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Postby NKP 779 » Fri May 26, 2006 5:44 am

Lima lol, Lima of Ohio, U.S.A. that is! built the finest Steam locomotives ever built in North America.

Berkshires for the Nickel Plate, C&O and PM among others. Cheasapeake and Ohio 2-6-6-6's Hundreds of USRA designed 2-8-2's and thousands of others, Lima , in the Steam age, stood for Superpower.

yes... and a few thousand usefull "Shay" loco's too :wink:

Now, I think Lima(Of Italy) might have been tied in somehow with AHM, back in the 1970's....they made some nice Berkshires too!

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Postby dr5euss » Fri May 26, 2006 8:01 am

built the finest Steam locomotives ever built in North America.


What about Baldwin :wink: ?

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Postby NKP 779 » Sat May 27, 2006 3:52 am

Baldwin made some fine steam locomotives, but they were never as innovative as some of the other builders.

Second to Lima would be the Norfolk and Western's Company shop, some amazingly beautiful power came out of that shop, (and into the 1950's)
J's A's and Y class articulateds amoung others.

Most Alco designs don't impress me, but they did build the "Big Boy"

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Postby Honeywell » Sat May 27, 2006 3:56 am

The S160s were obviously a successful design for a loco built to a tight budget, but they were locos with pretty serious flaws where the budget shows..

Quite an interesting read this page:

http://www.lner.info/locos/O/s160.shtml

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Postby Honeywell » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:30 pm

Well it's been a while since I posted any photos, so here's a few to refresh my thread.

First off, a level crossing on a quiet country lane not far from me. The gates are left shut and if you want to pass with a car you have to open the gates yourself and cross at your risk going by the 'traffic lights' in the photo.

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Next up is the little telephone box so you can call the signalling centre for permission to cross with certain types of vehicle or if there's a problem:

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Next in the list come a few photos from the flying visit to a friend's home town of Bakewell and the disused (for the time being) station. They're fairly obvious what they are, so enjoy browsing.

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Might have more to post soon, so keep checking back...

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:39 pm

Nice pictures - what's MR stand for?

I bet the absence of old men means more replies :wink:

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Postby Raider » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:40 pm

Midland Rail

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Postby Honeywell » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:41 pm

Raider wrote:Midland Rail
...way

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Postby Raider » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:42 pm

Nearly right then - will try harder in future :roll:

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:42 pm

Oh right.

It looks like it's on a piece of rail that's had the end flattened - was it the size of rail?

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Postby Honeywell » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:43 pm

Yes it was rail.

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:51 pm

Gosh, my powers of deduction scare myself sometimes :twisted:

Looks forward to more of the same soon - it's nice to give my brain a workout 8)

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Postby crispycritter » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:56 am

[quote="dr5euss"]Gosh, my powers of deduction scare myself sometimes :twisted:

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Scares us too, George :lol: j/king
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Postby cold-ash » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:54 pm

I like that level crossing, would make a lovely diorama.

What sort of traffic (rail) crosses it?
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Postby Metrocamel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:24 pm

Yeah nice crossing, I've never seen one like that before.
It doesn't look like a major line so I wouldn't expect heavy freight but I can't say I'm an expert.


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