Old 05-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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No, this shot is not going to win any awards, but for folks who like roster shots like me, it is executed correctly (and frankly took a long, long, long wait to get on a locomotive that has been under a tarp for the last five years and is likely to go back into hiding again now that the event is over).

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Is the problem the water jug full of dollars?
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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It looks like a toy, Charles. How about expanding the caption to make clear that it was an operating engine at one time. Maybe do a Kevin M-style narrative.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
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I explained that in the appeal and it was still rejected.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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Real choo-choos are black (or, for those of us who like the Pennsy, Dark Green Locomotive Enamel).
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Why don't you photoshop in a track.

Somehow I knew you were going to submit this.

Just like the tram at the Getty.
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Why don't you photoshop in a track.

Somehow I knew you were going to submit this.

Just like the tram at the Getty.
Cover up, jiggly boy.

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Old 05-09-2012, 02:42 AM   #7
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Janusz is a very smart man...

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Glad to see this get in.

Too often, I think folks see a small steam engine, or some narrow gauge equipment, and their first impression is that they are looking at toys, or an amusement park ride. I think it is just a matter of education. Up in Maine, there was once a significant network of 2-foot gauge railroads. Up there, a 30-tonner was considered a BIG engine.
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Too often, I think folks see a small steam engine, or some narrow gauge equipment, and their first impression is that they are looking at toys, or an amusement park ride. I think it is just a matter of education. Up in Maine, there was once a significant network of 2-foot gauge railroads. Up there, a 30-tonner was considered a BIG engine.
Gosh, Kev, um, err, no, don'ts be needing any more edookayshun, that there thing a ma bob is a TOY, anyone out my way wud a gree.

Look at the brite color! One of those plasticky things from waaay over somewhere else.
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I am sorry, the fact that the thing is sitting in a parking lot and it is not even on a real track somehow lessens the impact - for me.

Disclaimer - I am merely giving Charles a well deserved hard time because he came out to "my parking lot" and didn't even let me know he was going to be out there - shame on you Charles.

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And a reflection!
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It is a parking lot Joe, they will figure that one out for sure.
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It is a parking lot Joe, they will figure that one out for sure.
Snow, maybe?
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Cute looking loco.

The photo should be let in on its merits, not just because of an extended write up. If its good enough now, it was good enough when first uploaded, rejected, appealed and rejected again.

'Great photos of trains' not 'photos of great trains'
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'Great photos of trains' not 'photos of great trains'
Unfortunately that doesn't apply to a lot of new locomotives.
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Look at the brite color! One of those plasticky things from waaay over somewhere else.

Exactly. It is funny how bright colors don't ruffle any feathers when they appear on the latest diseasel-electric, but someone paints a steam engine a bright color and everyone (in America) has a stroke.

I wonder if this little beauty has ever been whacked for PEQ?

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It is funny how bright colors don't ruffle any feathers when they appear on the latest diseasel-electric, but someone paints a steam engine a bright color and everyone (in America) has a stroke.
Please refer to my comment earlier in the post . . .

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At least Charles' photo had good light and no weeds obstructing the wheels.
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The weed was in a Baggie in my pocket.
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Ouch............!!
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