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So, not so long ago in a thread made right here in this sub-forum, there was something called "Train topic...". It was my first thread ever made, and my most successful. But everything changed when...well...

It was removed for forum space. But that's besides the point. It's back, better than every, and I know a lot more about trains than I did then.

 

Rules: Trains. Derailing is a train term so therefore that is not possible (you know what I mean).

 

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I am in this video with my dad on the side of the tracks at the 1:11 mark

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Only someone who knows the industry and its past will understand why the scene of this locomotive leading the Southwest Chief into San Bernadino can only exist in a simulator.

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Yay love trains! There's a DM&IR 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone parked by the ore dock in Two Harbors, Everytime I drive up there I stop by to see it. That beast holds the record for heaviest train ever hauled by a single engine at just over 15,000t, enough to fill the average lake freighter back then!

 

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In my opinion one of the most beautiful steam locomotives ever built... the PRR T1 4-4-4-4:

 

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In my opinion one of the most beautiful steam locomotives ever built... the PRR T1 4-4-4-4:

 

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A lovely loco indeed! I've always loved locos with super long tenders.

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Then on the 1916th year, God said, "WE NEED MORE WHEELS!!!"

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Then on the 1916th year, God said, "WE NEED MORE WHEELS!!!"

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On paper it made sense but in reality it was a massive failure. What good is it having 3 sets of drive wheels if you cant even sustain enough steam to power them all?

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Speaking of long tenders, some SAR class 25s had condensing tenders almost as long as the locomotive. These were used to recycle used steam back into water in areas where refilling was prohibitively expensive.

 

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I remember getting into an argument about high-speed freight.

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Here in the US some of our fastest container trains can reach highway speeds, but I think the averages are not that impressive. Those fast container trains with the UPS and FedEx trailers still take 4ish days to go coast to coast, which works out to an average speed of maybe 30mph.

 

Somewhat related: have some PRR heritage unit in California.

 

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Acela runs through is part of the US, but there's nothing too special around here.

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Here in the US some of our fastest container trains can reach highway speeds, but I think the averages are not that impressive. Those fast container trains with the UPS and FedEx trailers still take 4ish days to go coast to coast, which works out to an average speed of maybe 30mph.

 

Somewhat related: have some PRR heritage unit in California.

 

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Oh, one of my favorite train videos that I've seen... I wish there was more of this kind of thing, but the closest I've seen as of late is like:

 

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Oh, one of my favorite train videos that I've seen... I wish there was more of this kind of thing, but the closest I've seen as of late is like:

 

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I'd have to guess its due to a lack of track. 261 is a good example. Stored in Minneapolis with a good chunk of coaches but owns no track so they need permission to do anything.

 

There are others for your freight needs.

 

 

 

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Also this because go pro

 

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My favorite, SP 4449, the most beautiful train in the world

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My favorite, SP 4449, the most beautiful train in the world

To me, beauty comes in power.

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I hate double posting, but I need to make this massive train pic dump.

The only picture I could find of Bulgaria's 0-12-0T.

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To me, beauty comes in power.

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PRR Q2 is definitely another of my favs. 

 

I'll have a go with my own dump here:

 

 UP 844 gets real close to the train ahead in order to let a freight pass

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The last days of the Eurostar at London Waterloo. I actually visited here just a few months before this picture was taken

 

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Another Strasburg Railroad steam freight train

 

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The Sounder, a commuter train in Washington state. And scenery

 

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Another PRR legend, the GG1, one of the longest-lived locomotives of all time. Some were in service for 50 years, for three different railways

 

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The Amtrak Cascades, a service in the Pacific Northwest. And that scenery!

 

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Final one: the sole remaining operational DDA40X, UP 6936, on the road, though I think she is actually being deadheaded here.

 

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Here in the US some of our fastest container trains can reach highway speeds, but I think the averages are not that impressive. Those fast container trains with the UPS and FedEx trailers still take 4ish days to go coast to coast, which works out to an average speed of maybe 30mph.

 

Somewhat related: have some PRR heritage unit in California.

 

aH2UkD6.jpg

 

I see trains like this when I'm hauling freight out west and in the mountains. I've seen as many as 5 power units in front with up to three more spaced in the middle or the end. I'm gonna guess their approx 1-2mi long. Impressive!

 

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Here in Connecticut, there aren't many cool looking trains anymore. Since Metro-North is the largest operator here, you don't see anything cool. You mostly see M7s or M8s, with a few Amtrak locomotives here and there. Another problem that I have is that I haven't been on a train in a very long time. But like I said before, it's probably gonna be an M7 or M8. But I may have a small chance of getting on one of those old ones (like a Shoreliner or something).

 

Aside from Metro-North, a few of the smaller stations in Connecticut do operate with diesel locomotives. And the last one of those I saw was a year or so ago. Pretty much the only time I see something coll is if it's on the dead line.

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Oh yeah, that thing. 

Designed to replace Acela and reach higher speeds. The only problem with that speed part is the location. This area of the US does not have the straightest tracks, which is the same reason why Acela doesn't reach it's top speed around most of this area.

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