CSX Train Railfanning in Car

in2tech Aug 27, 2022

  1. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    I can't even get any picture! o_O

    I hear a train horn though...

    Those dang talkie movies...:p
     
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  3. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    Well it is Public, and there is sound after all :) Not sure why you can't see it? It happened so fast I did not even think to turn the radio off. Was listening to a sports talk show, sorry! There is a static image from the video. Not great, but you get the idea.

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  4. HemiAdda2d

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    23 April 22, BNSF KO Sub, Minot, ND (technically, it was raining, and I shot this from inside my vehicle!) :
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    Hemi, your shots taken from inside your vehicle are better than the best of my shots taken outside my vehicle. :)
     
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    Do your vehicles not have windows or windshield wipers? Are you sure you were inside the car :)
     
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  7. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I shot thru the open side window. I used a long zoom lens, between 200 and 400mm. I assure you I was inside, too chicken to stand in the dizzly rain! :p :p
     
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    Oh open side window, and you use a REAL camera :) Nice shot :)
     
  9. BNSF FAN

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    CSX from the car? Oh wait, I can play :D
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  10. in2tech

    in2tech TrainBoard Member

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    And I deleted my original video too ( I hate YouTube Shorts and it forced me to make one ), my bad! Had no idea this thread would actually get traction :) Time to start a NEW thread called CSX pictures through car windows, open or closed :) Just kidding :) Or maybe not?
     
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    Thinking about this thread, in 45+ years of railfanning, I can recall taking only one rail pic from inside a vehicle. A black and white taken about 1976 of an ICG caboose at a highway crossing somewhere west of Chicago on the line to Rockford. It was a lousy shot, so I probably threw it away. It's not scanned and I can't find it in my box of prints.
     
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  12. mmi16

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    In car from Spring 2021 - Marriottsville Road Crossing, MD

     
  13. Hytec

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    Thank you for three reasons...

    1 - You slowed before the lights activated. For my entire marriage my wife said, "I love the way you slow for every crossing hoping to be stopped by a train." :cool:

    2 - Your vehicle has gauges instead of idiot lights. Then I saw a tonneau cover. Finally heard a Stick Shift. Too much roar for a Miata/TR/MG/etc. What is it?

    3 - Oh Yeh, thanks for the video. (y)
     

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  14. mmi16

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    The vehicle is a 1979 Triumph TR-7 convertible that I purchased new. A little over 60K miles and the top hasn't been raised in 'anger' for 30 years. Managed to win 3 local area Autocrossing Championships in the 1980's - before I started SCCA Road Racing.
     
  15. Hytec

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    Good On Ya. I had an 57 MGA, 63 TR3A, and 95 Miata. Never registered SCCA. Only Rallies and Gymkhanas. Never felt that SCCA F-MG was fair. :mad:

    Though the 1500cc was nothing but a woose. So, OK. :rolleyes:
     
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    My racing has not been in the Triumph. I participate in a open wheel Formula class that started as F440 then F500 and now F600. As is pictured in my Avatar which is my son overtaking me at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America back in 2010. He is fast, I am only half fast.
     

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