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nicky9499
March 17th, 2016, 01:35 AM
Greetings.

Railroading is a largely lonely affair, often across vast treeless plains, inhospitable terrain or freezing passes. Only the hum of your engines and squeal of the rails disturbing the dark, silent night as you struggle to stay awake and in control. This week's theme is Solitude. Please send your theme suggestions for subsequent competitions via email or Skype by clicking on the little icons below my username.

One screenshot allowed per entrant. Screenshots must adhere to the theme and the Trainz Forum Code of Conduct.

Submission closes on March 23 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time.

Cheerio,
Nicholas

sp9813
March 17th, 2016, 04:38 AM
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/676c481367037fb6ded601b69e150174.png (http://hostthenpost.org)

SirGreg
March 17th, 2016, 11:05 AM
http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy99/SirGreg77/20160313013200_1_zpszcxklpn3.jpg

CHME 5 (Allow me to call it The Allegheny of diesel engines,two different trains from different schools and at the same time so similar.)

stevelerro
March 17th, 2016, 02:24 PM
In January of 1985, the lone whistle and exhaust of C&O 614T can be heard echoing through the New River Gorge at Hawk's Nest.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2a55b74e45b3bc8b55840b3151df41f1.jpg

RSKraus
March 17th, 2016, 03:45 PM
http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/35d6f0227292779aca9db1832dd6b427.jpg

LAND'S END AT DUSK

weevil
March 17th, 2016, 04:13 PM
http://gdurl.com/DbKh

Stuart

SuperSpeedMaglev
March 17th, 2016, 04:50 PM
Intresting theme :) Is it plasuable for one to truely be alone with nobody accompying them?
I'm refering to post-steam days of course..

lego207
March 18th, 2016, 01:37 PM
A barely visible 2716 is miles away from any town while slowly rolling through the mountains, encountering nothing but the seemingly endless trees.
http://i.imgur.com/5i9b10r.png

Cheers,
SM

epa
March 18th, 2016, 01:51 PM
@SP9813: Where did you get the powerlines in the background of your pic? I could use those.
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Here's my entry. An NS SD70ACe leads a BNSF grain train across the giant Cut Bank bridge, leaving all signs of civilization on the other side.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cefb308895284250a99c040c15408477.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)
Matt

judahGrice
March 18th, 2016, 01:51 PM
Wow, nice shots everyone...


http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/efa55dd8f2bd897d7332b035b5b78916.png

jonwray
March 18th, 2016, 04:49 PM
http://i.imgur.com/iqlURYs.jpg

Roy3b3
March 18th, 2016, 09:27 PM
There is no better way to enjoy Solitude than to sit back in your 'rocker' with a truck load of 'XXXX Beer' beside you in the afternoon sun, watching the 'footy' on an old TV, while "The Ghan" crosses the outback in the distance.

http://s9.postimg.org/jhz8c9h8f/2016_03_19_110522.jpg

blueodessey
March 18th, 2016, 11:50 PM
Outstanding Pictures, I have to say, I really like this thread, as I work on my Route, decorating etc, I get great ideas from your snapshots.

Thank you for sharing with us here!

peterwise
March 20th, 2016, 07:38 PM
Just when I think I have just about had enough of the solitude of tending my country garden with all its abundance of wild flowers, one of GWR's beautiful trains rumbles by and transports me in my mind's eye to places as yet undreamed of, places of magic and myth, of wonder and awe.

http://www.linear-earthworks.ie/Trainz&Trains/The%20Solitary%20Country%20Gardener.jpg

maruffijd
March 21st, 2016, 01:17 AM
You all are outstanding. I especially like how the included "stories" really brings each pic to life.

Keep up the good work all of you.

misterb11
March 22nd, 2016, 07:28 AM
Here's SP 4449 hauling the Trainfest excursion train.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/803e58b7ba2df1d5ed47369b7d5591d8.jpg

trainboi1
March 22nd, 2016, 09:06 PM
http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/529544281333306373/0A59EC32ED23DC78771A06152261BBCAAA87368B/
Prince's sturdy stacktalk and the rattling of rail joints are the only sounds over the soft comforting patter of the Welsh weather.

GIRAUD
March 23rd, 2016, 03:52 AM
Hello from France, What is harder than beeing alone to work in a desertic snow landscape, and beeing the first to open the line ?


http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn172/Marcoluiggi_Papytrainz/giraud_20160323_0000_zpsck4xpydl.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Marcoluiggi_Papytrainz/media/giraud_20160323_0000_zpsck4xpydl.jpg.html)

Cheers, Marc

nicky9499
March 23rd, 2016, 05:10 PM
Submissions are now closed. There are 13 entries for this round so up to 3 votes are allowed. Voting will be from now until March 29, 1200nn UTC. Please post your votes below.

oknotsen
March 23rd, 2016, 05:14 PM
sp9813
lego207
GIRAUD

judahGrice
March 23rd, 2016, 06:26 PM
stevelerro
weevil
lego207

eurostar3000
March 27th, 2016, 02:22 PM
GIRAUD
SirGreg
trainboi1

jonwray
March 28th, 2016, 11:02 PM
judahGrice
sp9813
stevelerro

ARhian7
March 29th, 2016, 12:59 AM
weevil
Peterwise
Giraud

Saieditor
March 29th, 2016, 01:32 AM
Very good narratives to accompany photographs in this competition.

In no order,

sp9813
GIRAUD
peterwise

Dinorius_Redundicus
March 29th, 2016, 02:07 AM
lego207
GIRAUD
Roy3b3 - they might be the "Brewers of Queensland's fines beers", but they are the worst spellers! :p

Roy3b3
March 29th, 2016, 04:59 AM
In no order

GIRAUD
peterwise
lego207

peterwise
March 29th, 2016, 06:03 PM
weevil The solitary fisherman at dusk (still waiting for that bite?) - or is it dawn (just couldn't sleep)?
judahGrice Steam & stars - very moody!
trainboi1 Even more steam & stars - even more moody under the North Wales sky

Peter.

nicky9499
March 30th, 2016, 09:31 PM
Voting is now closed. Thank you all for participating.

6 giraud
4 lego207
3 weevil
3 peterwise
3 sp9813
2 stevelerro
2 judahgrice
2 trainboi1
1 roy3b3
1 sirgreg

Cheerio,
Nicholas

GIRAUD
April 1st, 2016, 04:45 AM
Thank you for having choosen this screenshot... Much appreciated ...

Cheers, Marc