Weekend Prototype Photo Challenge *SPECIAL EDITION* Ends Monday, April 26th

Mark Watson Apr 24, 2010

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Choose Your Favorite Photo Set(s)!!

Poll closed May 2, 2010.
  1. YoHo - Port of Tillamook Bay Graveyard

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  2. HemiAdda2d - The DB of yesteryear

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. r_i_straw - Repairing track at a switch

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    [​IMG] Weekend Prototype Photo Challenge *SPECIAL EDITION* Ends TUESDAY, April 27th.

    ++EXTENDED until Midnight TUESDAY, April 27th. ++


    **This weekend we have an experimental format for our challenge! Please read all rules as they ARE different from previous weeks!**
    If you notice a typo, error, or confusing statement, please notify user Mark Watson immediately for correction and clarification.

    After last weekends special edition of the Weekend Photo Challenge, its only fair to give the Prototype photographers a turn! Each member is tasked to create up to 4 images that together tell a story of railroading. The story can be as simple or complex as necessary and you may include a single sentence or a few paragraphs to explain the story, but each story will be judged by the images and the way they link together.

    Please post all content in a SINGLE post.
    Don't hesitate to ask any questions (I'm sure there will be a few), and most importantly, HAVE FUN! :D :D

    Prototype Photo Challenge Topic: "A Story of Railroading"
    1. Challenges are open to everyone, have fun!!

    2. The entry deadline is Midnight (UTC -11), Tuesday, April 27th. Late entries will be accepted up until the official "Time's up!" post within the thread.

    3. For photos to be eligible they must be taken between Friday April 23rd and Tuesday, April 27th
    Please use the challenge as a motive to take a new photographs!

    4. Any posts with images taken before the commencement of the challenge will not be included in the poll and may be moved to the cutting room floor thread.
    - Ensure dates and times on your camera are correct. -

    5. **Up to 4 images per participant so please choose the images carefully.

    6. Though composition is popular among voters, it is not required. Any image or snap shot related to the topic is acceptable!

    7. Though not required, commenting on other peoples pictures is encouraged.

    8. Please use the Cutting Room Floor thread for related but ineligible images.

    9. A cleaver and distinctive title for your image helps identify it among voters. (And makes it easier for me when posting the poll ;) )

    On April 28th, all entries will be put up for a public vote, in which all members of TrainBoard may vote for their favorite entry(s), regardless of whether you submitted an entry or not. Voting will last 4 days. You may vote for multiple entries. To do this, you must select all entries for which you wish to vote at once, and then click the submit button.
     
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  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Has anyone captured any good Railroad stories yet his weekend? :D
     
  3. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Anything yet?

    I know I got this one off to a late start, maybe we need an extra day?
     
  4. Scott Stutzman

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    I haven't been able to put anything together yet.....Working on the Honey Do list this weekend.:tb-sad:
     
  5. BuddyBurton

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    Only thing I've heard is that the NS Derby train is in Louisville.
     
  6. HemiAdda2d

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    I got a little something, but I need to upload the camera, and put it on RI first..
     
  7. YoHo

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    Port of Tillamook Bay Graveyard

    Well, I got some pictures today. I wasn't planning on doing any more than just posting them in a thread, but since nobody has posted Anything yet...


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  8. r_i_straw

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    Is that a blimp hanger in one of those photos?
     
  9. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    It is a blimp Hanger.
    The Tillamook Air Museum to be precise.
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

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    The DB of yesteryear

    The story of railroading is one of change. Railroads all over the world must continue to evolve; improving service, serving new customers, trimming unprofitable lines, and modernizing their equipment. The Deutsche Bahn (DB), or German National Railway is no different. Witness the Vogelweh station platform from yesteryear, overgrown with trees, and brush, quietly standing sentinel over track that haven't seen a wheel in two decades:

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    Another sign of the changing face of railroading is the retirement of older motive power, being replaced by more efficient diesel locomotives. This proud 2-10-0 was once the flagship of the fleet, but is now relegated to greeting visitors to the Kaiserslautern, Germany maintenance shops:

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  11. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Great entries YoHo and Hemi!

    I think if we dont see at least a third entry today, I'm going to extend this one. Sound good to everyone? [​IMG]
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Sounds like a good plan.
     
  13. r_i_straw

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    I was taking down the NTRAK layout at the museum in Rosenberg today and kept hearing a radio outside the building. A BNSF MOW truck had pulled up and some guys were repairing the track at a switch.
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    Finished and the first train comes by to test their work.
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  14. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    FYI, I'm going to keep this one open until midnight tonight. I know Russell came in an posted that third entry, however just in case my earlier statement confused anyone, I see less harm in just leaving this open rather than closing it down and finding someone upset. :)


    In general this one has been a pretty sloppy contest on my end, which I apologize for. Ever just have one of those weeks? [​IMG]
     
  15. SteamDonkey74

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    Hey, but the entries we have are all very interesting. I love those POTB locos!
     
  16. YoHo

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    I've got more pictures in my railimages folder. When the contest is over I'll make a more general thread.
     
  17. fitz

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    Mark, the weekend after next is Amtrak Train Day supposedly all over the USA. YoHo, Steamdonkey and I, among others will be at the Portland, OR, event, but there are things planned in all the major Amtrak cities. Might be an idea for a contest. :tb-biggrin:
     
  18. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Well, no new entries, but now I'm certain we didn't leave anyone behind. :)

    Ok, poll is posted and ready for votes! :D
     
  19. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Jim! I'll be sure to remember this. :)
     
  20. YoHo

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