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The winning images are amazing in the difference between now and then.

http://www.trainorders.com/contest/winners/change/

Couple of names recognized from here, but the historical significance of basically each past and present shot is pretty remarkable.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:49 AM   #2
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Thanks for the link... some of those shots are mind boggling.

One more reason to shoot 12 angles of everything today... might not be there tomorrow.
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Thanks for the link... some of those shots are mind boggling.

One more reason to shoot 12 angles of everything today... might not be there tomorrow.
I'll sleep well tonight knowing my wedge shots of GEVos will be uniquely prized by forthcoming generations.
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Thanks for the link... some of those shots are mind boggling.

One more reason to shoot 12 angles of everything today... might not be there tomorrow.
You don't know how true that is.
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Very intriguing photos; I especially like the Before-After yard photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for the link, Joe. Some of those were pretty amazing, especially the ones where the rails were completely gone and you couldn't even tell tracks were there originally.

I've made a couple of "then and now" shot comparisons.

1st, on the campus of Michigan State University, I rememeber these tracks to the old power plant when I was a kid. Original photographs by Larry Doyle

1964


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Joe,

Thanks for sharing. A very unique series of images with some simply, stunning comparisons. Pretty neat, and somewhat spooky, to see what used to be there, compared to what is there today.

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Great link....stunning.

Jim....your pictures are equally amazing.
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Great link....stunning.

Jim....your pictures are equally amazing.
Thanks. I'd love to see the "then and nows" that other members on this forum have captured.
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I've got nothing. All my thens are in the mountains where the only difference is a smothering of trees, and even then they're all post-1970s when CP stopped caring about that at all. Differences are few...
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I've got nothing. All my thens are in the mountains
Most of the thens on the TO thread wer from other people. Same as Jim's.
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These were taken 20 years apart or so from nearly exactly the same vantage point in Columbia, SC

Then:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1485334

by F. Will Martin

Now:

http://jch9596.rrpicturearchives.net...spx?id=1589085

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That depot is now a restaurant I believe. Columbia is one of those railroad towns which has really changed over the past 30 years
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That depot is now a restaurant I believe. Columbia is one of those railroad towns which has really changed over the past 30 years
My Columbia Railroad Relocation set on Flickr --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joethep...7622596466041/

I hate I never saw the great Lincoln Street Viaduct pictured here --

http://www.flickr.com/photos/23117774@N04/2731561769/
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These were taken 20 years apart or so from nearly exactly the same vantage point in Columbia, SC

Then:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1485334

by F. Will Martin

Now:

http://jch9596.rrpicturearchives.net...spx?id=1589085

by me
Wow...nice one, Joe. Beyond the cross street, you'd never know there was a line there before.
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I was a bit surprised Andrew's and John Dziobko's "Before and After" were only honorary runner ups - it was one of the best of the bunch in that there was not only drastic change but you could definitely ID the location.

I was also hoping for at least as much as honorary mention on my "Before and After"...

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That's funny, Mitch. Now did you take that before picture too?
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I was also hoping for at least as much as honorary mention on my "Before and After"...
Zoom-panning back in prehistoric times!
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Haha, pretty amusing Mitch. Thanks for the laugh.

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