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Nov 03, 2011 08:25 |  #1

By train and I find myself seeking them out more and more each day I railfan.


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Nov 03, 2011 14:39 |  #2

I too railfan.




  
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Nov 03, 2011 14:49 as a reply to  @ easedrop's post |  #3

I've actually been out scouting some local spots to catch some trains. Found a couple that might work, now just have to get out there and give them a go. Good work!


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Nov 03, 2011 15:33 |  #4

The biggest issue I have is never knowing when anything other then a passenger or commuter train is due past the loaction I stake out. It is one thing to sit and wait on a warm fall day, but another to do it in the dead of winter. I get conflicting info from locals on when the trains run through an area, and always get the answer of "Anytime"....yup that helps...LOL

At least the location in the top photo has a large amount of morning traffic, so it will be a great winter spot a couple of times.


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Nov 03, 2011 15:37 |  #5

Bosscat wrote in post #13349288 (external link)
The biggest issue I have is never knowing when anything other then a passenger or commuter train is due past the loaction I stake out. It is one thing to sit and wait on a warm fall day, but another to do it in the dead of winter. I get conflicting info from locals on when the trains run through an area, and always get the answer of "Anytime"....yup that helps...LOL

At least the location in the top photo has a large amount of morning traffic, so it will be a great winter spot a couple of times.

if you're ever out here on the left coast PM me and I'll give you a list of interesting crossings/bridges to scout.

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Nov 04, 2011 00:17 |  #6

Never had much luck with freights running on any kind of schedule. You know the ones here are moving when you see them actually leave the yard. Not enough traffic in any given day to make it worthwhile to just sit and wait.


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Nov 04, 2011 06:49 as a reply to  @ Woolburr's post |  #7

I've never had any luck chasing trains, so as long as its a nice day a chair, a cooler and a book to read and I'll wait it out. I think having a scanner and understanding what it all means will make freight shooting much easier.


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Nov 04, 2011 09:05 |  #8

Bosscat wrote in post #13352302 (external link)
I've never had any luck chasing trains, so as long as its a nice day a chair, a cooler and a book to read and I'll wait it out. I think having a scanner and understanding what it all means will make freight shooting much easier.

You must be retired.... (jealous, who, me??) :D

Here's a snapshot of one of the spots I've scoped out for train shots. I think this will make a good picture if I can catch one inbound. While I was there scouting around, an outbounder surprised me, and I snapped the second picture. This guy was rolling! Now to go back with that cooler and a book and that lawn chair....

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Nov 04, 2011 09:30 |  #9

Can you shoot this spot from the other side of the tracks in the morning?

You have to think of a spot that allows you to shoot when the light is favourable for the time you will be there.

It is what I refer to as the morning shot, afternoon shot and evening shot. If you can only get trackside at 4 in the afternoon, the location in my top picture won't work, as the tracks will be shaded more. It is a morning shot at that location, and which side of the river depends on what time of year also.


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Nov 04, 2011 11:20 as a reply to  @ Bosscat's post |  #10

I can get to the other side of the track, but it would not be as scenic, and would be a little more difficult logistically. This location will be an afternoon/evening place. Still scouting a good morning location. Got a couple of possibilities, but going to have to investigate a little more.


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