Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 21, 2017

Because It's Friday

SP 4449:

9 comments:

Stewart Dean said...

awesome in HD1080, great framing & detail....what's with the swiveling optics in the upper headlight?

Comrade Misfit said...

That is a Mars light.

CenterPuke88 said...

"Mars light...oh, I'll google that..."

Damnit, Comrade, another 20 minutes down the Interweb ratholes!

hans said...

awesome!!!

B said...

What is the car right behind the tenders? A generator car?

Comrade Misfit said...

B, that's an Amtrak locomotive.

Most steam locomotives aren't set up to provide services to modern passenger cars. (The first few generations of diesels had boilers to provide steam for heating.)

Also, if there is an issue that causes the steam locomotive to have to drop its fires, the diesel can take over. Or provide additional tractive force if necessary. (Or if the steam locomotive is for show.)

B said...

Ah, I wondered. 'Cause the diesel in that car was working hard.

Comrade Misfit said...

I'd be curious to know if the steam engine has a set up to remotely control attached diesels. It would make sense to do it that way.

CenterPuke88 said...

Looks like they are, judging by this post from 2011:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,2580662