Railway Curiosities

Re: railway curiosities

Postby Marquette » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:38 am

Maybe. Though it might also have to do with gasses cooling in the tank, perhaps suddenly... like if you put the cap on a plastic soda bottle, and put it in the freezer...
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby Dibbedabb » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:18 am

Marquette wrote: like if you put the cap on a plastic soda bottle, and put it in the freezer...

This is the same effect. Cooling down a gas makes it lose volume, so the bottle breaks because of vacuum.
But that video is a demonstration for the reason of venting.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:23 pm

Definitely some interesting cars on that site, just not enough photos of stuff from the Midwest.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:19 am

Here are some photos of a tanker car that was steam-cleaned while in a CSX yard, and then sealed before the car cooled off inside, creating a vacuum and this lovely result:
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:59 am

CaTTwoman281 wrote:Definitely some interesting cars on that site, just not enough photos of stuff from the Midwest.


If you want GN and NP stuff... www.gn-npjointarchive.com is an awesome resource.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:30 pm

Marquette wrote:
CaTTwoman281 wrote:Definitely some interesting cars on that site, just not enough photos of stuff from the Midwest.


If you want GN and NP stuff... http://www.gn-npjointarchive.com is an awesome resource.

Definitely interested in learning more about NP and GN stuff, but that link appears to be dead.

Thanks, though.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:30 pm

Sorry, typo it should be .org, not .com !

There's a number of other GN and NP sites that would be of use to you that I have bookmarked on my desktop; I'll be at it on Tuesday so will send those links then. How about Milwaukee and Soo? I' should have some for those as well.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:04 pm

Marquette wrote:Sorry, typo it should be .org, not .com !

There's a number of other GN and NP sites that would be of use to you that I have bookmarked on my desktop; I'll be at it on Tuesday so will send those links then. How about Milwaukee and Soo? I' should have some for those as well.


Neither one of us is too big into the Milwaukee Road, then again, we know little of it. James is a big fan of the Soo Line, and tries to stop at every place that he sees a Soo Line item to take a picture, if we are safely able to do so.

Once we get settled down, we are joining the Northern Pacific Historical Society. A hobby shop in Moorhead, MN routinely stocks the magazine of the NPRHS, the Mainstreeter; so we have a couple of copies of it.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:10 pm

The Mainstreeter is a great magazine. Of our "local" northwest roads, though, after the GN the Milwaukee is my favourite, in part because of the long-lasting mainline electrification, and because it was always sort of an underdog.

I've been to a couple of local (WA) NPRHS meetups, were fun and informative.
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Re: railway curiosities

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:14 pm

The Milwaukee had some interesting electric locos, the "Bi-Polar" once did a stunt where it pulled a few steam engines that were trying to pull the other way by itself. We will look to find the photo we have of that.
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