Old 08-15-2009, 03:27 AM   #1
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I have so freaking much work to do this weekend I don't even know where to start... so instead of starting, I am procrastinating for a moment and starting a new thread...

What is the closest image in the data base to your front door?

I'm going to begin by sharing two... my present home and my childhood home.

Adult home

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Although, this rejected shot is actually much closer

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Old 08-15-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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Closest to where I currently live (a little less than a mile from home, in fact as the remarks state I walked from my house to get this shot):
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And closest to my former home, which unfortunately hasn't seen regular train traffic in about 25 years:
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:07 AM   #3
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If I looked up I could see my house on the hillside about 1/2 mile from this spot in Burns Lake.

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Since moving to Golden, I can't see the tracks anymore but I can sure hear the train traffic. This is also less that a mile from my front door.

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:14 AM   #4
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Not on RPnet but here is my home
2 shot with better light. need to find one and get it on here
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:32 AM   #5
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For me it's a tie for two at the same location (although the second one is far and away my favorite since it has the shadow of my son sitting on my shoulders waving at the crew):

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:34 AM   #6
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From the front porch of my childhood home
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:40 AM   #7
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Current home, maybe 15 miles, just guessing:

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Childhood home, 30+ miles? (I've got closer, need to do some more scanning!):

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:49 AM   #8
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Well, we tend to move a lot, so there's a few answers to that question. This first shot was taken less than half a mile from where we would move six months later.

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In fact, I found the house we'd move to by following the L&C one day and seeing the "For Rent" sign. So now we had the L&C running by where we'd live. My son and I would sit on the front porch and watch it pass and depending on sun angles and direction of travel decide if we were going to give chase.

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This shot was takin 2 blocks away from my home, I only live about 12 car lengths (600 ft) from the right of way on the street I'm on with a clear view of passing trains from my room.

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Old 08-15-2009, 07:11 AM   #10
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3.5 miles from my garage:

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This was taken half a mile from my house,normally a 5-10 minute walk -

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #12
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These 2 from the same bridge about 2-3 miles away

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Maybe a little further

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taken from the rearmost bridge in the background
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:26 AM   #13
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Came down to a separation of a few feet for me. This is technically the closest and roughly one mile from my house. This is second place from nearly the same location:

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Old 08-15-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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Google says this location is 0.2 miles away.

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Old 08-15-2009, 06:49 PM   #15
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None of these are my shots, obviously, and all are pretty much equidistant from here:

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Brookwood Station on the Southern Railway

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Emory on the ex-Seaboard Air Line

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Armour Yard. The little underpass just to the left of 611 is the original Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line main line into Atlanta, later by-passed. It remained an industrial route with active customers until just a few years ago, and is slated to become part of Atlanta's "Belt Line" project. (It also happens to pass 2 blocks from our house.)

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The former Pullman Co. car shops located on the Georgia Railroad, later used by the New Georgia Railroad.

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Biked past this spot a few hours ago:
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When I lived in Hudson, WI, I walked to this spot:
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When I lived in Norman, OK, I walked to this spot:
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:17 PM   #18
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2.3 miles to Metro North's 125th St Station:
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The attachment photo: .9 miles to the entrance of the Park Ave tunnel on the route into Metro North's Grand Central Terminal.

Part of this tunnel is the oldest railroad tunnel still in use in the US. (circa 1850's)

If I could shoot INSIDE the tunnel, that would be the closest.
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This shot at Ulan closest about 50klms.

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Old 08-16-2009, 04:43 AM   #20
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Three blocks from my house.

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About 2 km from home, which also happens to be the closest railway.

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1208 feet according to Google

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592 feet from my 'childhood' home

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Old 08-16-2009, 08:20 PM   #23
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Closest to me, and nothing is close to my front door. Maybe a good 6 miles away if that.

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Old 08-16-2009, 09:09 PM   #24
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There are two railways in my town

The mainline station (about 20 minutes walk away and where I catch a train from most days)
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The local preserved line station (about the same distance away, but in the opposite direction)
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My favourite location on the preserved line, also about 20 minutes walk away
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This is also my nearest American loco
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The Station Rd. crossing (site of the Wickatunk station) on the abandoned ex-CNJ Freehold Branch now part of the Henry Hudson Trail (5.4 miles).
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The Main Street crossing in Tennent, NJ (Manalapan Township) on Conrail's Freehold Industrial Track (5.6 miles).
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