Nov.30 Weekly Photo Fun

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by CNWman, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I also know that the use of the opposing piston engines was discontinued in railroad use. While they worked very well in maritime use they couldn't stand up to the grit, grime and pounding of railroad service and were eventually replaced with the standard type diesel engines similar to those in use today. There were also experiments with gas turbine engines. The energy crunch in the early 70's killed that. Also, many cities wouldn't allow them to be brought into the city because of the noise. Union Pacific took one into Los Angeles one time. They never did that again. I remember one time that one had stopped under a highway overpass and the hot exhaust was causing the asphalt roadway to melt. The asphalt fell down into the exhaust stack of the engine which just blew it right back out. That was an expensive lesson. Don't stop a gas turbine under a highway bridge again.
  2. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Nice work everyone:thumb: Keep em comin....

    A lone SD50 on a coal drag...
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    F units on another coal drag tunnel shot! :)
  4. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

  5. ocalicreek

    ocalicreek Member

    Didn't the Southern have some low-platform FM's? They may have been 4 axle jobs and not big TM's though...
  6. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    Charlie: BRRRRR!!! makes me shiver just looking at those great pics!
    Post all the proto pics you want:thumb:

    Amtraks National Limited, running on time!!!:rolleyes:
  7. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    Now that's unusual!
  8. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    What??? you dont believe it???sign1
  9. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Coal + Mountains = C&O

    I know this has been posted before but I like it so here goes
    [​IMG]Makin the $$$$$$$ with a long drag of black gold. look in the distance ad you will see more of the train
  10. galt904

    galt904 Member

    Here's some pics of the CPR Holiday Train at its stop in Woodstock Ontario last night. There was a really good turnout considering the cold last night. The parking lot at the station was nearly full a half hour before the train came, and cars were parked 4 blocks away. We left after the first 2 songs to give the kids a warm bath to warm them up again. This was my first time seeing it closeup, I had seen it cruise by on the mainline a few times before.

    Sorry about the quality of the pictures, I left the flash off, and I was holding the camera in my left hand and my daughter with my right hand.

    Attached Files:

  11. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Lester, do you model any C&O steam era stuff, or only diesel era?
  12. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member



    yes a little steam
  13. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    almost forgot one

    I almost forgot my grandsons locomotive
    I can't forget that one
  14. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

    Awesome, I have always loved C&O steam:mrgreen:
  15. Kanawha

    Kanawha Member

    Here here, awesome roster! Very jealous. Merry Christmas ! :wave:
  16. jesso

    jesso Member

    CNWman - Nice Engine!
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Wow! You have some bright lights!
    green_elite_cab - Nice Picture!
    Val - Great Location and engine!
    Ralph - Great scene. The B/W really makes the picture nice!
    Harold - That is a GREAT scene!
    chessie4155 - Love that location and I can see that the railfans do too.
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Nice car and scene
    Gary Pfeil - That is a great looking passenger train. I like the kinks in the track!
    PRRman and CNWman - I like that engine!
    chessie4155 - I like that GP35! Great Tower scene!
    Josh - That building is looking good!
    Wayne - Wow! That turntable looks great!
    tom(spankybird) - That layout looks like so much fun.
    Larry - Nice Chessie stuff! Thought I would only ever say that to Chessie4155!
    chessie4155 - I love the nice touch of having weeds inbetween the tracks!
    Ralph - Great b/W picture. That bridge is neat!
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Looks like a fun project.
    Val - Great Houses!
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Nice switcher!
    Deano - Those engines are great! I love the colors! Bet they stand out amongst the armour yellow!
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Lighting up the night I see.
    cn nutbar - Great engine!
    chessie4155 - I like that SD50. Those engines just look powerful!
    Ralph - Love seeing F units not just pulling excursion trains.
    Jeffrey Wimberly - Engine looking good.
    Charlie - Those scenes look COLD!
    chessie4155 - The Amtrak train looks good!
    lester perry - That is a great scene! Love that mountain in the background. Great curve to take pictures on!
    Chad - Love the CP Holiday train! Glad to see another train fan starting!
    lester perry - Great Steam engines! That lineup picture is really nice! and I always love when Thomas makes an appearance.
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Mind? Are you kidding - those are great! :thumb:

  18. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    HEY FOLKS, just a reminder, this thread IS CLOSED to pictures...but COMMENTS are still WELCOME.



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