Old 02-12-2009, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default A quick question about acceptable photos

Basically are engines in the DPU position acceptable material for this site?

I know that going away shots are generally not accpeted so I assumed those in DPU would fall into that catagory.

Now I also understand that if it has some merit to the photo any guideline can be overcome. Common power wouldn't be accepted but a rare engine might be for example.

FYI I searched this forum (as a good newbie should do) the best I know how to find an answer before posting and I didn't get any results.

Thanks for any info and input.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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I've seen a good number of DPU shots on here - although it helps if the cab of the trailing unit is facing the rear (i.e. some of the shots you wouldn't know it was a DPU if not told). Likewise, Amtrak or commuter trains in "push-pull" service where it may be "going away" but the engine is pushing and it looks like a conventional shot work well also. I've even seen the tail end of a big GE in DPU on here, but the quality of the shot and other interest to it start becoming more important - a "going away" average wedgie of a DPU's tail probably wouldn't make it.

But then again, I'm relatively new here - does this sound right to the more experienced?
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Nothing wrong with shooting DPUs and getting them accepted here:

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Thanks.

I have 2 photos in the DB that are DPU's but it was U.P. Heritage unit 1983. I figured that was why they were accepted.

I guess I'll try my photo and see. I mean all that could happen is a rejection.
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Well it made it. I have 3 decent shots of this engine but chose this one for submission.

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How 'bout one with a snow capped mountain??

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Nice. Poor man's (RR's) DPU
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Oh hell yes, DPU shots are accepted. I dump up and down with joy every time I see a DPU on the end of a train, instead of 10 cars from the rear like CP has been messing around with...
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Oh hell yes, DPU shots are accepted. I dump up and down with joy every time I see a DPU on the end of a train, instead of 10 cars from the rear like CP has been messing around with...
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With a DPU facing the wrong way, you have a better chance of getting it accepted if it's not a 3/4 wedgie.

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I have done the same with going away subway & metro type shots as well and they have gotten in.
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Oh hell yes, DPU shots are accepted. I dump up and down with joy every time I see a DPU on the end of a train, instead of 10 cars from the rear like CP has been messing around with...
Mid train is better because it actually looks like a helper instead of merely the head end. Plus it's a bit rarer to see. In today's railroading, where can you see mid-train helpers anymore?
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I disagree. With it facing the proper way it shouldn't matter then if it's a DPU or the front of the train. The picture will look exactly the same if it were either.
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I would think, front what I've seen here, is that this photo would get rejected for "Front Coupled". It sure is a beautiful photo, but could someone explain to me why this wasn't the case here?

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I would think, front what I've seen here, is that this photo would get rejected for "Front Coupled". It sure is a beautiful photo, but could someone explain to me why this wasn't the case here?

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The "front coupled" rejection applies to roster shots. This is a much wider view.

Okay, that makes sense. Thanks Janusz, I think you've just widened my spectrum.

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Here's a wrench thrown into the works. What about mid-train power, not DPU? Lol! This RR runs this way 2/3 trips. It's actually a neat little RR to ride. Not much opportunity for chasing though. Maybe 2 shots per chase if you're lucky.
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I have only seen 3 mid train helpers on a UP line and the helper was a green painted engine. I couldn't see it all that well cuz it was very late at night and the camera wouldn't have helped.

The reason why I asked this original question was the front coupled roster shot. I sort of figured a DPU was in that class.

Love the shots you all have posted.
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