Old 04-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default F7, not rare?

Last night I had a photo of a F7 rejected for being a front coupled roster shot. In the guidelines it says front coupled shots are not accepted unless the subject matter is rare. Are F7s not rare, or was there something else wrong with the photo? If it is rare should I appeal? Thanks.

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Old 04-02-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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I would say that is rare. I searched the site for Great Northern F7s and only found 22 pictures of them. Furthermore, that unit says Wisconsin Great Northern, which adds to the rarity of it. However, the grass in front of the trucks might present a problem.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:46 PM   #3
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I wouldn't call a museum piece rare.
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Old 04-02-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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I wouldn't call a museum piece rare.
Well, It all depends. Most pieces of equipment at a museum can be considered rare even if there are still a few other pieces of equipment of that type existing.

At the moment, I wouldn't really call a F7 a "rare" locomotive. There's still too many out there on display, in use and un-restored to really be considered rare.

I don't think some people are really doing much real research into the history of this locomotive, there's a difference between the "Great Northern" and the "Wisconsin Great Northern / WGN", the WGN is a tourist railroad created several years ago.

It has/had nothing to do with the Great Northern Railway. They just chose to use the GN paint scheme. In fact the locomotives aren't even GN, they are former CNW locomotives.

And lastly, the photo needs a little more work or to be retaken with a better camera to be accepted.

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Old 04-02-2007, 11:10 PM   #5
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Also, given it is as museum unit, there will presumably be other occasions to get a shot without it being front coupled (or the trucks partially obscured by grass).

Ultimately, while I think RP gives some deference (in terms of reduced image quality) to historical stuff, it is first and foremost an accumulation of excellent pictures.
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Thanks for explaining this. Hopefully I'll get up there this summer. Last time I was up there, there was a street fair and I wasn't able to get near to the museum. And to clear one thing up, I never said anything about it being a Great Northern engine. It's originally CNW 423. CNW 400 is still there in the original paint. Thanks Again!
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