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Old 12-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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Tom I thought you might enjoy this

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Old 12-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Nice shot.
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Beautiful, and I wish I lived next to the tracks.

When I was in second grade my folks rented a house, which was just about 30 feet from tracks in the back yard. It was a short line for local freight. My friend wanted to put a stick on the tracks and watch the engine cut it in half. I pulled it off and said it might derail the train.
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That is a great shot.
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I used to have a couple of quarters when I was a kid that we put on the tracks of a freight line. They fell off after two engines and one or two of the cars, but not before the were elongated a few inches and very thin with very sharp edges.
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This is for Tom and all you train lovers , one of my favorites .



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYJ7Eb3K2uo


Merry Christmas to all .
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This is one of our more famous trains in NH, The MT. Washington Cog Railway climbs 5600 feet to to the summit of the highest peak on the Eastern Seaboard.
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been on that; it is a blast! what a crazy train!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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been on that; it is a blast! what a crazy train!!!!!
looks like fun as long as it doesn't lose power and start free wheeling in the other direction DOWN
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looks like fun as long as it doesn't lose power and start free wheeling in the other direction DOWN

That's the thing with a cog railway, the cogs keep that from happening.

http://www.cog-railway.com/indexa1.htm
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:20 AM   #11
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there is a big gear (cog) under the loco which is what the steam pistons turn. The tracks have a special 'track' down the middle which the cog engages for positive action up and down the mountain. Imagine a really long band of 'gear' teeth all rolled up which has been unrolled and spiked to the center of the tracks all the way up the mountain. Cool and crazy!

There is a brakeman who does nothing on the way up, but cranks hard as he can on the brakewheel on the way down.
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Hey Dusty,

Where is the location of the photo in the first post? It appears to be Climax or less likely a Heisler. Thanks
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Old 12-21-2013, 01:39 AM   #13
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Looks like someone did some modifications of the image. If you look on the left side about even with the smoke you will see the same band of trees used three times. Perhaps there was (is) a modern house there.

Anyway, this is an awesome picture. What would be the circa of a train such as that?
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thanks guys for the informative description i figured it had something but was never on one.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #15
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If I'm not driving my A roadster "drive" the locomotive on the Downeast Scenic RR in Ellsworth, Maine. One of our conductors has a Blue Grass band and brings CD's of BG RR music to play on the train. Although I can not hear it in the cab, I watch the faces of the passengers as they react to the music during parts of the ride. " Thru the Window of a Train " is one of the favorites. It is amazing how folks on the ground react to us as well. Most all of them wave and the truckers give us plenty of toots from their big rigs.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #16
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Looks like someone did some modifications of the image. If you look on the left side about even with the smoke you will see the same band of trees used three times. Perhaps there was (is) a modern house there.

Anyway, this is an awesome picture. What would be the circa of a train such as that?
Good eye! yes there were cars and part of a house, sense I wasn't selling this to
anyone it was done in a hurry
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #17
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Where is the location of the photo in the first post? It appears to be Climax or less likely a Heisler. Thanks
Durbin, WV and yes it is a Climax....I like the name
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #18
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Beautiful photo. Suitable for framing. I love old train photos.

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This is one of our more famous trains in NH, The MT. Washington Cog Railway climbs 5600 feet to to the summit of the highest peak on the Eastern Seaboard.
Well, I liked it 'back when' (Oct 2004). It had run for many/many decades as you see it here in this photo. I was told that it is now changed (from coal ) like other more modern thinking wanted (steam?). We enjoyed it immensely as it was !! Just for Toms' comparison, here's our photo of it as a coal machine.
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Hi Dusty
This is a great shot. Phantastic colors, phantastic nature.
Next travel to US I will take two extra weeks to explore all this natural places.

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