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Narrow gauge thread time /n/! Show me your favorite narrow gauge locomotives and railways.

Pic related is the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.
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>>1282802
Gmeinder HF 130C in Croatia on a now inactive so called "Bosnian narrow gauge" railway between Zagreb and Samobor
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>>1282882
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>>1282882
>>1282883
>Bosnian gauge
a.k.a.: 2 ft 6 in. It's actually a 2-mm difference, but I would be shocked if equipment of either gauge couldn't run on the the other gauge's track.
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What is the ideal narrow gauge? How narrow is too narrow?
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The Dollywood Express (3 ft/914 mm) in Dollywood in Tennessee has grades in excess of 5%, which is double the recommended maximum grade for conventional rail lines. The fact that it's in a theme park makes it even more notable.
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The two main locomotives of the Ghost Town & Calico Railroad (3 ft/914 mm) in Knott's Berry Farm in California were each built in 1881 (oldest motive power on any amusement park railroad), and they, as well as the passenger cars, are painted in their original Colorado narrow gauge liveries.
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The Walt Disney Word Railroad (3 ft/914 mm) has an unusual crossing, where an almost-level swing bridge connects the ride portion of the Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster to its maintenance facility. It may be the only rail crossing of its kind on Earth.
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>>1282802
TU2 diesel locomotive (USSR) on a narrow gauge railway, from Panevėžys to Rubikiai, a lakeside town not far from the town Anykščiai, all in northeastern Lithuania
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Victorian G class, 2' 6" gauge
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>>1282898
>What is the ideal narrow gauge?
meter gauge
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>>1283020
Do you mean metre gauge?
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>>1282898
There is no ideal narrow gauge, as by definition it is used where standard gauge would be unsuitable.
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>>1283020
>>1283027

>1,000 m
It's interesting because, per my spreadsheet from another thread, the average gauge of the 419 lines on it is 1,026.92 m/40.43 in, which is about one inch away from 1,000 m gauge. It's especially interesting because there are no 1,000 m-gauge lines on the list.
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>>1283047
>by definition it is used by people who are too cheap, lazy, and shortsighted to build standard gauge

FTFY
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>>1282802
Sir Haydn.
Corris railway 1881-1948
Tallylin railway 1950-present day
2ft 3inch gauge.
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It's far from narrow gauge, but Brunel gauge is best gauge.
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>>1283391
Well it's not standard gauge and not on a big network so I guess it counts
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>>1282802
2 foot gauge is best gauge.
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>>1283391
>Brunel gauge is best gauge.
Except there is only one place in the world where active Brunel gauge track exists.
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>>1283391
Why the fuck would you want a 7ft gauge?
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>>1283530
High speed, big carriages, ya know. Stuff that generally gets better on wider tracks
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>>1283220
Meter is the minimal sufficient gauge. Anything less is left wanting. 900mm may just about fit intermodal containers, that's the absolute minimum, 750mm is too narrow for modern world general carriers.

>>1283391
Brunel gauge would be good for modern low floor light rail, would allow wide corridors.

What would be the most practical for general carriers, maybe 5ft 6in.
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I prefer monorail
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>1217mm - 165km
>1067mm - 599km and another 62km due to a mismeasurement
>891mm - 3030km
>802mm - 222km
>600mm - 199km
Only 891mm remains in revenue service.
t. Sweden
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>>1283765
This is why France does not rule the world.
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You've heard about standard gauge wagons that carry narrow gauge ones, but how about the opposite?
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>>1283765
I used to have dreams about exploring my childhood neighborhoods and finding derelict remains of fantastical little monorail and tram systems like this.
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>>1286033
like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2RoBpX747U
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Will be living next to this beauty soon.
>short narrow gauge line between two mainlines
>technically not a tram, but has some street running
>single track street running against traffic flow because choo choo motherfucker
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>No one has posted the Bielefeld Stadtbahn yet
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Why has no one posted the Glasgow Subway?
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Japan is using cape gauge.
3 ft 6 in / 1,067 mm
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>>1283988
That's in either Ireland or Wales
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>>1286998
Except the Shinkansen
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>>1287061
Ireland.
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>>1287061
It's a French design.
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How about some 2ft 6inch narrow gauge such as the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway.
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>>1286033
The Leek and Manifold Light Railway had those wagons.

But damn, did it run through some good scenery.
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>>1283220
In certain countries (looking at you, Russia) they went fullretard and took "metre gauge" to mean space between the inside of the rails, not between rail centres like normal. The difference between the normal Russian and broad Finnish gauges is exactly because of this
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>>1286202
That's what you get if you convert a small tram network to metro and give up after a third of the way
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>>1288019
You better be trolling. Measuring track gauge from the inside of the rails is universal practice.

Also, the difference between five feet and 1520 mm/Russian gauge is 4 mm, and the Russians changed it from 1524 to 1520 in Soviet times to make it more metric friendly. It is not because they used to measure from the middle of the rails.
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>>1288002
Damn shame it was never preserved. The Locos and stock were beautiful.
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>>1288599
However, there is a replica of a Leek and Manifold locomotive, although at half the size.
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Samoborcek, a historic narrow gouge railway from Zagreb to Samobor and onwards to Bregana (Slovenia) which operated from 1901 to 1979.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samobor%C4%8Dek
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>>1288906
Wasn't that Angram?
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>>1288965
Agram is the old German/Austrian name for Zagreb. There was also a railcar operating on that same narrow gauge track. The different types were made from aluminium and named DEV I-III (Diesel-elektromotorni aluminijski vlak), starting with DEV I 1959.

Website with more pictures:

https://inkubatoraluminijskivlak.weebly.com/dev-i-ii-iii.html
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>>1288971
>https://inkubatoraluminijskivlak.weebly.com/dev-i-ii-iii.html
That's interesting and that's a shame that it's in such a bad condtion.
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>>1288974

Well, the few remaining trains are rotting somewhere since 1978. Most were cut in pieces and recycled. Pic related is the predecessor train operating on that same line before these modern aluminum DMUs came in use.
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>>1288978
I see and that sucks they were cut up but hey.

It happened.
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>>1282802
The Lynton and Barnstaple is such a nice looking railway.
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Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway anyone?
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South African Railways for me.
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>>1289038
It's pretty much the ultimate miniature railway.
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>>1289136
It's probably the best place to visit while in Kent.

Also, this.
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>>1289038
>Miniature railway
>Used to fight Nazis
>Route takes it near a nuclear power station

What's not to like?

>Kent

Well...
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>>1289221
At least it's near the coast, but desu, most of Kent is a bit shit.
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>>1290039
That's the preserved section of rail line you can ride at the London Postal Museum.
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>>1290041
When did that system end regular operations?
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>>1290065
2003
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Anyone heard of progress on D&RGW 223.
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>>1290387
>D&RGW 223
Looks like the tender's pretty much done. How long have they been working on this? One decade? Two decades?
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No.6 at mcrr
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>>1290511
I remember hearing about the tender, wasn't the tender so worn that they needed to build a new one on the frames?
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I personally can't wait for Dahuichang 4 to be restored and running on the Ffestiniog.
https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Dahuichang_4
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>>1286202
>he thinks the bielefeld stadtbahn exists
get a load of this gullible idiot. everyone knows there's no such place
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have any of you ever been on the ferrocarril austral? it's a 500mm gauge tourist train that does a 7km loop through the tierra del fuego. riding it is near the top of my bucket list, right after having keith rucker's baby.
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Orenstein and Koppel locomotives, sadly these ones in the photo aren't in the best of conditions.

I hope someone bought them, they look good.
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>>1288000
fleenstones?
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>>1290808
It was from a special train from what I recall, I took the photo of when I went there that time.
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>>1290572
I saw Glenbrook recently and its is an absolutely beautiful locomotive. Shes quite smaller then I would have expected.
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This babey hit 237 km/h on 3'6" tracks
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>>1290877
Where is this tho
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>>1290835
The whole museum it's in is a national treasure. Probably the best in the country, at least in terms of operational equipment.
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Yeah, pictures are cool and all but where can I buy a legitimate steam-powered 2' gauge train? I don't want a diesel or gas powered one, just full trad steam.
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>>1290885
Queensland
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>>1290977
>Queensland
>this is what Australians actually believe
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>>1290980
lol no. Queensland has all 3 because fuck you, sa and vic have gone to 4'8.5" because nsw changed their minds after agreeing on 5'3"
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>>1290980
>>1291039
Oh shit your colonial overlords really fucked up there. I thought it was all British standard gauge.
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>>1290976
>where can I buy a legitimate steam-powered 2' gauge train?

A couple of British companies make new narrow gauge steam engines.

Exmoor Steam Railway
Alan Keef Ltd
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>>1291276
track maintenance machine
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>>1291986
Is there a person running underneath it?
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Southwold Railway, a railway sadly is no more.
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>>1292041
Although there are plans to rebuild it. I went to have a look at what they we're doing a couple weeks ago & unfortunately it all looked in a bit of a sorry state.
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>>1292082
That actually is great to hear.

Once I saw a video of a garden model railway of it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKZOFd3oez8
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>>1291278
track survey machine
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>>1292718
cement powder
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>>1293171
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>>1293935
2800 series
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>>1282802
Coate Water Railway, 7.25 inch gauge
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>>1293937
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>>1294275
not a fan of the qr tilt train, looks like a sad duck ):
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How many Stainz locomotives are there?
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Here's Huckleberry Railroad (3ft) #464 along with #152 which just recently finished a 7-year long restoration.
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>>1294275
Are those wing mirrors on a train?
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>>1289039
you're telling me THATS narrow gauge
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>tfw comfy narrow gauge railway museum with occasional rides within 15 minutes from me
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>>1296550
That's the biggest LGB layout I've ever seen.
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>>1294626
>How many Stainz locomotives are there?
Depends on how many Detergentz locomotives there are.
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>>1296457
cape gauge? 1067mm
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>>1296954
>Detergentz
Oh haha.
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>>1296457
Yup, South Africa has a continental Europe sized loading gauge, running on 3'6" gauge track
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cape gauge 2-8-8-0 mallet
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Is this thread fit for a Prince?
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I watched They Shall Not Grow Old and they had some great footage of narrow gauge near the trenches.

Anyone else see that?
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Postan some Bremgarten-Dietikon railway oc.
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>>1305114
Dietikon terminus at the SBB station.
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>>1305117
Street running section with tracks on just one side of the street. Half the time it just runs against traffic because choo choo motherfucker.
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>>1305118
The last block is closed to regular traffic, but beyond that there's a significant section of street running in Dietikon. This part will soon be double tracked however, as part of the Limmattalbahn interurban tram project. It will share tracks with said new tram for about one block. It won't really share stations, the tram will stop next to the Dietikon terminus on its own tracks.
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>>1305119
Train interior. Reasonably comfy. There's also a first class section. This is second class.
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>>1305121
Wohlen terminus seen from the neighbouring SBB station.
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>>1282883
Bosnian gauge but German Wehrmacht narrow gauge locomotive, so I guess there weren't much problems because the 2mm difference.

Yugoslavian (mostly made by Austrians actually) narrow gauge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7514BEvyvWo
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>>1283222
In, Colorado, narrow gauge was necessary in some places because anything standard wouldn't fit.
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Children's Railways, anyone?
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How about some Fairlies?
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>>1308443
I hadn't heard of these until last year. I've seen pics of one in Romania, one in Ukraine, one in Moldovia, and now this Russian one. Isn't the story of these just using essentially 10-18 yr olds as the labor during war years?
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>>1312799
They were in most of the Warsaw Pact countries, they were even as far afield as Cuba and China.

I've mostly heard of them from the Cold War years and they were operated by teens and youths while supervised by adults.
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>>1289038

Best trainset ever. I went for a ride last summer, those locomotives are strong.
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I really want a 7 1/4" gauge for the garden. Big enough to play proper steam trains yet just about manageable to build one.

Anyone model engineer here? Pic very much related.
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>>1315370
I was there on New Year's Day this year.
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>>1315646
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=007TyvoS0b4
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>>1315655
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5XB2FgABA0
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>>1315655
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8vAnlUdu_k
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Is there anything better than narrow gauge engines working hard?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRpFB4lIYtE
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>>1282802
>Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
I've checked back with their website recently. It's going to be a long haul to fund the next push, but what a wonderful thing they have been able to achieve so far.
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>>1289038
>>1289212
>RHDR meme artillery train was actually responsible for some german pilot(s) crashing their planes, because they thought they were too high when they saw the size of the railway

based desu
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>>1317622
Best defense ever if you ask me.
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>>1315989
Part of me still hopes that Lew is out there somewhere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_(locomotive)
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>>1317622
autism saves the day again
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>>1282802
Gonna dump some pics from my last visit to the Madrid Cercanías C-9 line (Ex Ferrocarril Eléctrico Del Guadarrama). It's a nice metre gauge mountain railway.
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>>1324562
What's the pantoladder for?
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>>1324581
There might be an electric heating element in the boiler. I think the stack is just for draft of the cylinder's exhaust.
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Humppila museum railway got a new station building.

Old one was this little waiting room from Matku station, on Turku-Toijala line. It survived as a break room for the railway employees, its original build date and location is lost to history.

When Humppila-Forssa narrow gauge railway (750mm) operated, Humppila didn't have its own station, instead it shared the same building with the state railways. This was brought in as rail cargo to fill that role in 1994.
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>>1324987
Senpai, what are you doing with the forklift?!
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>>1324988
Noooooo hrgöldfsg *glub glub*.
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>>1324990
"Please pack your station building and go!"
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>>1324991
"Only the foundation and nothing else of the fort remains."
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>>1324992
Some new gravel got spread on the spot and it also acquired running water.
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>>1324995
Some foundation stones from Riippa, Ostrobotnia were laid there next.
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>>1324996
And the building to which those stones belong came later. It's the smallest station building type used in the Finnish railways. Built in 1902 from standard blue prints and survived as instrumentation room for track side circuits.

The old waiting room was carefully tucked away to a siding.
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>>1325001
One two three lift!

To the left there's a 750mm gauge diesel engine for size comparison with modern heaving equipment.
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>>1325007
Sitting on a temporary base.
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>>1325010
The station is being carefully lowered and vedged to its final orientation.

The little engine and its little railroad crane are there for cleaning bee after the paid contractors have gotten their job done.
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>>1325013
The building was long due for some decoration.

The Humppila new station building can be seen in the distance between the evergreen and pylon. The old wooden building was a little closer and on the same side of the line as the narrow gauge railway, hence why they could share a station building. Of course, for heritage operation this arrengement suits better.
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>>1325018
Waste not, want not! The old waiting room will find new use in the other end of the heritage line.
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>>1325019
The good folks of the heritage railway association have been working to open the new station at the beginning of this year's season.

The station swap operation took place in october to december.
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>>1325020
They found am ancient message from some past repairmen. It says:

>1981/2/11
>We carried the sawdust down from the attic and it was a cunt-like job even if the day was beautiful. Who ever you are dismantling this floor, don't worry; this wasn't easy time either.
>- Verronen & Järvenpää
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>>1325022
Student labour was exploited too. They are learning how to install old fashioned building paper.
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>>1324702
this is a diesel outline anon
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Amusingly, the "work train" was present again, bringing some supplies and a cube of water for the paper installation gang.
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>>1325025
Dump complete.

By the way, I would have totally favoured 1chan but this is what I got, probably for having word _Hump_pila in it.

So bah, rather than waiting and experimenting if the robotic inquisitor than bans me half the time on basis of being from overseas would let me in with altered spelling, let's let it slide once more and post some actual content to this burning garbage dump of paid political shills and the kind of people who consent to with such activity.

t. stoner Finn.
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Kill self

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>>1325032
Kiitos, thoroughly enjoyed the storytime, especially the message from the 80s.
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>>1315372
Honestly, after all my machining schooling and such is done, my dream is to own some land up in the Sierras, and what I would do is have a cabin or house close to the road out, and a 1 or 2ft gauge track and trail that goes from it up a mountain to a large campsite and shooting range and use a little train to haul gear and people up and down like this vid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcAwGUxGMGU

I swear, old machinist boomers have the coolest toys sometimes.
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maine narrow gauge.
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>>1325475
Get any pics of that little 11 ton Plymouth?

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>>1325480
unfortunately i didn't. i'm not the same poster as >>1283493
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>>1325475
>No, no. It doesn't look American enough. Needs to be bigger.
>What do you mean the frame is already built? It's too small! Add some oversized bogies so it looks like a monster truck or something!
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The Bideford, Westward Ho! and Appledore Railway.

A short lived Narrow Gauge line.
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>>1291274
I dont head Northside often but is this Northgate? When I kill myself it’ll likely be in front of one of these
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A mogul from Central America LARPing as DSP&P in South Park City, Colorado.
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>>1324581
Without knowing any better, probably for activating switches and crossing gates where normally it isn't an issue since trams are being used. Pacific Electric did a similar thing with EMD switchers and trolley poles near the end of electrification.
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>>1326352
Any idea what country it came from? It looks like it was probably built in Philly at Baldwin.
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The Avontuur (adventure) railway of South Africa was the longest 2ft gauge railway in the world, at 177 miles.

The first railway locomotives used were these 2-6-4 tank engines, which had a with of 7'9".
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Anyone up for some mountain climbing?
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>>1333655
Where in Japan is this??? Okinawa? I must go there!
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>>1333752
That's the most appliances I've seen exposed on any UK steamer.
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>>1325472
Based
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>>1333771
It was built by the Swiss.
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>>1337587
Poland?

Also, here's some Guatemalan narrow gauge from the former United Fruit Company operations after they sold it in the 70s.
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>>1338343
Dual gauge is crazy cool. I same some remnants when I rode the Cumbres and Toltec at Antonito years ago and recently saw a lot rusting away on the East Broad Top in Mt. Union, PA.
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>>1338816
I would love to go see the EBT someday. I hope I get to, seeing as it is currently not operating.

Cumbres and Toltec is the greatest train ride I've ever undertook. Being in the adults only observation car on the end is the cherry on top.
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>>1340854
I got to ride the EBT in 2011 during their last operating season, though the steam locomotive broke down and they had to use a diesel. Of course everything is still in place, frozen in time though slowly decaying. It’s worth seeing and the Rockhill Furnace Trolley Museum is still running.
Agreed on Cumbres and Toltec. The Silverton is just as spectacular but the Cumbrrs and Toltec has so much more stuff preserved.
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>>1340971
Hopefully one of these days they'll get back in operation. I certainly don't want it to see the scrappers torch.


Here's some old school Rio Grande narrow gauge right before standard gauging the mainline from Pueblo to Salt Lake.
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>>1341389
The EBT situation is strange. They’ve been owned by the same scrap company since 1956 but they just let it lie fallow while allowing people to operate a short section of the line. Some kind of beef with the operating group caused the standoff since 2011. I don’t think it will get scrapped tomorrow but it would be hard to reopen parts of the line up in the mountains where there’s collapsed tunnels and 60+ years of decay. Still, the Orbisonia roundhouse, shops and yard are preserved, 19th century narrow gauge frozen in time, comparable or even better than Chama on the Cumbres and Toltec.
Some wealthy boomer foamer needs to step up.
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>>1333770
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himi_Line



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