Featuring: * An evening class at the St Albans College of Further Education, where engineers are building model steam trains. * A meeting of model steam train enthusiasts at the Colney Heath site of the North London Society of Model Engineers. Presented by Bob Symes-Schutzmann. First broadcast in 1975. catalogue.bbc.co.uk en.wikipedia.org www.nlsme.co.uk Video Rating: 4 / 5
www.touchcab.com A short video showing the iPhone app TouchCab in use and how to use some of the options in the app. The model railroad is a gauge 1 (scale 1 layout by www.hupfeldt.de Video Rating: 4 / 5
On the Sunday of the Windmill Farm Gala I took an hour off and drove the seven miles to the north to Hesketh Bank for a ride on the two foot gauge West Lancs. Railway. Kerr Stuart, Stanhope was in steam bearing its painted Tattoo name on the saddle tank. I watched it prepare a train and took the first train to Delph and back before returning to the WFR. For prospective and exisiting customers – this will appear in our annual Steamin’ Around on the Narrow Gauge DVD, later in the year, along with shots of Statfold, Amerton, Golden Valley and other narrow gauge lines visited in 2007. Al. nb all these episodes plus WLR now on a DVD for a fiver plus £1.25 p/p see www.pmvideo.co.uk for details. Locomotives The West Lancashire Light Railway as previously noted has eight steam locomotives on site; Irish Mail, 0-4-0st, Hunslet ‘Alice’ class, Ex. Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Wales, Operational. Joffre, 0-6-0t+wt, Kerr Stuart ‘Joffre’ class, Ex. WW1 French Artillery Railways, Under Restoration. Montalban, 0-4-0t+wt, Orenstein and Koppel, Ex. Minas de Utrillas, Spain, Operational. Utrillas, 0-4-0t+wt, Orenstein and Koppel, Ex. Minas de Utrillas, Spain, Operational. No. 45, 0-6-0t+wt, Chrzanow ‘LAS’ class, Ex. Polish 2ft. Gauge, Static Dislplay. Stanhope, 0-4-2st, Kerr Stuart ‘Tattoo’ class, Ex. Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Wales, Operational. No.47, 0-8-0t, Henschel, Ex. WW1 German Feldbahn, Awaiting Restoration. No.48, 0-4-2t, Fowler, Ex. Sena Sugar Estates, Mozambique, Awaiting Restoration …
In 1986, Lionel/MPC brought out the first set in what came to be know as the “Fallen Flags” series, honoring railroads whose names had disappeared through acquisitions and mergers over the years. The first set (and the only passenger set) honored the Wabash RR and had a Pacific (4-6-2) steam locomotive with six matching short madison passenger cars in the attractive Bluebird livery that the Wabash was famous for. The locomotive once again is on the cusp between conventional and electronic operation, with the “Mighty SOund of Steam” and electronic whistle but still with the 3-position mechanical E-unit. This was also the cusp of a big change for Lionel, as the next year would see ownership transition from MPC/Fundimensions to Dick Kughn and his Lionel Trains Inc. (LTI). Please visit my web site — www.toytrains1.com — for lots more videos and photos of both real and model trains.
Short Hills – Erie-Lackawanna Commuter Train (1978)
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An Erie-Lackawanna Railroad commuter train set at Short Hills, New Jersey station. Earlier, it was the Lackawanna Railroad, later a New Jersey state authority. These electric train sets were introduced in 1928, and were still in use in the 1950s and 1960s. This is how my father commuted to his work in New York City, and how I went to New York (including summer jobs in the city).
We took one of these trains (usually 6 or 8 cars) from Millburn, Maplewood, or Short Hills station to Hoboken. (This is a weekend train.) To reach New York City, you took the Hudson Tubes (later PATH – Port Authority Trans-Hudson). In the 1950s, there were also ferries from Hoboken to Lower Manhattan.