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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiaan van Beilen View Post
    Where's Utrecht. I stay on the good side of the IJssel.
    Just kidding. I do know there is a museum line down there but I didn't know much about it, so feel free to add your 10 cents. It's just that I heard a steam train when I was at the Loenense waterfall once, near Apeldoorn.
    Don't ask how I got there, because it was a crazy idea from a girlfriend to go have a walk there.
    They have some nice trains..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olijke Poffer View Post
    They have some nice trains..

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    A few years ago, I went to a "Train Museum" here...there were a lot of trains, from the 1980's until the 1940's, the difference, they were all not operational and only the shell, inside they were empty.

    As we aren't a first world country we don't have that much of trains, but in early 1920 we have a lot... mines, ports, and as we are a thin and large country, a lot of railroad from city to city...

    As everything here, what was good they destroy... now there are only small distances trains and all have to be done by highway or plane (same as Europe ahhh -ironic-). I don't know why here they follow all the bad experiences and the bad examples and they don't follow the common sense...

    Anyway, I travel a month or so ago in the last operative one about (500 kms)... it was old, expensive (compared to a bus ticket), but it was a nice experience.

    I remember Star Guitar music video with this pic...
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    Why it is upside down??.. on my notebook it is correct, but when I upload it here it rotates...

    And this is the train...
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    I have some pictures still of Hungarian steam trains around lake Balaton, but it's somewhere in the mountain of boxes on the attic.

    We, me and my parents, went camping in a village called Balaton Gyorok in the 90's on Carina Camping. Which was next to the railroad tracks, with a crossing just outside the camping itself.
    So I'd get woken up by steam train whistle every morning and I enjoyed every sound those monsters made. Nothing is as alive as a steam train after all.
    I'd go running up to the track every time a train would come along.

    In the early days in the 90's the barriers would still get lowered by the station master at the local train station 500m down the line. Which was all chain driven and done by hand.
    That same guy was horribly fast in stamping the postcards! I couldn't even see his movements whilst standing in front of him, I kid you not.

    Also we had an old fashioned circus camp outside the camping ground once. Where a black panther was just resting on the roof rack of either a Lada or a Trabant, and chained to it with a small chain.
    Then again in France we had the circus on the camping grounds. All African animals included.
    When you hear those animals at night in your thin lightweight tent... it was quite adventurous. lol


    Anyway, I digress. I wish we could develop modern steam trains with the knowledge and tech we have today to make them more efficient.
    Although I doubt we will with all the green hippies nowadays. Too bad for them but the Gulfstream is slowing down according to Nasa, so it will become colder again. Although I am sure they will fear an ice age as everything is black and white with the climate according to them.

    I prefer to stay realistic and in the middle. Maybe for steam trains we could dry and press to briquettes and burn algea, which tend to grow like the plague in places.
    Or simply have an electric heating system installed.
    Maybe make a steam and hydrogen-electric hybrid steam train.

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    Trains are indeed a unique vehicle, I have played train simulators and from there many train models that I know

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    A couple more pictures of the Royal Scot at Manchester Victoria yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christiaan van Beilen View Post
    Maybe make a steam and hydrogen-electric hybrid steam train.
    Emmett Brown build it!!!!

    Years ago... or in the future... I don't know.. but, he build it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolo F View Post
    Emmett Brown build it!!!!

    Years ago... or in the future... I don't know.. but, he build it!!

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    LOL... and here I actually pitched that idea to Elvis (Marc Priestley... former McLaren F1 Team mechanic) for such a system on an F1 car.

    Didn't know Doc already invented it. Let's hope he didn't file for patents.

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    Some Pictures from Preston today

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    Well since I've gotten back to Essex I've been out spotting a few times and have been filming whatever comes along.

    Mostly it is the Class 321s that are the mainstay of Greater Anglia and Class 360s that are being transferred to East Midlands Railway, however, there are also plenty of new Class 745s which are replacing the old class 90s. Plus in my most recent video a pair of yet to enter service Class 720s on test which are due to replace the 360s

    Also feature are several Class 66 freight locomotives (possibly familiar to those on mainland Europe) mostly operated by Freightliner as well as one GBRf locomotive. Also seen is a pair of Freightliner Class 86s Electrics and the most interesting of all a Europhoenix Class 37 hauling a DVT from one of the former Class 90 operated services on Greater Anglia

    oh and before anyone asks I am definitely trying to reactivate some off-topic threads for the sake of maintaining our friendly community atmosphere, I think we might need it at the moment with the current passionate discussions going on




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    Just uploading some pictures to my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tank_goes_trainspotting/ and found this one a particular favourite of mine from York on 24/01/2020 of an LNER Class 91, 91122

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