Ohiorailfan wrote:Who cares if it's in a cramped museum. It's going to be a once in lifetime opportunity.
And at the end of the day, I've already spent more time & gas money chasing down "good shots" of heritage units than a trip to Spencer would be and I've only gotten 4 of the ones released so far. Several of them (Southern and Interstate come to mind right off) have never been north of West Viriginia to date. It's a chance to see and shoot every single one at one event that will likely never come along again. Yeah, I'd rather get each unit in beautiful light leading a train out on the road at a distinctive location... but that could take somewhere between years and never (to get all of them) at this rate plus considerably more time & money. So Spencer looks like a pretty good deal to me and so what that tons of other foamers will "have the same shot". It's the chance to have your very own pictures of what will surely be an iconic photo event - like being present for this:
But to each their own. That's one of the things that makes this hobby interesting is everyone has their own interests and things that make them head out the door.