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Topic: Railway pictures (12)
Posted By: Micholand
Subject: Railway pictures (12)
Date Posted: 23 December 2022 at 15:14
Welcome to episode 12 of this series!

Link to the previous threads:
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-11_topic138832.html - Railway pictures (11)
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-10_topic134486.html - Railway pictures (10)
  • https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-9_topic123390.html - Railway pictures (9)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-8_topic114889.html - Railway pictures (8)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-7_topic111833.html - Railway pictures (7)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-6_topic102916.html - Railway pictures (6)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/railway-pictures-5_topic97604.html - Railway pictures (5)
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures-4_topic95622.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 4
  • http://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/show-us-your-railway-pictures-3_topic91661.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 3
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures-2_topic67262.html - Show us your railway pictures ... 2
  • http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/show-us-your-railway-pictures_topic25056.html - Show us your railway pictures


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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 23 December 2022 at 17:07
The Western Pacific Feather River RR Museum, Portola California

California Zephyr, aka "The Covered Wagon"
Coast

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 24 December 2022 at 02:16

Coast

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Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 24 December 2022 at 20:26
https://flic.kr/p/2o7aBnp">

Ex LNER 4-6-0 B1 No 61306 'Mayflower' departs from Warrington Central on 22nd December with an excursion from Leicester to Blackburn, The train returned via Manchester.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 26 December 2022 at 07:37
I have a story of the Western Pacific RR, now defunct. One of the shortest Class A RR's that is now one of the better diesel RR museums west of the Mississippi River, that no one ever heard of. The line only ran from Salt Lake City Utah to Oakland/San Francisco, but its real claim to fame, it followed the Feather River Canyon and was the lowest elevation crossing Sierra Nevada mountains, which is in California. The Canyon is considered a scenic route. Portola, California was the layover stop for the train crews and the maintenance shop, based on the Feather River at the eastern head of the Sierra Nevada's

Former Western Pacific employees and town people have resurrected the place and started the Feather River Museum about 15-20 yrs ago and are extremely proud they are an NGO and have done it without any government money. (inland California is very different from coastal Cal), as is Oregon and Washington states

The Feather River Canyon runs from Reno to Oroville Cal and living in Reno for 15 yrs I had driven it many times and had taken pics of the museum when first opened and they had Alaskan f 7 diesel units. So a few yrs ago I had time and felt like taking a trip and visiting.
To me it was the the exact diesel version of the Nevada Northern. Paid my $6 and was given free to go where I wanted and do what I wanted for the whole day. Being a train guy and a photography guy, it was like being at a kid at DisneyLand 👀

I get to these places and generally can't stop. I guess they saw me taking photos for hours. One of their attractions was pay a fee and drive and engine in a small loop. That never occurred to me but after hours the came to me and asked if I wanted to do that for free. Really I wanted to take photos but I did and was an engine driver for the 1st and only time   

Took a ton of photos, saw some important diesel engines had a blast, just like at Nevada Northern. Had free reign of the place...Wow!

That wasn't the End of my story. Had enough big city and was going to leave San Francisco and get back to a smaller more livable town. Was set to go to southern South Dakota, drove to Mt Rushmore twice, thought it ideal, mountains, rivers, lakes, fresh air. ___Was so taken w Portola, living on the Feather River, Wanted to volunteer dosun at the museum. Being in the mountains and trains.

Had been to realtors to find me a place. Then It started raining and didn't stop till much of Reno, Portola and the Feather flooded. On the other side of the Sierra, the Oroville Dam catastrophe occurring. After all that I'm here in the Southwest mountains enjoying all these National Parks and the Southwest in general

this is my photo album at that time of the Western Pacific RR
https://flic.kr/s/aHskNwWW9x
Joe

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 27 December 2022 at 13:49
I have lots of respect for thise runneing these museums and keeping teh matarials and memories alive. That's a serious loc!

This one is more about the railway itself

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 27 December 2022 at 16:18
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

I get to these places and generally can't stop. I guess they saw me taking photos for hours. One of their attractions was pay a fee and drive and engine in a small loop. That never occurred to me but after hours the came to me and asked if I wanted to do that for free. Really I wanted to take photos but I did and was an engine driver for the 1st and only time
Love this story. Hope you enjoyed the ride on the cab of the locomotive

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Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 27 December 2022 at 19:28
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

I get to these places and generally can't stop. I guess they saw me taking photos for hours. One of their attractions was pay a fee and drive and engine in a small loop. That never occurred to me but after hours the came to me and asked if I wanted to do that for free. Really I wanted to take photos but I did and was an engine driver for the 1st and only time
Love this story. Hope you enjoyed the ride on the cab of the locomotive


I am from an era when young boys growing up often wanted to be an engine driver. I was pleased to be able to fulfill that ambition, albeit briefly. Most of my 20 years as a volunteer was as a fireman (stoker if you prefer). I passed out to drive shunting locomotives, but not steam engines. I'll bet you enjoyed it Coast.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 28 December 2022 at 04:38
Guess who that is sitting in the engineer seat with the Biggest smile on his face

Thanks Addy

Hello Ian, I believe we are the same era . Yes always dreamed of climbing into the cab of something powerful like one of those steam locos.

Thanks guys___Joe

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Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 30 December 2022 at 11:02
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https://flic.kr/p/2o8Bqgy - No More Trains

Rusting and disused tracks of the once extensive railway network belonging to the Manchester Ship Canal Company. The line is looking towards the Kelloggs factory on the left in the distance. At least four of the steam locomotives and one diesel that once worked on the system have been preserved. The track has since been lifted and apart from some rails embedded in the roadway where the track crossed a road next to the factory, very little else remains.


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 01 January 2023 at 21:01
Fall colours around a local train on the Pünderlicher Hangviadukt 

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Sony A7ii + Elmar 90/4 (LTM, 1956)

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Posted By: mariuszlo
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 01:44
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Fall colours around a local train on the Pünderlicher Hangviadukt 



I think it's great!

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 08:42
Thanks Mariusz

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 13:11
Originally posted by Coast Coast wrote:

I have a story of the Western Pacific RR, now defunct. One of the shortest Class A RR's that is now one of the better diesel RR museums west of the Mississippi River, that no one ever heard of. The line only ran from Salt Lake City Utah to Oakland/San Francisco, but its real claim to fame, it followed the Feather River Canyon and was the lowest elevation crossing Sierra Nevada mountains, which is in California. The Canyon is considered a scenic route. Portola, California was the layover stop for the train crews and the maintenance shop, based on the Feather River at the eastern head of the Sierra Nevada's

Former Western Pacific employees and town people have resurrected the place and started the Feather River Museum about 15-20 yrs ago and are extremely proud they are an NGO and have done it without any government money. (inland California is very different from coastal Cal), as is Oregon and Washington states
Joe


Great story and Photos Joe! Thank you! I had not been familiar with this museum, so I appreciate your bringing it to our attention. I'd like to visit it someday! The Western Pacific was acquired by the Union Pacific a few years after we moved to Salt Lake City, and since I wasn't actively train watching at the time, I don't remember seeing them here. I've also never seen an F7 (only my A7 ) live in action and would love to see one. Sounds like you had a lot of fun taking photos and driving a diesel locomotive!
Regards,
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 13:19
That's a beautiful photo, Pieter!

Nice composition Fred! But were you trespassing on those tracks?

Ian, I'm always envious of all the live steam you have in the UK!

Thanks for sharing all the nice photos everyone!

Regards,

Kelly


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 16:24
Hello Doc, thanks.
The real kicker to the story is that diesel 805-A is one of the original units that pulled the California Zephyr on the Feather River Route. How rare is that now a days. They are determined to get back as much original Western Pacific equipment as possible
Portola is a rustic little town, the only incorporated town in the county of Plumas. I've been fortunate to have traveled the beautiful area extensively in the past years, often with my little daughter

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 18:04
Taken years ago in Jim Thorpe, PA during my Canon time.
Jersey Central Lines engine.
https://flic.kr/p/2jpkcd4"> https://flic.kr/p/2jpkcd4 - IMG_3934 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/189006412@N03/]

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 18:05
Hey Joe,
Very special memories and photos of Portola, the museum, and that area especially if you were there with your daughter!
Regards
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 18:10
No Snow, but plenty of Steam! Engine 93, 12 Feb. 2022.
Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2, 1/250 f11, ISO 400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 18:17
Thank you Jack!
I Googled those locomotives. Seems to be back-to-back EMD F3A locomotives. I haven't ever seen one of those in action either! The Union Pacific in Cheyenne has an F9A and I think if might be operational and they bring it out occasionally for excursions. Have to look into that. Thanks for sharing!
Regards,
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 January 2023 at 20:37
Engine 81 with Photographer's silhouette, 12 Feb 2022, Ely, NV.

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2, 1/125 f8, ISO200


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 03 January 2023 at 05:23
Great Nevada Northern engine photos. If it wasn't at least an 8 hour drive on some pretty shaky roads I'd be there more often. Probably like you I get these offers from Basset. If ever they get the 3 steamers running side by side I will have to make a concerted effort. My plan was to go this last summer but the monsoon wiped that out.

You even got the photographer in.
I've been watching NNR stuff on you tube by toy man. Real easy viewing
All the Best___Joe

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 03 January 2023 at 19:40
Thanks, Joe!
Yes, the Toy Man videos are very good. Perhaps all 3 engines will be running by next summer? It seems they have a lot of work left to accomplish to complete it's restoration.
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 03 January 2023 at 19:43
NNRW Locomotive 93, off to the Copper Mines.

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 135mm, 1/640 f8 ISO 400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 06 January 2023 at 16:53
NNRW Steam Wrecking Crane in action. February 11, 2022

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2, 1/800 f8 ISO 400


Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 06 January 2023 at 18:14
Teignmouth Station


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 06 January 2023 at 19:20
Very Nice composition, Phil! Interesting architectural details! Is that perhaps a stadium in the background? (left side) TFS!

Regards,

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 06 January 2023 at 19:23
Locomotive 93's engineer is lubricating the steam generator!
Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2, 1/25 f6.3 ISO 320


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 07 January 2023 at 18:58
NNRW Locomotive 81 at Turnout, 11 February 2022
Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8, 1/250 f18 ISO ISO 400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 January 2023 at 16:48
Purchased on Ebay, VO1000 Diesel engine for NNRW Baldwin Locomotive 801. 22 August 2022


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 January 2023 at 19:02
NNRW 801, a Baldwin VO-1000


Posted By: Miranda F
Date Posted: 13 January 2023 at 17:52
Great picture of no. 81, Audiodoc, and I loved the 'safety first' logo with the guy just standing on the cowcatcher with one handhold!
Is he trying to collect a single-line token or just waving at his fans?
I also chuckled at the Ebay purchase! Bet that had some interesting delivery charges!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 13 January 2023 at 19:10
Thank you, Anthony!
Indeed, I could not believe that that engine was purchase on Ebay! It is funny! There is no rail line all the way to Ely, Nevada, so I guess it had to have been shipped via trucking! And yeah, had to be expensive. It is absolutely amazing what that museum railroad has accomplished, and especially since they are in the "middle of nowhere" Ely Nevada!
Regards,
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 25 January 2023 at 19:43
NNRW Locomotive 93, Steam, and Cameras!

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF, 1/1000 f8 ISO 400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 30 January 2023 at 19:44
Engine House

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF, 1/30 f8 ISO 6400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 January 2023 at 00:37
Smoke and Steam, 13 February 2022

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF, 1/320 f8 ISO 100

Steam Engine 81, 13 February 2022

Sony A7III, Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF, 1/320 f8 ISO 200


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 31 January 2023 at 00:53
Love the pictures you shared this year, Kelly. A lot of atmosphere in these. TFS!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 31 January 2023 at 01:02
Thank you, Addy!


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 01 February 2023 at 05:07
Great train shots Doc. They look like they belong on a train calendar


A relatively small state run museum but has some of the fine early equipment
https://flic.kr/p/LS8GbQ">
https://flic.kr/p/LS8GbQ - Nevada State RR Museum


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https://flic.kr/p/LSxzox - No. 22 Inyo, Virginia & Truckee RR

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 01 February 2023 at 12:49
I visited the Great Central Railway's steam gala last weekend. This year's theme was British Railways Standards, which comprised 999 locomotives built between 1951 and 1960 following rail nationalisation. These ranged from tank engines to express passenger types, examples of three of the twelve classes were present.

Designer was Robert Riddles, who was Sir William Stanier's deputy at the LMS and are a development of that railway's design ethos. The high running plate aided maintenance, this being seen as more important than aesthetics now that the era of cheap plentiful pre-war labour was over.

65 of the standard class 2 were built between 1953 and 1956 for light duties on secondary lines. he class was intact for only seven years as the decision to accelerate the switch to diesels as well as line closures hastened their demise.


Another one rescued from the scrapyard. These were the least powerful of the standard tender engines. 78019 is hauling the demonstration mineral empties.


172 of the standard class 5 design were built between 1951 and 1957, serious locomotives capable of fast running as well as freight work.


In 1959, twenty of the Southern Region locomotives were named, the names being transferred from SR King Arthur class locos that were then being withdrawn. 73082 Camelot is the only survivor.


The Class 9F was intended for use on fast, heavy freight trains over long distances. It was one of the most powerful steam locomotive types ever constructed in Britain, and successfully performed its intended duties. 92220 was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways, being delivered in 1960 and named "Evening Star". Steam was eradicated during 1968 though it was later allowed for private charter trains.

92214 is seen here on a demonstration freight train.




Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 02 February 2023 at 09:18
Joining the BR Standards at the gala were former Southern Railway S15 class number 506 of 1920 vintage and 1943 built LMS freight engine 48305.










Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 February 2023 at 15:25
Beautiful photos, Alan! I love all of them. Hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I'd chose the last one. The portrait of the Engineer (driver?) or Fireman leaning out of the cab! You are so fortunate to have so many live steam photo ops there in the UK!
Regards,
Kelly


Posted By: IanC
Date Posted: 02 February 2023 at 15:33
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Beautiful photos, Alan! I love all of them. Hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I'd chose the last one. The portrait of the Engineer (driver?) or Fireman leaning out of the cab! You are so fortunate to have so many live steam photo ops there in the UK!
Regards,
Kelly


And it's my favourite type of locomotive. In 2009 I had the opportunity to travel on the footplate of this locomotive. I've also been on the footplate of 48773 and 48624.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 03 February 2023 at 04:06
I liked them all, Soo British. My favorite 92214. Were was the steering wheel on 506?

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 03 February 2023 at 04:17
A massive modern state run museum
https://flic.kr/p/28Mu7jc">
https://flic.kr/p/28Mu7jc - A Day at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento by https://www.flickr.com/photos/purple-bullet/ - Coast



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https://flic.kr/p/2aayR4i - A Day at the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento by https://www.flickr.com/photos/purple-bullet/ - Coast

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 03 February 2023 at 09:44
NJ Railway Museum, Whippany, NJ:
I have over 50 pictures from this place but only this one is taken by Sony gear:
https://flic.kr/p/2jmQKwT"> https://flic.kr/p/2jmQKwT - _DSC1046 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/189006412@N03/]

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 03 February 2023 at 12:06
That's a big beast, Coast.

Not the prettiest of locomotives, Jack, it looks undressed with all its bits showing!


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 05 February 2023 at 11:04
Randstad Rail, a tram-like train (or train like tram) running in the Province of Zuid Holland with lines between Rotterdam, Den Haag and Zoetermeer

Approaching station Zoetermeer
https://pegelli.smugmug.com/Other/202003/i-2jSLkSN/A">


In the station, under the Nelson Mandela bridge
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Both A7Rii + FE24-70/4

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 05 February 2023 at 15:36
Semaphore brothers:

https://flic.kr/p/2offQ1z"> https://flic.kr/p/2offQ1z - _DSC15270 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/189006412@N03/]

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 February 2023 at 01:15
In the Cut

Sony A7III, Sony FE 24-70mm f4, @70mm 1/1000 f8 ISO 400


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 February 2023 at 02:41
No.81 rides the Nevada High Desert. 13 February 2022

Sony A7III, Sony FE 24-70mm f4 ZA OSS, 1/1000 F8 ISO 400

The Southern Railroad No. 81 -- the Fireman's Practical Joke. Note the Magnetic "The Southern" Logo placed on the Locomotive Cab!

Sony A7III, Sony FE 85 f1.8, 1/1000 f8 ISO 800


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 10 February 2023 at 22:43
Hello Doc;
Ya did it again! Every one you post is my favorite. 81 rides the desert is Great! more than Great. You turned your camera into a Time Machine. It goes right back to Wyatt Earp and Jessie James. I Love it.
How does it feel when you are standing there knowing you just took the Perfect picture. I'm speechless its so good.

On the other hand it's really great seeing 81 restored and running. The restorers did a magnificent job. I remember seeing her when she looked like she was just being used for parts. The folks doing the rail restoring all around the West should be given all the praise in the world, like in the Big Boy, etc. etc.

Remember seeing an early vid of the NN engines when they were working the copper mines in the 40's & 50's. They were nothing more than mules and regarded as such. Fortunately due to Ely's isolation they didn't bother scraping them and are some of the few engines of that era to survive.

Now they are lovingly restoring and caring for the "Mule" and are considered treasures.

Talking about video's I just came across this Nevada Northern you tube last night and wondered if it was one of the ones you attended.
All I can say, what a difference a blue sky makes out there. And what a difference a photographer like Audio Doc that knows what he's doing
https://youtu.be/QBK9M-ZMv5k
Nevada Northern Winter Photoshoot 2017

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 00:29
Thank you, Joe!

I appreciate your kind comments a lot. I think the Nevada and the Nevada Northern Railway is something not everyone can appreciate. It is really surreal that this railroad exists at all, much less in basically the middle of nowhere! Mark Bassett and all the employees and volunteers that keep everything maintained and operational are incredible! This railroad is truly remarkable in my opinion.

Actually, I never know how my photos will turn out until I have them loaded on my computer at home. I do have a general idea of what focal length, shutter speed and aperture I need to use to get good results and how to best frame the train in its environment. I don't do any shotgun shooting. I'm more methodical in my approach. Also, there are alway a portion of the participants that are doing video. So I try to be quiet.
But somethings are out of my control, like weather, the sun angle and other people that tend to get into the line of fire. That last shoot there was one guy that often wondered down in front of the rest of us, and didn't seem to care. Last year (Feb. 2022) there was mostly no snow and it was warm. We had to walk in mud often that was like quick sand. But everything froze at night. So the sagebrush and other bushes and vegetation was mostly kind of yellow and dead looking. I suppose that gave iet a genuine dessert look.

I've attended the NNRW Winter Steam spectacular three times: 2016, 2019 and 2022. Thanks for that link. It seems to have been taken in 2017. In my visits they never did a run-by with the Diesels like that.

I'll be there again next week. They had snow for last weeks winter photo shoot. Hopefully there will be plenty next week. Optimal conditions would be it snows like crazy before I get there and during the weekend there will be lots of large beautiful puffy clouds and with sun.

Thanks again Joe

Kelly


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 08:44
Like Joe, I really like the pictures of No.81
What did you mean by "Fireman's Practical Joke" - tried to google i, but no luck...

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 12:23
Thank you, Addy!

You won't find it with a google search. The locomotive's fireman leaning out of the cab's window had a big grin on his face. In front of him, the big yellow circle is a stick on (magnetic) logo that says "The Southern" info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Railway_%28U.S.%29 - The Southern Railway . I think I may have been one of the only one in the group that noticed it. He only had it on the locomotive for that one run-by! I asked the excursion conductor about it and he told me it was just a practical joke by the fireman who is a fan of the Southern Railway.

Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 15:06
BTW, see Jack's beautiful black and white photo of Southern Railway No. 385. Notice the round SR logo in front of the Cab window?
Nice work, Jack!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 18:22
NNYW No. 81 Desert Crossing. See in this photo no SR logo.


Posted By: Dopol
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 20:38
Running locomotives.
There are some in the Netherlands.
But I saw more not-so-running locomotives in Poland.
What a difference.....



pano under an ominous sky



Both A99 with 2470ZA SSM

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 11 February 2023 at 20:54
Aaaah, good memories from our Wroclaw adventure
We must have been standing next to each other for that first one, only I converted it to B&W

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 12 February 2023 at 00:13
A very impressive group of High value steam engines
Well photographed

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 February 2023 at 17:28
Domien and Pieter,
Thank you for the nice photos of a great collection of old steam locomotives in Poland. On one hand, it's a shame they are standing out in the weather. On the other hand, its nice that they were never scrapped like so many other steam engines! I only wonder why they are not in that Locomotive shed? Perhaps it is full with other locomotives? Thanks for sharing!
Kelly


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 14 February 2023 at 12:43
Are the Polish locomotives in Wolsztyn? My daughter is currently living in Poland, hoping to visit her there and the steam depot at Wolsztyn but they currently have no serviceable locomotives.


Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 14 February 2023 at 14:49
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

On the other hand, its nice that they were never scrapped like so many other steam engines!


Not really. For example these pictures were taken last year in Kraków Prokocim ...

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... and they are showing that our vintage rolling stock have not easy and happy retirement. Shame.

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 14 February 2023 at 16:11
That's crazy! Actually Stupid! Those should have gone to the scrapyard rather than just rust away! That would never happen here. Someone would want to make money, on the scrap metal, the rails and ties as well as the property. Multi Level wood framed apartments would cover that entire area!   


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 14 February 2023 at 18:52
Same in the UK, Kelly, but they make a great subject for photography.

Jack, where exactly is this, and can anyone wander along with a camera? I'll be in Krakow in the summer and would love to pay a visit.


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 14 February 2023 at 20:20
Well, even at some running steam musea they still have some pieces waiting for restoration. Here's two in Baasrode (Belgium) from the line that runs between Dendermonde and Puurs. They also have several in an operable state, but these ones need a lot of TLC before they can be driven again

B-tank engine (or 0-4-0 as it's called in some countries)
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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 15 February 2023 at 18:08
Here's https://www.urbex.nl/lokomotywownia-krakow-plaszow/ - some info on the Krakow site.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 19 February 2023 at 19:05
Yesterdays steam train to the Grand Canyon

Interesting, Durango & Silverton run their steamers by themselves up and down the mountain 7 days a week

With the Grand Canyon RR the destination is the prize, with the Durango the journey is the destination

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 19 February 2023 at 19:23
That steam engine gets some nice lights!

Why is that steam engine pulling(?) that F40 Diesel-Electric engine? Looked at pictures of the Durango & Silverton and they never show a Diesel-Electric. Noticed the 295 on the first train car and did a search: http://www.colinduff.com/usa/az/gcr01.html - http://www.colinduff.com/usa/az/gcr01.html

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 19 February 2023 at 20:36
I'm in the Grand Canyon RR club and I asked the same question, basically. Is the steamer just for show or is it actually pulling? The answer was. It is actually pulling according to weight. Thats the weight distribution per engine. Usually they run 2 diesel power units per train, sometimes they have 3. The dome cars must be particularly heavy.

The Durango & Silverton have long trains, many cars, but like the car I was in were older open-air wooden, seemed light weight.

I did a trip on the Verde Canyon RR (Sedona) in open air car, pulled by original F7 diesel engines. Nice colors, nice trip___Nothing comes close to the Durango hard working narrow gauge steamers and the Colorado mountains.

Did a photoshoot on a shop tour for Grand Canyon RR members, maybe someday I'll be able to post them.
The founder of Verizon Telecom owns the RR now


I think about 10 of these narrow gauge engines came down from the Yukon



Some Alcoa Grand Canyon engines

They have an excellent collection of historic passenger cars


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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 20 February 2023 at 08:58
Lovely colours on the first image, Coast, with red tints starting to show amongst the trees. Looks like a subtantial gradient so I can see how one locomotive would have insufficient power for a long train.


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 21 February 2023 at 19:07
Restricted to potttering mode after my cataract operation but I still have a few more from the GCR gala.

A vintage railcar is steam cleaned by a passing locomotive.


The 8F erupts


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 01:49
Very nice Grand Canyon photos, Joe! Thank you for sharing!
You might be interested in watching this video which does cover a Grand Canyon event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7hC_PAZIsM&t=310s - Train Events 2023
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 22 February 2023 at 01:51
Super photos Alan! Especially like "The 8F Erupts"! Lots of steam and smoke! Great shot!
Kelly


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 00:34
The Crew! NNRW, Ely Nevada, 18 February 2023

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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 03:55
Nice pic Doc
When I saw the photo a strange thought came to mind first.
Everyone of them live in the middle of what we call "no-where" And all the strange thoughts that come along w that. Wow!
The town isn't that big, at least when I was there
Thanks for sharing___Joe

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 08:20
I like the group shot!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 13:54
Thank you, Joe and Addy!
Actually Joe, they don't all live in Ely. Most are volunteers and some only come to Ely when there is an event, like this one. Our Train Master is from Casper Wyoming and another volunteer I spoke with came from Phoenix. The conductor for most of the trains did move to Ely from the Bay area when he retired just to be a volunteer and for the love of this wonderful historic railroad! It's one of a kind. It's truly authentic. All of the equipment is original to the railroad. And yes it really is in the middle of nowhere on Highway 50, "The Loneliest Highway in America" Most people probably would think it an ugly place, but I think it has its own special beauty. It was a great photography weekend. We even had snow compared to last year when there was very little snow. The only downside was, that there was only one operational steam engine, No. 81. 40 is still totally stripped down and 93 is in the shop for a valve job! But we did have Balwin Diesel No. 801, a VO 1000. It has only recently become operational. This was the locomotive that they purchased a spare motor on eBay!
Regards,
Kelly



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 14:41
Two Baldwins, No. 801 and No. 81 in the NNRW Engine House.


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 24 February 2023 at 14:53
Early Morning in the Engine House.


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 26 February 2023 at 06:40
Verdi Canyon RailRoad

Sedona, Arizona

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 26 February 2023 at 16:57
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Super photos Alan! Especially like "The 8F Erupts"! Lots of steam and smoke! Great shot!
Kelly


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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 March 2023 at 17:56
The End!

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 March 2023 at 18:09
The Whistle

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 02 March 2023 at 18:13
Steam In the Cut

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 02 March 2023 at 18:30
Steam trains in snow are tight

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 09:04
Epic, Kelly


Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 11:38
Beautiful.

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 16:37
Thank you, Addy, Alan and Jack!



Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 16:41
Joe,

Thanks for the nice photo of the Verdi Canyon RR! I was not familiar with that one. Looks like a pair of EMD F series locomotives. I found their web site, but nothing about the locomotives. I wonder if they were orininaly Santa Fe RR locomotives. They wrote a lot about the owner who is from Utah. I assume that you rode this train recently? Looks like a very scenic ride!

Kelly


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 03 March 2023 at 22:04
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Steam In the Cut



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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 08 March 2023 at 06:17

High Balling thru the high mountains In small town Arizona
Coast

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 09 March 2023 at 18:25
Nice one, Joe! Looks like a beautiful day for train watching in Arizona!


Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 09 March 2023 at 18:28
NNRW Locomotive 93 Gets a Valve Job in the Machine Shop. 19 Feb. 2023

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 10 March 2023 at 23:41
Getting No. 81 Ready, very early morning 19 Feb 2023

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Posted By: AudioDoc
Date Posted: 12 March 2023 at 00:47
No.81 and Crew in B&W -- Pow-wow.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 12 March 2023 at 09:42
Great shots on this page Joe and Kelly. Keep showing more US railways please.

Here's something European for you guys, at a railway museum near Wroclaw, Poland

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Posted By: Jadom
Date Posted: 12 March 2023 at 13:59
Back to the USA.
Steamtown, Scranton, PA:
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Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 13 March 2023 at 07:12
Here you go Pieter, although not the usual stuff
Nevada State RailRoad Museum, Carson City

Virginia City streetcar




Virginia City streetcar




Virginia City streetcar




Virginia City streetcar




Deluxe passenger car





Thanks for viewing___Joseph

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 13 March 2023 at 08:45
That's a classy vehicle, 1930s?



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