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Contest Winners from 2001

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February, 2015 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without written permission.

Thanks to...

...all who sent in photographs.  You all made it a great contest.

...the judges for your work on picking the best photos.  Good job!

...the sponsors who made the contest that much more fun.

...my Mom, Edna O'Connor for counting all these votes.  Thanks Mom.

...those that voted. We received 717 votes. Wow, great participation.

Sincerely, Jim O'Connor

 

 


Winning photos
 


First Place Realistic Category Tim Cruz


First Place People Category Dwayne Biggs

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Winning photos
(In order, by category)
 

Realistic Photographs
(looks like the real thing)
First Place
Realistic Category
Tim Cruz

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I really enjoyed this one. It took me back to the early days of steam. Good job!
Second Place
Realistic Category
Bruce Saylor

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Engine, trestle and freight consist. What else can I say?


Third Place
Realistic Category
Phil Heath

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I've always enjoyed the movement of the front engine of an articulated locomotive when taking a tight corner. With the pilot beam off to one side, leading the engine around a curve, it's a sight not often seen.


Honorable Mention
Realistic Category
Karl Kobel
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This photo really captured the "Hurry up and wait" aspect of railroading.
Finalist
Realistic Category
Earl H. Bean

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Finalist
Realistic Category
Doug Moody

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People
(Folks enjoying the hobby of large scale railroad)
First Place
People Category
Dwayne Biggs

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Great action!. Really portrays the idea of speed.  You need to enlarge it to get the effect.
Second Place
People Category

Whit Johnson

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 I love cold mornings like this. The way the steam lingers....


Third Place*
(*third place tie)
People Category
Harry "Scorcher" Bean
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The engineer is wondering if he overfilled the tender, the little boy is thinking that he just added to the tender by accident.


Third Place*
(third place tie)
People Category
Erik-Jan Stroetinga
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Big and LIttle: This shot shows what our hobby does best, echoing the steam of the past in our smaller opearations. This photo probably deserves a special mention outside of the categories simply beacuse of its demonstration of the hobby.


Finalist
People Category
Earl H. Bean

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Finalist
People Category
Jon Hollahan

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Finalist
People Category
Karl Kobel
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Finalist
People Category
Diane Roberts

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Finalist
People Category
Daniel F. Morris

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Here are some of the comments we have received...

"Another great contribution to Live Steaming by Jim O'Connor! Thanks heaps Jim RD"

"good photo contest"

"Daddy and his little girl, I can relate!"

"REALLY ENJOY THE CONTEST."

"Thanks ! John Stewart."

"Would like to have been able to vote for my first three choices in EACH category...."

"THANKS TO ALL FOR THE GREAT PICTURES."

"Nice thing to do, congratulations"

"Jim, Great job as always! It's difficult to choose among so many great pics. Keep up the good work. Fr. Jay"

"great fun!"

"Its nice to see some high quality rolling stock, instead of fantastic locomotives with cheap cars."

"This contest is great. Lots of fun for a lot of people. Chance to share."

"very nice set of photos!"

"Very nice!"

"All entries very excellent"

"Very nice!"

"Gotta show steam!; gotta look real!"

"many interesting pictures of very fine equipment!"

"looking forward to final judging. There are quite a few great shots here"

"some of the "larger images" were not of the best quality.... a bit disappointing."

"All good photos. Why are there more than one entries from several contestants? They are splitting the vote."

"Most pictures are more of less identical. The pictures
nominated are different. especially my first choice, picture nr. 22, is highly original."

"Great contest and great prizes!"

"I really like Bruce's picture of his engine. It is a great engine."

"some difficult choices!"

"Jim- I like the line up of the pictures better this year. Cheers, Arno"

"#3 is very interesting"

"I really enjoyed your contest photos. Thanks, Lee"

"Some really nice work out there."

"#21 looks just like the real thing, Modeler did a fantastic job."

"Can't see the detail of the engines on most of the
photographs, too far away."

 

Sponsors
Please visit our sponsor's web sites and be sure to thank them for participating in our contest.
These companies are truly leaders in our hobby.

 

Pike Lake and Eastern Hartford Shops
visit Pike Lake's web site
Win a set of castings for the Plymouth switcher

 
 


Locomotives, cars and more!

www.cannonballltd.com


Win a Pedestal & Journal box kit 

$120 VALUE

 

Mountain Car Company
www.mountaincar.com

 

 

MDM 
Locomotive Works
$100 gift Certificate

www.mdmlocomotiveworks.com

 


www.A-Trains.com

win 1 of 3 Railroading Videos from A-Trains.com
 

LOCOPARTS
e-mail    phone 757-255-2815
 
Locoparts' web site

Win a $50 gift certificate

click to visit the web site

 
Win a subscription to
Grand Scales Quarterly
www.grandscales.com
click to visit Grand Scales
 

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The Locomotive Works

Win a Free set of drawings
for the steam locomotive of your choice. PLUS a 20% discount on a rough or machined kit for that locomotive. www.littleengines.com

 

click to visit Miracle Railroad Products
Graphics & Decals for 1"scale & above
            $50 gift certificate             

 
 
Prize Update:


Grand Scales Quarterly
is contributing this new video tape on live steaming in the largest scales.

Big Little Railways Continued

 

Discover Live Steam
is donating a copy of
Greenly's "Model Steam Locomotives".
http://www.discoverlivesteam.com/
 
 

Pike Lake and Eastern Hartford Shops
visit Pike Lake's web site
Win a set of castings for the Plymouth switcher

 
 


Locomotives, cars and more!

www.cannonballltd.com


Win a Pedestal & Journal box kit 

$120 VALUE

 

Mountain Car Company
www.mountaincar.com

 

 

MDM 
Locomotive Works
$100 gift Certificate

www.mdmlocomotiveworks.com

 


www.A-Trains.com

win 1 of 3 Railroading Videos from A-Trains.com
 

LOCOPARTS
e-mail    phone 757-255-2815
 
Locoparts' web site

Win a $50 gift certificate

click to visit the web site

 
Win a subscription to
Grand Scales Quarterly
www.grandscales.com
click to visit Grand Scales
 

cover1.jpg (22044 bytes)
The Locomotive Works

Win a Free set of drawings
for the steam locomotive of your choice. PLUS a 20% discount on a rough or machined kit for that locomotive. www.littleengines.com

 

click to visit Miracle Railroad Products
Graphics & Decals for 1"scale & above
            $50 gift certificate             

 
 
Prize Update:


Grand Scales Quarterly
is contributing this new video tape on live steaming in the largest scales.

Big Little Railways Continued

 

Discover Live Steam
is donating a copy of
Greenly's "Model Steam Locomotives".
http://www.discoverlivesteam.com/

 

Rules

Photos must be your property, taken by you, not copied from another source.  All photos submitted become the property of Discoverlivesteam.  Photos will be used to promote the great hobby of Live Steam.  Credit will be given for photos displayed.

You nominate the winners 

Anyone can vote.  Only one ballet per e-mail address please.  The top vote getters will be the finalists. The order of the winners (1st prize, 2nd etc.) will be chosen by an expert panel of judges made up of last year's winners.

Categories

Any large scale railroading subject.  Including: "Steam", "Diesel", "Trolleys", "Traction Locomotives", "Rolling Stock" or almost anything else.   We have combined our categories this year to make things simpler. But basically our photos fall into two major groups:

  • Realistic.

  • People enjoying Live steam.

Contestants are limited to one photo per category (2 photos total).

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Sponsors 2001

We would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring this years photo contest.  They have gone that "extra mile post" to support us in our hobby.  Please visit their web sites.

   

Pike Lake and Eastern Hartford Shops
visit Pike Lake's web site
Win a set of castings for the Plymouth switcher


Locomotives, cars and more!

www.cannonballltd.com


Win a Pedestal & Journal box kit 

$120 VALUE


Mountain Car Company
www.mountaincar.com

$100 Gift Certificate

MDM 
Locomotive Works
$100 gift Certificate

www.mdmlocomotiveworks.com


www.A-Trains.com

win 1 of 3 Railroading Videos from A-Trains.com

click to visit the web site

LOCOPARTS
e-mail    phone 757-255-2815
 
Locoparts' web site

Win a $50 gift certificate

Win a subscription to
Grand Scales Quarterly
www.grandscales.com
click to visit Grand Scales
cover1.jpg (22044 bytes)
The Locomotive Works

Win a Free set of drawings
for the steam locomotive of your choice. PLUS a 20% discount on a rough or machined kit for that locomotive. www.littleengines.com

click to visit Miracle Railroad Products
Graphics & Decals for 1"scale & above
            $50 gift certificate             

Discover Live Steam
is donating a copy of
Greenly's "Model Steam Locomotives".
www.discoverlivesteam.com
 

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