Alright, I’m down with it.
If you go far enough north in Sweden you’ll strike iron. Specifically, you’ll come across iron mines in Kiruna, Svappavaara and Malmberget. They’re operated by a company called LKAB who obviously need to transport the iron ore to somewhere it can be used. They choose to do this by rail, mainly because they hadn’t much…
It’s been sitting there for three days now, seemingly unwanted. Stolen property? Hmm - time for a joyride?
UP Argo yard in Seattle with a few old BNSF EMDs down from the BNSF Stacy yard to the north.
Not, not a Ford model not available at a Ford dealer near me but a Siemens Taurus. It’s an electric locomotive. What’s interesting is that it plays tunes to you.
Two Norfolk Southern SD70 helpers just went past.
Today (19th May 2017) saw the retirement from mainline revenue duties of the last two Class 121 DMUs in use for such service in the UK. First introduced in 1960, the Class 121 was usually a single-car unit although they towed trailer units in the past.
I feel like I probably watched this a billion times as a kid, driving my parents insane (I’d be surprised if they couldn’t recite the thing from memory).
Siemens, a German company who are purveyors of many things electrical, have been in the railway business since the 19th century. Their current locomotive for the European market is the Vectron, which has been on sale since 2010.
You’ve built a locomotive in Munich and you want to haul it to its new owner in Finland?
Here we see loco no 60163
So this 20hp model T train can cope... I wonder if it still relied on the stock transmission brake.
Is cool. Opened in 1901, it is the world’s oldest monorail still in operation. It runs a bit over 8 miles, most of it suspended over the river Wupper, serving the city of Wuppertal, Germany and its outskirts.
Meet a Parry PPM60 railcar. Just two are in use, on the Stourbridge Town Branch Line in the English Midlands. Not together though, because it’s a single line with no passing points. Whichever one of the two is in use on the day travels just 0.8 miles between Stourbridge railway station and the town, a round trip of…
Alstom MP05 as used on the Paris Métro.
Time was when many thought two gears was adequate. GM made two speed automatics for many years. Later Honda used the Hondamatic, a manually operated two speed with torque converter which appeared in many cars and fewer bikes. I’ve got a vague memory of being on two speed buses. But the two speed was abandoned years…