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    Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:59 am

    Just some pictures I have taken in 2011/2012


    A280 Just departed Vic Harbour Docklands,

    P238 on Rail Replacement at Mordialloc,

    312M at Flinders Street (02/04/12)

    PTV signage at Swanson/Bourke Street (02/04/12)

    8614 at Chelsea Railway Station,


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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  camo1010 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:16 am

    Nice pics mate.

    Very clear and crisp
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  TylerMaxwell on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:28 am

    Someone has a bus fetish..Haha kidding, that first picture is very nice.
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:38 am

    Well... I do like buses Click Me
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  camo1010 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:44 am

    Luke wrote:Well... I do like buses Click Me

    OMG! I think they stole your pics....

    Kidding someone had to make a dumb comment. You should go to wars and do some photography. You could get some epic shots
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Joey on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:57 am

    Luke wrote:Well... I do like buses Click Me

    I always thought my bus driver friend was joking when he said there were bus watchers. Clearly he wasn't.

    Awesome pictures BTW. What camera did you use? What kind of aftereffects (if any)?


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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:27 am

    Joey wrote:
    Luke wrote:Well... I do like buses Click Me

    I always thought my bus driver friend was joking when he said there were bus watchers. Clearly he wasn't.

    Awesome pictures BTW. What camera did you use? What kind of aftereffects (if any)?
    Its just a Nikon D3000. Info Here As for after effects its just Google Picasa. Info Here
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:49 pm

    Just some more,

    A Comeng train about to depart Carrum station to Flinders Street via the City Loop,



    A V/Line N Class's Drivers Cab

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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Servulus on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:26 pm

    I wont show you up by showing off my work here Luke. I only worked as a photographer for the best part of 17yrs and even did my trade in photography too, little good that trade certificate is now. And to think these days i make clothes... from a sports photographer to the rag trade at least one of them has a better chance of earning a dollar these days. If only digital would die!
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:41 pm

    Servulus wrote:I wont show you up by showing off my work here Luke. I only worked as a photographer for the best part of 17yrs and even did my trade in photography too, little good that trade certificate is now. And to think these days i make clothes... from a sports photographer to the rag trade at least one of them has a better chance of earning a dollar these days. If only digital would die!
    Feel free to post your work, I don't mind.
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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:19 pm

    Some nice photo's there Luke!

    I'm so glad I don't have to drive them old loco's up here!! haha

    Cheers,


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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:23 pm

    clunk07 wrote:Some nice photo's there Luke!

    I'm so glad I don't have to drive them old loco's up here!! haha

    Cheers,
    What class do you usually drive?
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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:28 pm

    Hey Luke,

    I normally drive the following: 3551, 3800, 4000 and 4100.
    We run 3 lead and 2 remote loco's with the 3551's
    We run 2 lead and 1 remote loco with the 3800 (remote is normally a 3700)
    We run 2 lead and 2 remote loco's with the 4000/4100

    Average length is between 1650 and 1750 metres, with between 84 and 100 coal wagons.

    Occasionally we use 1720 and 2200 class loco's, but not often, and normally just for shunting/ballast train.

    Keeping on-topic, here's my first attempt at a sunrise:







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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:39 pm

    Nice photos, At least you have a good Loco's unlike V/Line's N,P,Y and A class's
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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:42 pm

    Luke wrote:Nice photos, At least you have a good Loco's unlike V/Line's N,P,Y and A class's

    Yeh mate, we're pretty fortunate like that. Pity the company we work for is run by idiot's....
    Once they've finished upgrading the OHLE, we should be going to more 3800 class, which are absolutely brilliant loco's - so much power, even with only 3 loco's pulling 10400 tonne of coal and rollingstock...

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    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:46 pm

    At least you have new loco's V/Line's N (Built 1985),P (Built 1984),Y (Built 1965) and A (Built 1984) class's are falling apart. On Thursday I had a cab ride in one of the N class's and the Loco to Base radio (Centrol) is pretty much unusable, our just happened to be called by Centrol about some cows on the track ahead and the location was unreadable, Lucky for us a incoming EMU flashed its lights at us warning us of the danger.
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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:51 pm

    We have 2 x radio's in each loco, as well as a telephone, and a spare handheld radio. Communication is a vital part of safety, and we shut down loco's if they don't have working electronic communication.

    As you'd be well aware, safety is a major factor, especially with rollingstock. A fully loaded coal train, doing 80 kph, will take nearly 1600 metres to come to a complete stop with an emergency brake application...

    Sounds like there's a bit of dodgy stuff going on down your way mate... pretty sad to hear really.

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    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:54 pm

    Yeah it is, Our train was going 115km (Max for a loco hauled train) while the other EMU was doing 160 so it was quite lucky there was another train in the area, We do have 2 radio's in the cab but one is to communicate with the Conductor, In our EMU's (Vlocity's) we have 3 radio's but only 1 is for Centrol.

    On the way back we were doing 160 and there was a station up ahead about 1000m away we applied the emergency breaks and just pulled up at the station in time so the breaking is not a problem in the newer EMU's.
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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:02 pm

    Yeh, we're speed-restricted to 80kph. I'd love to get in to passenger services for a while...
    It's the phenomenal amount of weight that makes it so slow to stop. Probably the biggest difference between passenger and coal, and that's also why we get a fair bit more pay.

    Having to remember that you've got loco's 800m behind you, and knowing when to cut them in and out takes a fair bit of practice. If you get it wrong, you'll get put in to the windscreen... haha

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    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:17 pm

    Here in Victoria most Train Drivers get $50ph + penalty rates and overtime so its not to bad for a Pass Driver and they are not Restricted to 80kph, Our DMU's (Not sure why I was saying EMU) are allowed 160 in Regional area's and most of the time 115 through Suburban areas while our Loco hauled trains are restricted to 115 at all times,

    Here is a photo of a Vlocity's cab (DMU)
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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:21 pm

    That looks like a pretty nice cab - a lot more modern than ours... oh, and a cd player... we're not allowed to have any luxuries like that!! haha

    We work a 40 hr week, and are on an annualised salary of $118K, with 25 days Annual leave, and 12 days Family Leave. Not sure what that works out to on an hourly rate, but I think it's somewhere around $53/hr flat. If we work an overtime shift, it's worth $92/hr, so they're pretty nice shifts to get a hold of, especially when we do 12 hours!!

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    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:31 pm

    clunk07 wrote:That looks like a pretty nice cab - a lot more modern than ours... oh, and a cd player... we're not allowed to have any luxuries like that!! haha

    We work a 40 hr week, and are on an annualised salary of $118K, with 25 days Annual leave, and 12 days Family Leave. Not sure what that works out to on an hourly rate, but I think it's somewhere around $53/hr flat. If we work an overtime shift, it's worth $92/hr, so they're pretty nice shifts to get a hold of, especially when we do 12 hours!!

    Cheers,
    Very Nice, there is also a bar fridge to the left of the photo and the chairs are leather.

    This is the train I am referring to, its Victorian Built at Bombardier.



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    Post  clunk07 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:36 pm

    yeh, that's a lot nicer than our old coal loco's...

    We have a bar fridge, and the 3800's have a microwave and a toaster!!

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    Post  Luke on Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:37 pm

    clunk07 wrote:yeh, that's a lot nicer than our old coal loco's...

    We have a bar fridge, and the 3800's have a microwave and a toaster!!

    Cheers,
    Nice, our N class has a Hot Plate and a Fridge.
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    Post  holdentem on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:56 am

    Okay, these aren't the best quality photos as they are from my phone.
    I will put up some better ones when I get my camera back from my sister.

    The Wynyard lighthouse (Tasmania)


    View of part of Burnie (Tasmania)




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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  LostBoy on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:47 am

    Since we're posting our photography:









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    Re: Luke's Photography

    Post  Bommah on Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:37 am

    I see you like public transport.
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    Post  Nitefinder49 on Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:37 am

    Nice photos! I like the trains especially as I have model trains at home.Do you like doing photography?

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    Post  cfb_rolley on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:09 am

    perhaps we should start a photography thread, there seems to be a little camera skill lurking!
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    Post  Nitefinder49 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:26 am

    cfb_rolley wrote:perhaps we should start a photography thread, there seems to be a little camera skill lurking!

    I agree. I like photography as well. Soon purchasing a camera....

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    #292 is seen on Standby at Mordialloc,

    #303 is seen at Mordialloc waiting to commence a Frankston service,

    #312 waits at Mordialloc for the football crowds to arrive,

    #309 departs on a Frankston service,

    #563 waits to commence its next run to Frankston

    Mordialloc Station's sign,

    #44 Departs Mordialloc on a 709 to Waterways,
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    EYE-GASMS
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    Take some pictures of moderately cloudy skies, they look AMAZING
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    Post  Luke on Sun May 13, 2012 10:15 am


    Navigation Beacon at Rickets Point,

    Pelican at Rickets Point,

    Inside some rocks at Rickets Point,

    Navigation Beacon at Rickets Point,

    The beach at Rickets Point,

    Water on the rocks at Rickets Points,

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