Ts21 : : Screenshot Contest : Week 21 - May 2021

Discussion in 'Creation Centre' started by DTG Jamie, May 28, 2021.

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  1. Rolling Stock Only

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Worldwide

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. No Trains

    2 vote(s)
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  4. BR Green and Blue

    9 vote(s)
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  5. Nameplates and Numbers

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  6. Summer

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  7. Cabs and Footplates

    8 vote(s)
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  8. London Calling

    2 vote(s)
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  9. Little and Large

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  10. Busy Sheds and Workshops

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  1. DTG Jamie

    DTG Jamie Staff Member

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    Welcome back to the Train Simulator Screenshot Contest!

    This week's theme is: Railroad/Railway Crossings




    You can vote for next week's theme in the poll attached to this thread. What is your choice?

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

    How does it work?

    You can submit your screenshot to the thread, and every Friday we will choose which screenshots will go to the loading screens. Shortly after, we will open a new thread and announce the winners. Each week has its own theme which is voted for by the community.

    Competition Rules:
    • Limit is 2 screenshots per person; 1 screenshot per post.
    • Include in your post the route the screenshot was taken on as well as 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 beginning of this post.
    • In order to qualify for the competition, screenshots must be taken from products published by Dovetail Games that are currently on sale.
    Other Rules:

    • 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 every Friday.
    • Winner's Prize: The winning screenshot will appear in the game as a loading screen for 1 week!
    (Please Note since the new update which changes loading times we have decided to change it to 1 week)


    T&C:
    • Please refer 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 (such as Instagram)
     
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  2. cilgin_trenci44

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    20210224132651_1.jpg
    Locomotive: EMD F9
    Route: Soldier Summit
     
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  3. trainfan120

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    Locomotives: UP Heritage pack (1982), Sherman hill (ES44AC)
    Route: Pacific Surfliner
     
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  4. matthewnoel2411

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    Route: South Western Expressways: Bristol, Taunton, Westbury & Exeter
    Train: First Great Western Class 43 Screenshot_South Western Express.jpg
     
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  5. UP13

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    Route: West Somerset Railway
    Loco: Southern S15
    Screenshot_West Somerset Railway_51.20322--3.46075_12-00-51.jpg
     
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  6. UP13

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    Route: West Somerset Railway
    Locos: GWR Modified Hall and SDJR 7F
    Screenshot_West Somerset Railway_51.18168--3.40151_12-00-38.jpg
     
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  7. JGRudnick

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    ES44AC
    Norfolk Southern Coal District
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  8. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Peace River
    SD40-2W
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    ETTG Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot_Pacific Surfliner_33.41967--117.61980_10-02-51_2.jpg

    A southbound San Diegan arrives at San Clemente Pier
    Route: Pacific Surfliner LA - San Diego
    Locomotive: Dash 8-32BWH
     
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  10. ETTG

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    Screenshot_Weardale and Teesdale Rail Network_54.54074--1.67331_19-31-41_2.jpg

    A Westbound waits to depart from Piercebridge
    Route: Weardale & Teesdale Network
    Locomotive: Class 37
     
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  11. triznya.andras

    triznya.andras Well-Known Member

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    Certainly not the highest fidelity, but fresh, crunchy, moody, and sports a car that is proof of time travel.
    BR Blue Class 33/1 on Portsmouth Direct Line (2011) during Leaves on the Line.
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  12. Meeper5

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    [​IMG]Route: Sherman Hill
    Engines: Smokebox UP Big Boy and UP SD70ACe
     
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  13. Meeper5

    Meeper5 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]Route: Sherman Hill
    Engines: Smokebox UP Big Boy and UP SD70ACe
     
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  14. lord_raccoon

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    [​IMG]
    Route: Pacific Surfliner: LA - San Diego
    Loco: Los Angeles Commuter Rail F59PH Loco Add-On
     
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  15. garbage

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    Train Simulator (x64) 2021_5_18 13_33_51.png
    Route: Union Pacific's Wasatch Grade
    Locomotive: EMD F7 Union Pacific
     
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  16. Blacknred81

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    Screenshot_Soldier Summit - Helper to Salt Lake City_40.22623--111.67159_11-57-50.jpg
    A trio of Union Pacific SD90/43MAC's lead a coal train thru Provo, Utah. passing over the 700 Street crossing, on a spring morning.
    Route: Soldier Summit: Helper - Salt Lake City
    Locomotives: EMD SD9043MAC
     
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  17. Blacknred81

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    Screenshot_Donner Pass Southern Pacific_39.52856--119.81407_20-46-00.jpg
    An early evening Southern Pacific freight lead by SP#9227 heads westbound thru downtown Reno, passing by the famous Reno Arch on North Virginia Street.
    Route: Donner Pass
    Locomotives: EMD SD45T-2
     
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  18. aisabau

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    [​IMG]
    Locomotive: EMD F7
    Route: Norfolk Southern N Line
     
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  19. triznya.andras

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    Toothpaste Railtour on the Portsmouth Direct Line - NSE Class 33 leads a BR Blue Mk1 set, book ended by a DB Schenker (red) Class 37.
    Crazy how some of these 33s have no headlights whatsoever.
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  20. UP13

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    Like the Southern slam door EMUs and DEMUs, I believe that the (poorly) illuminated headcode counted as a headlight. I think there were retro fitted in more modern times.

    I remember reading about a southern slammer on a railtour or interregional working outside of the southern region and a signalman raising the alarm due to a missing rear tail lamp (red).
     
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  21. trainsimplayer

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    download (17).jpeg
    Slightly Stretching it, but still a crossing
    Class 43 HST (FGW)
    Riviera Line

     
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  22. TicoXotaR

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    Route: Wherry Lines
    Locomotive: BR Class 150/2 Sprinter DMU
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  23. garbage

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    Train Simulator (x64) 2021_5_29 23_43_13.png
    Route:Granger Heartland: Kansas City - Topeka
    Locomotive:SD70AH UP
     
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  24. WhippleStripper

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    Did you know there's a limit of two entries per competitor?
     
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  25. aisabau

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    [​IMG]

    Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
    Route: Norfolk Southern N Line
     
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  26. Buynot

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    Screenshot_Union Pacific's Wasatch Grade_41.25153--111.05532_10-43-26.jpg
    Big Boy #4008 rolls through a rural grade crossing with a freight train somewhere between Evanston and Wahsatch, Utah.
    Route Used: Union Pacific's Wasatch Grade
    Locomotive Used: Union Pacific Big Boy
     
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  27. Buynot

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    Screenshot_North Jersey Coast Line_40.48178--74.27855_16-33-57.jpg
    An NJT commuter train rolls through South Amboy, New Jersey on a bright and sunny summer afternoon.
    Route Used: North Jersey Coastline
    Locomotive Used: NJT ALP-45DP
     
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    thanks for your reminder :-D
     
  29. steammaster4449

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    Okay that's a unique shot, and I'm a bit of a stickler for those, so good on ya for that one.
     
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  30. Cuddy_Man

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    OeBB 1189 "Crocodile".
    Mittenwaldbahn route.
     
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    Route: Chatham Main & Medway Valley Lines
    Loco: Class 375/7 & Class 395
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    Route: Chatham Main & Medway Valley Lines
    Loco: Class 375/7
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    Class 55 Deltic on the Western Mainline en route to Bristol
     
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    Late autumn and the snow begins to settle on high ground as a BR Class 37 negotiates a crossing on the West Highland Extension route.
     
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  35. NEC Railfan

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    Light moves with Dash 7s along the coal district.
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    Loco: NS C36-7 (Big 7s)
    Route: NS Coal District
     
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  36. NEC Railfan

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    Approaching Springdale on the New Canaan Branch. RailWorks64 2021-06-03 20-21-26.png
    Loco: Metro North M2 EMU
    Route: New York - New Haven
     
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    OeBB 1189 "Crocodile".
    Mittenwaldbahn route.
     
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  38. DTG Jamie

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  39. aisabau

    aisabau New Member

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    Hi Jamie, this is my first time entering in the screenshot competition, could you be nice and explain on how exactly the winner is decided? I don't want to sound like a sour looser but i think that Blacknred81's and mine are a bit better.
     
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  40. Michael Newbury

    Michael Newbury Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Cuddy_Man great shot.
     
  41. NEC Railfan

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    From what I think, you have to be smart about how you choose your locomotive and rolling stock, because I think they wanna balance out the gallery, other wise they would have most likely chosen a UK shot almost every time. Everyone has preference, and in no disrespect to those who have won, but they are being chosen based off region and not actually how good it looks. I've seen amazing shots be ignored in favor of a foreign loco/route, probably for diversity purposes...

    A great solution in my opinion would be for it to be democratic, meaning whoever gets the most likes is chosen as the winner, and in case of a tie, Jamie can choose then. The reason for this is because then people will like the screenshot that won because they voted in favor of it.
     
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  42. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    Back when these competitions first started, it used to be based on whoever got the most upvotes. It worked great for a while, but then people started creating alt accounts and would mass upvote their own posts so DTG decided to just have the staff vote for who they thought had the best shot. I'm not sure if they're still doing that or if they have a different system for deciding winners now, but that's my understanding of how it works.
     
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  43. Nacho

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    It was a tough one anyway, I find almost all the screenshots of this week worth winning. Most of the time I found the best ones not winning in favour of some others that I don't find that good enough, but this week's winner seems fair to me.
     
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  44. Nacho

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    And congratulations Cuddy_Man, of course!
     
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    Congratulations.
     
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    Belle capture d'écran... Bravo... Cuddy_Man great shot!
     
  47. IronBladder

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    I don't know whether Jamie has replied privately, but I'd suggest you look carefully at the rules (first post). DTG seem to be quite strict about only featuring vanilla products without enhancements. Both your screenshots are .png files which I don't think is a native screenshot format, so that and the unusual colouring suggests some kind of post processing, which DTG may not like. Also check the requirements about format. Your two screenshots at 1280 x 720 are smaller than the required format.

    My observation is that DTG seem to like shots that clearly pick up on the theme, have visual interest and showcase their products well. Good luck.

    And well done Cuddy_Man, that orange beast certainly catches my eye.
     
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  48. aisabau

    aisabau New Member

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    Both of my screenshots are 1920 x 1080 resolution and as for the type of file used I don't think that should be an issue.
     
  49. Meeper5

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    I've had that same problem too, what I do now is when viewing the screenshot on steam, I press "copy link address" which copies the image in its full resolution, if you click "copy page URL" it copies the entire steam URL the screenshot was posted too which for some reason changes the size, not sure how other people do it but that's what I do
     
  50. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    I upload my screenshots right off my computer out of the game files. I have never had an issue with my screenshots being smaller than 1920x1080
     

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