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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2019 at 19:50
Cool! Thanks Pieter,

I saw that beautiful Antwerp train station in an episode of "Tatort" (German TV show) recently.

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Today, SLC North



This is what I was set up to shoot, when the Utah Railways local spoiled the view!



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And like 5000 Union Pacific locomotives!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 February 2019 at 23:11
Gorgeous view (the unspoiled one) with the State House and the mountains in the background, Kelly!

TFS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2019 at 16:32
Thank you very much, Harald!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2019 at 07:03
This is somewhat about the Sesquicentennial of the transcontinental railroad. The main celebration will be held in Utah w the rebirth of a Big Boy, the largest steam train engine ever built. I would love to be there, but won't
I've always heard of this little forgotten RR, The Niles Canyon RR around here in the Bay Area. I never paid much attention.
There's a lot of money here in the area now a days and the little RR and museum has been getting its share. It has picked a few more engines like this T2662 mallet I photographed in South Dakota


It also has a connection to the former Western Pacific RR and has an original WP f7

I found out the museums claim to fame is:
"The Niles Canyon Railway is the only railroad that runs on the original and best preserved alignment of the Transcontinental Railroad, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places".

https://www.ncry.org/.
the museum is in Fremont California (just across the Bay from me)

The celebration day I'm going to try to visit this Niles Canyon RR to make my own little connection to the celebration. Now the museum will be holding 150th year celebrations all summer long      
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 February 2019 at 18:52
That's what you call in the US a small discrete little engine, i assume.

It's a beautiful steamer, i'd love to have a ride with this one, through lots of tunnels to inhale the nice clean steam (to receive an overdose).

[it's not spring yet and i'm already longing for the summer festivities in the benelux around steam trains - there are such bad fella's on dyxum you cannot believe it - but do keep posting - there's nothing nicer than a (steam)lok in a beautiful scenery...]!
 



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Hello Ivo;
You want to see a discreet little engine try this one

Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4004 - 4 8 8 4
by photos/purple-bullet/Coast

I photographed this one on display in Cheyenne Wyoming, and one of its brothers is being restored to fully operational for the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental rail road. If you can imagine what a Herculean task to restore one of these especially to todays modern day regulatory guidelines. It should be some sight to see this engine running at this live event

I believe the blue covered one above you were mentioning is still in South Dakota where I photographed it, Happily running "Ale & Rail" trips thru the Black Hills. Maybe you can make it this one. Sounds like you might really enjoy the Black Hills   
The Niles Canyon RailRoad, Operated by the Pacific Locomotive Association picked up one of the few like it and is restoring it. It was in Verdi, Nevada (near Reno) and the story of transporting it to Fremont is a very colorful one, replete w man a shotgun and other difficulties
its in the link above
thanks Joseph
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 05:00
Just returned from 3 days in Ely Nevada and the Nevada Northern Railroad. Captured many nice photos. Haven't really had time to examine them all closely and do a little editing, but thought I should post one for starters.

Engine 93 passing through a stand of trees behind the railroad yard. It was snowing, 17 Feb. 2019.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 05:44
Great shot Doc, so envious, looking forward to many more
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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 14:11
Kelly: So pretty, I wander how do you find them? It is amazing that they still work.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 16:47
You're all driving me nuts (or is it the fact i'm not succeeding in ordering a flight to Italy in April)? The steam is now comming out of my ears (but your postings look a lot nicer than that).

Just to say i like the posted images - especialy the one with the steam engine in the snow - and the small discrete US-engines - amazing that such machines did exist. I know thru Marklin that the germans had a plan to build such an engine- but they failed to do so. We learned where they found the inspiration...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 17:32
Great shot Kelly!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 21:02
Thank you, everyone!

svjetlana, this was a 3 day "Winter Steam Photo Shoot", charter with the Nevada Northern Rail Road. They have two operating steam engines with a third one currently being restored. In other words, all the photos from this shoot were staged for the participants. It was a wonderful experience and a lot of fun, but it was very cold and it was snowing on and off.

There are no active railroads that use steam in regular service here in the USA -- only tourist railroads and special excursions or charters. The Union Pacific railroad is the only mainline railroad that has operating steam engines, which it uses occasionally on special excursions for public relations purposes.

Kind regards,

Kelly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 21:05
BTW, its a bit difficult to see because of the trees, smoke and steam, but #93 is pulling a steam powered wrecking crane, which is fully operational.
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