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Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 03-06-2005, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Sparky
Re: BNSF Dispatcher Walkout

For those that may be interested in what the ATDA says about the job action against the BNSF, below is a press release issued by the union:

"March 3, 2005"

"PRESS RELEASE"

"Yesterday...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 02-26-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Sparky
Thread on Trains Site!

People either love or hate this website. I got to tell you, I only came here and entered photos after hearing a years worth of complaints. It was an ego thing...

Did I have what it takes to have...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-31-2005, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sparky
Re: The Canon Digital Rebel

Over the years, I've shot with a Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic, Yashica 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, Pentax 6 x 7, Pentax K-1000, and Nikon N2020, of all the cameras, I'm having the must fun with the 300D.

Here...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-19-2005, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sparky
Jim, Thanks for posting that photo, I...

Jim,

Thanks for posting that photo, I enjoyed viewing it. I also enjoyed your comments about that GP60B and it being the first time you'd seen that model in the flesh. Isn't it exciting! Keep...
Forum: Digital Photo Processing Forum 01-18-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By Sparky
Re: Cannon Digital Rebel

Jeremy,

I have owned the 300D for two months now, and am having lots of fun. As Ken wrote, there is a learning curve on use, and I'm only at the bottom of that curve. Yes, it can be operated in...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-16-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 877
Posted By Sparky
Tried For a Series of UP's MGRRV - But...

I thought it might be interesting to have a 3 photo series of UP's MGRRV. There were a couple of reasons that I wanted to post photos of this train.

First, during last weekends storms on the...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 01-14-2005, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,347
Posted By Sparky
"Stock Shot" storage site.

This web site is a "Stock Shot" archive. Some of the material is historic now, some is news now, but most shots will have to age some...before they make sense.

Railfan photography includes a very...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-19-2004, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By Sparky
Favorite Locomotives?

My favorite diesel locomotives are:

1) EMD SD9

2) EMD SD45 (Not SD45-2)

3) EMD SD40T-2

4) EMD SD45T-2
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-18-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sparky
Rail freight traffic continues to climb

Rail freight traffic continues to climb

(The AAR issued the following news release on December 16.)

WASHINGTON -- Freight traffic on U.S. railroads was up again during the week ended December...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-18-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 986
Posted By Sparky
Holiday train raises money for Wisc. food pantry

Holiday train raises money for Wisc. food pantry

(The following story by Brandon Lorenz appeared on the Waukesha Freeman website on December 16.)

WAUKESHA, Wisc. -- The parking lot was full...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-18-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,415
Posted By Sparky
BNSF West Burlington, Iowa Shop Closing

It was reported on the "Burlington Route" list that BNSF's West Burlington, Iowa Shop will close December 31, 2004. Time to get some photos.

Sparky
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-18-2004, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By Sparky
Union Pacific Santa Cruz Branchline News

Thought this might interest some on this forum:

December 14, 2004

Davenport cement plant likely to get new owner
By JONDI GUMZ
Sentinel staff writer

DAVENPORT Local residents are...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-18-2004, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sparky
Feather River Canyon Woes

It is being reported that a large land slide has closed Union Pacific's Feather River Canyon route in northeastern California. The slide, which is composed of mostly small rock and dirt along with...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-16-2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Sparky
Ok, I blew that, forgot about the difference...

Ok,

I blew that, forgot about the difference between film and digital cameras when it comes to lenses. What would be equivilant to a 35 mm film camera body with a 50mm lens for the digital...
Forum: U.S. Class 1 Railroad Discussion 12-15-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By Sparky
Remaining Locos in Premerger Paint (Union Pacific)

Saw this list on another list, thought some might find it of interest.

Chicago & North Western remaining locomotives: 10
C40-8 #8567
C40-8 #8572
C40-8 #8575
C44-9W #8603
C44-9W #8637 ...
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-15-2004, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Sparky
Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. The...

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. The problem that I'm having is that with the low end lenses that I can afford, which seem to have mostly good user reviews, have bad reviews from the pros....
Forum: Railroad Photography Forum 12-13-2004, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Sparky
Help With a Canon Lens

Was looking for some input on what lens to get for my Digital Rebel - It came with a 28-55mm lens. I'm looking to replace it with something better.

Sparky
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