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#21 Colin

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 1503 PM

http://www.photosbys...hwoods/utv.html
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#22 Mr King

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 0350 AM

Someday you just know this is all going to end in tears....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9X4vtrpr9g&list=PL5E7E848F2473429D&index=2&feature=plpp_video



Riding bamboo trains on abandoned colonial tracks in Cambodia

http://www.liveleak....=625_1348889252

Really cool little cars they set up, but I would hate to be on one when it derails at those speeds out in the middle of no where.

Colin thanks for the link.
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#23 Corinthian

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 0136 AM

Well, for bizzare safety videos there is always this... (NSFW ;))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV64lW0CTwI


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 0748 AM


Well, for bizzare safety videos there is always this... (NSFW ;))

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV64lW0CTwI


I WANT A FORKLIFT! I NEED IT FOR THE OFFICE!


And I want a new keyboard :lol:
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#25 Mikel2

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 0825 AM

Here is another BTF film on the construction of the Severn Railway Tunnel, which today is still the main rail link between Cardiff and London.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9y7WQjNjik&feature=youtu.be


Fascinating. I wonder how many years they spent doing the environmental impact studies...
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 0830 AM

I was on the Cambodian bamboo train a year ago (now I just returned from Albania ;) - and it is indeed quite scary. They can go maybe 50km/h, hard to estimate - feels very fast when sitting so low and in all the noise. There's quite big gaps or steps between the tracks in some places, makes for interesting ride :) The way they're "designed" is very cool - it's extremely simple to dismantle into a few pieces. The place where I've used one (near Batambang) is very touristy - I don't think they use it much for themselves in the area.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 1522 PM

http://wrybread.com/hobo/

This is cool, someone made a little buggy like those bamboo trains and explored an abandoned track.

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(they decided to call it a day when they saw that bit)
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#28 Mr King

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 0705 AM


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#29 Colin

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 1438 PM

Interesting they flash it with wood, I'm guessing the ring they put into the top is compressed air?
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 1425 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=1hr1bklcZzI

https://www.youtube....h?v=k-2sJyCUIg8
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 1515 PM




heres a good one

Edited by Tbone2, 31 October 2012 - 1517 PM.

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#32 Richard Lindquist

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 1529 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lutNECOZFw


A BL-2. The Kentucky museum south of Louisville has one in the gold and black "Purdue" colors that Monon used.

Is that an ex-Bangor and Aroostook loco?
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#33 Mr King

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 1945 PM

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 0315 AM

This is rather bad. :o



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 0902 AM

Building a steam locomotive 1935 England

Re-building/reconditioning a steam locomotive 1938 England
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 0321 AM

A Big Boy steam engine might be coming back to life.

POMONA, Calif. – Union Pacific may be bringing back the ultimate steam machine, an Alco-built 4-8-8-4 Big Boy, the last of which steamed more than 50 years ago.

Company spokesman Mark Davis told Trains News Wire Friday that the company has been approached by and is working with a third party interested in restoring and operating a Big Boy. He said the railroad is evaluating the condition of preserved UP Big Boy locomotives and that it believes two might be available for restoration. Davis declined to name the other party or give a timeline for the project. But at least one organization is already talking about its potential to put a Big Boy back on the main line.


http://trn.trains.co...%20service.aspx
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#38 Mike Steele

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 1158 AM

This this video of the BNSF project to replace the Burlington Bridge was rather interesting.
http://www.bnsf.com/...ge#%23subtabs-3


At 00:49 they use European train ... :D
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 1258 PM

The video on Intermodal freight is also quite interesting.


Its odd how intermodal has evolved. My region has several marine terminals, two of goodly size. But a lot of the incoming shipping containers leave the area by truck rather than train. This area is so chopped up by water, rail coverage is spotty, and there are a number of "you can't get there from here" cases. To move a shipping container from the Norfolk Int'l Terminal to, say, Newport News Shipbuilding, the easiest thing is to truck it across one of the bridge-tunnels. By rail, it would have to go west, then north up to Richmond, then south again to Newport News. 10 miles versus 100 or so.

Note that standard shipping containers were developed in Norfolk (the real Norfolk, not that moldy old Norfolk over in Blighty).
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 1653 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.


Have you looked at American narrow gauge RR?
http://en.wikipedia....e_United_States
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