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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:46 pm

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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby TinGoat » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:56 pm

Marquette wrote:Okay. I just seem to recall not that many years ago something about the Churchill train, and them still delivering mail from that... maybe more than not that many, but definitely within my sentient lifetime... :P


Heck, I'm an ignorant-know-it-all...

You may well be correct...

Ontario Northlander has Parcel Service, but I don't think they use Mail Hooks anymore.
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby jmass » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:58 pm

the enginer would give a blast on the horn to let the postman know they were coming to a station where there was no stop and slow down a little. they would throw out one bag and a guy with the hook would hook the one on the fly!
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby anotherTTnut » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:02 pm

Sooo, while I was in Germany I was also able to treat myself to a special nostalgia ride on a good old iron horse.

In the wintertime, DB AG organizes a couple rides with steam locos (see link) and existing DR rolling material. This particular ride was called the "Weihnachtsmarkt-Express" which in case you cant guess already, was the "christmas market-express". The idea is to take the train and ride from the starting point Bad Hersfeld to Erfurt where there is a big christmas market, spend some time shopping and enjoying "Gluehwein" (hot wine beverage with spices) and then ride back. Since you riding on a steamer, the pace is slower (max.80km/h) and you get a chance to enjoy the landscape on the way. This train consisted of a BR 41, 4 passenger wagons and a restaurant wagon, all in very good condition. Judging by the state of all wagons, I believe they left them exactly in the same state when the pulled them out of regular service shortly after 1990. Everything was operation-able so I got to enjoy a lunch and Gluehwein in the restaurant as well.

http://www.bahnnostalgie-thueringen.de/ ... 23&clang=0

All in all, this reminded me heavily on my school & apprentice ship time back in East Germany where you had to heavily rely on the train system. I enjoyed it immensly :thumbup:

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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:23 pm

The Y cars look a lot nicer inside than I imagined them :thumbup:
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby anotherTTnut » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Yes they are bare bones, but comfy and roomy compared to some of the new seats with DB AG.
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Re: TT Pilgrimage

Postby Marquette » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:57 pm

Gluehwein and trains, what could be nicer on a winter's day! Thanks for the pics. :)
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