A little train nostalgia. (Not the greatest video)
A simpler time, sure would love to take a time machine. back to see these marvelous machines.A little train nostalgia. (Not the greatest video)
Awesome, maybe one day I will go down that path.My main g-scale layout is apart right now due to landscaping, so I set up three loops on the back deck so I can run trains. I tested it today with an 0-4-0, a rail bus and a trolley.
Never used the wow sound decoders, although have looked at them. I bought the lokprogrammer for my PC, then started using V4 and later V5 loksound decoders. The programming is easy, the ability to switch things around, to your desires is unlimited. So I stuck with esu, I have no complaints. Steam, or diesel, they do an unbelieveable job. Biggest problem hiding the decoder, and speakers under the body. It's easy on steamers with tenders, or say a dash 9-44 but on a GP15 or smaller unit like a switcher it can be hard.I have a Bachmann Anniversary 2-6-0 that's getting a TCS Wow Sound card soon.
Here in SW VA, the orange and black BNSFs are becoming a common sight, mixed in with the usual black NS locomotives. I have no idea why, but it's a fairly recent development.I got another addition, caught this earlier today, rare find, a bnsf engine with the norfolk southern, on NS line, hauling locomotives bound for the port for export. That's why they are wrapped up. Some country spent millions of dollars. $$$$$
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Here too. I read sometimes it's easier if let's say the load starts in an area served by another railroad, but then crosses to a different system the other company just adds locomotives to it and continues on. They keep track of usage, and its charged by the first railroad. It's called loaned or borrowed power. So you will see several different roads at times.Here in SW VA, the orange and black BNSFs are becoming a common sight, mixed in with the usual black NS locomotives. I have no idea why, but it's a fairly recent development.
Nope they are gone. Most railroads in the US are Norfolk Southern, CSX. BNSF, and Union Pacific, which is the largest. Most of the older ones were merged Into one or more of those main four. For instance Conrail, was split between NS and CSX. UP got western, Missouri, and southern pacific through mergers. Their are short line railroads through out the US that handle local traffic, short line, for instance Carolina, Aberdeen, and Western, and many like them performing similar services.I never see any locomotives around here except UP and BNSF. UP has been around forever and BNSF used to be Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe until they merged with Burlington Northern. Rock Island also used to run through Topeka, but no longer. I don't know if they even exist anymore.