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Oklahoma City Train Show

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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As we steam by

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

As we steam by

Image by abrinsky
From the toy train between Darjeeling and Ghum.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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electric train sets
Image by Tutenkhamun Sleeping
87014 "Knight of the Thistle" at Stafford on 11/08/03

Model Train Show @ Harrisonburg, VA 01/02/10.wmv

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

We had a terrific time at the Shenandoah Valley Railroad Club’s model train show, May 2010. The show was held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg, VA on Sunday, May 2. It was well attended by vendors, model train collectors, and families who just wanted to bring along the kids for a day of fun and activity! The Silver Rail Club was sponsored in to set up our O-scale ‘super-set’. Other displays included a vintage ‘S’ gauge layout with LOTS of buttons for the kids (no age limit) to operate its various accessories, and a modular HO layout that had scenic details that were no less than spectacular! Did we have fun?, you bet! And here’s a great video which shows some our trains in action!
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South Oakland Model Trains

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This is on the South Oakland model railroad near Detroit Michigan. We model the Holly Subdivision between Durand and Detroit Michigan. Sit back and relax as these modern trains roll by. Trains CLARKSTON Train 1: 251 CN C44-9W DAVISBURG: Train 2: 950 GT GP40-2 HOLLY Trains 3 and 4: 950 GT GP40-2 766 BNSF SD70ACe IC SD70 Thanks for Watching Comment Rate Subscribe!
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ICE at Liège-Guillemins

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

ICE at Liège-Guillemins
electric train sets
Image by Darkroom Daze
German (Deutsche Bahn) high speed international express (ICE) running between Belgium and Germany on the Brussels Midi – Frankfurt (Main) Hbf service, seen here stopping at the new Liège-Guillemins station in the Frankfurt direction.

(Best on black – click on the picture.)

We were in Liège for a conference and were able to spend an hour or so wandering around this astonishing new station station just before we took our own train to Brussels, to go home. It’s worth a visit to Liège in its own right. The photo does not really convey its sheer size however, so this is best appreciated in the photos on the architect’s own website (see below). I have travelled through Liège several times over recent years and gradually seen this station being built.

The station was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to replace an older one, and to incorporate track alterations to accommodate international high speed train services. This view is looking more or less N on the E side of the station, towards the central main structure. The architectural contrast with the traditional (19th century?) street, glimpsed in the distance through the side of the station, couldn’t be greater.

We used this image for our printed Christmas Card this year (December 2011) and I didn’t remember that Jill was in this picture (on the upper concourse just above the train – in note box) until our niece Charlotte spotted her on the card.

NB The Yahoo-Flickr map is out of date and the layout of the station and nearby streets to the east is now different.

RAIL NOTES
According to the Eurail website, "With a maximum speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) these high-speed trains connect major German cities at hourly intervals. International ICE trains connect Germany with Austria (Wien, Innsbruck), Belgium (Brussels, Liège), Denmark (Copenhagen, Arhus), France (Paris), the Netherlands (Arnhem, Utrecht, Amsterdam) and Switzerland (Zürich, Interlaken)." Although the trains are a German service and brand, ICE stands for ‘Inter-City Express’ in English. This set (Tz 4607) bears the city name ‘Hannover’ and is a third generation ICE (Series/Baureihe ICE 3M). This is the 11:14 departure for Frankfurt.

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Model Train Display

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Model Train Display

Image by Caitlyn Willows
The Living Desert, Palm Desert, California, May 2008

Lionel Round Up

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Lionel Train sets. I organize my collection by sets. I also like classical music. So, what better way to enjoy life than to combine both interests?
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Dixie Model RR Club 12/27/2008 Running Session Part 1.

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Dave’s Trains 12/27/2008
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011

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ho scale trains
Image by improbcat
HO scale (1/87)

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