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General Discussion / Union Pacific 844 in 1960 and 1961
« on: May 17, 2022, 02:11:24 PM »
The early years of the excursion.

Other Narrow Gauge / Great Western Steam Up 2022
« on: February 15, 2022, 03:38:19 AM »
Here's the link for the new event:

It's been a while since the museum has invited visiting locomotives, and I'm happy for Glenbrook and Tahoe to meet each other once more.

Two Footers outside of the US / Polish new build in Japan
« on: December 22, 2021, 09:14:32 PM »
RASS has made another steam locomotive, they have been busy for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and they have made their first 0-6-0t. A PKP two-foot gauge steam locomotive. I'm happy for them and they have made great progress, and who knows what's going to come out of the shops next year. Located at Narita Dream Farm in Chiba Prefecture Japan.

Photo credit:

General Discussion / GWSC dinkies 80s operation photos?
« on: March 18, 2021, 08:45:29 PM »
Hello, I need your guy's help(not a narrow gauge by the way), I'm trying to find some photos of the Great Western Sugar Companies in Colorado in the early 1980s. I'm doing a documentary of the locomotives, so if you guys have any photos of them operating in the early 80s, that'll be great.

General Discussion / CO&E 17
« on: March 05, 2021, 09:27:09 PM »
The full program of the railroad.

Now here's a foamer question, in an alternate universe, what's the perfect steam locomotive for the CO&E?

General Discussion / Savannah and Atlanta 750
« on: February 24, 2021, 12:37:49 PM »
Of all the steam locomotives of the original southern railway steam program, the 750 is by far my favorite.
The locomotive has a history of hauling mainline excursions starting in 1962 and was the second to last steam locomotive of the original program to run on the new Norfolk Southern in 1983.
May the memories cherish.

Other Narrow Gauge / C571 45th Anniversary disaster.
« on: February 21, 2021, 11:51:54 PM »
45 years ago, the first C57 was making a historic excursion for the 100th anniversary of the Tokaido Line of Kyoto Station to Osaka Station, during that excursion, C571 struck a child, and died, be careful on the tracks.

General Discussion / Toledo, Peoria, and Western H-10 class
« on: February 13, 2021, 07:41:51 PM »
Built-in 1937, she's the lightest 4-8-4 ever built for a North American railroad. My favorite 4-8-4.

Two Footers outside of the US / Bambino
« on: February 02, 2021, 09:59:20 PM »
RASS newest steam locomotive, a cabless 0-4-0t! Located at Narita Dream Farm in Narita Chiba Prefecture Japan.

General Discussion / N.A.R.C. 1
« on: January 16, 2021, 05:28:51 PM »
The fireless steam locomotive is known for interchanging the ET&WNC 2-8-0s, this locomotive last ran in 1992. Here's a photo of the locomotive operating in 1985.
Photo credit:
Jim Owens

Other Narrow Gauge / Northern Pacific No.8
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:54:10 PM »
Northern Pacific Railroad had a small 2'6 gauge tie plant in Brainerd, Minnesota. The 0-4-0 fireless was built in 1945 by H.K. Porter, a tie plant is where it processed the Northern Pacific railroad ties before shipping them to where they were needed all around the NP system. The No.8 lasted long in the Burlington Northern era, it last ran in 1982, and now display at Brainerd, Minnesota.
Photo credit:
Jeff Terry

Two Footers outside of the US / Japan last steam railway
« on: December 25, 2020, 11:30:33 AM »
Japan has some many light railways for the past 80-90 years, the last light railway in Japan and the last industrial steam railway in Japan ended in 1982.
Itoigawa is a city in Niigata Prefecture, Japan with a population of 40,000 people, with commercial fishing and the production of limestone and cement are the mainstays of the local economy, this city also had the last 2 foot(610mm) gauge industrial railway in Japan to use steam locomotives. Built in 1950, the lines main revenue is activated clay and acid clay with a length of 800m. The line brought 2 steam locomotives, Unit 1 built by an unknown source, Unit 2 is built in 1956 by Kyosan Kogyo affectionately nicknamed Kurohime, to some older Japanese railfans would say that unit 2 was the last steam locomotive to be built for a Japanese railway. The photos you see are what daily operation look like on the line, the railway rolling stock is 5 clay trucks to haul the clay and a oil tanker. The railway looks like a garden railway, but this is a active industrial line, since it's so hidden that only a few railfans that actually know about this line and able to take a few photos of the operation. If you're visiting Itoigawa in the 1970s you would not know of this operation, even the most knowledgeable international(and native) railfans that knows about japanese steam locomotives would not know about this operation.
The railway did very well, lasted till 1982, making this the last industrial railway in Japan to use steam locomotives under 3'6 gauge.

US Two Footers / 1880s and 1890s 2 foot gauge porter question
« on: December 24, 2020, 05:54:08 PM »
I have a question, did h.k. porter built any 2 foot gauge steam locomotives with the 1880s to 1890s design like they did for the 3 foot and 2'6 gauge?
Like these photos for example?

Two Footers outside of the US / Porter Replica No.7 Ginger
« on: December 22, 2020, 06:17:10 PM »

Here's footage of the 2018 built locomotive by RASS, located at Narita Dream Farm in Narita Chiba Prefecture Japan. My favorite steam locomotive, hope you guys visit Japan next year to see this in operation.

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