Steam, diesel and electric trains at Oakleigh Station

The down Steamrail Snow Train hauled by the R761 R Class arrives and departs from Oakleigh Station, the Bairnsdale bound V/Line N473 N Class passes through Oakleigh Station and a Pakenham bound Connex Siemens train arrives and departs from Oakleigh Station.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Oregon Electric train passing through Albany, Oregon

Oregon Electric train passing through Albany, Oregon
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Image Title: Oregon Electric train passing through Albany, Oregon

Date: 1920-00-00

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Lionel and MTH Electric Trains Union Pacific Heritage SD70ACe’s around the Christmas Tree 2009

Here’s a video of Lionel and MTH Electric Trains Union Pacific Heritage SD70ACe’s in action around the Christmas Tree. The Union Pacific painted one locomotive in a special paint scheme for six of the railroads they bought over the years. There was a locomotive painted for the Missouri Pacific, Western Pacific, Missouri Kansas Texas, or often called the Katy, Rio Grande, Chicago and North Western, and the Southern Pacific. Both Lionel and MTH Electric Trains made models of each locomotive. Both companies, in my opinion, did an excellent job making these locomotives. Starting on the outside track are Katy and Missouri Pacific locomotives made by Lionel pulling a double stack train. The second track in has Southern Pacific and Chicago and North Western locomotives made by Lionel pulling a mixed freight. The third track has Rio Grande and Western Pacific locomotives made by MTH Electric Trains pulling a hopper train and on the inside track there is a Union Pacific locomotive made by MTH Electric Trains pulling a train of pulpwood and lumber cars. The rolling stock is made by Atlas O, Lionel, MTH, and Weaver Models. The trolley is made by Industrial Rail and has been serving this city since 2001. In this video you will see almost all of the village I set up under the Christmas Tree. What started with a gas station and school has grown into a small city over the years. The buildings are made by AmeriTown, City Seen, Department 56, K-Line, Lionel, MTH Electric Trains, Model
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Are Bachmann electric trains reasonable as a starter set?

Question by Dr. Phrankenbeans: Are Bachmann electric trains reasonable as a starter set?
We’re thinking of getting our 5 year-old a set of Bachmann electric trains. As a brand, are they any good?

Best answer:

Answer by VinceHerman
They are fine enough.
The smaller scales might be difficult for 5yo fingers to handle. Give plenty of help to the little one.

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Would it be a good idea to power electric trains the way the Finding Nemo ride is?

Question by water_skipper: Would it be a good idea to power electric trains the way the Finding Nemo ride is?
Would it be a good idea to power electric trains the way the Finding Nemo ride is? Instead of having unsightly and unreliable overhead powerlines (catenaries) and instead of having a dangerous their rail, couldn’t an electric train receive the electricity wirelessly from something hidden between the tracks out of sight and out of reach? It seems to me that if electric trains are going to be built in cities at ground level an alternative would be used by now.

Best answer:

Answer by billrussell42
Any induction method like that wastes a lot of power, and the longer it is, the more power it wastes. That’s ok for an amusement park, but not for a 1000 mile length of track.

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