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Old April 6th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #1
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MISC | Locomotive Photos

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Old April 6th, 2009, 08:06 AM   #2
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Poland: Siemens Eurosprinter ES 64U4



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Old April 6th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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My favourite Slovak locomotive - class 350 nicknamed Gorilla:




(There are three colour schemes of these locos so I've posted them all.)

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Old April 6th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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The fastest passenger locomotive in India and my favorite Indian Locomotive: WAP-7


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Old April 6th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #5
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From Mexico, photos by Christopher Palmieri

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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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Not my country, but still it's damn gorgeous



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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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I know that I am not keen of the last generation.

This is my preferred locomotive.



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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #8
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If we're talking about steam locos then:

Pm36, Polish fast loco from 1937
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Old April 7th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #10
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Tornado - brand new steam locomotive running on Britain's mainlines:



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And now for a typical diesel freight scene:



A Class 08 shunter and the main freight workhorse on British lines these days - the Class 66.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:44 AM   #11
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Lol, it's such a short freight train. Is that really the norm?
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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #12
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Well freight trains come in different shapes and sizes - it is a rather short example though.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #13
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Well freight trains come in different shapes and sizes - it is a rather short example though.
I suppose. We don't have much variation here, freight trains are either long or absurdly long.

A couple more popular NA locomotives:

The GP


The F40's (I'm not sure that Amtrak uses these anymore except for a few de-motored units, though many commuter lines do).
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Old April 9th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #14
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Lol, it's such a short freight train. Is that really the norm?
Unfortunately yes - in places that use the 'buffer and chain' coupling standard. The 'buffer and chain' style of coupling has only about one-eighth of the rated tonnage strength as that of the AAR Type-E coupling standard used in North America, China and Australia. Thus, the practical maximum car count on a freight train in Europe, India and a few other places is only about 40 or so of their smaller and lighter cars.

'Buffer and chain' is also far more labor-intensive to use than is the Type-E system.

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^But trains THAT short (like in the pic asked about) are not the norm in Europe. Never seen one in Sweden. I've seen plenty of very long ones tho. like...

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Tornado - brand new steam locomotive running on Britain's mainlines:



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And now for a typical diesel freight scene:



A Class 08 shunter and the main freight workhorse on British lines these days - the Class 66.
Is it a really brand new Steamer, or a rebuilt "Brittania" type locomotive?
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Old April 10th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #17
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A new steamer? Wonderful. One of my favorite things, a steam locomotive pulling a train.
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Lol, it's such a short freight train. Is that really the norm?
This might be a more representative example of an European fright train:


Deutsche Bahn is now attempting to build 1000 m long buffer and chain trains.
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Is it a really brand new Steamer, or a rebuilt "Brittania" type locomotive?
Brand new!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Pe..._60163_Tornado

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Old April 11th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #20
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In steam, this one is my favorite, from Belgium:


In diesel, oldtimer, this one:

In electric, this one has something stylish, it was in use mainly between Paris and Brussels for the TEE (Trans Europ Express)

In modern, besides the Thalys that I like but would prefer in two-levels,

I like the following ones:

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