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Forum: Off Topic Forum Yesterday, 06:21 PM
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Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Went to the Amtrak station in Charleston, SC to...

Went to the Amtrak station in Charleston, SC to drop my oldest brother off for an 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. SCL ran a parade of freights by ahead of the arrival of screaming F40PHs leading...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 07-03-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
"I think whenever you can get sun "rays?"...

"I think whenever you can get sun "rays?" shooting out like that is a special photo. Too dark may come up but hopefully not PAQ which is a real downer."

Those look more like a product from the...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-23-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
If nothing else, you have shots of them for...

If nothing else, you have shots of them for history's sake. Thanks for posting!
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-11-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 107
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Definitely don't hear much about this one. Great...

Definitely don't hear much about this one. Great report!
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-11-2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
FWIW, you may have been one of (if not the last)...

FWIW, you may have been one of (if not the last) person to photograph 9259 in Grant. It was waybilled out of there on 6/5/18 for Chicago Heights, IL for scrapping.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-07-2018, 12:30 PM
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Views: 414
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
That is a prime example of a struggling prairie...

That is a prime example of a struggling prairie shortline. Their traffic over a sprawling network of branch lines serving grain elevators has dwindled over the past several years as smaller...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-07-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Thank you for posting this update. Maybe Vulcan...

Thank you for posting this update. Maybe Vulcan should have proposed it as a "Green, sustainable aggregate recycling facility to reduce the requirements to mine raw materials from the Earth." No...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-31-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Not sharp at all on my monitor. Follow the...

Not sharp at all on my monitor. Follow the advice above.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-31-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Thank you for posting this, Sir! An interesting...

Thank you for posting this, Sir! An interesting dialogue to demonstrate the fallacy of building neighborhoods around dormant industries which may come back. Nice to see someone mention "Vulcan was...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-25-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Here's the link to the story. Hopefully the city...

Here's the link to the story. Hopefully the city officials are not getting the cart ahead of the horse with springing this idea on RJ Corman, but there is hope, as the company does operate a dinner...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-23-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Thank you for the follow up, and this continues...

Thank you for the follow up, and this continues to sound encouraging.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-23-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Ahhh, and now I see the NIMBYism is against the...

Ahhh, and now I see the NIMBYism is against the aggregate plant, not the railroad. But if that rock yard comes back on, that is a game changer for RJ Corman.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-23-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 87,780
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
That is certainly the most encouraging news to...

That is certainly the most encouraging news to come from the line in quite a while! Let's see. Hundreds of trucks coming and going all week, or a train 2-3 times a week? I know what I'd choose. ...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-19-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Bye, bye Bay Coast

The Bay Coast RR on the Delmarva Peninsula is ceasing operations at the end of May 2018. The Delmarva Central RR (Carload Express) will expand its southern terminus from Pocomoke City to Hallwood,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-16-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
The right way to do backlit?

Stunning photo, in my opinion. And got POTW. I think this one is a great example of how backlit photos can, and do work at times. Now, of course, I have no clue how much processing went into this...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-09-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Local news source which better outlines the...

Local news source which better outlines the present situation after the court ruling:

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/05/rail_authority_considering_thr.html
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-08-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
This Progressive Railroading news story certainly...

This Progressive Railroading news story certainly doesn't seem to indicate any avenue for the NSHR to continue operating the SEDA-COG lines, either:
...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
NSHR does not have any other lines outside of the...

NSHR does not have any other lines outside of the SEDA-COG operation at present. I haven't seen any subsequent news stories stating such, but a spokesperson for the NSHR took to social media to...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I hear you, BUFFIE. Shots I thought were awesome...

I hear you, BUFFIE. Shots I thought were awesome just a few years ago I wouldn't even dream of trying to submit now. I think if the screener was sitting right there next to us as we shot some move...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Agree with Bob-- there is a good, dramatic scene...

Agree with Bob-- there is a good, dramatic scene here, but I think it would be better done if a little more "loose." This angle is very tight and just the locomotives are the scene. If there were...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-05-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
You could almost go with the dreaded "Foreground...

You could almost go with the dreaded "Foreground clutter" on this one. The tall Pampas grass shoot is distracting to say the least, and much of the foreground just doesn't add anything to the shot....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-04-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Looks like the light is actually too nosey, not...

Looks like the light is actually too nosey, not too high. It's not bad light; but it's not great, either. That wide deck on the bridge isn't helping, as it throws a long, deep shadow over the plate...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-04-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
SEDA-COG railroads (North Shore) changing operator

The SEDA-COG railroads in Pennsylvania, which are presently operated by the North Shore Railroad and affiliates, will be changing operators to Carload Express soon. The North Shore operations have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-02-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
Oh, indeed-- I do level my images (scanned from...

Oh, indeed-- I do level my images (scanned from slides) when needed. What I am talking about is when I shoot below 35 mm and start getting distortion. So, say I shoot next to a grain elevator on 28...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-01-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By ShortlinesUSA
I'll admit I know next to nothing about the...

I'll admit I know next to nothing about the Photoshop 7.0 software I use (read: level, crop, control, brightness, saturation). I have seen a lot of advice given here that using vertical correction...
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