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German Cargo - Reflections by shenanigan87 German Cargo - Reflections by shenanigan87
UPDATED: Different crop, slightly rotated and different signature.

Class 140 freight engines sit in Bender's yard, patiently waiting for their desctruction after being some of the most reliable engines throughout decades. Pics like this always make railfans ask "Are they really in such a bad shape?" upon not seeing anything that would make this engine worse off than her sisters still in service. Truth is, some engines that ended up here were still in operating condition... But when the next inspection is due, which costs money of course, the DB apparently rather scraps them instead of giving them a checkup, as there is no demand for these workhorses. At least that's what they say.

Needless to say, I liked the reflections in that puddle very much.
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ruabuddha Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! This is one of my old favourites as well :)
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I know it's an update and that I've seen it before, but it's well worth a second look. Good colours in this one. :+fav:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :lol:

That's exactly why I chose to uncheck the minor edit box on this one, as it used to be one of my secred faves. I even had it printed among others, and it's hanging on the wall to my left :D
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now there's something I never thought of before. Although, if you ever saw the walls in my room you'd quickly realise that I'm quite limited for space shall we say... :D Although I have a few gaps here and there which could easily be filled...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I had to take down what previously occupied the space myself :XD:
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I had to do that once, took down a fairly beat up HSBC bank poster of an RM once, that went into "warm storage" pending reinstatement. :XD:
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kyberhai Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
A sky like that really brings out the best in them doesn't it?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Jup, red engine against a blue background makes for a terrific combination methinks :D This is also one of my favourite pics.
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Mopar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Is it wrong that I think Deutsch Cargo would be a more interesting title? Just my oddball opinion, even though this is an "English" site. I probably got the form of Deutsch wrong. :doh:

Nice pic and use of reflection. Makes me wish the puddle was bigger.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, to my ears, it wouldn't make a lot of sense, since cargo would translate into Güter, so it would mean Deutsche Güter. And Deutsche Cargo would just sound... weird :XD:

Yes, the puddle was a nice addition, but I would have preferred the entire surrounding to be less muddy... At least the clouds disappeared for a coulple of hours, its been raining for two days straight around here.
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Mopar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Yeah, Deutsche Cargo would sound weird. :lol: I forget that my own little reality doesn't match everyone else! :rofl:

I know what you mean about rain rain and rain! It's been a pain to get any hay here in Ohio...it won't dry up! Never a steady rain, or HUGE storms...it just keeps switching from rain to sun to rain and back again.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
At least the sun bits would have given me time to take pics, but it just kept comming down constantly until today. But the next few days are supposed to be a bit more like summer :D
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