Old 10-11-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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OK, lots 'o talk about wedges here of late, so let's see what your most popular wedge is here at RP.net.

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Must be a 3/4 wedge, a head-on tele-mash does not count, and will quickly be discounted from the thread.


Here's mine. It's not exactly my favorite and definitely not my best.

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Guess the lashup made it interesting, and that's about it.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:35 PM   #2
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I'll give ya my top three most popular 'wedgies'!

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Do the steamers make these okay?

And, my thrid most popular wedgie...and the shot I feel most sentimental about*.

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Why so sentimental? Well, as my dad and I were on our way to railfan Livingston Montana, we saw this train headeding west by the interestate. There was no way we could turn around and chase the train, so we had to let it go, which bummed both us out, cuz we wanted to shoot some F45s. Well, we were in Livinston, for about 1/2 an hour when all of a sudden, a train backs into town, and the power parks righ infron of the NP Depot..what was the power? The two F45s we thought we missed!!!
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:53 PM   #3
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Here's mine.

Not what I see as my best, and not really one of my favorites, but it's still cool just the same.

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Old 10-11-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:07 PM   #5
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^^^I thought Atomic Wedgies were not allowed!
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:29 PM   #6
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Touche Warren, touche...

My most popluar wedgie shot, oddly, is of wedge loco. This is from when the wedge logo was first released in 2005 on the first 3 units to hit the BNSF system (I cant believe its been a year already...)

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Old 10-11-2006, 11:38 PM   #7
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I think Warren wins this one with a slam dunk!
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:47 AM   #8
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ok here's some of mine recent ones. Personally I think wedgies can be some of the more exciting shots, but it depends on everything around it, the train itself doesn't make the picture.

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Old 10-12-2006, 03:06 AM   #9
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#1
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POTW made this one my most viewed.

#2
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isn't even a train, but technically it is a wedgie!

my whole first page sorted by most popular has only two or three moving trains.

#13 is one of my favorites
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:13 AM   #10
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Hmmmm...browsing through my RP shots, I realized that I have very few actual wedgies. I have a lot more with emphasis on the nose, kind of a 30-20 degree angle. Here's what I got:
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First night shot, an ok result. Wasn't horribly creative, since there wasn't much to work with there.
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My first experience with steam in many a year. I was trying not to shoot too many wedges, but I was kind of in awe of steam engines the whole time.
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A wedge, but one I really like because of all the converging lines in the shot.
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:34 AM   #11
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Guys.

You're making a mockery of this "Wedgie" thing! All I am seeing are really good 3/4 shots! "Wedgies" are boring grade crossing style 3/4 shots with nothing going for them other than the train!

Loved the box car wedge and the wreck wedge! I'm not sure Aaron's going away Photo of the Week counts as a wedgie, but it's a great shot. Must be, since RP says
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Here's my most popular 3/4 wedge on RP. Actually it's a double wedge, if you count the truck! And it's from a grade crossing too!

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Actually, wedge shots work pretty well for steam, since you have the drama of the cloud of smoke, but even so, I wouldn't shoot everything this way.

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Old 10-12-2006, 06:34 AM   #12
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This is my "top photo"

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Not much to write home about but at least I had time to walk around and set the shot up to include the station nameboard and the flower - decked house on the right.

Unlike

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Where it was a case of a mad dash over the station footbridge when I saw the loco approaching. There was only just enough time to turn the camera on let alone think about composition, so I was pleased that it turned out OK.
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:01 AM   #13
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I am so embarrassed by my most popular wedgie. Originally submitted as a record shot it attracted a lot of attention for some reason from the tractor fans.
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OK now that you have stopped laughing can we move on.

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #14
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A wedge, but one I really like because of all the converging lines in the shot.
Mike, I love that shot. Something about a lone F40...

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:34 PM   #15
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i've only gotten four photos accepted on rp.net, so far. three out of four are wedgies. D-OH!

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This is my third most popular photo on RP. It must have been uploaded on a slow day for the database, as it was the most viewed photo that day which then pushed it's views up the next day. I have much better L&C shots on here --

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Another popular wedgie for me. In the caption, I pointed folks to take a look at the tracks under the train --

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Steam wedgie

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Maybe my favorite wedgie --

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And a close second --

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OK, lots 'o talk about wedges here of late, so let's see what your most popular wedge is here at RP.net.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:54 PM   #18
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I was actually thinking of uploading a couple Shinkansen sets myself.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:11 PM   #19
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Here is my most popular wedgie on rp.net.

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Here is in Egypt specially in the summer its very hot so wedgie is the solution.Most of the trains that passes my city daily are passenger trains with speeds of about 60-70km.So staying in the hot day waiting for atrain that will pass you one time and then you will see it again tomorrow in same time make it not easy to chase it or thinking in many places to go artistic in asmall limited city.
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Louis,

If everyone's wedge shots were as good as yours, there would be no more "Wedgie" bashing! You've got snow, you've got grain elevators, you've got a station sign, you've got nice clouds, you've got interesting foreground (tracks in the snow and shadows) and it's well composed! It's a good picture!

Actually 3/4 view angle photos of trains work really well, it's just that so many of them that are uploaded only have the train, blue sky and ballast, nothing more. Nice to see a lot of refreshingly different takes on the 3/4 shot that have been posted with this discussion.

Loved Christine's "critter" and loved the bullet trains! Ditto for the F-40 in the station.

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Here is my most popular:

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Here is my favorite:

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Don't know what it is, but it's my most popular wedgie.
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Don't know what it is, but it's my most popular wedgie.
That's an RCO Drone. General idea is you MU it to a locomotive and the locomotive(s) can be then operated as an RCO (Remote Control Operator)

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Not a terrific shot, but notable because of the odd scheme. Was among the more popular shots the week it was pub'd.
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I guess that these would qualify as wedgies - I did just jump out of my truck and take the photo for each of them. On the Rock Island one, I was just driving around the yard taking photos trying to document the aftermath of the shutdown (too bad I didn't take any photos the six months before when trains were running - BTW, I was an employee of the Rock at the time and not trespassing).

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