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    High plaltforms on Cleveland R.T.A?

    Given that the Cleveland light rail runs entirely on reserve, with no stops in the street environment, and even shares tracks with a subway, one might wonder why it doesn't have high platform loading. It may be a legacy systems, but so is the Pittsburgh light rail, which has converted to mostly...
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    Ramped/raised curb lane streetcar stops

    In Melbourne we have a rebuilt a few tram stops so as to improve access to both high and low floor trams simply by raising the curb lane so as the be (almost) the same height above the TOR as the entrances. The first such stop was on Danks street in a bayside suburb called Albert Park...
  3. BN Caboose 12312 Teague, Texas

    BN Caboose 12312 Teague, Texas

    BN Caboose 12312, now downgraded to a shoving platform is on the end of a maintenance of way train at Teague, Texas on Jan 30, 2010
  4. Cranes...

    Cranes...

  5. CN 313 Special

    CN 313 Special

  6. GMC trucks

    GMC trucks

    These were the only trucks included in the popular MSTS Train Simulator game. In real life however, it is them who are on the train! Being cab-overs the engine is fully exposed to the elements toward the back of the cab. Is this smart?
  7. Flatcar with sides

    Flatcar with sides

    Not sure what it's loaded with, but this flat is in good company, a spreader to the right and a 1940's 40' box to the left. The over-patched hopper in the back makes a good modern background. This flat can easily be modelled from a 40' Athearn flat car.
  8. Cable barrels?

    Cable barrels?

    Quite a few of these loads coming through on CN & CP recently.
  9. Land of bunk cars

    Land of bunk cars

    These days CP's Transcona yard is mostly used to store bunk cars. It's too bad that the relatively new bunks on flats are blocking the older converted 40' and 50' bunk boxcars. You can see them in the background, here's a close look: http://tinyurl.com/2yqstk. Right in front of me were these...
  10. AMTK 3 - P42DC - M.J. Scanlon

    AMTK 3 - P42DC - M.J. Scanlon

    The "City of New Orleans" takes off out of Memphis Central Station for its overnight journey to Chicago.
  11. Streaking "City of New Orleans" - M.J. Scanlon

    Streaking "City of New Orleans" - M.J. Scanlon

    The northbound CNO, Train 58, streaks into Memphis Central Station on a balmy Friday night. Lead engine is AMTK 96.
  12. Intersting load

    Intersting load

    The photo speaks for itself.
  13. Double-bogie

    Double-bogie

    The bogies on an 8axle QTTX platform.
  14. 12 axle monster

    12 axle monster

    This 12 axle platform is just short of a load. I had to zoom out to fit it in! It was coupled next to a string of ballast hoppers and other flats. Oddly the one time I did see a loaded one on a IMS, there were no ballast hopeprs next to it.
  15. Trucks

    Trucks

    Three Trucks on a CN intermodal. It was a very cool train, 20 mixed cars (autoracks, this one, hoppers, gondolas, tankers, etc.) then the containers.
  16. CSX Remote Platform Car

    CSX Remote Platform Car

    CSX is now starting to use cut down boxcars or freight cars to make remote control pushers They look like a flatcar with a electrical control cabinet standing up at one end of the car with headlights mounted on the cabinet and horns on top The rear end or B end has 3 controllig hoses only ...



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