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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2017 at 19:09
Hi Joseph,

Thank you! Yes, i had heard about that Donner Summit train trapped by a blizard!
If that happened today, they would have starved after one day. The food on the California Zephyr is that bad, and very expensive! Trust me, you would not love it, its "fake" food!

Yes, that is what we claim here in SLC, "the best snow on earth". The others are "Fake", "total losers"!   

Thanks, my knee is fine now -- well as good as its going to get without a knee replacement.

How are you doing? I think I read that you were having eye trouble?

I'm going to try to post some more photos from last year's Winter Photo shoot in Ely -- just for you! I think you will like them.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 February 2017 at 22:31
Hello Kelly; Yes I've been looking forward to more of your photos eagerly. Having been to Ely and even East Ely "ha ha", just the words "Winter Photo shoot in Ely" boggle my mind. That one photo of yours there, probably many, is a real masterpiece.

I do remember I had my most fun there, Nevada Northern Rail Way, Ely Nv.

Glad to hear about your leg, snow and ice can be a problem. Yeh my eye's, after multiple surgeries on both, my vision is not what I thought. In fact my 1st post here to railways when I was still new to Dyxum, I missed your reply welcome completely. It was at the bottom of a page and I hadn't yet realized how much difficulty I was having w the black background and that led to misunderstandings that I still regret, Mai culpa.

Yes your powder is the best snow, it certainly beats our Sierra Cement. Looking forward to your pics.

Take Care; Joseph

Edited by Coast - 08 February 2017 at 20:58
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Post Options Post Options   Quote magicman841 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2017 at 15:03

CN 368 @ Riviere-a-Pierre, QC by Mathieu Tremblay, on Flickr

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Beautiful Winter composition, Mathieu! Thanks for sharing!
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Excellent photo magicman, almost looks like a model train set 👍

another one from the High Sierras'

Union Pacific at Portola, California by Coast
finishing editing of my WP photoshoot. Should be posting a complete album soon. The history of the Museum is pretty interesting, I believe for rail fans (like me). It was wonderful being there.

thanks; Coast

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 February 2017 at 05:57
this is the link to the whole 60 photo album
Western Pacific RR Museum
https://flic.kr/s/aHskNwWW9x
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Madrid, Museum

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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2017 at 18:46
UP7961 and UP8856
This may not look as impressive as it was it actually was! Two Union Pacific, nearly one mile long consists departing Salt Lake City on parallel tracks, Main Two and Main three in late afternoon light. One could not imagine the thunder and vibration two massive freight trains create, not being their live to experience it. I've personally never seen something like this here in SLC before. I heard the engineer of UP7961 ask Dispatch 5 for clearance to depart, but heard nothing from UP8856. So I was surprised and excited to see this.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2017 at 19:47
Last week I took a short vacation in Germany and one day we took the train from Remagen (our base camp) into the Ahrtal, getting on and off at different stations. Here's an impression of the local trains that take you through this wine country.

1: Departing Ahrweiler direction Remagen


2: Departing Mayschoss direction Remagen


3: Departing Mayschoss direction Remagen 2


4: Arriving in Mayschoss from Ahrweiler


5: Arriving in Mayschoss from Ahrweiler 2


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 2017 at 21:22
Nice set Pieter. Hope you enjoyed your holiday. Looks like you had sunny weather at least. Given your previous shots hinted you visited some wineries, it may have been a wise decision to take the train
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 19:08
Yes Fred, a train vacation is ideal if you visit whineries there

We also took a trip with the Drachenfels Bahn, one of the few remaining rack railways in Germany


1: Train standing at the summit



2: At the bottom station you can see how the rack ladder is mounted in the middle and how this complicates the switches



3: Until 1958 they also used steam traction, these days this is just an exhibit (with no track connection)


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2017 at 20:02
Looks like a complicated switch indeed.

You don't need steam with flower power which was my first thought with #1
"Impressive machinery" you show us here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 May 2017 at 14:17
The Ffestiniog Railway's Deviation Project was the biggest heritage railway scheme in the UK until the rebuilding of the Welsh Highland Railway. The Ffestiniog was not expected to reopen after its closure in 1946 and a pumped storage reservoir was built at Tanygrisiau, flooding the original route north of Moelwyn tunnel. The solution was to build a new spiral, still the only example in the UK, to gain height before entering a new tunnel which emerged on the western side of the new lake.

This is the marker stone.


And here are some views of trains at Dduallt Halt, at the base of the spiral.

A single and double Fairlie combination, Taliesin and Merddin Emrys, calls at Dduallt halt.


At the rear is Observation carriage 150, built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the railway.


Prince and David Lloyd George descend the Dduallt spiral.


And here they are at the Halt, on their way to the coast at Porthmadog.


Former Penrhyn Slate Quarry locomotive Linda climbs the spiral


And a little way further along



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