Old 12-05-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default I love to see where the locomotives I have seen been.

Do any of you ever look at your photos and search the locomotive number to find that same train engine has was across the country a week ago. In the sun one day and in the snow the a couple days later. Do you have any that have been to every corner of the country? I am sure if I where to search any of the UP heritage units that they have been many places with photos to prove it. Just a crazy post. Any of you have any crazy things to share.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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I always do that just to see what kind of pictures the engines are in. If one guy shot a 3/4 wedgie of the same engine in similiar circumstances, I might not feel inclined to load my 3/4 wedgie. But if the loco has been repainted or something has happened to it, I'll point it out.

Usually, I find that most of the NS engines I shoot have been shot by someone up north somewhere, eitehr William Klapp, Wade Massie or Chris Starnes. Somewhere on this forum is a thread I started called something like Six Degrees of RP Seperation where I linked all of the shots I have of engines by other prominent membrs of the board a few states away.

The most curious example I can remember right now is UP SD70M #3955. I shot it on Memorial Day 2004 leading a military train out of Hamlet, NC on the CSX.

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When I searched the loco number, I found that M.J. Scanlon had shot the same loco a few days before over in Memphis when it left UP to CSX.

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Photograph © M.J. Scanlon


Fast forward almost a year and a half and I'm shooting a NS train in Rock Hill, SC. I don't remember if the number struck me right away or if I had to come back home and do a search. But sure enough, it was the 3955.

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So I shot a western road's power leading two seperate trains on each eastern railroad 18 months apart about one hundred miles away from each other, even though the tracks it was on crosses one another. But guess who else had shot the same unit a few weeks prior too? Yep, M.J. Scanlon out in Memphis. (Scanlon's thumbnails won't work right in the forums, remember.)

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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I think this is my favorite one:

While listening to the scanner we (my cousin, brother and I) heard an NS 955 being called to the west. Sure enough it was the NS OCS heading east:
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Weird we all thought.

Well, a few days later it turned out to be not-so-weird:
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At least I can say I got it in transit!
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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It can be fun to trace a train. Here is one that is easy to do, a visit by some CP power to CSX, pulling Q217 on Feb 18 of this year:

Previous day, up toward Philly
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I start things off, in Hancock WV
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It goes west to Cumberland, MD
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Then heads for Sand Patch, caught several times in the Hyndman area
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And on up the hill, at Fairhope
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PS: Looks like Tom double-dipped there , two shots within a split second, either a two-camera setup or a heavy cropping of one shot.
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:14 PM   #5
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How about this...

On October 17, this shot is submitted, and I leave a comment on it...

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9 Days later, on October 26, I got this shot:

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I don't know what the odds are of leaving a comment on a shot and then seeing the same loco within 10 days, but I don't think they're very good.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:33 PM   #6
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Very cool thread! Here are a few of my examples.

In likely the closest example of something like this happening, Nick Hart and I got the same train in different places one fine day while railfanning.

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On the same trip, I caught BNSF 1088 in Missouri. Chris Lastovich caught it 6 days later in Ohio.

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Image © Chris Lastovich
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One of my first RP acceptances after my move to Nevada was of one UP 7619 south of Las Vegas. It was 3 months later, but the next time this loco was photo'd leading a freight in a shot on RP just happened to be 2 miles down the line from where my shot was taken!

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Chris Kilroy and I caught the same train a few hundred miles apart. He shot video, I shot stills.

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I think that's about it for me!
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
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On the same trip, I caught BNSF 1088 in Missouri. Chris Lastovich caught it 6 days later in Ohio.

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Hey ken you forgot me for 1088 I caught it in Attica as it headed south to Marion where Chris grabbed it.
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:40 PM   #8
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I keep notes on all the trains I've seen - what I love is when a locomotive reappaers in my life years or decades later.

There's a GP38AC working a cement plant in Ora Grande these days that I shot in 1979 in Allentown PA. One of the GP35s on Fillmore & Western that I've shot leading a passenger train, I shot on a freight near my childhood home in New Jersey in 1977.
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Hey ken you forgot me for 1088 I caught it in Attica as it headed south to Marion where Chris grabbed it.
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You got the date wrong on your photo, that's why!
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:32 AM   #10
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You got the date wrong on your photo, that's why!
That's because that evil engine took so long to get accepted here I couldn't remember the date!
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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I like looking up units that I have run. I had the UP 7619 as a DPU about three months ago.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:24 PM   #12
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If the locomotive I've shot hasn't also been shot by John Rice, Chris Wilson and/or Tim Globeil, I consider it rare!
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If the locomotive I've shot hasn't also been shot by John Rice, Chris Wilson and/or Tim Globeil, I consider it rare!
How's this for rare?

The one and only 2667...

8-02-07, Grand Rapids, MI:

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10-13-07, DeGraff, OH:

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3-08-94, Athens, GA:

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Old 12-08-2007, 04:00 PM   #14
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Hey, I got to join the club (well the club of this thread). RaiderJP posted a shot of the same train I caught. He saw it just a mile or so west of where I did.

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Back when (aka, a year ago) when Wade Massie and Robert 'Freddy' Shook were posting more often, it was not uncommon to have the same train photographed 3-4 times as it passed through Western PA. Here is the only one I think of off hand;

Going east to west

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It can be fun to trace a train. Here is one that is easy to do, a visit by some CP power to CSX, pulling Q217 on Feb 18 of this year:
And, before it headed South, it landed on CSX via Buffalo...

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:33 AM   #17
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Here is a shot I took a while ago.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=200969
here is the same loco before it was repainted.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=213746

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Old 12-10-2007, 06:05 AM   #18
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Even phone tracing to see where the locomotives are you want is pretty cool too. I always look at the locomotive number as in some cases I shot the same consist three or four times within a week.

Power runs from Winnipeg to Toronto/Montreal and return frequently without having the units remarshalled.
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