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Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-15-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By SCFrankie
Yep, they rarely update it. There was a page up...

Yep, they rarely update it. There was a page up on the M&SF, which was sold a year and a half ago.. It was only recently removed.

Found something interesting today though, RailAmerica included all...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 06-04-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By SCFrankie
Anyone have updates on this purchase? I have...

Anyone have updates on this purchase?

I have been checking the STB for final approval notices, but nothing yet. These railroads were briefly added to the subsidiary list on the RailAmerica...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 05-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,108
Posted By SCFrankie
The Wiregrass Central had 3 GP40-2Ls, maybe they...

The Wiregrass Central had 3 GP40-2Ls, maybe they will go to the L&C?
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-27-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By SCFrankie
Interesting, but not entirely surprising. When...

Interesting, but not entirely surprising. When G&O purchases a new shortline, they usually sell at least one around the same time. Maybe that is just a coincidence, though.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-12-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By SCFrankie
Yep, I remember being told that story about the...

Yep, I remember being told that story about the A&G/G&F operation.

But then again, those three Alabama railroads were at the bottom of the G&O food chain so to speak. The Wiregrass Central has...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-12-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By SCFrankie
Could this have something to do with the decision...

Could this have something to do with the decision to sell?

http://www.utu.org/worksite/print_news.cfm?ArticleID=53844
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-12-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,108
Posted By SCFrankie
This could be a shortlived ownership change,...

This could be a shortlived ownership change, according to the recent news on G&O's sale of 3 shortlines: "In its filings with the STB, RailAmerica said G&O owner Pete Claussen
“has decided to sell...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 04-12-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By SCFrankie
That is rather strange.. I wonder who his other...

That is rather strange.. I wonder who his other railroads will end up under if he really is getting out of the business? My guess is RailAmerica and G&W will be in a race to get them.
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 11-06-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,289
Posted By SCFrankie
I have not visited the Pickens or the Greenville...

I have not visited the Pickens or the Greenville & Western for over a year now, but when I did pay them a visit, I would simply drive down out of Belton around noon and usually the Pickens local from...
Forum: U.S. Regional and Short Line Railroad Discussion 09-03-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,108
Posted By SCFrankie
Joe, it is never fun to see one of your favorite...

Joe, it is never fun to see one of your favorite shortlines go.. Several of my favorites were assimilated by the orange and black Borg, G&W. Fortunately G&O is usually pretty good about keeping their...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By SCFrankie
Maybe we should trade houses, mine is for sale.....

Maybe we should trade houses, mine is for sale.. Won't need it after I ship out to BCT, the rest of the family is moving back to AL. I am 5 miles from the midpoint of the CPDR.



The night...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By SCFrankie
Joe, I have the same problem with my photos...

Joe,

I have the same problem with my photos of the CPDR, they just happen to run at the worst possible time of day when the sun is in a horrible spot. All northbound shots are going to be against...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-19-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By SCFrankie
South Carolina isn't all that bad for photos.....

South Carolina isn't all that bad for photos.. Granted, scenery is a bit lacking, but maybe that's because we are so used to seeing it? I think SC makes up for it with shortlines, I am centrally...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,108
Posted By SCFrankie
I disagree. Some people are gold mines of...

I disagree. Some people are gold mines of information, but not great photographers. I have seen quite a few photos where a poster comments adding a great deal of information to the photo and/or...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-17-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By SCFrankie
Your best bet is to go out on clear days, or at...

Your best bet is to go out on clear days, or at least days where some blue sky is showing. I would not avoid overcast skies completely, sometimes if there is a rare movement we just can't help but...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 05-03-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,042
Posted By SCFrankie
Thumbs up Luck of the Draw

The 'informed' side of me checks the [usually wrong] Weather channel first and foremost.. If I get an all clear then I will consider an outing. I usually railfan only on Mondays, since shortlines are...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-05-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By SCFrankie
I have the V300 model, very sharp scans, perfect...

I have the V300 model, very sharp scans, perfect quality, and the best part was it only cost me $99. Not the highest resolution out there, but more than enough for what I use it for.
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-19-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,122
Posted By SCFrankie
I like the looks of that Canon setup.. same price...

I like the looks of that Canon setup.. same price but more for it. The best part is I have a way of getting free shipping and 15%, which helps quite a bit.

I thank everyone for their suggestions,...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,122
Posted By SCFrankie
New Camera Suggestions?

Hello folks,

I come by once again to bug you guys, this time about a new camera :grin:

So far I have watched four shortlines slip into bankruptcy or abandonment and I only have cruddy point...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-08-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,838
Posted By SCFrankie
I think I'm stuck in between.. I do find...

I think I'm stuck in between..

I do find locomotives interesting, but can't identify them other than obvious stuff like GP9's, a GP38 or those ever famous GP10's.. I can tell older EMD's from...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,654
Posted By SCFrankie
^That photo looks pretty good to me. I was asking...

^That photo looks pretty good to me. I was asking because I shoot a specific way, mainly with a semi head-on shot with the train curved usually to the Left or Right (I attached an example, photo not...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 11-07-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,654
Posted By SCFrankie
What is a "Wedgie"?

I've heard this tons of times here on the forum and elsewhere but never knew exactly what it was, is it just a term for a boring angle?
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 10-23-2008, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By SCFrankie
I like the original shot, but there are a couple...

I like the original shot, but there are a couple of things that really stick out to me (but I'm not professional! Nor do I claim to be..).

First of all, when I look at the picture, nothing really...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-17-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By SCFrankie
Woah! That looks really good! I like the way the...

Woah! That looks really good! I like the way the locomotive contrasts from the background, as opposed to the rather bland overcast sky look on the original.
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 10-15-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By SCFrankie
Cropping Help?

Looks like I got nailed for cropping issues here:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=589977&key=0

Does it need to be less "in your face", or just more closely trimmed to the...
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