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mmahmood
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May 16, 2013 12:52 |  #1846

a view of interlocking station at Golra Sharif Junction, only few kilometers from federal capital of Pakistan

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May 16, 2013 22:16 |  #1847

mmahmood wrote in post #15938179 (external link)
a view of interlocking station at Golra Sharif Junction, only few kilometers from federal capital of Pakistan

http://farm8.staticfli​ckr.com …44035033_7d47f0​f2a6_b.jpg (external link)

Interesting, what era is this equipment?




  
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May 16, 2013 23:48 |  #1848

mmahmood wrote in post #15938179 (external link)
a view of interlocking station at Golra Sharif Junction, only few kilometers from federal capital of Pakistan

http://farm8.staticfli​ckr.com …44035033_7d47f0​f2a6_b.jpg (external link)

Do you (or anyone else) have any idea what those pull handles are for?


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May 17, 2013 00:18 as a reply to  @ Inspeqtor's post |  #1849

I think to throw switches in the yard.


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May 17, 2013 00:36 |  #1850

Six Fifty B wrote in post #15939667 (external link)
Interesting, what era is this equipment?

well they were installed in late 1800 and early 1900 or so by British when they laid out rail road network here in this part of sub continent.

Inspeqtor wrote in post #15939885 (external link)
Do you (or anyone else) have any idea what those pull handles are for?


for signals and as as @RWK correctly pointed out to throw switches between the lines

RWK wrote in post #15939937 (external link)
I think to throw switches in the yard.

correct




  
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May 17, 2013 03:50 |  #1851

Levers are colour coded for function
Red = Signals
Black = Points
Blue = Facing Point locks

White ones would be a spare, there are others as well.


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May 17, 2013 08:09 |  #1852

RWK wrote in post #15939937 (external link)
I think to throw switches in the yard.

mmahmood wrote in post #15939961 (external link)
well they were installed in late 1800 and early 1900 or so by British when they laid out rail road network here in this part of sub continent.

for signals and as as @RWK correctly pointed out to throw switches between the lines

correct

artyman wrote in post #15940198 (external link)
Levers are colour coded for function
Red = Signals
Black = Points
Blue = Facing Point locks

White ones would be a spare, there are others as well.

Thank you all!


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May 17, 2013 08:47 |  #1853

A hand crane built by James Donald & Son Johnstone Near Glasgow, once served the North Western Railway of British India, now restored and put on display at Golra Railway Heritage Museum

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May 17, 2013 15:11 as a reply to  @ post 15936619 |  #1854

For those of you on this thread who are in the railroad business, can you post some ettiquette, safety, and/or legal tips for those of who want to photograph trains? There are several freight lines near my house that I'd love to take some photos of. How close to the right of way can/should I set up my tripod? I know there's no such thing as a ride-along, but would companies possibly entertain a local photography club's visit to a rail yard or coal pier operation for a photo walk?

Any pet peeves we should know about? Do you guys like when your train gets attention, or is it a PITA to see someone with a camera standing along your route?


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May 17, 2013 15:18 as a reply to  @ post 15936619 |  #1855

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May 17, 2013 17:28 |  #1856

First time shooting a train! This guy has been in restoration for the last 10 years or so and they finally have it running again!

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May 17, 2013 18:35 |  #1857

BirdsOfPreyDave wrote in post #15941878 (external link)
For those of you on this thread who are in the railroad business, can you post some ettiquette, safety, and/or legal tips for those of who want to photograph trains? There are several freight lines near my house that I'd love to take some photos of. How close to the right of way can/should I set up my tripod? I know there's no such thing as a ride-along, but would companies possibly entertain a local photography club's visit to a rail yard or coal pier operation for a photo walk?

Any pet peeves we should know about? Do you guys like when your train gets attention, or is it a PITA to see someone with a camera standing along your route?

You might have better feedback posting this as it's own question/s in the talk section for Transportation: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdis​play.php?f=119




  
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May 18, 2013 21:49 as a reply to  @ jollyroger99's post |  #1858

I went for a ride yesterday with a friend of mine who drives trains here in New Zealand. The below photo was taken at Arthurs Pass - central South Island. A dirty fully loaded coal train heading to Christchurch.

I saw this trip as a perfect time to try an UWA. They are a lot trickier to use than I thought.

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May 19, 2013 16:40 |  #1859

Late afternoon on the Copper Basin Railway back in March. 7D + EF 70-200 f4L, 200mm @ f4.0, ISO 320

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May 20, 2013 05:43 |  #1860

hate the term "drive" for trains since really all they do is Run the train, the "driving" is determined by the conductor (for manual switches) and dispatcher (for power switches).


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