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    Awesome thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    awesome pics shekky
    thanks! there is only one sad excuse for a freight train a day in san francisco; i have to drive to donner pass or elsewhere to get these pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    Very nice!
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    what a great thread. my 12 year old son is big time into trains. I built him a 6x9 table and he's built his own HO gauge layout. His grandfather has a huge layout in his basement.

    we live close to the c&o canal and often we'll take a ride downtown and watch trains go by. or we'll ride the canal. he gets pretty pumped when a CSX goes by.

    this past summer his grandparents took him and my daughter up to Cass, WV to ride the train.

    This was one of the pics he took
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    I like trains but now they are becoming expensive, in some cases more than flights.
    When, in Europe, a distance is too short for a flight and by car it is troublesome, it is when prices are high. Examples are Paris Brussels, Paris Milan, Florence Munich, etc..

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    i looooove the sound of an approaching freight train over the donner pass!!! listen to those turbos WHINE!

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    Those turbos get spooled up and whining so loud sometimes, it sounds like the trains are being pushed by turbine engines. It's a great sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    i looooove the sound of an approaching freight train over the donner pass!!! listen to those turbos WHINE!
    What a great sound to hear! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for sharing the railfanning photos Many great shots in your collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    What a great sound to hear! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for sharing the railfanning photos Many great shots in your collection
    thanks, man. we're all little boys at heart, right? and little boys love trains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toscano View Post
    I like trains but now they are becoming expensive, in some cases more than flights.
    When, in Europe, a distance is too short for a flight and by car it is troublesome, it is when prices are high. Examples are Paris Brussels, Paris Milan, Florence Munich, etc..
    i know, even here. though this summer we are planning a trip on the polarbear express.
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    I find it absolutely adorable that so many grown men still love trains as much as little kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    I find it absolutely adorable that so many grown men still love trains as much as little kids
    Why ya gotta go and ruin it by making it sound all cutesy?
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    Trains are cool, here in northern Ohio on the Towpath Trail, you can ride the path one way, then they have scenic railroad back to your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    I find it absolutely adorable that so many grown men still love trains as much as little kids
    all grown men have a little boy hiding inside...

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    norway

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    some more logging railroads. plus a cable shunt system for logging cars...

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    cool videos singlesprocket...

    This is my favorite train song and I dig the footage in this version

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    Another favorite train song, with some cool pics too...

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    Rotary Plow during a wet winter on Donner pass.

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    Doing it like Grandad did it!

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    cool vids ericmopar...

    you'll like this vid...

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    cog railway

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    I hope this thread is not exclusive to real scale trains....
    This is one of my N scale Arnold trains...actually the one I like most. A pity that is not working right now, something went wrong with the engine and fixing it looks difficult.
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    by all means post model trains... fits this thread perfectly.

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    I was born into a family with a railfan grandpa. He had an HO layout in his basement modeled after his town during his childhood, another H trolley layout, an attic Lionel pre-war layout, and bought a second lot where he built a replica depot with a few small track crew units on rails outside. When I was 14 he got me a ride on a rural freight line where we crossed the Mississippi to pick up some boxcars. I got to drive the GP35 until a car ran the crossing in front of us, and the engineers decided it would have been hard to explain why a 14 year old was at the controls if something would have happened.

    Personally I'd take Amtrak much more often if it wasn't so much more expensive than flying, and if more of their routes were trains instead of tour buses.

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    i grew up in chillicothe ohio, a railroad town. the N&W and B&O/chessie system both ran through, but the chessie system had a yard there. CSX(?) ended up shutting down the ohio division down in the late 80's, it caused quite a stir among railfans who are still b!tching about it many years later.

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    All these videos are so cool, thanks for posting. Grew up in Decatur, Il. where there were trains running all day, everyday. Don't see 'em anymore so it's rad to watch the vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtn.skratch View Post
    All these videos are so cool, thanks for posting. Grew up in Decatur, Il. where there were trains running all day, everyday. Don't see 'em anymore so it's rad to watch the vids.
    again, there is only one freight train a day in san francisco...the "south city switcher". it's usually pretty short and only goes into the southernmost part of the city.

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    Decatur

    With all the industries stuttering in Decatur I doubt there is much demand for trains there, unless it connects to the Chicago to St. Louis route somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Zulu View Post
    With all the industries stuttering in Decatur I doubt there is much demand for trains there, unless it connects to the Chicago to St. Louis route somewhere.
    looks like you have a small NS (norfolk southern, formerly norfolk & western) yard between sangamon and east eldorado streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    again, there is only one freight train a day in san francisco...the "south city switcher". it's usually pretty short and only goes into the southernmost part of the city.
    That's wild that's the only train in SF! I do get to see a Switch Engine about three times a week. There are tracks adjacent to where I work so that's cool. It's usually a single engine, but sometimes has a car or two.

    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    looks like you have a small NS (norfolk southern, formerly norfolk & western) yard between sangamon and east eldorado streets.
    I believe Decatur has a NS and a CSX yard but I may be wrong on the CSX. For some reason I can't see the pic/image you posted on my computer...but the streets are right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Zulu View Post
    With all the industries stuttering in Decatur I doubt there is much demand for trains there, unless it connects to the Chicago to St. Louis route somewhere.
    The industry there has certainly fallen off in the last thirty years. ADM is still there and going strong. As long as they are in Decatur, there will be trains I would imagine. My Dad works on the dock there in shipping/receiving, unloading and loading railcars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Zulu View Post
    I was born into a family with a railfan grandpa. He had an HO layout in his basement modeled after his town during his childhood, another H trolley layout, an attic Lionel pre-war layout, and bought a second lot where he built a replica depot with a few small track crew units on rails outside. When I was 14 he got me a ride on a rural freight line where we crossed the Mississippi to pick up some boxcars. I got to drive the GP35 until a car ran the crossing in front of us, and the engineers decided it would have been hard to explain why a 14 year old was at the controls if something would have happened.

    Personally I'd take Amtrak much more often if it wasn't so much more expensive than flying, and if more of their routes were trains instead of tour buses.
    hey thanks for sharing that...

    awesome ho layout...

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    I worked for CSX in 2003-2006 are a Carman at Barr Yard in S. Chicago. I loved my job, I got to see many east cost states and I've seen my fair share of derailments when I was on the derail team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain smoke eater View Post
    I worked for CSX in 2003-2006 are a Carman at Barr Yard in S. Chicago. I loved my job, I got to see many east cost states and I've seen my fair share of derailments when I was on the derail team.
    passion for a job is admirable...

    cool sign on your account picture... last time i visited a bunker it was a war and mining museum (silver) in the town of cobalt...

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    the museum is in an old train station...
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    a good train song..

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    cool lionel advertisment...

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    Funny Engine Numbers.

    CSX has some hard Rocking Engines, and no, these aren't photo shopped.
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    listen to the horns and the motive power at about seven minutes fifty one in...priceless! these are the sounds i grew up with...<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_UCMG00JDlg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    What is it, that makes NS/NW want to run Bass Ackwards with their motive power???
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    enjoy this thread...

    the bamboo railroad

    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Cambodians ride 'bamboo railway'

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    Quote Originally Posted by shekky View Post
    listen to the horns and the motive power at about seven minutes fifty one in...priceless! these are the sounds i grew up with...
    Same here, I grew up not far from the PRR and later the Penn Central tracks in western PA. Loved watching trains as a kid (thanks Dad!) and still do.

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    A couple weeks ago I was driving up Rt 65 N out of Pittsburgh and hit a stretch of road where the tracks run right along side the road. I came up right next to the locos and paced them at 55 mph. Just up the road there's a crossing and he got all over the horns. I tried to get video of it on my phone but it was too hard to get it going while driving.

    A couple days later as I got close to that stretch again I spotted a train ahead and floored it to catch up with the power. Again I was able to come along side the locos and had my phone ready this time.

    Sorry about the Buccos game on the radio. You'll have to turn your monitor sideways

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    I just love the sound of a good ’ol Nathan Airchime:
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    And people say that I'm a weirdo for being an anime otaku :P

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    watch this train LEAN on crappy tracks:

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    I assume it's a lightly used spur but damn!

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    according to the description, it used to be a mainline but was purchased by N&W or NS.

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    I had to stoke this thread for some great news.

    This morning, Union Pacific Railroad announced, it's officially rescuing Big Boy 4014 from the Pomona CA fairgrounds and restoring her to working order!!!

    Here's a link for anyone that doesn't know what a Big Boy 4-8-8-4 is.
    Union Pacific Big Boy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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