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2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012

North Linthicum, Enjoy!

Light Rail (1)

Light Rail (2)

Keep Clicking!
J. Barnes

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 01:51:56 2012, in response to 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012.

It's sad that such great photos are ruined by the ugliest light rail units in North America in a city with such a horrible reputation...

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 04:06:53 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 01:51:56 2012.

would you say the same about los angeles ?

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by chud1 on Sun May 20 05:41:59 2012, in response to 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012.

great pics J. Barnes.
chud1.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Neil Feldman on Sun May 20 07:45:36 2012, in response to 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012.

Better location to shoot than by Camden Yards, nice John!

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 09:11:54 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 01:51:56 2012.

Since the line was built on the bones of two railroads (The Northern Central on the north end and the Baltimore and Annapolis on the south end, so the cars are more railroad than streetcars.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Fred G on Sun May 20 12:13:35 2012, in response to 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012.

Really nice work, JB!

your pal,
Fred

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 14:28:16 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 04:06:53 2012.

would you say the same about los angeles ?

The Siemens and Breda stock in LA aren't that bad looking. :-)

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by TERRapin station on Sun May 20 17:27:24 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 09:11:54 2012.

Huh????

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:34:50 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 14:28:16 2012.

ok
look kinda bland to me


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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:39:23 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 09:11:54 2012.

The LRVs on the Baltimore system do not change their characteristics because of the track that they run on. Would you care to clarify that statement? As stated, it makes little sense.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:40:01 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:34:50 2012.

blah - too much sun glare

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:42:23 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:40:01 2012.

it was a bright sunny day

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:44:49 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:42:23 2012.

and there are no filters for that?

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:48:57 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:44:49 2012.

not for a olympus stylus 1030 sw camera ...

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 20:15:30 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by TERRapin station on Sun May 20 17:27:24 2012.

Didn't you read what I posted about Baltimore's Light Rail cars.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 20:17:57 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 17:39:23 2012.

The cars are the size they have is because the north and south parts are built on the bones of two railroads and have railroad clearances.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 20:52:04 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 20:17:57 2012.

Are you saying that they are smaller than a streetcar would have been? In all honesty, I'm not quite getting what you are saying.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 20 21:01:04 2012, in response to 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by JBar387 on Sun May 20 01:44:04 2012.

Outstanding!!! :-)

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 20 21:03:31 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Sun May 20 01:51:56 2012.

a city with such a horrible reputation...

Not no worse than places like Bob Vogel and even Fred G have shot at, like Camden, NJ, or myself and Fred G have shot at like Oak Point Yard in the South Bronx, or parts of Brooklyn.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 20 21:14:59 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Sun May 20 17:34:50 2012.

After a -25 adjustment in midtone, and a +5 adjustment in contrast.......
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Whaddya think, Salaam??? And by the way, I didn't see nothing wrong really with the original photo, just my 2-cents!!! :-)

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 21:57:01 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Train Dude on Sun May 20 20:52:04 2012.

You did not read what I posted. The cars are railroad size, not streetcar size. They are 2 section articulated cars. A three car train is a city block long. They are called LRVs but light weight they are not. Since operations began in 1992 there have been 15 LRV vs automobiles/trucks and the LRV's win every time. The MTA has two small locomotives for emergency work that can only handle 1 LRV at a time.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Mon May 21 03:28:32 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 20 21:14:59 2012.

a lot more color for sure
thanks

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Mon May 21 07:52:36 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Mon May 21 03:28:32 2012.

The color balance was actually good. Just a tweak of midtone and contrast was all that was needed, and it was not any big adjustments. Again, the picture as it was did not look that bad at all.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 21 08:14:23 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 20:15:30 2012.

Of course I did. And what you said made no sense. Hence my post. You are supposed to be an expert in this area yet you make no sense. What's the problem?

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon May 21 10:55:32 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 21:57:01 2012.

They are called LRVs but light weight they are not.

The "light" in "light rail" has always referred to capacity, not weight.

Since operations began in 1992 there have been 15 LRV vs automobiles/trucks and the LRV's win every time.

Has there ever been a crash involving LRVs anywhere where the LRV didn't "win"?

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 21 12:11:33 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon May 21 10:55:32 2012.

That's exactly what I was going to ask.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Wayne-MrSlantR40 on Mon May 21 12:17:26 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 09:11:54 2012.

In Howard Street they are every inch the streetcar. Ditto at the Hunt Valley end, where the curves are as tight as a drum.

I did not care much for their appearance.

wayne


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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Terrapin Station on Mon May 21 18:08:28 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 21:57:01 2012.



The cars are railroad size, not streetcar size. They are 2 section articulated cars. A three car train is a city block long.

From what I've found online, they do not seem to be significantly larger than other modern LRVs. They may be wider than many/most and longer than many, but but not longer than all. They seem to pretty much look like LRVs, not heavy rail cars.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Mon May 21 19:40:20 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Dan Lawrence on Sun May 20 20:17:57 2012.

Kinda like HBLR, which runs on the former CNJ...

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by chuchubob on Mon May 21 22:23:19 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Mon May 21 19:40:20 2012.

River LINE runs on former Camden & Amboy, PRR, PC, Conrail, CSAO.

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by Neil Feldman on Mon May 21 22:57:08 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by TERRapin station on Mon May 21 08:14:23 2012.

You!

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by TERRapin station on Tue May 22 07:11:30 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Terrapin Station on Mon May 21 18:08:28 2012.

Bump

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Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail.

Posted by TERRapin station on Tue May 22 07:27:06 2012, in response to Re: 2 pics from yesterday Baltimore Light Rail., posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Mon May 21 19:40:20 2012.

Not really.

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