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Raildan's Obnoxious Amount Of Mediocre Screenshots

Discussion in 'Community Submissions' started by raildan, May 9, 2019.

  1. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    (I thought this was fitting for a first image here)

    For a while, I've been holding back all my screenshots for any potential screenshot competition, so I don't miss any chance to win one. First off, not only is that way overvaluing the quality of some of these screenshots, but way underestimating the number of screenshots I take in this game. That limit of 2 screenshots per contest and the whole theme thing really makes that a terrible idea. So, I'm starting a thread and dumping a bunch of screenshots on it, just like everyone else. Hopefully they will be better than the lame humor in this OP...
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    First, I thought I'd start with a few that would be automatically disqualified from the weekly contests...

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    At first, this might seem to be a normal day at Penn Station, and maybe it is... but in that case I'm not sure I have all my signal aspects down, because I'm a bit confused as to what I'm supposed to do when I encounter a "seizure" aspect.

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    Impostor geep or MSTS flashback? You decide!
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Throwback time... all of the following screenshots were from when CSX:HH was the only route in the game.

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    This one right here is actually the first screenshot I ever took, unless I did anything in the beta that I forgot about.

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    A quiet night... but not for long.

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    GREEN! My eyes hurt a bit after looking at this picture... also, no exhaust on the lead engine? Strange...

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    This one's kinda nice, actually... not much to say here. I wish CSX still used geeps like this though... if the services were more realistic everything would be pulled by an AC4400CW maybe with an SD40-2 trailing somewhere.

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    No idea where any of these pictures actually are on the route, by the way.
     
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    raildan, cool, atmospheric screens! :)
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! That means a lot coming from one of the leading figures in the art of TSW screenshotting, if that was a thing at least!

    Snowy day in New York, with a bunch of close-up detail shots, simply because the detail is there:
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    In preparation for the new route with the 101, I tried running the 101 the other day to see if I still had the hang of it and I was *only* running several minutes late and only completely overshot stations at like 40 mph twice! I'm sorry, I don't mean to brag.

    In no particular order:

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    Speeding along, because clearly speed is what these things do best, right?

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    Slaithewaite is really easy to overshoot, I tell you!

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    Cab shot that looks cool but would probably blind the driver in real life

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    Big smokestack, small train.
     
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  7. Challenger3985

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    Nice shots indeed. No idea that there can be two GP38s with the same numbers, at the same time. Good eyes man, good eyes :)
     
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    Gotta say I very much like the humour of those captions :D
    Oh, and the screenshots look nice too
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    In late commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the a certain transcontinental railroad, I decided to play a bit of CSX:HH, as it's the only mainline American freight mountain pass thing we have. Ok, yes, I did try to go out and catch some trains, but Friday was really kind of insane and I the time i had to railfan just so happened to be the least busy time of day... I sat by the tracks for an hour and all the signals stayed red, I only caught one local thingy heading into a yard (on a nearby, unsignalled track, so yes the signals were still red), and I just decided I was hungry and left. I was also gonna actually travel somewhere busier the next day, but instead I just slept in, so... at least I have some screenshots.

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    The AC4400CW does look pretty cool in game, even if it sounds terrible to be honest.

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    Another angle of the same train in similar scenery

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    Meet on Sand Patch Summit! No, this isn't going to be for the screenshot competition... I have a few ideas for that!

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    Same train again, but the TRAILING unit this time!

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    Another meet, but this time with different power!
     
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    Oh, and while I was driving, this happened:

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    I feel like something's missing... hmm...

    but then it got worse:

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    Flying train!

    This was probably the worst LOD issues I've ever experienced, it was fun while it lased but thankfully it fixed itself not too long after the invisible bridge.
     
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    Someone on the "What's your favorite service?" thread mentioned the 08:36 class 166 service to Reading on GWE as it's the only service in the whole game to stop at Hanwell. Withnot muchelse to do, I did it... only to reach AS FAR AS TWYFORD before getting curious and IN THE FREE CAMERA MODE flying down the branch line to see how far they had detailed it- for those who aren't aware, for some reason, even the external camera causes the session to end. Bummer. I didn't save. nor did I get a screenshot at Hanwell! A wasted opportunity.

    But the drive started out with a nice race:
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    Another angle, I'm in the lead now!
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    Same trains, two different speeds at Ealing Broadway, unless this isn't Ealing Broadway, in that case it's the same trains at two different speeds somewhere else.
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    That passing 166 had a meet with an HST in the opposite direction. I spun around and hit CTRL+ F12 (should have just hit F12 for the motion blur, oh well), but clearly my timing was... uh... not great. Stupid pole!
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    Also, there's an uncollected collectable in this picture... even worse!
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Obligatory new route screenshot dump!

    Thornaby Depot really likes birds, apparently
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    I found a railroad crossing- I mean level crossing, right- without any lights! I assume this is prototypical, but it does look kinda strange to me...
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    It's not all about the 37, you know... there's also this thing! And the 37! Ok, I'll admit that the 37 is the newest and therefore most interesting thing in the route to me, although the 08 has some really good new sounds and physics as well.
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    I'll give you a moment to figure out what exactly is going on here. This isn't an exterior camera view, and I was *supposedly* driving the train...

    ...eh, it was in slow speed control anyways. Perfectly safe, right? Oh, AND I FORGOT THE MARKER LIGHTS!
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    Lastly, I just ran the 08 down the more scenic end of the TVL with a passenger service. Here we see it picking up passengers at Bishops Ldyeard. Wait, what? (Shh- don't tell DTG!)
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    Of course, that wasn't the only release today! We also saw the release of the long-awaited CSX PHYSICS UPDATE! And it came with LIGHTNING! And... no GP40-2 or NEC changes whatsoever, which is interesting, makes me think there will be a CSX update part 2 at one point.

    Lighting changes are obvious the moment you leave he loading screen. This AC4400CW cab looks a lot nicer and more shaded now.
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    Here's what the lighting looks like from the outside. Pretty nice, huh?
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    Yeah... I can't handle the fame of winning the screenshot contest. Now I have to take this picture every time I pass the summit. It's unhealthy, I know (joking, of course... probably).
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    The tunnel looks better before we even go into it!
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    Inside the tunnel- it's actually dark! Crazy, right?
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    The lighting looks fantastic! Awesome screenshots too raildan!
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    The titel of this thread very clearly says an "obnoxious amount" of screenshots. Do you call 39 screenshots (yes, I just counted them) obnoxious? I didn't think so. I'm not going to go around promoting false advertising here, so have this!

    Uh, it always seems standard to post screenshots of new releases, and two DLC have been released since I have last posted pictures on here. But I don't have either of them, so I guess I'll just post pictures of the Class 08 from TVL (as it was also in the better of the two new DLC I don't have) and maybe just random NEC stuff later on.

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    Just a nice shot of the Class 08 that feels kind of like one of the marketing shots from an article announcing it. Looks pretty cool in it, though. This shot is definitely more rad than filler.

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    Not the best shot, but there are not one but TWO 08's in here! I'm calling that a win.

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    I was gonna submit this into the screenshot contest with the "Yards" theme, but I just kinda forgot so here it is

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    And here we have yet another totally normal class 08 in its natural habitat. This is totally Tees Yard, no clue what you're talking about.

    And yes the red marker light isn't on, I get it.

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    While I don't have a Class 40, here's a 37, which looks more or less the same anyway *ducks and runs for cover*
     
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