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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4136 times:

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/243735_3482641420532_1541745325_o.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/469582_3472976058904_1560646020_o.jpg
this is out of the one in the background. Crew complained engine was knocking wonder why? By the way that piston is 6 1/8" in diameter

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/334134_3472755893400_626876763_o.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/178498_3462340913032_635849897_o.jpg
changing a power assy on a big 16 cylinder

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/336312_3462338552973_1599922821_o.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/457047_3369735997967_37399425_o.jpg
waiting for fuel

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/460615_3239338418109_210341542_o.jpg

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/334648_2708344703598_1919349315_o.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/327638_2701283247066_568518188_o.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/332802_2426546778826_652595741_o.jpg
we get motors from all over Feromex is a mexican company

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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/330261_2343154134062_131348399_o.jpg
This turbo is about 4' in diameter

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/335584_2162499017797_1004457490_o.jpg

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/335775_2154005605467_251449678_o.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/332745_2150276952253_1433837414_o.jpg
This one was being delivered. It was only 2 days old when it came through. Some of the paint was still "tacky" and we left finger prints in it lol


stray that hung around for a few days.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/380579_2134758404299_367974695_n.jpg
Me after I no longer had to wear the "green" hat and could finally wear the "orange"


User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4114 times:

Hi!

Many thanks for the pics. I often wonder why the trains in the US and Mexico from the look of it too look so different to trains for the large part in Europe.

In the UK for example a cargo train:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan58...7156929509/sizes/m/in/photostream/

It would be interesting to hear what you do a little if you feel like writing about it.

Many thanks.

Pierre


User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

Several reasons. First, we have greater clearances so our trains are taller. We also use different couplers which allows some slack action, thereby making it easier to start a very heavy train. Our country is much larger, with great, empty expanses in the miiddle, which have to be crossed quickly. The only trains in the world on the same scale as ours are the Australian iron ore trains and those are captive operations.

User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Im totally jealous here. I grew up in Roseville, CA, which is home to a huge UP rail yard. I used to love watching the trains whenever I had the chance... Be it driving on an overpass above the yard, waiting for Amtrak's Capitol Corridor, or even just being able to listen to the sounds from miles away. I really miss it. Unfortunately, my knowledge of trains is virtually zero when compared to aviation. I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks. Thanks for the awesome pics!


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Hi!

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks

I agree there are fewer but they are out there. Between me and central London there is a train station called Clapham Junction which is I belive the busiest train station in London. There are guys who hang out there all day watching trains:



I do like sitting watching trains but more often in more exotic locations like Frankfurt or Zurich or Antibes.

Many thanks.

Pierre


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Thanks for the pictures--thanks for them. What do you do at BNSF? Looks like you're some type mechanic. Interesting work.


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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

I am a machinist for BNSF. I do all the inspections and maintenance and servicing of locomotives. One of the benefits of the job is I get to operate the locomotives. Granted I have to stay inside the mechanical limits of the yard but I do get to drive em  

It's quite different from my last job in the USN.


User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 182 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

Off subject, But what'd you do in the USN?

Rob



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User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 923 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3970 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
. I think there's even fewer rail enthusiasts than us plane geeks.

There's quite a few, and they're even geekier. They dress in pinstriped engineer hats and live at home with their mother.


User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3968 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):

Im totally jealous here.

Same! Amazing pics, thanks for posting these. When I was a kid, I was totally into trains (before planes took over   ), and my brother and I built and entire elevated railway out of cardboard in our yard. We broke open remote controlled toy cars for mini motors to run our locomotives. This took me way back, so thanks once again  



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User currently offlineKingairTA From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

I was a loadmaster on C-130s for 15 years then a transport aircrewman on the C-12 for the last four. Retired after 20 years last september.

User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3851 times:

Quoting KingairTA (Reply 7):
but I do get to drive em

  

Now that's fun.



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Don't have any pictures from this or last year's summer internships (were at GE Aviation and GE Global Research respectively, neither of which allow pictures or cameras on campus)

but here are some pics from the undergraduate research I do in addition to classes at MIT during the year.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...3975630548.660526.863030547&type=3



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12465 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Quoting Jetsgo (Reply 4):
Im totally jealous here.

Yep, he's got a better train set than any of us have!

Thanks for the pics!

My work photo would just be a cubicle, so nothing neat to post, sigh....

All the action happens between my ears!  



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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Here is a photo of me in a lab at UCSF (where I have been studying for 5 years now for my PhD, soon to finish):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/SmithAlien747/DSCF3607.jpg


My research currently focuses on the role of hypoxia in craniofacial deformities in chick embryos. I am doing my dissertation now, and plan to finish in August. Next stop: Calgary for my postdoc.

SmithAir747



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User currently onlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1610 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3516 times:

This was taken a few years ago at my old office. We were having a 'silly dress day', I decided to wear shorts, this was in the middle of a Melbourne winter...... And no, I usually don't sleep at work all day, although sometimes I wish I could!



The view from where I sit in my current office, we only moved in last month. Those who know their way around MEL will know where this is.

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n267/dthommo01/550952_10150897888677753_1196226314_n.jpg



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User currently onlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
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Quoting Ps76 (Reply 5):
I agree there are fewer but they are out there.

Have kind of become one, not through any real intent, just my regular commuter station is also on the main East coast freight line!

Pair of NREC locos hauling a fairly short container freight through North Strathfield in suburban Sydney.

Quoting johns624 (Reply 3):
The only trains in the world on the same scale as ours are the Australian iron ore trains and those are captive operations.

Not always, there are double stack operations in Aus the equal of any in the USA, whilst we get no double stack through Sydney(Electric train overhead supply makes that difficult) I regularly see consists of over 1.6km(Mile+) pass thru North Strathfield, also coal trains of more than a km long. Even more impressively these mile long trains are threaded through the urban rail network between the very frequent commuter trains.



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2391 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

From the office:



Looking back at Israel, the Gaza strip and Egypt:



Next to the Saudi Arabian coastline:



Guess where we are:

Big version: Width: 960 Height: 720 File size: 93kb


[Edited 2012-07-25 12:29:54]

User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3257 times:
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Quoting johns624 (Reply 9):
They dress in pinstriped engineer hats and live at home with their mother.

Aw, man! That is so wrong.

Quoting KingairTA (Reply 7):

I am a machinist for BNSF. I do all the inspections and maintenance and servicing of locomotives. One of the benefits of the job is I get to operate the locomotives. Granted I have to stay inside the mechanical limits of the yard but I do get to drive em  

Nice images there, especially the first taken in the pit. Before embarking on my current career, I worked for a major railroad as did one of my parents, so I grew up around some classic era stuff. Brings back good memories.

If you are interested, I'll dig up some old stuff thats rail related. For one, here's just one way I cherish a good old memory. Anything look familiar there?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/IMG_0010.jpg



These days, here are some of the issues we resolve in my office, from one day to the next....

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/mrsa.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/freddykruger.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/burn.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/cat.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e125/mirrodie/diff2.jpg



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User currently offlinelewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

I work in a cubicle so not as fun as some of the above. I do get a nice view though!




User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

View from the office

View from the office at my old job.

WrenchBender



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

This is the view outside my window at my internship. Can't say I hate it.




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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3516 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3117 times:


Waiting for a BA 747 to cross the vehicle corridor so I can continue driving. Taken at YYZ last winter.



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2882 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

My 3pm "(iced) Tea Time", gives me a few minutes to relax and do some plane spotting (as long as 13L is in use...otherwise the plane spotting isn't all THAT good):



....and the storms that hit JFK last week, just around 7pm (cannot believe just how quickly they rolled in and how dark it got in a matter of mintues!):




"If you do not learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it"
25 Post contains images dlramp4life : At AZA At PHX
26 Post contains images Daleaholic : I work as a dispatcher at MAN, just a few pics i've taken at various points in time! Showing just how close the airbridge gets to the pitot heads on a
27 Post contains images allrite : Some of us are both, although I'm definitely on the milder side of transport geekdom (ie enjoyment, not obsession). Started off as railways fan first
28 mika : That doesn't look like just any car...911 GT2 RS? Or perhaps a GT3. Wonder where it was going and why it was going by plane. Great pics all of them n
29 KingairTA : Mirrodie You put train horns in your trunk? I hope they stick out the bottom. I couldn't imagine the noise inside if not.
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