Old 06-20-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default Flood coverage.

Anyone wondering why there haven't been a whole lot of flood photos on RP.net from the Mississippi River area? From the looks of things on the AP/Reuters photo wire, rail traffic in the area has been really screwed up. Anyone see that photo of all the houseboats smashed into the rail trestle? Incredible stuff.
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:51 AM   #2
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I have shots of the flood here in Cedar Fall's, Waterloo,IA but no trains running so no shots on here. I do have some detour shots in Savanna,ILL on here.
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I was wondering the same thing, but seeing as how the people that live in those areas aren't even allowed back in their homes yet much less near the affected areas, I don't think we'll see any for some time.
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Took a couple around southern IL on Sunday, but they're nowhere near RP quality.
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Ok here one i wont post on RPnet but just to show you how high it got in Iowa it still had a 1.5 to go up in this shot. CN Cedar Fall's, IA. This levee just about got topped over by the flood.
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Ok here one i wont post on RPnet but just to show you how high it got in Iowa it still had a 1.5 to go up in this shot. CN Cedar Fall's, IA. This levee just about got topped over by the flood.
Dude, with the right caption, a little post processing -- looks too saturated -- and maybe a note to the screener, that would probably be the Top Shot of the Day for tomorrow.... especially if you catch the wave before the Flood photos start popping up.

That tells a great story.


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Took a couple around southern IL on Sunday, but they're nowhere near RP quality.
I do not have the right monitor to be a true judge, but I'd take another look at the zoom in of the train showing how high the water is. Not a screener, so take this with a grain of salt, but they don't tend to look for perfection for news worthy shots and these are certainly news worthy.


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Didn't get the crest shot as the levee started to leek about the time i shot this and the cop's got pushy. And had to shoot from 600' away to far to see much! at night. the crest was at 2:30 AM
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I agree with Joe. That's a cool flood shot you've got.
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It made it in, but was thinking they would get to it till the AM .
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Anyone wondering why there haven't been a whole lot of flood photos on RP.net from the Mississippi River area? From the looks of things on the AP/Reuters photo wire, rail traffic in the area has been really screwed up. Anyone see that photo of all the houseboats smashed into the rail trestle? Incredible stuff.
Thanks for asking. I was wondering the same thing.
Interesting shots that people are posting -- scary.

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I've got some, but I haven't decided if I want to even try getting them in.
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It made it in, but was thinking they would get to it till the AM .
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Remarks: With the Flood of 08 Going past the old Record, and a 1'6" + coming in the next 8 hours. The CN has 100 ton Ballast hoppers and scrap gons holding it down. The Bridge holds and after they fill the wash outs there back running trains in less than a week.

So they are using the train to keep the bridge from getting washed away? Wow...
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I'd heard this was happening. I think one bridge for a shortlin in Cedar Rapids still got washed away.... even with loaded railrod cars on the bridge. But this hsa been known to work elsewhere, too. (I think I read that on another forum.)

Interesting picture, Richard. I hate that it got in before 1 a.m. though. But I do like being right every once in a while.


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Another flood related picture.

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Old 06-21-2008, 06:36 PM   #16
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An ICE train going through water. (Not my pictures.)

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I'm not sure how old that photo is, but the CP may have limited traffic restored over their corridor next week. Presently, they are still detouring trains over the IC&E and Wisconsin Southern. 15-20 trains plus the Amtrak Empire Builder normally use this stretch.
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