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Any railroad buffs out there? Pic attached - Katy!

dclocodcloco Member Posts: 2,967
edited September 2005 in General Discussion

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    guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 6,462 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's nice, seen it with 844 a few weeks ago.

    MKT, very collectable.
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    sheepdipsheepdip Member Posts: 3,124
    edited November -1
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    guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 6,462 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ahh yes, 3985. Isn't life grand!
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    guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 6,462 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sure would like to see that Challenger in Overland Grey.
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    sheepdipsheepdip Member Posts: 3,124
    edited November -1
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    EVILDR235EVILDR235 Member Posts: 4,398 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The town of Portola California has a company that will rent you a train engine that you can drive yourself.They have had several types of engines to rent.They will teach you the basics and then you are the engineer.ALL A BOARD.TOOT TOOT,CHUG,CHUG,CHUG.
    EvilDr235

    Two types of people drive old cars.Rich people because they want to and poor people because they have to.
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    zipperzapzipperzap Member Posts: 25,057
    edited November -1
    My father grew up in the RR camps in the Rockies in the late
    teens and twenties. His mother was a chief cook and some
    of his fondest memories was of the Moffit Road and the
    building of the enormous snow sheds along it. The
    engineers used to let him ride in the cabs of the
    Challengers and Big Boys for about twenty miles in
    one direction and then hand him off to the engineer
    of another going back to the camp from which he had
    come. We were bought up with stories of avalanches,
    -40? below (for weeks sometimes) storms and hunting
    with his father's 'trusty ole '94,' 30-30.

    I'd give anything to be able to hear just one of his exciting
    and humorous stories again!
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    The older I get, the better I was!
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    zr700zr700 Member Posts: 2,430 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sweet[8D] My back yard is next to a NS-Main, get to see all kinds of stuff.[;)]

    Proud NRA member
    "The constitutions of most of our states assert that all power is inherent in the people; that...it is there right and duty to be at all times armed."
    Thomas Jefferson 1824

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    nordnord Member Posts: 6,106
    edited November -1
    For the past few days there have been a bunch of posts about a sweet young thing posed in a provocative position. Eye candy for some I guess.

    But THESE ARE REAL LADIES! One has seen better times, but she's still beautiful. One is a drop-dead gorgeous oldster who can still hold her own against anything on rails today. The diesel is just a youngster in full bloom... Sort of like the photo I mentioned above, but nothing less than a lady.

    WOW!

    Nord
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    stanmanstanman Member Posts: 3,052
    edited November -1
    From the UP website:
    quote:Challenger: Union Pacific at one time owned 105 Challenger locomotives. Built between 1936 and 1943, the Challengers were nearly 122 feet long and weighed over one million pounds. Articulated like their big brother, the Big Boy, the Challengers had a 4-6-6-4 wheel arrangement. They operated over most of the Union Pacific system, primarily in freight service, but a few were assigned to passenger trains operating through mountain territory to California and Oregon.


    The engines we run on the railroad today are only about 200 tons and are basically just big combination electrical generators/air compressors.
    Still though, it's an awesome feeling to be sitting at the head end of 5 or 6 linked together putting out about 4500 hp each.
    I think I like my new job![:p]




    "Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice.
    Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
    Barry Goldwater quoting from Cicero, I've been told.
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    guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 6,462 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Holy smokes Stanman, A lash-up of 5-6 4500hp loco's? What the hell are you pulling and what kind of grades.

    I see coal buckets daily with distribted power, but never with 5-6 locos.

    You run in high country?
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    stanmanstanman Member Posts: 3,052
    edited November -1
    Guns -n- paints,
    We don't use that kind of power often, but when pulling 15-16,000 tons of grain or soda ash up and down even 1% grades, the extra hp and dynamic braking is very "reassuring".



    "Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice.
    Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
    Barry Goldwater quoting from Cicero, I've been told.
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    HokkmikeHokkmike Member Posts: 577 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks, always loved this stuff!

    Sako Fan
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    guns-n-painthorsesguns-n-painthorses Member Posts: 6,462 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Is it just me or do those air pumps sit real low above the drivers on that Frisco 1351. How would you keep the road grime out of them?
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    shoff14shoff14 Member Posts: 11,994 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Is the 3985 the engine that the Union Pacific rebuilt in recent years?
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