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    Help with identification. Old sign/marking

    https://railroadforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/engine-whistle-signals.17304/
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    Need help identifying locomotive

    I'm pretty sure that's A&G #3. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/expert-sets/10946/
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    Bill Anderson

    I know I've seen him less and less here over the last couple of months. I was hoping it was just because he was busy with other things.
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    Many many pictures from germany, austria, slovenia and croatia

    Hertzlich wilkommen! Many of us enjoy the photos and videos, we just do not comment much.
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    Question from an 'outsider'

    For most people that just go about their business, and don't really take an interest to railroads, trains are just "there". Unless the railroad suffers a major catastrophe, goes bankrupt, or abandons a line, they pay no attention. Unless they are stuck at a level crossing, and have to wait for a...
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    Question from an 'outsider'

    VIA would be the entity that operated, and still operates passenger trains in Canada. VIa is a Crown corporation charged with operatng passenger trains there.
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    Question from an 'outsider'

    Sorry to disappoint, but Canadian Pacific passenger service ended in 1978.
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    What was the purpose of this chimney looking thing in this swinging bridge photo?

    Here’s a photo of one on the Dan river in virginia. The elevated manhole is on the lower left. https://bridgehunter.com/photos/37/64/376403-L.jpg
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    What was the purpose of this chimney looking thing in this swinging bridge photo?

    I was thinking more along the lines of municipal utility access. Many bridges are used to carry water, sewer, and power lines.
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    What was the purpose of this chimney looking thing in this swinging bridge photo?

    I’ve seen similar concrete cylinders next to bridges with manhole covers mounted on the top.
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    C&O 1309 Moves Under Its Own Power

    It is similar to a Big Boy, in that it is an articulated steam engine. The Big Boy is a 4-8-8-4 simple articulated, and the 1309 is a 2-6-6-2 compound Mallet locomotive. Simple means all the steam cylinders are fed live steam at the same time. Compound means it recycles the steam from the rear...
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    C&O 1309 Moves Under Its Own Power

    http://railfan.com/co-1309-moves-under-its-own-power-for-first-time-in-64-years/




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