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About 20 years ago my wife and I took a trip from Livonia MI to Holland MI aboard a Berkshire, pretty sure it was a 2-8-4. Seems like it was numbered in the 700's.

There was a mail car with the door open and a rail across the opening for photo-video taking. If you stuck your camera out the door, the lens would be abraded by the significant amount of soot and unburned solids that came from the stack. The only way to get a shot was wait until the train was on a curve and shoot through the opening with the camera still inside the car. I used an 8mm video camera for that trip, still have the video somewhere.
 
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A few more of the 611:
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And from behind the 611:

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Fill her up.
Volunteers on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway filling the saddle tanks of No14 Carron
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Irish Rail Intercity from Cork to Dublin crossing the River Barrow at Monasterevin

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Not a train...however, I have never seen a trailer like this before, thought it might be of interest.

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Not a train...however, I have never seen a trailer like this before, thought it might be of interest.

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But it is a train! If you look underneath next to the tires, there's a railroad wheel. Those flatbed trailers have hydraulic (maybe pneumatic) axles that raise and lower to allow them to run on tracks. The box itself is held on to the flatbed with pins, and they can mount different length boxes on the trailer. It's a slick system, the front of each trailer is supported by coupling it to the one in front of it requiring only one axle per trailer. When it reaches it's destination they just hook it up to a semi tractor and take it down the road. We used to see them a lot around here, although I haven't seen one in quite some time and had forgotten all about them until your post.

Not my photo, found it online. This is the same idea but uses a two axle truck instead of a built-in axle.
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But it is a train! If you look underneath next to the tires, there's a railroad wheel. Those flatbed trailers have hydraulic (maybe pneumatic) axles that raise and lower to allow them to run on tracks. The box itself is held on to the flatbed with pins, and they can mount different length boxes on the trailer. It's a slick system, the front of each trailer is supported by coupling it to the one in front of it requiring only one axle per trailer. When it reaches it's destination they just hook it up to a semi tractor and take it down the road. We used to see them a lot around here, although I haven't seen one in quite some time and had forgotten all about them until your post.

Not my photo, found it online. This is the same idea but uses a two axle truck instead of a built-in axle.
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Thanks, Brownie!
That is very interesting. Just goes to show one is never too old to learn something new! lol
 

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Port Stanley Terminal Railroad on a bright first day of summer - A local tourist short line that runs
excursions from Port Stanley Ont up to St Thomas Ont - They keep
most of their rolling stock in fine condition -
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