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When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:32 pm
by dash9
My granddaughter just showed me a really cool thing for the computer. You can drive your own train and swap cars and all neet stuff. You have to watch the videos there are a ton of them on the you tube.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/53007 ... eavy_Haul/

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:20 pm
by Atkinson_Railroad
When it's really snowing and blowing, the reality is... you're not going to be
driving anything but the other end of a shovel.

As said on the Internet, "Just sayin' " ; )

http://www.pbase.com/visual_first/image/148982814/large

John

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:09 am
by FLSTEAM
Not a problem, just visit Florida in the winter and you can drive your train when it is snowing and blowing ( Up North that is )

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:11 am
by Builder01
Any 4-3/4" gauge tracks down South?

David

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:16 pm
by chiloquinruss
Image

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:47 pm
by dash9
I only thought it rains in Oregon.

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:35 am
by BigDumbDinosaur
Actually, one doesn't "drive" a train, at least in North America. In years past, I spent a lot of time in locomotive cabs and cannot recall see the steering wheel the engineer uses to "drive" his train. :D :) :?: :roll:

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:18 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
BigDumbDinosaur writes, "Actually, one doesn't "drive" a train, at least in North America."

Very true. It's always been Run or Operate in the railroad world I've known.
It's one of those, "Is it a Train Bridge, or a Railroad Bridge?" -thangs-

One could say you "use" a shovel and don't necessarily drive it.

Great photo of operating in the snow at Train Mountain chiloquinruss.

dash9... In driving my keyboard, I did not intend to hijack your original message related to Train Sim World.

Perhaps more photos of running equipment in the snow will find its place on this thread. Who knows?

John

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:44 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
Found a couple/three more snow theme photos.

The last photo shows a year I didn't get anything put away before a heavy lake effect snow storm hit.
You can barely see the boom of the IB wrecker to the left, and a line wire pole sticking through
the snow at the right. The clumps on the right are the train, and a pile of stacked track.

Honest! ; )

John

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:33 am
by PRR5406
Florida? That's taking the easy way out!

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:37 am
by NP317
dash9 wrote:I only thought it rains in Oregon.
Here it rains, clears, burns, and snows, not in any special order.
And you Engineer a train.
~RN

Re: When it is snowing and blowing you can still drive a Train

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:18 am
by Builder01
And you Engineer a train.
~RN
Or, do you just engineer the locomotive and not the entire train? The engine is only part of the locomotive, not the train. Or, is the person that designed the locomotive an engineer of locomotives? When in control of a locomotive, have you actually engineered anything? If you get a degree in engineering, are you now qualified to operate a locomotive? If you use any of these terms interchangeably, have you actually broken any rules?

If you are a conductor on a train as a part time job, are you just a semi-conductor?

David