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Started by Captain. Last reply by Captain Nov 16. 96 Replies, luxurious, and sometimes a little pricey.  …Continue

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Your model railway?

Started by KatSynth. Last reply by Michael Margerum Sep 6. 29 Replies

Some of us may be lucky enough to have a model railway in our posession, either being built or a finished item. And depending on what you do, you may have N scale/Gauge, or the more common HO…Continue

Texas State Railroad Steampunk Event

Started by chaz robitaille. Last reply by chaz robitaille Apr 20. 1 Reply

Texan Steampunks!I encourage everyone to check out this event that the Texas State Railroad is hosting April 24th, 25th, and 26th in Palestine, TX.  There will be multiple steam locomotive excursions…Continue

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Steampunk Themed Model Railroad

Started by Steampun K. Macintyre. Last reply by Steampun K. Macintyre Mar 19. 18 Replies

I have been contemplating the possabilities of a Steampunk themed model railroad. I am thinking aout a Karl Arent style pizza layout for a starter. Any thoughts?Continue

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Comment by SouthernGothic on September 10, 2015 at 1:42am

Historic Steam Train to convey Her Majesty BBC news:

The historic steam locomotive that will haul the train carrying the Queen, during Wednesday's royal opening of the new Borders railway, has arrived in Scotland.

The Union of South Africa was built to haul express trains between Edinburgh and London.

Now it is being prepared for the Pullman carriage which will carry the royal party.

Comment by SouthernGothic on July 27, 2015 at 2:17am

After a decade of restoration, the Flying Scotsman is nearing its return:

Comment by SouthernGothic on July 24, 2015 at 5:26pm

I found the article about the discovery and recovery of the aforementioned locomotive from the Suwannee River:

Comment by Captain on June 22, 2015 at 10:50am

I actively search for information of riverboats sunken in rivers but never thought to look for a locomotive. 

I don't recall Orthodox Churches being famous for rolling in the aisles.  It is strange to see Churches without pews but apparently that is just their tradition. 

Comment by SouthernGothic on June 22, 2015 at 10:17am

This locomotive was found and recovered from the Suwannee river in 1979.  It is from the 1850-55 period and is on permanent display at the Florida Department of Agriculture here in Tallahassee, FL.

It was a logging locomotive believed to have fallen from a barge during shipping.

Since this picture was taken, it has had some further restoration/preservation work done and a shelter built over it.

Comment by SouthernGothic on June 22, 2015 at 10:11am

Perhaps it retains the hand rails in case of a bumpy service?

Comment by Captain on June 22, 2015 at 9:48am

A curious train conversion:

My understanding is that Orthodox stand for their services so this seems fairly practical. 

Comment by Captain on June 5, 2015 at 6:58pm
Comment by Captain on March 26, 2015 at 12:40pm

Bridge made out an old train car.

Comment by Captain on March 4, 2015 at 6:10pm

Locomotives in the train yard, Dawson Museum, 1978.

66. Locomotive barn at Dawson City Museum


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