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Old 09-29-2009, 04:25 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by travsirocz View Post
What about those coins on the rail head shots.

Point well taken on this comment "waited all day for this post to be started". I thought the cable release addition was enough. I should have added I was not trespassing and so I did. I didn't want to include the employee in this.
A good friend of mine told me that when he was a kid, he and some of his friends would put coins on a mainline rail to have trains flatten them -- it's cool, right? The last time they did it was when a coin squirted out to the side, went flying past them and embedded itself in a tree trunk. Given the forces applied at the railhead (for a fully-loaded 286K car where each wheel has a contact area of about a dime, you're looking at a load of something on the order of 6700 TONS per square foot), I certainly wouldn't want to have my expensive camera gear -- not to mention my body! -- anywhere near a bunch of coins sitting on the rail.

Glad you understood my point and updated your caption.
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