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    Train spotting around the world...

    Train spotting around the world...

    We started the thread at the old forum ( http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...pic.php?t=1514 ) but we continue here.
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    #2
    New steam engine in Edinburgh: Tornado

    Yes, New steam engine



    visiting Edinburgh on her first trip to Scotland

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      #3
      How awesome is that: a brand new - and as some would say: shiny - steam locomotive!

      That is cool....
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        #4
        New train on old railway station:

        Regio train in Blankenstein / Thüringen
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #5
          Jacobite steam train

          heading down the west coast mainline from Mallaig (fishing & ferry port) towards Fort William. The steam train runs daily during the summer while the normal train runs a regular schedule all year before continuing down the line to Glasgow.

          This picture is not far from Mallaig and, as you can see, it has still working hard to pick up speed.


          and slightly further down the line when the train has stopped at Morar and the traffic has stopped at the crossing to allow the train through. (giving all the small and big children a chance to take photos)


          This was the line where the Harry Potter scenes were filmed and at the moment the train is being pulled by the engine 'Lord of the Isles'. It is going backwards because there is no turntable at Mallaig. As you can imagine there is always the risk of grass fires during long hot dry weather.

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            #6
            Today i finally managed to put our second camera (a small HP Photosmart M525) into my jacket to be able to take snapshots. Please excuse the quality, i will try to improve that. But the HP handling is extremely difficult with moving objects. Nevertheless, here is the first train spotting snapshot. Service train at full speed on this rainy morning...

            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              #7
              21.30 p.m.. Cargo train waiting for the green lights...

              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                #8
                VT 416 Regio Shuttle is serving the 22km long route between Korntal and Weissach near Stuttgart. On summer weekend we have a steam train here. I will try to get some pictures next time.


                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  #9
                  Great looking train...

                  I find it interesting to see that the driver appears to be sitting higher than the passengers of this train...
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #10
                    A real classic, the British Rail Deltic. My favourite train of all time!



                    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                      #11
                      The record breaking Mallard (still remains to this day unbroken for a steam train), 126mph (200kmh).

                      Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                        #12
                        I also like the old BR diesels. They were real monsters of machines. One little phase i went through a few months ago was watching videos of these monsters being started up from cold on really cold winter days. Not a very eco friendly sight i must admit, but what a sight nonetheless! They certainly love clearing their throats first thing in the morning!

                        Here's a couple of videos. First we have an old class 37 being started up on a freezing morning, being past by a Black Five steam loco. I think the 37 is making more smoke! But compare the difference once she as warmed up a little.



                        Then we have this Class 40 being started up after a long period of non use. Takes a few attempts, but she gets there in the end!

                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                          #13
                          Another BR train that i really like is the good old class 43, more famously known as the Intercity 125 HST.

                          One thing i have always loved about these units is the smoothness of the ride you get on these units. The MK3 coaches used on these sets made for a whole new experience when it come to noise and ride comfort. Even now, over 30 years since most of these units entered service, i'm still impressed at how smooth the ride is. If you sit with your eyes closed when the train starts to move away it's very hard to actually tell that the train as started to move, a very big difference to all earlier stock.

                          Here's a video of an HST starting off, this unit still being powered by one of the original 'Valenta' engines, the sound they made was unique.



                          And another Valenta powered unit, this time at high speed! WOW!

                          Last edited by Steve.B; October 13th, 2009, 13:45.
                          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            #14
                            What a temndous sound, and what an excellent sight. I used to love seeing Deltic's tearing up the countryside!
                            Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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                              #15
                              The same Deltic engines was used in the"Tjeld" class MTBs, which I served on in the RNoN 1965-66:

                              KNM "TJELD"; 2 x Deltic, 3600 Bhp each. 36 kts. cruising speed. Max. 42 kts. in peace time. Tearing up and down the Norwegian coast. (Here at slow speed)


                              USN PTF Boats. Same "Nasty" design and same type of engines, Max speed 52 kts. when in use in Vietnam during the war.

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