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  1. FONSguy

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    N&W 611 on a test run to make sure all roller bearings were getting lubes. Notice the motion of the Baker valve gear going from "forward" to "neutral".

     
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    B&O Royal Blue crossing the Thomas Viaduct near Relay, Maryland in 1937. The Thomas Viaduct still carries daily railroad traffic !

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    The Thomas Viaduct spans the Patapsco River and Patapsco Valley between Relay, Maryland and Elkridge, Maryland, USA. It was commissioned by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O); built between July 4, 1833, and July 4, 1835; and named for Philip E. Thomas, the company's first president.[3]

    At its completion, the Thomas Viaduct was the largest railroad bridge in the United States[4] and the country's first multi-span masonry railroad bridge to be built on a curve. It remains the world's oldest multiple arched stone railroad bridge.[5] In 1964, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

    The viaduct is now owned and operated by CSX Transportation and still in use today, making it one of the oldest railroad bridges still in service.
     
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    Pennsylvania Railroad class T1

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  5. HarmanKardon

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    Some of the American steam engines were extremely big, that's most likely because of the enormous length of the freight trains in America.
     
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  6. Ohighway

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    Long trains? What do you mean ? :rolleyes:

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    The world famous Tehachapi Loop in California.
     
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  7. HarmanKardon

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    Some years ago an AK member posted a video of an American (or Canadian?) steam engine snow spin. That one was breathtaking, I wish we could have that video here. "Steam engine snow spin" is apparently not correct, but I guess you know what I mean...

    An engine like this (once used at the Black Forest railway).

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  8. Pio1980

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    Sorry to say I haven't seen the reenactment.
     
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  9. FONSguy

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    Perhaps a rotary snow plow? D&RGW has a few left on their narrow gauge system.
     
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    Saw the debut powered demo of the restored 1902 American LaFrance Metropolitan horse drawn steam powered pumper, "Roosevelt" ca 1996 at the Utah antique machinery association meet. I remember it deteriorating, sitting displayed in Liberty Park in SLC when I was a kid.
    No online pix of the Roosevelt, little info otherwise. Will post pix of the pumper in action if I can find them.
    http://universe.byu.edu/1996/06/27/slc-fire-enginernnto-be-displayedrnnat-provo-muse/
     
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    Just for the record - the house behind the big lime tree is ours. :)

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    An unusual design loco. Beyer-Garratt in Australia.

     
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    Grafenwohr, Germany 1968-69.
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    The scrap yard in Graf' had a contract to scrap twenty eight obsolete steam locos while I was there, thot I had pix but can't find them. I did get a speedometer off one of them as a souvenier, put a Chelsea jewelled 8 day platform clock movement in it, using the original dial, and gave it to a steam fan friend, the guy that restored the hermit's Stanley. Look it up. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=157125
     
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  16. bobsvinyl

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    Here's a video of the rotary plow, Chris.

     
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    The restored Frisco at the Illinois Railway Museum, July 4, 2015

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    The sugar cane train in Hawaii

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    I was "guest conductor" on a short leg of the Chessie Steam Special when it rolled back in the day. We'd drop all the passengers on the run, back it up, and get up a good head for a fly by - always a treat!



    * Still got the C&O conductor's uniform in the closet!
     
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