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Old Posted Apr 8, 2010, 2:41 AM
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Lol @ the random tank car in the auto unit train.
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2010, 2:56 PM
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So many fantastic photos on that last page - especially the snow ones.

Here's a detail from the train shed at Liverpool street station.

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a few shots of "The Ocean" that runs between Halifax Nova Scotia and Montreal Quebec.



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The Siska Bridges are in the Fraser Canyon in British Columbia, a narrow gorge that carries the CN and CP mainlines, the Trans Canada Highway, and the Fraser River. Canadian Pacific came through in 1887 and the surveyor decided they should cross the river here. Canadian National (then Canadian Northern) came through in 1910 and were forced to do likewise because the canyon is too narrow to have both rail lines on the same side.

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OK, so these aren't actually train pics, but they're at least tangentially train-related. These photos are from my ride home on the MetroLink (St. Louis' light rail system) after the Cardinals' home opener yesterday:



At the 8th and Pine Subway entrance:




The Elevator and Stairway from the street leading down to the Forest Park/Debaliviere stop, where I switched trains:



Looking back from whence I came:



I call this one Abstrack Art:



The train arrives:





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Freight Cutoff around 30th St. Sta.
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Nice - I like the reflections.
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Before & After collage I did of the former RDG station at Port Kenndey in Valley Forge Park

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They look pretty awesome. All three of them.

P.S. Watusi, I believe they renovated Port Kennedy in 1976 for the Bicentennial, so that should be the right date for it.
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djurob - are those freight cars in the first picture ? They don't look like the passenger cars in the other 2 shots (very nice shots b.t.w.)
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Yeah, it's freight looks like some kind of pipes are being transported
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A couple more from London



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Old Posted Jun 9, 2010, 1:29 AM
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Some train photos from the Twin Cities.

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Old Posted Jun 10, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Wonderful photos, everyone. Bedhead, the first London photo with the smokestacks and the tracks curving around the structures is a stunning composition.

Here's my contribution from Memorial Day Weekend. Hesston Steam Museum is located straight north of La Porte, Indiana and east of Indiana 39, barely south of the Michigan state line.

The 3-foot Shay Locomotive was built in Lima, Ohio in 1929. Shay locomotives use a side-mounted driveshaft, universal joints, and gears to deliver power from a 3-cylinder vertical side-mounted engine to trucks that swivel like those under a freight car. This enables them to deliver great pulling power and move heavy loads on hastily-laid uneven track with steep grades and tight curves often encountered in logging, quarrying, and mining operations. This locomotive was heavily damaged in an engine house fire in 1985 and was restored by volunteers at Hesston.


On the left, eighteen tons of sophisticated design and remarkable power, this two-footer was built in Germany in 1938 by Orenstein & Koppel, survived World War II, and continued to work in East Germany into the 1960s. Founded in 1875, Orenstein and Koppel today manufactures mining and excavating machinery. On the right, one of many pieces of donated 1/4 scale equipment from publisher Elliott Donnelly's Stet & Query Central railroad. "Stet" and "Query" are proofreaders marks, so they were appropriate to a railroad built and operated for many years by someone in the printing business.




I don't know anything about the provenance of this 2-foot gasoline-powered locomotive, but I did learn that it came to Hesston with a four-cylinder Jeep engine and was overhauled and equipped with a 6-cylinder, 300 cubic inch Ford truck engine for more power. It's very smooth and sweet souding.


These 1/4, or Grand, Scale locomotives once operated at Kiddieland amusement park in Melrose Park, Illinois, just west of Chicago. They have been acquired on loan by Hesston and restored to operating condition. The lead locomotive is a Northern type built in 1950 and the second one is patterned after the New York Central's famed Hudson type. It was built in 1941.


Many of the 1/8 scale locomotives are operated by the people who built them and it takes skill just like running a full-sized machine. The steamers burn coal to boil water to generate high-pressure steam in their boilers, and have a startling amount of power for their size. Typically they can accelerate a heavy train of large adults up the hill just outside the station at a pace that would make you hustle to keep up.


The internal combustion locomotives typically use Briggs & Stratton V-twin engines and have comparable pulling power.
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