ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Fluff > Shiny things
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 11-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
TheNorthernMonkey OP
Clueless n00b
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Newcastle, England
Oddometer: 218
Steam trains

Does anyone else in here have an irrational obsession with steam trains, or anything else steam powered.

I can't get enough of them.

I get my steam fix at a few railways.

The Welsh Highland Railway


The Ffestiniog railway



And at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway



Anyone else out there who can't get enough them?
TheNorthernMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
McNeal
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Oddometer: 1,683
I too love steam trains. Whenever we go someplace I always look for a steam engine to ride. This one is from Cripple Creek, CO. It's a short loop, but fun to ride none the less.
McNeal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #3
OhBoy
Got Out
 
OhBoy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Hookie, NH
Oddometer: 1,031
I've been to the National Railway Museum in York.
Have not been to the Henry Ford museum, where they have this. Not pretty but massive and powerful.
Specs here
__________________
KTM 1190 Adventure
OhBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
Hughlysses
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hughlysses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Summerville, SC
Oddometer: 3,245
To answer your question, yes. Here's my webpage: http://www.trainweb.org.tusp

Quote:
Originally Posted by OhBoy View Post
Have not been to the Henry Ford museum, where they have this. Not pretty but massive and powerful.
Specs here
There's another one (#1604) at the B&O Museum in Baltimore; it used to be located at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.
__________________
2007 Buell XB12X Ulysses
1983 Honda VT500FT Ascot
Hughlysses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
KHJPHOTO
Old Man and the Road
 
KHJPHOTO's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Here for now; but leaving soon
Oddometer: 642



__________________
KHJPHOTO
BMWMOA
BMWRA
IBA #27356
BMW Mileage Award 300,000 and adding to it

www.khjphotography.com
KHJPHOTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
chazbird
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Oddometer: 3,298
Had the pleasure of riding several steam trains in India in the late 70's while they were still fairly widely used in regular passenger service. I recall being in a drag race with a adjacent steam train leaving a station, probably Lucknow. As cool as they were - Indians loved them so much they put custom neo psychedelic paint on them instead of the turd brown for the diesel locomotives - looking out the window during travel time is ill advised, lot's of soot.
chazbird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
ChuckS
Adventurer Wannabe
 
ChuckS's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Too Close to Detroit
Oddometer: 640
I'm a couple miles from the Henry Ford. That big loco cleans up pretty nicely.
__________________
SPOT track of my Newfoundland adventure
What? Me Worry?

1993 K1100LT w/Ural hack
DL650 K4
ChuckS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
TheNorthernMonkey OP
Clueless n00b
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Newcastle, England
Oddometer: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhBoy View Post
I've been to the National Railway Museum in York.
Have not been to the Henry Ford museum, where they have this. Not pretty but massive and powerful.
Specs here
This is ace. I don't think I'd like to have to light that thing up
TheNorthernMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 01:43 PM   #9
FatChance
Road Captain
 
FatChance's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Durango, Colorado, USA
Oddometer: 10,133
I see them everyday, year round here in Durango. I never tire of seeing them!
__________________
Pain in the Butte Ranch
Durango, Colorado

- Calculated risk or forbidden fruit?
FatChance is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #10
TheNorthernMonkey OP
Clueless n00b
 
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Newcastle, England
Oddometer: 218
Durango is on my list of must visit places. It really does look fantastic
TheNorthernMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
acejones
Beastly Adventurer
 
acejones's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: MS. Gulf Coast
Oddometer: 4,879
I really like all trains. It just fascinates me when I'm riding out in the west and you can see a looking train a few miles away. They are just amazing.
__________________
I got tired of being here, so now I'm there
acejones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
Hay Ewe
Just a Wannabe
 
Hay Ewe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: FNQ - AUS
Oddometer: 2,628
it amazes me that the flange of the wheel is not that much at all, considering the size of the equipment, the power and the speeds

Hay Ewe
__________________
Moments before you die, your life will flash before your eyes - make sure the film is worth watching - my Grandad
I like your logic - its alternative - Ninja Wranga 03-Aug-13
WWBD? -
He'd swear a lot, dance on the log cards, piss in Johnny's beer and head off to the nearest bar 🍷
Hay Ewe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
Kubla
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Oddometer: 1,262
the bevel on the wheel surface does the turning, flange really only comes into play at slow speeds on sharp curves, the center wheel in the set of 3 drivers (or 4 or more depending on the steam engine) often does not have a flange, called a blind driver

and sharp curves on mainline tracks also have track greasers on the inside edge of the outside track and locomotives have flange greasers
__________________
1996 Harley Tour Glide
1998 Honda Helix
1989 Honda Pacific Coast
2000 westward Go-4
1982 Bluebird wanderlodge
Kubla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #14
Hughlysses
Beastly Adventurer
 
Hughlysses's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2004
Location: Summerville, SC
Oddometer: 3,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hay Ewe View Post
it amazes me that the flange of the wheel is not that much at all, considering the size of the equipment, the power and the speeds

Hay Ewe
The spec is 1" tall regardless of wheel diameter. While it's true that the wheel contour does most of the work to keep the wheels centered on the rails, it's still pretty spooky to think about trains going well over 100 MPH with just that 1" flange to keep them from going off the rails, but it's worked for a LONG time.
__________________
2007 Buell XB12X Ulysses
1983 Honda VT500FT Ascot
Hughlysses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #15
Hay Ewe
Just a Wannabe
 
Hay Ewe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: FNQ - AUS
Oddometer: 2,628
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hughlysses View Post
The spec is 1" tall regardless of wheel diameter. While it's true that the wheel contour does most of the work to keep the wheels centered on the rails, it's still pretty spooky to think about trains going well over 100 MPH with just that 1" flange to keep them from going off the rails, but it's worked for a LONG time.
yep, thata what I mean, amazing
__________________
Moments before you die, your life will flash before your eyes - make sure the film is worth watching - my Grandad
I like your logic - its alternative - Ninja Wranga 03-Aug-13
WWBD? -
He'd swear a lot, dance on the log cards, piss in Johnny's beer and head off to the nearest bar 🍷
Hay Ewe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014