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Perfection by shenanigan87 Perfection by shenanigan87
I'm really happy with this photo... Got up at 6 in the morning, on a Sunday, just for this train!

What we have here is the absolutely immaculate E10 1239 of the Lokomotiv-Club 103 e.V. hauling a similarly immaculate rake of Rheingold carriages. This is a special train to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rheingold, which was originally just one of many Fernzug (long distance train) lines. However, in the 1960s, DB decided to increase comfort and speed in order to make the train more desirable and representative. The locomotives for this train were regular 110s with an increased maximum speed of 100mph, as well as a special blue-beige livery, with a black frame and a silver roof to match the carriages. Those had also been newly built and developed, including saloon coaches and even a dome car, which was (and is) a rarity in Germany. These Rheingold trains were put in service by the end of May 1962.

Soon, in December 1962, DB started to replace the locomotives with the new and more streamlined "Bügelfalte" 110s, so that E10 1239 didn't even spend a full year in Rheingold service, soon receiving the dark blue livery that all other express train locos carried. I think that shows why this locomotive is so special, all thanks to the owners having decided to return her to this state, commemorating the short high point in her career. Since she was built in 1962 as well, this commemoration could also be considered as her 50th birthday. Quite amazing how long these machines last, considering that there are older 110s that are still in regular service! Another interesting feature of this train is the dining car directly behind the locomotive, known as "Buckelspeisewagen", due to the characteristic hump at one end. The preservation club had just finished the exterior renovation, with the interior still being empty. So while the car was of no use for passengers, they could at least show it off to the public.

Needless to say, the train attracted quite a few railfans, many of whom got up early like me, standing around in fields next to the tracks, waiting for the one short moment that would give them the perfect view. Thankfully though, I tend to use my own "private" photo spots that nobody knows or uses, and I think the result is rather good.

Also, this was the first time that I got to see this loco in action. All my previous encounters took place at museums, which was also nice, but not quite as satisfying as an open track shot.


As promised yesterday, I also took a lot more shots of the Ju 52 that's currently flying round trips from our local airfield. Thankfully, I was there quite early, so in exchange for a small donation, photographers were allowed to go near the plane and even into the cockpit! Photos of that will follow soon.
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TomRedlion Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I wonder what a 103 would look like wearing this livery...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hm, interesting thought!
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Comboio-Bolt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
No doubtly it was worth to wake up soon for that! :D Great shot and wonderful consist and locomotive, of course! :D
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Worth every minute of not sleeping! :lol:
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p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Dont u just love the vintage paint?

BTW is that a russian diesel 220 i see back there?
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Vintage paint is the best! :)

I had to look closely to see what you meant, but that's actually an x-type cab car. [link]
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BWBerlin Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Zum ersten Satz kann man nur sagen: Wer 'ne Fotoassel/Pufferküsser ist, ist selber schuld :-) Aber ansonsten ein Komplment dafür den r(h)einen Rheingold abzulichten.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Was soll das denn jetzt heißen? :P
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BWBerlin Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Na seid Ihr nicht die komischen Typen, die, auf dem Strommastfuß sitzend, immer vor Freude fast runterfallen, wenn ich mit meinem Sonderzug vorbeikomme? (So ähnlich geschehen letztes WE, als ein paar Fotografen, im Gebüsch versteckt, den Fahrer unserer Ludmilla erfreuten).
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
On an immaculate day. Well positioned and well spotted.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :) Was standing in the midst of bushes for this, hunkering next to the concrete foundation of a catenary pole! :XD:

The sun did disappear for a few alarming moments though, but came back in time for the train.
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your timing is impeccable, catching the whole train between towers.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I was quite happy about that result myself! :lol:
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I sort of gathered as much from the title...
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh, that was aimed more at the train than at my efforts. ;) If you ever get to see that loco up close, you'll know what I mean. :) [link]
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pearwood Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and take it both ways. ;)
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D

And thanks very much for the watch as well! :)
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not loading here. :(
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, I guess it's a dA glitch, unless most people faved a non-existing pic.

Updated the file, does it show up now?
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It loads if I click the + magnifying glass, but in the initial picture size, it only shows a blank frame, which is an improvement over nothing like it was before. It's a fabulous picture. Where did you nail it?
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Never mind about where you shot it. How do you find out about these kinds of events, and how might I find out about similar events in Rheinland Pfalz? I know RP is a bit of a railfan's backwater, but there ought to be something happening here on occasion.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If I may ask: What happens when you resize the window? Or rather, what browser do you use? Using dA on Firefox often resizes my pics, and it shows them in full view when I change window sizes (as in going from full-screen to window-mode and back).

Does the pic show up when you hit the download button?

I usually find out via DSO, with someone posting a link to the operator's page, in this case [link]
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm using Firefox, and when I resize the window, the grey box just resizes with it. Only in full view does the picture show.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, very strange... And this only happens with this one pic?
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah.
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DM405 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't load more than a thumb. :S
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, I guess it's a dA glitch, unless most people faved a non-existing pic.

Updated the file, does it show up now?
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DM405 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Shows in full size like below. Resizing window doesn't do anything.
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masker-of-disguise Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Seth890603 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gyönyörűséges :o
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ugye? :lol:
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Seth890603 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ugyehogyugye! :D
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EternalFlame1891 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Awesome, buddy!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Superb, Awesome, Epic shot!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
You're more than welcome!
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