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Old Oct 16, 2011, 3:19 PM   #1
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Gorgeous lighting T! This looks like what we (in the US) would call a "Switcher"...i.e a locomotive used to assemble whole trains of cars, or move cars around a railway (switching) yard.

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Wow for the lighting and for the composition which takes advantage of it.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 3:20 PM   #4
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Gorgeous lighting T! This looks like what we (in the US) would call a "Switcher"...i.e a locomotive used to assemble whole trains of cars, or move cars around a railway (switching) yard.

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Jehan,

Thanks. Yes, good light. Trying to pick up some English. You really can't trust the dictionaries, neither the analogue, nor the digital

pushˇer

[poosh-er] Show IPA


noun

1. a person or thing that pushes.


2. Slang, a peddler of illegal drugs.


3. Aeronautics, an airplane that is driven by pusher propellers.


4. Nautical, one of the masts abaft the mizzen on a sailing vessel having more than three masts, either the sixth or seventh from forward. Compare driver ( def. 10b ) , spanker ( def. 1b ).


5. Railroads, a helper attached to the rear of a train, usually to provide extra power for climbing a steep grade


So - twister seems logical - are there also "pushers"?


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Old Oct 17, 2011, 3:22 PM   #5
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Jehan,

Thanks. Yes, good light. Trying to pick up some English. You really can't trust the dictionaries, neither the analogue, nor the digital

pushˇer

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5. Railroads, a helper attached to the rear of a train, usually to provide extra power for climbing a steep grade


So - twister seems logical - are there also "pushers"?


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Ah ha...learned something new...there are such things as pushers in the US Railroads where the locomotive(s) is/are coupled to the rear of the train to provide thrust from the rear on mouuntainous routes. Don't see much of them these days since generally the high torque and horsepower of modern locomotives seem to do the job by themselves. There used to be units called "slugs" which were locomotives without the operator cab. They were inserted in between conventional locomotives with cabs purely to provde additional power. i.e. in a series of 3 locomotives, you'd find a slug as the number 2 unit. Then there were the "B" units. "A" units had the cab, "B" units were the powerset. So a set would be described as a A-B-A set or an A-B-B-A set.

In any event, this would not be a switcher then. I've heard the word "shunter" used as well to describe what a yard switcher would do.

Wow...this is getting too deep and intense...let's enjoy the picutre

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Nice shot- and they're Shunters in the UK....
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Nice shot- and they're Shunters in the UK....
OK, shunters - sounds nice. "Pusher" is just an invention of mine - don't even know the name in Swedish

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Ah ha...learned something new...there are such things as pushers in the US Railroads where the locomotive(s) is/are coupled to the rear of the train to provide thrust from the rear on mouuntainous routes. Don't see much of them these days since generally the high torque and horsepower of modern locomotives seem to do the job by themselves. There used to be units called "slugs" which were locomotives without the operator cab. They were inserted in between conventional locomotives with cabs purely to provde additional power. i.e. in a series of 3 locomotives, you'd find a slug as the number 2 unit. Then there were the "B" units. "A" units had the cab, "B" units were the powerset. So a set would be described as a A-B-A set or an A-B-B-A set.

In any event, this would not be a switcher then. I've heard the word "shunter" used as well to describe what a yard switcher would do.

Wow...this is getting too deep and intense...let's enjoy the picutre

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Up here, we still use locomotives in the back as 'pushers' and also in the centre...also some unmanned locomotives coupled in between manned locomotives...all to provide additional power. I see them on the Canadian prairies where trains lines can be very long...100 - up to what appears to be around 150 train cars or so.

I'm not a railroad expert...but some days it seems that way as I sit in my car at railroad crossings...observing, counting and waiting for extremely long trains as they cross the road.

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Up here, we still use locomotives in the back as 'pushers' and also in the centre...also some unmanned locomotives coupled in between manned locomotives...all to provide additional power. I see them on the Canadian prairies where trains lines can be very long...100 - up to what appears to be around 150 train cars or so.

I'm not a railroad expert...but some days it seems that way as I sit in my car at railroad crossings...observing, counting and waiting for extremely long trains as they cross the road.

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Les,

"Pusher" was a wild guess from my side, seems I was a bit lucky. I often pass a vast railyard on my way out to the archipelago. There are quite a few crossings. When I pass the area I have one camera with a 70-200 lens at the passenger seat and another camera with a 17-40 lens in the back seat, easily accessible

When the trains come and there is a queu of waiting automobiles, I jump out quickly from the car, with the cameras; "spraying" the sets and hope for the best. Always fun to see if any exposure came out alright

Trains seem to bring out the boy in some of us; locomotive driver being the ultimate boy's dream of a future occupation

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I did a cropping and blow-up of the chassi(?) - seems very symmetrical. One can perhaps draw conclusions on the possible ways to use it
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