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Waldorf and Statlers Photo Of The Day!
Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:23 AM

Open to anyone to post an interesting photo they took or found online.

Link to page.

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=16879

What is the tank on the side of the turntable for? Is it to provide fuel for the turntable motor?

Also, what is the hose off the front of the loco attached to? Is the TT steam powered, using the loco's steam to turn it?

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Posted by "JaBear" on Thursday, November 13, 2014 2:41 PM

Cool pic Brent. I'd suggest that the turntable is powered by compressed air from the locomotive brake system and the tank is the compressed air reservoir. Far easier than the "Armstrong" method.....

Here's a link to the original photo....

http://www.cadwest.com.au/photos/new_zealand/2013_winter/index.html

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:28 PM

Thanks Bear! And a wise bear you are.Beer

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Posted by Geared Steam on Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:04 PM

Go to 5:50 to see one in action

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, November 14, 2014 10:18 AM

Bear, I had to do some reading on the "Nigel Bruce". Nothing better than learning something new everyday.

GS, Loved the turntable action in the video. I felt like I should throw a line in, do some trolling and catch dinner with all the water in that TT pit. I wonder if they stock it.Dinner

Here is a cab ride from Surrey B.C. Near Vancouver, to the Fraser Canyon, that I discovered on the tube recently. When I was flying, I would rent a Piper Cherokee and follow the same rail line from the coast into the mountains and fly low up the rugged Fraser canyon. Watch for trains on the opposite side along the way.

The changes in the weather and terrain along the way are quite something. The music is great, so click on full screen, sit back with aCoffee and relax for a while.

Link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX8k3gPilnc

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:26 AM

An old photo I took about five years ago. I was taking pic's of the trestle for reference purposes and a train came along.

Taken at Crescent Beach B.C.

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Monday, November 17, 2014 3:18 AM

BATMAN
Nothing better than learning something new everyday.

Yes, an old boss of mine believed that if you didn’t learn something new each day then you were wasting your life, so as I’ve learnt several things today, I must be doing well!Whistling
 
BATMAN
The music is great, so click on full screen, sit back with a and relax for a while.
Have recently managed to hook the TV to the computer, and as I was w**king from home today, sat back, feet up, at lunch time and enjoyed both yours and Geared Steams videos. Of course I then had to Goggle map the train trip to see its location, and on the satellite view there’s a very long train up at China Bar.
I have VHS of Nigel Bruce and Ka 945 double heading which I will have to digitalise and then learn to edit, one day.Confused
 
Thanks and Cheers, the Bear.Smile

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, November 17, 2014 11:00 AM

I will have to digitalise and then learn to edit, one day.

Bear.

My grandfather had lots of old home movies that he took just after WW2 through the 60s, when he got one of those windup 8mm(?) cameras. My sister had them all put on Beta tape in the eighties. I have since moved them on to DVDs. I have an old recordable DVD player that takes an analog tape signal and converts it to digital. My old digital video camera does the same thing. Someday I will post all his tremendous Winnipeg train action to the tube for all to enjoy.

Here are two pics. The first shows Grumpy pants, CPR master mechanic looking out of the cab. The next photo shows why he is looking grumpy.

 

for the full story and better quality photo's here are the links.

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=16863

http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=16864

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:21 AM

An eightyfour year old Canadian Pacific workhorse pulls some orange pumpkins from a far away foreign land, through the rugged Canadian West. Who was the guy that said you would never see that in real life???? Why I oughta.AngryLaugh

 

Link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saPTTRM4VeE

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, November 21, 2014 6:33 PM

Here's CPR 136 again, this time with sister loco 1057, on an excursion run near Hamilton, Ontario in the early '70s:

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, November 27, 2014 10:12 AM

Wayne.

Good to see 136 still earning its keep. There are also lots of good You-Tube videos of 136 in action.

Dave. I sure hope someone missed that thing, though I would think things would have ground to a halt in short order. Can you imagine another train hitting it a 100MPH!

Here is something I bet no one has on there layout.

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http://trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/whatsnew_2013.htm

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, November 28, 2014 12:10 AM

BATMAN
Here is something I bet no one has on there layout.

I wasn't able to find enough photos to build one of those Barber-Greene Snowloaders to go with it, but here's a model of one of the prototype locos which were used with them:


Note the lagged pipe running directly from the steam dome - it supplied steam to melt the collected snow.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, November 28, 2014 3:07 AM
Well it looks like an “it is better to look a fool than open my mouth and prove it!!” moment, so here I go........
From doctorwaynes photo of 4193, I take it that the snow melter was designed to work in city environs in relatively thin snow, collecting up the snow into the accompanying tank car were it was melted using the locomotives steam, and when full, emptying out the tank car somewhere it didn’t instantly freeze and turn into an ice rink.
That “Old Time Trains” site is a goody, I presume if you’re modelling Canadian railways it would have to be your one stop shop.
I know I’ve posted the link elsewhere but this is still one of my favourite US railroad photos.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, November 28, 2014 3:54 PM

....I take it that the snow melter was designed to work in city environs in relatively thin snow, collecting up the snow into the accompanying tank car were it was melted using the locomotives steam, and when full, emptying out the tank car somewhere it didn’t instantly freeze and turn into an ice.... rink.

I don't know too much about the use of the Snow Loader, but I'd guess that it was used mostly in urban areas and that it could likely handle snow up to about 3' in depth.
As for the melt water, I wonder if there was provision for piping it back to the loco's tender.

There are several views of Snow Loaders shown in the link below, and most of them not involving locomotives:

barber-greene+snow+loader


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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, December 01, 2014 11:58 AM

I think the good DR. should take a crack at the snowmelter/loader.  We all know you've got the talent to take it on.Thumbs Up

 

Here's a 4-4-0 that is looking mighty fine. I wonder if it looked as good when it was in service.Hmm My daughter thought it was really"cute"and I love 4-4-0s. I will have to see if someone makes one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MnDBhzMc7Q

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, December 01, 2014 4:12 PM

Thanks for posting that photo, Brent.  That's one which Jim hasn't yet sent to me.
If I build it (it won't be soon), it'll be for the friend for whom I built that 2-10-2. Big Smile


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Posted by crhostler61 on Monday, December 01, 2014 4:48 PM

The Eureka and Palisade locomotive is owned by Las Vagas attorny Dan Markoff, it's a beautiful privately owned locomotive. I had the chance to see it run at the Nevada State Railroad Museum some years ago. Another locomotive to watch out for, thinking of the NSRM, is the Glenbrook. A 3' gauge 2-6-0 that has recently be restored to service after 88 years of non-operation.

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/11/19/years-glenbrook-locomotive-lives/19296427/

A local newspaper article summarizes the story.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 4:18 AM

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, December 02, 2014 12:32 PM

You're welcome Wayne. I forgot to post the link so here it is.

http://trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cnr_rolling/one.htm

Mark, lawyers seem to have all the fun. That was an interesting read, thanks for posting.

Bear, how do you manage to find all this stuff on the WWW. You must get long tea breaks in Kiwi land.CoffeeLaugh

Could this be DoctorWayne in a past life?

Link.

http://trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/whatsnew_2013.htm

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Wednesday, December 03, 2014 3:38 AM

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Bear, how do you manage to find all this stuff on the WWW. You must get long tea breaks in Kiwi land.

Naaa, a night owl, product of a miss-spent youth, with an inquiring mind. (Nosey parker)!!Beer Wink
 
"Could this be DoctorWayne in a past life?"
I can’t imagine the Doc using a large mallet, but if it is, I wonder what he’s kitbashing?
 
"Here's a 4-4-0 that is looking mighty fine. I wonder if it looked as good when it was in service?"

 

The perception I have is that they may have been kept fairly tidy especially if individual crews were rostered to their “own” locomotive. If we also consider in the days before automobile ownership was commonplace, excursion, special, or picnic trains were a fairly regular occurrence, and a quick troll through the photo archives would suggest that whether they were logging, or general purpose locomotives, at the very least an attempt was made to smarten them up for excursions, or go this far (courtesy of Victoria University New Zealand Electronic Text Collection)...
 This is not to suggest that the locomotives were kept as shiny as in their current restored glory.
 
Enjoyed those latest videos, that is some BIG country.
Here's a video link to a couple of restored Rogers K class 2-4-2 locos......
 
Cheers, the Bear.CoffeeBig Smile
 

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Posted by BATMAN on Thursday, December 04, 2014 3:14 PM

Very cool seeing the Nigel Bruce in action Bear.

Did someone say decorated train?

 

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Posted by DavidH66 on Saturday, December 06, 2014 8:35 PM

OOPS!

 

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, December 08, 2014 10:46 AM

DavidH66

OOPS!

 

 

Don't stomp on the box!

David, what's the scoop (or should I say pooper scoop) with the pic? Got a link?

On the (I think) "old timeTrains" site There are stories of how the hoggers would take care of business while rolling along in the steam days. They would use a box or old news paper to do the deed on, open the firebox and set it alight and throw it overboard. It is some funny reading. (blowback stories)

I hope all you guys that have interior details in your roundhouses have taken care of business and included the facilities.Surprise

No sitting and reading Model Railroader in these babies. It's hang on for dear life and get back to work as soon as possible.

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http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/drake_street/roundhouse.htm

 

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:22 AM

BATMAN
. It's hang on for dear life and get back to work as soon as possible.

Talk about cruel and unusual practices. One would hope that the facilities at head office were the same, leading by example so to speak. Silly me, what was I thinking!!
And now for something completely different, though we have to wait till 6.31 to see the interaction between a Pere Marquette Mikado and a 38 Chevy.
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Posted by ACY Tom on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:24 AM

JaBear:

"Head" office?  Did you really mean that?

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Posted by richhotrain on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:50 AM

ACY

JaBear:

"Head" office?  Did you really mean that?

Tom

 

Is JaBear's first name, John?    Laugh

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, December 09, 2014 7:10 PM

richhotrain
ACY JaBear: "Head" office?  Did you really mean that? Tom   Is JaBear's first name, John?

Awwww gee Guys, seeing this is a family show I was being very polite.Stick out tongue 
Cheers, the Bear.Wink

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, December 12, 2014 11:14 AM

Steam Locomotive with radio chatter.Surprise. They must have got that idea from BLI.Laugh

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, December 13, 2014 2:27 AM
As a couple of the chaps over at this WPF were talking about Hulett Ore Unloaders, I thought that the Bat Cave would be just the place to put this link to Huletts at work....
Cheers, the Bear.

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