Old 12-17-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Statistically speaking... your most photographed lines?

Thought this might be an interesting thread, especially for those who shoot steam, but should be interesting for just about everyone.

Name and list the counts of your top 3 most photographed lines listed strictly by the name on the lead unit. BNSF leading UP in UP territory would be BNSF. Strasburg would be Strasburg while CN painted engines in Strasburg would be CN. A leaser unit on UP would not be UP, it would be the leaser.

List your best guess then list the actuals.

Guess - CN, Amtrak, WM

Actual - CN 64
New Hope 38
Amtrak 31

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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Guess - CSX, CN (all steam at Strasburg), Amtrak

Actual - CSX 58
CN 17
Thalys (Belgium) 9 (Amtrak at 9 also if Amtrak California counts as the same RR)
two tied at 8
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CP, AMTK, and BNSF would be my guess...

And, I was way, way off...

BNSF - 56 - 24%
UP - 33 - 14%
CP - 24 - 10%
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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Although I barely have any photos in the DB...

Guess: CSX, NS, UP

Actual:
CSX- 9
NS- 9
UP- 2

A pair tied for highest, and if they count for only one place, third goes to...
BNSF/CN/Freightliner/W&LE/SHIX- All 1
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:43 AM   #5
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Based on photos currently in the DB (which is a fraction of my actual photographs) I'd guess: BNSF, CN, then CP.

Actual:

BNSF
Cliffs Erie (thanks to a marathon railfanning event)
Tie between DMIR and UP.

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Nobody will guess this, but it is the Cass Scenic Railroad.

CSRR= 144
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Guess: CN, CP, Via

Actual:

CN - 79
CP - 68
Via - 9
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Nobody will guess this, but it is the Cass Scenic Railroad.

CSRR= 144
Wow, only one (1) CSX shot!

And no Western Maryland Scenic - you've never taken an interest in that operation? Why not?
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Guess that will be CP, CN and GO.

CP - 280
GO - 70
CN - 65


Chris Wilson has more CP shots out there.
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Wow, only one (1) CSX shot!

And no Western Maryland Scenic - you've never taken an interest in that operation? Why not?

Its not that I dont have any interest, its just that I dont get up that way to often. This summer was the first time I had been since I was much younger. Just wait until January and that count should jump up.
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Its not that I dont have any interest, its just that I dont get up that way to often. This summer was the first time I had been since I was much younger. Just wait until January and that count should jump up.
Given that you have been to the EBT I thought the WMSR would be within directional range.

Are you doing one or both of the January charters?
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Given that you have been to the EBT I thought the WMSR would be within directional range.

Are you doing one or both of the January charters?
Yeah we drive right past the WMSR when going to the EBT haha

Im only going on the Saturday trip, Sunday was already full
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Awesome topic!

Guess:

1. NJT
2. CSX
3. NS
:shrugs:

Actual:

1. NS - 287
2. CSX - 122
3. NJT - 98
4. EBT - 74
5. BRW - 68

Wow. I was way off.
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My guess would be: C&TS, UP, MILW.

My Actual:

C&TS - 40
UP - 29
Conrail - 18

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Guess was UP, CR, BNSF

My actual was

UP - 53
CR - 51
Amtrak - 41

(BNSF was 29)
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What makes this interesting is more then which three, as it can be quite surprising as to the disparity between the second and third most photographed.

I was curious in regards to Walt's count which he skipped #2 and #3.

We all know Walt shoots Cass but I was surprised to see what came in second and third (and since it's Walt, it was easy enough to count).

#2 East Broad Top: 29
#3 Union Pacific (who'd have thought?) : 22

Cumbres and WMSR were next up.

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Ok, I don't have any shots on RP, but I will use my OK shots.

Guess:
1. NS
2. BNSF
3. AMTK

Actual:
1. NS (20)
2. BNSF (9)
2. AMTK (9)
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Cumbres and WMSR were next up.
You mean WV Central? Walt has no WMSR, surprisingly.
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Ok, I don't have any shots on RP, but I will use my OK shots.
What do you mean by "don't have any shots on RP" and why does your RP link in your signature go elsewhere? Some sort of personal commentary/sarcasm?
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What really surprised me was how little BNSF I do have. I really hate their paint scheme (just not into orange), but I shoot so much of them and I almost guessed them as number two and Conrail as number three. To find them as my number four (they might even be my number five... not sure where Metrolink falls) indicates to me that I'm not posting them on purpose.
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I thought that would of been easy, that's what I get for thinking

Guess:
1. EJ&E
2. CN
3. IAIS

Actual:
1. EJ&E (75)
2. MTEX (7)
2. UP (7)
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What makes this interesting is more then which three, as it can be quite surprising as to the disparity between the second and third most photographed.

I was curious in regards to Walt's count which he skipped #2 and #3.

We all know Walt shoots Cass but I was surprised to see what came in second and third (and since it's Walt, it was easy enough to count).

#2 East Broad Top: 29
#3 Union Pacific (who'd have thought?) : 22

Cumbres and WMSR were next up.

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Wow, I do have 23 UP shots... funny

Really hoping to up my UP count next year.
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I went through the archives and counted the number of Class-1 trains I photographed in 2009.

BNSF: 153
AMTK: 127
CSX: 84
NS: 69
UP: 63
CP: 56
CN: 32
KCS: 25

I'm waaay behind in uploading photos to RP, though.
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Guess;

1. NS
2. CSX
3. URR
4. BNSF
5. AMTK

Actual;

1. NS: 165
2. CSX: 147
3. BNSF: 38
4. AMTK: 38
5. URR: 35
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BNSF: 153
AMTK: 127
CSX: 84
NS: 69
UP: 63
CP: 56
CN: 32
KCS: 25
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