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   Ole buzzard  Here is another picture from Cass Scenic Railroad. This was taken during one of their railfan appreciation weekends. Heavy, thick smoke as shown here is indicative of an inefficient fire, but the fans love a big smoke plume. I can make out five of the railroad's six locomotives in this picture.
   
   October 26 at 14:37 EST .

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   Gram77  WOW!!!!
October 27 at 12:54 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  This is the cover photo from the BNSF 2015 calendar. It was taken near Lyle, Washington, which is along the Columbia River between Wishram, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
   
   October 21 at 19:05 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I googled this one...
   
   October 17 at 05:00 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  And a fine photo it is, WW! The locomotives are operating in reverse. There are at least two, as evidenced by the second smoke plume in the upper left hand corner. I love geared locomotives because they sound like they're doing 60 mph when they're only doing 10 mph.
October 18 at 02:12 EST .

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   Balogreene  Buzz, several years ago my cousin bought his sons a Hyundai Accent, so they could drive themselves to music lessons, band practice, etc. He bought it cause it sounded really souped up, roared and sounded tough, and barely did more than 60 mph top speed.
October 18 at 21:59 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  I just read in Trains magazine's News Wire today that the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley, which also operates the West Virginia Central is taking over operation of Cass Scenic in 2015. No jobs are being lost. In fact, they are going to coordinate the schedules of the two railroads so that tourists can catch a train in Cass, and travel to Spruce to catch the D&GV Cheat River Salamander to travel to Elkins. They could spend the night in Elkins and take a reverse trip back to Cass the next day. Now a trip to West Virginia is definitely on my bucket list!
October 23 at 20:04 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Sailing across the causeway with a westbound salad shooter (lettuce special ). The modern causeway was completed in 1959 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The route now carries Union Pacific trains across the Great Salt Lake.
   
   October 16 at 23:55 EST .

   15 people like this.



   Gram77  Fantastic!! And to think I have never been on a train.
October 20 at 12:08 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Wow!!
October 20 at 18:06 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Gram, you have never lived until you go through a tunnel sitting in a dome car!
October 21 at 02:00 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Here is another picture of Cass Scenic Railroad Shay #4 making its way through the fall foliage near Cass, West Virginia, during last weekend's photography workshop.
   
   October 14 at 17:25 EST .

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   Gerty  You're not foolin' anyone, Mr.Buzz! That there picture is really a painting. Nothing in real life is that perfect! : )
October 14 at 21:50 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh boy, here's Gram swooning over another train.
October 16 at 15:53 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Well, Gerty, you can confirm the West Virginia fall colors with WW. And the train is for real.
October 16 at 16:41 EST .

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   Bettijo  Can one of you recommend a really good video camera? Thanks.
   
October 13 at 10:14 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Most high end digital SLR cameras also take video. I haven't tried it yet with my Canon XSi, but have the capability.
October 13 at 13:19 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thanks, Buzz, let me know how this works for you. My daughter wants a dedicated video camera and I am looking for one for her for Christmas. Since I know NOTHING about cameras at all, I am asking for advice from my fellow LDotters who do know about such things. Thanks.
October 17 at 08:41 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  How much are you looking to spend?
October 18 at 02:13 EST .

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   Bettijo  Up to $300 max, hopefully closer to $200. Thanks.
October 18 at 20:49 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  You'll not find much in that range that will give you still and video at a high resolution. The Canon XSi can be found on eBay for under $200 now. Granted, it is used in most cases, but it is a high qualify camera. I love mine.
October 21 at 02:06 EST .

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   Bettijo  You are right. I did not realize how expensive they were. I found this for $499. Is this what you are talking about?

The Canon EOS Rebel T5 ($549.99 with 18-55mm lens ) is the latest entry-level D-SLR from Canon, and given the brand name, it's likely the one that first-time SLR buyers will gravitate toward. It's priced attractively, a full $100 less than the Nikon D3300, but it lags behind the D3300 in image quality, video options, and burst shooting. If you're set on getting a Canon, the SL1$599.00 at Amazon and the T5i$699.00 at B&H Photo-Video are better-performing cameras. Our favorite D-SLR that's priced at less than $1,000, the Nikon D5300$508.93 at Eglobal Central, is another option.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,245
8301,00.asp
October 23 at 15:44 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Both of my SLR cameras (film and digital ) are Canon. I chose Canon primarily because of their quality reputation, although Nikon and Olympus are high quality as well.
October 23 at 20:20 EST .

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