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Eastern's Photos -

Postby Eastern » Fri May 15, 2009 12:02 am

Not a great photographer - as a caveat :D Took a few photos down on the tracks near where I live.
There is alot of freight traffic coming into Portland due to the Port. Intermodal traffic as well as grain and lumber for export. Some interesting info at http://www.portofportland.com/Cntnr_Int ... _Home.aspx

Anyhow - a few pics of a shunting operation - bit overpowered? :shock:

These wagons are being shunted by a 'Switch Engine and Slug Unit' though feel free to correct (and educate) me on the actual types! Can't really compare this to a 'Gronk' now!

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What I like is the ability to get up close due to no fences!
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Postby Pedanticmongrel » Fri May 15, 2009 12:22 am

Eastern wrote:What I like is the ability to get up close due to no fences!


Because colonial trains aren't worth getting up close to that's why!
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Re: Eastern's Photos -

Postby ElDavo » Fri May 15, 2009 8:00 am

Certainly a lot more accessible over there. I thought a "slug" was a loco/unit with no cab and controls that could only be operated in multiple with a normal loco. Looking at your shots they both look like normal locos operating as a "lash-up" i.e. in multiple. Of course I'm no expert on colonial terminology.

The only UK equivalent to a slug I can think of would be the class 13, one slightly modified 08 permanently coupled to a modified 08 with no cab. These were created to deal with heavy train movements in hump marshalling yards and had additional weight added to the bufferbeams to give better traction.

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Postby Eastern » Fri May 15, 2009 4:52 pm

ElDavo wrote:.. I thought a "slug" was a loco/unit with no cab and controls that could only be operated in multiple with a normal loco. ..


:oops: Stand corrected the larger locomotive is a GP38-2 and the smaller shunter is a MP15DC.
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Postby 47806 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:53 pm

There were a few slugs in the nearest yard to where I used to live in Canada - still had cabs. I think that the point is that there isn't any crew in the cab.

The local freight near where I lived became one of favourites. Of course, the locos were CN. I only ever saw three Union Pacific locos in Canada, always fun to see them as it made a nice change.

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Postby Eastern » Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:13 am

Saturday day out with the family and visited Astoria on the Oregon Coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. They have an old tram (trolley) that goes up and down the quayside, unfortunately powered by a small diesel engine instead of the old overhead caternary. Here is their web page:
http://homepage.mac.com/cearl/trolley/
Could make an interesting layout either modern image or older!
anda few pictures from yours truely - :D
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The diesel auxilary unit -

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and a general railway view!

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Postby Eastern » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:50 am

Not your usual - anyhow :D I was lucky enough to travel down to Chile earlier this year (as you do!) courtesy of a load of British Airways airmiles (travelling on American Airlines)
Always on the lookout for railways!
We went to Valparaiso on the coast, jumped on the new suburban train
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and came across some rusty old relics and an old signal box:

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Further along - an obviously old and disused engine house
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plus a photo from the web

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Later that week - we headed over to Villa Allemagne and came across an old signalbox
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and a locomotive

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bell missing :(
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Always interesting to see something different. Shame about the fencing though :(
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Re: Eastern's Photos -

Postby slackbladder » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:34 am

Enjoyed your photo's very much. Love the tram (trolley car) with the oil can on the back to power it.

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Postby 47806 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:46 pm

I don't think I have ever seen photos from Chile before! I like the abandoned/preserved locos - excellent weathering inspiration.
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Re: Eastern's Photos - Christmas Train

Postby Eastern » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:17 am

Every year, the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation operates two Christmas trains, the Spokane Portland & Seattle #700 and the Southern Pacific #4449. The the Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700 is the third largest operating steam locomotive in North America! The locomotive resides in and is owned by the city of Portland, Oregon. Further info on wikipedia here

Parked the car and set off - and lo and behold there it was!

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Pretty big up close!
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Not sure what this person was doing?
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Postby Eastern » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:24 am

Pretty impressive once it started off -

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Caught a few people off guard when it released steam! :roll:

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Looking forward to seeing the #4449 this Sunday providing the roads haven't iced up too much :cry: some snow and freezing rain is forecast.
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Re: Eastern's Photos -

Postby BrotherWolf » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:29 am

Some great pics there, that steam engine looks huge. All this talk of Spokane and Portland reminds me of Railroad Tycoon and trying to build a railway from St Pauls to Seattle.
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Postby 47806 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:59 pm

I really like the final shot, very powerful. North American steam is huge!
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Re: Eastern's Photos -

Postby Eastern » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:21 am

47806 wrote:North American steam is huge!


Thanks gents! :D Luckily, you can get up very close to the locomotive - as previously mentioned, it was the turn of the #4449 this weekend. Wiki details here
The #4449 Daylight is also known for its role as The American Freedom Train, which toured the USA in 1975–1976 to commemorate the United States Bicentennial.
It really is a beautiful engine -

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Getting in the Christmas spirit!

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Re: Eastern's Photos -

Postby Eastern » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:25 am

Let off an inordinate amount of steam once it started to move

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I walked down the track a bit to get a different perspective - what a sight as it steamed on by!

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