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Date: 11/07/19 21:34
4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: dal3294

4014s visit to Texas brought fun and mayhem.

Photo 1 is of a local who decided crossing the tracks while the gates down and throwing the bird at a photo line was a good idea. 

Photo 2 is a drone shot west of Hondo

Photo 3 is in the curve at Comstock.

Ryan N. 
Houston TX. 








Date: 11/07/19 21:58
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: oyw

Real nice shots, even the one with the dummy!



Date: 11/07/19 23:04
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: PHall

He's no worse then some "railfans". You all know the type I'm talking about.



Date: 11/07/19 23:20
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: shipsbell

Sadly jerks are always with us. I was in Victorville for the 4014 but I decided jerk would spoil many pictures so I mentally prepared for them and planned several photo locations. Sure enough they showed up in force. The Johnny come lately getting in front of the photo line and don't give a damn, the guy in a lime fluorescent coat on the tracks "it's only a train" or the horde that stand within feet of the train for what reason I don't know. The guy driving next to the train in Barstow so it spoiled everyones pictures. Well it's hard to deal with but it's part of taking pictures. Patrick

Posted from Android



Date: 11/08/19 04:21
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: UP951West

Outstanding images !  Thanks for posting. 



Date: 11/08/19 05:23
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: BKLJ611

shipsbell Wrote:
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> Sadly jerks are always with us. I was in
> Victorville for the 4014 but I decided jerk would
> spoil many pictures so I mentally prepared for
> them and planned several photo locations. Sure
> enough they showed up in force. The Johnny come
> lately getting in front of the photo line and
> don't give a damn, the guy in a lime fluorescent
> coat on the tracks "it's only a train" or the
> horde that stand within feet of the train for what
> reason I don't know. The guy driving next to the
> train in Barstow so it spoiled everyones pictures.
> Well it's hard to deal with but it's part of
> taking pictures. Patrick
>
> Posted from Android

Well I'd have to agree with the "its only a train" line. It is only a train. 



Date: 11/08/19 05:31
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: texchief1

All nice, like the 3rd shot best.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 11/08/19 08:09
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: UP3806

Lighting is perfect on the third shot. Well done!

Tom



Date: 11/08/19 08:32
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: junctiontower

BKLJ611 Wrote:
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> shipsbell Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Sadly jerks are always with us. I was in
> > Victorville for the 4014 but I decided jerk
> would
> > spoil many pictures so I mentally prepared for
> > them and planned several photo locations. Sure
> > enough they showed up in force. The Johnny come
> > lately getting in front of the photo line and
> > don't give a damn, the guy in a lime
> fluorescent
> > coat on the tracks "it's only a train" or the
> > horde that stand within feet of the train for
> what
> > reason I don't know. The guy driving next to
> the
> > train in Barstow so it spoiled everyones
> pictures.
> > Well it's hard to deal with but it's part of
> > taking pictures. Patrick
> >
> > Posted from Android
>
> Well I'd have to agree with the "its only a train"
> line. It is only a train. 

Well, if it's only a train, then go home and stay the hell out of my picture!



Date: 11/08/19 08:43
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: ATSF5669

Y'all are brutal!!!!  I'm going to make an assumption that most of the folks who are on TO and who have commented on this post have been railfans/foamers, hardcore at that, for a long time.  Going to a higly publicized, once in a lifetime, very publically visible event like 4014 coming thorugh town should carry with it the expectation that people who have never taken a train picture in their lives will venture trackside, as the gentleman wearing the overalls in the first pic shows, even on the tracks.  As a railfan you ought to expect that.  They don't know the first thing about railfan etiquette, photo lines, or consideration that they may be, with their oversized blue caboose plopped right into the middle of someone else's carefully composed picture, messing up what would otherwise be a great shot.  As for trespassing and standing in the tracks, WE know we shouldn't do that, but the general public has NO idea about issues related to safetly/trespassing.  Zero.  Nada.  I've asked a lot of folks I've seen around railroad property, and they don't have any concept of how seriously the rail industry takes security.  And give the guy credit sfor some common sense: he's standing on a track that is obviously rusty from disuse and thinking to himself he's ok, and that he's only there with his cellphone camera for 45 seconds.



Date: 11/08/19 08:54
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: exhaustED

I would have suspected grave consequences being likely when i saw a grown man wearing dungerees... what a muppet...

The dweeb who @£$%$ed my video decided to stand in the centre of the track with his tripod as 4014 barrelled straight towards him, until it was about 200m away.



Date: 11/08/19 09:12
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: dan

dood with the overalls perhaps thought it was his town his road, then you are trying to tell him how to act in his town, while you guys are rr property, he may not want to, or be used to tresspassing...I don't expect people free shots on a train that is getting local TV coverage etc, unless you  set up with that in mind, somewhere more remote, a car may have been able to pull up and block more of your shot, unless a sheriff was there.



Date: 11/08/19 10:56
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: BKLJ611

ATSF5669 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Y'all are brutal!!!!  I'm going to make an
> assumption that most of the folks who are on TO
> and who have commented on this post have been
> railfans/foamers, hardcore at that, for a long
> time.  Going to a higly publicized, once in a
> lifetime, very publically visible event like 4014
> coming thorugh town should carry with it the
> expectation that people who have never taken a
> train picture in their lives will venture
> trackside, as the gentleman wearing the overalls
> in the first pic shows, even on the tracks.  As a
> railfan you ought to expect that.  They don't
> know the first thing about railfan etiquette,
> photo lines, or consideration that they may be,
> with their oversized blue caboose plopped right
> into the middle of someone else's carefully
> composed picture, messing up what would otherwise
> be a great shot.  As for trespassing and standing
> in the tracks, WE know we shouldn't do that, but
> the general public has NO idea about issues
> related to safetly/trespassing.  Zero.  Nada. 
> I've asked a lot of folks I've seen around
> railroad property, and they don't have any concept
> of how seriously the rail industry takes
> security.  And give the guy credit sfor some
> common sense: he's standing on a track that is
> obviously rusty from disuse and thinking to
> himself he's ok, and that he's only there with his
> cellphone camera for 45 seconds.

We have a Bingo! Also, the other poster is correct. I'll edit my prior statement to: its "just a BIG train."



Date: 11/08/19 11:06
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: OldPorter

Thanks Ryan.

I like #2- the Hondo shot.  It really shows what that part of Texas looks like.
Kind of a grand, flat, green eloquence, yet so different from West Texas. Appreciate the look!


 



Date: 11/08/19 11:45
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: exhaustED

OldPorter Wrote:
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> Thanks Ryan.
>
> I like #2- the Hondo shot.  It really shows what
> that part of Texas looks like.
> Kind of a grand, flat, green eloquence, yet so
> different from West Texas. Appreciate the look!
>

Eloquence?



Date: 11/08/19 13:39
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: rbenko

Great shots, especially #3 - sweet curve.

As for the "overalls" dude in photo #1:  Being inconsiderate to others is only a minor annoyance - crossing the tracks when the gates are down is just the type of behavior that will help eliminate any type of special runs in the future.  It seems to take very little these days for the blood-sucking ambulance-chasing lawyers to come out of the woodwork - if this dude tripped and fell in front of the train, you can bet UP would be sued out the wazoo for providing an "attractive distraction" that caused the untimely death of overalls-guy.  I'm still amazed (and grateful!) that they have kept the steam program going after last summer when 844 struck and killed a lady standing too close to the tracks.

PS - I don't think ALL lawyers are blood-sucking ambulance chasers...



Date: 11/08/19 13:52
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: BKLJ611

rbenko Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Great shots, especially #3 - sweet curve.
>
> As for the "overalls" dude in photo #1:  Being
> inconsiderate to others is only a minor annoyance
> - crossing the tracks when the gates are down is
> just the type of behavior that will help eliminate
> any type of special runs in the future.  It seems
> to take very little these days for the
> blood-sucking ambulance-chasing lawyers to come
> out of the woodwork - if this dude tripped and
> fell in front of the train, you can bet UP would
> be sued out the wazoo for providing an "attractive
> distraction" that caused the untimely death of
> overalls-guy.  I'm still amazed (and grateful!)
> that they have kept the steam program going after
> last summer when 844 struck and killed a lady
> standing too close to the tracks.
>
> PS - I don't think ALL lawyers are blood-sucking
> ambulance chasers...

Given the unfortunate litigious nature of our society I too am grateful that UP continues to operate these special trains. 



Date: 11/08/19 16:20
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: ns1000

I like Pic 2!!

You mean like this..??!




Date: 11/08/19 16:44
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: SP7615

Picture # 1 is known as the " Harwood Incident"

SP7615



Date: 11/08/19 16:55
Re: 4014 Texas Mayhem
Author: IC1038west

I really appreciate photo #1. The pedestrian is almost big enough that he bodyshopped out the diesel. Thanks for sharing.



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