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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #240 on: December 15, 2016, 03:41:40 PM »
Nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)

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« Reply #241 on: December 15, 2016, 04:12:35 PM »
Nice pictures, dpc. Keep posting.  :)


Thanks, Click. 🤓

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« Reply #242 on: December 21, 2016, 07:24:06 AM »
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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #243 on: December 23, 2016, 07:53:18 AM »
Train loading up at local inland grain terminal yesterday morning...
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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #244 on: December 23, 2016, 04:10:36 PM »
Just another one of my day-to-night conversions.

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #245 on: December 24, 2016, 07:27:19 AM »
Random shots, the first two from Thursday morning, the rest from yesterday morning.
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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #246 on: December 24, 2016, 07:29:21 AM »
Ditto...

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« Reply #247 on: December 24, 2016, 07:35:28 AM »
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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #248 on: December 24, 2016, 08:45:35 AM »
Interesting snow removal equipment.

Merry Christmas dpc 

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #249 on: December 24, 2016, 08:46:28 AM »
Hello dpc,

really cool machines on your last post. What is the purpose of the orange one? This one looks animal like with the headlights on top of the hood, like a orange crocodile or a big frog.
I guess the yellow one is some kind of a snowblower / snowplow to free the tracks from snow.

Frank

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« Reply #250 on: December 24, 2016, 09:20:17 AM »
Interesting snow removal equipment.

Merry Christmas dpc 


Thanks, Click! A Merry Christmas to you and yours!  :)

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #251 on: December 24, 2016, 09:22:48 AM »
Hello dpc,

really cool machines on your last post. What is the purpose of the orange one? This one looks animal like with the headlights on top of the hood, like a orange crocodile or a big frog.
I guess the yellow one is some kind of a snowblower / snowplow to free the tracks from snow.

Frank


Hi, Frank! I'm afraid I don't know much about railway maintenance equipment. Someone else on the forum may be able to provide better information. I think the yellow machine is a maintenance of way spreader. The orange one may be a ballast regulator. I definitely stand to be corrected.

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #252 on: December 24, 2016, 09:54:09 AM »
Here is one from me.

It is the Harzer Schmalspurbahn HSB (Harzer narrow track railway) near the Harz Mountains (City Wernigerode) in the northeast of Germany.



The picture was taken during a sunny afternoon. I darkened it in post for a more dramatic look and "switched" on the lights of the steamtrain with Lightroom.

nicely done.

As you "switched on" the headlamps I thought I'd share this bit of info.

If you see UK steam being worked you may find headlamps in odd positions with some lamps being out while others are on.  This is because there were coding systems, GWR codes denoted train type, whilst Southern Railways codes denoted train destination, I don't know about them all.  So if you "turn on" lamps on UK trains you might be suggesting that the passenger train is in fact a "fast goods", personally I wouldn't care, but there are "rivet-counters" out there who can be quite annoying.

I checked on the HSB website and it seems that there the headlamps were only there for illumination, and anyway it looks good!
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« Reply #252 on: December 24, 2016, 09:54:09 AM »

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #253 on: December 24, 2016, 11:12:38 AM »

nicely done.

As you "switched on" the headlamps I thought I'd share this bit of info.

If you see UK steam being worked you may find headlamps in odd positions with some lamps being out while others are on.  This is because there were coding systems, GWR codes denoted train type, whilst Southern Railways codes denoted train destination, I don't know about them all.  So if you "turn on" lamps on UK trains you might be suggesting that the passenger train is in fact a "fast goods", personally I wouldn't care, but there are "rivet-counters" out there who can be quite annoying.

I checked on the HSB website and it seems that there the headlamps were only there for illumination, and anyway it looks good!

@rfdesigner: Thank you for the intersting information. I didn't know from such codes. So I will regard them, if one day I'll work on photos from a UK (steam) train.
Yes, in Germany the headlights are "only" meant for what they are designed for. Just Illumination.

Frank

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Re: Railway odds and ends...
« Reply #254 on: January 16, 2017, 07:58:48 AM »
Engine with attached grain cars idling...

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