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  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ballast cleaning time.
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  3. r_i_straw

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    This was parked at the bauxite trans-loading facility in the La Baie borough of Saguenay, Quebec. The ore from ships is loaded on to rail there to move it to the aluminum smelting plants in the area. Plenty of hydro power available in the Provence of Quebec to power the smelters.
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  4. Mike VE2TRV

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    You can be sure of that. Almost all of our power is hydro-electric. We have some power dams way way up north, with one reservoir about the size of Belgium! :eek:

    That dam, LG2, or Robert-Bourassa Dam, has an overflow spillway that's nicknamed "l’escalier du géant", The Giant's Staircase. Each of the 10 steps is the size of a football field. When they open the flood gates it's impressive.

    To say that's big is an understatement.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    When you say "football field", I am thinking that to be "soccer"? Which is much larger than a field used by US football.
     
  6. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    See for yourself:

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    I drew an arrow pointing to the scale bar. This is big.

    Most of the photos seen on the internet are taken from the photo icon at the bottom left, near the Layers button.

    Don't you just hate it when people start arguing about size? :whistle:
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

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    Wow, that IS huge!
     
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  8. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    At the old Chicoutimi Pulp Mill in present day Saguenay, Quebec. Steeple cab electric doing its thing. Early 1900s.
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  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    4014 and 4022 in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1958. Stan Kistler photo.
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  10. MetraMan01

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    SCMAGLEV Museum in Nagoya:

    0 Series Shinkansen-“Dr Yellow” which is like a track geometry train.

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    Dining cars from the 0 and 100 series Shinkansen:

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    Lead cars- 0, 100, 300, 700 series respectively:

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  11. Mr. Trainiac

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    It always surprises me when I remember that some shinkansens are not all-coach. The concept of a diner or smoking lounge seems so strange to me. Other high-speed trains like the TGV and ICE have cafe cars, so I don't know why it seems out of place on a shinkansen. I guess I imagine them like airliners, where you just sit in your seat the entire time.
     
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    More from Nagoya:

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    Maglev-set world speed record:

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    Last but not least-record setting narrow gauge steamer. Record set while testing the weight limit on a bridge…

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  13. MetraMan01

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    It might have been more common when they were slower-I usually take a “Nozomi” and they wheel a cart through with snacks. Haven’t seen a dining car on the N700A series which is all I’ve been on when riding the Nozomi, which I think is like an express-fewest stops-to/from Tokyo and major cities south. Most people grab something from home or a 7/11 before they get onboard.

    The others-Hikari and Kodama-along the Tokaido Shinkansen line also use N700As but have more stops so they could have a diner/care car. But haven’t been on one so I can’t confirm or deny. These diners were from older series Shinkansen so maybe they stopped the service altogether?


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    Fantastic photos, from steam to the latest Shinkansens that have a nose that looks like the toe end of a sneaker.

    That's not a stretch. Some of the early ones look just like they took an aircraft fuselage and put it on rails. I like their classic look.:cool:
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Under cover. Nicely preserved and presented. (y) A well done to those who made this effort!
     
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    I feel like something is missing, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

    MP 473, CP Portal Sub.
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    Can you find it here? They all seem to be present and accounted for.
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    From yesterday at Lowell, NC, an all-BNSF set leading NS 283 under one of the very few remaining SOU signal bridges on the system. The shot's backlit, but I've seen few BNSF units in my life and I'm happy to have seen these. That's my wife to the left in matching orange shirt. :)

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  19. BNSF FAN

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    Really cool shot Hardcoaler!!! (y)(y)(y) Going to miss those classic old Southern signal bridges
     
  20. Mike VE2TRV

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    Apart from what seems to be a missing tie, I really don't like the look of those ties. They're direly in need of replacement. Just look at how the tie plate has sunk down into the left-hand tie, on the far rail in the first photo. And how warped the others are. All the splitting and splintering.

    That's scary.:eek:
     

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