The Train Appreciation Thread!! !

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02 Apr 2009, 12:05 pm

YES! There is still people who is alive and like this thread. Im glad.
Such a powerful engine on the photo!

Me and my husband have just decided we will do a trainvacation during easter.
We will do some trainspotting together in Switzerland in the mountains.
I have never been there and this country is said to have extraordinary solutions on railways in high mountains!


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04 Apr 2009, 1:20 pm

Well, I loved trains all my life and am still a railfan and model railroader. I've been in the same RR club going on 20 years this fall. Has anyone on here ever work for the railroad? I always enjoy hearing real stories.

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04 Apr 2009, 3:18 pm

Check out the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire. It still operates. It opened around the 1860s. Mount Washington is the 8th deadliest mountain in the world. My wife and I took the cog railway in 1995 up Mount Washington. It was a lot of fun.

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26 Sep 2020, 4:28 pm

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Everyone knows that people on the spectrum like trains, right? Yes, we're all obsessed with trains. No, not really. But I, myself, am magnetically fascinated by trains - the sounds they make, the way they look, the way the tracks look, all the patterns! That smooth, rocking motion that you feel when riding on a train. I like to walk along train tracks, watch trains. Yes, I've even done the old make-the-train-flatten-a-penny trick! And my first cat was named after a freight train company logo, Chessie.

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I also love music about trains! Let's face it - American music, including all song format genres, would not be what it is today without Jimmie Rodgers, the singing, yodeling brakeman! (If you want to argue about this, PM me and I'll send you a dissertation on the subject.)

in his railroad brakeman uniform:
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And when Son House (mentor to Robert Johnson) was rediscovered in the 1960's he was working as a train conductor!! While working on the railroad, he wrote a song about this train, the Empire State Express:

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OK, I could go on and on about trains and American music, so I'll stop and add some more trains pics for the viewing pleasure of anyone else who loves them.

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Please post anything and everything that has to do with trains!!


I love the little German looking narrow gauge loco with its rake of side tipping waggons!



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26 Sep 2020, 5:47 pm

am near the main hub for tthe BNSF and hear a train miles away on it tracks about every late pm or early am , hear there horns occassionally ,aswell as they cross intersections ..From many miles away
The sound is almost reassuring to hear them about the same time almost everynight.
But i must say all in all do enjoy the old steam engines much more than newer diesel ones.


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22 Oct 2021, 3:45 pm

A training facility for German rail signallers makes good use of a model railway.


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22 Oct 2021, 8:39 pm

thank you these are informative and fun vids. :D


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22 Oct 2021, 9:20 pm

PhosphorusDecree wrote:
A training facility for German rail signallers makes good use of a model railway.



From what ive seen in newstories the training of air traffic controllers also involves handling models. The training involves holding two foot line toy airliners in your hand. and pretending youre landing them.



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23 Oct 2021, 12:08 pm

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Never thought to look for The BigBoy on Utube, only seen it in real life once , while on display.
Have not ever seen it underway , that was fun . Made me wish for a big jumbo screen to watch it on . :D


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23 Oct 2021, 1:24 pm

My train videos, shot by me here in my little hometown in Northern Nevada:






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23 Oct 2021, 6:35 pm

Hooray more
vids of trains in action .. love the veiws of the longer track runs , But just watching these marvels of modern metal, Just going by is almost hypnotic to me sometimes. :D


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25 Oct 2021, 9:21 am

Plaque commemorates Britain’s first black train driver

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Pity you can't see the loco's number in the pics but it looks like an ex-LNER pacific of some kind.


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27 Oct 2021, 8:45 pm

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My train videos, shot by me here in my little hometown in Northern Nevada:







I don't often see freight trains as they tend to move at quiet times of night here. You can hear them in the distance after midnight sometimes. On rare occasions, getting back home on a very late train, I've been treated to the sight of several dozen identical charcoal-grey hopper cars gliding eerily past the platform- probably coal on its way down from Newcastle.


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