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Steam surprise

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by DanielD, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. What would you think when you come home from a day trip to the country side, step out of the train and you see this stopping at the other platform:


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    :eek: :eek: :eek: 


    I rushed over to the other platform to take a few snaps before it already left the station again after a short stop.

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    This beast was so huge I struggled to pleasingly fit it into the frame in that short time. Very impressive.

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    The sign reads "Steam Engine Friends Berlin". What a great job of them to keep it running and also running it on the standard railway tracks. :smile::smile:


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    I heard the guys in the engine saying that the track is clear to leave the station and one guy next to me was blocking his ears. I wondered why because... hey those steam engines aren't THAT loud......


    Well. I forgot that steam whistle. Obviously the guy next to me knew what was coming and the guys on the train had the fun to see a photog wincing at the engine's whistle before it started moving.

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    Now that was a welcome surprise for me. :smile:
     
  2. What a beautiful machine! Reminds me of my Märklin days when I was a kid and had one locomotive similar to that!

    Thanks for posting!
     
  3. Very very cool !

    not many of the monsters left running!
    Thank you for posting those shots!
     
  4. What a find, and great shots. What would you call that, a 2- 10- 8 ??
     
  5. Thanks all for the comments.

    Because of the number of wheels? No idea, I'm no steam engine freak. I'd call it HUGE. :wink:
     
  6. Yes the wheels. It is truly a monster workhorse. Show it to Jarrell, he will tell you all about it.:smile:
     
  7. 2-10-0, I think - the wheels under the tender (2 bogies of 4, by the looks of it) don't count as engine wheels...
     
  8. Nice! What a great piece of machinery!
     
  9. The engine is a 2-10-0 or a 2-10-2. I cant quire tell if there is a set of smaller wheel under the firebox/cab. AlJohnston is correct on how to identify the wheel arrangement. It is a system that is used globally for steam locomotives.
     
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