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Offline Alsterstreek  
#51 Posted : 01 September 2017 20:25:51(UTC)
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Recently witnessed by your correspondent on the former DRG&W (now UP) mainline in Utah...
Former Rio Grande station in Helper, Utah.
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#52 Posted : 01 September 2017 20:34:05(UTC)
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From the small, but nice Western Mining and Railroad Museum, Helper, Utah.
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Mosaic
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H0 scale Rio Grande layout
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#53 Posted : 01 September 2017 20:48:03(UTC)
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More museum memorabilia.
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I am in the hobby for the girls.
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#54 Posted : 01 September 2017 20:56:42(UTC)
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California Zephyr territory west of Helper: on the fomer Rio Grande main line ascending to Soldier Summit.

Kyune tunnels
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Castle Gate
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Note the Rio Grande lettering; on the back side it says that last painting took place in 1949...2017Castlegatebri.jpg

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#55 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:06:31(UTC)
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Except for modern signalling by UP not much changed since the 1960s on the fomer Rio Grande mainline in Price, Utah.
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1930s RR-themed Works Progress Administration financed murals in town hall lobby.
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#56 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:12:29(UTC)
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Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad south of Kayenta, Arizona.
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P.S.: Internet stock photos reflecting what I actually saw when keeping both hands on the steering wheel of my private motor vehicle.

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#57 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:17:22(UTC)
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Rio Grande Southern narrow gauge in Colorado.
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Galloping Goose in Dolores.
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Ophir, formerly home of the now disappeared Ophir loop.
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#58 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:26:33(UTC)
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Ridgway
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Small Rio Grande Southern museum with...
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...H0 scale diorama...
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...of the shops where Galloping Geese were built...
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...and where narrow gauge met standard gauge.
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#59 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:40:06(UTC)
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From the museum: The last Rio Grande train from Ridgway.
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#60 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:48:34(UTC)
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Silverton, narrow gauge.
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#61 Posted : 01 September 2017 21:51:10(UTC)
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Siverton, standard gauge.
;o)
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#62 Posted : 06 September 2017 22:16:39(UTC)
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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Can you spot the former Rio Grande depot?
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UP yard.
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Can you spot the snowplow?
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Eastbound Amtrak California Zephyr.
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Westbound Amtrak California Zephyr.
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#63 Posted : 07 September 2017 23:53:59(UTC)
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Former Rio Grande (now Union Pacific) main line in the Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River.
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Why waste any money on tunnel portals?
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#64 Posted : 09 September 2017 12:40:16(UTC)
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Once again and for the last time the Rio Grande in Glenwood Springs, Colorado:
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The west wing houses AMTRAK ...
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...and the east wing (in the rear) houses a small Rio Grande museum...
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... documenting the era when locos were still Maeklin-compatible.
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#65 Posted : 09 September 2017 12:42:18(UTC)
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The usual museum stuff.
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Personally, I liked the museum in Helper (Utah) better.
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#66 Posted : 09 September 2017 12:43:54(UTC)
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I liked some of the B/W photos on the wall.
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#67 Posted : 09 September 2017 12:45:58(UTC)
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Truly inspiring and revealing and enlightening were the maps.

My favorite one helps me understand the maze and craze of former and present RR lines in central Colorado.
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The below are more Glenwood Springs-centered.
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This one was only drawn days before my visit because the author was annoyed by explaining over and over again the late Funston yard.
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#68 Posted : 23 September 2017 13:14:50(UTC)
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Concluding the Utah-Colorado trip.

(1) Own photos:
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Georgetown narrow gauge loop under a rainbow.
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Denver Union Station with eastbound Amtrak California Zephyr and commuter train.
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(2) Wikipedia stock photo:

Not covered before, since I did not take any photos at that time:
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The trip began at Salt Lake City, Utah.
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#69 Posted : 24 September 2017 13:00:04(UTC)
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And I thought that the train chasing part would be over after having left the Rocky Mountains. Then, I found this contender for the MU thread on short train with large locos.
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Amtrak yard, Portland, Maine.
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#70 Posted : 24 September 2017 13:09:26(UTC)
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When leaving I-95 at Portland, Maine, and driving overland near the coast, I was wondering about rail lines all over the place. Finally, On our way to our nearby motel, I stumbled over this turntable cum wedged roundhouse in Rockland, Maine:

https://en.m.wikipedia.o...rntable_and_Engine_House

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Until 2015, the was even a seasonal FL9-hauled streamliner passenger service - see videos in post no. 49.

Rockland depot, where the streamliner used to terminate.
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Note the columns on the street side.
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#71 Posted : 24 September 2017 13:32:24(UTC)
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And now really the ultimate USA trip photos.

On another day, there was a loco parked next to the roundtable.
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From the yard one line spins off the downtown depot (see post above) and one to the port of Rockland. The right of way leads through a residential area, where trains rattle right through the back yards of homes.
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Scenicking proposals.
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Two tracks are good enough to represent a decent industry.
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End (or beginning?) of line.
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Historic map.
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#72 Posted : 25 September 2017 22:53:44(UTC)
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Good to see you made it to Maine. Hope you are enjoying the lobsters and blueberry pie!

Roger
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#73 Posted : 03 November 2017 11:29:43(UTC)
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Parma, Italy.
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#74 Posted : 03 November 2017 11:31:19(UTC)
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Athens, Greece.

Where others see ancient ruins, I see modern ones.
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Where other see monuments, I see rails.
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Akropolis narrow gauge railway.
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Light rail cutting through excavations.
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Note the PuKo rails.
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Subway rails in front of Stoa of Attolos in front of Akropolis.
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Is it just because of my tunnel vision?
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#75 Posted : 02 April 2018 14:46:14(UTC)
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Timmendorfer Strand, Germany - Easter Holidays 2018

Selected passenger trains you can model:



Class 648 (LINT) DMUs, local train Luebeck - Neustadt (Holstein),
Class 218 pushing seven IC coaches, IC Cologne - Burg (Fehmarn),
Class 218 pulling four double-deck coaches, regional express Puttgarden - Hamburg.
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#76 Posted : 14 August 2018 15:40:44(UTC)
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Florida:

Orlando
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Miami
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#77 Posted : 27 August 2018 11:15:46(UTC)
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The Miami train station blob on Google maps.
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#78 Posted : 27 August 2018 11:21:07(UTC)
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Recently in Portugal:
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#79 Posted : 27 August 2018 13:15:17(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Alsterstreek Go to Quoted Post
Recently in Portugal:



Greetings Ak,


Thanks for the interesting video - I recognised some areas along the Douro, particularly around Pinhão.

We were cruising the Douro last month (that is like us you can see at 0:44 !) and encountered this more modern loco at Pinhão:


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As your tank engine went over this bridge at Pinhão :


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Your video captured our lookalike at 1:16 -


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The local railway station at Pinhão :


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is adorned with beautiful ceramic tile artwork:


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all whilst taking a walk in 40degC heat !


Kind Regards from the southern hemisphere,


Philip

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#80 Posted : 27 August 2018 22:08:09(UTC)
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Dear Philip,

You were a step ahead.

:o)

I add some bonus pictures:

Tua turntable
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Ship chasing
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Loco maker
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Pinhâo
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Régua narrow gauge loco
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Régua junk yard
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#81 Posted : 27 August 2018 22:32:00(UTC)
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Shortly before that in France:

Viaduc de Gabarit (right) by a certain Monsieur Eiffel, who used to be into towers, too.
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Viaduc d’Aguessac a little bit further south.
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#82 Posted : 27 August 2018 22:41:15(UTC)
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Shortly before that in Spain: Canfranc Estacion in Spain on the Franco-Spanish border.

Small rectangular station, big deal?
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But hey, what is on the far side?
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A humongous Art Deco station building.
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Once envisaged as state-of-art border railway station, it is now abandoned.
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#83 Posted : 21 June 2019 12:58:54(UTC)
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Santa Apolónia terminus in Lisbon, station throat and coach yard.
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#84 Posted : 11 April 2021 16:24:47(UTC)
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Mini Train Pedras d'el Rei, Santa Luzia, Algarve, Portugal
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“Inland” terminus.

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Faux steam locomotive #2.

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Passenger train on layover siding.

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Right of way through sandflats and marshland to the Praia do Barril.

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The anchor graveyard adjacent to the railway’s beach terminus.
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#85 Posted : 11 April 2021 21:20:06(UTC)
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I guess they anchor the dunes to prevent erosion...
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