I seen we have a insucces try at railpictures.net..
I can recommand one thing on that,they need the perfect picture,so you have to get a very good shot to get one there...
More easy thing is to open a photobucket account..
But if you want to inscrease your skill on photography,it's the good thing..
first,You must be on your picture spot,and visualise the pic,the best distance performance from the track is around 25 to 30 feet away from the track,you can spot a bridge,a tunnel a crossing,even a farm..
You have to imagine your picture,before you whill click on the button..
While waiting,try some angle and adjust you camera in consequence,always the sun on your back,if you'r against the sun,they have some possybilitys,but it's another technic..
keep the sun behind you is the best way to start..
Pay an attention to the 2/3 rule,never put the subject in the midle of the pic,you need to include an environment to the pic..
Take more than only one shot,more sur to get the right one..
most of the time,try to get a very sharp and clear picture,always remember that you can improve it with photoshop..
that's the best tips I can give...
If you go on Railpicture database,you will be able to find ideas to get some great pics..
here's some examples of mine..
on a crossing
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 581&nseq=0
on a bridge
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 526&nseq=1
and 3 more ones from other photographs..
clouds and sky can be good
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 58&nseq=30
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 52&nseq=54
and a farm.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 55&nseq=72
but remember,Always keep on a safe place to take you pictures..