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Screenshot Contest! Ts20, 3rd Week Of September 2019

Discussion in 'Community Submissions' started by TrainSim-Dmitri, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. TrainSim-Dmitri

    TrainSim-Dmitri Staff Member

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    Welcome back to the Train Simulator 20 Screenshot Contest!

    This is the 3rd Week of September 2019

    This week's theme: Freestyle (freestyle again, but it's ok - feel free to test your skills with the new graphical settings :))

    Follow us on Instagram (instagram.com/trainsim) to see your screenshots featured on our feed!

    How it Works?

    Every Friday the Dovetail team will be choosing the winner of the previous week's contest, announcing the winners immediately and opening the new week's thread with the new theme.

    Competition Rules:
    • Limit is 2 screenshots per person; 1 screenshot per post.

    • Include in your post the route the screenshot was taken on.
    • Include the name of the train (if applicable).
    • Screenshots must be in a 16:9 resolution, at least 1920x1080 pixels.

    • Screenshots must fit the theme of the week, as stated at the end of this post.
    • Official content only. Please make sure anything that is not available on the Steam Store or Dovetail Store is not shown in the screenshot. - This means no reshade, repaint mods, track upgrades or workshop routes.

    • Your entry may be disqualified if it is deemed to not follow these rules. Please limit chat to only when absolutely necessary.
    • Competition closes at mid-day Friday (UK time). The winner will be chosen internally by Dovetail team every Friday.
    • Winner's Prize: The winning screenshot will appear in the game as a loadscreen for 4 weeks!
    T&C:

    • Please see the terms and conditions for this competition here:
    https://dovetailgames.com/competition-terms-and-conditions/

    • Note that by submitting an entry to this contest, you are consenting to us using your screenshot as a loading screen and showing it on our social media channels.
    Due to licensing restrictions, we unfortunately cannot accept entries taken on the routes listed in this thread.



    GOOD LUCK!
     
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  2. NHG

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    Route: Southwest main line
    Train: N/A
     

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    Train: Class 143
    Route: Bristol to Swansea
     

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    Screenshot_Albula Line_46.68071-9.67693_08-53-22.jpg
    A Ge 4/4 II slowly swings along the Landwasser Viaduct with a long train of passenger coaches on the Albula Line.
     
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    I got a new PC! So here's my first screenshot back! Screenshot_The Racetrack - Aurora to Chicago_41.83349--87.79279_13-05-58.jpg
    A duo of EMD GP38-2's leads a tanker train out of Cicero IL on a rainy day on The Racetrack: Aurora - Chicago route.
     
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    A Class 395 Javelin at Ebbsfleet Intl. Station on London - Faversham High Speed Route.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Screenshot_Corris Railway_52.65002--3.84177_08-11-48.jpg
    A narrow-gauge Corris Railway train is pulled towards the railway's namesake by Corris No. 7.

    Congrats on that new PC 777Gaming!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    [​IMG]
    Bringing back memories of the period an LMS 8F works a short train of empties on the Woodhead Route in the late fifties.
     
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    Screenshot_Bessemer & Lake Erie_40.85638--79.89291_00-04-16.jpg
    Bessemer & Lake Erie #514 roars through Butler one late evening in 1928.
    Route Used: Bessemer & Lake Erie
    Locomotive Used: B&LE Santa Fe
    I've used this scene a few times in the past, but it's never won. Hopefully that changes this week!
     
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    Screenshot_Donner Pass Southern Pacific_39.30375--120.25202_12-03-16.jpg
    AC-12, #4244 thunders over the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1955. It would be its last run over Donner Pass before being transferred to the Modoc Line.
    Route Used: Donner Pass Southern Pacific
    Locomotive Used: Southern Pacific Cab Forward
     
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    Screenshot_Promontory Summit_41.55113--112.11139_12-04-09.jpg
    Engineer, fireman, and two station staff pose for a portrait at Corrine station with UP 116 (included in the UP 119 pack) shortly before its departure over Promontory Summit.
     
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    Screenshot_Portsmouth Direct Line - London Waterloo to Portsmouth_51.46279--0.17232_07-09-34.jpg
    It's all action at Clapham Junction during rush hour, and a number of BR's MK1 EMUs (such as the Class 416 and Class 421) are hauling London's commuters in and out of the city, via numerous routes including the Portsmouth Direct Line.
     
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    Screenshot_North Jersey Coast Line_40.70223--74.19159_10-46-24.jpg
    CSX SD40-2 & NJT Cab Car meet on North Jersey Coast Line
     
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    Screenshot_Sherman Hill_41.13557--104.82620_13-02-19.jpg
    2 SW1500's sandwiching a Southern 8099 Heritage unit ES44AC at Cheyenne on Sherman Hill
     
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    Screenshot_Sacramento Northern, South End_37.82837--122.25962_10-46-04.jpg
    In 1938, SN 1003 Class Interurban driving through the streets of Oakland, Ca. on the Sacramento Northern, South End route.
     
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    Screenshot_Peninsula Corridor - San Francisco to Gilroy_37.31813--121.89347_06-34-07.jpg
    Early morning express MP36PH -3C taking off from Tamien to San Francisco for an early cloudy morning commute on the Peninsula Corridor - San Francisco to Gilroy.
     
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    20190409183345_1.jpg
    In 1986, a GWR Castle class leads a railtour along the north Wales coast line from Llandudno towards Holyhead. The mixed stock reflects the period when preserved coaches (red, chocolate and cream) were mixed with British Rail's blue and grey livery, which was just starting to be replaced at this time. The blue-grey stock would've been taken from regular service, while the preserved stock would've come from preserved railways. This train is 14 coaches long, so we can safely say it's a Summer holidays special. The train is pictured here leaving Bangor station, before entering the tunnel to the west. Shortly beyond that, the train will cross over the Menai straights onto the island of Anglesey.
     
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    Sadly the Bnsf Locomotives are not allowed for copyright reasons but the screenshot is still good.
     
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    Screenshot_Sherman Hill_41.12848--104.81362_07-32-17.jpg
    A SW10 Switcher picking up some empty autoracks in the Cheyenne yard on the Sherman Hill route.
     
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    The Black 5 4-6-0 on its morning run down the Somerset Dorset Joint Railway Screenshot_Somerset Dorset Joint Railway_51.13795--2.51393_09-35-45.jpg
     
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    20190921124441_1.jpg An EMD-ASEA found hauling the Northeast Regional near North Elizabeth station, along the NEC New York-Philadelphia Route in the '90s!
     
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    A trio of Class 442s at Brighton

    Route: London to Brighton
    Train: Gatwick Express RailWorks64 2019-09-21 19-41-17-029.jpg Class 442
     
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    [​IMG]Route: Sherman Hill
    Engines: UP Big Boy and UP Gas Turbine
     
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    [​IMG]Route: Sherman Hill
    Engines: UP GP40-2, UP ES44AC and UP SD70M
     
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    A pair of Pennsylvania EMD F7As lead a train out of Altoona on the Horseshoe Curve.
     
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    A GE U36B in Seaboard System livery leads a train long hood forward through a very busy West Palm Beach station past Amtrak's Silver Meteor led by 2 GE P42DCs, on the Miami - West Palm Beach route, while a commercial airliner flies overhead toward the Miami airport
     
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    [​IMG]
    Class 390 Speeding Towards Preston
     
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    [​IMG]
    Class 390 Speeding Past Lancaster Towards Glasgow Central
     
  30. Random Railfan

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    You can't have any 3rd party add-ons unfortunately. I see that you have the AP Track Enhancement Pack and what appears to be RW Enhancer.
     
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    [​IMG]
    An Amtrak Acela trainset passes by the long abandoned NYW&B Westchester Avenue Station.
    Route: NEC: New York-New Haven
    Locomotive: Acela
     
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    Two GP9's lead a northbound Southern Pacific passenger train out of one of the tunnels en route to San Francisco on a Foggy Morning.
    Route: Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco – San Jose Route
    Locomotive: GP9
     
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  33. Theangrywelshmab

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    I dont have any addons its all standard
     
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    Screenshot_Settle to Carlisle_54.25647--2.34235_12-02-59.jpg The Fifteen Guinea Special on the 11th August 1968
    Route: Settle to Carlisle
    Loco: Black Five
     
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    Screenshot_Settle to Carlisle_54.25387--2.34395_12-03-38.jpg Another Shot of The Fifteen Guinea Special
    Route: Settle to Carlisle
    Loco: Black Five
     
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  36. Brutalist Ape

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    Wow! Absolutely stunning. The new black and white filter really makes this look like one of those classic old steam engine photos in my grandpa's books. I'd be delighted if this wins. Great shot!
     
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    Thank You. I'm really glad you like it and really appreciate that. Hope yours does well too.
     
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    You have the track enhancement pack I can tell
     
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    Screenshot_Bessemer & Lake Erie_40.75161--79.88002_10-03-00.jpg Ford Mine 0-6-0 2 working the tipple at Ford Mine before taking 18 loaded coal hoppers up the hill to the B&LE siding at Indianola on 14 Jul 23 (Route (B&LE)) Loco Ford Mine (B&LE) 0-6-0.
     
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    I'd love to include some shots, but I'm pretty certain using RW enhancer is against the rules even though the route and loco are official. Here's a shot of the Gatwick Express old school, class 442 on it's way to London.

    gatwick-express-1.jpg
     
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    Yeah you can't use RW Enhancer. I don't think you're supposed to post pictures that break the rules here either. It is a really nice shot though!
     
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    And in an ideal world, the shot below would be acceptable :) How about a truly freestyle competition thread to show what TS2020 can be capable of with less restrictions?

    A 322 running a special from Waverley on a gorgeous summer's day.

    waverly-322.jpg
     
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    Nice shot, but as I said before, you can't post screenshots that break the rules.
     
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    Thank you mate.

    I can't see myself downgrading the work I've put into railworks64 at this stage but I would really appreciate the opportunity to take part in screenshot competitions that feature on the splash loading screens, perhaps in an unrestricted category. Dimitri, could you possibly arrange this and get a stamp of approval from the main man? No worries if not, if you don't ask, you don't get :)
     
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    There is a screenshot thread with no rules if you want to post there instead. You don't get your pictures featured but it is nice to get feedback from fellow users. I also use a lot of mods, from visual to sounds, but I just enter with unmodded stuff. I may or may not use sound mods on some of the entries but you can't tell so it really doesn't matter ;)
     
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    [​IMG]
    Summer gives way to the mellow mists of autumn and a Class 70 uses the avoiding lines to take its train through a misty Newport station on the South Wales Coastal route.
     
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    This would be great. I've always struggled with the "no add ons" rule because 90% of my screenshots (including most of the best ones) are ineligible because they use a non-standard livery or non-standard rolling stock. One time I had someone complain because I posted a picture of Flying Scotsman and somebody objected that I had a freaking sound pack installed. Ouff....
     
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    Except the SSS sound packs also significantly change the particles, so the steam and smoke coming out is visibly very different.

    You can't blame Dovetail for only wanting to promote their stuff, indeed it might get them into trouble if what they show requires extra cost options outside what they are referencing on the screen shot.
     
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    It seems very petty that not everyone can take part, or have their screenshots featured because of minor differences.

    To be perfectly frank, I thought TS looked pretty garbage when I first installed it. The splash screens, no matter how talented the pic taker, look like they were rustled up on a Pentium 133 back in 1998. The 3d graphics are dull and lifeless.

    Invest in a few 3rd party add ons and the whole package begins to shine and look like it was made in 2019. It can _almost_ look photo-real. Which makes a huge difference for simulation immersion.

    I think, at a business level, DTG should perhaps partner with the very best 3rd party providers and endorse as official add ons, as this benefits absolutely everyone.

    I'm not one for petty exclusions. If it's a good looking screenshot, or an end user has spent £800 on official DLC and £400 on unofficial DLC and weeks tweaking their rig to support an ageing and badly maintained framework to offset neglect in investment of said framework, then the very least the parent company could do is allow a few screenshots.

    Because, really, who's it hurting? Nobody.

    Reminds me of a Stuart Lee quote, "Get back in the sea..." :)
     
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    Screenshot_Feather River Canyon_40.00687--120.94170_08-50-23.jpg Screenshot_Feather River Canyon_40.00687--120.94170_08-50-23.jpg WP F7A 917A & 914A stopped enroute to Quincy due to pickup parked on the tracks (Engine (FP7A 917A);Route (WP Feather River Canyon). Screenshot_Feather River Canyon_40.00687--120.94170_08-50-23.jpg
     
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