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Trackside with Trains photo contest Vol. 324 "To the point"

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:12 PM

Paul_D_North_Jr

OK, then of a control stand (only) showing the 3-point protection in place.

Now, that would be obscure...

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 3:59 PM

Neigh i say, Nay

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Sunday, March 25, 2018 12:30 PM

zugmann

 

 
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Do I need to point out how disappointed you'd be when you learn zugmann isn't human? He's actually a very articulate pony.

 

Disappointed?  I don't think he would be.

 

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:47 AM

@Zugmann... Thank you for the gaffaw of the morning.

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:32 AM

Or someone riding a car/loco with "3 points of contact".

 

And the question we always would ask the trainmasters:  do your buttocks count as one or two points?

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:12 AM

OK, then of a control stand (only) showing the 3-point protection in place.

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:22 AM

Murphy Siding
Do I need to point out how disappointed you'd be when you learn zugmann isn't human? He's actually a very articulate pony.

Disappointed?  I don't think he would be.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:41 AM

Paul_D_North_Jr
 
zugmann
But the conductor is providing point protection. 

 

Or riding the point. 

 

Someone should have submitted a photo of zugmann providing "3-point protection" . . . Whistling 

- PDN. 

 

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Posted by zugmann on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:31 AM

Paul_D_North_Jr
Or riding the point. Someone should have submitted a photo of zugmann providing "3-point protection" . . . Whistling - PDN.

No.  Someone shan't.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Saturday, March 24, 2018 11:24 AM

zugmann
But the conductor is providing point protection. 

Or riding the point. 

Someone should have submitted a photo of zugmann providing "3-point protection" . . . Whistling 

- PDN. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:34 AM

If my memory is correct Whistling I learned in 8th grade math that point, line and plane are undefined terms.

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:23 AM

zardoz
 
tree68

 

edblysard

This tread got pointed in a different direction fast…

 

Alas, all the signs pointed that way...

 

 

 

A point in every direction is the same as no point at all.

 

 

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Posted by zardoz on Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:20 AM

tree68

 

edblysard

This tread got pointed in a different direction fast…

 

Alas, all the signs pointed that way...

 

A point in every direction is the same as no point at all.

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Posted by tree68 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:23 PM

edblysard

This tread got pointed in a different direction fast…

Alas, all the signs pointed that way...

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Posted by edblysard on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:10 PM

Stick out tongue

This tread got pointed in a different direction fast…

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:29 AM

I dunno. Maybe we've reached the point of know return.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:52 PM

How many trains can operate on the point of a pin?

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:47 PM

We are all just trying to be sharp as a tack.

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Posted by Angela Pusztai-Pasternak on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:03 PM
I'm glad everyone is having fun with this. Otherwise, what's the point?

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Posted by Semper Vaporo on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 2:00 PM

If there is any point to this, make sure you don't get stuck!

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 1:02 PM

I was always told it was not nice to point ..  Stick out tongue

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Posted by ChuckCobleigh on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 12:45 PM

zugmann
But the conductor is providing point protection.  

Good point!Wink

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Posted by zugmann on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 5:14 AM

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Frogs and crew on engine steps or engines on front of train are pointless picturs. Only Alex Mayes pic at POINT Royal with locomotive on the POINT at a POINT where two lines merge confirms to the POINT of the instruction.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, March 19, 2018 7:18 PM

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Frogs and crew on engine steps or engines on front of train are pointless picturs.  Only Alex Mayes pic at POINT Royal with locomotive on the POINT at a POINT where two lines merge confirms to the POINT of the instruction.

Alex Mayes picture is at Point of Rocks, not Point Royal.  Point of Rocks is the location where the Old Main Line and Metropolitan Branch meet.  It is also a location where it took several years of litigation between the B&O and the C&O Canal company's as well as involvement of the Maryland Legislature for the B&O to optain the rights to build beyond Point of Rocks as the land in the area is squeezed between the Potomac River and a mountain - a very tight geographical area.

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Posted by henry6 on Monday, March 19, 2018 6:25 PM

Frogs and crew on engine steps or engines on front of train are pointless picturs.  Only Alex Mayes pic at POINT Royal with locomotive on the POINT at a POINT where two lines merge confirms to the POINT of the instruction.

 

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Posted by Angela Pusztai-Pasternak on Monday, March 19, 2018 1:22 PM

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It's a nice photo, but my thought after looking at it and reading the caption was "Gee, they must have been really short of entries this time to allow that as fitting the theme."

If I entered a photo of my Grandmother and retold one of her rambling rail travel  stories that got to the point an hour later, would that be a legitimate entry?

 

LOL! I didn't select the photos, but I will say that we'd be happy to have you submit. I'm sure your grandmother is a lovely lady, but ... 

That said, we do allow for all types of interpretation of a theme as long as it's railroad related. Some weeks we get more entries than others. And everyone's taste is different. Please note that this year's Sigma-sponsored annual photo contest theme is "My hometown railroad," which is translucent.

http://trn.trains.com/photos-videos/photography-tips/2017/11/2018-trains-photo-contest

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Posted by Dakguy201 on Monday, March 19, 2018 1:01 PM

It's a nice photo, but my thought after looking at it and reading the caption was "Gee, they must have been really short of entries this time to allow that as fitting the theme."

If I entered a photo of my Grandmother and retold one of her rambling rail travel  stories that got to the point an hour later, would that be a legitimate entry?

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:17 AM

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     Can someone explain how Mitch Goldman's photo fits into the contest title? I can understand the front of the train being the point and I can understand the points of a switch connection. But I'm not getting the vibe on Mitch's.

-Thanks

 

 

 

 

According to his caption: 

"To get "to the point," this is a photo of what remains of a Reading Co. line that was originally chartered to reach a point in New York City from Philadelphia, Pa., to better compete with the PRR."

 



Um, ok. I guess I see your "point". I think that's somewhat of a stretch. Using that logic, nearly any photo could be used-provided the railroad shown was built to a "point" somewhere else.

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Posted by Angela Pusztai-Pasternak on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:55 AM

Murphy Siding

     Can someone explain how Mitch Goldman's photo fits into the contest title? I can understand the front of the train being the point and I can understand the points of a switch connection. But I'm not getting the vibe on Mitch's.

-Thanks

 

 

According to his caption: 

"To get "to the point," this is a photo of what remains of a Reading Co. line that was originally chartered to reach a point in New York City from Philadelphia, Pa., to better compete with the PRR."

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