ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1876 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.
TriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1785 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?
If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
RODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1777 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 !!!
CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1711 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!
Greyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1693 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.