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May 23, 2021 16:50 |  #6706

Beautiful! Might as well be the island of Sodor!


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May 23, 2021 21:17 |  #6707

ST-EOS wrote in post #19239320 (external link)
Some more from my recent trip to Scotland, this is the service I travelled on a couple of days after I made the image of the train crossing the Glen Finnan Viaduct..


#1 Waiting to depart

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#2 On the footplate

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#3 Different day and location but the same engine as in #1 above

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Wonderful photos of wonderful working engines!!!

Something I never get to see in real life where I live......


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May 24, 2021 03:59 as a reply to  @ post 19237879 |  #6708

Two things in this shot are interesting to me; one is the smoke (or electric change) "trees" on the side. The other is the very pink upright on the first wagon.


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May 24, 2021 08:21 |  #6709

ST-EOS wrote in post #19239316 (external link)
Thanks Lycommech96.
The link below has the information on the building of the viaduct. No note on any fatalities but there is reference to a accident involving a horse and cart being contained in one of the piers of the viaduct. However more recent investigations have found the remains of the horse and cart within another viaduct on the same line.

https://www.highlandti​tles.com/blog/glenfinn​an-viaduct/ (external link)

Those of you interested might want to follow this link to the Starrucca Viaduct in Pennsylvania. It is older than the one at Glen Finnan.
https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Starrucca_Viad​uct (external link)

800 men worked for a year on this for $1 a day!




  
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May 25, 2021 21:34 as a reply to  @ post 19239320 |  #6710

Those push bars or bumpers on the front of the Jacobite, were those engines originally built that way, or is that a modern safety requirement they had to have? Nice pictures, wish I had seen it during my visit there a few years ago. They were booked solid by the time I checked into it.




  
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May 26, 2021 06:11 |  #6711

jollyroger99 wrote in post #19240323 (external link)
Those push bars or bumpers on the front of the Jacobite, were those engines originally built that way, or is that a modern safety requirement they had to have? Nice pictures, wish I had seen it during my visit there a few years ago. They were booked solid by the time I checked into it.

The parts I think you're referring to, are usually called "Buffers", as well as being on the engine they are also found on the carriages and act as a shock absorber when the engine is applying braking effort IHTH.


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May 26, 2021 17:16 as a reply to  @ jollyroger99's post |  #6712

Been standard on European trains since the 1800's. I think India and South Africa as well. Interesting that the US is so different in coupling technique. Worthy of an in depth article somewhere. I did not know the proper term is buffers!


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May 26, 2021 21:30 |  #6713

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #19240623 (external link)
Been standard on European trains since the 1800's. I think India and South Africa as well. Interesting that the US is so different in coupling technique. Worthy of an in depth article somewhere. I did not know the proper term is buffers!

other than the airline needing to be laced, coupling with Janey F types is much quicker. uncoupling is even quicker than that. let the cars run in a little bit (so the couplers arent stretched out to the max), lift the bar and, then either slow the locomotive (if pushing cars) or speed up a little (if pulling) and the coupler will open on its own, the airline will extend and the gladhands will separate. no need to crawl under the buffers, and loosen the coupling screw to de-link the cars. makes things a lot safer this way...

i think it MAY be because it seems the trains in europe (that ive seen) seem to stay in one consist and arent set off at locations, and then run through a sorting yard depending on destination...


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May 27, 2021 15:53 as a reply to  @ post 19240934 |  #6714

Looks like there was a crowd gathered to see the train go by.


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Jun 01, 2021 02:03 |  #6715

john crossley wrote in post #19240934 (external link)

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Nostalgic picture for me, John.
Reminded me of the identical clockwork train set my grandparents gave me as a kid.


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Jun 04, 2021 13:53 |  #6716

All aboard for a little train ride sight seeing trip.

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Jun 09, 2021 15:32 |  #6717

Flashback photo. Eastbound CSX at Perth, Indiana. May 2008. Canon S3IS.

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Jun 10, 2021 16:03 |  #6718

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Jun 14, 2021 10:11 |  #6719

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Jun 16, 2021 21:41 |  #6720

I just learned the Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 will be making a new tour in August.
Here’s a link to the tentative schedule:
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