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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 10:39
Something entirely different

A Wroclaw city tram on most Mlynski


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 11:31
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Joseph, congrats on your 2000th and rest assured, your pictures look fine on my computer screen. Great catches all of them and you did fine given the very difficult light

Ian, I just went through your Flickr photostream and wow, you're a real railway (and public transport) enthusiast, highly recommended to have a look for all the railway fans here. Are you still an active fireman? Have you ever fired one of the many great mainline machines like a Black 5 or something similar? I've never fired/driven anything bigger than a 0-6-0 tank engine, allthough I did a short mainline tour with one at ~60 km/hr once.


Hello Pieter. Thank you for the compliment. One of my reasons for joining this wonderful forum is to broaden my photography, and hopefully improve my skills. Up to now I have been too transport focused, especially trains.

I am not presently an active fireman. My rules exam is overdue and until I take it I can't fire. I have fired (from memory, I think) six black fives. I've fired most of the preserved ex LMS and BR types of locomotives with the exception of a Royal Scot. Other notable types include the newly built LNER A1 class locomotive Tornado, Southern Railway pacific City of Wells and the A4 Union of South Africa. I haven't done any UK mainline work though. I have visited Poland where I fired and drove on the main line for a week. Mainly the OL class locomotives although one day we had the pacific PM class. Don't knock the smaller locomotives. They need more skill to fire than the bigger ones. Some of my best days out have been on an LMS 0-6-0 shunter, known as Jinties in the UK. On one occasion we ran four miles non-stop with a train of 205 tons at 40 kph (A large load for a small locomotive). It was memorable. As this is a picture forum I'll stop writing now! Happy to discuss my railway experiences if any enthusiasts want to get in touch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 11:36
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

I'm coming up on my 2000th Dyxum post, So I hope you guys don't mind but I'd like it to be this.
When I go out on a trip, I don't usually make plans, just go, do what I want, and see what happens

To my great delight, this happened:
It was a difficult but happy shoot, the blazing sun was on the otherside and back to the engines

a little playing around w my editor
photos never seem as good going thru flickr as they are on my Mac 🤷‍♂️
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Congratulations on 2000 posts. As a newbie that seems a long way off for me. Many of my railway pictures have suffered from the sun being in the wrong place. Nevertheless your pictures have turned out really well. I'd love to witness some of the huge freight trains you get to see.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 12:10
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

2 check out all the buzzards
What?1? I see no birds!
Do I presume right that those BNSF locomotives have buzzard nickname?

PS. And for the sake of variety, please try to find also another sky image, the one you used to replace the sky in these pictures looks nice, but it is bit odd to see the same clouds in the same positions in every picture...

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Tram in central Helsinki in spring snow shower
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2020 at 18:48
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

Congrats on the 2000!

The photos look fine on my tablet.

+1!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 07:55
Hello Doc, glad you liked the Johnny Cash one, had a lot of fun w those posts

Thank you Bob J, great hearing from you. looking forward to another 2000

Pieter, when things get right, I think it would be awesome if you could make it back out here and you, me an Doc have a mini Dyxum "train photo fest" meeting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 08:01
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

Pieter, when things get right, I think it would be awesome if you could make it back out here and you, me an Doc have a mini Dyxum "train photo fest" meeting
I would love that Joseph, if it ever happens we need to make sure 4014 is running, I think I've watched at least half the youtubes of it but nothing beats real life
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 08:18
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

[QUOTE=Coast]


That sounds a bit like what I did for my daughter's sports career, although my car isn't purple

Your right Fred, my thing, wasn't easy, lived downtown San Francisco for the last decade for daughter


IanC, welcome to Dyxum, especially a "real" train guy. Your in here w some real "Masters" (not me) so enjoy it. About being a newbe and posting, you might want to check w Fred S, I think he did 2000 posts in his 1st 2 weeks

If you want to see long trains, like you can't see the beginning and can't see the end. Just come out here when things get right

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 11:08
46100 Royal Scot passes through Earlestown with a train for York on 22nd August 2020. In 1933, 6152 'The King's Dragoon Guardsman' and 6100 swapped identities permanently. 6152 had been built at Derby Works in 1930. The "new" Royal Scot was sent to the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 and toured Canada and the United States with a train of typical LMS carriages. When the LMS became british railways in 1948 it was renumbered as 46100. It was rebuilt in 1950 with a new boiler. It carries a commemorative plate under the nameplate.


Royal Scot by Ian Chapman, on Flickr

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 11:24
With apologies to all the dedicated pursuers of great locomotive shots ...

I was on holiday in Dorset last week and didn't realise that the Swanage Railway had re-opened under the easing of lockdown regulations. I was in a stationary traffic queue outside Corfe Castle returning from Studland when I heard a steam whistle. So with nothing planned and thinking of this thread, I snatched a picture with the selfie camera of my Smartphone.


Snatched steam train shot

The locomotive is an unrebuilt SR 4-6-2 "Battle of Britain" Class No. 34072 257 Squadron.

Next time I promise to do better, and with Dyxum-approved gear!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 11:28
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

With apologies to all the dedicated pursuers of great locomotive shots ...

I was on holiday in Dorset last week and didn't realise that the Swanage Railway had re-opened under the easing of lockdown regulations. I was in a stationary traffic queue outside Corfe Castle returning from Studland when I heard a steam whistle. So with nothing planned and thinking of this thread, I snatched a picture with the selfie camera of my Smartphone.

The locomotive is an unrebuilt SR 4-6-2 "Battle of Britain" Class No. 34072 257 Squadron.

Next time I promise to do better, and with Dyxum-approved gear!



Howard, what happened to the front of the locomotive? It kinda looks odd?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 11:58
My mistake in post-processing - thanks for spotting, Ian. Now corrected.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 12:10
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

My mistake in post-processing - thanks for spotting, Ian. Now corrected.


I think you did well to get a picture and post. I wouldn't dream of using my phone, and if I did I doubt I could get a good enough picture worth posting!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2020 at 20:46
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:



IanC, welcome to Dyxum, especially a "real" train guy. Your in here w some real "Masters" (not me) so enjoy it. About being a newbe and posting, you might want to check w Fred S, I think he did 2000 posts in his 1st 2 weeks



Well, it took just a bit longer actually
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