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Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« on: June 17, 2010, 06:47:54 AM »
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010, 10:33:15 AM »
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Found a new spot for some photos.  Franconia Springfield Metro/VRE station.  This is the beginning of triple track to D.C.  Also got an overhead walkway over the tracks.  Unfortunately nothing came thru the 2 hours I was there yesterday.



Overhead view with at least a Metro train.




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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010, 12:46:52 PM »
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Posted this on the Atlas board and Ed seemed to like it, so I'll share it here.  Ed, I don't remember exactly where I took this.  Do remember the train and that's about it.






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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 01:59:35 PM »
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Yeah Bob, that's a nice shot. Gonna save that for future reference...

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 02:15:40 PM »
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Posted this on the Atlas board and Ed seemed to like it, so I'll share it here.  Ed, I don't remember exactly where I took this.  Do remember the train and that's about it.

Bailey's Wye - Baltimore - that's Russell Street above and you are standing next to Warner Street.  i spent many hours in the grey building to the right of the loco in the background.  that's Paradox.  the locos appear to be heading to Riverside after a trip around the wye?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 03:15:06 PM »
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That's what I thought. I think it's that brick building (and the relatively good shape of the bridge) that was throwing me off.

Ahh yes, Paradox... I was there (but only once) back in 2000ish.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2010, 05:41:20 PM »
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Trains running on the new bridges now:



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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 07:02:11 PM »
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Chris,

The old bridge had a nice gentle curve, but the new bridge's track appears straight.  Does that affect the approach, causing a sharper curve entering the new trackage?  Or do the trains run under limited speeds here and a sharper curve doesn't affect operations?

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2010, 07:33:27 PM »
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Yeah the new bridge is straight, but there seem to be gentle enough curves at each end.
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=qvf4j688dgz3&scene=24531009&lvl=1&sty=b
From inside the old bridge you can see it line up with the tracks

It is odd why they didn't curve the new bridge.

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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2010, 12:02:23 AM »
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Straight bridges are cheaper.
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2010, 08:23:49 PM »
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Old bridge is prettier.  I'm guessing that they want to run taller stuff through there?
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Re: Thursday Proto Photo, Jun 17/10
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2010, 08:54:28 PM »
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