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pdlethbridge
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« on: March 25, 2009, 01:50:05 AM »

If you ever in New England, You should see this. A 37% grade
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 02:23:49 AM »

Wow. That's quite a picture. I would love to be there.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 03:11:49 AM »

Pike's Peak Cog Railway is only 25% maximum grade, but still a breath taking ride.

http://www.cograilway.com/history.htm
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 04:22:43 AM »

         And if you make it east, You have to see this. Its the only 3' narrow gauge railroad still in operation east of the Mississippi. Its shop complex is well over 100 years old and it is complete. Some of the tools are used now but all are in great condition and usable.
http://www.ebtrr.com/
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 08:19:31 AM »

I agree - the East Broad Top is well worth the trip!  Coming up from the south, you even get to see a covered bridge! 
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 09:37:56 AM »

if you are in the area of the east broad top, there are 3 places relatively close you should check out.

1. altoona. railroaders museum AND horseshoe curve. nuff said.

2 cumberland, md. home of the western maryland scenic railroad. uses a 2-8-0 steamer and 2 western maryland gp30s.

3. romney, wv the potomac eagle runs excursions through a spectacular mountain gorge using a c&o fp7.


altoona and cumberland are also home to large locomotive shops and cumberland also has a hump yard.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 09:40:09 AM »

Cog railway video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orlMEIEGxX0&feature=related

Nine step passing siding switch that is being replaced by an automatic switch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBdCN7Ssuc0

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 09:54:03 AM »

Steamtown Scranton PA. You can walk through the yard. This was a couple of years ago.
http://www.nps.gov/stea/









More Yout Tube Steamtown videos.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=steamtown&aq=f


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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2009, 10:06:58 AM »

Technology at the cog railway.

http://www.thecog.com/cog_technology.php

More cog railway information.

http://www.google.com/search?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=cog+railway+automatic+switch&btnmeta%3Dsearch%3Dsearch=Search+the+Web

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 08:21:51 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2009, 09:14:40 PM »

Chama NM and Durango CO-- complete steam facilities and trips
Sacramento, CA,  Golden, CO,  Strasburg, PA   Museums
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 09:42:58 PM »

Dear Jeff,

Ditto that on Altoona.

Open invitation to anyone traveling through this area for coffee and pie. Also, a tour if I can get away from work.

EBT is 1.25 hours from Altoona and a lot of fun up close, not too concerned with egregious safety procedures and really neat cobbled up small transportation stuff.

Stasburg, I believe has on of the last K4s Pacifics, sadly outside and rusting.

If passing through, please give me a head's up at JSMVMDatAOLperiodCOM.

Best Wishes,

Jack
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2009, 10:01:02 PM »

The Cass railroad in WV is a great place to visit.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2009, 10:16:33 PM »

Illinois Railway Museum is a very great place for visit. More locally, I love the Kankakee Model Railroad Museum. They have three pieces of real equipment; a Union Pacific Caboose, fully restored ex-ATSF-ex-Amtrak coach. Finally, a restored Trolley. Not to mention they have three layouts, one in HO, one in Three-Rail O, and finally, one in N scale.

Look here:
http://www.kankakeerrmuseum.com/index.htm

IRM:
http://www.irm.org/

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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009, 07:44:42 AM »

Not sure it qualifies as "great" but can be an interesting spot to spend a little time: The Wilmington & Western here in Delaware.

www.wwrr.com

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