Old 06-19-2008, 03:59 AM   #51
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In Walter's perfect railfanning world all trains are hauled by Climaxes, Shays and Heislers even cross country passenger trains and 'fast' perishable freights.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:08 AM   #52
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:10 AM   #53
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In Walter's perfect railfanning world all trains are hauled by Climaxes, Shays and Heislers even cross country passenger trains and 'fast' perishable freights.
Hey, if it sounds like it's going 50 mph, its as good as really going 50mph right?

It would be a pace short heaven! Forget the vehicles, just walk beside the train and take the shots you want

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Old 06-19-2008, 06:14 PM   #54
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If I had to come up with a wishlist of cool stuff, it would really only number two items long.

1. Time-Travel was possible. Go see anything you want, whenever you want.

2. Teleportation was possible. See a cool shot in the middle of a yard surrounded by a wall of No Trespassing signs and swarming with Special Agents? No problem! Pop into place, get your shot, and as the agents close in to arrest you, *poof*, you disappear!
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:59 PM   #55
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1. Time-Travel was possible. Go see anything you want, whenever you want.
The flux dispersal would most likely mess with your camera's internal components unless you were carrying it in a stainless steel case. It's science...
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:12 PM   #56
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-If the DRI Yard in Davenport was still there
-If the ROCK still was operating and still had all of their passenger trains in service.
-If C&NW was still a railroad
-If I could find away to go into the yard in Silvis, IL
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:25 PM   #57
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The flux dispersal would most likely mess with your camera's internal components unless you were carrying it in a stainless steel case. It's science...
Don't forget to keep the camera level as well. If it's on it's side, it will be ruined. It's science...

(to avoid any confusion, I'm joking, a camera on its side is harmless)
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #58
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All trains you chased moved at 10mph?
HAHA!!! Trains on the Huron Sub. run at 10mph for me! In the first 10 miles of a Lake State's train journey I can catch a train 3-4 without trying! Oh I love shortlines! If only I could get the gas $$$ to chase a train South for a long distance!
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-If you could take the sun or moon and drag it to the desired place in the horizon with your hands.
-If you could control the weather conditions.
-If you could change the train lineups and put good power on them.
-If you could freeze time, move to a new location, and then unfreeze it again - would be useful in a chase.
-If you could travel back in time to a given era in railroading.

But then again, some of these would take the challenge (and the fun) out of everything.

Hmmm......no. That would be so boring! Then, instead of the element of surprise, we would be stuck with 48673495724892453 SD40-2's in conrail paint leading a train!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:29 AM   #60
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Ok, I have to change my earlier "wouldn't it be cool" just a little.

Wouldn't it be cool if...

All trains moved at 5mph, then I could RIDE MY BIKE to chase trains and not spend a dime on gas!

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Sorry for getting off topic, but Jim Thias, your avatar scared the crap out of me. I'm going to have to get surgery now to repair the scorch marks on my eyes now.
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Hmmm......no. That would be so boring! Then, instead of the element of surprise, we would be stuck with 48673495724892453 SD40-2's in conrail paint leading a train!
I'll take 48673495724892453 SD40-2's over 48673495724892453 widecab GEs which is basically what we have today. I just wish the lineups were 100% accurate in their forecast.
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I'll take 48673495724892453 SD40-2's over 48673495724892453 widecab GEs which is basically what we have today. I just wish the lineups were 100% accurate in their forecast.
Hmmmm.....true...
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If you want to take pictures of 40-2s just go to ICE trackage and you shall find.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:36 AM   #66
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Sorry for getting off topic, but Jim Thias, your avatar scared the crap out of me. I'm going to have to get surgery now to repair the scorch marks on my eyes now.
What, Frederick's freaky avatar doesn't scare you??
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:43 AM   #67
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At least Frederick's isn't human (or is it? )
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:59 AM   #68
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What, Frederick's freaky avatar doesn't scare you??

No, the OLD lady you used to have scared me more... I'm ok with llamas named Tina, just as long as I don't hear "Haaaaaak pooey" when I'm near her.
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Also... It would be cool if:

---SP SD45's still roamed Donner
---Amtrak had operating F40s still
---P42s went to the scrapper
---UP's TCS and CMS works for me right now
---BNSF's CMS works for me right now

And, Jim gets rid of Tina the llama.

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