Bikes and Trains ...

Discussion in 'Photos' started by ki4idb, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. madmaximum

    madmaximum She said we're all idiots

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    Steaming thru central PA a month ago. Video shakes some, sorry.

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  2. Kris.

    Kris. Been here awhile

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  3. MrPickle

    MrPickle NP Extraordinaire

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  4. Oceanbum

    Oceanbum Been here awhile

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  5. guzzirelic

    guzzirelic Been here awhile

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    From my recent ride to Chapleau Ontario, Canada. 5433 is a 2-8-2, Mikado style loco built in Kingston Ontario in Aug of 1943. The CPR used this type of engine throughout Canada and it's nice to see this one in such good condition. Surprisingly with no 10 foot high fence around it the loco still has the bell and it's builder's plate. That wouldn't be the case if she was displayed in a more populated area.

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    And from my motel room that night - the Canadian Pacific yard and mainline in Chapleau.

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    Relic
  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface 30-125

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  7. 8trackmind

    8trackmind Chainsaw Monkey Juggler

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  8. Loop

    Loop Mechanicess from Mar

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    Here's the long-suffering Jemima on a byway, under a bridge and with a train passing overhead:

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  9. Mike M

    Mike M On the Left Coast...

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  10. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Got tired of blown final drives?
  11. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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  12. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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  13. Magnum Noel

    Magnum Noel Been here awhile

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    Looks to me like the good old "Kingston Flyer". Had a ride on it a number of years ago. It didn't exactly fly as I think the track seemed a bit dodgy. Fun all the same.
  14. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    Yes it is, i was actually riding to the wharf and she was just sitting there so took photos of her instead (and the wife) I havent been on it since I was like 8 (now 32)

  15. esteener

    esteener Eat, Drink, Be Merry

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  16. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Here for now; but leaving soon
  17. Elder_Rogue

    Elder_Rogue Loser Gone Wild

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    I got to ride along side this beast as it was moving up the BNSF road on it way north. I picked it up just outside of Sunset, TX on highway 101 and "raced" it for the next six miles going into Bowie. The crazy power coming from this brute was bone shaking. :eek1 and the whistle, when the engineer saw what I was doing he let that thing go and I about jumped off the bike. It could be heard for miles! I was within a few yards of this beast and it was not messing about as I clocked it at 65 MPH.

    I don't think there will be many more times in my life I will get to ride nose to nose with such a machine. :clap
  18. Tails_KTM

    Tails_KTM Adventurer

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  19. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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  20. cyron

    cyron Adventurer

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    Old Suzuki's somewhere in PA.
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