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Jul 24, 2022 22:54 |  #7306

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #19408503 (external link)
TYVM means Thank You Very Much.

By the way, our track width is typically 4 foot 8-1/2 inches. It does get wider on curves and like many things, exactly written standards exist.

Our Washington DC Metro Subway uses 4 foot 8 inches instead of the above standard. Little known info. It allowed them to make slightly tighter curves in an already built and busy city. Yes, 1/2 inch made a difference!

John,

Thank You Very Much! ;-)a

I will next time


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Jul 25, 2022 12:08 |  #7307

Inspeqtor wrote in post #19408418 (external link)
What is TYVM??

'Thank you very much'.

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Jul 31, 2022 09:13 |  #7308

avondale87 wrote in post #19408469 (external link)
Interesting variations
I read somewhere there was competition between train promoters that saw different widths to prevent opposition using their lines. Not sure how true that was. That was when steam was becoming fashionable

And here's me thinking they were Roman numerals  :p Track width :-P

During the American Civil War, there were many different track gauges in the US. Cargo and troops often had to be carried from one railroad line, across the town or city, and loaded onto the other railroad because the cars and engines could not operate on each other’s line. They were not only different widths, but also the height and style of the rail were often different, as well as how they were laid. Caused all sorts of problems. After the war, they started to standardize them more.


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Aug 05, 2022 07:14 |  #7309

1752 is towing the broken down 1750. Both locos are operated by the Nederlandse Spoorwegen/Dutch Railways.

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Aug 05, 2022 13:27 |  #7310

Beacon Class 266 66009 doing a solo run.

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Aug 05, 2022 17:06 |  #7311

the 189 series is a multi-system locomotive, which means it can be operated in different countries using different electrification systems (hence the 4 pantographs). In the Netherlands we run 1500 volt DC. In Germany they run 15kV AC 16.7 Hz.

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Aug 08, 2022 07:44 |  #7312

Starting this month, Midcoast Railservice is the new rail company running our little branch line here in costal Maine, taking over from the Canadian Pacific. It is a brand new subsidiary company of the Finger Lakes Railway in New York. The locomotive is a GE B23-7, a vintage 70's unit. It is shown here being towed up to its new home in Rockland Maine. I hope to get some shots of this leading the cement trains soon.

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19 hours ago |  #7313

I took a ride up to Cajon Pass this morning to see how my new wheels did on the different roads along the tracks. These three photos show three trains that passed by my location in a short time.
The first one, a BNSF train heading down the pass.

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A second train heading up the pass, meets the first train.

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A Union Pacific train joined the parade as it made its way down the pass.

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Kszok wrote in post #19414653 (external link)
I took a ride up to Cajon Pass this morning to see how my new wheels did on the different roads along the tracks. These three photos show three trains that passed by my location in a short time.
The first one, a BNSF train heading down the pass.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nDG​nnY  (external link) Untitled (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

A second train heading up the pass, meets the first train.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nDM​pL9  (external link) One up, One down (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

A Union Pacific train joined the parade as it made its way down the pass.
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2nDN​LHL  (external link) Three Passing through Sullivan's Curve (external link) by Ken Szok (external link), on Flickr

All 3 pictures are very good, with each one getting progressively better!!!


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3 hours ago as a reply to  @ Kszok's post |  #7315

VERY nice; TY for posting.


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