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I found this on a German forum and thought it would be of interest to some here. My Germans not good but it seems to be showing steam locos in some unusual situations. There the one going down a high street, another going down a country lane and yet another going under a low bridge.



Here's a link to the rest of the pictures.

Anyone else got any pictures of locomotives in unusual or unexpected situations?
 

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Very nice pictures Neil, but the link doesn't seem to be there. They do look slightly unusual - one would expect to see an electric tram etc.

The only picture I can think of is of an ÖBB train that decided it was a car and derailed down a road at the trackside leading to a station car park, but that's not quite what you are looking for...

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QUOTE (goedel @ 29 Jun 2007, 10:21) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very nice pictures Neil, but the link doesn't seem to be there. They do look slightly unusual - one would expect to see an electric tram etc.

The only picture I can think of is of an ÖBB train that decided it was a car and derailed down a road at the trackside leading to a station car park, but that's not quite what you are looking for...

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Oops, I forgot to put that in, got caught up in something else here it is now.
 

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It looks as if it is something along the lines of the Weymouth Quay branch in Dorset, alas no longer in use. This was used for taking Channel Island passengers to/from the ferries that used to run from Weymouth. I was fortunate to see one of these in 1963, when WR 0-6-0 pannier tanks were still in use. The sight of six or seven Mk1 coaches wending their way along the street was quite remarkable!

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 29 Jun 2007, 00:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What a lovely period shot and all those now classic cars, I can identify Opel Kadett, VW Passat, Escort mk2 and Grenada mk1 - lovely.

QUOTE (John Webb @ 29 Jun 2007, 11:04) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It looks as if it is something along the lines of the Weymouth Quay branch in Dorset, alas no longer in use. This was used for taking Channel Island passengers to/from the ferries that used to run from Weymouth. I was fortunate to see one of these in 1963, when WR 0-6-0 pannier tanks were still in use. The sight of six or seven Mk1 coaches wending their way along the street was quite remarkable!

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I only remember this with the 33's with the amber flashing lights, I once visited the branch on a railtour in the 70's and revisited it a few years ago, it wasn't the same without the trains.

I also just remember trains working along Dover seafront - Ithink they were class 04 shunters.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 29 Jun 2007, 13:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What a lovely period shot and all those now classic cars, I can identify Opel Kadett, VW Passat, Escort mk2 and Grenada mk1 - lovely.
I only remember this with the 33's with the amber flashing lights, I once visited the branch on a railtour in the 70's and revisited it a few years ago, it wasn't the same without the trains.

I also just remember trains working along Dover seafront - Ithink they were class 04 shunters.

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Nice to see what are now "classic cars" in that excellent pics - BTW was the Grenada a special model for the West Indies ?

I'm surprised you did not identify the bus (& if you comment I'll tell everyone your nickname).

Thanks for the link Neil.
 

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I don't have any pictures,but here in Rockhampton we still have a line through on of the streets. It forms part of the main line to the north and is used daily by loco hauled passenger, freight and livestock trains as well as the Cairns tilt train. You can see a pic on here. http://www.railstuff.com.au/QRH.html
 

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QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 29 Jun 2007, 18:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm surprised you did not identify the bus (& if you comment I'll tell everyone your nickname).

Would I comment? Actually I have no idea about the bus, but it's probably a Mercedes.

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MAN?
 

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 4 Jul 2007, 20:15) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Bussing?

When I first read this I thought of bussing as in bussing kids to school, then I remembered that Bussing was a German truck and bus manufacturer. (later taken over by/amalgamated with MAN). It could be a Bussing the wheel design looks right.

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not sure of origin, but, the gauge looks wrong....looks like India someplace, to me...if the lower [blue] loco picture is Peru, then it's definately narrower gauge?
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 6 Jul 2007, 00:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Is that Agua Calientes? Aguas Calientes is a town in Peru where the train runs down the main street.





Reminds me of Manila, Philippines, where the train runs through shanty towns right up to the tracks and if anyone gets in the way, tough! At least Aguas Calientes looks clean and civilised!

Now, how about this one for all you rail commuters:


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QUOTE At least Aguas Calientes looks clean and civilised!

Thats because it's the station for Machu Picchu and get loads of tourist bucks!

The picture of the Indian train brings back loads of memories! I prefered to travel inside the coaches though.
 

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the poor beggar that models India's railways must spend a FORTUNE on Preiser figures....?

I wonder if such a modeller uses clip=on passenger sets?
 
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