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Offline Alsterstreek  
#1 Posted : 01 September 2013 20:26:24(UTC)
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Good evening,

Recently I rode the tourist train on a restored 12 km stretch of the old mining railway in the upper Rio Tinto valley near Minas de Ríotinto in the province of Huelva, southwestern Spain. The name of the British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation Rio Tinto Group stems from this mine although it no longer controls the now defunct Rio Tinto mines. Note that the Rio Tinto (= Red River) has flowed red since ancient times due to acid drainage, and that mining started 5,000 years ago. See pix.

Website: http://www.parquemineroderiotinto.com/

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Offline Alsterstreek  
#2 Posted : 01 September 2013 20:32:41(UTC)
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and the second and last batch of photos...
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Offline RayF  
#3 Posted : 01 September 2013 21:40:35(UTC)
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Very nice, Ak! Thanks for sharing.

Now all we need is for those steam locos to be restored to use as well!

I see from the website that they do run a steam loco, so I might try to visit this winter. It's only about 4 hours from me by car.

Ray
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#4 Posted : 12 September 2015 20:02:06(UTC)
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The shed in Medina del Campo in Spain.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#5 Posted : 12 September 2015 20:06:57(UTC)
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The very nice renovated National Railway Museum in Entroncamento, Portugal
http://www.fmnf.pt/nucle...seu_nacional_ferroviario
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Some "real life" action.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#6 Posted : 12 September 2015 20:22:46(UTC)
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Steamer roundhouse
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#7 Posted : 12 September 2015 20:31:28(UTC)
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Future material
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Luxury train
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Another shed
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Auto transporter
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#8 Posted : 12 September 2015 21:09:06(UTC)
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Poster of the Santa Apolonia station in Lisbon.
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Diorama of the suspension of the RR line under the 25th of April bridge in Lisbon.
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#9 Posted : 12 September 2015 21:15:04(UTC)
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The Royal Train.
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The Presidential Train.
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On right side of the Presdential Train is a Dutch made railcar.
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Swedish railcar made by NOHAB.
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Czech made former Orient Express and latter Sud Express coach.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#10 Posted : 12 September 2015 21:28:38(UTC)
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Alco RS et al.
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#11 Posted : 12 September 2015 21:30:16(UTC)
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And the rest of the harvest.
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It was a great visit.
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Offline PJMärklin  
#12 Posted : 13 September 2015 06:35:39(UTC)
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Hi Ak ,

Would you believe that when I was at the Rio Tinto in Spain (2010) I did not take any images !! As you point out the name has certain Australian context.

But more of Iberian railways :


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Familiar shape ?


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Regards,

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Offline RayF  
#13 Posted : 13 September 2015 18:43:14(UTC)
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Not forgetting that Gibraltar is also part of the Iberian Peninsular, I would like to inform forum members that there was once a railway in Gibraltar.

The railway was metre gauge and originated in the construction of the naval dockyard around 1900, but remained in use until the 1970s both within the dockyard and around other areas, transporting mainly goods and supplies to and from ships around the harbour. At it's peak the railway extended almost all around the rock, with a long tunnel joining the East and West sides, allowing a circular route to be followed several kilometres in length.

Recently a dilapidated old railway wagon was found abandoned in one of the many long disused tunnels, and the local Heritage Society had it restored. It is now on display as a reminder of the old railway system.

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Ray
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#14 Posted : 13 September 2015 18:59:27(UTC)
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This is how the wagon looked when it was found.

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Ray
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Offline PJMärklin  
#15 Posted : 14 September 2015 10:36:28(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Not forgetting that Gibraltar is also part of the Iberian Peninsular,


Sorry Ray, we did enjoy our time there

Regards,

PJ


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Offline Alsterstreek  
#16 Posted : 14 September 2015 11:49:00(UTC)
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Any MU forum member visible on one of the photographs?
;o)
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#17 Posted : 14 September 2015 12:50:50(UTC)
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Any MU forum member visible on one of the photographs?
;o)


I've been found out !!
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Offline biedmatt  
#18 Posted : 14 September 2015 13:32:29(UTC)
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Good looking museum. 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 RayF  
#19 Posted : 14 September 2015 14:35:50(UTC)
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Any MU forum member visible on one of the photographs?
;o)


Yes, that's me sitting on the railing! Flapper
Ray
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#20 Posted : 30 August 2016 23:27:09(UTC)
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New Hampshire, USA - Near the well known Mount Washington Cog Railway...
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...is the small Gotham RR museum on the former (but still active) Grand Trunk line.
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#21 Posted : 31 August 2016 00:06:44(UTC)
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Great museum and thanks for the photos, much appreciated!
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#22 Posted : 31 August 2016 01:29:33(UTC)
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Also in the vicinity: The Conway Scenic RR


:o)

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#23 Posted : 31 August 2016 12:39:16(UTC)
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North Conway depot of the Conway Scenic RR:
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The yellow freight house...
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...contains a H0 scale model railroad layout which is replicating the North Conway station...
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...including said the freight house.
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#24 Posted : 31 August 2016 12:52:32(UTC)
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More MRR layout pix.
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Crawford Notch station
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White Mountains
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Portsmith (aka Portsmouth, NH)
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#25 Posted : 31 August 2016 13:06:14(UTC)
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And finally pix of the "real" things.
North Conway
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Bartlett
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#26 Posted : 31 August 2016 13:15:38(UTC)
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Forum member 5HorizonsRR was so kind as to "push" me into this NYC shop.
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:o)
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#27 Posted : 31 August 2016 13:18:27(UTC)
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For the friends of contemporary railroading: MBTA train at Rochester, MA, USA.

CORRIGENDUM: Gloucester, MA...

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#28 Posted : 31 August 2016 13:28:00(UTC)
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Forcing perspective by employing three different gauges:
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MRR diorama, Mountain Bar at the Wild Wild West, Bally's casino, Atlantic City, NJ, USA

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#29 Posted : 31 August 2016 16:48:56(UTC)
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And concluding the harvest of my US Norteastern states trip, photos from Scranton, PA.
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Former Lackawanna passenger station.
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Not the reason why I went there, but on the way to Steamtown USA.
Quote:
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At Steamtown USA:
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"Bells and whistles" video of EMD F-type posted here:
https://www.marklin-user...ndP--NYC--ARR#post526682

In the distance a UP Big Boy.
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All above pix by myself, only below photo by: http://www.vistadome.com.../steamtown2/uprr4012.jpg
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Offline rbw993  
#30 Posted : 31 August 2016 18:32:08(UTC)
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AK - Were you in Rochester, MA (actually the picture looks like Wareham)? I live in Rochester.

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#31 Posted : 31 August 2016 18:50:02(UTC)
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No, I was in Gloucester, MA.
I corrected the relevant post. Thanks for pointing me into the right direction.
:o)
Actually, I went there for another reason (see pic)...
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... but then I heard the train calling me.
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Offline RayF  
#32 Posted : 02 September 2016 12:11:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Forum member 5HorizonsRR was so kind as to "push" me into this NYC shop.
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:o)


What was your experience in this shop?

I have been there twice. The first time was OK, though I found his prices a bit high. I walked out of the shop with a nice 34561 green E60 (since converted to full digital)

The second visit, however, was far from pleasant. After I asked for the price on a 3722 E94 he had on display he quoted a ridiculous figure, and then went on to tell me he would not sell me anything anyway and to get out of his shop! I was so shocked I just left the shop, trying to figure out if I'd said something he might have found offensive, but I'm sure I was perfectly polite. When I commented on this on the forum others said they had heard of similar experiences when the proprietor "didn't like the look of you"!

How were you served?
Ray
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Offline rbw993  
#33 Posted : 02 September 2016 17:00:54(UTC)
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Then you were on the other side of Boston as Rochester is down near of Sunny* Cape Cod.

*Required tourism marketing term.
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#34 Posted : 02 September 2016 18:00:49(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post

All above pix by myself, only below photo by: http://www.vistadome.com.../steamtown2/uprr4012.jpg
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Don't you think this would look more at home in The Badlands? BigGrin

-Brandon
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#35 Posted : 02 September 2016 18:39:23(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: RayF Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Forum member 5HorizonsRR was so kind as to "push" me into this NYC shop.
:o)

What was your experience in this shop?
...
How were you served?

Well, forum member 5HorizonsRR knew the owner and conversed with him, while I was browsing without being addressed. Since 5HorizonsRR was knowledgeable, I did not talk to the owner. And remembering your experience, I did not feel compelled to do so. However, it was nice to inspect the treasure chest, and I am glad that 5HorizonsRR took me to the shop.
;o)
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#36 Posted : 02 September 2016 18:43:21(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: BrandonVA Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post

All above pix by myself, only below photo by: http://www.vistadome.com.../steamtown2/uprr4012.jpg

Don't you think this would look more at home in The Badlands? BigGrin

-Brandon

Neither did I expect, nor did I believe to see a Big Boy in Pennsylvania. At first I lectured my family that this would be a Challenger, which is second to the Big Boy. Only upon further investigation I realized... So yes, I agree.
:o)
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#37 Posted : 09 July 2017 15:30:43(UTC)
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"Aldeia Típica José Franco": On the outskirts of the town of Mafra near Lisbon in Portugal, sculptor José Franco has created an enchanting miniature, vaguely surreal craft village of windmills, watermills and traditional shops. In the basement of one of the buildings, an operating G scale layout with some animated features is to be found.
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#38 Posted : 09 July 2017 15:37:22(UTC)
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The unusual museum at Caramulo in central Portugal, one building displaying a small collection of masterpieces of art and another building dedicated to automobiles, has one room filled with tinplate toys, among them some trains. According to the somewhat superficial labelling, it is 1950s/1960s material by Hornby (UK), H.W.N. (Germany) and Marx (USA).
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#39 Posted : 09 July 2017 15:57:59(UTC)
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After this deviation: Back to the prototype. When driving on the highway, I followed the upper stretch of Linha da Beira Baixa in Portugal - currently closed as it is undergoing renovation works - which is clad to a mountain side and is bridging the odd ravine from time to time. As I was steering my car, I could not take pictures. Therefore I attach images which are courtesy of Wikipedia.
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And one found on Panoramio.
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#40 Posted : 02 August 2017 00:18:46(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
For the friends of contemporary railroading: MBTA train at ... Gloucester, MA...
Same line, different station, another loco: One year on, Salem tunnel exit, Ma., USA

Edited by user 02 August 2017 13:04:16(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#41 Posted : 02 August 2017 18:06:20(UTC)
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Salem? Look out for the witches AK! While you are there the Peabody Essex Museum is one of my favorites.

Roger
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#42 Posted : 06 August 2017 04:09:29(UTC)
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Recently witnessed by your correspondent on the former DRG&W (now UP) mainline in Utah:
At Helper a downhill eastbound BNSF manifest (seven locos pulling and one braking at the rear) met an uphill westbound UP coal drag (two locos pulling, one helping in the middle and two pushing from behind). The situation at the east end of the long Helper siding:

The BNSF train continued its trip, while the UP train awaited further motive power to make it up to Soldier Summit. After some time four extra UP locos - running "light" - descended from Soldier Summit and were cut into the middle of the coal train. Subsequently, a total of nine locos made the coal train move uphill - here seen at Castle Gate:
[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/sMnuVsexMcs[\YOUTUBE]

Edited by user 20 August 2017 16:38:28(UTC)  | Reason: HD Version...

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#43 Posted : 14 August 2017 23:11:38(UTC)
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Now in Silverton, Colorado:
[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/GK5csgusmik[\YOUTUBE]

Edited by user 19 August 2017 21:19:48(UTC)  | Reason: HD Version ...

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#44 Posted : 14 August 2017 23:15:10(UTC)
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My apologies for the lousy resolution, but the sound is great!
:o)
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#45 Posted : 16 August 2017 18:23:35(UTC)
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On that day three trains arrived at Silverton. While the above video shows the third train passing the old depot, this video is about the arrival of the first train at the terminus.
[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3OxjtVOres[\YOUTUBE]

Edited by user 19 August 2017 21:24:37(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#46 Posted : 18 August 2017 16:36:28(UTC)
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Amtrak California Zephyr trains in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Eastbound train #6:

[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/Lq0iY9M3f2U[\YOUTUBE]

Edited by user 19 August 2017 21:26:16(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#47 Posted : 18 August 2017 16:41:41(UTC)
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And two hours later westbound train #5:
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#48 Posted : 20 August 2017 16:45:32(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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Still not happy with the first two attempts I returned to the cute depot, positioned myself somewhere else, optimised the timing and managed finally to ptoprtly operstr the recording device:
[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/u6h9YqV7ATI[\YOUTUBE]

P.S.: Meanwhile I upgraded all prior videos made during this trip to HD quality.
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#49 Posted : 22 August 2017 04:04:10(UTC)
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Travelling along the coast of Maine, I stumbled over a turntable cum wedged engine house in the ferry port of Rockland:
https://en.m.wikipedia.o...rntable_and_Engine_House

Then, I was flabbergasted to learn that there existed a (seasonal) FL9-hauled streamliner passenger service until 2015, connecting with Amtrak in Brunswick.

Fascinating 2015 video (I love the sound of the horn) of the Mid-Coast Limited operated by the former Maine Eastern RR, which I found on YouTube:
[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/iTTelT4aGnU[\YOUTUBE]


Rockland turntable operation shown at the end of this video:[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/wQH5wmRcgXc[\YOUTUBE]

Edited by user 26 August 2017 19:02:01(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#50 Posted : 01 September 2017 20:15:24(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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For the friends of contemporary railroading: MBTA train at ... Gloucester, MA...
Same line, different station, another loco: One year on, Salem tunnel exit, Ma., USA
Some images.
IMG_6842.jpg
Although derelict, the old tower is still a beauty.
IMG_6844.jpg

Salem depot before ...
IMG_6863.jpg
... and after city tunnel construction; the tower is visible in the middle in front of the left tunnel portal.
IMG_6857.jpg
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