Mumbles' Views From the Trackside

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Mumbles' Views From the Trackside

Postby mumbles » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:25 pm

Hi
I am finding myself taking more and more just general shots of railways, trackwork, AWS ramps, bridges and the like on contemporary railway lines
So i thought i would start a thread for them.

This first lot were taken at Shepherdswell, home of the East Kent Railway, from the south end of the platform.
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Some interesting detail and an example of a road bridge and a tunnel in close proximity after a station, modeller's licensed need not apply!
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Postby Raider » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:01 pm

Interesting set of photos there Mumbles - I'm sure they will prove useful to someone

Thanks for taking the time to post them.

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Postby mumbles » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:17 pm

Raider wrote:Interesting set of photos there Mumbles - I'm sure they will prove useful to someone

Thanks for taking the time to post them.

cheers, i've got some more to put up at some point
had to have something to show for my day after my mate got the wrong weekend for Canterbury mre! :lol:
Michael

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Postby Lofty » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:51 pm

Martins winter challenge attracted some criticism for a very steep bank…

Oh look sometimes the real thing is just the same :!:

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Postby mumbles » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:01 pm

lofty wrote:Martins winter challenge attracted some criticism for a very steep bank…

Oh look sometimes the real thing is just the same :!:

Lofty

yup!
useful link about embankment slopes, 3rd FAQ down
http://www.semgonline.com/proto/faq01.html

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:58 pm

Some interesting pictures there Mr Mumbles! Well done!

I look forward to more photos! :wink:
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Postby mumbles » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:08 pm

you wish..

the other end of sheperdswell and a couple of detail shots of stock on the EKR
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Postby m.levin » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:15 pm

Great pictures mumbles.

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Postby Zanziba » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:10 am

Makes you realise how fine our ballast should really be...

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:04 am

Yes it does!

I hate seeing pictures of overgrown track - it annoys me! :x

Great pictures!
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Postby mumbles » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:42 am

last lot from yesterday

a great example of track work, 2 line junction, 3rd rail and some extreme curves. also the line to the right then goes on to climb a very steep gradient, i didn't get any shots of it but we went to a bridge over looking part of it and it was mad steep!
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some more curvacious track at kearsney
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and the classsic southern concrete platform at kearsney
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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:44 am

Some more great pictures there Mr Mumbles!

Was that an Electrostar I saw? :wink:
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Postby mumbles » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:48 am

Chuffer Chuff wrote:Some more great pictures there Mr Mumbles!

Was that an Electrostar I saw? :wink:

if you say so!
sorry, i'm not too good on modern trains!, i think it is though yeah!

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Postby Chuffer Chuff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:50 am

Thats OK!

Yes I'm pretty sure it is as the Electrostar's get their power from the third rail next to the track. This you can see in your pictures! :wink:
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Postby PTmodeller » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:37 pm

So do a lot of other trains...

Thanks for the pictures Mumbles, they'll come in Handy at somepoint.

I eat humble pie over my comment about Martins embankments after those pictures.


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