Old 12-21-2016, 11:25 PM   #1
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Old 12-21-2016, 11:54 PM   #2
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I'd remove the P-42 listing unless I just don't see it and include some more description. I guess if I lived in California I would know exactly what train this is "Passengers wait for rides at San Lu.... after arriving on the "XXXX"

Maybe something about the station.

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Old 12-22-2016, 12:09 AM   #3
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Whether station pix get accepted seems to depend on what side of the bed the screener got up on. Nothing really wrong with your picture, except maybe the vertical lens distortion. On the other hand there is nothing to really make it interesting. You might try fixing the distortion if the original gives you enough room. You might also add some caption info about the history of the station. But since the screener dinged you with a PAQ maybe it is not worth the effort.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:27 AM   #4
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There is really nothing that screams train station.
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There is really nothing that screams train station.
For those of us old farts who live on the Left Coast, it screams SP station. In the 1940's I regularly patronized it as a kid going to see his grandpa in Arroyo Grande via the Coast Daylight, world's most beautiful train. It is a classic example of SP architecture of the Daylight era, and a lot of interesting railroading took place along the platform on the other side. And nice that it survives into the Amtrak era. But all that said, the image does not tell enough of a story.
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The shot would have more punch if it weren't so dark. Check the histogram!
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:20 AM   #7
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I'd remove the P-42 listing unless I just don't see it and include some more description. I guess if I lived in California I would know exactly what train this is "Passengers wait for rides at San Lu.... after arriving on the "XXXX"

Maybe something about the station.

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Any idea how to get past the software's demand that I list a locomotive? It won't let me upload the shot unless I select a locomotive.
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Any idea how to get past the software's demand that I list a locomotive? It won't let me upload the shot unless I select a locomotive.
I'd say just choose other and enter "N/A" or something.
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Old 12-22-2016, 04:29 AM   #9
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They didn't like this one either. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...29&key=6657505 I did look through a number of previously accepted station photos prior to doing this and can't see much difference between this and other shots of smaller stations. Oh well, I'll just post more shots from Maryhill, WA over and over. They like those.....
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:51 AM   #10
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Freeman Hubbard would have published that one!
But seriously, non-Californians would probably think this is a restaurant.
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Cool broken-arrow benches!
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Cool broken-arrow benches!
Got to admit, I hadn't noticed the benches......
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