Old 03-11-2008, 07:59 AM   #26
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What other features did you see at JP that you'd like to see here?
Spotting groups.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:01 AM   #27
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Anyone else notice how the database program over there seems a bit different than here? It seems there's a lot more member options. I especially love the way that the queue status is setup. I wish they'd make this site a carbon copy of the features over there, some real nice stuff!

Well my first two submittals got in. One is actually in the top 20 for the day so far, I said so far! LOL

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...196140&nseq=11

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...6195679&nseq=1
Great shots, Dave. Maybe I'll even submit one, one day! Though, it'd mean having to give up railfanning on that particular day or three! Particularly now that the number of daylight hours are decreasing.
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #28
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Nice shots Dave.

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What other features did you see at JP that you'd like to see here?
I'd like to see some sort of Locomotive database similar to the Airliner/Airframe Database, you could have just the basic information


  • Manufacture
  • Build date
  • Horsepower
  • History of owners and the road numbers
  • Current owner
  • Retirement date
  • Active/Scraped/Preserved status
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Spotting groups.
I could not see that working, railfans usually don't get along with each other particularly in Australia.

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Old 03-11-2008, 11:39 AM   #29
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I could not see that working, railfans usually don't get along with each other particularly in Australia.
I was just thinking that! I don't understand how the 'group' concept would work anyway.

Ironically some of the more controversial Australian railfans are on this site
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:51 AM   #30
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I'd like to see some sort of Locomotive database similar to the Airliner/Airframe Database, you could have just the basic information


  • Manufacture
  • Build date
  • Horsepower
  • History of owners and the road numbers
  • Current owner
  • Retirement date
  • Active/Scraped/Preserved status
Christine.
Are you going to volunteer then

It is a neat idea, but might take some keeping up with. If anybody can contribute details, then it might work - however, I am sure that there are many "controversial" locos out there to cause diagreements.
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Nice shots Dave.



I'd like to see some sort of Locomotive database similar to the Airliner/Airframe Database, you could have just the basic information


  • Manufacture
  • Build date
  • Horsepower
  • History of owners and the road numbers
  • Current owner
  • Retirement date
  • Active/Scraped/Preserved status
I could not see that working, railfans usually don't get along with each other particularly in Australia.

Christine.
Builder's serial numbers, as well.
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Are you going to volunteer then

It is a neat idea, but might take some keeping up with. If anybody can contribute details, then it might work - however, I am sure that there are many "controversial" locos out there to cause diagreements.
Yep it would be a major undertaking/headache.
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Ok, since this is an off topic subject...

What's up with our railfan brethren in the land down under? Have they not heard the immortal words of Rodney King? "Can't we all just get along?"
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Another interesting thing about Jetphotos...

Their top pic of all time have over 500,000 views!!

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=331903&nseq=0

Of course my fav's over on Jetphoto is just about anything from

St. Maarten-Princess Juliana Int'l - TNCM
Netherlands Antilles

Certainly a big number difference between RPnet and Jetphoto...just that many more enthusiasts I suppose.
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Another interesting thing about Jetphotos...

Their top pic of all time have over 500,000 views!!

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=331903&nseq=0

Of course my fav's over on Jetphoto is just about anything from

St. Maarten-Princess Juliana Int'l - TNCM
Netherlands Antilles

Certainly a big number difference between RPnet and Jetphoto...just that many more enthusiasts I suppose.
Interesting it is a picture of an "incident", the equivalent of a photo of a wreck on RP?

The viewing numbers are staggering compared to here, I recollect that there was a thread on the popularity of planes vs trains a couple of years ago. The conclusion seemed to be that planes are universal whereas trains are very parochial. Yes, you can get GM products elsewhere in the world but they mostly look different, but a 737 (for example) is a 737 and more or less the same wherever you go.
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Ok, since this is an off topic subject...

What's up with our railfan brethren in the land down under? Have they not heard the immortal words of Rodney King? "Can't we all just get along?"
You havn't seen some of the factions in the UK. Most people are OK, but some of the, shall we say, "loco-centric" enthusiasts can get rather heated when discussing the merits of their favoured class of loco compared to another class.
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Hi Janet,

The Brits have it all over the Americans when it comes to preservation of history.....

I've long known that folks in the UK were big preservation enthusiasts when it comes to aircraft. Over here in the states, cold-war era bombers like the B-47 and B-58 were largely turned into Reynolds Wrap after their retirements. Those examples that remain are stuffed and mounted....and largely in poor shape. In the UK, you folks actually have a Vulcan that can still fly!! How cool is that?

It was only when I started frequenting these rail sites that I found that steam railroad preservation is also alive and well over there. Gosh, I see tons of photos of beautiful engines and stories that indicate that there are places where you can see 5 engines in steam at an event. Over here, the only place I know of that you will ever see 5 steamers cooking at once is Mt. Washington, New Hampshire.

The UK is definitely on my list of places to do some traveling!
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Kevin, if you do come over here, try and make sure that there is at least one steam gala on one of the big preserved railways during your visit, the Severn Valley Railway run at least three locos every day between the end of June and the end of August. There are plenty more preserved lines that are well worth a visit, but not many run that number of locos on a daily basis.

On top of that there are plenty of trips on the mainline to enjoy, usually at least one a week except in the depths of winter. You would like the trip that I am doing in April, four different locos over five days from London to Scotland and return , I am sure that some pictures of the trip will find their way onto RP.
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I was just thinking that! I don't understand how the 'group' concept would work anyway.

Ironically some of the more controversial Australian railfans are on this site
Oh come on Oscar, everyone in Australia plays nicely. You're just lucky there's more of a bus enthusiast following in the Australian Capitial Territory than a rail enthusiast following!

I will admit though that some people from Victoria have victimised you for various reasons in the past and often taken the joke (or whatever they call it) too far.
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