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M.L.Gabert 09-23-2006 05:12 PM

Railfanning and gas prices
 
Hello all, just wondering how gas prices :shock: have affected your railfanning adventures this summer?

tomt 09-23-2006 09:34 PM

between heat, (temp), transportation costs, and sheer laziness,

i haven't gone/been anywhere this summer

SD70MACMAN 09-23-2006 11:38 PM

I like the "sheer laziness" comment. Gas prices havent changed my railfanning adventrues. I just find more people to come in my car to subsidize the cost of gas.

Slopes09 09-24-2006 04:12 AM

Well, I will say that I did try and combine my railfanning trips along with other activities, so that I didn't just use the gas for railfanning. For example, I started stopping in Lockport before work in the mornings(thus why most of my images from this summer are from Lockport), since it was right on the way.

becker 09-24-2006 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by M.L.Gabert
Hello all, just wondering how gas prices :shock: have affected your railfanning adventures this summer?

Well they probably would have affected me more if other problems hadn't. At least now when I do have more time for railfanning, prices have dropped almost a whole $.

--Louis Becker

NSFan14 09-25-2006 04:00 AM

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Originally Posted by M.L.Gabert
Hello all, just wondering how gas prices :shock: have affected your railfanning adventures this summer?

Me and my old man went railfanning saturday and we got gas for $1.97 i couldnt belive it but price have dropped to lows that havent been seen in like 2 years

Wade H. Massie 09-27-2006 08:35 AM

Once gas hit $3, I cut way back on my outings. Now that the prices are lower, I've got a couple of small trips that I'd like to do but finding some free time is not easy.

tomt 04-30-2009 08:12 PM

what the heck, i'm a gonna try to go somewhere/anywhere this year ...

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Originally Posted by Wade H. Massie (Post 29142)


really like this one -

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4...a37c5007eb.jpg

Christopher Muller 05-01-2009 03:58 AM

I really need to get out and do some shooting, because it is just a matter of time before $4/gal gas returns.

asis80 05-01-2009 04:26 AM

I'm just amazed how a 2 in a half year thread got revived, haha. But, I guess it is getting to that time where the heat draws out everyone out of their houses.....or, if gas goes up (for now, just staying level at a decent price of 2.09 for these tough times) they'll stay at home. I have an economy car and gas doesn't bother me at all to tell you the truth. Now, if it goes up to 4 a gallon again, that view might change.

Ben

BarrySr 05-01-2009 08:13 AM

Back in my previous life, me and my buds paid no attention whatsover to gas prices. We went where and when we wanted and if gas was $.99, fine; if it was &1.99, fine. That was not EVEN a consideration. Our main consideration was going "where the sun was and the clouds wasn't", and how much film to bring/buy, and the location of the nearest Target in case we ran out. Hell, I remember more than once us getting together and fretting about not having enough dough to bribe hostlers to break up consists for us! :twisted: Wow, those were the days.

When gas prices started going really haywire in my current family life, it had a slight affect on basic travel considerations for family outings, but still as far as fanning goes, I can't say that they have much if any consideration.


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