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Date: 11/08/19 10:16
Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: briancdn

Just curious, if I want to post some favourite shots from 5-6 years ago, would that be considered nostalgia? Is there a cutoff date for posting to this board?

Thanks... Brian N.



Date: 11/08/19 10:25
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: stevelv

I don't think there is any "official" cut off date for nostalgia.   I think if the motive power, area, operations etc have changed then 5 or 6 years ago would be nostalgia.  If you could photograph the same exact things today than maybe not.  However that is just my personal opinion.



Date: 11/08/19 10:27
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: SPDRGWfan

Stuff that's not "modern" depending on how you define it, would be my guess.

I can tell you what I look for but there are different strokes for different folks.  My sweet spot is the 70's but I enjoy seeing 50's thu 80's.  



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/19 16:59 by SPDRGWfan.



Date: 11/08/19 10:34
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: icancmp193

stevelv Wrote:
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> I don't think there is any "official" cut off date
> for nostalgia.   I think if the motive power,
> area, operations etc have changed then 5 or 6
> years ago would be nostalgia.  If you could
> photograph the same exact things today than maybe
> not.  However that is just my personal opinion.

That's a fair assessment of what the category should be,

TJY



Date: 11/08/19 10:39
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: ts1457

If a similar shot can't be taken today, even if it is a few years old, I would say it makes more sense to post it to Nostalgia & History rather than one of the other boards.

Just my opinion though. Others may vary, but nostalgia is in the eyes of the beholder



Date: 11/08/19 10:44
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: dan

Nostalgia-a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations

sd 60's don't evoke that for me  perhaps a grande sd50?

for me may 1, 1971 is the cutoff



Date: 11/08/19 10:51
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: exhaustED

Cutoff date was 14th August 2009. Unlucky...



Date: 11/08/19 12:38
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: Korigaoka1811

My cutoff date is 1990 because that was when I both turned 30 and got married.  And trains were definately more fun to watch pre-1990.  In my opinion, of course!

J.



Date: 11/08/19 12:49
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: callum_out

Mid 1956 when the T-31 got replaced by a GP9.

Out



Date: 11/08/19 14:15
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: santafe199

When I first came aboard back '11 somebody said the arbitrary age of a Nostalgia shot was 13 years. That sounded odd,,,,,,,,,, Howzabout lets make it "13 years, 4 months, 27 days"??? 13 years,, eeeyeahhhh,,, buddy,,,,, Since then I have been sneaky enough to post numerous Nostalgia threads with images less than a week old, but have written a paragraph or 2 that seemed to make everyone think in nostalgic terms. (All except one cranky ol' curmudgeon who can't stand a world not up to his strict standards... :^)

I would say it totally depends on the image(s) & the details right behind,,,,,,,

Lance/199



Date: 11/08/19 15:02
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: LarryDoyle

Nostalgia is ....
.... what brings a tear to your eye.

-LD



Date: 11/08/19 18:58
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: TCRT1300

My personal cutoff date is anything post 1990, which is of little interest to me, but I am more than glad to use my discerning eye to view what I want to view and leave the rest for those who enjoy it.



Date: 11/09/19 09:36
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: santafe199

rantoul Wrote: > ... "Anything pre PSR"

Now that's funny!! But it just may turn out to be a sad truth of sorts...

(still giggling... ;^)



Date: 11/09/19 14:10
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: P

December 31, 1999



Date: 11/09/19 14:22
Re: Cutoff date for nostalgia?
Author: santafe199

P Wrote: > ... 1999  ...

"Let's party like it's..."

DJ Sir L



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