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ccaranna
06-26-2005, 06:50 AM
I just started wondering where I fit in after reading another thread here tonight...

Just how old is everyone here? I know that I can check the profile of the poster if they in fact actually put something in there, but I'm starting to get the feeling that I'm the one of the OLDEST people here.

Please tell the truth!

By the way, I'm 34.

Ru1056
06-26-2005, 07:35 AM
I am only 182 years old............In dog years.

ccaranna
06-26-2005, 07:42 AM
I am only 182 years old............In dog years.

:lol: That's great! :lol:

I'm 238, then. Is the formula 7 years for every person year??

Anyway, I meant to say that people don't have to acutally post their age, but rather just vote in the poll.

I don't want anyone thinking I'm some type of detective, truant officer, or "senior club" spokesperson! :)

Ken Carr
06-26-2005, 08:37 AM
Well as to age I got you beat, over 50 for starters ( in human years), my dog who occasionally joins the chase is 84 dog years old. This is my third year chasing and second year actually photographing them, as well as submitting to this site(which BTW I prefer,but I do post elsewhere. I'm sure there's a few others in my age group here as well.
You are also right about a lot of younger folks that post to the site, including some of the site owners. But here age is nothing, the eye for the photo and the expeience of taking quality train photos are the key.

ssw9662
06-26-2005, 02:36 PM
12 Human years. ;-)

quiksmith10
06-26-2005, 03:03 PM
17.

One more year and I'm off to college!


**EDIT**

I happened to pull up this thread and saw that I replied to this two years ago. BTW, I'm 19 now. Time has flown by...

Guilford350
06-26-2005, 03:54 PM
18 going on 19. Just finished my first year of college.

bnsf sammy
06-26-2005, 04:10 PM
it's pretty amazing the variaty of ages!

Joe
06-26-2005, 04:22 PM
I'm in the Red zone...(And yet somehow I'm a Senior Member... :-P )

bnsf sammy
06-26-2005, 04:24 PM
so...14? :lol:

bnsf sammy
06-26-2005, 04:24 PM
im an teen...wow, i never knew there were so many teenagers!

Pat Lorenz
06-26-2005, 08:52 PM
18, going into first year college

mtrails
06-27-2005, 12:37 AM
On average, I'm 30... somedays I feel 15, other days, 60!

cmherndon
06-27-2005, 01:03 AM
23 years, 1 month, 16 days.

That's 161 dog years.

Super2000
06-27-2005, 01:31 AM
24 years, 7 months today.

Ween
06-27-2005, 02:21 AM
28.

29 in Nov...

David Telesha
06-27-2005, 02:36 AM
Above 15, below 18.

E3429
06-27-2005, 04:10 AM
41 in Nov...

golden_spike
06-27-2005, 09:02 AM
19 ... for 52 more hours :-( :-)

busyEMT
06-27-2005, 02:36 PM
I am the blue bar for 3 more years.

Donna
06-27-2005, 06:48 PM
Old enough to know better than to tell. :lol:

tomt
06-27-2005, 07:11 PM
just the right age

busyEMT
06-27-2005, 07:22 PM
I tried figuring out my age in HO scale.

Or better yet: instead of dog years, how about 1 year for the average life span of a BNSF paint scheme.

robzan
06-27-2005, 11:14 PM
about 15512,5 days to be honest.

Robby
06-28-2005, 02:51 AM
Almost 43, please don't tell me I'm the oldest one to respond to this thread, someone out there has to have me beat. Just found out today I have another little one on the way too so I'm not even allowed to feel old.

Robby

busyEMT
06-28-2005, 03:12 AM
Almost 43, please don't tell me I'm the oldest one to respond to this thread, someone out there has to have me beat. Just found out today I have another little one on the way too so I'm not even allowed to feel old.

Robby


Congrats! And I think there were some folks your elder.

Ween
06-28-2005, 03:14 AM
Almost 43, please don't tell me I'm the oldest one to respond to this thread, someone out there has to have me beat. Just found out today I have another little one on the way too so I'm not even allowed to feel old.

Robby

Well as to age I got you beat, over 50 for starters ( in human years)

Congrats on the youngin'!

SD70MAC
06-28-2005, 06:45 AM
Im 17 going on 18 in 8 months.

E.M. Bell
06-28-2005, 06:49 AM
Im 17 going on 18 in 8 months.

Yall ever notice how them young whippersnappers always have to add that "17 and 4 months....12 and a HALF"...trust me, dont push it....enjoy being young, being a old fart isnt all that its cracked up to be :)

E3429
06-28-2005, 09:27 AM
Ain't that the truth!

Ru1056
06-28-2005, 09:59 AM
Yall ever notice how them young whippersnappers always have to add that "17 and 4 months....12 and a HALF"...trust me, dont push it....enjoy being young, being a old fart isnt all that its cracked up to be

After 21 the birthdays just started to blur. (And no.....drinking is not the reason why......Okay, maybe a litte). :twisted:

rpalmer
06-28-2005, 01:02 PM
The oldest railroad photos in my collection (that I'll show anyone) were taken in 1979. I'll leave it at that :)

bnsf sammy
06-28-2005, 03:04 PM
but you dont need to call yourselfs "old farts"! "older" people are full of wisdom and experience, and the "young" people can learn from that. We need you guys! :)

Ken Carr
06-28-2005, 03:09 PM
Well seems at present on this thread I still have the age...and EM to think your self old..lol ...this hobby keeps you or at least me young...except those times when you have a eleven mile walk on ballest to get a shot
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=91057 then I feel my age

brunswickrailfan
06-28-2005, 03:15 PM
18, I'll be 19 on July 16.

but you dont need to call yourselfs "old farts"! "older" people are full of wisdom and experience, and the "young" people can learn from that. We need you guys! :)


I pick my spots, some older fellas tend to be stingy and unyeilding, which no one needs. ;-)

trainmonster
06-28-2005, 08:48 PM
18, I'll be 19 on July 16.




I pick my spots, some older fellas tend to be stingy and unyeilding, which no one needs. ;-)

Kids nowdays... (harrumpph!) :grin: Just turned 50... if I get like that, shoot me now! Otherwise I wouldn't be asking for feedback on my shots. 8-)

But I do remember GG1's and E44's flying through Princeton Jct., brand new SDP45's on the EL, riding my beloved MU's on the EL, the CNJ F unit cab rides in Bound Brook, Horseshoe Curve campouts and all of the Conrail years.

Rich

busyEMT
06-28-2005, 10:34 PM
...except those times when you have a eleven mile walk on ballest to get a shot
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=91057 then I feel my age

Walking 11 miles on anything would do that for me!

dodi4200
07-01-2005, 12:14 PM
so really with the varity of the ages here we are anice big trains family
iam 20 in third year in the faculty of engineering (civil engineering) :)

IC 6071
07-09-2005, 05:17 AM
I'm 13 and amazingly I have, wow a whole 6 photos in the library..... I must need to practice.....

dodi4200
07-20-2005, 03:54 AM
hahaha :lol:
i donot have any pix in the database but just one pic

NicTrain35
07-20-2005, 04:51 AM
15. 16 on November 15th. When I was younger and when I just started RP (I was about 13), I got sad when I got a photo rejected. I learned to let the rejections go, and move on. Railpictures has helped me a lot with my photography, and I thank them very much for that. When I started RP, I had a total of two photos in the database. Now as of today, I have 326 in the database. A big thanks to RP. :)

KCSRailfan119
07-20-2005, 05:19 AM
33 here, although I enjoyed Donna's answer the best. didn't realize there are so many teenage shooters on here. Good to see that the interst in RR photography lives on in the generation of the Xbox and Playstation.

nsnscalerailfan
07-27-2005, 03:50 AM
I'm 15.... another teenage railfan. Only a couple months til' I can drive..... lets just say that will help my amount of photos.

J
07-28-2005, 10:00 PM
SD45T-2's were still in production

SD24's were in road service

SD9's were in helper service

H-24-66's were in commuter service

Wade H. Massie
08-11-2005, 09:29 PM
Just turned 32 last week.

Donna
08-11-2005, 10:20 PM
33 here, although I enjoyed Donna's answer the best. didn't realize there are so many teenage shooters on here. Good to see that the interst in RR photography lives on in the generation of the Xbox and Playstation.
__________________
Chris White

Thanks Chris. Women never tell, or so I was told. :lol:

John J. Poshepny
08-12-2005, 02:00 AM
I am 15.5. To be 16 on Jan 28th.

willie6622
08-12-2005, 04:15 AM
I'm 34 for a couple of more months. (still feel like I'm 15)

canadianrailfan
08-13-2005, 06:49 AM
I'm 15, and i'll be driving in september, YAHOO!

BNSF_SD40-2B
08-13-2005, 02:55 PM
I turned 16 two days ago but havn't got my license yet.....I was too tired after watching trains in Polo,IL all week and only getting 5 to 6 hours of sleep each night.I'll probably go out and get it next week.

cactus65
08-13-2005, 07:49 PM
be 40 here in about 4 months.Still enjoy everything to do with railroading. Have been taking rail pics for about 30 yrs and still love nothing more than spending a day with the camera and scanner and the railroads. Only difference is I now have the ways and means to go to more different spots if I choose too. Have taken pics as far north as Southern Mn., West to N. Az. south to Cen. Fla. Now just need to take an Eastern trip(at least farther than IN.)HEHE

BNSFhogger
08-13-2005, 10:01 PM
Two score and 1 year old. I have less than 19 years until I can retire. It's great to see all the young people on the board.

jmp883
09-08-2005, 06:32 AM
As of Saturday, Sept 10 I will be 41 years old. Been into trains since 1970 when I got my first HO scale train set. Railfan, model railroader, former railroad employee....I guess I have a passing interest in trains!

Frederick
09-08-2005, 12:55 PM
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Strasburg_fan
09-10-2005, 08:49 PM
I'm 15 years old, will be 16 in January.

Crusader
09-12-2005, 04:03 AM
Old enough to need suntan lotion on my scalp...
Not old enough for dentures.

hoydie17
09-12-2005, 12:41 PM
I'll be 29 next month (October), and you thought Octoberfest was a celebration of German heritage. Okay, so it probably is, but how convenient it is the same month as my b-day.

StL-rail
09-12-2005, 10:25 PM
I am 17, and have been doing this seriously since right after I was 15, wow that was a long time ago! Now it's just 1 more year of school before i hit the rails and join the ranks of railroaders. :-D

NicTrain35
09-12-2005, 11:03 PM
Even though I already posted my age....thought I'd get in with the action. Turning 16 in November. Got my permit on September 7th. :) Get off the roads. ;)

hoydie17
09-13-2005, 01:14 AM
Even though I already posted my age....thought I'd get in with the action. Turning 16 in November. Got my permit on September 7th. :) Get off the roads. ;)


That's what METRO is for! LOL

Bryan Jones
09-13-2005, 05:47 AM
I've got about 73 years and 2 months until my 100th birthday
(OK, I'm 26 and will be 27 in November)

Bryan Jones

Miketherailfan
09-13-2005, 10:22 PM
I'm 14, and Mr. LeMay is just four days older than me! :D

raylewis
09-14-2005, 06:09 PM
Turned 28 last June. Didnt get really into rail photography til I was about 20 or so, but I got my first camera when I was 16, but didnt discover slide film until I was 21 or 22, I cant remember exactly. Looking back it is sad that I missed the glory days of the SP and ATSF-I guess high school parties and girls were more important. 10 year reunion this October!
Raylewis

signmasters
09-14-2005, 10:31 PM
I started with steam so I have been around a long time, but love todays power best, I'm over 60++, in ant years I think thats 10,894,673.76510 years, some days I feel it.<img>

trainmonster
09-14-2005, 10:44 PM
I started with steam so I have been around a long time, but love todays power best, I'm over 60++, in ant years I think thats 10,894,673.76510 years, some days I feel it.<img>

Ahhh.. now I don't feel like I don't fit in here!

Rich (50)

BarrySr
09-17-2005, 02:26 AM
Almost 43, please don't tell me I'm the oldest one to respond to this thread, someone out there has to have me beat. Just found out today I have another little one on the way too so I'm not even allowed to feel old.

Robby

Got ya beat by one (44), and I'm waiting for the call from the doctor in the labor and delivery room just when they will be scheduling a C section for my wife and second baby boy. :shock:

Ain't fatherhood grand!! :D

LAHDPOP
09-17-2005, 05:07 AM
Thirty-nine.

Devil 505
09-17-2005, 05:39 AM
twenty seven

deevs
10-23-2005, 12:52 AM
I'm 76 yrs. & 7 months
deevs

chauncey87
10-23-2005, 09:22 AM
Wow, a year ago I thought I was the youngest guy here. I'm 18 now...

I must say I'm jealous of the kids that are younger than me that have even more photos up here than me (or photos at all!) It seems like the more I want to improve the quality and variety of my shots, the less time and money I have to do so...

I started riding at 6, started riding by myself at 13, and began photographing at 15. I guess I've come a long way from crap like <a href="http://www.bwayjcteny.net/gallery3/6-8-03/1101_R4_484_GG_R77_894_AvI">this</a> to stuff like <a href="http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=93626">this</a> or <a href="http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=122602">this</a>, but I've still got a ways to go. A big problem that I've dealt with is the issue of quality vs. quantity. Being in the city within walking distance of 2 subway lines, it's tempting to press the button as many times as possible. I also tend to plan blitz-type trips where I try to get as many photos as possible of a particular line, equipment, diversion, weather condition, or special event as possible. On some days I'd come back with 100, 200, or even 300+ photos in the course of a single day! Although now that I'm in Philly that's a little harder since there's only 2 subway lines, and everything else requires an additional fare (which I can't afford).

Altogether I've taken about twenty thousand photos. But most of them will never see the light of day (quality), some were lost due to simultaneous hard drive/zip drive failure, and others are of non-rail subjects (buses, ferries, hangouts with friends, and buildings). I'm on my 4th camera.

Enrique
10-27-2005, 11:56 PM
Just 31

:D

cwwrman
02-16-2006, 02:30 AM
I am 30 but have been into trains since I was 4. When I was a kid my parents lived about 1/4 mile from the tracks. I used to go down to the crossing everytime I heard the train coming. I have quite a collection of photos from my childhood. I should really get off of my duff and post some of them.

Donna
02-16-2006, 03:06 AM
From CWWRMAN: I have quite a collection of photos from my childhood. I should really get off of my duff and post some of them.

Yes you should. The rest of us would enjoy seeing them.

Jaypee_Logger
02-16-2006, 03:25 AM
i'm 25. i'll be 26 in april

fuente1
02-16-2006, 04:20 AM
Old enough :)

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
02-16-2006, 09:00 PM
Yes you should. The rest of us would enjoy seeing them.

I second that!

dodi4200
02-17-2006, 09:42 AM
and may be it will be shown in the homepage :)

bnsfnut4924
02-20-2006, 03:49 PM
15 and almost a half. I can't wait to drive, then I can drive myself a whole 2 min. from my house to the tracks!

ssw9662
02-20-2006, 04:17 PM
Just turned 13 today, I already got some extra long railfanning done last weekend. :smile:

Southern Pacific
02-21-2006, 09:43 PM
Im 32 and counting

cmherndon
02-22-2006, 12:42 AM
15 and almost a half. I can't wait to drive, then I can drive myself a whole 2 min. from my house to the tracks!

Because it's obviously too far to walk or ride a bike.

J. E. Landrum
02-22-2006, 05:30 AM
The year I was born...

Richard Nixon was President

Jarvis Langdon was trustee of Penn Central

Roe v. Wade was issued by the US Supreme Court

The disposable lighter was invented

The World Trade Center in New York was dedicated

Salvadore Allende was overthrown in Chile.

Leonid Brezhnev was de facto leader of the Soviet Union

The last US soldiers left Vietnam

Skylab was launched

The DEA was founded

The Watergate break-in occurred

The Yom Kippur War broke out

On the very day of my birth, Mariner 10 was launched to provide data on planet Mercury.

Chris Wilson
02-23-2006, 04:11 AM
17, soon to be 18 but I don't act it :P

Here is a question, How many teenagers out there are able to take their vehicle railfanning? (assuming you have your license)

I do it frequently, paying for the gas. Come summer I will have new trails blazed through the bush to access cool area's. Hking is one of my hobbies, and it fits right in with railfanning.

Slopes09
02-23-2006, 05:08 AM
Currently I have 17 years of age under my belt. I just recently began driving around railfanning, previously I biked all the way into town(a good mile or two), then up one of the worst hills known to man to get home(I usually ended up hoofing it). However, driving has not seriously helped me get shots into the database(2/3 of my shots were taken before I could drive), but oh well. Its way more enjoyable since now I can railfan in the winter. :grin:

nsnscalerailfan
02-24-2006, 12:06 AM
I am 16.... been a railfan all of my life but really got into photography the past year and a half or so.

Donna
02-24-2006, 12:32 AM
The year I was born...

Richard Nixon was President

Jarvis Langdon was trustee of Penn Central

Roe v. Wade was issued by the US Supreme Court

The disposable lighter was invented

The World Trade Center in New York was dedicated

Salvadore Allende was overthrown in Chile.

Leonid Brezhnev was de facto leader of the Soviet Union

The last US soldiers left Vietnam

Skylab was launched

The DEA was founded


DEA was founded in 1976 in Portland, Oregon, the firm’s corporate headquarters.

J. E. Landrum
02-24-2006, 04:36 AM
Nope, 1973. Check the website. www.dea.gov

DEA was founded in 1976 in Portland, Oregon, the firm’s corporate headquarters.

MichaelJ
02-24-2006, 01:53 PM
I think I am the only Aussie here and I'm 21. Everytime I take a long walk on ballast I tell myself, "Mick, you really need to lose some weight!"

Wonka001
03-07-2006, 03:35 AM
If I went by appearance I would be 20, however, I'm not, I'm 28.

Gregg Pullano
05-07-2006, 03:51 AM
15.
16 in December

xrayguy
05-08-2006, 12:21 AM
51 and happy to be :) The only way I would want to be younger is to retain all the hard earned lessons that I learned along the way.

Jaypee_Logger
05-29-2006, 04:28 PM
26 of your mortal human years

VirginiaSouthern
05-30-2006, 03:20 PM
25 here. 26 come October.

trainmaster_1
05-30-2006, 05:17 PM
19 turning 20 next month in June.

Switched out
05-31-2006, 04:19 AM
42, I'm told it was the answer to life the universe and everything.

Callufrax
10-17-2006, 01:06 AM
I'm 37. But still a few million years left in me yet! :grin:

a231pacific
10-17-2006, 03:21 AM
deevs
Junior Member

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2

Default
I'm 76 yrs. & 7 months
deevs

I love it, 76 and a Junior Member!

Chuck, I posted a very similar poll a few months back, but got a lot fewer responses. Everyone must have been out shooting trains, but the results were about the same. The largest age group is 20-35 and the next largest is under 20. I'd guess the average age to be 25-28 years old. Very few of us senior citizens, but at least this time I'm not the oldest guy in the poll!

The large number of young fans both amazes me and encourages me. This hobby is not going to be going the way of the Dodo Bird!

Michael Allen - 59!

Tåg
10-17-2006, 08:50 AM
I'm in the Red zone...(And yet somehow I'm a Senior Member... :-P )

Set and centered on the RPN 17.

Tåg
10-17-2006, 08:51 AM
I will retire from the railroad on July 17th 2036 at 61 years of age.

jfusaro
10-17-2006, 03:16 PM
46 years old.

i still walk past the mirror and wonder who the old, fat guy was that i just saw... :lol:

two daughters - 4 years old and one year old. :)

retirement? HA! what retirement?

socalrailfan
10-17-2006, 04:24 PM
Simple, 42. Not 43 in two months, or 42 and a half. C'mon, just say what you are 42!~

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
10-17-2006, 07:52 PM
18. Many people are utterly shocked by this their first time meeting me (I don't know why?!) I never answered the "age question" before fearing that my photos and my thoughts/ides/input wouldn't be looked at the same. I've gotten over that fear recently. It's good to see people 20 and below in this hobby especially those who are around 14-15 (when I became interested in the photography aspect of it). I'm glad "railfanning" won't be joing the DoDo! :-D BTW, I'm 18 and 3 months!!! :-P

dodi4200
10-17-2006, 08:13 PM
18. Many people are utterly shocked by this their first time meeting me (I don't know why?!) I never answered the "age question" before fearing that my photos and my thoughts/ides/input wouldn't be looked at the same. I've gotten over that fear recently. It's good to see people 20 and below in this hobby especially those who are around 14-15 (when I became interested in the photography aspect of it). I'm glad "railfanning" won't be joing the DoDo! :-D BTW, I'm 18 and 3 months!!! :-P
Andrew,When look to your pics i feel that you are more than 50 as i see the experience in your shots.Also i feel that there is agreat balance between the train and the nature in the shot.

IC 6071
10-17-2006, 08:46 PM
14. 15 on December 13th. I was a FRIDAY the 13th baby. OOOOO Freaky lol.

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
10-17-2006, 09:23 PM
Andrew,When look to your pics i feel that you are more than 50 as i see the experience in your shots.Also i feel that there is agreat balance between the train and the nature in the shot.
Thanks a lot, Mohamed! That means a lot to me. As for the balance between the train and nature thats exactly what I try to do for every photo. I try to tell a story or make the person looking at it feel like they are there. I'm constantly learning from the work of others (older and younger than me). Thanks again for the very kind words., it made my afternoon better. :)

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
10-17-2006, 09:27 PM
14. 15 on December 13th. I was a FRIDAY the 13th baby. OOOOO Freaky lol.
Well, I guessed your age to be a bit higher, Adam. Definitely one of the up-and-comers on RP, IMO. Nice work so far, keep it up.

I know you like to incorporate the personal side of railroading and I'm a big fan of it. It'll be history one day. Many years from now you'll look back and remember "how things used to be" but still remember that day like it was the previous day.

Studogg120
10-18-2006, 12:34 AM
16. 6/2/1990. Yup.

a231pacific
10-18-2006, 12:52 AM
Andrew,

Considering how much you get around, I figured you weren't working full time yet, but you must be cutting a lot of classes!

Nice series of shots from the EBT, New Hope. PRR E-Units, etc. You are clearly one of the best of the young lot of shooters. I expect I'll be seeing your name on lots of photos in Trains and Railfan in the coming years!

Michael Allen

CG_F45
10-18-2006, 12:57 AM
I second that! Andrew, I really admire your creativity and eye for a great shot, and agree that we will be seeing lots of your shots in print. Your are one of the photographers that inspires me to think out side of the box, even though I do not do it that often...I should....

Chris (I am still stuck on wedge shots...) :rolleyes:

Ohh, and I turned 15 this June. :grin:

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
10-18-2006, 01:30 AM
Andrew,

Considering how much you get around, I figured you weren't working full time yet, but you must be cutting a lot of classes!

Nice series of shots from the EBT, New Hope. PRR E-Units, etc. You are clearly one of the best of the young lot of shooters. I expect I'll be seeing your name on lots of photos in Trains and Railfan in the coming years!

Michael Allen
Michael, I do work part time at an office where my mom is the office manager, so that helps getting time off. Haha. I haven't had to skip any classes so far for an outing, but there's no doubt that will eventually happen. BTW, I started Sept. 26 so I had a little longer summer break (4 months) than most schools.

Thanks for the kind words as well, Michael. I noticed you mentioned my name in a different thread in a list of photographers whose photos you look for while checking the newest additions, and I can't tell you how stunned and honored I was. Coming from one of the photogs who I have learned from lately it means a lot.

Chris, I remember when you only had 4 or 5 photos on and now you have an ever-expanding 117. I have also commented a few of those photos as well. You understand that composition is key in making a photo enjoyable and you do a great job in that area. Every photographer gets lucky sometimes with situations they are given and handling these situations sets the good from the decent. You always seem to handle the situations you are given excellantly. You even make a wedgie stand out from the crowd.

I'll give you guys some free plugs. Two favorites=

MA:[photoid=152063]
CG:[photoid=154681]

IC 6071
10-18-2006, 02:42 AM
Thanks alot for your kind words Andrew! Keep up the great work! Chris, I love that shot with the big cloud in the background! You also keep up the great work.

CG_F45
10-18-2006, 03:24 AM
Andrew & Adam, thank you very much for your very kind and encouraging words!

Adam, I too like your inclusion of the crews in your shots, something I always forget to do...thanks to shooters like you, we can see the human side of railroading!

Following Andrew's idea...my favorite shots of yours....

Adam-

[photoid=155135]

Andrew-

[photoid=155808]

WisconsinCentral
10-18-2006, 12:55 PM
Im 14, loved railfanning ever since I can remember, and I can even remember F45s in maroon and gold! Heres a shot that my uncle took of me at my *once i was able to start biking up there* stomping grounds back in 2001.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/4234/littlealec1tc1.jpg

:-)

Alec

IC 6071
10-18-2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks Chris! That is one of my favorite things to do; include crew members in my shots. Alec, you also have been doing very well! Keep up the great work.... and BTW, BOOOOO Vikings, GO PACK!!! (yes we're terrible this year) lol

Tåg
10-19-2006, 12:38 AM
I saw that BNSF engine on the Portland sub a few weeks ago. My engineer said it was a rare paint job.

WisconsinCentral
10-19-2006, 04:39 PM
Thanks IC! Hahahaha, funny thing is, i love the Pack! Gonna pick up a Charles Woodson jersey pretty quick! Back then grandpa had an influence hahaha.

Alec

SD70MACMAN
10-19-2006, 07:27 PM
Im 19, 7/26/1987.

Screw both of em, go Seahawks! And Im allowed to say that because Im from Seattle, hahahaha!

I saw that BNSF engine on the Portland sub a few weeks ago. My engineer said it was a rare paint job.
I wish. Too bad BNSF only has 5(?) rare paints.

Tåg
10-20-2006, 12:52 AM
Im 19, 7/26/1987.

Screw both of em, go Seahawks! And Im allowed to say that because Im from Seattle, hahahaha!


I wish. Too bad BNSF only has 5(?) rare paints.

There are five units painted like that, or does BNSF have five paint sceams?

skeezix
11-14-2006, 06:38 AM
I'm 36 (37 in January)

:D

Jaypee_Logger
11-15-2006, 04:14 AM
WOW this thread is still going. i'll have to enter my age in again in a couple months. cause i'll be 27

rpl
03-18-2007, 03:52 PM
Well, I think I might be the youngest on the site. Yep, 10 years. I started using RP.Net at 7. Started photographing trains at 6. I loved trains since I was a fetus. I started making good pictures of trains at 8. Yep, I have a long future ahead of me. I think Me and B.J Preddy are the youngest. I still sleep with a stuffed green elephant, I had it since I was born, I call my father Daddy, and I have riden since I was 6 :shock:. Me at 6 below. This photo was in Kingston yard in NY. The next photo was on Christmas night at 5. Cute, Huh? Next is me and my sister on the plane to Orlando. My sis is Ashley and she is 13. I was 8 in this.

tomt
09-12-2007, 01:57 AM
Almost 43, please don't tell me I'm the oldest one to respond to this thread, someone out there has to have me beat.


it's OK , another 15 years or so, and you'll start getting , 'senior discount'!



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Arne H. B.
09-12-2007, 12:04 PM
I am 26, have been hooked on trains since I was about 12-13 years old and have only had a decent camera since about the middle of this year! I really did miss out on some great photo opportunities, I got lots of roster shots of SP engines with disposable cameras from walgreens and I am glad I did because that's all gone now. Going back earlier when I was about 13 I got some shots with the old Vivitar 110mm camera that sat in the kitchen drawer forever, the pics are grainy but I am happy to say I have a record of when SP SD9s were in South San Francisco along with SW-1500s as well! Anyway I wanted to say to the folks who have been railfanning since before most of us were born, thanks for sharing the images you have saved over the years! I am really glad to see pics from earlier times.

Warren
09-13-2007, 10:56 PM
Well congrats to Mike B today he is 102! :lol:
Makes me feel better I'm only half as old.

Rich K
09-14-2007, 12:16 AM
Put me down for 57 years of age. Started railfanning at double nickels. I'm starting to panic though, because I figure I only have about 30 more years to photograph trains :wink:

bigbassloyd
09-14-2007, 02:33 AM
since I missed this post the first time around...

I'm 26..

Loyd L.

goremirebob
09-27-2007, 09:46 AM
Er......53, but only for a couple more weeks!

WetRailsWA
09-27-2007, 06:47 PM
Born in 1964, which somehow doesn't seem that long ago :confused:

Nscalemike
09-27-2007, 08:40 PM
It only seems like yesterday I was graduating High School, but that was 33 years ago...

I'm 51

Brooke Baxter
10-02-2007, 11:52 AM
Hi everyone im 8. I am reminding my parents every day that its my birthday on the 7th of October. Brooke

Mgoldman
10-02-2007, 02:17 PM
Hi everyone im 8. I am reminding my parents every day that its my birthday on the 7th of October. Brooke

8. Can anyone here imagine taking photographs like Brooke has at 8 years old?? Had I been shooting like Brooke at 8 (heck, even at 16!), I think I'd be giving George Hamlin a run for his money with daily uploads of GG1's and Amtrak Turbotrains, not too mention a bunch of Chessie Cats!

Keep it up Brooke - and Happy Birthday in advance!

/Mitch (4.555 times older as of October, but not as old as Nscalemike) ; )

Mark Rosnick
10-02-2007, 09:35 PM
Hi everyone im 8. I am reminding my parents every day that its my birthday on the 7th of October. Brooke
I was taking pictures at age 10...but using a 126 instamatic. Can't find many of the old 3 x 3 pix anymore. Got my 1st 35mm at age 14( Argus c3). I'm 46 for 18 more days

Walter S
10-03-2007, 01:12 AM
Well I'm 16.