Old 08-23-2006, 02:25 AM   #1
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How often does this happen to you? I know it's not just me, but you add a photo to the database, then click on the road number and there is a picture of the unit in question by

a.) George Hamlin
b.) Wade Massie
c.) M.J. Scanlon

This was the most recent time for me...

Image © George W. Hamlin
PhotoID: 55689
Photograph © George W. Hamlin


Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


As far as I know, I do not have a shot in the database that was also shot by two of the above, but Scanlon and I each shot the same UP unit (he in Memphis, me in the Carolinas) near the same time TWICE..... once each on NS and CSX, if memory serves me right.

Now if you've ever shot the same train that Kevin Bacon has shot, now that's something to write home about!!!


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Old 08-23-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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My memory must have served me left as according to this

http://www.railpictures.net/showphot...mber=UP%203955

he shot the UP unit on actual UP rails while I shot it first on CSX -- using my own name -- in Hamlet, NC then sometime later on NS rails in Rock Hill, SC as Signature Digitale Photography. Still interesting.


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Old 08-23-2006, 02:53 AM   #3
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That's a good one, Joe-

For me it's Robert Shook and WILLIAM KLAPP. With their combined 2,946 images in the system, I'm bound to have shot something they have (and yes, I also have shot the same things as Massie, Scanlon, and Hamlin):

One example of at least 7 with Shook:

Image © Robert A. Shook
PhotoID: 107877
Photograph © Robert A. Shook

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©



One of at least 5 with KLAPP:

Image © WILLIAM KLAPP
PhotoID: 84578
Photograph © WILLIAM KLAPP

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Massie:

Image © Wade H. Massie
PhotoID: 105981
Photograph © Wade H. Massie

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Scanlon:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=77144
(still haven't figured out why his thumbnails don't work)
Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Hamlin:

Image © George W. Hamlin
PhotoID: 64567
Photograph © George W. Hamlin

Image ©
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Photograph ©
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:24 AM   #4
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For me it's Ken Szok, my arsh rival, just kidding! Me and Ken stomp the same grounds.

BNSF 7621
Image © Ken Szok
PhotoID: 155246
Photograph © Ken Szok
Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 155153
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


BNSF 5253
Image © Ken Szok
PhotoID: 111629
Photograph © Ken Szok
Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 118884
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


BNSF 7744
Image © Ken Szok
PhotoID: 112028
Photograph © Ken Szok
Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 108805
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


BNSF 7740
Image © Ken Szok
PhotoID: 111459
Photograph © Ken Szok
Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 145795
Photograph © Dave Toussaint


Then I found this photo, almost three identical shots of UP 8319.
Image © Ken Szok
PhotoID: 107713
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Image © Chris Butts
PhotoID: 108155
Photograph © Chris Butts
Image © Dave Toussaint
PhotoID: 108816
Photograph © Dave Toussaint
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:31 AM   #5
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Mine is usually Thomas Johnson, but that's what you would expect with us both being up north and him having the highest number of photos in the database!
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Great avatar, socalrailfan! Lookin' like sister liberty, I see. Though your last avatar always made me laugh, too.
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For me, its always that I end up shooting the same engines as my freind Joe LeMay, at differnet places...its happened with 12 locmotives!!!
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Thanks LOL My original was from a derailment at work that injured a UP employee. My friend took this other shot over the weekend, I kind of like it for now. For the new one there was a big pile of ballast along the tracks and I climbed it for a better shot. I call myself a crazy ADHD railfan!

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Old 08-23-2006, 01:12 PM   #9
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Here's one I didn't think I'd find, though maybe it isn't that odd to have one engine all shot by me, Hamlin, Massie and Scanlon.

Image © George W. Hamlin
PhotoID: 150942
Photograph © George W. Hamlin


Image © M.J. Scanlon - mjscanlon.net
PhotoID: 149312
Photograph © M.J. Scanlon - mjscanlon.net


http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=149312

Image © Wade H. Massie
PhotoID: 59649
Photograph © Wade H. Massie


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And for good measure, Ron Flanary as well.
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This happened to me when I tried to post the photo, why don't M.J. Scanlon's thumbnails of photos in the database show up when you use the [ photoid=xxxxxx ] feature? His are the only ones that I'm aware of that do that?!
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This happened to me when I tried to post the photo, why don't M.J. Scanlon's thumbnails of photos in the database show up when you use the [ photoid=xxxxxx ] feature? His are the only ones that I'm aware of that do that?!
I'm wondering the same thing. Either it's some programming glitch or bug, or maybe he has some sort of agreement with the admin only allowing his thumbnails to be viewed in the main site pages?

Good question.

Joe- That's pretty impressive, the same loco with the three of them! I couldn't find that in my collection, though I've got a few 2 for 3's using Shook and KLAPP, though no 2 for 3's using the "Triple Entente" (Massie, Scanlon, and Hamlin). Nice find!
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For me at least, it seems like a train can't pass through the city of Pittsburgh without Wade Massie taking a picture of it. I wouldn't doubt that we have at least 30-40 pictures of the same train on the database. The worse is when the train passes me and its cloudy or the light is wrong but Wade gets a jaw dropper shot of the same train a couple miles away, which is waiting for me when I get back and check RP.net.

Another common event is the old Shook-Massie-Ireland triple team of a train comming through Pittsburgh. Thats happened 4 or 5 times, and its always by chance.

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Old 08-24-2006, 01:21 AM   #13
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I'm trying to see all of the shots I have from Hamlin, Massie, Scanlon as well as William Klapp and maybe a few others. Here's the thing to remember about me. I'm in South Carolina, Massie is in and around Pittsburg, Scanlon in and around Memphis and Klapp somewhere in Pennsylvania if memory serves me.... which has been proven not to be the case. George Hamlin in the closest to me as mostof his shots seem to be in Georgia.

There are other photogs that I have duplicates with around Charlotte or Hamlet like Derek Poole, Johnathan Russel, Josh Blevins or Patrick Treadway, but I excluded these guys just because they're so close. I also haven't been counting shortlines, since those are railroads you typically go to and not the other way around.


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Old 08-24-2006, 02:07 AM   #14
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Well, I did find these:

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I had my first "Keven Bacon" moment last week when I submitted this photo taken at MP 102.5 on the Harrisburg mainline of the Norfolk Southern (old Reading main) . . . .

Image © Rob Kitchen
PhotoID: 155438
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And then I saw this later on when William Klapp caught the same train at MP 116.5 on the Pittsburgh mainline of the old Pennsylvania.

Image © WILLIAM KLAPP
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Rob;

Who'd a'thunk it? The CSX 6020 shot I took the other day is what started me off on this thread.

Image © George W. Hamlin
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Photograph © George W. Hamlin


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So what do I see when I'm going through your shots?

Image © Rob Kitchen
PhotoID: 151180
Photograph © Rob Kitchen


The 6020!

We also shot the same unit with different reporting marks.

Image © Rob Kitchen
PhotoID: 133222
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Not sure if anyone cares, but I've got a couple of those "shot the same exact train as someone else" coincidences, too:

Image © Larry McNaughton
PhotoID: 143433
Photograph © Larry McNaughton
Taken in Wisconsin one day as CN440
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then taken the next day four states away as NS 17R.




Even found one that was taken the same day halfway across the state:

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Image © S.C. Vermillion
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Interesting that you and I share one egine too, Charles. This is actually fun and I will have to remember this over the weekend when I'm looking for something to do. But I think I shot a railfan who later shot the same train I was shooting.

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Image © Charlie Long
PhotoID: 23746
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You don't by change hunt with Dick Cheney do you???
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I recently uploaded a shot of a CSX train at Potomac Yard, taken in 1990.

Image © Wade H. Massie
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Just for fun, I clicked on CSXT 6786 and discovered that John Osciak photographed the exact same train in Pennsylvania earlier that day.

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Wade -

We both got the C&O/Chessie/CSX shop critter at the Huntington Shops.

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Only Quayle hunting.


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Nice shot, Rob! I wonder when that little critter was built?
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Here's one I didn't think I'd find, though maybe it isn't that odd to have one engine all shot by me, Hamlin, Massie and Scanlon.

Image © George W. Hamlin
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Image © M.J. Scanlon - mjscanlon.net
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=149312
If you look closely you'll see that in my shot and George Hamiln's the two-engine set of power in our photos are both the same. Being just four days apart I'd imagine the set stayed together from Memphis to Virginia and all points in between.



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This happened to me when I tried to post the photo, why don't M.J. Scanlon's thumbnails of photos in the database show up when you use the [ photoid=xxxxxx ] feature? His are the only ones that I'm aware of that do that?!
As for this issue it's always been like this for me. It seems my file names are too long. I brought this up way back when the thumbnail option first came about, even had someone mention how to fix the script, but still no go for me. The way I name my files works for me so I'll just live with being a red x thumbnail guy.
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Nice shot, Rob! I wonder when that little critter was built?
According to Jerry Doyle's book "Chessie System Diesel Locomotives," the little critter was built in 1917 by GE.
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