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 Post subject: Steam Race
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:07 pm 

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This might be entertaining. I was thinking about the famous 611 - 1218 "race" during the 1987 NRHS Convention. Stateside we all know how exceedingly unlikely it would be to see such a thing again. Meanwhile across the pond this appears to be reasonably common as evidenced on youtube. Here's a good one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t5hraJTkn8

So what has been the best "race"?


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Race
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:02 am 

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Whooee!!! That was fun, though I wonder how many complaints the railway got about smoke!

Among the cool things observed--getting to look into the kitchen of a dining car on the other train; the light in the cab from the fireman opening the door to shovel in coal; how that same light illuminates the smoke inside a tunnel; and at the end, how a steam train coming out of a tunnel is reminiscent of a surfacing whale blowing off (and gives us a blast from the safety valves, too).

All things so familiar to those who know even a little bit about steam.

I still wonder why the enertainment business does so little, does even less right, with railroad material. We can do better than Thomas, I say!


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Race
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:16 am 

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We once did more of this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_VQkjfujUE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XmmysWtniY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV_57c1vA_g


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Race
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:02 pm 

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Almost forgot about the 1989 844-4449 race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdllEflOu28


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Race
PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:05 pm 

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More parallelfahrt
https://youtu.be/QFLp43cH51M
https://youtu.be/VAoWWvDMvmU
The Pacific 18 201 is a 3 cylinder loco, and you can hear the distinctive 3rd chuff when the camera man is along side of it.

The American versions were done before every passenger had a high def recorder in smartphones. Hm time to change that...


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 Post subject: Re: Steam Race
PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:42 am 

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Was taking in some footage of 261 and this one came up in the youtube feed. Double double headers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsESIaFtE_4

Hm 611 and 765 sure would look good going around Horseshoe together...


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