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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-26-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
The Pickens is the last place for active U18Bs,...

The Pickens is the last place for active U18Bs, Joe. The Southern Railroad of New Jersey had one former Providence & Worcester U18B on their roster, but it was scrapped a few years ago.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
First two? Kind of "meh" for me. But the 3rd...

First two? Kind of "meh" for me. But the 3rd really caught my eye. Surprised that didn't make it in. I'll pile on and just say you are getting much better. Good to see you upping your game and...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-07-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,171
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Indeed, Loyd. When I heard Unimin had been...

Indeed, Loyd. When I heard Unimin had been bought out, the first thing to cross my mind was "Well, there goes the railroad."
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-07-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,947
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Good update, Joe. All of those ex-CSX units are...

Good update, Joe. All of those ex-CSX units are SD60Ms.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 08-07-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,313
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Cool shot of a couple of unique units! These...

Cool shot of a couple of unique units!

These industrial switching contracts are cut throat, Joe. RJC has gone after them aggressively over the past couple of years.

A big turnover is coming...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 07-26-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,171
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Farewell to the Winchester & Western

This long-time fan favorite in Virginia is the latest to fall under a holding company. I'm sure it won't take long for the older GP9/10s to disappear, and likely replaced with leasers and/or other...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 06-30-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,862
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Ditto. The only way I would have joined the 4014...

Ditto. The only way I would have joined the 4014 hoopla would have been sitting about a mile away listening to it with an ice cold gin martini in my hand...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 02-20-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,395
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I don't know what the current model is, but was...

I don't know what the current model is, but was able to find that this unit is formerly Chaparral Steel 240. That appears to be one of many variants of a "low emissions diesel" models prevalent in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-16-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,447
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I see what others are saying, but I tend to side...

I see what others are saying, but I tend to side with Dennis on this one. Someone somewhere sold that photo to the antique store, and knew they were parting with it (whether the original...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-10-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
^^^^^ Still trying to pick myself up off the...

^^^^^

Still trying to pick myself up off the floor laughing! Good luck with that.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 01-31-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,322
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Don Ross maintains an excellent roster site. ...

Don Ross maintains an excellent roster site. Here's the link to his Texas & Northern page:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1068.htm

Spoiler alert-- looks like your 996 went to J.D. Heiskel...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-28-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Confirmed the GP39/slug sets are still at Curtis...

Confirmed the GP39/slug sets are still at Curtis Bay. I've been down there before with an escort, and let's just say it's not something you photograph from the street. That explains the lack of...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-27-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,821
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
As good of a place to any to ask. Let me check...

As good of a place to any to ask. Let me check with a source. I saw these things when they were delivered, but then moved away from the DC metro area not long after.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 12-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 136,011
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
The updates are greatly appreciated! Yes, many...

The updates are greatly appreciated! Yes, many spots along the line (particularly between Fair Bluff and Nichols) run through swampy areas with ROW maintenance challenges. The best rails, ties, and...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-18-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,592
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
What Doug said...

What Doug said...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-26-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,563
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Neither of these shots are your best. Regardless...

Neither of these shots are your best. Regardless of the content, there are distracting foreground obstructions in both and looking at the surrounding area, much better composition was possible. If...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,082
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Interesting. I never even heard of Explore until...

Interesting. I never even heard of Explore until just now. That certainly sounds like something for which they would charge (you know, anything desirable).

From the moment I saw this...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,082
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Now I finally get my payoff for being too lazy to...

Now I finally get my payoff for being too lazy to scan and post images. I have nothing to worry about here or on Flickr...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-12-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,262
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Seconded. That is all I see wrong in an...

Seconded. That is all I see wrong in an otherwise interesting effort.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-06-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,987
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
That message says "Not getting on" to me. It's...

That message says "Not getting on" to me. It's the first time I've seen it, as well. I don't know if that means the door is closed regardless of any change that is made (such as the wires being...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-13-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,810
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Ditto...Nikon Coolscan V-ED running with VueScan...

Ditto...Nikon Coolscan V-ED running with VueScan software here. I had to make the change because Nikon software wasn't supported by newer operating systems.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-06-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 136,011
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
OK, this is good to hear, and thank you for the...

OK, this is good to hear, and thank you for the update. I am glad you are doing OK. Sounds like it will be a long road to recovery once the waters recede for many folks in that region.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 10-02-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 136,011
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Looks like the flooding has been bad, but I guess...

Looks like the flooding has been bad, but I guess subsiding at this point? I did go to Charleston to visit with my family, and read the paper there every day, and flooding seemed to be completely...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Yes, Loyd...I have loved that one as long as...

Yes, Loyd...I have loved that one as long as you've been using it. So true!
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-01-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Been there, done that. Because I still shoot...

Been there, done that. Because I still shoot slides, I popped this one with my phone to show to a few friends via text. I decided it was decent enough to put on Flickr, and might even have been...
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