Trackside Vol. 217: "Odd couples" LIVE

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Trackside Vol. 217: "Odd couples" LIVE
Posted by D-Halv on Monday, August 19, 2013 11:15 AM

Trackside is live!

This week we're featuring four photos, three of which are from our readers.

Check them out and vote for your favorite here.

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, August 26, 2013 3:54 PM

This week I had to go to Tom Nano's once again.  The incongruity of a steam locomotive pulling two new GE units in P&W colors under New Haven wire seems the most like the assigned theme of all the submissions.  All good photos in their own right just that Tom's says the theme best.

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Posted by TOMinTN on Monday, August 26, 2013 6:17 PM

Glen Anderson got my vote this time with his Texas encounter.

Tom Nanos steam/diesel combo was tempting, but really almost staged looking.

The others were interesting, but not quite enough so to get my vote.

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Posted by cx500 on Monday, August 26, 2013 10:42 PM

I was hoping for a more imaginative selection.  None of these really stood out enough as "odd couples"to win my vote.  Steam/diesel combos - not unusual; RS/cab unit combo - not too common these days, but we older guys remember it as typical; and so on.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, August 30, 2013 1:59 PM

I went with Robert Jordan's photo.  Shortline rosters are often a hodgepodge of whatever was available when the line needed power and his picture demonstrates it admirably.  It's also not that far from home.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:50 AM

Pity no one could submit the "lashup" in that train-guy video... ( " ...Oh, no, it's a Bee-Ell-TwO, too!!!...")  That was odder than anything submitted...

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Posted by mersenne6 on Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:12 AM

  I guess I'll just have to chalk this question up to being terminally stupid - where on this site do you post the notice concerning the theme for the next topic and when do you post it?  Could you provide a link? All I have been able to find is the trackside with trains section but the only thing that seems to show up there are announcements of conclusion of the topic and the photos that were selected.

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Posted by John A. Swearingen on Tuesday, April 08, 2014 8:41 AM

I agree ... no imagination  here. But, it's what I expected: green tree leaves, green grass and 3/4 wedge photos of green locomotives. I submitted a  photo of a  freshly painted green depot I spotted on the M-K-T at Marthasville, Missouri in 1978. Photographed in the golden light of late afternoon, surrounded as it was by grey grain bins, it really stood out, but wasn't even considered. Were I to do it over I would have sent a close-up of a green signal light.

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Posted by Robteed on Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:04 AM

mersenne6

  I guess I'll just have to chalk this question up to being terminally stupid - where on this site do you post the notice concerning the theme for the next topic and when do you post it?  Could you provide a link? All I have been able to find is the trackside with trains section but the only thing that seems to show up there are announcements of conclusion of the topic and the photos that were selected.

 

I agree, Would be nice to be able to find that info BEFORE the voting starts. Maybe even have an option to receive an email notice?

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Posted by wgc53217 on Monday, April 24, 2017 6:22 PM

I also would like to know.  I might have had something to enter if I had known

about this theme, but where on the site is it announced?  I can't find it!

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Posted by Chessie1973 on Monday, May 22, 2017 12:34 PM

wgc53217

I also would like to know.  I might have had something to enter if I had known

about this theme, but where on the site is it announced?  I can't find it!

 

   I was wondering the same thing

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Monday, May 22, 2017 3:23 PM

This contest is over. Voting is open for the current contest. The next theme will be annouced on this forum May 30.

Brian Schmidt, Associate Editor Trains Magazine

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, June 05, 2017 6:13 PM

Now you think you're gonna get me with 3 DL&W former properties, two of them concrete images.  But can't do it.  One I like the wooden towers best, especailly the one in Hoboken which preceeded the brick monster shown.  No.  Real tower images have to be wood but only one of the reasons I chose Chuck McAbee's tower as the master of two single track railroads out in the middle of nowhere. What an image of raw railroading that's long gone!

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