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by pica
Tue May 20, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: So just how lame is the new Fostoria Rail Park?
Replies: 32
Views: 9555

Re: So just how lame is the new Fostoria Rail Park?

Well for starters a bathroom would have been nice.
by pica
Tue May 20, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: So just how lame is the new Fostoria Rail Park?
Replies: 32
Views: 9555

So just how lame is the new Fostoria Rail Park?

I'm going down to Fostoria on Saturday. I was really looking forward to going to this new rail park I've been hearing about for the last 10 years. After seeing videos on YouTube the rail park looks kind of lame. I mean come on seriously. You've had over 10 years to design a rail park that could have...
by pica
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Just don't enjoy rail-fanning like I use to.
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Just don't enjoy rail-fanning like I use to.

I've loved trains since I was a little kid. I've been going train watching for years. It just seems that lately I'm not enjoying it as much. It's hard to explain but I'm not enjoying the places I usually go. Besides Durand which I still love but now I work Saturdays and I'm not able to go as much. I...
by pica
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Trespasser Wins Settlement
Replies: 25
Views: 1523

Re: Trespasser Wins Settlement

Don't mean to change the subject. Does anyone else remember this. There is a park in Royal Oak across the tracks from a high school. Not sure if it's still a high school. But anyway, there was a hole in the fence for years separating the park from the railroad tracks. I admit I even would go through...
by pica
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Sunday train watching
Replies: 30
Views: 3750

Re: Sunday train watching

railohio wrote:
pica wrote:If I was to go to Ohio, I'd have to go to either Deshler or Fostoria.
Why?
Because those are the only places I know of. I tried to go to Toledo but could not find a good place to park. I've heard of Vickers but could not find it. Not interested in going to Berea.
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Anyone using rrpicturearchives.net
Replies: 11
Views: 10602

Re: Anyone using rrpicturearchives.net

railohio wrote:Based on the photos I see on it, I'd guess there are no screeners at all.
LOL yea it sure looks that way.
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Anyone using rrpicturearchives.net
Replies: 11
Views: 10602

Anyone using rrpicturearchives.net

I stumbled upon a website called rrpicturearchives.net. I never even new this existed. Anyone submitting pictures to this site? Is it any easier to get pics accepted then the other railroad picture website?
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Sunday train watching
Replies: 30
Views: 3750

Re: Sunday train watching

Otherwise, go to Romulus or Delray, less than half the distance away. Delray is the busiest junction in MI. However, I hear these days even it is a little slow sometimes. Never really felt safe going to Delray alone. Would do Romulus. Also have heard many people mention Wyandotte, although not sure...
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Sunday train watching
Replies: 30
Views: 3750

Re: Sunday train watching

I would try Ohio. Sorry, looking for someplace a little closer to home. West Bloomfield to Durand - 59 miles - 71 minutes per Bing. West Bloomfield to Toledo Ohio - 71 miles - 70 minutes per Bing. I'd absolutely vote for Toledo if you are still from the West bloomfield area, Pica. Otherwise, go to ...
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Sunday train watching
Replies: 30
Views: 3750

Re: Sunday train watching

railohio wrote:I would try Ohio.
Sorry, looking for someplace a little closer to home.
by pica
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Sunday train watching
Replies: 30
Views: 3750

Sunday train watching

Hi Everyone, I just started a new job that requires me to work Saturdays. So now the only day I get to go train watching is Sunday. I know Sundays can be kind of hit or miss. Anyone know any good Sunday train watching locations? How is Durand on Sundays?
by pica
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Cropping question
Replies: 6
Views: 7903

Re: Cropping question

I use IPhoto on a Mac.
by pica
Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Cropping question
Replies: 6
Views: 7903

Cropping question

Hi Guys, photos submitted to railpictures.net have to be so many pixels high by so many pixels wide. So my problem is when I start cropping to meet the requirements I lose a lot of the original image on the sides or top. Is there a way to meet their pixel requirement but keep the whole image. My pic...
by pica
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Anybody taking pictures of signals
Replies: 30
Views: 21841

Re: Anybody taking pictures of signals

Since I first posted this thread, my brother and I have gone to Fostoria and other places taking pictures. He's really into photography and has helped me learn to take pictures. Not all the shots I took have been keepers but I got some really good shots. Plan to open a Flickr account and post some t...
by pica
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Durand Memorial Railroad Park
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Durand Memorial Railroad Park

Norm wrote:The locals trespass much more than railfans.
Agreed. Every time I'm in Durand I always see kids carrying their bikes across the diamond or across the tracks.
by pica
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Michigan Talk
Topic: Durand Memorial Railroad Park
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Durand Memorial Railroad Park

I just saw the final plans for the Park that Durand is planing on building on most of the vacant land surrounding the depot. The plans call for shopping, cafes, sports fields, a water park, a pedestrian bridge over the Canadian National tracks, and some other things. Looks like it could be really ni...
by pica
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Michigan Railroad Map
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Michigan Railroad Map

Does anyone know if the State of Michigan makes railroad maps. I got an Ohio railroad map last weekend in Fostoria.
by pica
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Ohio Talk
Topic: Triple Crown Roadrailers
Replies: 20
Views: 2557

Triple Crown Roadrailers

I was in Fostoria over the weekend with my brother. I was telling him about the Norfolk Southern Roadrailer train. We didn't see any all weekend. Then Ellen came by passing out Ohio Railroad Maps, finally she had something I could use. On the back of the map was a bunch of little maps. One of the ma...
by pica
Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: Where to train watch in Boston.
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Where to train watch in Boston.

Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated.
by pica
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Where to go in Berea.
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Where to go in Berea.

Some of you may have seen my other post on Horseshoe Curve. I decided that was to far out of my way and going to Berea, Ohio makes much more sense. Could you guys tell me where the best locations are to go to in Berea. I don't want to end up on RR property. Are there any places there to eat or stay ...