Unofficial Screenshot Contest 2022 - Week 4

Discussion in 'Creation Centre' started by Craigie-C, Jan 29, 2022.

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  1. Commuting

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  2. Freight Trains

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  3. Passenger Trains

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  4. Bridges

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  5. Water

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  1. Craigie-C

    Craigie-C Well-Known Member

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    Rules:
    - Screenshot should be in some way (can be very tenuous) linked to a theme. Otherwise anything goes.
    - You can enter up to 3 screenshots, posted as separate posts. You can delete and replace if you wish.
    - 3rd party content / Reshades / Reskins etc. are welcomed but are not mandatory.
    - Previous week's winner to decide winner (can't enter themselves).
    - The winner chooses the new theme for next week (and becomes the new judge).
    Entries will close at 9:00 PM GMT on Friday, February 4th and will be judged by me - Craigie-C
    In the event of this weeks winner not responding by 5PM Sunday, February 6th a new thread will be created using the theme with the highest votes in this weeks poll.

    The theme for this week will be :- Famous Landmarks
    Good luck to all.
     
  2. Blazin

    Blazin Well-Known Member

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    Many trains come through Cologne station with passengers that want to visit the beautiful Cologne Cathedral.
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    Locos: DB BR143, DB ICE 3
    Route: Cologne - Dusseldorf
     
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  3. Blazin

    Blazin Well-Known Member

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    A Class 31 crosses the amazing Ribblehead Viaduct.
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    Loco: Class 31
    Route: Settle to Carlisle
     
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    Nick Y Well-Known Member

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    The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait linking Wales with the island of Anglesey. It was named Britannia bridge because the middle pier is built upon Britannia rock.
    Originally built as a box girder bridge and opened in 1850, it was a feat of engineering designed and built by Robert Stephenson (an example of a box girder bridge can be seen further down the line at Conwy).
    Unfortunately in May 1960, fire took hold inside the iron tubes and spread across the length of the bridge. The box girders were heavily damaged by the fire and sagging by several feet and the tubes were deemed structurally unsafe.
    A decision was made to rebuild the bridge but several changes were made. A road deck was to be added above the rail line and steel arches would be placed under the rail line to add support which is the bridge we see today.
    The bridge reopened in single line form using one of the tubes whilst the other tube was dismantled and a concrete deck was laid. When this was done, the track was relaid and single line working was moved to the new concrete side.
    The second tube was then dismantled and a concrete deck was laid. This would not contain the rail line and would be used for access instead.
    The road deck was then installed above the rail line and officially opened in July 1980.
     
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  5. Random Railfan

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    Screenshot_Portsmouth Direct Line - London Waterloo to Portsmouth_51.49925--0.11510_17-31-10.jpg
    Famous London skyscrapers, including The Shard, the "Walkie-Talkie" and the Gherkin are visible from the tracks leading to London Waterloo. The skyline is flanked by a train of Class 450s, arriving from Portsmouth Harbour on the Portsmouth Direct Line.
     
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    Screenshot_The Racetrack - Aurora to Chicago_41.87005--87.63792_07-38-30.jpg
    An Amtrak Dash 8-32BWH leads the Pere Marquette out of Chicago Union Station on the Racetrack. The famous Willis Tower, once the world's tallest building, is visible in the background.
     
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    On a dull overcast day, the MIdland Pullman HST operates the Devonian Pullman service from Bangor to Kingswear passing the Iconic Conwy Castle.
    This service runs from Bangor in Wales all the way to KIngswear / Dartmouth in Devon.The full Pullman Dining experience can be had for the small charge of £330 per head.
    https://midlandpullman.com/journey/devonian-pullman-13-04-22
    Now that is what I call going out for a meal. LOL
    Loco:- AP (VP) Class 43 HST
    Route:- North Wales Coastal
     
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  8. cscarpenter

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    A grubby old Ex-NSE Class 411 passes the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben on an early morning service out of London
    Loco:- AP Class 411
    Route:- Portsmouth Direct Line
     
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  9. Ardaeshir

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    So many good entries this week!
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    Here's mine: A BR class 105 DMU passing over Belah Viaduct in early Autum.

    Loco:- BR class 105 DMU Green DTG
    Route:- Stainmore, Shap & Eden Valley (Steam Sounds Supreme)
     
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  10. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the Pullman - it's not DTG is it?
     
  11. hayward.john48

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    It's an HST repaint, the original Pullman power cars had a different nose, more side grilles and hauled shorter coaches (60ft).
     
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  13. mfeets

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    After an hour of set-up, here's one on Promontory Summit showing the driving of the golden spike.
    Mine: 20220201192043_1.jpg Original:
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  14. Blazin

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    In the background, you can see the ArcelorMittal Orbit. This strange looking landmark is a 114.5 metre high sculpture and observation tower, and it also includes world's tallest and longest tunnel slide going a total of 178 metres! It was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. It was opened in 2012, and is located at Stratford, London.
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    Loco: Class 59/2
    Route: North London Line
     
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  15. cscarpenter

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    EDIT: DO NOT INCLUDE IN COMP have decided to run with the Class 37 shot below.
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    31 413 "Severn Valley Railway" pulls out of Blackpool with the iconic Blackpool Tower for a backdrop.
    Loco:- AP Class 31 (VP Reskin)
    Route:- OTS Northern Lines
     
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    Sunrise over the Banavie Swing Bridge & the Neptune's Staircase climb of canal locks.
    Loco:- AP Class 37
    Route:- West Highland Line Extension
     
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    Okey dokey folks, decision time......
    Firstly my apologies for the late posting of winners, was out with family last night.
    As ever a massive thanks to all for contributing, the standard as always was brilliant but a choice has to be made so, here we go:
    The 3rd Place honour goes to Random Railfan for this terrific Amtrak Dash 8-32BWH in front of the Willis Tower shot.
    Love the way you captured the light with the long shadows.
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    Equal 2nd place and runner up for this week goes to cscarpenter for the grubby old 411
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    and also the withdrawn from comp Class 31 @ Blackpool.
    I really liked this one, I personally prefered it to your Scottish Class 37.
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    So finally my decision for Winner of week 4 is ...............................................
    ...... it just has to go to mfeets
    for this amazing re-creation of the Driving of the Golden Spike.
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    It must have taken ages setting that up and it looks terrific in B/W
    Well done mfeets for a worthy winning creation.
    I hand over the Master Key to your good self to take us all forward to Week 5 with a theme of your own choice..
     
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  19. Blazin

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    Lots of brilliant screenshots this week. :)
     
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  20. Craigie-C

    Craigie-C Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't agree more, and by the way, I loved the low viewpoint of your Cologne shot.
    It is getting harder by the week to try and select the best of the bunch they are all so good.
     
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  21. mfeets

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  22. Ardaeshir

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    Congratulations to all, couldn't agree more - amazing entires this week!

    Also, the continental railroad screenshot recreation was pure genius. Well deserved victory!
     
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