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Hijacked from Crazytiger below, I took the liberty of defining 2 of the 3 directions the thread was headed.

LOST GEM PHOTOS:

Awesome photos that seemingly slipped past the crowds either due age or bad timing (ie; up against a derail or a darwin candidate prior to favorites and most popular of last 24 hours).

I'll post a few in an edit to this thread.
Here are a few quick ones that come to mind:

Image © Lee J. King
PhotoID: 58647
Photograph © Lee J. King


Image © Cascade Bruce
PhotoID: 45211
Photograph © Cascade Bruce


Image © David W. DeVault
PhotoID: 131347
Photograph © David W. DeVault


Image © George W. Hamlin
PhotoID: 221788
Photograph © George W. Hamlin


And perhaps one of my all time favorites:
(It'd be a classic if it weren't a lost gem)
Image © Stephen DiSalvo
PhotoID: 206093
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Old 01-06-2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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Cool stuff with the matching billboard:

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What does a spreader do, anyway?

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Image © Bob Avery
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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This thread made me dig through photos from Czech Republic.

Mainline & historic city district:
Image © Pavel Rybin
PhotoID: 186466
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Viaduct of Ivančice:
Image © Pavel Dokoupil
PhotoID: 283579
Photograph © Pavel Dokoupil


Sychrov viaduct:
Image © Petr Lux
PhotoID: 299904
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Nice reflection of mighty 4MW 1970's "Gorilla":
Image © Marek Stepanek
PhotoID: 279949
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Engineers at work:
Image © Pavel Dokoupil
PhotoID: 156241
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Image © Jean-Marc Frybourg
PhotoID: 189083
Photograph © Jean-Marc Frybourg

Image © Marek Stepanek
PhotoID: 273143
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Orlice river valley:
Image © Libor Pospíchal
PhotoID: 169802
Photograph © Libor Pospíchal

Image © Petr_CZ
PhotoID: 204002
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Flyover in Ostrava:
Image © Stanislav Zapletal
PhotoID: 229622
Photograph © Stanislav Zapletal

Image © Stanislav Zapletal
PhotoID: 183716
Photograph © Stanislav Zapletal


Omnious skies also few hundred meters to the north:
Image © Stanislav Zapletal
PhotoID: 178052
Photograph © Stanislav Zapletal


One location at scenic Brno - Česká Třebová line:
Image © Pavel Dokoupil
PhotoID: 185176
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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG

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Lets just say lost gems need to be from at least a year or two ago.

Image © J. Alex Lang - www.jalexlang.com
PhotoID: 51952
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Image © raylewis
PhotoID: 156889
Photograph © raylewis

Image © raylewis
PhotoID: 168604
Photograph © raylewis

Image © Pat Lorenz
PhotoID: 170590
Photograph © Pat Lorenz

Image © Ryan M. Martin
PhotoID: 185270
Photograph © Ryan M. Martin


Just the oldest few I know of.

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Lets just say lost gems need to be from at least a year or two ago.
As well as not your own work. People always overvalue their own photos compared to others' work.

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I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG

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I'm not sure if it classifies as a lost gem, but does anyone know if the photo used in the banner is still on the site?
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I'm not sure if it classifies as a lost gem, but does anyone know if the photo used in the banner is still on the site?
Image © Ron Flanary
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Image © Chris Kilroy
PhotoID: 89749
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I believe the other two shots (Clinchfield 676 and the crossing streak shot) have been removed by the photographers.

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Thanks. I think both of those could be classified as lost gems in the since very few view the photos in the database.
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Yeah, going off track here but is there any chance of updating the banner?

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Thanks. I think both of those could be classified as lost gems in the since very few view the photos in the database.
Oh.....not so, my good man. That photo of mine of the CSX unit at LaGrange is automatically the most viewed image in the history of Rail Pictures. It gets seen (whether you like it or not) every time someone pulls up the site.

As a matter of history, when the guys who started RP.net first cranked up the site, I wasn't much interested in scanning or posting photos on the internet. My main objective was (and still is) print media. To me (and many others of my age), an internet posting of a train image was strictly a "newbie" thing. Heck---I didn't even own a digital camera until about five years ago.

The LaGrange, KY shot was one that was scanned from about 300 or so slides I loaned the guys. They scanned and posted what they wanted, but I didn't submit any myself. After about 400 shots posted on my account, I got interested---got a scanner myself--and started to learn a little about Photoshop. Today, it's an interesting aspect of the hobby.
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....I think it's past time to do that. I do understand the list owners have discussed a total redesign, but I'm not sure where that stands. Images get stale over time, and the CSX unit at LaGrange surely could stand an update.
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Dug through my favorites to find these 3. The Schmollinger shot is interesting in that it is one of the shots that made a huge impression on me as a very young kid. Seeing shots like that made me want to be able to take pictures like that one.

Image © Steve Schmollinger
PhotoID: 60562
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Image © John West
PhotoID: 168082
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Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
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Where's the dog on a train shot? :P
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A few that come to mind --

Image © Tom Sink
PhotoID: 280934
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Shots of the former Rocton & Rion are rare even in South Carolina. Now the South Carolina Railroad Museum is working to preserve the entire line.

Below, two out of three ain't bad. Two trains at the Triple Crossing in Richmond.

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Shot of an abandoned railroad in SC.

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I think it is crazy how everyone's tastes differ so greatly.
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= polite for people are picking bad shots
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= polite for people are picking bad shots
=elitist for " I am the best therefore my opinion is the only one that counts"
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I'm a big fan of the lost gems concept, so let me contribute a few of the older ones that I have favorited but did not get any awards other than perhaps a bunch of comments:

Image © Mark Hardin
PhotoID: 166377
Photograph © Mark Hardin


Image © Doug Mackenzie
PhotoID: 214988
Photograph © Doug Mackenzie


Image © Richard Stevens
PhotoID: 188768
Photograph © Richard Stevens


And I couldn't possibly leave this one out:

Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
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