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Old 10-31-2007, 05:54 AM   #61
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:45 AM   #62
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frak'n "share-the-love" hippy frakers anyway. All hanging-out on the west coast and hoarding the kind.


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Old 10-31-2007, 06:59 AM   #63
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I love trains.........

Here one i would love to ride.

You can actually sit in front of the engine


It goes through narrow winding town roads


And you get to see some spectacular Himalayan Range.

Its called the Darjeeling Toy train.





Its so slow that you can get off it and buy some stuff from the stores nearby and still get on it without rushing.

During some of its steep climbs, the toy trains wheel start sliding, so they put sand/mud under its wheels for it to get some traction.


More on it here....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling_Himalayan_Railway
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:04 AM   #64
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The train on the roof of the world. - RaynProof :)

Also this one.

Its the Train on the roof of the world - Highest in the world.
Goes from China to Tibet


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Old 10-31-2007, 07:30 AM   #65
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I've always loved trains. Used to take a sleeper /Pullman to visit grandma in Missouri every summer when we lived in Chicago (the Santa Fe Chief). I had the honor of taking the last run of the California Zephyr (original route - Feather River Canyon) on my way to SEA in Jan '70.
When I lived in Savannah, and had bi-monthly 9AM meetings in DC, I discovered I could take a sleeper up the night before, and return on a sleeper after the meeting for less than an airplane/hotel.
There is a great train engine display in Co Springs, beside the converted/restored station:









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Old 10-31-2007, 07:44 AM   #66
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:47 AM   #67
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When I was a kid, we used to ride this from Sept-Isles to Shefferville twice a year. A long ride full of great memories; the passengers were a great hodgepodge of human beings, all with stories to tell or a song to sing. It's now a shell of it's former self since the mine in Shefferville closed (but may live again if they start to mine the region again...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_...brador_Railway

My wife and I love to explore old railroad beds here in the Adirondacks. Here is an interesting place related to mining near Lake Champlain....

http://knobpond.com/HammondvilleHistory/Hammonville.pdf

Also, the Marion River Carry Railroad - one of the shortest standard gauge lines in America...

http://www.sthubertsisle.com/page154.html

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:55 AM   #68
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Great layout, I like your track plan, I hope to start one myself after I move next year.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:06 AM   #69
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You do know the longest wooden train trestle in North America is only about 130 km from you, right?
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:12 AM   #70
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Train Bridges are cool too

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Old 10-31-2007, 09:38 AM   #71
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I rode a train all the way to Mexico City in 88.

We had requested a sleeper for the 36 hour ride.
They did not bring one,but we got the message that a tip would get us a seat on a economy car(we had tickets,but it overfilled to standing room)
The seats were like a school bus and people stretched out on the floor to sleep.

It was a beautiful night in the desert,lightning on one side,star shine on the other.

Mexico City was so big,it was over an hour ride into the city to the terminal,and over an hour out on a bus.

For the second night we upgraded to a car with seats more like a commercial bus,and no one standing.There must not have been much air conditioning and the windows did not open.

My favorite place to ride was between cars , big open windows.

There was not a dining car.Vendors (or travelers) got on at every stop to sell food or drink.Some stops were long enough to get off and buy from street vendors.

A Marriache band even got on for a leg and played.

During the day or night , agents would come by to punch tickets or Federalies would come on to shove luggage around and put an eye on things.

I went with a Spanish man from New Mexico and my blond girlfriend who had plenty of experience traveling.
I do not think I would not do it alone(I mean without the man who set it all up)

All in all,a very good trip to Veracruz and into the jungle.
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Just back from Prudhoe Bay, IMO it was really worth the trip, AK is a beautiful place & you need lots of time to take it all in. I'm looking forward to returning & exploring some places i didn't have time to ride.RIP Ron Melton
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:42 AM   #72
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I sell aeriel photographs.
I have a customer who has purchased several 40'' photos of special loops in regions where it is too steep to go straight down.

Lots of other special features he ordered too.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:46 AM   #73
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We had an old family friend show up at all of our family reunions out in the middle of no where.

He gave me a cassette tape of steam whistle recordings made at the paper mill.

He described how every conductor had a signature signal as they pulled in.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:47 PM   #74
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Did you guys have road going traction engines over here,they were pretty spectacular to watch trundling down the road(& making a nice mess of the tarmac! )

http://rides.webshots.com/album/121914158yWmTpP
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:02 PM   #75
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Did you guys have road going traction engines over here,they were pretty spectacular to watch trundling down the road(& making a nice mess of the tarmac! )

http://rides.webshots.com/album/121914158yWmTpP
Yes. The old traction engines are displayed at many "Steam Ups" all over the USA, usually during summer. I have visited http://www.antiquepowerland.com/ at Brooks, Oregon. It is claimed to be the largest gathering on the West Coast. The static display contains dozens of old engines. The adjacent truck museum and working trolley display are worth a few hours too.

The 2008 Show Dates are: July 26th & 27th and August 2nd & 3rd. The museum is about 30 seconds West of I-5, north of Salem, Oregon at exit 263.
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