Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Ninja
FWIW 60 years ago I rode behind #12 pictured above on a family trip to EBT.......
 
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Audioholic Slumlord
I love that the trains are still running today and the strike is on hold. The USA can't afford for the railroads to come to a complete halt in operations.
I sometimes wake around 3AM and hear all kinds of loud sounds- I finally figured out that it might be trains shunting cars, although it's a piss poor time of day to do that.
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Ninja
I sometimes wake around 3AM and hear all kinds of loud sounds- I finally figured out that it might be trains shunting cars, although it's a piss poor time of day to do that.
Historically speaking 3rd trick was when a lot of freight trains ran, less passenger trains in the way.
 
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Audioholic Slumlord
Historically speaking 3rd trick was when a lot of freight trains ran, less passenger trains in the way.
Sure, in industrial areas, but in residential areas, it's not great. Many areas have obviously become more heavily resi in the last 6 decades, but maybe I have lived here for so long that I didn't notice it very much. I know RR traffic was higher when I was a kid because my neighborhood had a raised track bed at the North border, which has since been transformed into a multi-use trail for walking, bicycles, wheelchairs, etc- as long as it's not gas motor-driven. I don't really like E-bikes when they ride at >25 MPH, though-I was using the trail yesterday and those guys were riding like idiots.
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Ninja
interesting possibility with regards to the Rail Labor vote/contract.........

 
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interesting possibility with regards to the Rail Labor vote/contract.........

So, the union chiefs can act like politicians and do what they want, rather than what their constituents vote for?
 
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Audioholic Ninja
the Tehachapi Loop, one of the engineering marvels of the industry (former SP trackage)......


Heading out there next month to witness it for myself :p
 
Mikado463

Mikado463

Audioholic Ninja
My personal favorite piece of narrow gauge railroading that I have experienced to date, Cumbres & Toltec (former D&RGW) San Juan extension from Chama, NM to Antonito, Co. This beautifully shot video is of their rotary snow plow in action a couple years back being shoved up to Windy Point and Cumbres Pass by a couple of mighty Mikado K36's. Gotta love the 'stack talk' !

 
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