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Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

BTW, Joseph, that Virginia and Truckee coach is cool! Looks like something out of 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea!

Also, my wife and son gifted me a trip to the NNRR's Winter Steam Photo excursion in February!

Doc, and guys; that V&T streetcar is even stranger than you think
I believe its the original "Purple Bullet" Ha Ha here are some more


Virginia City streetcar
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This was in the barn so it was difficult to get a good photo. You might want to stop on one of your trips to this Carson City Museum. A 180* from the Nevada Northern NGO. The barn had a lot of interesting equipment, like their excursion steamers and "Stuff" with a full turntable by "Armstrong"


What a Great gift from your family. You're braver then I going to Ely in winter, but I guess that's what Salt Lake City folks do. Enjoy and all the best. Looking forward to more fascinating photos of the "Old Wild West".
Although it will be hard to top that one photo of yours, which I thought was the best train photo I ever saw. It was the best of trains and the best of the real West combined.

I know trains but not train operations per se. Many times I would have loved to be in the cab driving. I do know its a hard life most of it spent on call. Is a 7 unit train really known as a Lucky seven? and the 2 or 3 guys up front run the whole thing?
Best Regards, Doc, and Guys_______Joe
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2018 at 05:46
Thanks Joe,

That is such a cool rail or street car. Thanks! I'm not sure which photo of which you speak. Was it a landscape photo? Maybe this one? NNRR Thanks! I'm happy that somebody likes my photos!

Here are the three locomotives leading the train with the helper engine with the back door open.

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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

And what fabulous scenery Kelly!
+1, such beautiful scenery
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Thanks James!

Indeed, it is beautiful When I'm out there waiting for trains, I can't help imagining those workers back in the 1860s building the original grade through here with none of the modern tools of today's railroads. What tough people they had to be. Not only the work was brutal, but the environment was harsh --extreme heat in the summer and cold with snow and Ice in the winter, and no creature comforts. And sometimes they had to deal with local inhabitants -- animals, native Americans and sometimes the colonials, who didn't like the encroachment of their homeland!

I think one can see how steep the grade is in this photo. Can you imagine the thunder of diesel engines and howl of electric traction motors as these locomotives labor up the mountain pulling a freight train probably at least a mile long? its incredible for a train fan! The engineer gave me a double blast from his horn in greeting! I can only imagine what it must have been like to experience a train like this pulled by a Big Boy -- or two!

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UP5946 Westbound in Echo Canyon


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Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Thanks Joe,

That is such a cool rail or street car. Thanks! I'm not sure which photo of which you speak. Was it a landscape photo? Maybe this one? NNRR Thanks! I'm happy that somebody likes my photos!


Yes that's the one Kelly, everything was perfect, it went straight to my soul. Should be in every train calendar
Luv your passion Doc
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This Heber Valley Railroad's Engine #618. In 2007, when this photo was taken, she celebrated her 100th Birthday. Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, for the Union Pacific's Oregon Short Line, as enigne 1068. She was re-lettered and numbered as she appeared in 1907, just for this 100 year celebration. After working the Oregon Short Line, she would become Union Pacific 618 eventually landing in Salt Lake City. She last steamed in 2010 and has been in the HVRR shops undergoing restoration in preparation for boiler re-certification. I was told she should be completed early 2019, but I was told that last year, and the year before that.



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I love railroad photos like this that show interaction between crew. 618 was preparing to back down a siding to the head of a train of coaches which she would pull tender first to her destination. The railroad has no turntable or Y for changing direction of the locomotive.
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Merry Christmas, Dyxum!

New Winter Night Orders.


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Nice one Kelly! Merry X-mas to you too.
Maybe post it here?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Winwalloe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2018 at 19:08
Originally posted by AudioDoc AudioDoc wrote:

Merry Christmas, Dyxum!

New Winter Night Orders.


Excellent photograph!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 December 2018 at 19:25
Excellent atmospheric photo Kelly, for 30sec they must have stood very still!
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Yes indeed! And it was a very Cold atmosphere. They must have been freezing!

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Shanghai

Two parallel tracks, one for the train, the other for the barrier.

I also liked the high tech building from which this crossing is operated


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