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    Antique Railroad Track Cross Section

    Small rail was and is used in small mine railways. Here is one supplier. https://kimessteel.com/new-rail?RailSize=15 Bruce
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    Talgo VI's removed from Cascades services

    How many VI train sets are there? Is the new equipment to be conventional or Talgo? Bruce
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    GG1

    And then there was the one cut in half and made into a snowblower. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1605083 Bruce
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    New BNSF bridge to be barged to site.

    Article at: https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/apr/18/clark-asks-railroad-bridge-under-construction-in-vancouver-bound-for-columbia-river-gorge/ Article about the other bridge mentioned, that was barged to its site...
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    craziness or big balls ?

    Neither. The train or cars had to be stopped when the washout happened. There is no way a locomotive could have crossed that. The cars were pulled away so the fill or bridge could be repaired. No other reasonable way to get them off. Bruce
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    I need help finding info for a engines of series

    A start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_(railcar)#Arrow_III https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Arrow_III_cars_of_New_Jersey_Transit Bruce
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    buying a carriage in the U.K.?

    Here's one: http://www.wnxx.com/forsale/index.htm Bruce
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    Need help identifying this locomotive

    Best guess: From: Wyoming Short Lines & Industrial https://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr234.htm Pacific Power & Light Co. Glenrock Coal Co. 11, GP38AC, was built by Electro-Motive in December 1971, #37891, FN 5785-1. It was renumbered 511 and became GCCo 511. It was sold as Arizona Public...
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    Need help with train derailment speed

    (CGW101c wrote) "Probably would only work if the switch points were not all the way over and the train was going toward the points." That's what happened here at probably 10-15 mph, on a switch that was not fully to one side...
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    Genius Inventor Builds A Steam Engine Train And Train Tracks Right In The Middle Of His Backyard

    Interesting. He invented a new way to power trains with only wood and water. :) Bruce
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    Need ID for these track maintenance machines.

    Looks like the second one: https://www.nordco.com/products-catalog/maintenance-of-way/clip-machines/spring-clip-applicator-ncsa.htm Bruce
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    Need help identifying this. I found it and an old railroad iron close to each other. Thanks

    Probably a logging item. For a start: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=logging++hook&t=ffsb&atb=v169-1&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images https://duckduckgo.com/?q=logging+dog+tool&t=ffsb&atb=v169-1&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images...
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    Please help identify this locomotive

    It was used under a different RR name, too. From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,_Milwaukee,_St._Paul_and_Pacific_Railroad "In 1874, the name was changed to Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul after absorbing the Chicago & Pacific Railroad Company, ... And from...
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    Decoding Steam Locomotive Markings

    Answers here: https://www.steamlocomotive.info/vlocomotive.cfm?Display=360 http://rgusrail.com/gagr302.html 27/30 is cylinder bore and stroke. 53.2 is tractive effort in 1000's. F63 is the class, as mentioned. I suspect F means 2-8-2 and 63 is driver diameter. Bruce
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    Train Identification

    No real answer, but I found a locomotive in Palestine that appears to have the same boilermaker. Bruce
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    Need help identify this locomotive.

    Georgia Railroad 2-8-2. http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=9279&whichpage=10#top Bruce
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    Track switching device?

    Rails often have a date on them. If there is a patent number, you can look it up and see when it was granted. The device can't be older than that. Bruce
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    Track switching device?

    Yes, these are parts of a switch. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch#/media/File:Cast_frog.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch#Points_(point_blades) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_switch#/media/File:Railroad_switch,_Grain_elevator_district,_Minneapolis.jpg...
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    Another question: how were steam locomotives made/manufactured in the mid 1800s?

    Here is information from 1921. https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Steam_Locomotive_Construction_and_Maintenance Much earlier the locomotives would be smaller, and more work would be done by hand instead of by powered machinery. Bruce
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    Abandoned EMD Model 40. Is this known?

    You only need to scratchbuild if you are not in HO scale. :) http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=RND84096 Bruce




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