Vintage trains

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

  1. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Mike that engine was designed by one: Nigel Gresley. To be fair Gresley was part of a team.
    But it was his genius that lead to the A1 Pacifics becoming the first steam locomotive to exceed 100mph. A1 Pacifics was the name of the class of engine that Flying Scotsman belongs to.

    Gresley went on to design the aerodynamic A4 Pacific, of which, Mallard belongs to. Mallard set the world land speed record for a steam train on July 3rd, 1938. The train achieved 125.88mph (202.58kph) A record that still stands.

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  2. You know, realistically, a steam locomotive has no top speed—just the speed at which no one would be brave enough to try to get it over. The engine would beat itself to death eventually but it would still go until it blew. :p
     

  3. Who said anything about Commandments? I just wanted a train ride. :p
     
  4. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    My everyday job as a wheel turner. Each of those six big wheels have to be within 0.25mm of each other over diameter. A right pain in the ar*e to work on but still a fantastic looking engine.
    This A4 Pacific is 'Sir Nigel Gresley'. Mallard I believe is out of boiler certification, so, when Nigel Gresley is due for boiler inspection Mallard will probably be back in working order.

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    Dirty, oily, smelly but a masterpiece of engineering, though you thought your wife or girlfriend was 'High maintenance' give, me a commuter electric any day.
     
  5. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    VERY interesting, Rocketeer!
     
  6. Blackthorn

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    It is sad, what happens to some vintage trains:

    part of the landscaping decoration for a local bar:

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    This one became a beauty parlor:
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  7. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Better than being scrapped, at least people can still see them.

    Mike
     
  8. Yes, that was sort of my thought as well. Even better if I can go into them and have a drink at their bar. :p
     
  9. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    Good points...well said.
     
  10. cw3pa

    cw3pa A-List Customer

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    A nicely restored club car would make for an interesting watering hole.
     
  11. The local Niles Canyon Railroad has one in its inventory that gets out for the holidays. Everything works in it too. Nice!
     
  12. buelligan

    buelligan One of the Regulars

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    Some pics I took at the B&O railroad museum the other day.

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    Ignore the creepy kid, I kept trying to shake him but everywhere I went there he was. Cost me a lot of money at the gift shop to. lol
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  13. DesertDan

    DesertDan One Too Many

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    Nice pics, thanks mucho!
     
  14. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    :arated: Those are very cool pictures!
     
  15. You gotta love a car with train wheels. :D
     
  16. I've always wanted to ride this one!

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  17. Well, go jump on one. :p
     
  18. Quetzal

    Quetzal One of the Regulars

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    Have they repaired the locomotives and passenger cars that were destroyed by the Roundhouse Collapse? I went there a few years ago, and those neat passenger cars were still wrecked (you can see them and the boxcars in "The Great Locomotive Chase") along with a few engines. On that day, I also had a chance to watch the model trains crash (one, somehow, stopped, with another rear-ending it) and fall off the table! I've got to say, the Norris "Lafayette" replica (also a movie locomotive like the Mason) is probably my favorite along with the diesel in the Works. They should also try to repair the Reading "Freedom Train" and the streamliner (it is, after all, one of three steamers left in the U.S.).

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    Hippie railcar :p

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    1955 Pontiac station wagon

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  20. Blackthorn

    Blackthorn I'll Lock Up

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    I have never seen anything like that!
     

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