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Old 07-09-2008, 07:26 AM
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Location: San Jose, CA
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Is this train headed into a tunnel? Looks like it is but looks can be deceiving.
Nice photo. A new CSX center is being built up the road from me. I'm sure they would like to see it.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:24 AM
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Thanks Nomadicus. There was no tunnel. This was taken in NY, along the Hudson river. I was walking down the tracks looking for birds to photograph, and was passing through a narrows between the big rock ledge on the right, and the mountain on the left. Suddenly a train appeared, and my first reaction was to run out of the narrow place so I wouldn't be so close to the train. Instead, I opted to stand my ground and take a picture of it, just before the train whizzed by uncomfortably close to me.
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Old 07-09-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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More of the truth with some proof.

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Old 07-09-2008, 12:44 PM
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Holy crap, how big is that thing!
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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Holy crap, how big is that thing!
According to my gray matter it is about 10' or so long. Maybe 7' wide. Specs should be findable on the net. 4 or 5 people pushed it out on the runway to the starting line. Was awesome to see that kid fly it for the owner.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Frankie, your bringing back memories. I grew up in Seaboard country. Saw many a ton of phosphate being taken to the loading docks at Boca Grande. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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I sat that ride out.

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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kdog here is reference for scale. This jet is about 2/3 the size of the biplane.


And here's what it looks like at about 200 mph. These were both taken with a 10D.

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