Ts21 : : Screenshot Contest : Week 6 - February 2021

Discussion in 'Creation Centre' started by DTG Jamie, Feb 12, 2021.

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  2. Winter Sun

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  3. Cabs and Footplates

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  6. Freight

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  7. Commute

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  8. Reflections

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  9. At Station

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  10. Exhaust Fumes

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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: Branch Lines




    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 4 weeks!


    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)
     
  2. cscarpenter

    cscarpenter Well-Known Member

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    A Class 45 "Peak" hauling China Clay on the Lostwithiel to Carne Point Branch Line.
    Loco:- Class 45 "Peak
    Route:- China Clay For Export
     
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    D1661 resplendant on a beautiful summers day.
    This branch line to Minehead is still operational but is now a 22 mile long Heritage Line.
    Loco:- Class 47
    Route:- West Somerset Railway
     
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  4. Meeper5

    Meeper5 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]Route: N-Line
    Engines: NS GP40-2 and GP38-2 high hood
     
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  5. WhippleStripper

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    Class 37, West Highland Line South.
     
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  6. Texasrangers UK

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    Class 37 over Glenfinnan Viaduct.
    West Highland route
     
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  7. JGRudnick

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    Peace River Route
    SD70M-2
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    JGRudnick Well-Known Member

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    Peace River Route
    SD40-2W
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    JJTimothy Well-Known Member

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    Be advised that this will be ineligible for the competition. Because of licensing issues BNSF stock and routes are unavailable outside the US and entries have to be made up of items that are available to all comers.
     
  10. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Screenshot_Peninsula Corridor - San Francisco to Gilroy_37.48847--122.21742_20-00-08.jpg
    Union Pacific #1335 leads the Broadway Local down Chestnut Street towards the Port of Redwood City, with a load of rocks for a cement plant, in the early evening.
    Route: Peninsula Corridor: San Francisco to Gilroy
    Locomotive: EMD GP40-2, EMD GP38-2
     
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  11. Craigie-C

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    A Class 111 crossing the River Dee on the Kircudbright branch of the West of Scotland Lines - The Port Road Route.
     
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  12. 777Gaming

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    Screenshot_VNHRR Springfield Line_41.83145--72.73293_11-30-45.jpg
    It's the summer of 1951, and we're at Bloomfield, Connecticut. Just a couple minutes prior, an ALCo S2 switcher has arrived with a local passenger train, that's bound for Hartford to the south. Meanwhile, a GE 44 Tonner is carrying out local switching operations on the industry beside the station, after leaving it's main train on the siding.

    Locos: ALCo S2, GE 44 Tonner
    Route: VNHRR Springfield Line
     
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  13. UP13

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    Not sure why I'm bothering after seeing some of the magnificent entries already posted but here are my attempts.

    Route: Isle of Wight
    Information: I thought nothing could be more quintessential branch line then a single line rural line with a tank engine and a couple of carriages. Yes technically this is a modern preserved steam railway with an industrial engine but I felt it embodied the spirit of the theme.
    Screenshot_The Isle of Wight_50.70689--1.21820_14-02-03.jpg
     
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  14. Blacknred81

    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    Note, each entry needs to be in its own post.

     
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    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Very good attempts indeed!
     
  16. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Class 101 DMU on the Somerset Dorset Joint Railway.

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    Class 117 DMU on the North Somerset Railway.

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  18. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for breaking the rules. I will edit.
     
  19. UP13

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    Route: Western Lines of Scotland
    Locomotive: Class 20
    Information: I know most people on here prefer more modern traction over steam so I've posted a Type 2 diesel taking a short freight train of fuel tankers, conflats and cattle vans crossing the Tongaland Viaduct on route from Kirkcudbright to the mainline at Castle Douglas.
    Screenshot_West of Scotland Lines - The Port Road_54.85782--4.03810_12-04-01.jpg
     
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  20. Peter Hayes

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    Branch (tree) Line (OH) on the Woodhead branch line 4 woodhead.jpg
     
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  21. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    I like that!

    I wonder, was that taken in twilight, or maybe you’re getting the same issue I had: the two I just posted look like it’s well on the way to nighttime, but it was not nearly as dark on the screen as the shots appear. For some reason my screenshots appear a lot darker than the screen.
     
  22. UP13

    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    I set it to fog.
     
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    UP13 Well-Known Member

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    I applaud your creativity.
     
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    Screenshot_Feather River Canyon_39.50014--121.55450_10-57-46.jpg
    A Southern Pacific GP20 leads a local back to Roseville on SP's Oroville's Branchline in the early afternoon, with Western Pacific's California Zephyr on the WP mainline in the background. The Southern Pacific would eventually pull out of Oroville in the late 70's.
    Route: Feather River Canyon
    Locomotive: EMD GP20, EMD FP7
     
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  25. lord_raccoon

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    [​IMG]
    Route: Weardale & Teesdale Network
    Loco: BR Class 105
     
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  26. lord_raccoon

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    Route: Edinburgh-Glasgow
    Loco: EWS Class 08[​IMG]
     
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  27. Meeper5

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    [​IMG]Route: New York - New Haven
    Engine: Metro North M8
     
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  28. Masown

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    Route: Metropolitan Line
    Loco: LUL S8 Stock

    A Fast Metropolitan line service to Aldgate passing over a viaduct on the Chesham Branch line towards Chalfont & Latimer.
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  29. triznya.andras

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    There might be a trick here.
    I usually take shots of medium-light scenarios and really enjoy them - playing them during late evening, in a dark room.
    Then I come back to cherry pick the best ones, usually next day, and throw most of them away.
    Heck, I even have some dark night shots. All I see about them is literal pitch black, even though they are not.
    (CPM in autumn looks a bit dark. Old Kuju weather is very gray, too. I've phased out most of them.)

    This website uses a steady white background, so anything that isn't at full brightness is going to look bad. Such as my BR 151 in a storm shot from last week. Three things could help: framing, and the use of the attachment slideshow UI for pictures, and a dark theme.

    That aside, I didn't notice any trickery. There shouldn't be, really, although it's not impossible to have GPU post processing or some monitor magic, such as content-adaptive brightness - the change from CRT to LCD to LED, gamma had to be all over the place. But a screenshot is that, literally, the contents of your screen.
     
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  30. inversnecky

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    I tend to prefer morning or evening light too, and that is likely why.

    The shot I took of the 76 on the Woodhead a fortnight ago looked almost pitch black, though it was early evening with excellent light still, so I had to brighten it prior to submission.

    I took advantage of a new route on the current sale, and did some exploring in QD and changed the clock to 14:00 - it looked so bright, I thought it was the Sahara desert or something!

    (I had also thought of lack of a colour profile being associated with the file, but it’s all sRGB anyways here.)
     
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    Route: Return to Maerdy | Loco: English Electric Type 3B Screenshot_Return to Maerdy_51.68395--3.49227_12-01-59.jpg A freight run on the Maerdy Branch down to Porth
     
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    A big thank you to those of you that liked my Class 303 shot which I have decided to take down and replace with this historic offering taken this evening.
    A Fowler F4 0-6-0 hauling a military train to the airfields of Norfolk in 1943, crossing the Reedham Swing Bridge on the Norwich to Lowestoft Branch Line using the Wherry Lines Route.
     
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  33. Korbin

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    Screenshot_B&O Kingwood Branch_39.45255--79.71842_16-46-07.jpg

    Train: B&O GP9
    Route: B&O Kingwood Branch
     
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  34. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Smart take on the theme- a diverging line.
     
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    cscarpenter Well-Known Member

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    OMG probably the best shot I have seen in the last 12 months. Talk about atmospheric?? I would happily hang that as a photo on my wall. Well done.
     
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    Screenshot_CSX Hanover Subdivision_39.83112--76.89310_12-02-33.jpg
    An old, worn out GP9 heads up a local freight train, as it approaches the wye to connect with the CSX Hanover Sub near Porters, PA.
    Route Used: CSX Hanover Subdivision
    Locomotive Used: EMD GP9
     
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    Screenshot_VNHRR Springfield Line_41.95820--72.64390_16-36-55.jpg
    An AT&N 2-8-0 runs tender first on a local freight along the New Haven's Suffield Branch one later afternoon in the Summer of 1957.
    Route Used: VNHRR Springfield Line
    Locomotive Used: AT&N Consolidation
     
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    [​IMG]
    The Riviera Line has a substantial Easter egg in the form of the semi-derelict lower end of the former Teign branch from Newton Abbott up to Heathfield. It was closed to passengers in the late '60s, but local freight has continued intermittently. It was last used for a weekly timber (lumber) train for a couple of years at the time depicted in DTG's route. It's now abandoned again as the timber train has moved to Exeter, but there is talk of re-instating the line as a commuter rail service.

    Here a Class 66 uses the loop at the remains of Heathfield station as it runs around it's incoming train of empties so it can pull them down to the timber loading yard at Teignbridge, all of which is included in the Riviera line.
     
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    Route: Surselva Line (CH - GR) Embranchement et service marchandises
    Loco: Ge 6/6 II 701 "Raetia"
     
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  40. carl.headley92

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    20200330194654_1.jpg
    ROUTE: Norfolk South N-Line
    LOCO: GP38-2
     
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    [​IMG]

    You can find some odd things down branch lines. This is part of the STO building products factory alongside the Wutachtalbahn route. DB BR 232 with Zags wagons.
     
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  42. triznya.andras

    triznya.andras Well-Known Member

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    Much color, much wow, much win.
    Or me jinx you with this.
     
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    A BR Standard Class 7 'Britannia Class' No.70052 "Firth of Tay" on a passenger running on London - Peterborought route.
    Route used ECML London - Peterborought with BR 7MT Standard Class 'Brittania Class' with TFO MR passenger wagon
     
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    GWR Class 5700 Pannier Tank Engine puffing across the bridge Falmouth Line

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    Well done mate.
     
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    Excellent great shot Korbin congrats
     
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    Oh dang, thanks! I’ve never won one of these before
     
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  49. steammaster4449

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    Well there's always a first for everything right?
    Well congratulations on winning.
     
  50. tommydee

    tommydee Well-Known Member

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    It's a great interpretation of Branch Lines. Enjoy seeing you winning shot when playing.
     

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