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So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:09 pm

Thought that as time allows I might post some of the railway related photos from my trip. Not to much yet, but I did make a stop at Nedvedice today to snap a few. This station sits under Pernstein castle which can be seen in the distance of one of the pictures.
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Station Building
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The waiting room
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Signal control room
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Re-railers in a stand
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A short CCCP style signal
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:13 pm

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A siding de-railer
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View of the sidings toward the loading crane
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View towards Pernstein Castle
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:17 pm

By the way...

Pernstein Castle! Awesome!
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:52 pm

Cool stuff man! Thanks for the pix. I never thought derailings were so common that one would need a handful of rerailers on hand....
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby JBr » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:19 pm

Those yellow things are slip blocks that are put under wheels to prevent them from moving (I don't have a better picture but it is visible there - https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZOac ... GP6936.JPG). They have nothing to do with de/rerailing.

Anyway, Mark, if you haven't already been to Railway Museum in Luzna u Rakovnika, you should definitely go there. Also if you'd like to visit some railway modeling stores in Prague, just drop me a PM and I'll write down a list of them + give you directions how to get there. Too bad swapmeets don't take place during summer holidays, there would be much more to see and buy. Unfortunately the next one is in September.
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:52 am

I will be in Luzna in August to view the museum and will be sure to take many pictures. The technical museum in Brno is also on my hit list. Thanks for the correction. I thought I was wrong about that one.
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby scaro » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:02 am

ConducTTor wrote:Cool stuff man! Thanks for the pix. I never thought derailings were so common that one would need a handful of rerailers on hand....


Certainly on some of the more marginal US RRs like the Ga & Fla all GPs and SWs were equipped with a serious length of chain and a rerailer.

Ditto for Australian locos on some of our marginal lines which are used for grain only operation. These often had 41 lb/yd rail, and quite old it was, too.
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:02 pm

So, on my way to Decin my Aunt and I happened across the town of Chornice. A rather unremarkable place except that a while ago I purchased a video of Czechoslovakian steam trains, shot by a tourist (who's name escapes me), during the communist era. Chornice was one of the places. It was interesting to overlay the images from the film and realize that the place hasn't changed that much.
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Station building front
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On the platform
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:07 pm

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View of old engine shed
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Shed interior
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Note the chimney for the steam train
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Shed back

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Bread box with conductor

I can't blame him. It is really wet and hot here and those things don't have any air conditioning.
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Re: So, I'm in the Czech Republic

Postby CSD » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Went out to Luzna to see the railway museum. Wow! Almost everything there is in working condition and there was so much. Even got to take a steam train trip, which was not some "around the park special", but ran on and operated a real line. If you are planning a trip to Prague, this should be on your itinerary. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
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