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Feb 21, 2016 10:41 |  #3166

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My Grandfather was a rail engineer for 57 years and in fact he drove the Allegheny loco that now rests at the Ford. I can only imagine what that must have been like.

Oh wow! That thing is a beast! It's 125' long and roughly 16 1/2' tall. Whereas most locomotives have a big steam cylinder and piston with the piston rod running the drive wheels (on each side) thing thing is so long that it has two on each side (it's as if someone took two completely separate steam locomotives and bolted them together.) The drive wheels are articulated and have to be able to swing out from below the boilers -- otherwise the engine would derail trying to navigate curved sections of rail.

For those interested... here's a link: https://www.thehenryfo​rd.org …/alleghenyLocom​otive.aspx (external link)

If you search, you can find some YouTube videos of some of these engines being operated. They are monsters. Your grandfather drove quite an amazing bit of engineering.




  
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Feb 21, 2016 13:53 |  #3167

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Oh wow! That thing is a beast! It's 125' long and roughly 16 1/2' tall. Whereas most locomotives have a big steam cylinder and piston with the piston rod running the drive wheels (on each side) thing thing is so long that it has two on each side (it's as if someone took two completely separate steam locomotives and bolted them together.) The drive wheels are articulated and have to be able to swing out from below the boilers -- otherwise the engine would derail trying to navigate curved sections of rail.

For those interested... here's a link: https://www.thehenryfo​rd.org …/alleghenyLocom​otive.aspx (external link)

If you search, you can find some YouTube videos of some of these engines being operated. They are monsters. Your grandfather drove quite an amazing bit of engineering.

He was something. They were always yelling at him for going too fast.

I don't know if you noticed it or not. but when I walked up to that engine I could feel a sort of presence, a huge power, like the thing could swallow me up. Almost like when you get close to something that is very hot. It's probably because I get into large pieces of engineering like this. Steamers are just too cool. Massively dominant and fairly dangerous.

Kind of like my friend the Dominatrix. :twisted:


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Feb 21, 2016 18:32 |  #3168

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Feb 21, 2016 23:12 |  #3169

Nice PP work... was this train sitting still or moving? It appears to not be moving :)


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Feb 22, 2016 05:38 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #3170

It was moving. It also definitly needed pp. Originally i thought i got carried away, but liked how powerful it makes the engine look!


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Feb 22, 2016 07:49 as a reply to  @ Cormac's post |  #3171

Your photo just emanates raw power, One of the best in this forum. My eyes were drawn straight to the horse on the nose of the engine. it was like deja vu i seen that horse before and low and behold its the same logo as the Ferrari. (just reversed)
For members who whine about a kit lens they should take a look at this photo! Well done.


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Feb 22, 2016 07:58 |  #3172

Copper NYC wrote in post #17908036 (external link)
Your photo just emanates raw power, One of the best in this forum. My eyes were drawn straight to the horse on the nose of the engine. it was like deja vu i seen that horse before and low and behold its the same logo as the Ferrari. (just reversed)
For members who whine about a kit lens they should take a look at this photo! Well done.

Thanks! That's what I was going for Raw power! Only way it could be better is if it were a steam engine! Curious who had that logo first, ferrari or norfolk southern?


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Feb 22, 2016 09:56 |  #3173

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Thanks! That's what I was going for Raw power! Only way it could be better is if it were a steam engine! Curious who had that logo first, ferrari or norfolk southern?

Great question - it motivated me to do a bit of reading to find out. Norfolk Southern was created, as a result of a merger, in 1982. Best I can tell is at that time - the new merged company adopted the slogan "the Thoroughbred of Transportation." Here's what I found regarding markings:

====Paint and colors====
Norfolk Southern's locomotives are often called "catfish" by railfans, as the stripes are said to look like catfish whiskers. [[EMD GP59]] no. 4610 was painted in predecessor Southern colors of green and white with gold trim and was a favorite of railfans. The work was done at the DeButts Yard in [[Chattanooga, Tennessee]] during the summer of 1994 and the locomotive received a repaint in the summer of 2004. The locomotive was repainted standard Norfolk Southern black and white in February 2012.

The current paint scheme for Norfolk Southern locomotives is black and white, with yellow grab irons and step-edge highlights. Locomotives feature a rearing horse decal enclosed in the "catfish" stripes on both the nose and rear, which is consistent with marketing campaigns where NS has billed itself as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation".

Norfolk Southern painted 20 new-order ES44ACs and SD70ACes in commemorative heritage paint schemes as part of Norfolk Southern Corporation's 30th anniversary celebration in 2012 (more info below in the "Heritage Schemes" section).

So - Ferrari was first . . .




  
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Feb 22, 2016 10:58 |  #3174

So it's not necessarily copying ferrari. Though if they wanted to push the issue, they could probably sue in this day and age where people win law suits for burning themselves with coffee.

Anyway, went back and re-edited an older shot I did, also of a NS train. I like the style of this engine better than the one I posted yesterday. This is a tighter crop with more post work to give it that "power" feeling. More so than my original edit. Which is further back in the thread. Pretty sure it's in my gallery here as well. Ironically enough, this version has less noise, since I've figured out how to do noise reduction since the original edit of this same photo.

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Feb 22, 2016 13:14 as a reply to  @ Cormac's post |  #3175

How true some people just don't take responsibility for their own stupid acts. Btw i think Norfolk Southern railroad is good to go, one uses a Gelding and the other uses a Mare, LOL


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Feb 23, 2016 21:04 |  #3176


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Feb 24, 2016 18:54 |  #3178

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Feb 26, 2016 09:01 |  #3179

Funny how a B&W conversion can make that nasty orange and green look ok. :)


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