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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-14-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 172,327
Posted By Joe the Photog
It seems wrong t give an update now, so soon...

It seems wrong t give an update now, so soon after Mr Hamilton has passed.

But it has been reported on multiple Facebook groups -- so that means it's true, SMH -- that Corman is sending a six axle...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 172,327
Posted By Joe the Photog
Word if his passing is very sad news to his...

Word if his passing is very sad news to his family and friends and he railfan community. Thanks for letting us know. I had somehow missed it on Facebook.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-01-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Joe the Photog
The original looks level to me and the suggested...

The original looks level to me and the suggested crap is likely to get me banned from the forums if I posted my true feelings on it. The crop takes out everything that is interesting to me except for...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 08-03-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,261
Posted By Joe the Photog
Lots of uninteresting sky above the clouds. Also...

Lots of uninteresting sky above the clouds. Also needed cropping on the right side up to closer to the white sign. Better framing needed, really, out in the field
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-23-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
About the only thing I can think it would do is...

About the only thing I can think it would do is to get off the track a little earlier. Trains have to crawl past the office which brings traffic to a stop once it hits Main and then Market Street....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-23-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,795
Posted By Joe the Photog
I can't get past the part that B40-8s aren't...

I can't get past the part that B40-8s aren't common power when you can go back to that railroad and apparently shoot the same loco in better weather
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-18-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 46,347
Posted By Joe the Photog
Doug, You're fine. Just keep unloading L&C...

Doug,

You're fine. Just keep unloading L&C and other shots from the southeast!
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-18-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
So that 8 million dollar grant is being put to...

So that 8 million dollar grant is being put to work. I never considered this when I heard about the grant, but they are upgrading th former Southern line to take six axle power. No new power that I...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-25-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 46,347
Posted By Joe the Photog
I would say most railfans have seen that triple...

I would say most railfans have seen that triple decker shot at Richmond before, FWIW.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-13-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 46,347
Posted By Joe the Photog
So it seems like some of you folks wish there was...

So it seems like some of you folks wish there was a bottom shot of the day along with th top shot. I never understood the problem you folks have with linking shots to Facebook. I always thought the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-20-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
I hope you and your mom are OK, Mike. With some...

I hope you and your mom are OK, Mike. With some restrictions being lifted in South Carolina, you should be able to get out and get some photos hike you're in state. You should definitely hit up the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-06-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
Latest motive power news is they got an SD40-2...

Latest motive power news is they got an SD40-2 from the Yadkin Valley, #7092, which is believed to be former BN, same number, sans dynamic brakes. It is painted black and still has the YVRR lettering...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 04-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,493
Posted By Joe the Photog
It needs to be rotated .5% CW. FWIW, I like the...

It needs to be rotated .5% CW. FWIW, I like the crop. It might be on of those cases where you have to ask if it is worth trying to fit in the box RP wants it to fit into
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-21-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 59,919
Posted By Joe the Photog
Same here, actually. Maybe it's jealousy from...

Same here, actually. Maybe it's jealousy from folks who don't have drones. I don't have one, but some of the photography I see taken with one are really good. Drones are just another tool to get...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
Longtime L&C Railway president Steve Gedney...

Longtime L&C Railway president Steve Gedney passed away this past Friday at age 76 from complication due to cancer. Mr. Gedney is creditted with making the L&C what it is today in many ways. Consider...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,730
Posted By Joe the Photog
It's a going away shot with a lot of dead space...

It's a going away shot with a lot of dead space at the bottom of the frame. The buildings are cut off behind the train because it is cropped a little too tight. I would give up on getting this one...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-27-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,076
Posted By Joe the Photog
Thank you, Ted. Those links were very helpful.

Thank you, Ted. Those links were very helpful.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-25-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,076
Posted By Joe the Photog
Who still rosters U18Bs?

My question really should be if the Pickens is the last railroad with active U18Bs on the roster? I know there was someone that still had a few somewhat recently, but maybe my Google skills are going...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,320
Posted By Joe the Photog
Butt, is it a good shot?

Aside from the foreground obstruction and that it is leaning by at least 1% CCW, come on, guys! SMH Are the new sceeeners all teenaged boys?

https://railpictures.net/photo/711035/
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-26-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,875
Posted By Joe the Photog
That's a popular spot to shoot trains and upload...

That's a popular spot to shoot trains and upload to RP. They probably expect perfect lighting on this spot and I can't say I fault them. The skykine being in shadows takes the shot down a notch or two
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 09-20-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,282
Posted By Joe the Photog
I can always tell a photog has no leg to stand on...

I can always tell a photog has no leg to stand on when they compare their own rejected shot to one already in the database. Your shots just weren't good enough, bro.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-02-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,466
Posted By Joe the Photog
I do not believe the Corman Catawba operation has...

I do not believe the Corman Catawba operation has made it to RP yet, but Travis Mackey shared this shot on flickr --

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32824318677_82a2ab89ed_z.jpg...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-02-2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 11,466
Posted By Joe the Photog
Corman Gets A New Property in South Carolina

It's been six or eight months, but RJ Corman took over the switching ops at the old Bowater plant in Catawba, South Caroluna that had until then been handled by the two Class 1 carriers in the area,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-31-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,235
Posted By Joe the Photog
I'm not a fan. I'd expect more "pop" out of the...

I'm not a fan. I'd expect more "pop" out of the shot after editing. If you told me it was straight out of the camera, I might say play around with editing it and see where it leads. Save it for ten...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-31-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,788
Posted By Joe the Photog
Might as well update on this post... the L&C got...

Might as well update on this post... the L&C got an 8 million dollar grant to upgrade their traffic from Chester down to Kershaw for heavier cars including the original bridge on their own line and...
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