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    Default Google Maps Railfanning Section (READ RULES!)

    Don't know how this will go over, but I'm starting this new feature I call "Google Maps Railfanning." There are only three rules:

    PLEASE READ THE RULES
    !

    1. Must be a "Street View" picture of a locomotive. Can be from ANY COUNTRY.
    2. Must be able to read the Locomotive Number.
    3. Identify the Railroad Company, Locomotive Number, and the location. If you want to identify the locomotive type that is okay, too.

    EXAMPLE:

    Union Pacific #3910 at Kensett, Arkansas. Paste the URL of the scene as so:


    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...290.49,,0,7.87

    Let's get out there on Google Maps and see what we can find!

    Cheers,

    Dave Snow



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    Nice idea, Dave!

    Iowa Traction Ry. #60 at Mason City, IA
    https://maps.google.de/maps?ll=43.13...3.67,,0,0&z=20

    Felix

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    EDIT: I remember there were some problems last time I posted a google.DE link... in case the above link doesn't work here's the same again from google.com:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.1...3.67,,0,0&z=20

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    Union Pacific #1435, at South San Francisco (Grand Avenue overpass), California

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Grand...321.26,,0,4.27

    Found this nearby, too,
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    Here's end of the line for Caltrain, #925 at San Francisco, not far from the Giants ball park, California...

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Grand...2,,0,0.84&z=21

    These live here, too,


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    Norfolk Southern 6097 (SD40-2) at Roanoke, VA.
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    Sean Recreating North Carolina's Railroads.

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    Guys, can we just post LINKS and no extra pix? Don't want to clutter up the forum any more than it's already cluttered!

    Thank you,

    Dave

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    What if it doesn't have a number but just a name?

    Ffestiniog Railway.
    Double Fairlie, Merddin Emrys.
    Porthmadog, Harbour Station, North Wales.

    https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.924...224.63,,1,2.63
    Malc


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    https://maps.google.com.au/?ll=-38.1...,196.54,,0,6.4

    Australia,
    South Geelong Station, Vic, Yarra St
    A 60, V/Line

    Cheers.

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    Sorry Dave, the link I tried to use wouldn't work so I just figured I'd post a screenshot of it.
    Sean Recreating North Carolina's Railroads.

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    USAF 1472 on the grounds of the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome NY.

    https://www.google.com/maps/preview?....4071551&fid=5
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    What if it doesn't have a number but just a name?

    Ffestiniog Railway.
    Double Fairlie, Merddin Emrys.
    Porthmadog, Harbour Station, North Wales.

    https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=52.924...224.63,,1,2.63
    I think you'll find Merddin is number 10 (and it is legible in the pic too)


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    Quote Originally Posted by edh6 View Post
    I think you'll find Merddin is number 10 (and it is legible in the pic too)
    Oops! forgot the small plate on the smoke box.
    Malc


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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    Oops! forgot the small plate on the smoke box.
    And on the patent plates too!


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    CP Rail #1127 (GP35) and #3027 (GP38-2) southbound on Canadian Pacific LaRiviere Subdivision between MacTavish and Morris, Manitoba, Canada south of Winnipeg

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Winni...,287.83,,0,5.3

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