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Windows 7: Who likes steam locomitives??

06 Sep 2013   #11
greebal

7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I used to live in Stockport uk
behind the house was a railway sidings, I always remember 2 steam locos that were often there, one was Bahamas the other was William Shakespeare, this is in the 1960's, there were lots more but sadly I have no photos.

Found these links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HjgdJI06IE

Bahamas 45596 Jubilee Class Steam Locomotive to be restored - Heritage Lottery Fund

Britannia Class
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06 Sep 2013   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Luckily a lot are still used for excursions. Here are just a few pics from one we road a few years ago in Colorado. Its runs between Durango and Silverton and is a 3 hr trip each way.

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Jim


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06 Sep 2013   #13
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

About twenty years ago I took a ride on this:
The Jacobite - Trip Details

A visit to Scotland must include this train ride. Scenery, a wee dram and great food and people live in the Highlands.
I used to live in Peterborough near the Nene Valley Railway
Home | Nene Valley Railway
Super group Queen video "Breakthru" was filmed there when the group hired the railway, lock stock and barrel.
http://youtu.be/CEjU9KVABao
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06 Sep 2013   #14
greebal

7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Terence Cuneo was a very good artist and did many paintings of steam locos,
I read that he actually drove some.
Here is a very short film of the man at work.
RAILWAY ARTIST - British Pathé
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06 Sep 2013   #15
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Thinking of Carl
Who likes steam locomitives??-detroit_motor_steam_bus_front.jpg


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07 Sep 2013   #16
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
My paternal grandfather was a railroad conductor. I still have his American Watch Co railroad watch, made in 1874-1875, based on the serial number. Despite looking well worn, it still runs! I wind it (with a key!) every year on New Years Day.

One of my paternal uncles was Road Master for the Frisco Line's big yard in Memphis and another uncle was an electrician for another rail line in Missouri before becoming a wax sculptor.
Hmm that is nice to know and reminds me when I was working for British Rail we used to have to un couple the down line commuter trains from London and take the last set of four carriages to the sidings for the next day to be brought out again and hooked up for the return run.
Now as part of the job we (the senior shunter and I) had to go through the train compartments to see what if anything had been left behind and we found some REAL interesting stuff, but one thing in particular sticks in my mind and that was a solid silver pocket watch beautifully engraved which when opened up was in braille - had gold hour and minute hands.
No one came to claim it so after six weeks it became the property of the finder if you wanted it so that is what I had for many years. I can't remember what actually happened to it but think it was lost gain during a house moves.
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07 Sep 2013   #17
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

In case there are any fellow engineers here you may find this forum of interest: Home Machinst.

They have sections on building your own scale (working) steam engines.
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07 Sep 2013   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
In case there are any fellow engineers here you may find this forum of interest: Home Machinst.

They have sections on building your own scale (working) steam engines.
Nice ref biseb I reckon those folks are real clever doing the small stuff. What I find so interesting too is how powerful those tiny locos can be too!!
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07 Sep 2013   #19
JimJoe

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux
 
 

A collection of web sites about steam locomotives, trolly cars, etc. at The Railfan Network
They claim over 1,000,000 images for railfans by railfans.

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07 Sep 2013   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
In case there are any fellow engineers here you may find this forum of interest: Home Machinst.

They have sections on building your own scale (working) steam engines.
Ack! I'm not even going to look there. It would be too heartbreaking since I have no place to put a machine shop, not even a small multipurpose Unimat.
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