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Jun 25, 2020 22:40 |  #6091

Capn Jack wrote in post #19083748 (external link)
Lots of train stuff here... a train, bridge, tracks, a turn-table

Interesting collection of engineering structures.
The bridge at left is an example of cost versus aesthetic.
I worked on one such bridge and they took the aesthetic route over cost.
The deck of the rail crossing diagonally over the top of other in your photo is rectangular. Easy and cost effective to design construct.
Had they just built a bridge to accommodate the overhead line(s) the width of that deck would be narrow and parallel to upper rails, but would require massive edge beams of considerable length, but only short cross beams and narrow deck.
Those long edge beams are engineered to suit and expensive to build.
But the bridge looks so much nicer.
That one looks like a mistake at worst, or a road bridge with approaches removed and a rail built across it diagonally.



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Jun 26, 2020 01:34 |  #6092

avondale87 wrote in post #19083811 (external link)
Interesting collection of engineering structures.
The bridge at left is an example of cost versus aesthetic.
I worked on one such bridge and they took the aesthetic route over cost.
The deck of the rail crossing diagonally over the top of other in your photo is rectangular. Easy and cost effective to design construct.
Had they just built a bridge to accommodate the overhead line(s) the width of that deck would be narrow and parallel to upper rails, but would require massive edge beams of considerable length, but only short cross beams and narrow deck.
Those long edge beams are engineered to suit and expensive to build.
But the bridge looks so much nicer.
That one looks like a mistake at worst, or a road bridge with approaches removed and a rail built across it diagonally.

This forum never ceases to amaze me, the depth of knowledge and expertise outside of photography. I gathered so much interesting fact and knowledge from your post, its so fascinating. :-)


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Jun 26, 2020 05:00 |  #6093

Couple more oldies,

Jubilee Class "Galatea" attacking the 1 in 100 from Settle to Ais Gyll in 2014.

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Jun 26, 2020 06:51 |  #6094

avondale87 wrote in post #19083811 (external link)
Interesting collection of engineering structures.
The bridge at left is an example of cost versus aesthetic.
I worked on one such bridge and they took the aesthetic route over cost.
The deck of the rail crossing diagonally over the top of other in your photo is rectangular. Easy and cost effective to design construct.
Had they just built a bridge to accommodate the overhead line(s) the width of that deck would be narrow and parallel to upper rails, but would require massive edge beams of considerable length, but only short cross beams and narrow deck.
Those long edge beams are engineered to suit and expensive to build.
But the bridge looks so much nicer.
That one looks like a mistake at worst, or a road bridge with approaches removed and a rail built across it diagonally.

It did look odd to me, but interesting.

4matic wrote in post #19083855 (external link)
This forum never ceases to amaze me, the depth of knowledge and expertise outside of photography. I gathered so much interesting fact and knowledge from your post, its so fascinating. :-)

Agree- there's a lot of different skills in this forum.




  
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Jun 27, 2020 05:21 |  #6095

Swiss Toni wrote in post #19083906 (external link)
Couple more oldies,

Jubilee Class "Galatea" attacking the 1 in 100 from Settle to Ais Gyll in 2014.
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That top picture Toni!!!!!! Magnificent.


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Jun 27, 2020 11:21 |  #6096

Eidelweiss wrote in post #19084413 (external link)
That top picture Toni!!!!!! Magnificent.

Thanks, here's another shot I meant to post, taken at the North Yorks. Moors Railway in 2011.

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Jun 27, 2020 12:13 |  #6097

Swiss Toni wrote in post #19084554 (external link)
Thanks, here's another shot I meant to post, taken at the North Yorks. Moors Railway in 2011.
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Love the steam engine train shots. And they are in such picturesque settings.


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Jun 27, 2020 18:46 as a reply to  @ Swiss Toni's post |  #6098

Stuart they are beautiful images.
This one has a lovely setting.
What's the background? Purplish vegetation?
Very nice scenic photo. Not forgetting the steam train



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Jun 28, 2020 01:12 |  #6099

avondale87 wrote in post #19084738 (external link)
What's the background? Purplish vegetation?

That's heather on the moors, here's a LINK (external link)


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Jun 28, 2020 02:35 |  #6100

Swiss Toni wrote in post #19084855 (external link)
That's heather on the moors.

Thanks. very pretty.
I misnamed you before. Apologies. :oops:



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Jun 28, 2020 13:17 |  #6101

A couple more from Cajon Pass on June 20, 2020

East bound train makes its way up Cajon Pass climbing out of the morning haze.

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Another east bound train passes under CA 138 as it makes it way up the pass.

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With a lot of power leading, a West Colton bound train heads down the pass as it passes through Silverwood.

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Jun 28, 2020 13:42 |  #6102

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A couple more from Cajon Pass on June 20, 2020

East bound train makes its way up Cajon Pass climbing out of the morning haze.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jeb​6bg  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

Another east bound train passes under CA 138 as it makes it way up the pass.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jgc​if2  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

With a lot of power leading, a West Colton bound train heads down the pass as it passes through Silverwood.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jec​pVz  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

Wow great images. Is that an 8 engine stack?


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Jun 28, 2020 16:07 |  #6103

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Wow great images. Is that an 8 engine stack?

Eight engines leading a mixed freight. Not all eight were on line.


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Jun 28, 2020 16:56 |  #6104

Kszok wrote in post #19085092 (external link)
A couple more from Cajon Pass on June 20, 2020

East bound train makes its way up Cajon Pass climbing out of the morning haze.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jeb​6bg  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

Another east bound train passes under CA 138 as it makes it way up the pass.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jgc​if2  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

With a lot of power leading, a West Colton bound train heads down the pass as it passes through Silverwood.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2jec​pVz  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

Great stuff, Ken. Well done ! :-)




  
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Jun 29, 2020 14:20 |  #6105

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