Old 12-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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Default You know you're having a bad day when...

...you get "beat" by two derailments, a hot box, a flange oiler, a steam shot w/o the steam locomotive, tracks w/o a train, a guy riding a box car and a ratty old NS GP40.

Not that I'm complaining....

(at least they weren't tele-wedgies)
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 AM   #2
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the "guy" is a gal ...
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I would call it a bad day when a photo like this doesn't get a SC:

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I gave it a PCA vote, Jim. I agree, it's a stellar shot.
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Thanks for pointing that one out, Jim, I might have missed it otherwise. PCA.
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Looks like a beer ad.

Nice picture.
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Thanks for pointing that one out, Jim, I might have missed it otherwise. PCA.
Likewise, It only has 286 views as of this morning, AB(2) comment on it sums it up....
"the next POTW or there is definitely something wrong here"
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Likewise, It only has 286 views as of this morning, AB(2) comment on it sums it up....
"the next POTW or there is definitely something wrong here"
Unfortunately, many visitors to the site are interested in specific motive power rather than excellent railway photography which means that sometimes shots like this don't attract many views.

PCA from here - I suggest that all readers of the forum do likewise. Lets see if we can get it the award it deserves.
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There's just so much to look at and appreciate in that image. And to my eyes, it's compositional perfection.
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Yes! Wow!
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I suspect that looking at a million photos over 10 years probably has something to do with why stuff like this gets overlooked. I think it is possible for a person to get "wowed out".
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It seems that any photo taken outside the US gets less views.
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