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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 05-01-2006, 04:51 AM
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The Post article hits many of the issues - one...

The Post article hits many of the issues - one being Katrina being a funding mechanism (excuse) for a MS development plan contemplated before Katrina. What frustrates the bleepers out of people...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-24-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,724
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Docu-drama

Parts of this story likely are true. A pair of A-10's often fly low over the city, and other details would indicate the story is at least based on being in the NOUPT. How much else is true is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,235
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Hey guys -obviously what I wrote was misread by...

Hey guys -obviously what I wrote was misread by some of you and anything else written is going to to nit-picked. That some of the more outlandish responses are posted means to me they are "allowed"...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,235
Posted By Point Images
No-should have put "idiot" in quotes. Removing...

No-should have put "idiot" in quotes. Removing the sarcastic tone - I think the site offers a very good feedback system and blasting the editor and/or screeners because they have a different view is...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-11-2006, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,235
Posted By Point Images
I suppose if someone gets really worked-up over...

I suppose if someone gets really worked-up over rejections and the whims of screeners, then the message inherently tends to be - here's something worth getting worked-up over. Anyone who has sent a...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-10-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Point Images
Here and there

I used to live 2 blocks from the Point of Rocks station in Maryland which got me interested in train photography - thus the logo of sorts. Right now I live in Mandeville and work in New Orleans,...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
Posted By Point Images
Trailers

NS certainly gets the trailers out of the yard fast - there was no sign of trailers from yesterday's FEMA train -http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=133229

- when I went by the yard...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 02-08-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,841
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NS "FEMA" trains

For anyone familiar with with New Orleans railroads, the NS Oliver Yard is very close to ground zero and the total devestation in the "9th Ward." That NS got this yard back into operation along with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-08-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Point Images
Cab invite and cab photos

Ken has made a critical point. If you are lucky and get invited into a cab, the crew is essentially doing you a big favor. I have been surprised how many times that has happened to me. Some polite...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-25-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,743
Posted By Point Images
Top pictures

The top shots that are a result of interesting photography and not the wreck of the week or some unique equipment, often seem to push the rules yet remain good to the eye. I expect a number of the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-24-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,054
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Location, Location, Location

Seems these days, it would not be unexpected to have some form of official ask about what you are doing, public property or not, if you have a camera aimed at anything of security concern. I was...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 01-01-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
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More on NS and Slidell

Both NS and CN accomplished amazing track repairs post-Katrina. CN tracks along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain but west of of New Orleans were swept away about the same as NS tracks east of...
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