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These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'  
User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Hi there folks,

Worked yesterday helping out with this rail tour from market deeping to carslile.. I hauled the 12 units from upto carlisle and then the steamers hooked up.. and pulled back to York.

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/1.jpg

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/2.jpg

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/3.jpg



http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/5.jpg

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/8.jpg

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/9.jpg

http://www.tfsphoto.com/archive/anet/10.jpg

Thanks,

Lew

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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

That would be a bit like saying this is what you call "real aircraft"  Wink


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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

AUA,

Of course it is! Radials Rule! Got any doubt?

Jan


User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2278 times:

Those are great pics! Thanks for sharing them!!!


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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2277 times:

Now thats a train

Cheers for the pics


User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2270 times:

thanks guys... the pleasures of working on the railway!

for all of the shots if anyones interested... http://www.tfsphoto.com/gallery/steam_250605.php

cheers,

Lew

[Edited 2005-06-26 18:09:03]

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7438 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2266 times:
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Like the Sir Nigel Gresley on the North Yorks Rail

Or The Mallard

And the Flying Scotsman

I rode the Gresley from Hellifield to Leeds in 1984. We stopped at Keighley, Bingley/Crossflats and then Leeds and back.



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2266 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 2):
AUA,

Of course it is! Radials Rule! Got any doubt?

Of course no doubt, I was just teasing  Wink

But I must say, given the choice, I'd rather fly an A380 instead of a DC-2, or the ICE instead of the trains in those pics  Smile



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Terrific shots. I'd love to ride on one of those trains sometime, and the ride on the DC-2 would really be great.


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User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

TFS,

Great photos. Composition is everything! And I love the sepia effect.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 2181 times:


The ones out here. Guess how many Pax a day  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Reminds me of Tanfield or Beamish...

Thom@s



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

Excellent, excellent pictures.

Can't beat an old, powerful Steamer.

Having been born into the diesel age, I hear often from my Father, retired railroader, about various and sundry times he worked steam engines, as an engineer or fireman. His favorite job was hauling the old Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha through Montana. Electric units were used to haul the train over the rockies, and then it was steam all the way to Chicago.

I have many photos of White Pass and Yukon steam - I ought to scan them and post a few - featuring a 1949 Baldwin 4-6-2 narrow guage #73. Still runs today, used on tourist trains on the same line.


Lew, is that steamer oil fired?


User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Hi all, many thanks for the kind comments...it's much appreciated..

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Lew, is that steamer oil fired?

She runs on pure coal and water.... a real classic.


User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Waaaaay back in '76, for the Bicentennial, I believe, there was a big honkin' 4-8-4 pulling around several cars full of historical items, and such. I remember it coming to Houston, and then passing thru Sugar Land, my hometown, a day later. What a sight.

Now, I recall the Flying Scottsman, or a locomotive of similar vintage coming to the US, at some point. Isn't there a difference between US and UK railroad gauges?



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User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Hey Lew, nice pics! I had Black 5 45407 past me at work a few weeks ago, although it wasn't under my signalling. The only time I have had that privelege was about 5 or 6 years ago when an 8F came to Buxton for the retirement of the old ICI vacuum braked hopper wagons. I think it even worked a train! Still can't beat a 'peak' hauling them though! Proper locos they were old !!!

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Does my Pendolino thingy I was on last night not count as a real train? I had at seat entertainment and we tilted at 125mph.....  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineTFSPhoto From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 16):
Does my Pendolino thingy I was on last night not count as a real train?

God i hate those things.. *spits*


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 1928 times:

Those slam-door carriages in your photo's are hardly nostalgic - don't you still get those on Connex South Thing or whatever it is that goes to Gatwick ? I hate them.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 1906 times:

Can't beat a Pendolino between Preston and Carlisle, ey Alex  Wink

One thinks that JGPH1A was around at the time that the steam train was invented  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months ago) and read 1895 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 19):
Can't beat a Pendolino between Preston and Carlisle, ey Alex

Indeed. I've now traveled the whole length of the west coast mainline on a Pendildo. Hoorar!

Anyway, I'm sure it's time for you to try out the Virgin Trains Experience too. Preston, how quaint.

Oh and last night as we arrived at 00:18, the train manager even said goodnight godbless to us all, how, weird?! Then the train died until the morning. BMI of the rails.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months ago) and read 1889 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 20):
Anyway, I'm sure it's time for you to try out the Virgin Trains Experience too. Preston, how quaint.

It shall indeed. I have, however travelled onboard thon Pendolino things from Carlisle-Penrith, and got one of those Voyager things on the way back to Carlisle...



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User currently offlineCurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months ago) and read 1889 times:

Choo Choo.... must say I enjoy a nice train ride. Last May I rode the train from Edmonton to Vancouver... 24 glorious hours through the majestic Canadian Rockies. And last week was the Eurostar for the first time. It was great flying by at 300 km/h past the house of a good a.net friend!


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User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months ago) and read 1871 times:

If you've ever been to the Grand Canyon, then you've probably had a chance to see the Grand Canyon Railway. It offers seasonal service to/from Williams, AZ and the Grand Canyon Village. Seasonal at least until snow and ice forces the rail line to close. They start using a diesel-electric engine when it gets too cold for the normal engine to build up steam. At least that's the way it was when I worked at the GCNP.

http://www.finnmoller.dk/rail-usa/grandcanyon/grandcanyon4960.jpg




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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Hey Lew, cool pics (again)  Wink

See ya around  Smile


Lee



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25 FDXMECH : Lew Nice pics. Love those steamers. What's the wheel configuration (2-4-2, etc)
26 Mirrodie : Those are some real excellent photos and some pretty well preserve rolling stock! I've a question. A few years back, when I flew to LHR, I took that H
27 Post contains links and images ANCFlyer : www.whitepassrailroad.com Some excellent pictures of vintage steam, vintage passenger operations and purpose built diesel electrics on a narrow gauge
28 57AZ : That would be the Southern Pacific Daylight No. 4449. She was only one of the locomotives involved with the 1976-77 Freedom Train (not to be confused
29 Xr8FordGirl : LOl Nothing wrong with British steam. We used to have a weekly service where I live that ran from Melbourne to Warrnambool (Victoria, Australia) that
30 Post contains images RODOL : Looks like two engines on there, 76079 is I think a BR Standard (ie built after the 1948 nationalisation) 4-6-0, and the other one maybe a Stanier Bl
31 RODOL : Actually follow the link to the rest of Lew's pics, there is a decent side-on view of both locos, and it is indeed a Black 5, maybe 45407?.
32 Post contains images TFSPhoto : Hi there! Many thanks for the wonderful comments.. both loco's are as follows: Front: 76079 Back: 45407 cheers, Lew
33 Post contains images Boeing4ever : Boiler Up! B4e-Forever New Frontiers
34 Navymidn : Its the Boilermaker Special!!! Man that thing gets annoying on the mornings of football games, but its still a cool school symbol.
35 L-188 : I have to admit it, it takes guts to go hi-marking with a train
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