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Old 05-25-2018, 12:06 PM
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More Steam

Here are a couple more steam shots for you.

A 4-8-2 wheel arrangement.

And a typical small country station.

Railway Pics - Locos, Rolling Stock, Buildings, Etc!-pm1.jpg

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And I have a cracker of a steam picture yet to come.
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Those are beautiful locomotive images, and I like the little country station. What do you call those 4-8-2 Mountain (New York Central Mohawk) locomotives? Is there a class name?

I sometimes work on-line jigsaw puzzles, and my favorite subjects are British (especially GWR) steam locomotives. For example: https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle...aving-Minehead

Your images remind me of the beautiful photographs in the puzzles.

I also like puzzles based on old British railway posters: https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle...osters-Saltash
https://www.jigidi.com/jigsaw-puzzle...osters-Wheeled

Incidentally, I have not forgotten about our local locomotives, but the camera, the GP 38-2s, and I have not all been in the same place at the same time.

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Old 05-25-2018, 02:02 PM
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There's no substitution for steam. I enjoy all trains but there is just something about a steam locomotive flying past you fast at night and you were eight years old or there about on that age. My God Father would take me to a near by station and we had to stay behind a white line. He would place his hands on my shoulders just in case and we would watch it go buy which now it seems very fast. Ne knew which ones would stop and those that would go on by. What a trip. Something you just never forget. wc
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:45 AM
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WC - I like steam as well, especially narrow gauge.

Generally once a week or so I hear at least one steam loco go by. And a couple of times a year If I am in the mood I will go chasing!

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Don - thanks for the comments.

These locos are the South African Railways Class 15F.

They were designed by South African Railways (an engineer named Day designed them) and were produced by Henschel in Germany, and North British Locomotive and also Beyers Peacock in the UK.

There were around 250 made and supplied between 1938 and 1948. There were early 15 Classes.

The one in my picture was made by Henschel as part of the first 15F batch in 1938 - which makes it 80 years old (79 to be exact). It still is manually stoked - most of the rest were fitted with mechanical stokers.

I don't know if you have heard of the UK railway (and animal) artist called David Shepard? He has painted at least one of this Class that I know of (see painting below of a 15F in the Karoo) - and he actually owns one which was swopped for one of his paintings!

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And here's a shot from inside a 19D loco - after a looooong day!

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Wonderful images, Kevin!

And thanks for all the background information. The Wiki article on the 15F class includes an image of David Shepherd and his wife Avril and the painting you displayed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_...lass_15F_4-8-2 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...FKimberley.jpg

Wiki also has what appears to be a very good, well-illustrated, article on the 19D Mountain locomotives (Dollies?): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_...lass_19D_4-8-2

4-8-2 seems to be a popular wheel arrangement in South Africa.

I am learning a lot of new information from your thread, Kevin.

Don

PS: Yesterday, I was picking up my car from the auto shop just outside Carlisle Barracks, where the Norfolk Southern line runs past. A pair of GP38-2s (5265 and 5268) rumbled past with a short string of freight cars (goods wagons), and I had left the camera at home!

As an interim measure, here is an image of one of our local locomotives, 5268, taken at Montsera, Pennsylvania, a tiny crossroads a few miles from where I live: Railroad Picture Archives.NET.

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Old 06-02-2018, 11:33 AM
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Thank you Don.

The photo at the head of the 15F Wiki article is taken just near my house - about 4 blocks away in fact. The photos I took were on the same line, but way out in the country.

Last weekend I heard a steam loco go past - another 15F I think.

Yes, 19D were called Dollies! They used to always have ladies names (drivers wives often) and I think this is where this came from. I have a photo of a really clean 19D called Bianca - I will find it for you!

Both the 15F and 19D Wiki articles are very good. Whoever populates the South African Railways stuff on Wiki does a good job.

Lastly, the link you posted does not seem to be working? No image......
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Sorry, Kevin. I am not sure why the link doesn't work, but here is the image, and here is the info provided at the Railroad Picture Archives website:

Title: Norfolk Southern 901
Description: The FRA test train heads back to Mount Holly Springs
Photo Date: 9/6/2017
Location: Montsera, PA
Author: Jacob Rink
Locomotives: NS 5268(GP38-2) NS 5612(GP38-2)

At the risk of telling you more than you really want to know, Mount Holly Springs is a town about six miles south of Carlisle (where I live) and about six miles east of Montsera (red signal on the map - it consists of a general store and a couple of houses). FRA = Federal Railroad Administration.

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Thanks, Don for the pics and info. All of interest - had a look at the links and also looked at Mount Holly Springs on Google Earth. The railway line runs through some quite dramatic scenery - with nice picture potential, but only if you are fit I guess!

I have incidentally, always liked the N&S colour scheme - I think the combination of the black and logo is really attractive, and I am glad it has endured.
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Here is a picture I took of a Rovos Rail steam engine.

The loco is still fully operational and is a South African Railways Class 19D - built originally in 1938 in Berlin by Borsig Lokomotiv Werke.

Railway Pics - Locos, Rolling Stock, Buildings, Etc!-pmimg9909f1.jpg

The condition that you see it in - i.e. spotless (bear in mind it is a working locomotive) - is normal for Rovos Rail, who run some of the worlds most luxurious trains.

A real class operation - have a look here: https://www.rovos.com/trains/on-board

And there are lots of virtual tours so you can get a real feel - here is a couple but there are many more.

Observation Car: https://www.rovos.com/vt/observation...rtualtour.html

Lounge Car: https://www.rovos.com/vt/loungecar/virtualtour.html

Dining Car:https://www.rovos.com/vt/diningcars/...rtualtour.html

Bedroom: https://www.rovos.com/vt/royalsuites...rtualtour.html

Ensuite Bathroom:: https://www.rovos.com/vt/royalsuites...rtualtour.html

A small anecdote - last time I was there, a train was about to leave and I was talking to a couple of stewardesses (each individual compartment more or less has its own steward/stewardess). They were sitting in the floor by the carriage entrance (the floors are all carpeted).

I asked them why they were sitting there, and they explained they had finished the carriage prep for on-boarding the passengers and were now waiting for them. But, they did not now want to walk around anymore, as the last thing they had done was sweep the deep pile carpets in one direction - and if they walked around this would leave footprints!
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