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#1 Notelvis

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

One of the things I enjoy about AU is seeing the various pictures that many members have as their avatar.

 

My apologies if I'm retracing old ground but I thought I'd start a thread encouraging people to describe or otherwise explain their avatar photo.

 

I'll start - mine is a photo that I took on an October afternoon in, if I recall, 1998. This is a special excursion train utilizing an Amtrak Superliner consist en route from Asheville, NC to Salisbury, NC. The train here is descending the famous 'Loops' on Old Fort Mountain (between Ridgecrest and Old Fort) near Andrews Geyser. It's one of my favorite photo locations although it involves going a few hundred yards up a private drive to reach it.

 

While this route does see special trains every year or so, there has not been any regularly scheduled passenger service here since Southern Railway discontinued trains #3 & #4, the last remnant of the 'Asheville Special' in August 1975.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

You tell me. :P



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

You tell me. :P

 

At the risk of turning this into 'Name That Station', I'd say it looks like the Amtrak Station in Whitefish, MT.

 

Why Whitefish?


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

Mine is the best station on Amtrak, KIN!

Why the best? Because it means I'm boarding a train!
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Mine is a Photoshop enhanced picture I took of my home RR from the 50's.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:27 PM

My picture was taken on Christmas Eve. I was petting my parents' chihuahua, Honey. She's a really sweet dog. My brother took the picture without my knowledge, and I absolutely love it because of the expression on my face. You can see how much I love that dog. :)


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Mine is a Photoshop enhanced picture I took of my home RR from the 50's.

 

At Louisville Union Station perhaps?


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

Mine is a Photoshop enhanced picture I took of my home RR from the 50's.

 

At Louisville Union Station perhaps?

 

:) 

 

Here is the original

 

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

I think that, especially on this forum, my avatar is self-explanatory, unliess you have just arrived from another planet.

 

I was one of those milliions of young boys and some girls that drooled over the new edition of the Lionel Trains catalogue when it came out.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

If I could find a small enough avatar I'd have one. But this server doesn't like my photos. :(


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:50 PM

Mine is the best station on Amtrak, KIN!

Why the best? Because it means I'm boarding a train!

Dont the Acelas Blow through this Station @ 150 MPH!!! :P


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

You tell me. :P

 

At the risk of turning this into 'Name That Station', I'd say it looks like the Amtrak Station in Whitefish, MT.

 

Why Whitefish?

I just like the look....I used to live in Kalispell and have been all over Montana...btw, I went to school in western NC! Will see that station in person on Sunday evening.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:34 PM

Mine was taken on May 28, 2012 at sunrise from the "railfan window" of train 27 near Pasco, WA. I like the scenery, and the fact that the window is a bit dirty. That's Amtrak for you!
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

Mine is of BWI.  I flew into BWI then took the train home to WIL.  I love planes too, and was happy to see that the flight path for arrivals was over the train station (saw the train station from the plane).  And it was really neat how the planes appeared to be aiming for the parking garage (sorry if that upsets people due to 9/11). 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

  I flew into BWI then took the train home to WIL.  I love planes too

 

:o :ohboy: Nice try in small print. :P 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

  I flew into BWI then took the train home to WIL.  I love planes too

 

:o :ohboy: Nice try in small print. :P

Gotta be careful.  You know how crazy train people are.  :ph34r:  :P


Edited by AmtrakBlue, 31 May 2013 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Mine is a photo I took on one of our earlier trips on the Crescent.  It's a photo of the front of the Anniston, AL, Amtrak station.  It still says "Southern Railway" (love it!) and is one of those cool old stations.  It's our preferred departure point although Atlanta is closer. 

 

Edit to add:  Atlanta's is another of those cool old stations, and not much bigger than Anniston's.  


Edited by crescent2, 31 May 2013 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

Mine is a picture of an Amtrak locomotive at Sunset Station.

 

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The light on the pole has since burned out.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

Mine is a picture of an Amtrak locomotive at Sunset Station.

 

 

 

The light on the pole has since burned out.

 

They can't afford a new bulb??   :P 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

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This is the new (last year) shelter at Chemult Oregon. They also installed heating elements in the platform and the wheelchair ramp down to the 2 Handicapped parking spots. 






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