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Offline Alsterstreek  
#601 Posted : 28 April 2017 13:21:27(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Recently in Lisbon, Portugal:
IMG_0430.jpg
Intermodal train coming from Alcântara container terminal...

Not my best shot ever, but it had to be quick: A train hauled by an electric loco crossing the tall Tagus river bridge via tracks "suspended" below the road.
IMG_5916.jpg
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#602 Posted : 08 May 2017 21:05:19(UTC)
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Southern Railway Loops near Old Fort, N.C., USA.
6303.DSC_5044.jpg2605-trn-asheville-spencer-chase-015b15d.jpg

http://cs.trains.com/trn...e-n-c-april-10-2016.aspx
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#603 Posted : 17 May 2017 16:44:43(UTC)
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Offline DB Fan  
#604 Posted : 17 May 2017 17:11:00(UTC)
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That is a great picture👍😊. I'm quite amazed of all the pictures you seem to find for almost anything modeltrain related. I'm very thankful for that you are a member of this forum.

Happy Model Railroading

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Offline kiwiAlan  
#605 Posted : 19 May 2017 17:47:29(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post


I guess that is to power the steam heating plant ... BigGrin

But it is a bit of an odd picture. If you look carefully enough you can see the overhead wire going through the coaling plant, and the loco has the far pantograph up. So the track is obviously being used by electric locos, presumably to access maintenance facilities.

I presume by this stage that steam locos were long gone, and that it was only a matter of time before the coaling tower would be demolished.
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Offline Rwill  
#606 Posted : 19 May 2017 18:02:24(UTC)
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Or could it be in the transition period - so we have steam (and coal) on the right and electric on the left. Didn't want to knock the thing down quite yet.
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Offline Robert Davies  
#607 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:26:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: kiwiAlan Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post


I guess that is to power the steam heating plant ... BigGrin

But it is a bit of an odd picture. If you look carefully enough you can see the overhead wire going through the coaling plant, and the loco has the far pantograph up. So the track is obviously being used by electric locos, presumably to access maintenance facilities.

I presume by this stage that steam locos were long gone, and that it was only a matter of time before the coaling tower would be demolished.


See those long pipes going down from the hopper and the fact that the hopper has a cover? All that is for sand, and electrics need that as much as steam locos.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#608 Posted : 20 May 2017 13:57:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Robert Davies Go to Quoted Post


See those long pipes going down from the hopper and the fact that the hopper has a cover? All that is for sand, and electrics need that as much as steam locos.


Ah, of course, that is a sensible explanation. Now why didn't I think of that ... Blushing

Thanks Robert.

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#609 Posted : 26 June 2017 13:14:28(UTC)
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Modelers delight: The Murg Valley Railway (German: Murgtalbahn) is a 58 kilometre long single-track railway line in the Northern Black Forest in Germany with numerous tunnels and bridges. The section between the stations of Baiersbronn and Freudenstadt Stadt is a steep ramp which even today can only be worked by vehicles that have the required approval. Consequently, trains were rather short.
Verlaufskarte_Murgtalbahn.jpg
www.wikipedia.de
180px-Murgtalbahn_1930.jpg 1711918.jpg
The first steam locomotives were of Baden class V c and V b, which were replaced by class VI b and VI c, which were replaced class T18 for passenger and class 50 locomotives (mainly) for freight service.
Freudenstadt, Lok BR 50 mit Personenzug kurz vor dem Ziel FDS Hbf, April 1974.jpg
Class 50 hauled silberling coaches at Freudenstadt, 1974.
www.panoramio.com

Lateron class 82 steam locomotives were used. Because of limited towing capacity on the steep sections, many trains needed an additional helper engine pushing the train at the rear. The diesel era started with the delivery of four railbuses of class VT 98.9 followed by class V100, replacing both steam locomotives and railbuses. Still, services continuing from Baiersbronn needed two or three locomotives until the advent of class 218 locomotives adapted for steep hauls (see here for exceptions: https://www.marklin-user...Arragements#post548304). In the 1980s class 628/928 diesel multiple units were used on the lower section as far as Baiersbronn. Since these were not allowed on the steep section, passenger had to change at Baiersbronn to board class 627.0 diesel multiple units for the remainder of the trip up to Freudenstadt.
-File-Murgtalbahn_Gausbach_Wendezug-crop.jpg
www.wikipedia.de

All following photos: www.eisenbahnfotograf.de
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This ICE came only once for a publicity stunt after the electrification.
murgtal06ICE.jpg
www.harrynet.de

After the occasional long-distance passenger services had been withdrawn, the Murg Valley Railway was integrated into the network of the Karlsruhe Stadtbahn at the beginning of the second millennium.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#610 Posted : 01 July 2017 19:17:33(UTC)
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Murgtalbahn cont´d:

Murgtalbahn maximum gradient is a whooping 5% (in the Black Forest, only the Höllentalbahn is - with 1:18 or 5.5% - steeper). Freudenstadt has two railroad stations. The incline is necessary to get to the Freudenstadt "Stadt" station. The inner city of Freudenstadt with the largest market square in Germany is situated on a mountain ridge between the Murg valley in the west and the Glatt river system in the southeast. Freudenstadt's main railway station ("Hauptbahnhof" or "Hbf") is located south-east of the city center in the Glatt suburb. And the station Baiersbronn is located in the Murg valley to the north-west of Freudenstadt, on a much lower elevation than the city center of Freudenstadt. With a short tunnel between the main station of Freudenstadt and the Murgtal one could have done away with the sloped stretch. But then the inner city of Freudenstadt would have lost its railway connection ("Stadt" station).

Freudenstadt - translated: city of joy(s) - is nicely embedded in the Black Forest railroad network, both single and double track, with and without catenary.
bahnlinien.gif

Trackplans of Freudenstadt and surrounding towns.
Stadtbahn_Karlsruhe_-_Gleisplan,_Blatt_R.jpgStadtbahn_Karlsruhe_-_Gleisplan,_Blatt_S.jpg
www.wikipedia.com

Snapshots of the incline looking northwards, i.e. downhill.
2017-06-30_09-22-15.png2017-06-30_09-23-05.png2017-06-30_09-22-53.png
http://schwarzwaldnatur....der-murgtalbahn-bei.html
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Offline perz  
#611 Posted : 13 September 2017 22:37:32(UTC)
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Vassijaure, a place that gives you many excuses:

Station between tunnels: OK. Crappy tunnel portals: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4252_800.jpg

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4253_800.jpg

Giant station building but only few other houses: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4264_800.jpg

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4254_800.jpg

Can't afford any Preisers? OK.

The trains stop here. It is a real station. But nobody went on or off when I was there.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4257_800.jpg

Inconsistent mix of eras: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4248_800.jpg

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Offline NS1200  
#612 Posted : 14 September 2017 08:07:02(UTC)
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Vassijaure, a place that gives you many excuses:

Station between tunnels: OK. Crappy tunnel portals: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4252_800.jpg

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4253_800.jpg

Giant station building but only few other houses: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4264_800.jpg

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4254_800.jpg

Can't afford any Preisers? OK.

The trains stop here. It is a real station. But nobody went on or off when I was there.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4257_800.jpg

Inconsistent mix of eras: OK.

https://www.persmodelrailroad.com/ext/vassijaure/n_4248_800.jpg



Nice little station!
I guess the tunnels are "snow" tunnels?
The station looks like being transformed from something else,perhaps a grainshed or something?
The train stopping without people getting in or out reminds me of:



Have more than you show,speak less than you know (Shakespeare).
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Offline perz  
#613 Posted : 14 September 2017 22:23:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NS1200 Go to Quoted Post


Nice little station!
I guess the tunnels are "snow" tunnels?
The station looks like being transformed from something else,perhaps a grainshed or something?
The train stopping without people getting in or out reminds me of:





The tunnels portals are snow protections in front of real tunnels. The station was a station from the beginning. It needed to be big to contain electrical installations for the railway. The railway was electrified already in 1915. The electrical equipment was bulky at that time.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#614 Posted : 20 September 2017 13:58:04(UTC)
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Northern Maine Junction at Hermon near Bangor, Maine.
2017-09-20_12-39-26.png
A maze of crossing lines, return loops, junctions, wyes, over- and underpasses, stubs and sidings plus a roundhouse.
2017-09-20_12-40-24.jpg
And all on a rectangular surface.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#615 Posted : 20 September 2017 22:45:43(UTC)
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Northern Maine Junction at Hermon near Bangor, Maine.
...
A maze of crossing lines, return loops, junctions, wyes, over- and underpasses, stubs and sidings plus a roundhouse.
...
And all on a rectangular surface.


That just looks like someone has taken several marklin start sets and used all the available track to make some loops ... Laugh
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#616 Posted : 26 May 2018 11:22:44(UTC)
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Curvo tunnel no. 5 and Curvo bridge on the UP mainline in Utah. Former Big Boy and Challenger territory

2018curvo1.jpg

Curved and ballasted bridge next to tunnel. With unusual supports.

2018curvo2.jpg

https://donstrack.smugmu...cho-May-2003/i-sVk7qkn/A

Edited by user 27 May 2018 09:12:25(UTC)  | Reason: Condensed images

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Offline petestra  
#617 Posted : 30 May 2018 15:50:04(UTC)
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Hi friends. With the many youtube videos I watch daily I thought that this would be a great double set for Maerklin to make?

Peter. Cool

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#618 Posted : 14 August 2018 15:12:07(UTC)
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The 1978 Miami Amtrak station in Florida: A design for the flattop modeler of Amtrak trains.
miami11Amtrak.png
(www.trainweb.org)

A loop track runs around the station to turn trains around for their return trips.
Miami2017Amtrak.png
(Google Maps)
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#619 Posted : 09 September 2018 02:07:58(UTC)
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Close as I'd try to get to the proto-type, it's doubtful I'd ever come up with an E40 heading Umbauwagen instead of the Class 50 or the 216 Diesel. It looks like they've traded trains.


Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
Not prototypical to run steam, diesel and electric locomotives all out of the same station?

Saarbrucken, Germany. 1970.

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#620 Posted : 05 October 2018 16:31:43(UTC)
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Hannibal, Mo., USA:
Short tunnel, diamond crossing, bridge.
https://bridgehunter.com.../marion/hannibal-tunnel/

hannibal.png
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#621 Posted : 23 January 2019 20:52:38(UTC)
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Schlüchtern - Elm, Germany

Multi-level train action.

Ro040244.jpg
German source of map:
http://www.vergessene-bahnen.de/Ex192.htm
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#622 Posted : 31 January 2019 13:21:22(UTC)
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Burning H0 scale turnout solenoids ?

No, it's so cold that Chicago's Metra Rail is lighting its tracks on fire.
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#623 Posted : 01 February 2019 14:05:35(UTC)
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H0 scale layout too close to broken water pipe ?
Dawlish2019UK.jpg
Wave crashing on train at Dawlish in the UK.
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#624 Posted : 01 February 2019 17:13:07(UTC)
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Are these diesel electrics or hydraulics? I can't imagine that sea water is beneficial to electric traction motors.
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Offline kiwiAlan  
#625 Posted : 01 February 2019 18:58:38(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rbw993 Go to Quoted Post
Are these diesel electrics or hydraulics? I can't imagine that sea water is beneficial to electric traction motors.


The wikipedia page lists them as Diesel Electric. The section of track in the photo is the piece that got washed away about two years ago.

[edit] Whoops, how time gets around, it was earlier than that ... [/edit]

Chris Tarrant has done an interesting program on the history of the Intercity 125 and the APT tilting train that was being developed at the same time. It provides some interesting insights in the hows and whys of why the HST-125 looks the way it does today.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#626 Posted : 02 February 2019 17:11:08(UTC)
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Without comment.
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Hamburg-Rothenburgsort, Germany.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/p...73391708/in/photostream/
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#627 Posted : 02 February 2019 23:58:21(UTC)
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RR bridge above RR bridge in the Northern Lowland.
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Again Hamburg-Rothenburgsort, Germany.

Source: https://www.flickr.com/p...60358412/in/photostream/
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#628 Posted : 03 February 2019 09:48:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
RR bridge above RR bridge in the Northern Lowland.



Hi Ak,

How about a waterway over a waterway !
(canal du midi) :


UserPostedImage


Regards,

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Offline scraigen  
#629 Posted : 07 February 2019 09:18:55(UTC)
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A heavy German goods locomotive on the turntable at the German Steam Locomotive Museum, Bavaria. The pivot of this turntable is off-centre, which prevents the turntable from rotating a full 360 degrees.

DRG_Class_41_on_Neuenmarkt_turntable.jpeg

What a most unusual TT? Seems like it would be more work to build it that way than one that does the full 360? I wonder if any MRR out there has ever modelled an off-centre TT?

Photo: By Bermicourt - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0
Must build something
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Offline stockerta  
#630 Posted : 07 February 2019 11:14:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scraigen Go to Quoted Post
A heavy German goods locomotive on the turntable at the German Steam Locomotive Museum, Bavaria. The pivot of this turntable is off-centre, which prevents the turntable from rotating a full 360 degrees.

DRG_Class_41_on_Neuenmarkt_turntable.jpeg

What a most unusual TT? Seems like it would be more work to build it that way than one that does the full 360? I wonder if any MRR out there has ever modelled an off-centre TT?

Photo: By Bermicourt - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0


My guess is that this TT needed a little less space maybe.
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#631 Posted : 16 February 2019 18:15:08(UTC)
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Train tail chasing in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Savannah2019.png
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#632 Posted : 20 February 2019 13:11:50(UTC)
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For the (overhead) wireless double track modeler:
Class 221 diesel with freight train 64935 towards Nußbach on the Schwarzwaldbahn, 1972.
34080proto2019.jpg

For the (overhead) wireless quadruple track modeler:
Class 01 pulling F 56 "Blauer Enzian" near Elm on the old north-south trunk line, 1954.
6135proto2019.jpg

eisenbahnstiftung.de
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#633 Posted : 25 February 2019 15:53:12(UTC)
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A railway viaduct spanning a valley with another railway running along the river below:
bwbrde07.jpg

The Göhren viaduct in Saxony, along with the Elstertal Bridge and the Göltzschtal Bridge, is one of the most impressive German bridge constructions from the early history of German railway construction. The bridge was built during the construction of the Neukieritzsch-Chemnitz railway line between May 1869 and June 1871. Over a length of 512 m, it spans the valley of the Zwickauer Mulde near Göhren and also crosses the section of the Muldentalbahn. However, the latter is defunct nowadays. Until the 1980s the line saw regular steam service.


http://www.sachsen-virtuell.de/viadukt-goehren.htm
muldentalbahn-87_PICT0009.jpgSachsen - Bilder aus dem Freistaat Sachsen c 1980 (1).jpgMuldenbr%C3%BCcken_bei_G%C3%B6hren_%28Sa.%29 - Copy.jpgsandzug-am-goehrener-viadukt-25341f22-2e5a-4c55-9e18-8638b4bbc9eb.jpg
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#634 Posted : 26 February 2019 21:49:11(UTC)
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Ah So....
It's Viaduct Time.
I found one with a road built into it. I believe Its on the SNCF.
Mikey

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I love the smell of smoke fluid in the morning .
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#635 Posted : 06 March 2019 10:38:04(UTC)
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The Oregon Trunk Rail Bridge or Celilo Bridge over the Columbia River between the states of Oregon and Washington. The north end of the bridge is a wye, where the rail line from Bend meets the BNSF Portland to Pasco mainline. On the south end of the bridge, the line crosses over and interchanges with the Union Pacific mainline.

bnsf-northbound-wishram-wa-07-01-03-l.jpg
http://www.davehonan.com
7532-23-MF-06-24-17.jpg7531-22-MF-06-24-172.jpg
https://www.trainmaster.ch
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#636 Posted : 06 March 2019 10:40:39(UTC)
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Realistic US style end of track.
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#637 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:19:08(UTC)
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Cross Eifel Railway
2019Efelquerbahn1990.jpg
Helper service for short freight train, 1990.

www.drehscheibe-online.de
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#638 Posted : 06 March 2019 20:23:14(UTC)
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Unrealistic vertical and bare cliffs, funny triple tunnel portals, strictly diesel?
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Yes, near Wuppertal.
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#639 Posted : 07 March 2019 09:03:50(UTC)
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Photo recently taken by my son near Naruto, Tokushima. Talk about short sidings BigGrin

Railway "fork"

Jeroen
Figomima division, UP; mostly figment of my imagination yet.
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#640 Posted : 22 March 2019 22:09:53(UTC)
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Gamburg station, Baden-Württemberg: Turnout in tunnel? Why not?
2019Gamburg.png
Recently
Bamburg1974Tunnel.png
1974

Source: http://eisenbahntunnel-p...ortale/4920.html#gamburg & Flickr
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#641 Posted : 23 March 2019 03:42:02(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Gamburg station, Baden-Württemberg: Turnout in tunnel? Why not?
2019Gamburg.png
...


Hello Ak,


Thanks for your reassuring post, BigGrin I had previously had some concerns these two
turnouts on my layout were too close to the tunnel !


Regards,

PJ


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#642 Posted : 27 March 2019 11:06:32(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
...Footage of train traffic coming from the Tagus bridge...

I unearthed a short railfanning video by somebody actually inside a train crossing the Lisbon suspension bridge - click on link for viewing:

https://vimeo.com/33154433
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#643 Posted : 28 March 2019 10:23:31(UTC)
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Class 03 steam engine under wire near Wuppertal en route to Holzminden, 1964.
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www.bahnen-wuppertal.de
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#644 Posted : 29 March 2019 14:57:18(UTC)
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Too cramped scene?
Seitenkopf_2014_01_Bahn-Klassik.jpg_727105291.jpg
https://funkemedien.de/
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#645 Posted : 29 March 2019 17:20:49(UTC)
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But what is under the bridge? DB mainline?
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#646 Posted : 30 March 2019 10:02:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: rbw993 Go to Quoted Post
But what is under the bridge? DB mainline?
Unfortunately, the “source website” doesn’t give any clue about the location (which would have allowed for further research). It looks to me like somewhere in the Ruhr area.
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#647 Posted : 30 March 2019 10:21:16(UTC)
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This gem is a by-catch of my search:
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Bramdelle near Wuppertal, 1976.

I reckon that it is a museum train. The scenery looks like a Woodland Scenics ad.
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#648 Posted : 30 March 2019 13:00:53(UTC)
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Nice thing about solid rock is the angle of repose is about 90 degrees. Very convenient for model railways with close clearances.
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#649 Posted : 30 March 2019 17:41:49(UTC)
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Translation of the German caption on the Konstanz station throat:

"Noteworthy on the adjacent picture is the track layout of the left tracks: if you were to lay your tracks in a model environment like this, you would certainly be subject to criticism."

Bahnhof_Konstanz.jpg

www.stayathome.ch
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#650 Posted : 31 March 2019 20:23:41(UTC)
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One does not need to go to the Alps for tunnels and bridges. Take the single-track not electrified Hönne Valley Railway in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Binolen Tunnel

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Uhu Rock

www.wolfgang-kissmer.de/...u-menden/die-hönne/

Bonus: There is a castle - Burg Klusenstein - above the valley.
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