Random Railfan Prototype Photos For All

Hardcoaler Mar 26, 2015

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    You'll also be able to get the cherished camera locations outside the curve, difficult to reach since the National Park Service arrived in the latter 1980s.

    Here's our signal bridge once again as featured in a stereoptican slide. You can again see the Kittanning Run branch leaving the main in the lower right. Very cool stuff!

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    If you look closely, you can see "Burlington" and "Burlington Route" on the flanks of this rustbucket.

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  3. Mike VE2TRV

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    I used an old trick called, IIRC, "free fusing" to merge them together without the viewer (some astronomy magazines publish photos that way) Just sit back from the screen a bit (but don't make the images larger) and try to let your eyes focus freely (cross-eyed a tad) and let the two images fuse together and you get a moderate 3D effect. If you find it difficult, back away a little more from the screen.

    And a nice scene in 3D at that.:)
     
  4. Doug Gosha

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    I still have my ancestors' stereoscope in perfect condition. I reckon I could print that image and look at it in the scope.

    Doug
     
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    I used that technique, too, but had to use ctl-minus sign to reduce size a bit on my laptop. Once I got it "fused", was able to use ctl-+ one time to keep it fused, but larger!
     
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  6. r_i_straw

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    Whenever I come across these stereoscope images I print them at seven inches wide, laminate them to card stock and view them on an old stereoscope that lives on the book shelf at the Armadillo Ranch.
     
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  7. r_i_straw

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    If I wait long enough, maybe I will see a train.
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    Curious how, it the foreground, it appears that the ties barely extend beyond the outside of the rail.
     
  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Poor ballast grooming. The ties are covered with ballast.
     
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    Tsk, Tsk. Obviously doesn't understand NMRA standards for competition. Won't ever make the grade. :(
     
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    SD60’s sandwich a GP38-2 on the L567 Monday evening north of Robins, IA


    Most people get drunk, others want sex but as for me, I go Railfanning.
     
  12. Mike VE2TRV

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    Those are from the lot of Oakway SD60s CN bought a couple of years ago. They numbered them in the slot formerly occupied by SD50Fs.

    And they look dang handsome in those colors.:)
     
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    This is the first time I've had all three together. The MP15 AC has long been one of my favorites !
     
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  14. HemiAdda2d

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    I'll be looking for Dave Blaze to post some photos of them in action--he loves these end cab switchers, especially running cab-forward.
     
  15. Kurt Moose

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    Me too! Milwaukee Road had a bunch of them, I even have a number board from the #461!
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  16. Randy Stahl

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    I started liking them when I worked for the Milwaukee
     
  17. Hardcoaler

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    From 04/16/2021 at Jarrett, GA on the GA/SC state line, an NS southbound crosses the scenic Tugaloo River.

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  18. r_i_straw

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    Back sometime before BNSF merger at Hitchcock, Texas.
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  19. Mike VE2TRV

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    That recent-looking GE needs a pass (or two or three...:eek: ) through the dirt rearranger (loco wash)...

    Then there's the (comparatively) squeaky-clean and ancient GP20 right behind it...:LOL:

    Nice photo!:cool:
     
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  20. HemiAdda2d

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    As good as they get nowadays!
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