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Old Nov 2, 2008, 2:03 PM   #1
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Spent a couple hours this morningin a parking area adjacent tosome RRtracks and caught this Norfolk Southern freight train heading south from Cincinnati towards Lexington.

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Old Nov 2, 2008, 3:27 PM   #2
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I really like the first one. It gives a good idea of how big and powerful those engines are. Nice work.

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I too like the first one, the Iron Horse, comin 'round the bend.
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I too like the first one, the Iron Horse, comin 'round the bend.
Thanks for the comments Glenn & Rodney.

Rodney, if I am not mistaken the term "iron horse" in some parts refers to the old steam locomotives. That's an interesting reference to this picture since the symbol for the Norfolk Southern Railroad as seen on the front of this locomotive is a horse!

The kid in me gets a big thrill in standing close enough to the tracks to feel these enormous machines rumble by, and hear their motors and the sounds of the wheels. Additionally, most engineers always wave to us gawkers. Viewing a steam locomotive is even more exhillariting--espcially with the aroma of the burning coal and that very special steam powered whistle!
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Those are cool shots, bring back lots of memories!
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Those are cool shots, bring back lots of memories!
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I've posted this image in the past...but in case you were interested to know, I dabble around in model railroading as well. Haven't made much progress this year--it is a cold weather/stay indoors kind of hobby and perhaps this Winter will be the one to work on it. What can I say...I play with toy trains too:lol:


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Jelpee, I love it!
I bought my daughter an H/O train set for Christmas when she was 5 years old we had a ton of fun with it. (I think dad was reliving his childhood):-) she sold it when she was a teen (she's 26 now) and I haven't had the room for one since.

ah... what fun...
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very impressive

i think i would of gotten a heap of camera shake (trem,ble) standing that close

while i was over in the US i went to roadside America in Pennsylvania
that was one huge set up
with heaps of trains of all descriptions
it took us about 3 hours to go around twice taking photos
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