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Old 10-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #16
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:29 PM   #17
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Did anyone used to watch Casey Jones?

That programme brought a tear to my eye!..........................
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:30 PM   #18
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Grandpa was with the Erie-Lackawanna.
Trains rock. If this country had invested
in the railroads instead of the interstate
highway system we'd be in better shape.
Big trucks suck!
I want to take one of those trains where you strap your motorhome on and go for a long ride.
Wouldn't that be awesome.?
Sattelite TV sitting in your own living room. Own bathroom on a train.
Whuppeee..
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #19
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Cool! An official train thread at advrider.

Well, if any of you guys are really into steam, you might enjoy my webpage, "the Ultimate Steam Page":

http://www.trainweb.org/tusp

I started it chiefly because of my interest in the American Coal Enterprises "ACE 3000" project back in the 1980's. This was a project to develop a modern, state-of-the-art, coal fired steam locomotive that would have been completely compatible with diesel operating practices. The goal of course was to reduce the dependence of the U.S. on foreign oil during the "oil crisis" of the time. Unfortunately about the time the project was garnering serious interest the price of oil plumetted which killed the project.

Since its beginnings, the page has been expanded to cover other efforts to develop new or improve existing steam locomotives which continue even today.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:01 PM   #20
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World's Fastest Rail Train TGV 574,8 KPH Inside Footage - For more funny movies, click here
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:08 PM   #21
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My grandfather was an engineer. For my 12th birthday, my dad drove me 2.5 hours to the coast where his dad's train yard was. I had no idea what was going on...

Until we got out and my grandpa stuck his engineer hat on me and invited me up into the drivers seat.

I drove that train about 2 miles down the track and backed it back into it's home.


What a fanfukinstastic birthday present!


I've loved em ever since.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #22
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My grandfather was an engineer. For my 12th birthday, my dad drove me 2.5 hours to the coast where his dad's train yard was. I had no idea what was going on...

Until we got out and my grandpa stuck his engineer hat on me and invited me up into the drivers seat.

I drove that train about 2 miles down the track and backed it back into it's home.


What a fanfukinstastic birthday present!


I've loved em ever since.
That is such an awesome story.


Grandpa and trains go together. Awesome
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:12 PM   #23
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My grandfather worked for Milawakee Railroad for 50 years. It was everything to him. He had a toy train set in his basement that had rivers, lakes, bridges, mountains and went through the entire basement. He built the entire thing by hand.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:14 PM   #24
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:23 PM   #25
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Tug o' War

just WTF do these clowns think they're doing?

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Old 10-30-2007, 06:28 PM   #26
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Logging trains. 15% grade. Wow.

What a tool. The stacked wood in the hopper is cool.

Just wood and water was all that was needed.


I think that engine's called a Climax.

I loves me steam locomotives.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:28 PM   #27
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:29 PM   #28
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l was a train spotter in England until the early 70's when they discontinued steam engines on the grounds that they were poluting the atmosphere!!!!!1
Could it instead have been the fact that steam locomotives converted approx. 5% of their fuel energy to motive force and even early diesels converted approx. 30%?

Steam powered marine shipping faced the same economics. Some modern marine diesels convert almost 50%.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:53 PM   #30
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Class B Shay Locomotive
The most popular geared locomotive.
Thumping cylinders, spinning u-joints, articulating gear train. Pure torque



Got to ride in this one when I was a kid.



Hiesler geared locomotive. The ultimate V-twin.


Bert already identified the Climax in one of the previous pictures.

Used to be a big railfan. Still kind of am.
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