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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2968 times:

What is your favourite railway locomotive?
Mine is the Class 47 coming a close second the Deltic!!
http://www.class47gallery.co.uk/gall...gesphoto/47828-reading-201090.html
Im sure RODOL and TFSphoto may have their say!!!


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

Don't forget me, i'm traincrew as well  Smile

Class 47s aren't too bad, there aren't many left running now  Sad




Lee



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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Sorry BMI  ashamed 
But agree not too many 47s around now all 66s unfortunatly
Shame about the 44,45,46,55s though!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8581 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
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Quoting AirworldA320 (Thread starter):
What is your favourite railway locomotive?

definitely Thomas the Tank Engine



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

The Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4

Overall length: 132 feet 9¼ inches (40.47 m)
Total weight with tender: 1,208,750 lb (540 t)
Weight on drivers: 540,000 lb (245 t)
Tractive effort: 135,375 lbf (602.18 kN)
Cylinder dimensions: 23¾ inches (603 mm) diameter × 32 inches (813 mm)
stroke (4 cylinders)
Boiler pressure: 300 lbf/in² (2 MPa)
Driving wheel diameter: 68 inch (1.7 m)
Tender coal capacity: 28 ton (25 t)
Tender water capacity: 25,000 US gallon (90 m³)
Top speed: 80 mph (130 km/h)



User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2944 times:

By the way BMI I see you are fom Poppy,I take it you work for Northern?


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User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

I have always been a fan of the Class 20, not very glamorous I know, but I think they've got real character. I managed haulage off about 90 of them in my 'bashing' days, admittedly they weren't hard to get in the summer months. If any of our uninitiated a-netters care, it is a 1000hp English Electric diesel which had a characteristic whistling engine note like its big brother the Class 40, and was almost always seen in pairs due to only having a cab at one end. 228 were built in the 1950's & 60's and very few remain in service.


User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

RODOL Class 20s
All with DRS if I believe?



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

Quoting AirworldA320 (Reply 5):
I take it you work for Northern?

Pah, I'd never work for Northern  duck 

I work for TPE, the supposed "cream of the crop" in the north  Wink



Lee



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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Never thought you would work for Trans-Pantomime Express       By the way I work at York IECC

[Edited 2005-12-09 23:14:33]


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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting RODOL (Reply 6):
have always been a fan of the Class 20, not very glamorous I know, but I think they've got real character. I managed haulage off about 90 of them in my 'bashing' days, admittedly they weren't hard to get in the summer months. If any of our uninitiated a-netters care, it is a 1000hp English Electric diesel which had a characteristic whistling engine note like its big brother the Class 40, and was almost always seen in pairs due to only having a cab at one end. 228 were built in the 1950's & 60's and very few remain in service.

http://www.brdw.co.uk/sounds.html
Quite a good few engine sounds here!!!



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User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2905 times:

Quoting AirworldA320 (Reply 10):

Cheers for the thrash Airworld! You join my RUL.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

I get a kick out of this American train horn site: http://www.dieselairhorns.com/

A nice video:

Unusual


User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Quoting RODOL (Reply 11):
Cheers for the thrash Airworld! You join my RUL.

Well us signallers should stick together  

[Edited 2005-12-09 23:40:50]


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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

http://www.onthebash.co.uk/CD/JHMD705918.jpg

South Bohemia narrow-gauge railway.


User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 12):
I get a kick out of this American train horn site: http://www.dieselairhorns.com/

A nice video:

Unusual

American train horns are n't they cool!!!!



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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
The Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4-8-8-4

Overall length: 132 feet 9¼ inches (40.47 m)
Total weight with tender: 1,208,750 lb (540 t)
Weight on drivers: 540,000 lb (245 t)
Tractive effort: 135,375 lbf (602.18 kN)
Cylinder dimensions: 23¾ inches (603 mm) diameter × 32 inches (813 mm)
stroke (4 cylinders)
Boiler pressure: 300 lbf/in² (2 MPa)
Driving wheel diameter: 68 inch (1.7 m)
Tender coal capacity: 28 ton (25 t)
Tender water capacity: 25,000 US gallon (90 m³)
Top speed: 80 mph (130 km/h)

All I can say is Wow better than we have over here!!!



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Geared locomotives, especially the Shay. Among the Shays especially the two-truck models in the 37-40 ton range made in the first two decades of the 20th century. Of those, especially the narrow gauge models. I used to have the number plate of a couple of them, and a bell off another.

http://www.gearedsteam.com/shay/images/wilcox_sawmill_co-4.jpg

The website:
http://www.gearedsteam.com/shay/shay.htm



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User currently offlineAirworldA320 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 17):
Geared locomotives, especially the Shay. Among the Shays especially the two-truck models in the 37-40 ton range made in the first two decades of the 20th century. Of those, especially the narrow gauge models. I used to have the number plate of a couple of them, and a bell off another.

What a wierd looking loco, full of power though surely?



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Quoting AirworldA320 (Reply 18):
What a wierd looking loco, full of power though surely?

Torque up the wazoo!

My grandfather's lumber company had three of them. They would only do about 15-18 mph wide open, and would eat a tender full of wood in about three miles doing that. But they handled rough 3-foot gauge track, in some cases just laid along a gravelly creekbed without tamping. They handled hills you would not believe. I have pictures of a 3-foot gauge train carrying redwood logs twelve feet in diameter! It is quite a sight.

There were several geared locomotives but the Shay, with the cylinders on the right side and the driveshafts to the wheels is my favorite.

A couple of years ago I found a bunch of those geared wheels with the teeth stripped off. They'd been rolled off a cliff behind the engine shop.



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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

The Southern Railway Ms Class 2-8-2. Only survivor (and first of the class) is currently stored at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN. As an employee in train service, I got to run her in passenger service a couple of times. Nothing like loafing along at 20 mph with 180 tons of locomotive and 240 tons of train behind you!


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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Large modern "superpower" steam. Here's a Pere Marquette Berkshire ( 2-8-4 ) in upper Michigan of the US in Oct '05. ( Click on thumbnail for full images )





[Edited 2005-12-10 11:43:12]

User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

I like this train.... but it's horribly loud when i rushes past you at 125 mph
http://www.finnmoller.dk/rail-gb/fgw-hst125-02.jpg



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2734 times:



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