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"Impossible to model surely? Unless you know better................"

 

Maybe T scale outdoors?  :jester:

 

Cheers,

 

David

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One feature to ease the modelling burden:  the coal loads are all identical and look like cast plastic ones.  My wife noticed this when we were out there last fall.

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A few more pictures of railways in deep river canyons, these ones in British Columbia:

 

CP in the Fraser Canyon south of Lytton - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=420774&nseq=7

 

BC Rail in the Fraser Canyon north of Lillooet - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=302737&nseq=8

 

CP and CN in Black Canyon on the Thompson river - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=332683&nseq=8

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Another of the Floy area of Utah. Apparently the photographer was on top of our mesa - good job he didn't miss the train......

 

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/436319

 

 

Beautiful, but who put up those fences?

 

It is, of course, the "California Zephyr"

 

Best, Pete.

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Have now!        

They must be standing next to each other....

 

Best, Pete.

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Pete - I don't know if you are a member of Train Orders.com but they frequently have photos like those - in fact there is one on there this morning. Rules of the board dom't allow me to post it on here

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I was a member Jack but I didn't visit enough to warrant paying for the privilege......I'm not "tight" but you have to "draw a line" somewhere!

 

I don't like all the ads and stuff on RPN but it is free and has some superb work on it. I'm also a member of Railroad.net - that is a vast site and I can barely keep up with just the New Jersey section...

 

Best, Pete.

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Pete

 

Thats just how I remember the first trip we did to the USA and on this route in the same year as that photo back in 1989.

 

Must take my other half on the Zephyr one day.

 

Ian

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If you are going to climb mountains to take pictures like these you make damn sure you have spare batteries with you.

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I've driven over that bridge in the first photo too (and never saw the railroad). Perhaps I ought to open my eyes more, eh, Adrian?

 

Best, Pete.

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Something to add to the thread.

 

 

Aerial footage of following trains through the Tehachapi loop.

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IMO the CP Spiral Tunnels above Field BC are at least as remarkable as the Tehachapi loop - they each turn through about 270 degrees, but they do it underground! That means that any photos of trains travelling through them are not as spectacular as pictures of Tehachapi. However, here's a picture of a train passing downhill through the upper tunnel, which gives an idea of the scenery around them:

 

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=359790&nseq=5

 

(Upper portal on the far right, lower portal just behind the locos.)

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Another one for the series. This time Thistle, Utah.

 

Unusual trick of light/colour in centre of the photo, on "Billie's Mountain" (by Rolf Stumpf)

 

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/443710

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Best, Pete.

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Like doesn't begin to cover that Mr T - what a fantastic shot.

 

Best wishes,

 

Alastair M

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Adrian, beautiful in a Mordor-lite way!

 

That river looks freaking dangerous!

 

Best, Pete.

 

PS That CN Livery is now one of my favourites, such a stand out!

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Hi Gang

 

If you want to really justify a 180 degree curve on your layout try modelling Caliente - albeit I think it scales out to about 10 ft radius in HO. Here's one I took in 2005:

 

Regards

Alastair

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