a diesel shot as that is something I do not post, nor see, every day.

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It took 8 years and a trip west to see a hobo.
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All of you guys have captured some very unique and creative photos that are pretty amazing! Congragulations to every single one of you!

My favorite being the coal train at the coal loop, which I thought was a very unique image. Seeing the rear of that coal train just a ways ahead of the power was pretty neat.

Happy New Year, good luck in the upcoming year!
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My favorite being the coal train at the coal loop, which I thought was a very unique image. Seeing the rear of that coal train just a ways ahead of the power was pretty neat.
Thanks! I also have a hobo in a coal hopper...but this one was loaded (in more ways than one):

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How about a motor home or cotton candy stand...on rails?

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How about angles you don't see every day...
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Everyone sees ties and spikes but its rare to see the actual effects of the spike being driven into the tie.
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Kayak train...
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Ooh ooh I have another...
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How about shots of the St. Maries River Railroad? Only six in the DB (and one noted as Saint Maries River Railroad)... so you don't see them every day.
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OK, I'll play too...

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Still need to catch this in action:

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