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Right angle bonus content by ZCochrane
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Just for fun: Taken seconds after the other one, an Alstom Coradia Continental squeezes itself into the frame, with its train from (and soon again to) Donauwörth, wherever that is.  By pure chance, the composition kind of works, but since the red train arrived after I was done focusing, sharpness does not work at all.
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Train end right angle by ZCochrane
Train end right angle
I've taken plenty of shots from this perspective, and I guess I'll do so again, because I simply think there aren't enough of that kind out there. 

Taken in Munich central station. On the right: 103 245. On the left: An IC to Flensburg.
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103 245 in Munich by ZCochrane
103 245 in Munich
The inside of Munich station is not great for taking pictures. You think there is enough light there, and there is, but due to the window stripes, you have this huge amount of shadow every few meters. Not fun.

Anyway, 103 245, the final 103 that was built, is still in service today, hauling trains mainly in the area around Munich. The train here would then continue on to Flensburg, but with a different locomotive (a 101 as far as I could tell, but I didn't check).
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South Ferry by ZCochrane
South Ferry
South Ferry station in New York City is ancient; one of the original terminals of its line. It was built back when the best practices for subway construction weren't still fully established, and so ended up a bit weird: The whole station is a very tight reversing loop. The advantage of that structure is having essentially zero downtime when changing directions. The disadvantages are a giant gap between train and platform (bridged by movable platform extensions, visible in the center), a rather short platform altogether that can't easily be extended, so only the first few cars can be loaded and unloaded; and the tight curve reduces speed when entering and leaving the station, is noisy and requires intense maintenance. Of course, it also wasn't wheelchair accessible or anything. And since it serves the Staten Island ferry, it does see quite a few people, which makes all these problems even more visible.

So they replaced it with a new, top-modern terminal station in 2009. Accessible, beautiful, operationally simple, high capacity, everything was perfect.

Then Hurricane Sandy came and basically destroyed the new station. So since then, the old loop station is back in business, as a living piece of New York transit history. Current plans are to switch back to the new station in August 2016, so if you want to see it, you should hurry.
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Torsten Kammer
Artist | Student | Photography
Germany
I am a railroad enthusiast. I'm also a computer enthusiast, but my products there don't make pictures anywhere near as nice. My photography is generally amateur level. I hope to get good enough to be a "Pro-sumer" one day.

Oh, and I write way too much in image descriptions. So if you want to know more, and particularly if not, that's the place.

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I know it took me way too long (but for a good reason: I'm incredibly lazy), but now GLLara is updated to work with OS X 10.10. I haven't done a lot of testing, so please tell me whether it works for you!

No new features at the moment. I have some ideas, but not a lot of time to spend on them, sorry.

Download the new version at:

github.com/cochrane/GLLara/rel…

(Edit: Fixed wrong version link)

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Brit31 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving my 1970s electric! :)
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Thank you for the fave Torsten! :)
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Thanks for the faves Torsten! :)
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p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Years ago I found a photo of a douledecker car that was meant to be a cab car for a steam locomotive. It was in my faves but it disapperared. It was probably deleted. The worse is I cannot remember if it was yours, Shenanigan's or Kotbaum's. Or someone else's? Could you please help me?
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Hello Torsten, Thank you for faving Snowplough! :)
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Cheers for today's fave Torsten!
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Hello Torsten, Thank you for the faves! :)
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nagamei Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most models "fade out" with distance in the 10.10 version of GLLara. It's like they're covered in smoke as you pull away from them. Is this something with my computer, or some setting? It's not all models, and some of them did work properly in the last release.
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WeylandYutaniCorp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Is GLLara going to be fixed soon?
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A Very Happy Birthday to You!! :hug::cake::party:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Herzlichen Glückwunsch und so! :)
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Raakone Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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:party: :party: :party: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :cake: :cake: :cake:
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JSH50 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Happy Birthday Torsten! Airborne 
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