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A fairly recent video (2013) taken during a steam tour of Central Gregorio Arlee Manalich. The narration is in German, but somehow I don't think you'll mind

Best Regards,

General Discussion / Not Narrow Gauge, but FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: July 22, 2017, 06:20:58 PM »
An A4 at less than 126 mph ...

Enjoy,  Glenn

Other Narrow Gauge / Nice video, Cuban 30" steam in 2004
« on: June 09, 2017, 07:30:07 PM »
Hi Guys,

Here's a nice video covering Cuban 30" gauge steam in 2004.

A fair number of these locos have been saved by the Cuban government for static display.

Best Regards,

Hi Guys,

For everybody who wants to see operating B-class locomotives preserved for the next generation ... onward ...


Hi Guys,

I just came across these 3 beautiful new videos taken along the entire preserved route of the EFOM, between Sao Joao del Rei and Tiradentes.

The link is for Parte 1.  Partes 2 and 3 may be reached by other links supplied on the right hand side of the screen. 
What an outstanding museum operation!!!


Two Footers outside of the US / A Two Footer in Greece
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:11:16 AM »
Hi Guys,

Here's a nice recent video of the "Pelion Train" that still operates from Ano Lechonia to Millies - near Volos.  Edgar Mead had a brief write-up in his book "Narrow Gauge to the Hills".

Best Regards,

Two Footers outside of the US / Kalahari #122 at speed
« on: January 08, 2017, 02:39:19 PM »
Nice short video shows South African Railways #122 at speed.  The loco is an NG15, 2' gauge 2-8-2 tender locomotive.  An interesting design point is the front pilot wheels and the lead driving wheels are actually set up like a 4 wheel truck to keep the fixed wheelbase as short as possible.

Other Narrow Gauge / The Furka Bahn
« on: January 03, 2017, 06:16:05 PM »
The Furka Bahn is a Meter gauge cog-assisted (Abt rack) and adhesion railway located in the Swiss Alps.  These two clips depict a round trip over the line.

Part 1

Part 2


Here's an Oldy but Goody!

Do these guys seem somewhat familiar?

Best Regards and Happy New Year,

Other Narrow Gauge / Fichtelbergbahn video from July 2016
« on: December 11, 2016, 07:46:11 AM »
Nice video of the Fichtelbergbahn from July 2016. 

Lots of "spit and polish".  Perhaps my favorite German preserved line.

US Two Footers / How much MTF right-of-way is hike-able?
« on: December 01, 2016, 03:32:56 PM »
Hi Guys,

Am intimately familiar with the "hike-ability" of the B&SR right-of-way (at least as of about 5 years ago) and have Bill Reidy's 2007 WW&F tour guide, but I am less current with the status of the others. 

Assuming I know nothing (which may be true), can you guys bring me up to date?

Thanks and Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Listowel & Ballybunion - Steam monorail
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:41:42 PM »
Hi Guys,

Here's another favorite.

0' 0"  - The ultimate narrow gauge

The Listowel & Ballybunion  - Note 2-boiler locos (0-2-0s), stair cars, "two-sided" rolling stock, curved turntables and "drop-down" road crossing bridges.  RR closed in 1924, but a diesel-powered replica operates in Listowel today.  Check other links for more historical and current-day info.

Here's the video:

Here's a video of the replica:

Best Regards,

Other Narrow Gauge / Rimutaka Incline - 42" gauge New Zealand
« on: October 15, 2016, 11:15:35 PM »
Hi Guys,

This tape provides the best tape I've found about the Fell-assisted Rimutaka Incline.  Questions?  The tape answers all!

The link is here:

PS - This tape always reminds me of Harry.  I was watching it when Clarissa called me to tell of his passing.  I think Harry enjoyed it from his Sky Box seat.

Hi Folks,

To the extent of my ability to translate from the German (i.e. thank you translate function) It looks like the 75cm Wesseritz Valley RR will reinstate services from Dippoldiswalde to its former Kurort Kipsdorf terminus by Xmas time 2016.  The line had to terminate its services south of Dippoldiswalde after massive floods destroyed many portions of the line to Kipsdorf in August 2002.  This is a big "win" for those of us interested in the former East German narrow gauge lines.

More information can be found here:

Best Regards,

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