Aerial Photographs of railroad lines

Kevin Stevens Jun 28, 2001

  1. Kevin Stevens

    Kevin Stevens TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have recently discovered a source of aerial photography linked to road maps at www.mapquest.com. If you start with a nearby city, you can follow rail lines, and then select viewing the aerial photo of the location. Attached is the url to the page depicting the Tehachapi Loop in California (note: omit the decimal that precedes the "www"):


    .www.mapquest.com/cgi-bin/ia_find?li...3-h.fy(a8luua_)u2gda8g$95-dut;vj|s0w,bb6|_%]w ww.mapquest.com/cgi-bin/ia_find?link=btwn/twn-map_results&zoom_in=1&uid=uvo4jdv1v7b8w5ob:2lqfrxgaba&aphoto=1&SNVData=3mad3-h.fy%28a8luua_%29u2gda8g%2495-dut%3bvj%7cs0w,bb6%7c_%3dXS MWD%28Y%12%3a%28%11E%3abs10b0%3d%3d2n54znq%3aa%3bteqej%3bxmwjs8%241w-u.wf7%3bxcx5sf7.grfe%7cs%247wv%28u&pcat=


    I tried to create a direct link, but the message board doesn't seem to be able to process it. (I guess it is too long) Anyways, just copy and paste the full url into your browser address line, and it should work. Otherwise, just follow the link to the Mapquest home page in the first ppart of the message, and search for your own favorite location. You can zoom in or out on the photo to see more detail or a wider view. I thought that some of you would find this information interesting and/or useful.

    [ 27 June 2001: Message edited by: Kevin Stevens ]
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kevin, I have viewed mapquest several times. It is fun following a rail line over Cajon, or Tehachapi, etc. I also got good views of Barstow yard complex. Great stuff!
     

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