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downbeat
02-21-2005, 04:33 PM
The following picture was rejected for unlevel horizon:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=96031
However, all the vertical elements in the picture (light poles, fence poles, grain silo, electric tower) are "level" -- only the train is not because of the way the track is built at that location. Should I appeal the rejection or rotate the picture and resubmit?
Thanks for whatever help you guys can provide.

Joe
02-21-2005, 04:37 PM
I'd appeal, telling them it's a superelevated curve. You're right, all the poles are straight up.

MOJAX
02-22-2005, 12:32 AM
The way that unit is leaning it looks like everyone is sitting on the right-side.

Silagi
02-22-2005, 01:09 AM
The horizon on your photo is fine. Appeal the rejection. Trains do sometimes lean on curves.....

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=77939
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=49478
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=47810

4kV
02-22-2005, 03:22 AM
I would appeal it, and perhaps also mention the elevated curve in your caption.

downbeat
02-25-2005, 03:37 AM
Thanks for your advice, I have appealed. We'll see how it goes. :)
(P.S. My apologies, it appears I posted this query in the wrong forum list ...)

David Telesha
02-25-2005, 03:58 PM
Trains do sometimes lean on curves.....



Trains don't lean on curves. Its called super elevation - the rail is banked the outside of the curve it higher than the inside - it allows the train to maintain speed so it doesn't flip over or something.
Samething on highways and NASCAR tracks.

cmherndon
02-25-2005, 06:53 PM
Trains don't lean on curves. Its called super elevation - the rail is banked the outside of the curve it higher than the inside - it allows the train to maintain speed so it doesn't flip over or something.

That's right.

If you see a train leaning on a curve that ISN'T elevated, then you may just be in the right place at the wrong time. ;)

David Telesha
02-25-2005, 06:55 PM
That's right.

If you see a train leaning on a curve that ISN'T elevated, then you may just be in the right place at the wrong time.

Exactly. :-)

Joe
02-26-2005, 02:36 AM
Excuse me, but I believe them Acelas lean on curves w/o superelevation. And those Pendelino trains in Italy.

David Telesha
02-26-2005, 03:31 AM
Well there are zero, *non* superelevated curves on the NEC.

And in MNCR territory (New Rochelle-New Haven) the tilt mech. must be off due to clearance issues. But the curves are all superelevated anyway.. :-P :-P :-P