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1 hour ago, Wendell1976 said:

Here's a 1995 picture of a BC Rail train in Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. The train is crossing the Fraser River. Lillooet is about 157 miles(251.2 kilometers) northeast of Vancouver via British Columbia Highway 99(BC-99).

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/239039/

 

Wendell

Idaho, USA 

It's a lovely spot is Lillooet. Unfortunately the film I took in that area on our trip through, got ruined in the camera but it was well worth visiting.

 

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It is amazing to me that lines like this are not just straight....   The S curve was presumably prompted by the terrain and was cheaper to build than an embankment.

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6 hours ago, Jeff Smith said:

It is amazing to me that lines like this are not just straight....   The S curve was presumably prompted by the terrain and was cheaper to build than an embankment.


Or it was done to decrease a gradient.

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10 hours ago, Wendell1976 said:

Here's a 1988 picture of a Conrail train near Altoona, Pennsylvania. The train is traversing through the world famous Horseshoe Curve. Altoona is about 100 miles(160 kilometers) east of Pittsburgh.

https://www.railpictures.net/photo/403053/

 

Wendell

Idaho, USA 


My knowledge of contemporary US railroads is very patchy - I didn’t know the Horseshoe was no longer a four track curve.  I’m guessing someone will tell me it was rationalised a long time ago now!

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19 minutes ago, Keith Addenbrooke said:


My knowledge of contemporary US railroads is very patchy - I didn’t know the Horseshoe was no longer a four track curve.  I’m guessing someone will tell me it was rationalised a long time ago now!

It was rationalised a long time ago now ..........

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2 hours ago, mikjd said:

It was rationalised a long time ago now ..........


1981 apparently!  (It was one of the places featured in Kalmbach’s 1978 book: “More Railroads you can model” - when there was also still a K4 Pacific on display).  I’ve not kept up to date since - looks like I have a lot of catching up to do.

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