Old 01-28-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Okay, so while perusing that other thread, I watched this video that was posted:

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Now, this made me think back to all the other great men (and boys) who have been far too excited to see, for example, a normal AC4400 with "KCS" painted on the side in big, red letters.
So I propose this: A gallery full of videos of the most socially retarded railfans; the ones who cannot, and should not exist in society. These don't have to be on rail-videos, but the rule is that they need to make people like Chase seem normal by comparison.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMzx8lpHjGQ
I first remember seeing this video (along with many others from the same user) in a thread on these forms a few months ago. If you do a quick search on his channel, you might be able to find more interesting videos!

This is just stupid:
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This one came to mind right away

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i think that guy takes it a bit to seriously.
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If you guys let how other people act affect the way you think others see you, that says more about you than it does those "railfans." Just enjoy your hobby the way you see fit.
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If you guys let how other people act affect the way you think others see you, that says more about you than it does those "railfans." Just enjoy your hobby the way you see fit.
Well said...

I've had "overly enthusiastic and under hygienic" folk come up to me at baseball games, at car shows, at tech shows, at political rallies, at my house of worship, at parades. Yes, railfanning may have acquired a few more of those folks than other hobbies, but I've also had the pleasure to meet a huge amount of very good, very smart, and quite socially capable folks railfanning too.

And as Joe noted, that doesn't matter either. I'm out there because I like trains.
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Well said...

I've had "overly enthusiastic and under hygienic" folk come up to me at baseball games, at car shows, at tech shows, at political rallies, at my house of worship, at parades. Yes, railfanning may have acquired a few more of those folks than other hobbies, but I've also had the pleasure to meet a huge amount of very good, very smart, and quite socially capable folks railfanning too.

And as Joe noted, that doesn't matter either. I'm out there because I like trains.
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The only time I've gotten close to that excited is when I saw a caboose leading an engine. No literary, the train was built

boxcar-boxcar-highnose engine-low nose engine-cabose--> (direction of motion)
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I can see getting excited if something was a one off but for every train, May have ADD or something who knows?
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We, as railfans, are a rare bread. I don't think there is anything normal about us, but some people are to the extreme, as someone else pointed on there are extremes in every hobby.

Now, for the "extreme folks", I was entertained for little bit at their reaction to trains... while I get excited about some things, I don't ever remember screaming from the mountain tops. Perhaps those that have shot with me can give examples, but I don't think so.

The videographer makes an appearance at 1:35 in this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v7FvMbHIuM
...and at 3:45 he has the audacity to make fun of another foamer. Thank goodness there is narration in the videos if you forget what the end looks like.




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Okay, so while perusing that other thread, I watched this video that was posted:




Now, this made me think back to all the other great men (and boys) who have been far too excited to see, for example, a normal AC4400 with "KCS" painted on the side in big, red letters.
So I propose this: A gallery full of videos of the most socially retarded railfans; the ones who cannot, and should not exist in society. These don't have to be on rail-videos, but the rule is that they need to make people like Chase seem normal by comparison.

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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I agree with Christopher - railfans are so far out on the end of the population distribution that most summaries of population demographics don't even include us because they figure where we reside on that curve is just an artifact of fitting a curve to a distribution and not indicative of anything real. I think the idea of one railfan calling another railfan extreme is the old "pot calling the kettle black" sort of thing.
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I don't know if railfans are that odd. I've done news stories on bee collectors and stamp collectors. I think they at least think that people think they're just plain odd. I've seen news tories on people who fill entire rooms with memorbilia from sports teams or political candidates. When you get down to it, what's so odd about us taking pictures of trains? Go to Flickr. There are a lot of people who take a lot of pictures of a lot of things.
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I don't know if railfans are that odd.
Bird spotters are right up there with odd ones to.
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Where is this place, I will never go there. Judging by the platform, looks like the same place the first video was taken.
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I have a few:

This one is scares me... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX1KG...eature=related

Anyone that thinks freight trains go 80mph is a moron (Check out the comments on the video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xznP1Sfx0U

If I find more, I'll post.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdcrgK2aHmo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff_Tv...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7R9l...eature=related

Pretty much any video by this guy^^^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxqjQ...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pzYi...eature=related

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Wow, WTF was that guy thinking?

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Anyone that thinks freight trains go 80mph is a moron
The ATSF mainline from LA to Chicago has ATS installed and is good for passenger 90 and freight 80. Timetable speed is 70 for freights now, I dont know what it was back in 2001. But I can tell you from firsthand experience, they do every bit of their maximum authorized speed across the desert. I would not be surprised at all if some of the stack trains go a little over the MAS at times.
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Where is this place, I will never go there. Judging by the platform, looks like the same place the first video was taken.
The first video with the yelling guy was taken at Fullerton right about here.

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Also the "meet" that he is so excited about is a rather common one and that is what is going on in the above picture.

The other video with the singers (whom I all know) was taken here.

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I have also seen yelling boy and extreme padre fan (who is the guy in the wheel chair) and they carry on like that all the time.


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God, what is wrong with Fullerton? It appears to be full of extremely fat people, guys who yell themselves hoarse at the first sign of a headlight, and tone-deaf singing foamers.
My comment on the fat issue is this: Sure I think I could lose a few, but when I go to the Mid West or the North East, heck I still have a neck and I can tie my shoes and see my feet.

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Plus, we get the whole 'terrorist' thing. (I'd say a little bit more than photographers in general)
Fullerton has none of that.

You can look at the choo choos to your hearts content.

Even if you look like this.

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No doubt us being an odd breed. As others have already noted, Fullerton does seem to be full of some rather colorful ones. I think I'll stay away.

By the way, isn't El Roco from Fullerton? At least his sense of humor is rather funny, despite being so dry.
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Railfaning is Best Done with Friends - James Stewart and Qui-Gon Jinn Hit Fullerton

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After taking a break from a weekend in the Cajon Pass, James Stewart was itching to take advantage of the warm Spring like weather in Southern California by hitting the Fullerton Train Station for a relaxing afternoon of railfaning.

Further, since railfaning is best done with friends, Mr. Stewart sought the accompaniment of an old and trusted fiend, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn.

Here James explains the the layout of the station and the tracks to Qui-Gon while Metrolink Train 657 clears the station in route to Riverside California.

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God, what is wrong with Fullerton? It appears to be full of extremely fat people, guys who yell themselves hoarse at the first sign of a headlight, and tone-deaf singing foamers.
Lots of people have weird hobbies! And to them, other people with weird hobbies are still weird. Plus, we get the whole 'terrorist' thing. (I'd say a little bit more than photographers in general)
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No doubt us being an odd breed. As others have already noted, Fullerton does seem to be full of some rather colorful ones. I think I'll stay away.

By the way, isn't El Roco from Fullerton? At least his sense of humor is rather funny, despite being so dry.

As for local guys, we have some screwed up ones. One guy films videos of himself waving NASCAR flags then submits them to YouTube. He also wears the CSX vest while "foaming" and stands incredibly close to the tracks. He's got autism or something of that nature.

Others lack common sense and trespass way too much. We still don't top Fullerton though.. No trackside caroling!

I don't really have a problem with those kinds of actions, as long as they don't effect me.

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Others lack common sense and trespass way too much. We still don't top Fullerton though.. No trackside caroling!
You aren't getting off that easy. I expect video of you, Lloyd and Walter caroling under the station in Charleston next Christmas...
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You aren't getting off that easy. I expect video of you, Lloyd and Walter caroling under the station in Charleston next Christmas...
Walter and I can pass as normal people when standing at a station. Chase in his sagging shorts, with radio hanging out, and his NS jacket is pegged from the word go...

You pick the song.

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Walter and I can pass as normal people when standing at a station. Chase in his sagging shorts, with radio hanging out, and his NS jacket is pegged from the word go...
I figured as such. Railpictures.net will lose a lot when he discovers girls
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