Fantastic train and the whole series Steve.The old Patagonian Express steam train that today runs from Esquel to Nahuel Pan in Argentina. It's a 75cm (approx. 29.5 inches for those that are still lagging behind the rest of the world ) narrow gauge train that was originally used to transport sheep and goods such as leather. Today it's a tourist attraction and jolly good fun.
Awesome.Not exactly a photo, but thought you folks may enjoy it. This was made in 1998 on a day excursion my wife and I took From Livonia Michigan to Holland Michigan. The Locomotive is the 2765, a copy of the original Chesapeake and Ohio 2765. "when the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society modified Nickel Plate 2-8-4 S-2 Class Berkshire #765 to look like a C&O K-4 (2-8-4 Kanawha) and along with these modifications, renumbered her to Chesapeake & Ohio 2765." More in the link for those who are interested.
I was shocked at the amount of debris in the form of unburned coal that flies back past the cars. Sticking your head out of the camera car (which was actually an old mail car with a safety rail across each opening) when it was rolling fast was painful. It would easily sandblast a camera lens. The one shot in the second segment where the camera is outside the car looking forward is as far as I dared go without risking damage.Awesome.
Sounds and the smell.
Fascinating to watch those big wheels getting turned by a few levers all doing their thing.
Apparently it is a Plymouth switcher previously owned by Hayes Albion - Great picture -Here's another shot of the little switcher. I found it intriguing because it's built in the same rear-cab form as a steam locomotive but diesel powered. I poked around a bit on the internet and can find some similar, but no real info. The closest I could find was a Darlington 0-6-0 built in 1962, but it is much larger. Maybe one of you train people can shed some light.
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