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Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:52:58 pm »
My hobby is anything related to steam engines. I just love the antique coal burning behemoth's from yesteryear. Steam engines are magical time machines. My preference is for British steam as I feel a deep connection to my English roots. My ancestry is mostly British so that would help to explain it I guess.

Makes me really proud to see female drivers on the footplate of these antique machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRtdo1rnU4

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 07:45:46 pm »
I have a book by Don Bell, a pictorial of American steam. I love it. It’s a shame they went away, but they are expensive to maintain and run.


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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 09:01:33 pm »
So true. Nothing will ever compare in terms of majesty though.

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 11:58:33 pm »
So true. Nothing will ever compare in terms of majesty though.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 04:24:48 am »
I was into steam in a big way when I was really young and even talked my Father into taking me to a transport museum, where we viewed a full scale replica of 'Stevenson's Rocket' - the first accepted design of a working model engine, though there were a few prototypes before it.

I still have an affection for the age of steam, and as I have a log burner which also takes coal, it looks and reminds me of the firebox on a steam engine, especially with the wide chimney pipe protruding upwards. I always have a stupid grin on my face when loading it up with coal. lol Nowadays the kids only have 'steam punk' - but it sure is an extremely cool fashion statement.




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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 05:04:18 am »
My hobby is anything related to steam engines. I just love the antique coal burning behemoth's from yesteryear. Steam engines are magical time machines. My preference is for British steam as I feel a deep connection to my English roots. My ancestry is mostly British so that would help to explain it I guess.

Makes me really proud to see female drivers on the footplate of these antique machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiRtdo1rnU4

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I became addicted to steam in England in the 70s when I was a child. Dad & Mum took us to steam fairs where we could see traction engine racing & steam lorries amongst other things. I often play with my young sons with our Mamod traction engine.
 I also have taken my sons for a ride on the minature steam railway in Perth Australia.- Little did they know I was having more fun than them !

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2018, 06:01:51 am »
Megan and I rode the North Norfolk Railway from Holt to Sheringham and back. The tickets are printed on
old-timey thick cardstock. The train runs past a windmill and a golf course. Everyone stops golfing to wave at the train.  :)



All of the timetables, rolling stock (steam, diesel, and the vintage coaches) are shown on their site: http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 06:19:02 am »
Megan and I rode the North Norfolk Railway from Holt to Sheringham and back. The tickets are printed on
old-timey thick cardstock. The train runs past a windmill and a golf course. Everyone stops golfing to wave at the train.  :)



All of the timetables, rolling stock (steam, diesel, and the vintage coaches) are shown on their site: http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/


That sounds SO cool!

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 08:46:42 am »
When I was a kid and lived in Scotland, I remember taking the train from Glasgow to Aberdeen or Inverness to visit my gramdmother.  It was the early 1960s, and steam was still in use on that line.  I still remember the smell of the smoke and steam as the train went through tunnels.
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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 12:48:25 pm »
I have always enjoyed the magic of the steam era and the draw of the massive behemoths. I also love the old time beauty of the coach work and of course the image of Phoebe Snow created by the Lackawanna Railroad. My wife and I had a chance to tour the Steam Town National Historic site in Scranton PA a couple of months ago, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 01:03:10 pm »
I am absolutely fascinated by those beasts and have been known to stop at parks where one is on display just to take a look when traveling for work.
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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 05:49:12 pm »
Wow, So many of us gals are into steam. I would have never imagined there would be so many of us interested in the age of steam. Yay! I was afraid I would have to give up my old interest to become my true self.

I've been to Steam Town twice when I was a kid. We went around the time they opened at the current location as they moved from Bellows Falls VT. Rode on CNR 3254. I will admit UPRR 4012 the Bigboy is my favorite engine at the park. Waiting somewhat impatiently to see restored UP 4014 next year. Well, Even if it's only on You tube. Second to 4014 would be C&O 1309 on the Western Maryland Scenic RR. They have had no end of troubles though getting that loco restored.

British steam is my favorite and I have always wanted to get to the UK to ride on some of the many steam and vintage diesel trains. The class 37 diesel is my favorite UK diesel. Old English Electric locomotives have such a neat sound.

The UK railways did not get rid of steam till 1967 I believe. Most US railroads had been done with steam since the 1950's. One interesting experimental locomotive of British fame that sadly did not survive because of it being only a prototype was Gas Turbine #3 known as GT3. Many a times I wished I could move to Britain only to start a new build project to bring back GT3.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2019, 10:29:52 am »
I guess I will bore you with my past experience.
When as boy of 10-11, I would go down to the rail yard and watch the little steam engine moving freight cars around.
The engineer saw me there on a frequent basis and one day let me ride around with him for a while.
He was his own fireman, I loved riding it!!!
Nearby my home was a United States Steel plant, in their yard they had for years,
 retired steam engines that they were cutting up, melting and making into plate and beams.
Use to play on them on weekends. took home some bells from off of them and the headlights.
All of those items were lost or throw out when we moved when I was 16.

For those who do not know, a "Big Boy" 4014 has been fully restored and back on the line.
From what I have seen, I think it has been converted to burn oil.
Research has been going on to develop a fluidized bed,
to use on a new class of steam engine burning sub-bituminous coal in suspension along with a low grade hydrocarbon.
This is a strategic project, much of the military's trucks, tanks and smaller naval ships run on diesel, in a war setting there could be shortages. The fuel for the fluidized beds is a rough equivalent to 1920's bunker oil powered ships.
We have the largest deposits in the world of that fuel, allowing the diesel to go to war machines.
The combination will be half the cost of Diesel, boilers will be welded not riveted saving on construction cost.
I should add that the new proposed engines will be of the same class as the Big Boy 4014 @ 4-8-8-4.
The 4014 is touring along its own lines now.
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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2019, 07:55:28 pm »
There may be some steam train rides in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area during a couple of weeks of September.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2019, 08:34:40 pm »
I recall riding steam trains in California, Ohio, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire(cog railway).

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 08:59:54 pm »
I rode on the Durango & Silverton train in Colorado a couple of years ago. What a blast!
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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2019, 02:01:39 pm »
Marion, Gordon, Cool!

Thanks for sharing your steam adventures.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2019, 10:32:30 pm »
I’m not a certifiable steam nut, but I do find them interesting. My six year old is super into steam trains and tractors and kind of pulled me into it. In fact next weekend we’re going on a little trip to ride a steam powered train. There’s an annual event near us named the Old Threshers Reunion and we go to that every year.

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2019, 10:01:01 am »
Old Threshers Reunion, The one at Mt Pleasant IA? I'm familiar with most of the big steam threshers reunion shows. Before coming to terms with being trans, I spent most of my younger life entwined in the world of steam engines. Steam is the magic fluid after all!  ;D

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Re: Anyone else interested in steam trains?
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2019, 04:08:22 pm »
Hi Lisa, and railroad fans

  Railroad in general has been a keen interest of mine since an early age.  I recently visited Skagway, AK and we rode the narrow gauge up White Pass on a beautiful summer's day. The clickity clack of the rails and beautiful vistas unfolding was a true joy. They do operate steam engines on special "excursions" there....







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