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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2021, 07:47:39 AM »
  Always loved trains, I'd rather sleep beside a main line than a barking dog next door. I know it's not a Guzzi but both pics are same crossing, different trains,going opposite directions, same bike, 2015 and 2018





That's probably the prettiest Harley I've ever seen!  :bow:
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2021, 07:49:23 AM »
And finally, some more equipment pics from this morning. What do these machines do?






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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2021, 07:52:50 AM »
That's probably the prettiest Harley I've ever seen!  :bow:

Let me second that! What model is that? I like it!

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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2021, 07:58:59 AM »
And finally, some more equipment pics from this morning. What do these machines do?

    Primarily, hold up traffic. :evil:

    I believe they are used to reposition the roadbed under the rails and ties by holding the rail and vibrating the rock undeneath.

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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2021, 09:01:59 AM »
And finally, some more equipment pics from this morning. What do these machines do?






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The first one is used to remove and replace ties.
https://www.harscorail.com/equipment/tie-equipment/tr-10.html

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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2021, 09:14:13 AM »
Recently had to wait on what was the longest train I have yet to see. Four engines up front, two in the middle and two on the rear. All sounded like they were running hard. Carrying nothing but containers.
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2021, 09:30:59 AM »
 Thanks guys, It began life as a 73 XLCH 1000 that I bought in 75. Currently it is 1267cc with big bore cyls and a mild stroke increase running Shovelheads. About 40% of the frame is all I can guarantee is still from the original bike. That's a Laverda Mirage tank and the tail section/seat is actually a Harley item that was a Sportster option in 1970 and the stock set-up in 1971. The very first Superglide had a similar one that was well accepted but most Sportster ones were shelved and they sold a lot of steel fenders that  year. That seat/fender just didn't work with the tiny tank but totally flows with the big tank.  I'm constantly asked what it is with Ducati,Norton, and Triumph being the top guesses. Here is the best picture of it I ever took.

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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2021, 10:00:35 AM »
Recently had to wait on what was the longest train I have yet to see. Four engines up front, two in the middle and two on the rear. All sounded like they were running hard. Carrying nothing but containers.
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The economy is rocking.  Transportation on rail and on the road is maxed. 

Over the past few years, Distributed Power and longer trains has become common.  Used to be you'd see it on heavy trains on sections with steep grades.  Now, they're running longer trains of all kinds and DP is very common.

Even my local Class III uses DPUs on two of it's biggest daily moves.  Three SD70MAC locomotives and long, heavy trains on a short line.  Gotta love it!      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdj6A0wm3ZU
 
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2021, 11:22:11 AM »
And finally, some more equipment pics from this morning. What do these machines do?






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Harsco also make another machine that looks more like a road grader, you will see it moving slowly along pushing a small cart out front on a pole to measure the alignment it then comes back and lifts the rail while it tamps the ballast.
I fix lots of the alignment beams and designed a derail monitor for that.
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2021, 12:09:19 PM »
Thanks guys, It began life as a 73 XLCH 1000 that I bought in 75. Currently it is 1267cc with big bore cyls and a mild stroke increase running Shovelheads. About 40% of the frame is all I can guarantee is still from the original bike. That's a Laverda Mirage tank and the tail section/seat is actually a Harley item that was a Sportster option in 1970 and the stock set-up in 1971. The very first Superglide had a similar one that was well accepted but most Sportster ones were shelved and they sold a lot of steel fenders that  year. That seat/fender just didn't work with the tiny tank but totally flows with the big tank.  I'm constantly asked what it is with Ducati,Norton, and Triumph being the top guesses. Here is the best picture of it I ever took.



Welcome to WG and thank you for posting pics of that bike!   :drool:
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2021, 12:25:33 PM »
I love trains of all kinds...and yes, the ol' narrow-gauge Durango-Silverton steamer is a classic!





However, the famous "Shinkansen" Bullet trains of Japan is truly a special experience.  Smooth, quiet and "silly fast!"  :thumb: :cool: :wink: :smiley:





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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2021, 03:28:33 PM »




I went to Ely Nevada to check out this one three summers ago. It is the Nevada Northern Railway. This is the railroad that brings stuff to American Restorations that is on TV from time to time.
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #72 on: January 29, 2021, 12:52:13 AM »




 
Took a ride to the folkston funnel in Georgia last Sunday with a few friends I never realized how many people this train spotting thing there were folks from all over the country

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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2021, 11:52:07 AM »
The "best" of both worlds??
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Re: NGC - Train pics & questions
« Reply #74 on: May 06, 2021, 10:13:44 PM »
So today on our Colorado road we rode the Durango to Silverton train. It is not going all the way to Silverton yet because snow. It goes halfway to Cascade Falls. The engine that pulled us today was diesel. The Conductor said today was the first revenue generating run, so I had to get a pic of it!





These are all the train related pics. Iíll upload the scenery pics in my other thread tomorrow. Itís time to turn in.

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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #75 on: May 07, 2021, 08:59:37 PM »
As a kid my dad would drag me out to the desert to watch the DD40's drag cars up Cajon pass  then out to death valley to see the old borax steamers left half buried in the sand.   

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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #76 on: May 07, 2021, 09:17:13 PM »
I live right on the Frazer river where the trains cross in a great horseshoe, a grain train came in from the prairie this morning two engines in front 140 grain cars and another engine pushing, you don't want to get caught at the railway crossing when something like that comes through. Many of the tugs on the river are too tall to fit under the railway bridge so they have to wait for the bridge keeper to open up.
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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #77 on: May 23, 2021, 11:16:39 AM »
Grafton WV. Behind the old station.  Such a grand edifice gone to ruin.





Here's a pile of railroad spikes.  I was <kinda> trespassing and figured swiping a spike might be pushing my luck.





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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #78 on: May 23, 2021, 01:05:44 PM »
Here is a film of a B&O train passing through my City.  I like the description,  Like a Swiss watch made out of sledgehammers.

https://youtu.be/TbCFdocYkiA

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« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2021, 03:37:29 PM »
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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #80 on: May 26, 2021, 11:48:45 AM »
Ive always been a train nut ever since I received my Lionel set in the mid 50's  This is me on the lead engine (Fordyce & Prinston) about to depart Crossett, AR on a 80 mile round trip run in southeast Arkansas delivering and adding freignt cars in the midd '90s  The 1805 was a rare engine, EMD  GP28.  only 16 built. 1800hp, 16 cyl diesel.

 My friend, Eddie King was the enginer.

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Re: Train pics & questions
« Reply #81 on: May 26, 2021, 03:35:47 PM »
I love model trains and have a few sets, but I won't claim any knowledge about them. A few months ago we got caught by a train that was probably being loaded or offloaded. We sat there for about half an hour before it slowly motored on. I enjoyed every minute, as you can see.  :thumb:


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« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2021, 06:47:08 PM »
What scooter is that?
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« Reply #83 on: May 26, 2021, 07:29:00 PM »
What scooter is that?
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« Reply #84 on: May 26, 2021, 08:40:57 PM »
Thanks.  I was looking at the 300 gts Vespa.  Lovely things.
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