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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #1
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MISC | Trains Running on Streets

Are there any places were trains run on streets just like trams?
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Old October 8th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #2
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sure Brno, Czech Republic



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Old October 8th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #3
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WOW! A steam train on the street!
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Old October 8th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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There is somewhere in Queensland, Australia similar to above photos, possibly Townsville or Rockhampton (apologies to locals if its neither!). Also a quick google images search for Michigan City, Indiana should be interesting
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:05 AM   #5
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Do trains have to stop at red lights in such places?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #6
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The South Shore Line in Michigan City, Indiana (USA) - line runs from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago-Millennium Station.





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On the South Side of Chicago, the electric trains run in the median of a street but they have their own right of way.



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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #8
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The South Shore Line in Michigan City, Indiana (USA) - line runs from South Bend, Indiana to Chicago-Millennium Station.





The trains look like faces
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Old October 9th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #9
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The most famous of the current sections of mainline 'street running' that remain here in the USA is near the Amtrak station at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

CN also has a several block long section of mainline street running on their ex WC, exx UP, nee CNW trackage in Oconto, WI.

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Old October 9th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #10
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Let me quote myself from the recent weird railways thread.
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The Swiss railway Rhatische Bahn also shares it's tracks with the road in some places

Berninabahn in Tirano (Italy)


Arosa line - Chur Station



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This bus stop is actually a trainstation




Although this "road train" in Oakland, California looks a bit more serious.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 02:11 AM   #11
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BNSF in Fort Collins, Colorado.......

BNSF on Mason Street, Fort Collins
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Old October 10th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #12
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Those pic are crazy!!! i couldn´t imagine how it feels to be stopped in your daily morning traffic jam while you see a steam train passing by your side as a regular car!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #13
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Sometimes happen in Budapest too:








(http://www.villamosok.hu/balazs/teher/index.html)
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #14
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In Brno this is a delivery track to exhibition centre. The trains are going there just once a year for machine-industries fair trade.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #15
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It looks weird actually, a train on the street. Especially in the pics in post #2
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Old October 12th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #17
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THe above photo is Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Bundaberg also has some on street running.

Both are on the main line from Brisbane to Cairns.

There is also a small town in western Victoria with trains in the main street. Can't remember the town's name, but the street is called Broadway.
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In the village Olef in Rhineland-Palatinate/Germany
Today there is no regular passenger traffic any more

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*edit* sorry, i had no rights to post the pictures in this forum

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Old October 14th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #19
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The last photo scares me...
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Superb...!!!

Amazing Vids and Pics, Really Amazing...

The Last Pic and the Train @ Oakland is really fear making....
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