Kiwirail's EO Electric locomotives were the life blood of the Midland line
in the South Island hauling coal trains through the steep Otira tunnel. But
they were removed from service and left in storage for 12 years. This is
the story of their new life helping out the over stretched commuter rail
system in Wellington in the North Island.
NS GE's pull hard up grade over Virginian's fantastic Garwood trestle, in 1988
Up until about 1990, the long hood end was the normal, or F end of the
locomotive on Norfolk Western and Southern, then NS. We are on top of the
tunnel portal on the old Virginian overlooking the Garwood Trestle. It is a
hard climb from the road below, and had to take a few brakes on the way up
to catch my breath. The train is working hard up-grade, and has a nice set
of helpers with slug sets pushing ahead of the caboose on the rear. Thanks
for looking. Jackmp294
Steam Coal Drag in Hinton, West Virginia
Chesapeake and Ohio HO model Railroad in Bay Area of California. This
layout is based upon the prototype and the Main Yard is Hinton West
Virginia. You will see a cola drag coming into Hinton Yard, a helper engine
added to the end of train in front of caboose and then the train going up
the hill to other end of layout. Steam engines use Tsunami sound decoders
and Digital system is NCE. (I taped this at 320 with 15 FPS and will record
it again at higher resolution someday)
Finnish electric locomotive Sr1 / Sähköveturi Sr1
Finnish electric locomotive Sr1
Sr1 is the first electric locomotive of Finland. Maximum speed is 140 km/h.
It has continous power rating of 3100 kW, one hour output of 3280 kW and
unoffical power rating (1500V wagon electricity counted too) of about 5000
kW. Electric supply is 25 kV 50 Hz ac overhead wire. Traction motors are 4
DC /820 kW/motor (offical), controlled by Strömberg-manufactured (former
Finnish company, nowadays part of ABB) thyristor power rectifier drive.
It was ordered from USSR, mainly because of political reasons.
It is manufactured in Novochserkassk Electric Locomotive Works, former
First locomotives were delivered on year 1973. Last production model from
factory was delivered on 1985.
Two additional locomotives were built at the Hyvinkää Machine Workshop in
1993 and 1995, number 3111 from spare parts and number 3112 from the
original prototype locomotive (number 3000) that was never used.
The locomotives originally carried a dark red livery, with white stripes
around and below the cab windows. The stripes were later replaced with
yellow warning panels (resembling stylished wings) below the cab windows.
From the early 1990s onwards this livery has been replaced by a white
livery with red stripes. The nicknames for these locomotives are "Siperian
susi" (Wolf of Siberia; it comes from the typical sound of Sr1, when it
passes you can heard the "wolf crying" ; in Finnish slang "susi" can also
mean a poorly manufactured object.
Two Sr1 class locomotives have been damaged beoynd repair, number 3048 in
an accident in Jokela in 1996 and number 3089 in an accident in Jyväskylä
There is a total 110 Sr1-class locomotives in service today.
More information of locomotive:
Virginian (Coal Train/NS Unit), 07-23-2012
VGN (NS) coal train on the Norfolk & Western at Saratoga St. in Suffolk,
Virginia. This train has the following diesel locomotives: NS #1069 EMD
SD-70ACe (Virginian Railway) Heritage Unit and NS #8016 GE ES44AC both are
owned by Norfolk Southern Railway.
Most Powerful Electric Loco + Fastest Diesel Loco of IR Cross Each Other!!
16 September 2010, 0636hrs.
In a very rare, and surprising encounter, the fastest passenger diesel loco
in India crosses the most powerful passenger electric loco in India amidst
sounds of water flowing in a stream! ;) Check out the sounds from the AC
coaches! My friend Natarajan can be seen filming his version of the video
and then trying to hide from my camera :D
Location: Between SBC and BNCE.
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
NS Trains on the Former Virginian at Merrimac Tunnel
Norfolk Southern trains 18M and 186 emerging from the east portal of the
Merrimac Tunnel during the first snowfall of the season. The mile long
tunnel, also known as the Allegheny Summit Tunnel, passes under the Eastern
Continental Divide. It was built by the Virginian Railway between 1906 and
1908 and saw passage of the railroad's first train the following year.
Remarkably, the tunnel lies beneath two busy highways and numerous homes
and businesses yet remains virtually unknown to area residents because both
portals and the rail line itself are well hidden.
Recorded near Christiansburg, VA on Dec. 5, 2009.