Archive for July, 2012

Human Train – Bloor Go Station

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Human Train – Bloor Go Station
electric trains
Image by Sally Hewson

CP Rail Container Train

Monday, July 30th, 2012

CP 9507 leads a container train south (RR East) on Canadian Pacific’s C&M Subdivision. This was filmed at the Adams Rd. railroad crossing, just north of Franksville, Wisconsin.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Super-Heavy Iron Ore Train !

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Massive Iron Ore Train! Watch in HD ! The iron ore trains in the north-west of Australia are the longest and heaviest trains in the world. This one would have around 232 cars, weigh around 35000 tonnes loaded. Locomotives are GE CM44-9CW of 4400 HP. This is on Rio Tinto’s line, formally known as Hammersley Iron, in the north-west of Western Australia, near the rail crossing of the North-West Coastal Highway near the Karratha truck stop. The iron-ore trains up here are are the longest and heaviest in the world. At BHP-Billiton’s operations a couple of hundred kms further north, they run 6 locomotives on a train, some of which are GE AC6000s of 6000 HP each. I’ve been told they’ve tried 45000 tonne trains. These trains are controlled by one driver, no one else in the cab. Mid-train helpers and locos at the rear are all controlled by the one driver up front by radio “Locotrol” (on BHP lines). You won’t find these massive locomotives anywhere else in Australia, they are fully imported from North America with bigger radiators to cope with the 50C or 120F temperatures in the summer. It’s not all flat going either as there are some 3% grades over the Chichester Range. Trust me, the ground shakes when they go past on full noise. For you guys in America watching this we call the Engineer a Train Driver, though personally I reckon Engineer sounds better ! If you want to know more, check out this website : www.pilbararailways.com.au Copy and paste this into Google Earth and you will

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Monday, July 30th, 2012

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model railroads
Image by skabat169
MP54s roll under a road bridge near the coke works on the Penn State Model Railroad Club layout.

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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lionel trains
Image by kafka4prez

The Bluebell Railway in 1961

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The Bluebell Railway has been running steam trains on a line in rural Sussex for fifty years. This is how it looked in the early days. For more on the Bluebell Railway visit www.bluebell-railway.co.uk The music is from Suite No1 for brass band by Gustav Holst and is taken from Beulah 1PD82 visit www.eavb.co.uk The film is now safely preserved by the South East of England Film Archive. Visit www.brighton.ac.uk View all A60Stock’s railway videos at www.youtube.com Flim Crusty writes on his blog at filmcrusty.blogspot.com “Much has been achieved over the fifty years, but there is one aspect of the Bluebell Railway that few have appreciated. As well as preserving steam trains they have preserved the operation and atmosphere of the old Southern Railway. The Southern ran a tight ship, money was never needlessly expended and staff were kept motivated to work to the highest standards by a very small management team. Likewise Bluebell has always been careful with money and volunteers work to the very highest standards. An old Southern Railway friend, alas no longer with us, once remarked that having sat in the C&W mess room it reminded him of his days on the Southern. The subsequent ride in a 100 seater completed the experience for him. I think the profligate and top heavy railway system we have in Britain today could learn at lot from Bluebell.”
Video Rating: 4 / 5

What can you tell me about toy cars (not train) made by Lionel train co that are called revolvers–flip over?

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Question by blstinson: What can you tell me about toy cars (not train) made by Lionel train co that are called revolvers–flip over?
Flip them over and they are another model car.

Best answer:

Answer by HVAC Man
Yup your title says it.

And theres an auction on ebay right now you can get 2 cases for 99 bucks

Give your answer to this question below!

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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lionel trains
Image by kafka4prez

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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lionel trains
Image by kafka4prez

What is the value for a complete 1940’s Lionel train set?

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Question by : What is the value for a complete 1940’s Lionel train set?

Best answer:

Answer by dalbax2
It will depend on the condition and if there is a market for it.

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