I need an Altitude Adjustment!

HemiAdda2d Mar 26, 2007

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Let's see your shots from above track level!

    As many of you know, Alaska GP49 and I blaze our own trails to new shots, often high above the ROW. We like to get shots few others have, and create new ones as well.
    Here's a view only achievable with a long, tough, steep hike up the canyon across from Tunnel 27, or from a helicopter:

    Here's one angle, close to the tunnel:

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    And another, farther away:

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Nice photos! Also excellent for those needing examples, in order to model rocks, cliffs, and mountains.

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  3. Stourbridge Lion

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    Standing on top on Beacon Rock looking down into the river valley

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    Looking down from the "Plane" over London, England

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    Georgetown Loop taken near Silver Plum Cemetery

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  6. HemiAdda2d

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    #3 track near Dale Jct on Sherman Hill:

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  9. HemiAdda2d

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    Thanks, Darren!!

    Light helpers EB at Skyline Trestle, on Mullan Pass:

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  10. SP 9811

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    SP eastman blasting out of Tunnel 9 at the Tehachapi Loop
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    SP westmans ducking under the Angeles Forest Hwy. bridge on the Saugus line.
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  12. fitz

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    Hemi, here's an ancient one from 1947. Details in the "Wreck of the Lake Shore Limited" thread, New York Central forum.
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  13. friscobob

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    Gee Hemi, that UP pic near Dale Jct. looks familiar somehow, but I just can't place it.........wonder if it looks like this?

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    And I'm sure you remember this one as well:

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    No folks, no plagiarism here, we just happened to be railfanning the area one fine October afternoon.

    Here's one from just down the line at Perkins:

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    Sherman Hill, like Moffat, has so many great places to shoot trains from up high it isn't funny. Shame I won't see this altitude in Georgia next week.....
     
  14. Alaska GP49

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    Same general area that Hemi and Frisco posted pictures from. They had a nicer day to shoot pictures. Still it is a nice area to go spend the day.

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    Not a great shot but gives you an idea. Maybe this belongs in the telephoto thread!

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  15. Alaska GP49

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    When you are rivet counter you want all the detail you can get. Not content with roster shots and close-ups at ground level, I asked for permission to gain a little elevation! Here is a shot of the roof of former F-7B, ARR 1503 now part of the Royal Gorge collection in Canyon City, CO.

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  16. HemiAdda2d

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    Mike, I love that shot deeper in the cut Bob and I were atop! Very nice angle!
    You know, when I made this topic, I had one shot in mind, and Mike knows which one it is.... ;)
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

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    Ont he Moffat, elevation is always available, especially on the east slope--it's not always easy to achieve...
    Here's a view that you can drive to; just east of East Portal siding (provided you have a high-clearance vehicle):

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  18. MP333

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    GREAT shots guys! Like gigantic model railroads!
     
  19. HemiAdda2d

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    Here's another, lots of elevation, not so easy to reach--required a steep climb down a precipitous ledge, to clear some annoying weeds and trees. Tunnel 40, in Gore Canyon:

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  20. Alaska GP49

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    I think this is the one you are requesting!

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