Old 10-30-2010, 03:52 AM   #51
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Does that make me a railbuff even though I only ever take pictures of two kinds of locomotives?
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:10 AM   #52
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Okay... now, to the bonus question.

What's the difference between a railfan and a rail buff (or buffy)?

I consider myself a Rail photographer = More of a fan of getting a great shot of a train than the train its self. Sill I can enjoy watching one go by without a camera as it's the power and the sound and some times drama that draws me to like trains. I along with most started out as an Foamer I think but having moved past that part I think, Some may label me as one or as the CNW guys called out on the radio an FRN!
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #53
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A railfan is a small electrical appliance with rotating blades. You plug it into your car cigarette lighter and aim it at the top part of the track in the summer time to help cool it off and remove heat distortion from your late afternoon pictures.

A rail buff is a service provided by some trackside observers of trains. In between train movements they will rush over to the track with a bottle of carnauba wax and polish the tops of the rails to improve the reflections in their glint shots.....or so I'm told.....
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A railfan is a small electrical appliance with rotating blades. You plug it into your car cigarette lighter and aim it at the top part of the track in the summer time to help cool it off and remove heat distortion from your late afternoon pictures.

A rail buff is a service provided by some trackside observers of trains. In between train movements they will rush over to the track with a bottle of carnauba wax and polish the tops of the rails to improve the reflections in their glint shots.....or so I'm told.....
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