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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:05 AM   #501
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I shall have quite a fun time railfanning this when it is complete. About the ferry ride, It looks like it should take about 40 min to an hour to get to the piers at SF.
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Old July 23rd, 2012, 05:48 AM   #502
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The crazy thing was a Budd SPV2000 from 1978, and it was a cool looking but ordinary DMU. It was a update of the old Budd RDC, but based on an Amfleet body.

They were never practical, and I don't know how many units had the cool front end. It looks like it was a demonstrator wearing DOT orange livery.

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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #503
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Brand-new Metro North station under construction in West Haven, CT

Source: http://iridethet.blogspot.com/2012/0...high-line.html

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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #504
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How long is the ferry ride?
30 minutes from Larkspur to downtown. http://goldengateferry.org

More SMARTness:

The Tamper, which 'surfaces' and aligns the tracks


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Old July 25th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #505
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30 minutes from Larkspur to downtown. http://goldengateferry.org

More SMARTness:

The Tamper, which 'surfaces' and aligns the tracks


Close-up

http://www.facebook.com/sonomamarintrain
Maybe they should use that on the tracks on the "Brand new" Metro North station in the post above? :P
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Old July 26th, 2012, 05:08 AM   #506
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Maybe they should use that on the tracks on the "Brand new" Metro North station in the post above? :P
That's not completely finished yet once it is , it will look all nice and even.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #507
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Dobb's Ferry

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Dobbs Ferry Hudson line Train Station by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr

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Old July 28th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #508
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I am trying to find photos of a steam locomotive from Western Washington that was on a short stretch of track near a diner of sorts. Cannae remember exactly where.

If you have never stood next to a steam engine, it's quite the treat.

Whilst they are definitely from the Industrial Revolution, they are before assembly lines and thus they were all made by hand. The fire burns with a sound not unlike a beating heart and each one has it's own pulse.

Gotta see one up close.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #509
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This is the finalized CAD drawing for the new Siemens Amtrak Cities Sprinter 125 mph (135 mph design) locomotive that will be rolling down the NEC for the foreseeable future starting in 2 years or so:

I think it looks very atypical, but that's my opinion.
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Old July 28th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #510
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Looks like a modernized version of toaster but what can you do? There are only so many ways you can design an electric locomotive with cabs on both ends.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #511
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It's the needlessly pointed headlights that ruin it for me. It tries to look "cool" and "edgy" but just looks awkward in the end.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #512
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All those Sprinter derived locos don't look that much different, this one, or the Chinese HXD1D.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 06:33 AM   #513
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SunRail in Florida - commuter-rail line under construction between Orlando and Tampa


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more photos here: http://sunrail.com/sr_gallery#!prettyPhoto
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 10:19 PM   #514
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Construction? bet it be more the case of resurrection ... yesterday's '':

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I like how in that photo gallery on the sunrail site you can see the process of unloading welded rail segments from specialized trains of flatcars. It's getting laid down on the side of the existing track for now, since obviously the train delivering it has to drive on something.

Answers the questions some had earlier in this thread about uneven looking tracks.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #516
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SunRail in Florida - commuter-rail line under construction between Orlando and Tampa
SunRail will not run between Orlando and Tampa. SunRail is a commuter rail system for the Orlando Metropolitan Area and will run basically north/south from DeLand in Volusia County to Poincianna in Osceola County. Additional cities served include DeBary, Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Winter Park, Kissimmee, and of course, Orlando. Most of the system will be located in Seminole and Orange Counties.

You may have been confused with the now-cancelled Florida High Speed Rail system, the first leg of which was to have been constructed between Orlando and Tampa.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #517
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May I suggest purchasing a cheap tri or monopod? It'd really improve the quality of your work!
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there banned in the NYC region , I have one...
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Old August 9th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #520
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It's the needlessly pointed headlights that ruin it for me. It tries to look "cool" and "edgy" but just looks awkward in the end.
Kind of reminds me of a 1961 DeSoto or Chrysler.



Or a 1958-60 Lincoln Continental. (1959 model shown)

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