Old 08-04-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Front coupled rejections?

Recently submitted the attached photo of this WC #7513 "The Richard B. Ogilvie" that I spotted in Massena, NY.

I think the lighting is decent and it's a pretty good pic. But it was tossed for being front coupled to another unit and poorly cropped which is related to the front coupled thing. (Also oversharpened, but that's an easy fix.)

I appealed, also rejected, I can understand the rejection if it was a CSX AC4400 or SD40-2 or something. But an unpatched Wisconsin Central SD45 with a name dedication? There is only one picture of this motor already in the database that I can find, and it's from the 3/4 wedgie position.

Suppose I'm just wondering if anyone else thinks the whole "front coupled" issue is really that important when it comes to an unusual find like these? Like I said, the common power thing, I can definitely agree with, but since when is finding an unpatched, fallen flag engine "common"?

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Old 08-04-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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There are plenty of shots of WC SD45s on the site that aren't front coupled. And looking, there's already 8 photos of that unit.
http://www.railpictures.net/showphot...mber=WC%207513
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Old 08-04-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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Indeed, I stand corrected. My search abilities suck I suppose. :-p

Although, my argument still stands on the front coupling thing.

In fact, one of those photos (PID: #3021) is a front-coupled shot of the motor in the middle of a consist!
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Old 08-04-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Photo ID 3021... This photo has been viewed 160 unique times since being added to the database on January 12, 2003.
Please note the ID number and the date.
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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Default Did management change or something?

Not entirely sure what the date has to do with it? RP.net has always been RP.net, did they go under new management after 2003 that became more selective or what?

I could understand the point if the unit that it was lashed up to was casting shadows on it that seriously detracted from the photo. But in this one, as well as the 3021 image, the sun is at just a good enough angle to prevent that from happening.

Guess what I'm saying is there is a precedent for having accepted a shot, what changed?

For the record, I do realize this is a moot point, but it makes for an interesting discussion.
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:38 PM   #6
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I think what Caleb is trying to say is that Railpictures.net screening guidelines or w/e you want to call it has become more strict since 2003. So at the time it was alot easier to get a front coupled shot into the database.
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