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All Articles Tagged 'rail' (104)

Galloping Geese

Galloping Goose is the name given to a series of seven railcars (also known as "motors") built in the 1930s by the Rio Grande Southern Railroad (RGS) and operated until the end of service on the line in the early 1950s.

Originally running steam locomotives on narrow gauge railways, the perpetually-struggling RGS developed the first of the "geese" as a way to stave off bankruptcy and keep its contract to run mail to towns in the Rocky Mountains in… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 19, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

Flying Hamburger

The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer – sometimes also сalled "Flying Hamburger" (in German Fliegender Hamburger) – was Germany's first fast diesel train, and is credited with establishing the fastest regular railway connection in the world in its time.

Fliegender Hamburger

Correctly named the "Baureihe SVT 877" (later "DB Baureihe VT 04 000 a/b"), the diesel-electric powered train was used to carry passengers between Berlin and Hamburg. It entered… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 12, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Steam Power. Diesel Era

Steam locomotive, the most prominent Steampunk symbol, is looking quite right in the Dieselpunk environment. Perfectly right. Like this Yugoslav conversion of conventional German-built engine:

Elegantly streamlined or brutally showing their muscle, they are beautiful. Just beautiful.

Only ten photos:

Find more photos like this on… Continue

Added by lord_k on October 7, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Streamlined commuter train

Innovative streamlined train of the private "Lübeck Büchener Eisenbahn", operating 1936-1939.

Picture of the engine:


Picture of the coaches:


Wiki entry on the… Continue

Added by Saschkin on September 24, 2009 at 5:43am — 2 Comments

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