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Funny how things work - a QNSL made it by today and I was far far from it, I was discussing with friends how almost nothing in this hobby is really unique, rare, interesting, and most everything will happen again with very rare exceptions so all you have to do is be there, and try again if you can't make it the first time (Until it's gone for good). So what is exactly rare in this hobby? What is truly unique? Well, impossible combinations of locomotives for one. Our discussion today was the QNSL and I knew I saw a string  of QNSL units going somewhere but figured it was before I had my good camera. Wrong! Here's the result James :) CN 2504, CN 5353 and all former QNSL JLCX259-JLCX306-JLCX305-JLCX304-JLCX261-JLCX308-JLCX303. Thanks to FPON Group for the notes. Click to read things were amazing back then and the participation, daily, by many really shows how good it was.
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Caption: Funny how things work - a QNSL made it by today and I was far far from it, I was discussing with friends how almost nothing in this hobby is really unique when it happens and most everything will happen again with very rare exceptions so all you have to do is be there, and try again if you can't make it the first time (Until it's gone for good). So what is exactly rare in this hobby? What is truly unique? And what gets our juices flowing? Well, impossible combinations of locomotives for one. Our discussion today was the QNSL and I knew I saw a string of QNSL units going somewhere but figured it was before I had my good camera. Wrong! Here's the result James :) CN 2504, CN 5353 and all former QNSL JLCX259-JLCX306-JLCX305-JLCX304-JLCX261-JLCX308-JLCX303. Thanks to FPON Group for the notes. Click to read things were amazing back then and the participation, daily, by many really shows how good it was.

And I know we should all just go for what we want to - no disagreements there - but what is it you go for that you consider rare/unique?

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1020] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/14/2007 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: 2504,5353,JLCX259, JLCX306,JLCX305,JLCX304,JLCX261,JLCX308,JLCX303 (search)
Train Symbol: CN M399 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Ingersoll (search)
City/Town: Ingersoll (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. I like to try and find places where not a lot of other railfanners know about to get different angles, especially places I’ve see but have not shot a train at before. But like what James said as well. Of course, it takes time and energy. I also notice that these unique spots are a one-shot deal…so anticipation as well. All part of the joys of the hobby :)

  2. I understand, but those things happened every day and in some cases, continue to happen every day. Just have to find out how to get it (and be there when it happens). Not easy in some cases..

    looking for examples of the almost impossible me thinks!

  3. Some industrial north end operations you have shot come to mind

  4. To respond to your question, for me it’s the seldom photographed mileage, specifically for freight movements. I like trying to get what isn’t being gotten by someone else that day. In the digital era I feel it’s imperative to try and find new frontiers where possible.

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