Old 06-19-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Between my shot

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although mine need a little less brightness
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Yours is of a gondola.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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You need to add bold text to every photo.

Honestly, no idea. Can't say I'm a fan of broadside freight cars though.

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Yours is of a gondola.
Excuse me, sir, only Janusz, Loyd and I are allowed to critique Joe's photos. Don't you know the rules?

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Well, I do accept Charles' comments, but only if the Mets don't win a series against the Braves.
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Yours is of a gondola.
Is it?

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Well, I do accept Charles' comments
But why?

I think the true reason is because Frank chose conifers, and you chose deciduous.

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Joe, when it comes to screening roster shots of rolling stock, I think they have to be extremely picky. Frank's shot is more newsworthy, while yours just shows something most people can see every day if they sit by the tracks long enough.

I'm guessing they don't want to accept too many rolling stock roster shots or else the flood gates would open.
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I thought railfans knew the difference between gondolas and covered hoppers.
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Joe, when it comes to screening roster shots of rolling stock, I think they have to be extremely picky. Frank's shot is more newsworthy, while yours just shows something most people can see every day if they sit by the tracks long enough.

I'm guessing they don't want to accept too many rolling stock roster shots or else the flood gates would open.
You're probably right. Although personally, a new steel coil car is pretty boring, while the Penn Central bleeding through is kinda cool. But then Frank's did get 2300+ hits.
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You're probably right. Although personally, a new steel coil car is pretty boring, while the Penn Central bleeding through is kinda cool. But then Frank's did get 2300+ hits.
Would have been better without the gang graffiti on it.
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Would have been better without the gang graffiti on it.
I wondered if that might have been part of it too. Didn't have my paint remover on me though.
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But why?

I think the true reason is because Frank chose conifers, and you chose deciduous.
I typed too quickly. Troy is correct. It is a hopper.

(I know the difference - but when being a wise guy one is bound to make mistakes)
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But then Frank's did get 2300+ hits.
Yeah, but I suspect a significant portion of those are of the "A photo of a car... hm, I wonder if there's something interesting here that doesn't show in the thumbnail... nope?" *close* variety.

At least, I was.

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Can you redo it into a CR vs PC logo shot? Might be too wide and not tall enough though.
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Yeah, but I suspect a significant portion of those are of the "A photo of a car... hm, I wonder if there's something interesting here that doesn't show in the thumbnail... nope?" *close* variety.

At least, I was.

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I can tell from the thumbnail that there's nothing going on there for me..

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The hopper suffers from an identity crisis. Not a big fan of accepting the coil car, as there'll be tens of thousands of those on the road (if not already). I bet Mr. Orona pulled some strings to get that one in.

I like the documentation of freight cars, and I'm not the only one out there that shares my taste for it. Isn't there a site dedicated to freight car photos? I'm sure there are model railroaders that would love to find this sort of thing. If not, there's GOT to be a Penn Central and/or Conrail heritage site that would find this a welcome addition. Otherwise it'll just get lost in the digital haystack on Flickr or some personal web page.

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And since I feel compelled to disagree with Jim everywhere he goes, the chances of seeing Joe's covered hopper has to be much less than seeing the coil car. Maybe he's not looking closely enough, or not looking at freight cars. To each his own interest I suppose...

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Wow Joe, That is a very interesting car, since it covers three generations of railroading and is still in PC paint. If you don't mind Joe, I'd like to use your photo to make a model of that car. I think Railyard Models made a resin kit for that car. Now to track one down.

And that hopper car is far more interesting than that coil car.

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And since I feel compelled to disagree with Jim everywhere he goes, the chances of seeing Joe's covered hopper has to be much less than seeing the coil car. Maybe he's not looking closely enough, or not looking at freight cars. To each his own interest I suppose...
I guess you missed my point. Anyway, welcome back to the forum.
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http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...441436&nseq=10

Joe,

That "gondola" looks awfully familiar!

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I'm guessing they don't want to accept too many rolling stock roster shots or else the flood gates would open.
Jean-Marc set up an album for freight car shots; I'm surprised how many of them there are, a number of them roster or roster-ish.

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Here is my one effort, not a roster:

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Joe,

That "gondola" looks awfully familiar!
Oh, now you're just trying to start something!


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No way!

Just illustrating your point even further.
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..... through is kinda cool. But then Frank's did get 2300+ hits.
Ya, but they are "WTF" hits.

And I would add some snide remarks, but the image file link expired.

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