Old 05-29-2014, 02:37 AM   #1
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Jeez, here we go...

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And what's with the Central of Georgia unit painted like in an IC type scheme?
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CofG had a few different paint schemes. That was one of them.
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The IC-painted unit is undoubtedly the Iowa Pacific unit that is on hand for the event. The CofG lettering/numbering is either a photoshop or Casey had some magnetic lettering done up for CofG (his hometown road) and applied it to the engine. The IC paint with CofG lettering is from the days of IC run-through passenger trains on the CofG.
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Are people really wearing "NS Heritage Hunter" t-shirts...
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Are people really wearing "NS Heritage Hunter" t-shirts...
Yes...

And I saw that "OMG I saw a heritage unit" guy on youtube / tosh.0
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More crap getting in from Spencer

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Great shots Joe, that ALCO shot would of earned the driver a forced holiday and a large fine back when I was driving trains, and today the Environment Protection Authority would step in, it is easy to notch out an ALCO and get smoke, harder to have no smoke, even in the steam days drivers were fined for too much smoke, but a plume is always spectacular and yours is the best angle of the event so far.
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Seems like a Streamliner event would have some Stainless Steel Budds and not those old heavyweight coaches.
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You really don't expect them to reject anything from the NS corporate account, do you?
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That's an interesting take. We have actually rejected a few (I couldn't say that until you answered), and typically we will try to work with Casey to improve them, especially when he's "on the road."

We have one of the largest Class 1 railroads in the country contributing to our website, with the blessing of its CEO; surely it doesn't surprise you that we'd try not to screw that up?
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That's an interesting take. We have actually rejected a few (I couldn't say that until you answered), and typically we will try to work with Casey to improve them, especially when he's "on the road."

We have one of the largest Class 1 railroads in the country contributing to our website, with the blessing of its CEO; surely it doesn't surprise you that we'd try not to screw that up?
Wick's a friend of mine too, he's friends with lots of people and endorses-sometimes unofficially-lots of websites.

Doesn't surprise me at all, but I also don't think that a relationship of that manner should give them special treatment above and beyond that of any other contributor.

Geez, there was a thread here... maybe earlier in this one, I forget... where folks were lamenting about how hard it is to get straight answers out of screeners when it comes to rejections where the issue isn't glaringly obvious.

I'm not picking on you or anyone on your staff, please don't take it that way. Merely questioning why anyone else's efforts to support your website should be seen as less important than Norfolk Southern's?

Customer Relationship Management dude... every customer counts.
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I've admitted that we've sometimes fallen short there, and it's being worked on.
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That's an interesting take. We have actually rejected a few (I couldn't say that until you answered), and typically we will try to work with Casey to improve them, especially when he's "on the road."

We have one of the largest Class 1 railroads in the country contributing to our website, with the blessing of its CEO; surely it doesn't surprise you that we'd try not to screw that up?
With the NS account currently on 1,652,991 "hits" (an average of over 6000 per photo) just think how much that'd cost them in advertising budgets on other forms of social media... Its going take to a lot of rejected photos before they even consider an alternative.

Without getting into site politics, IMHO the only way to do it is one set of rules for all. Fair enough I understand the slackening of rules for older photos and the hard work that goes into the site from the screeners, but for modern day photography they should be judged by the same criteria whether its my shots of dodgy third world backwaters or Casey / NS's shots of streamliners. Anything else is only going to get peoples backs up.
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I think the biggest step forward here is that Chris is responding to forum queries. Keep it up!
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