Cold Weather Running of Steam Locomotives

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Post by tsph6500 » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:31 pm

Some other cold weather shots at Bernie's track...
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It's always fun until someone gets hurt! Always check the tracks for snowmen crossing... this little guy didn't make it.
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Bernie's dad, Ernie, speeds through the cold. The engine was built by the late Fred Sangster. She's a beauty.
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Post by srrl5 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:58 am

WE don't get much snow here but one of these times I hope to drag out the steamer and run it. Have had the Diesel out twice in the snow and its fun. The second time the snow was about six inches in places, need to make a plow, I only had a piece of plywood clamped to the front of the Diesel to scrape the rails, at times the block of snow in front of the loco was about four feet long before it would slide of the side of the track.

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Post by Charles T. McCullough » Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:54 am

No snow in this but the steam really shows up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP4gDzLIic

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Post by dorin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:07 pm

I am putting together a Christmas issue of our club electronic newsletter. Would anybody mind if I put some of these pictures into the newsletter??
They look like they belong at Christmas time!

Anybody have any other pictures that make you think of Christmas?

Thanks,
Mike

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Snow Pix

Post by chiloquinruss » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:11 am

If you will indulge me for a minute, I'm posting some snow pix as requested, but they are of diesels and not steamers. They were taken at a past Polar Bear Meet at Train Mountain, Chiloquin, Oregon. To add to what Dean has already posted TM made special arrangements to allow the steamers to be parked indoors at night for obvious reasons. :D Russ
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A low view to show the actual snow depth at the time.
lesplowing.jpg
More plowing by another diesel.
leeplowing.jpg
Snow plowing diesels.

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Some winter running of steam locomotives.

Post by sncf141r » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:27 pm

A bit bigger than my normal, but it was certainly fun. I spent a week at Salt Lake City in 2002 working for the Heber, shuttling passengers around. Some of my pics are at:

http://nn.railfan.net/olympics/olympics.htm

JohnS

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Post by dorin » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:31 pm

Any winter pictures will be great and appreciated.
-Mike

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More snow pix

Post by chiloquinruss » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:58 pm

OK, but remember YOU asked for it! :D Russ
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Mvc-425s.jpg
Even the sawmill is snowed in!
AHeadOfSteam.jpg
A full head of steam and high ballin'
Steamer.JPG
A Steamer!
Mvc-422s.jpg
A Christmas Village (not Dept. 56).
LumberCamp.JPG
Lumber Camp

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Post by dorin » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:16 pm

Wow, the pictures are great!
Thanks guys!

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