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Offline Alsterstreek  
#401 Posted : 09 January 2016 00:54:29(UTC)
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New England Central RR, 2013.
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Offline waorb  
#402 Posted : 09 January 2016 03:37:03(UTC)
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Wow!

Nice photo!

Cheers,

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Offline petestra  
#403 Posted : 09 January 2016 13:58:39(UTC)
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Great photo, AK. But I would not want to be renting the room above hearing the 4:03 coming thru every night and you all know I love my

trains. LOL Peter.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#404 Posted : 09 January 2016 18:04:13(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
New England Central RR, 2013.
omgtunnel.jpg


As the song goes 'The railroad runs through the middle of the house' ... BigGrin

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Offline Carim  
#405 Posted : 14 January 2016 16:52:57(UTC)
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I can't believe my eyes Blink, an electric loco (Br 189) running with all of its pantographs down!



(You have to wind forward to 0.50).

Now to find an electric loco running without any wires! BigGrin
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Offline H0  
#406 Posted : 14 January 2016 16:59:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post
I can't believe my eyes Blink, an electric loco (Br 189) running with all of its pantographs down!
This is not unusual.
I have seen videos of Austrian passenger trains where the Taurus had all pantographs down.

Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post
Now to find an electric loco running without any wires! BigGrin
You surely can find that e.g. in the Netherlands - movable bridges often do not have catenary and trains run across them with lowered pantographs and the momentum they previously gathered.

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#407 Posted : 14 January 2016 17:55:03(UTC)
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In this context:
Until the 1970s, pantograph equipped electric locos on the French Fréjus railway towards Mount Cenis were fed by a third rail.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#408 Posted : 09 February 2016 13:47:12(UTC)
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Yes:
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Class 260 shunter hauled mixed passenger / freight train to Gefrees, Franconia (1973).
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#409 Posted : 10 February 2016 22:08:26(UTC)
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Offline Thewolf  
#410 Posted : 11 February 2016 01:05:20(UTC)
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I like it Love Love

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Offline NS1200  
#411 Posted : 12 February 2016 07:56:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post
I can't believe my eyes Blink, an electric loco (Br 189) running with all of its pantographs down!



(You have to wind forward to 0.50).

Now to find an electric loco running without any wires! BigGrin


Venlo is a border crossing station with Germany.
German power is 25,000 volts AC,Dutch power on the general network is 1,500 volts DC.
The loco in question can handle both by using one of the other pantographs.
With a heavy containertrain it is easy enough to roll over the border with all pantographs down and thence use the 1,500 volts DC panto on the Dutch side.
But surely,as a locomotivedriver,you have to know what you are doing.

Note that power on the socalled Betuwe freightline from the border at Arnhem to Rotterdam is 25,000 volts AC,so is the high speed line from Amsterdam to Brussels.

You can tell the difference between the two systems by looking at the powermasts along the line,the 1,500 volts DC are made of straight steel profile,the 25,000 vols AC are made of round profile in a slightly curved shape.

http://static3.trouw.nl/...13/7/media_xl_397762.jpg

http://www.rienkmebius.n...enleidingen/dsc07884.jpg
Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#412 Posted : 12 February 2016 23:45:15(UTC)
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Aks picture of a train exiting from under a building (Post #401) brought to mind a place I visited in south west Norway.

I like to take an interest in how railways fit (or use) the landscape.
Here in Stavanger (south-west Norway), the sprat canning industry created the need for railway lines in the 1880s.
Naturally, the canneries were close to the waterfront, and their product could be distributed by rail and sea.
Stavanger became the terminus of the Southern Railway from Oslo via Kristiansand.

I have found evidence that the rail lines extended for some distance along (or alongside) the wharves to serve the canneries on the west of the fjord.
I believe wharves on the east side were also served by rail, and I found the junction of these two lines underneath the Vektergarden office/shopping centre.
I am unable to find any old maps, or photos, that may confirm this theory. Over to you Ak.

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Along the harbour of Stavanger today, there are around 60 maritime buildings. They were built at the end of the 18th century and early 19th century.
They were previously used as salting works for herring, storehouses for salt, logs and other goods, as well as for other industries.
Naturally these industries could be well served by rail.
On the other side, at the back of these houses, was the owner’s residence with exit to the street. These are now converted into offices, restaurants, apartments as well as other businesses.

Acknowledgement to:
http://www.regionstavanger.com/en/Product/?TLp=1008068
http://media.tellus.no/images/?d=85&p=7877&t=1&.jpg&w=350&h=233

The wharf junction is immediately after the exit from a tunnel about 500 metres long.
This tunnel runs approximately south to north, and begins at the Stavanger railway station, which is a terminus.
You can see the line marked red in the map.
From where it forks, the lines extended along both east and west sides of the town fjord.
I failed to measure the gauge of the lines. I have discovered since that Stavanger railways were originally built to a narrow gauge and converted to standard gauge.

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The south tunnel entrance is alongside the Stavanger station terminus (photo below).
The structure over this tunnel entrance is an extension of a roadway, and the railways now use this at times as a shelter for housing locomotives.

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If I were to build a model of a town wharf with railway, this would be an ideal scenario.
The Cannery Museum might even be able to bring this to fruition? I did not have time to visit this place, which would have been most interesting. Maybe they already have a model train to illustrate this.

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Kimball
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Offline BrandonVA  
#413 Posted : 16 February 2016 21:33:45(UTC)
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For those of you struggling to fit a turntable; take a look at hte Norfolk Southern's Roanoke Shops facility in Roanoke, VA. The facility exists in the middle of town, with a highway and surface street both passing right over the top:

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Source: Google Streeview

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Source: Google Maps

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Additional information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Shops

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#414 Posted : 17 February 2016 18:44:23(UTC)
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Or - turning the turntable topic around - if a modeler believes that his/her "short" turntable is not prototypical:
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PKP Pt47-65 steam loco (2010 in Wolsztyn, Poland).
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www.bahnbilder.de
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#415 Posted : 26 February 2016 13:20:13(UTC)
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Vinschgaubahn in Südtirol / Alto Adige in Northern Italy looks like a good prototype.
Meran.jpg

The Mals station has a renovated "track pentagon" (Gleisfünfeck) or "return star" (Wendestern) instead of a turntable.
1280px-Wendestern_Mals.jpg

Today this branch line is served by modern DMU trains.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#416 Posted : 26 February 2016 13:46:18(UTC)
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The Windbergbahn near Dresden in Saxony, Germany is another nice prototype. Constructed in 1856, this winding standard gauge branch line is considered as first German mountain railroad
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windbergbahn

Dresden.jpg
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#417 Posted : 26 February 2016 13:54:25(UTC)
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Now something contemporary, an oval design of the prototype (note the interesting quadrangle on the right side): Marshalling yard Fürnitz near Villach in Carinthia, Austria.
Villvsb.jpg
http://www.der-moba.de/i...a%C3%9Fst%C3%A4blichkeit
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Offline BrandonVA  
#418 Posted : 26 February 2016 15:55:19(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Now something contemporary, an oval design of the prototype (note the interesting quadrangle on the right side): Marshalling yard Fürnitz near Villach in Carinthia, Austria.
http://www.der-moba.de/i...a%C3%9Fst%C3%A4blichkeit


It might be really hard to top this one!

-Brandon
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Offline Dr. Honeydew  
#419 Posted : 27 February 2016 14:20:03(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Yumgui Go to Quoted Post
Hiya Brandon,

Great thread, all trains have to turn around sometime ... ;P

Enormous pix ! We'll never again feel alone with our mini layouts ... ;)

All I could find EU side ... problem with the Arc de Triomph loop is that it's underground ;P

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Alp Grüm:
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Is that Lines 1,2, and 6 of the Metro???
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#420 Posted : 27 February 2016 21:51:36(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post

The Mals station has a renovated "track pentagon" (Gleisfünfeck) or "return star" (Wendestern) instead of a turntable.
1280px-Wendestern_Mals.jpg


Looks like something for someone with a lot of room ... a turntable is bad enough ... Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#421 Posted : 27 February 2016 23:30:47(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Now something contemporary, an oval design of the prototype (note the interesting quadrangle on the right side): Marshalling yard Fürnitz near Villach in Carinthia, Austria.
Villvsb.jpg
http://www.der-moba.de/i...a%C3%9Fst%C3%A4blichkeit


That plan reminds me of Harrisburg PA, in the USA, and the Enola Yard on the south (or west) side of the river.

Kimball
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#422 Posted : 02 March 2016 16:19:53(UTC)
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Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, California, USA.
Mt_Tamalpais_Tavern.jpgScenic_Railway_Mount_Tamalpais_California.jpg
Mount_Tamalpais_Railway_Double_Bow_Knot.jpg
Above parallel tracks at the Double Bow Knot curve connecting two points 800 feet apart separated by a 130-foot elevation.
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Offline biedmatt  
#423 Posted : 02 March 2016 17:30:36(UTC)
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I've somehow missed several great prototype posts. Thanks Ak.
Matt
Era 3
DB lokos, coaches and freight cars from across Europe
But I do have the obligatory (six) SBB Krocs
ECoS 50200, all FX and MFX decoders replaced with ESU V4s, operated in DCC-RailCom+ with ABC brake control.
With the exception of the passenger wagens with Marklin current conducting couplers, all close couplers have been replaced with Roco 40397.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#424 Posted : 02 March 2016 18:17:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Mount Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, California, USA.
Scenic_Railway_Mount_Tamalpais_California.jpg


Nothing like undulating track to keep the passengers happy Laugh Laugh Laugh

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Offline waorb  
#425 Posted : 02 March 2016 20:14:26(UTC)
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Looking for the wind direction, seems that the train is runing backwards... Flapper

Cheers,

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Offline BrandonVA  
#426 Posted : 17 March 2016 19:43:34(UTC)
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A couple more from the US;

Clearfield, Utah. A large industrial area with several parallel spurs:

Colton.JPG

Check it out on Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/vDKgTqzFQny
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#427 Posted : 17 March 2016 19:48:43(UTC)
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Another Utah shot, a spur line off the UP Utah Division (former D&RGW Utah division mainline):

A mining operation (I cannot find more info) in the small town of East Carbon, Utah. A circle for loading and and sidings:

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Check it out on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/JCd1DYTfesT2
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Offline BrandonVA  
#428 Posted : 17 March 2016 20:20:58(UTC)
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For those who have a double track mainline, but don't have shared or exactly parallel tunels:

The Kyune/Nolan Tunnels along the D&RGW Utah Subdivision. Found in Price Canyon (now Price Canyon Recreational Area) North of Royal, UT. There are actually 2 sets of tunnels which are both like this in the area. The follow the Price River, the Northern set of tunnels crossing over it just after the North portals. So not only does the line split for the tunnels, but it also goes over two separate bridges immediately afterwards!

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Source: http://www.carrtracks.com/tnl5343.htm

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#429 Posted : 17 March 2016 20:25:14(UTC)
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A little more on the Kyune/Nolan tunnels:

nolan1.JPGnolan2.JPGnolan3.JPG

Google maps:
https://goo.gl/maps/3ufqr5w1MUH2
https://goo.gl/maps/FQUWhRcdDtD2


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#430 Posted : 17 March 2016 20:28:01(UTC)
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One more, found a better photo of the bridges at the North entrance:

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#431 Posted : 17 March 2016 20:37:45(UTC)
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Want bridges, a waterfall and a city all in one place? Try Genessee Falls in Rochester, NY on the former NYC mainline (now CSX). There was/is also a station in Rochester just following the East exit of the bridge, but a now many platforms abandoned. Three tracks over the bridge!

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This is also found in on the Genessee River facing in the other direction (although it is a footbridge):

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Offline Thewolf  
#432 Posted : 17 March 2016 21:19:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
Want bridges, a waterfall and a city all in one place? Try Genessee Falls in Rochester, NY on the former NYC mainline (now CSX). There was/is also a station in Rochester just following the East exit of the bridge, but a now many platforms abandoned. Three tracks over the bridge!

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This is also found in on the Genessee River facing in the other direction (although it is a footbridge):

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-Brandon


I love this environnement BigGrin

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Offline perz  
#433 Posted : 17 March 2016 23:11:51(UTC)
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Another bridge + waterfall + city scenario is Rheinfall, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Also adds a castle.

Town (with old factories) to the left.
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The bridge. There is a pathway beside the track on the bridge.
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Castle to the right. The railway goes in a tunnel under the castle, and there is a station on the other side of the castle mountain. But you are not allowed to walk through the tunnel so you have to climb all the way up and down the castle mountain to get to the station.
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#434 Posted : 17 March 2016 23:54:01(UTC)
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Well, whil ewe are on bridges, there is Windmill Lane Bridge (also known as Three Bridges) in London where the road, canal and railway cross each other in one place. One of the last of Isambard Kingdom brunels projects according to the writeup. Still exists today.

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Offline BrandonVA  
#435 Posted : 18 March 2016 01:57:07(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: perz Go to Quoted Post


Castle to the right. The railway goes in a tunnel under the castle, and there is a station on the other side of the castle mountain. But you are not allowed to walk through the tunnel so you have to climb all the way up and down the castle mountain to get to the station.


What could be better for modeling than a train tunnel under a castle? This must make up at least 25% of the layouts in the 0700 track planning book alone :)

-Brandon
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#436 Posted : 18 March 2016 03:40:50(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Well, whil ewe are on bridges, there is Windmill Lane Bridge (also known as Three Bridges) in London where the road, canal and railway cross each other in one place. One of the last of Isambard Kingdom brunels projects according to the writeup. Still exists today.




The absolute best part of this is the water runs OVER the train track!

-Brandon
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Offline PeFu  
#437 Posted : 18 March 2016 09:00:32(UTC)
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My favourite on this topic is from Håverud in Sweden: Railway over water, road over water and... water over water! I believe I posted something similar in this forum a dozen years ago, but this is IMHO worth repeating Love

Cool Peter

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#438 Posted : 18 March 2016 13:14:53(UTC)
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Not as spectacular as the above posts, but in my view also inspiring for a MRR set-up. Further to the Portuguese wye presented here:
https://www.marklin-user...the-prototype#post493567
West of the wye shown in above post - thus towards Setubal - there is a tunnel under the town center connecting the downtown port area with the Setubal central station. The line is disappearing in a curve between and then under houses. The wide Rio Sado river mouth in front with quays and boats and cliffs and houses in the rear frame the rails, thereby offering a pleasant diorama-like view.
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Street level view
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Commuter train in front of southern tunnel portal.
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Two freight locos maneuvering under the road overpass.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#439 Posted : 18 March 2016 14:30:19(UTC)
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Further to the Lisbon post:
https://www.marklin-user...the-prototype#post492922

Footage of train traffic coming from the Tagus bridge:


Geographic background info:
cpl.jpg

The view of Campolide station in the back:
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#440 Posted : 19 March 2016 15:13:49(UTC)
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Panhandle Wye, Pittsburgh

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#441 Posted : 19 March 2016 15:44:31(UTC)
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How to safely place the support of a tall steel trestle? Today: Keddie Wye on the Feather River Route in California.
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Offline BrandonVA  
#442 Posted : 23 March 2016 17:55:01(UTC)
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A short siding right before a tunnel? Why not. I would really love to know what the that structure is next to the tunnel (abandoned bore?), and the purpose of the siding. Also notice the observation end unit not at the end of the train.


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"No 10 Train E of Egeria Colorado Last Trip"

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#443 Posted : 23 March 2016 19:05:25(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
A short siding right before a tunnel? Why not. I would really love to know what the that structure is next to the tunnel (abandoned bore?), and the purpose of the siding.
-Brandon


Could it be for water wagons to replenish steam locos?

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#444 Posted : 23 March 2016 19:45:44(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
A short siding right before a tunnel? Why not. I would really love to know what the that structure is next to the tunnel (abandoned bore?), and the purpose of the siding. Also notice the observation end unit not at the end of the train.


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"No 10 Train E of Egeria Colorado Last Trip"

-Brandon



Hi Brandon. My first thought about the siding was perhaps for a snowplow unit? It looks like they might get lots of snow here. Peter Cool
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#445 Posted : 23 March 2016 20:08:22(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: perz Go to Quoted Post
Another bridge + waterfall + city scenario is Rheinfall, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Also adds a castle.


I last visited Schaffhausen in 1989. Great to see pictures - thanks for posting!

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#446 Posted : 23 March 2016 21:27:14(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post

Could it be for water wagons to replenish steam locos?


Alan,

I like your thinking. I'm not sure, D&RGW aggressively got rid of their standard gauge steam engines in the early 50s. Surely it could be a relic of before that time, although prototypical they would place water towers along the track, even where there was no siding in the case of narrow gauge operations. However, anything is possible. I wish the image was just a bit larger, or had a bit more info associated with it, as we could probably make out the structure or use Google maps to see what the route looks like today (most likely the siding is long gone).

The #10 train would be Eastbound (even number), the Yampa Valley. If it was the last train, this would be 1968. However, it's a little unclear where the train is. It maybe gore Canyon. It has to be somewhere between Denver and Craig, Co, but that's still a lot of track to search :)

-Brandon
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#447 Posted : 23 March 2016 21:34:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post


Hi Brandon. My first thought about the siding was perhaps for a snowplow unit? It looks like they might get lots of snow here. Peter Cool


Peter,

Another interesting idea. It's clear to me it's some sort of MOW purpose, be it water replenishment, snow plows, and/or other MOW equipment. Plow trains were very short (I recently posted one). Assuming Gore Canyon, which I am pretty sure it is, annual snowfall average in the area is s something like 55 inches (elevation around 7500 feet).

-Brandon

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#448 Posted : 25 March 2016 13:37:57(UTC)
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Two parallel lines separated by a narrow river to add plausibility on your compressed layout? Looks like Eagle River then.
eagle river.png
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#449 Posted : 26 March 2016 22:48:42(UTC)
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The Marne–Rhine Canal (French: Canal de la Marne au Rhin) near Arzviller in north eastern France:

Why should only trains disappear in a tunnel, why not ships? Why should a train tunnel not parallel a ship tunnel? Why should both tunnels not share a common portal? Too fantastic?

arzviller06.jpgarzviller08.jpgarzviller09.jpg

http://www.reise.hochwal...nalbeiArzviller2007.html
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#450 Posted : 27 March 2016 06:00:15(UTC)
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The Marne–Rhine Canal (French: Canal de la Marne au Rhin) near Arzviller in north eastern France:




Hello again Ak,

Also from La France, an interesting image of a canal going over a river, I took this image in Béziers in 2012.

Regards,

Philip

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