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Old 06-10-2017, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Trains in the USA

This was sent to me the other day from a friend in the USA. - If nothing else, they are lovely photo's.

http://edition.cnn.com/travel/articl...x.html?gallery
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Old 06-10-2017, 10:12 AM   #2
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Stunning shots, I enjoy watching the large consists, particularly BNSF and CSX on YouTube. Some wonderful livecams showing long consists travelling along city main streets. Don't quite understand why the loco's are usually coupled back to back. No doubt someone will have the explanation.
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A wonderful set of photos.
The locos are back-to-back for the same reason as back-to-back Class 20s. Better visibility and you don't need to turn them when you run round.
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Thanks PP rather obvious when you point it out. Suspect that my confusion came from observing no apparent logic in the orientation of some trains with more than two loco's in the consist other than the first two normally being back to back.
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Spent many a happy 20 minutes at level crossings, there, waiting for huge train to pass, and counting freight cars. john
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The train in photo #9 just seems to go on forever! Looks like a giant snake...
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The train in photo #9 just seems to go on forever! Looks like a giant snake...
We went from Banff (BC) to Seattle on the Rockie Mountaineer a few years ago. For a large part of the journey there was a freightliner on the opposite side of the Fraser river, on the CP route (We were on the Canadian National side) A lot of the containers were double-deck and the banker was in the middle of the train to relieve the weight on the couplings
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Great viewing round Banff and jasper. Only prob is all canadians long gone, houses sold to incoming settlers. john
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Fantastic photos, don`t know why (maybe its the liveries) i love the HO diesels
and i have a fetish for cabooses (or is it cabeece )
Caboose rides ,along with brake van rides are extremely popular on the Merryfield Heritage Railway.....See pics

but my fav is.......

The Rock Island line
She's a mighty good road
Rock Island line is the road to ride
Ya, the Rock Island line
she's a mighty good road
And if you want to ride
You gotta ride it
Like you find it
Get your ticket at the station
On the Rock Island line
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Nice layout. Looks fun! Not so keen on those controllers myself. I have them but only use them for testing locos. Annoying when the cut out trips. Takes ages to reset! The black one one can't get ones fingers in to control the knob...
I think the luxury of a Gaugemaster model Q is a good upgrade.
Love the layout and your loco collection.
A slight amendment. Looking at the track plan. You have a twin track set up. You could wire up cab control and only need two controllers... Or is there more track disappearing beneath the tunnel...?

Sorry for me suggesting ideas. I get carried away!

Love the cabeece!

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