Vintage trains

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. buelligan

    buelligan One of the Regulars

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    Whew I would pass on taking a ride on this thing, with the amount of dents on the cab that appear to be coming from the inside out it must be like a war zone inside that thing. :eeek:
     
  2. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I hadn't noticed that...interesting.
     
  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Thank you - you posted some gorgeous pictures. The one with the men working on the engine give such a great perspective for the scale of these behemoths.
     
  4. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you, FF.
     
  5. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    [video=youtube;fDhUu1Mv8rY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDhUu1Mv8rY[/video]
     
  6. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    Lovely photo above.
     
  7. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's great to see. My Dad was born in Petone in 1925.
     
  8. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Interesting, Benny...FL has a way of making the world smaller.
     
  9. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    I love vintage trains

    Last year I was lucky enough to get to York (Great Britain) last year for the 'Great Gathering'

    Here is me on the foot plate of the Dwight D Eisenhower

    http://twitpic.com/d2rtjl

    More info on the Great Gathering here
     
  10. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Cool article, and nice picture, Warden!
     
  11. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    1924, the "Largest and most powerful electric locomotive in the world being exhibited by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway and the General Electric Co" photo from Shorpy today:

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  12. Quetzal

    Quetzal One of the Regulars

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    Shame that Wisconsin tore down all of the electric lines that these babies used right before the gas crisis...

    -Quetzal
     
  13. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen A-List Customer

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    While on a fishing trip the wife and I stopped to take this picture of a wall mural. This picture really doesn't do the artist justice. It is almost in 3-d .

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  14. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    Beautiful, that's the kind of wall art I can appreciate!
     
  15. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Dan Allen, that is insane - thank you for posting. And to your point, some of the three dimension comes through (and anything that I can make out on my addled monitor is impressive).
     
  16. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Wow, that is an incredible mural!
     
  17. You need to come down this way and actually ride the trains:

    http://www.ncry.org/

    My boys LOVE it when we ride the steam trains. Nothing like sticking your head out the window and seeing the steam rising into the air and back toward you. The diesels stink. :p
     
  18. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    You're right, that looks like a lot of fun! I also want to ride the Roaring Camp train to Santa Cruz some day. Too bad I got interested in trains AFTER I moved away from San Jose!
     
  19. MikeKardec

    MikeKardec One Too Many

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    I got a chance to move all those engines at Railtown (Jamestown, CA) around for a film that I was working on. One of the most exciting nights of my life. I wish I'd had a camera but we were working so hard I probably wouldn't have had time to shoot any photos. It takes a long time to boil up a cold engine even with a 'draft' (air fitting) to get it burning hotter and more evenly faster. They take a fantastic amount of maintenance. That round house, engine shop, still has equipment that runs off of leather belts driven by a drive shaft from the ceiling!
     
  20. Roaring Camp is a good one too!
    NCRR is a fun ride through the canyon.
     

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