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Sawdust like particles in green adhered to 4 by 8 foot backing paper mat. Ive used this for decades, for model trainboard layouts, dioramas, kids school projects. Decent quality. Backing is brown paper, way tougher than say office paper and well suited for tacking down, stapling, nailing, gluing down, or eg using double sided tape to mount on a wood board for example. May be useful for under Christmas tree or decorations, using care. Item is getting harder to find these days. They can be used in temporary manner by using thumb tacks, push pins, staples, just be careful to check for loosening of pointy objects when mounting. Keep a small vac handy since particles may loosen in time and the mat may need to be visually inspected cleaned at times. Can be cut with scissors if desired. Dusty environments can present problems, or mat may fill with dust eventually, lose its luster, and could adversely affected model train operation if used as a train board mat. A handy product overall. Use normal caution and care, read any instructions on wrapper.

A hundred hopper cars of coal making their way through downtown Winnipeg.

Coal train running past the ballpark in downtown Winnipeg.

In 16 days The Northlander would be taken off and only the Polar Bear Express would be served by the Cochrane station.

The original Chesapeake & Ohio depot in Marlinton, West Virginia, was destroyed by fire March 28, 2008; work on this replica was well along when I was there in late October. Built in 1901, the depot handled freight traffic as recently as the 1970s and daily passenger traffic until 1958; more recently, it was home to the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Marlinton depot was one of the last of the old yellow C&O depots still around, and the only one that still had its original furniture, but the fire destroyed that and more. The depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 (#79002598). [Most information is from a Charleston Gazette piece written shortly after the fire; so far, I've not found any report on the investigation into the cause of the fire, which makes me think it probably was not arson, as that would have been newsworthy.] Best in light box.

Laddie worked at Waterloo station as a collection dog from 1949 until 1956. Upon his death, he was stuffed and returned to Wimbledon until 1990 when he came to the National Railway Museum in York. www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?111644-Railwa...

The photographers of view of the evening commute at the Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne, Australia

The Matsyagandha Express is a daily superfast train running between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (Mumbai) and Mangalore Central. Matsyagandha literally means "Smell of Fish" - the appellation was given since the train runs along the fishing coast of Western India adjoining the Arabian sea - Konkan railway route. The train has become important link and emotional chord for natives of Dakshina Kannada, Karwar and Udupi districts living in Mumbai and surrounding cities.

Matsyagandha Express at LTT

Matsyaganda Express trainboard

 

The train had a major accident on June 16, 2004. It derailed and fell off a bridge after colliding with boulders on the tracks, killing 14 people near Karanjadi station.In 2011, MP of Trivandrum Dr.Shashi Tharoor demanded extension of this train to Trivandrum via Kottayam but caused a lot of protests in D.K District of Karnataka.

spent the week in Philadelphia for training, stopped by Amtrak 30th street station with capturing a video of this sign in Action, I wonder how long before it gets replaced with a digital one. I remember have a clock with this style numbers back in the 70's

It isn't clear to me whether this was a Eurocity or a national "Rychlik" or Express train. The lighting was too bad to get the number, the train was a through express train not listed on the trainboard, and of course my cameraphone has crap resolution. Nevertheless, I decided to upload this runby just because I like how it looks.

August 8, 2009. This Westbound CSX coal train is seen entering East portal of the Point of Rocks (MD) tunnel built in 1902, length 709'. Some history regarding this tunnel:

 

" The history behind this tunnel is that when the B&O and the C&O canal reached Point of Rocks at about the same time they both wanted to run their conveyance around the mountain but there was only room for one of them. They both sued each other and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the canal company so the B&O had to blast a tunnel through the Catoctin Mountain outcropping. Later, when the canal went out of business, the railroad built an embankment between the canal bed and the mountain and ran the eastbound traffic around the tunnel so today the westbound traffic goes through the tunnel and the eastbound goes on the river side. In 1985 the Potomac River flooded and the river actually ran through the tunnel" Source

August 8, 2009. History of this tunnel constructed 1867*, length 709':

 

"The history behind this tunnel is that when the B&O and the C&O canal reached Point of Rocks at about the same time they both wanted to run their conveyance around the mountain but there was only room for one of them. They both sued each other and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the canal company so the B&O had to blast a tunnel through the Catoctin Mountain outcropping. Later, when the canal went out of business, the railroad built an embankment between the canal bed and the mountain and ran the eastbound traffic around the tunnel so today the westbound traffic goes through the tunnel and the eastbound goes on the river side. In 1985 the Potomac River flooded and the river actually ran through the tunnel."

 

Source

See a more accurate history of this tunnel at CatoctinLady's comments below.

In addition to the canopies and the passenger subway, another improvement to Nadrazi Cercany has been the introduction of on-platform digital trainboards. This one is listing my local to Prague, via Strancice, on the main.

Inside Union Station. Sorry for the poor quality, taken with a small travel camera.

This trip is becoming a bit of a legend with my friends, even though it wasn't anything special. Basically, I chose not to stay over in Brno because I had to work the next day and I needed to get back to Prague reasonably quickly, so I figured I'd take the famous EuroNight sleeper train the "Metropol," which runs from Budapest to Berlin. This train isn't always on time, though, and in this case it was spectacularly late. In fact, it was probably the latest train I had ever had to wait for other than in the United States or Britain. The trainboard says that as of the time I took the photo it was 120 minutes late, but by the time it departed I think it was even later. Long before that, the Czechs on the platform were swearing in English. If you think about it, who wants to spend over two hours standing on a station platform in the middle of the night? What if it had been winter?

Boarding the train at Aguas Calientes for the return trip to Cusco on Oct. 27. (Photo Copyright © 2007. David Klavitter/Credit Union National Association)

By the time we got to Prague the next morning, long after the sun had come up, the trainboard said we were 130 minutes late (it's actually hard to read in this crappy cameraphone shot), but again we were later. This was several weeks ago, but as I said my friends are still talking about it now. One of them was also late on the same train this morning.

CSAO Elizabethport Yard (ex-CRRNJ)

Elizabeth, NJ

22 October 2010

 

CSX #9474 [Remote Control Car / "RCC" ]

 

Here is the second piece of unusual equipment I encountered this day.

 

It is a RCC or Remote Control Car. This car is placed on the train where an engineer can operate the locomotive remotely from the platform (on the far end in this photo).

 

After reading up this type of equipment in trainboard.com, I learned that capturing these cars on film is rare, because they are usually buried in a secure yard in operation.

 

After learning this, now I want to catch this car in action!

 

Quite fortunately, Elizabethport Yard has a public entrance and road that crosses the east end of the yard to access the secure area where this RCC is currently located in the Elizabethport Yard, the car itself is kept at the front of that secured area with a check point entrance. So, I was able to stand outside the checkpoint and shoot through an open gate without having to actually enter the secure area.

 

BTW, the secure area stores tankcars of hexane, which is offloaded into tanker trucks.

a train board from the roundhouse railway museum in junee, australia.

Taken with Toycamera on my iPhone

The SCWD lost one of its long-time members yesterday. Hank Brown, a life NMRA member and avid speeder enthusiast succumbed to cancer. I've posted a short rememberance at Trainboard. Someone else pointed to the NARCOA website where another memorial was posted. His obituary appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal.

 

Here he's explaining model railroad wiring basics two visitors to the SCWD Rail School in January 2008.

This is a stitched version of a couple of the individual "Composition des trains" photos

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