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Old 10-25-2010, 05:58 PM   #24
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Ok guys really? This is starting to get stupid. The SOO doesn't own anything. Sure maybe they exist on paper but deep down the CP still owns them.
Chase, no duh SOO is the correct reporting mark, do you see CPR markings on them?
CNW twins DO NOT go under CNW, they go under UP, because they are OWNED by the UP.

Its like no one on here knows anything about trains.

Reporting marks: Usually 3-4 letter combos used to designate ownership. For example, the #6024. CP has a number #6024. For railpictures purposes its labeled "Canadian Pacific Railway" "CP #6024" Oh no, CP buys the SOO Line. Do you guys think the SOO units are still around because the CP wants railfans to get pictures? No, its because they don't want to have to go through and renumber a bunch of units. The SD60 will now read "Canadian Pacific Railway" " SOO #6024" Reporting marks do not change with ownership. Only if the CP goes down and spray paints new reporting marks on the engine will they change.
I personally have had a problem with those trying to tell us to turn railroad photography into an "art form." It's fine for them to do so, I welcome it in fact, but what I do have a problem with is that the practitioners of the more "arty" shots, I have found, tend to look down their nose's at others who are shooting more "mundane" shots.
Railroad photography is what you make of it, but one way is not "better" than another, IMHO. Unless you have a pole right thought the nose of the engine! -SG
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