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22nd May 2008, 06:56
No aviation content - so naturally it is grist for the Jetblast mill.:}

Take a look at these awesome snow plow pictures and videos at this site (http://www.dropshots.com/geoaco33).

They were enough to keep me entertained for a while.:8

Please post any good train videos or links in this thread.;)

If a good whinge is all you want, please take it to the rant thread.


22nd May 2008, 14:32
This is a still taken from one of his videos.

23rd May 2008, 04:05
Being a spotter of all things mechanical I thought we might have a few fellow train spotters here.


uffington sb
23rd May 2008, 14:18
But in the U.S. they have the right sort of snow,
where as in the UK, as we all know, we have the wrong sort of snow!!!!

23rd May 2008, 16:20
Give over Uffington. The lad was trying hard with a thread that only he was responding to. Now you've gone and spoilt it by joining in ('spose I have too):ugh:

23rd May 2008, 17:37
I blame global warming meself !:ok:

24th May 2008, 07:32

Thanks mate, I had a really good belly laugh at your post! What a beauty - funny and true! Well done.:ok:

Was taking quite a bit of effort to keep this thread on the front page.

24th May 2008, 07:53
No probs. Here's one I prepared earlier


26th May 2008, 12:15

Very nice, can you tell me where and what it is? Details, more than those I can read in the photo...

Dwight D Eisenhower...

26th May 2008, 12:33
This three cylinder Pacific, named Dwight D. Eisenhower, is displayed at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
From:- http://www.steamlocomotive.com/3cylinder/#60008

26th May 2008, 15:49
Please post any good train videos or links in this thread.

If it's snow removal off'n the track ya wants, take a look (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ErKvsaL-5g) at this steam powered rotary plow.

26th May 2008, 17:35
Oh b*gger - I'm being sucked into this one......

Cap'n is right. It's an A4 Pacific, ex LNER (London & North Eastern Railway), built in Doncaster, Yorkshire in 1936. Another member of the class Mallard gained the world speed record for a steam locomotive of 126 mph. That record still stands.

The locomotive in the picture Dwight D Eisenhower is one of two A4 pacifics not in the UK. The other is Dominion of Canada which is in - yep - Canada.

Apart from Mallard which is preserved currently as a static exhibit in the National Railway Museum in York, there are 3 other preserved A4 pacifics which are all in working order and running either on preserved railways or on the UK main lines. These locomotives are: Union of South Africa, Bittern and Sir Nigel Gresley. The latter locomotive was named after its designer.


Solid Rust Twotter
26th May 2008, 17:40
Ooohhh, shiny! Want one.....:ok:

Krystal n chips
26th May 2008, 17:57
Here's one wot works ! :ok:


27th May 2008, 03:05
Oh b*gger - I'm being sucked into this one...
Well, that was the idea! I am enjoying your info, thanks.:ok:

G-CPTN, thanks for the info, good reading. Very large cylinders on the old girl.

pigboat, thanks for the video link, it was very nice to watch that work-in-progress become a finished restoration. The guy that did the voice-over has an interesting voice.


27th May 2008, 15:16

What a beautiful looking example, I'd love to see her for real instead of just in photos.:ok:

Romeo Charlie
27th May 2008, 19:44
It's not an A4.

You have all succumbed to Gresley's cunning plan to get people to believe his new type of snowplough was an engine.

28th May 2008, 10:00
Yes, it does look a little like a snow plow.

Shaggy Sheep Driver
28th May 2008, 10:20
Gresley? Pah! Now this is a locomotive...


Sir William Stanier's masterpice 4-cylinder pacific for the LMS. Stanier learned his craft at Swindon on the GWR, then took his skills to Crewe on the LMS where he developed them to produce some of the finest steam locos ever. Many went on to be even further developed as the BR standard locos of the 1950s.


28th May 2008, 15:33
Now that is beautiful SSD, and a four cylinder too, she must be quite powerful.

28th May 2008, 16:23

Once the snow was gone, they found the real problem:


29th May 2008, 06:19
Ah, so that was the problem.:}

They had a good set of videos showing the plow train in all sorts of bother, pity they didn't get some footage of their attempts to extract that plow from the mud!

31st May 2008, 03:30
Thread run its course? C'mon sis, surely you've got some more goodies for us?