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    Here are some photo's I took a few years back at the California State Railroad Museum.

    Please feel free and post replies to this thread with your train museum photo's, anything train related.













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    Steamtown National Historic Site:
    DLW426ScrantonPA10-16-19 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania:
    KeystoneCousinsStrasburgPA10-12-19 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Illinois Railway Museum:
    SLSF1630Foamers2UnionIL9-17-16 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Mid-Continent Railway Museum:
    MCRY1256TankNorthFreedomWI9-4-16 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    National Railroad Museum:
    GBW106Tele2GreenBayWI6-25-16 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Colorado Railroad Museum:
    DRGW318GoldenCO6-10-15 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Minnesota Transportation Museum:
    JacksonStreetStPaulMN7-18-14 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Mad River & Nickel Plate Railroad Museum:
    MadRiverMuseumBellevueOH5-21-11 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Gold Coast Railroad Museum:
    FEC1594MiamiFL1-13-13 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum:
    YardIndustryNY8-22-10 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedarbarnbuilder View Post
    Here are some photo's I took a few years back at the California State Railroad Museum.
    I would guess that I also saw the same 6402, but in the backshop during my 2013 visit to Sacramento:

    OpenFrameSacramentoCA3-6-13 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr


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    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA across from Strasburg RR.
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    Thanks for posting the photo's!

    Here are some photo's, not of a museum but of an interesting place. Fort Ord in California, near Monterey. The loading dock is part of the old military base, next to a firing range. It is a State Park now. Anyone go to basic training there back in the day? Check out the link to the map... there is a reversing loop of track immediately to the north of the loading dock where I took the photo's.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/36...4d-121.8221246

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    Looks like they used the old tinfoil trick to cast rock outcroppings. Hey wait, where'd they get a sheet of tinfoil that big?

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    The Don River Railway is in Don near Devonport Tasmania

    The workshop



    turntable

    A grassy platform.


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    In February, 2018, I had the pleasure to visit the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nürnberg. Quite the experience! This is the Adler (Eagle) a 1935 replica of the first German train to run between Fürth and Nürnberg carrying passengers and cargo in 1835.



    This is a working engine, which gets run around town in Nürnberg several times a year. One might see it or ride it during the December Christkindlsmarkt.

    Next was a fascinating display of a BR 01 Dampflokomotiv - a 4-6-2. Unfortunately, my camera skills were not up to the task. There was a full 1:1 size engine, then models all the way down to T scale.



    I couldn't get the full size Lok in the photo. The biggest one whose wheels you see, I believe is 1/4 size.

    In this next photo, from the bottom: T scale, Z scale, N scale:



    After the museum we had to retire to a restaurant for lunch of Bier & Nürnberger bratwurst! Next day was the Nürnberg Toy Fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    This is the Adler (Eagle) a 1935 replica of the first German train to run between Fürth and Nürnberg carrying passengers and cargo in 1835.
    Wow - that took me back to 2003 where the Danish Railway Museum in Odense had invited the Adler and BR 01 1100 for the annual theme event, that year titled "Made in Germany" (Edit: on second thought, I think the event title was "Steam Days").
    Here's the Adler under steam at the museum with its appropriate era coaches, the "Adler train".




    The museum has a short line extending out from the museum grounds. In addition to being the connection to the world, that line is used for free rides with a vintage steam train once you've paid the entrance fee. At that time the engine used for this service was Hs class #415 which is a small 0-4-0 tank engine. During the event #415 pulled the Adler train out onto the short line and the Adler followed empty, taking over the train at the far end and returning to the museum, followed by #415 running empty. Thus it went back and forth all day during opening hours.

    Being a volunteer at the museum and a licensed fireman at the time, I was allowed to drive steamers inside the museum and on the short line which was closed for other traffic. One of the days of the event I was the driver on #415 hauling the Adler train.

    Safety rules say that foreign engines such as the Adler must have a "pilot" on board when running on Danish rails. This pilot must know the safety and signalling rules and the line where the train operates. Late on one of the days I was unassigned to any duties when the Adler did not have a pilot for the latest runs of the day. So I had the pleasure of running a few trips on the Adler itself as a pilot for the German crew

    Here is Hs #415 with the Adler train and the Adler in the background. To the left is K class #563 (4-4-0) waiting for its next run.

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    Quite the experience, my friend! I would love to have been there.

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    It was a great experience. Alas, events like that are unlikely to occur again. Partly because of restructuring of the museum and new management, partly because the entire national rail network is being converted to ERTMS level 2, so all external signals will disappear. Vintage trains will have a hard time, although there are plans to fit mobile ERTMS receivers to some steamers if the funding can be found.
    I'm not pointing fingers or blaming anyone here, it's just the way it went - and goes.

    Anyway, here's some more pictures from the event in 2003:


    Morning at the museum before the crowd is allowed in ...



    PR class #908 and S class #736 resting in the roundhouse



    Mainline run with S 736



    Having returned to the museum, S 736 is presented on the turntable. As I recall, it was the first outing after a restoration.
    This is how we all look when we're gawking at trains



    Since Hs 415 was assigned Adler train duty, the regular museum vintage train was hauled by F class #441. This was the most common switcher back in the days.
    I had the pleasure of driving her for half a day. Lovely and well behaved engine.



    K 563 departing Odense with an excursion train, seen from the cab of Hs 415 as I was quietly coasting back to the museum after a trip with the Adler train.



    The other guest from Germany, BR 012 100 aka 01 1100. The 012 designation is from the renumbering in 1968 where the coal fired BR 01.10 became BR 011 and the oil fired became 012. But it's a BR01 allright.



    012 100 being presented on the turntable (although it was too large to be turned). E class #991 is resting in the roundhouse.



    Night photo session. A tripod would have been nice ...
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    Not in a museum, but here are some pics from this morning outside of the Memphis TN Amtrak station.








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