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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:59   #1
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Default Rolling Coal, the Real Deal, Steam Locomotives

Take a look at this video, 21 seconds in. You can see what an environmental nightmare steam locomitives were. This was the world's biggest coal-fired locomotive going all out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz14zIBWspA

There is one of these at the B & O Railroad Museum that I saw (non-operational) and it is truely massive.

I've ridden in a few restored steam locomotives and I may post a few shots of the last trip I took. They are really neat machines.

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 19:09   #2
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I've been to the Henry Ford Museum 4 times now, the first in 1967. That monster never ceases to amaze me.


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Here is a clip of the biggest Locomotive ever built the UP "Big Boy" 4-8-4-8. At 1.25 million ponds these locomotives are too heavy for today's rails: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8f9V...eature=related
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they still run a coal burner up mt washington everynow and then, the soot can be seen for miles, brings a tear to my eyes each time i see it!

other times it's a modern biodiesel loco
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I've had the privilege of riding on a steam train before. I'll never forget it, great time.

I feel sorry for the operators who had to keep those fed with coal in constant 135'f+ degree heat.
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I've had the privilege of riding on a steam train before. I'll never forget it, great time.

I feel sorry for the operators who had to keep those fed with coal in constant 135'f+ degree heat.
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Here some pictures I took on an excursion on the Western Maryland Scenic RR:





















http://www.wmsr.com/

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I've ridden on a smallish (in comparison) steam loco (great smoky railway) and also seen them run past in the New River Valley of Virginia. One thing that surprised me was how quiet they were. The films make them seem loud. I guess maybe the big ones are!!!

What impressive machines.
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i feel like a lil kid watchin those videos. talk about earth shaking. truely awesome.
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