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Pat Lorenz 12-29-2005 11:20 PM

If you have nothing to do...
 
I want to see some of the worst track on railpictures.net. If you have nothing else to do, you can comb the data base and find bad track. I was inspired to post this topic by this photo i saw today. I just cant belive an engine would even stay on the rails.

[photoid=129139]

4kV 12-29-2005 11:24 PM

Keep in mind a lot of these distortions in the track are exaggerated by a telephoto lens. The units usually don't have much trouble negotiating track like this. It is still a neat thread, not trying to take away from that by any means. I think they are really neat shots, and have always wanted to get one like this:

[photoid=44338]

It seems like there is a picture of this same line with a train on it in similar fashion, but I'd have to look for it.

BNSF_SD40-2B 12-30-2005 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4kV
Keep in mind a lot of these distortions in the track are exaggerated by a telephoto lens. The units usually don't have much trouble negotiating track like this. It is still a neat thread, not trying to take away from that by any means. I think they are really neat shots, and have always wanted to get one like this:

[photoid=44338]

It seems like there is a picture of this same line with a train on it in similar fashion, but I'd have to look for it.

It says that trains still run on that track if you look at the comments. I don't see how that could be.

Ween 12-30-2005 04:47 AM

Yeah, the telephoto lens really does exaggerate things; it's a neat effect on things like rails or 'roller coaster' track.

[photoid=114036]

That's Moorhead JCT. The telephoto makes the rails on the right look horrible, but I don't recall anything like that when I was there...

JBCagle7073 12-30-2005 05:43 AM

Very interesting and amusing! I guess there are a lot of us that are bored.

busyEMT 12-30-2005 10:47 PM

[photoid=124073]This is the more recent to this [photoid=39101]

There seems to a lot of bad or "old" tracks here.

[photoid=41083]
[photoid=46655]
[photoid=46657]
[photoid=59094]
[photoid=72984]

This final shot is often used tracks in Northtown.
[photoid=112412]

4kV 12-30-2005 10:58 PM

I've always liked ths one, too. This is mainline trackage, although it has since been fixed up. The speed restrictions were many and were slow.

http://n691lf.rrpicturearchives.net/...aspx?id=122137


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