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  • For The Railway Buffs

    I know there are a few railway enthusiasts on this forum so I thought that I would share this very interesting video clip (about 15 min.) of some truly interesting and unique trains, locomotives, and other rail vehicles.
    There are a lot of locomotives in this video that I personally had never heard of or seen before. Hopefully some of you will find it as interesting as I did.

    Strange & Extreme TRAINS & Rail Vehicles
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

    Location: British Columbia

  • #2
    Ah, finally a video clip where the music accompaniment is actually an enhancement rather than distraction!

    ...there being no mono- or dialogue being drowned out.
    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)


    • #3
      Very cool! I had my own engineer's pinstripe suit (with escape hatch in the seat), and my own locomotive that I rode on the sidewalks of Baltimore in the early 1950s (probably more like 1954 when I was five):
      Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
      USA Maryland 21030


      • #4
        A lot of those locos were actually pretty normal for their time and home roads (the Garratt was real popular in South Africa). The rotary snowplow is a Canadian invention, but most them were built in the US. They are still used today. The jet engine on a railcar concept is used around here to clear snow out of switches.

        The Russian stuff has a style all its own.


        • #5
          Interesting stuff there Willy!! Thanks for posting this great view.
          Seen lots of autos etc on rails but never a Jeep "Forwarder".

          (Incredible amount of castings and machining to produce those monster engines!!)


          • #6
            Thanks for that! Being as I spent some time working for and my dad & mothers' dad retired from RR service, it was very interesting to me. My mothers' dad spent 50 years in engine service to the CB&Q plus some time RRing before entering engine service. His last few years was piloting the Zephyrs (some of the first diesels) to and from Chicago.
            After 35+ years away from that life, I still can't ignore RR stuff. Must be in the blood or something.

            Mentally confused and prone to wandering!


            • #7
              Cool video. First time I'd seen the jet attempts.
              Chicagoan railroad family ? My grandfather and old man were a C & O , B & O, Nickelplate turned N&W out of Ohio then to Ch_kago.
              My Brother signed onto the N&W in ? 68-69 and married a bimbo whos dad was a bigwig at the Ill. Central. He just retired last year( NS now).45 years down the crapper.

              Back when merica had an "A", it truly was #1.Incredible feat of industry ! Greed and ego killed it like everything else. Now it's railroads are a pathetic joke. Damn shame. Seems I recall one fell of it's tracks just a couple of days ago.