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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2009, 10:32:27 AM »

Last year in the UK a group of steam enthusiasts completed the first brand new steam engine in, well quite a while. It was built using original designs for the A1 Pacific. Since it's completion it has been run all over the country on enthusiast excursions etc.

See the link below for a recent story.................

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8428097.stm

Think we might have found the modern train's Achilles heal.
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Yes dear, I'm looking at trains again........
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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2009, 03:06:29 PM »

Wonderful Story!

If memory serves, American Steam quite robust in winter blizzards, as long as the switches were kept in working order.
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« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2009, 09:12:53 PM »

With a steam engine you could go through water as long as it was  not deep enough to put out the fire.
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