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These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:42 am

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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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:52 am

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


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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:58 am

AUA,

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

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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:03 am

Those are great pics! Thanks for sharing them!!!
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:03 am

Now thats a train

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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:08 am

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]
 
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:09 am

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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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:09 am

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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Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:33 am

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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Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:37 am

TFS,

Great photos. Composition is everything! And I love the sepia effect.
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Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:43 am


The ones out here. Guess how many Pax a day  Smile
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Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:36 am

Reminds me of Tanfield or Beamish...

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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:43 pm

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?
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:26 pm

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.
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:54 pm

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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Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:18 am

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 !!!
 
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Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:22 am

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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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:40 am

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*
 
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Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:07 am

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.
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:57 am

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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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:04 am

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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Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:07 am

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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Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:07 am

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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Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:34 am

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.

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Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:40 am

Hey Lew, cool pics (again)  Wink

See ya around  Smile


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Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:02 am

Lew

Nice pics. Love those steamers. What's the wheel configuration (2-4-2, etc)
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:11 am

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 Heathrow airport train into Paddington station. On the way there, I noticed an old steamer go by us.


The date was April 4, 2003. Is it possible that the steamer you've shown ran on that day?
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Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:40 am

www.whitepassrailroad.com

Some excellent pictures of vintage steam, vintage passenger operations and purpose built diesel electrics on a narrow gauge line in Alaska/Yukon/British Columbia.

Until 1982, this line was a fully operational commercial venture hauling passengers, vehicles and freight from Pacific Ocean Tidewater over the mountains into the Yukon.

I grew up on this railroad, my Father being Superintendent of the Rail Divison*, and my Grandfather was a Hoghead.

Here's a picture of ONE of my Grandfathers attempts to "jump" a washout with a couple of locomotives. When questioned, and subsequently suspended for two weeks, by my Father, Gramps replied: "I thought I could make it across!" To which my Father continued, "Well, if you had made it with the locomotives, what did you intend to do with the rest of the train?"

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Check out the White Pass web site for excellent photos of a railroad that is truly a National Historic Engineering Landmark!  biggrin 

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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:33 pm

Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 14):
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.

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 with the post-WWII Freedom Train of the 1940s). Two other locomotives involved were the Reading 2100, also a 4-8-4 and the Texas and Pacific Railway 610. The 4449 is still run under steam on occasion though not as much now as in the past. It is publicly owned, the owner being the City of Portland, Oregon. T&P 610 is also owned by a public agency and the 2100 is privately owned. Another couple of places to enjoy steam locomotives are the Durango and Silverton Railroad and the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in Colorado. The Cumbres and Toltec is the longest operating narrow gauge railroad left in the US and is jointly owned and administered by the states of New Mexico and Colorado. What makes these railroads unique is that the equipment and facilities are all original to the area, unlike most preservation railroads in the US. C&TS is all steam at the moment (their 44 ton diesel being inoperative at last report) and the D&S runs mostly steam, though they can run diesel trains if fire danger is too high.
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:15 pm

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 was a steam service. They used to use an R-Class 4-6-4 oil burner.
 
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:39 pm

Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 25):
Lew

Nice pics. Love those steamers. What's the wheel configuration (2-4-2, etc

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 Black 5 4-6-0 built for the LMS, although it is only really visible on that shot about to enter the tunnel. Smile
 
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:44 pm

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?.
 
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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:27 am

Hi there! Many thanks for the wonderful comments.. both loco's are as follows:

Front: 76079



Back: 45407



cheers,

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Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:34 pm

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RE: These Are What You Call 'Real Trains'

Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:14 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
Here's a picture of ONE of my Grandfathers attempts to "jump" a washout with a couple of locomotives. When questioned, and subsequently suspended for two weeks, by my Father, Gramps replied: "I thought I could make it across!" To which my Father continued, "Well, if you had made it with the locomotives, what did you intend to do with the rest of the train?"

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