Posts Tagged ‘Railway’

Bamboo Railway – Cambodia

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

November 2006 Enterprising locals in Battambang, Cambodia, have developed a unique railway. It’s made from recycled tank wheels, small motorcycle engines and…

Toronto Model Railway

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Toronto Model Railway
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Image by Bobcatnorth
Annual Open House at Model Railroad Club of Toronto

CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963
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Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_02539
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963
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Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: CNW 1385, Class R-1, 4-6-0, Mid-Continent Railway Museum; North Freedom, WI; September 1963
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_02538
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

US ARMY: Railway Operations Crewmember (88U)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

imcom.korea.army.mil Welcome to USArmy, IMCOM-Korea IMCOM-Korea supports Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members with Army-standard installation facilities, spacious housing areas, 5-star restaurants, new first-rate recreational centers, and spectacular access to Korean food and culture. Korea is a great place to live, work or visit. Whether this is your first tour to Korea or a return assignment, you can look forward to a personally and professionally rewarding experience in the Land of the Morning Calm. To learn more about living and serving with the US Army in Korea, visit us online at http To learn about serving in the US Army, visit www.goarmy.com Transporting ammunition and supplies to Army ports for deployment overseas is absolutely vital to our national defense. Members of the Army railway team, such as the Railway Operations Crewmember, play an integral role in the operation and maintenance of the Army’s railway operating battalions. Railway Operations Crewmembers are primarily responsible for supervising and operating diesel-electric locomotives and related equipment. They also serve as a crewmember or brakeman in the makeup and movement of railway cars Some of your duties as a Railway Operations Crewmember may include: – Interpreting train orders – Executing instructions received from signal towers, switches, other trains and trainmen – Signaling with fuses, hands, flags, lamps and engine whistles – Performing car coupling and uncoupling operations – Inspecting

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: Grand Canyon Railway Steam Locomotive #18, ALCO 2-8-0; Diesel A Unit #6871 and B Unit #6778, ALCO FPA-4; June/July 2002
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_00526
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Exploring the Newfoundland railway – 16

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Slide show of photos taken last weekend of two railway museums, located in Clarenville and Carbonear Newfoundland, the Clarenville railway museum boasts three locomotives, of the three 1 can still run, a old plymouth switcher used at the former Newfoundland hardwoods company. While Carbonear has only peice of railway equipment on display, the old General Electric EMD-G8 locomotive, Canadian National Railway #803, this locomotive once served the community of Carbonear up until the end of the railway in 1984, which was the last run of the carbonear branchline, now all that remains is the memories of this once powerful locomotive, now only a shell of its once proud past, there is no motive power in place, no engine installed, she well never again roll the Carbonear branchline, never again well here the horns of #803, nor the passengers waiting at the station for #803 to drop by and pick them up. The newfoundland railway is now long gone, but the memories well live on forever! I remember taking a train trip when i was younger from Carbonear to Bay roberts and return, it was a great pleasure and i remember it like it was yesterday, i was about 8 years old at the time, i can remember looking out the window and watching the telegraph lines goes swooping by, the trees flying by, the homes along the line, and watching the passenger cars sway back and forth as the train makes its way around the sharp bends of the narrow gauge track. I can remember when i was younger, living on the
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2012 HD

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

This year’s video footage of the event which is held yearly at the Birmingham NEC in Hall 5 and my second video in HD. Overall the event was great but I would have liked to have seen more modern image layouts in OO gauge. Although for those of you that like steam trains, there was plenty of layouts that are based in the steam era. Also that impressive N gauge Dutch layout was not present this year which is a shame as I do like that layout. However there was an impressive Irish tram layout set in “O’Connell Street” in Dublin that has amazing amount of detail and funny enough I walked down the real street in October 2011, but thats another story. There is an interesting Italian layout in HO scale that I filmed which is also one of my favourites that I saw there as well which is new to my library of Warley MRE videos. I also filmed some American, Dutch some additional British Layouts in N and HO scale as well. I apologise for the jolts in this video in some parts as a couple of anoraks from the “Backpack Brigade” rammed my arm when I was filming so I hope that it doesn’t spoil the view too much as I use the barriers to rest my arm on as a “tripod” as I believe normal tripods are not allowed at the event due to Health and Safety. Personally I think large backpacks should be banned from the hall as they cause obstructions. That aside, it was a great day and I enjoyed a chat with fellow enthusiasts as well as a bit of banter with the exhibitors. I have left the ratings open on
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Pennsylvania Railroad, CG1, #4935 & Southern Railway E8, #6900

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Pennsylvania Railroad, CG1, #4935 & Southern Railway E8, #6900
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Image by cliff1066™
The famous GG1 locomotive was once the workhorse between New York City , Washington DC, and Harrisburg. Initially built to haul heavy passenger trains at top speed, some were also regeared for freight service. They were introduced as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad’s massive 1930s project to electrify the line (install an infrastructure of overhead electric "catenary" wires to power the engines). Electrification was the solution to moving more trains with more cars and faster acceleration than steam locomotives could handle. The catenary, partly financed by the Federal government during the Great Depression as an economy stimulus, is still used today by Amtrak. Through their lives, the 139 GG1s were painted in various colors, with the Brunswick green (almost black) the most remembered.

www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/roster/gg1.shtml

Chuggington – Wilson Takes Food to the Tunnel Workers Episode – Big Interactive Railway Playset

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Hi chuggers, Wilson Takes Food to the Tunnel Workers and is so tired after a hard days work that he went to rest in Koko’s shed and put the hopper car in his shed! Oh dear! 🙂 Watch Wilson on his journey as he helps make sure the tunnel workers are not left hungry by kindly transporting containers of food supplies. Good job Wilson! 🙂 This Chuggington episode features the awesome Chuggington Interactive Railway playset from Learning Curve. Chugginton toys are a lot of fun, especially the big rail track playsets! The childrens series is set in the fictional town of Chuggington, and follows the adventures of 6 young novice railway anthropomorphic locomotives, (or “Trainees”,) named Wilson, Brewster, Koko, Hoot, Toot and Piper. Throughout each episode the Trainees learn the value of loyal friendship, telling the truth, listening carefully, persisting under adversity, completing tasks, resolving conflict without violence, and many similar important life values. In the show, the locomotives, called “Chuggers”, are all intelligent, empathetic, independent and self-directed, with mobile facial features. None of the Chuggers are ever seen to have a crew, although there are several human characters that the Chuggers interact with regularly. This despite the fact that many of the chuggers have crew doors which the chuggers can open and close on their own. Each chugger tends to talk in ways that emphasize their distinct personalities. The town of Chuggington has a central area of
Video Rating: 2 / 5

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