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#41 Mike Steele

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 1756 PM

An idle thought, does anyone know of any relatively short US branch lines that are very interesting in operation and high in scenery? I was thinking of something like the new york high level. Either today or past, its all good.

Cumbres & Toltec in S Colorado/N New Mexico (was featured in Indiana Jones movie) Also Druango and Silverton Both are Narrow Gauge period equipment. .
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 2013 PM

Thought this was interesting and a little bit eerie...
http://www.dailymail...old-routes.html


Awesome thanks for sharing Stuart.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 1820 PM

Ooh, Bent frame. That's a total write off.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 1827 PM


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 1352 PM

Eat your heart out Europe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqLwe-Qs4wc


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 1359 PM

Ooh, a better view.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 0049 AM

Trainz 2012 is on sale on Steam right now for $10 bucks. Personally I prefer it over Train Simulator because I like the interactiveness of the world. I also like it because you can either operate the trains realistically or you can run them like you are playing with a train set. Which is great when you dont have the money or the space for one.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 0433 AM

Yeah I agree, the terrain and models are not the best in Trainz when compared to Trainsimulator. However it doesnt feel as linear. I guess I been spoiled by other open world games and sims, I get bored just driving. The functional industry in Trainz keeps me entertained. The part I always had a hard time with was knowing what rail car was for what, as they dont give much of a indicator in its listing at least in the old ones. I just got done downloading the new one and have not really played around with it yet.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 0526 AM

My father worked on the side as a professional photographer. Somewhere in my step mothers basement is some absolutely stunning medium format photos he took at the British railway museum of the Mallard and other trains. I am going to have to hunt those down, and make sure they are preserved.




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Posted 31 December 2012 - 0543 AM

Dont think it is larger then the one in Germany nor as detailed, but it is still damn awesome.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 2343 PM

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 0228 AM

I thought the 700 series were ugly. The E6's are even fuglier.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 1242 PM

I wonder why they go to that much effort.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 1316 PM

Snow can convert to ice and conceal problems in the track or cause problems. Ice buildup on the tracks can possibly cause derailments and traction issues. Having wheel spin is a problem on grades with a load. It can cause damage to the rail and the locomotive.

I don't see switch heaters which is odd, though perhaps they're electric and I just don't see the elements.

The Alaska RR uses ballast regulators with some modifications for this function.

See http://www.alaskarai...w-fighting.html
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 1328 PM

Germany uses gas-fired heaters for its switch points. Holland used electric ones.
When it got really cold, the switches in Holland froze. The ones in Germany did not.
Holland is now contemplating converting to gas-fired heaters.
Of course, I don't know how strong the Dutch heaters are.

Wouldn't an upgrade to more power electric heaters also do the job?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 2329 PM

10 hours of footage taken from a camera mounted on a locomotive going through the countryside in Norway during all the seasons.

http://nrk.no/nordlandsbanen/
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 0353 AM

If watching 10 hours doesn't satisfy them, nothing will.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 2022 PM

10 hours of footage taken from a camera mounted on a locomotive going through the countryside in Norway during all the seasons.

http://nrk.no/nordlandsbanen/


Tank!!!!
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