Travel Photography Photos tagged as railroads
This is one of the train cars on display at the Strasburg Railroad Station.
This steam engine was painted, and used in the movie "Hello Dolly"
Like the other train museums we've seen, this one had several very nice model railroads set up. This one was HO scale
This is a replica of a 'Steam Carriage' built in 1825 by John Stevens on his NJ Estate to demonstrate the capabilities of using a steam engine for a railroad. Notice the geared track in the center.
In 1831, several railroad pioneers including John Stevens, decided to build an operating railroad. They had to import this engine from England as non were made in America at that time.
Freight Yards were used to take trains apart, sort the cars and assemble into new trains by destination - called 'classification'.
This is another example of a self propelled railroad car, similar to the ones we saw in Danbury CT, but this appears to be older.
The state of Pennsylvania runs and supports this museum. This is the largest Railroad Museum building in the US and houses quite a few beautifully restored engines and cars.
This is in Lancaster County, PA. Quite a few of the farms we saw had no cars or trucks, as the Amish don't use them. I didn't get a closer look at this one, but the horses may be an indicator.
Mom enjoyed the Doll Store, but didn't buy very much.
This is used as a museum now, and also for model railroad clubs. It was closed when we came by, but still thought it was cute.
This is how they can turn a train engine around. It is run by electric motors on the track that goes around the inside of the circle.
This gives you some idea how large this Railway Museum is
This is Engine 1455 for the Boston & Maine Railroad. It was built in 1907 and ran on Steam, created by burning coal below a boiler. It remained in service until 1955.
This was built in 1947 by GM. It had two, 12 cylinder diesel engines that ran electric generators to power electric motors on the wheels. Together, the two engines produced 2,600 hp.
Mom saw the stove in the train depot and thought it would be a good place to keep warm (she was kidding of course, the stove isn't used anymore).
The museum has several very well done model railroad sets. This is a picture of just the roundhouse from their 1950's Danbury RR yard model. This was an N scale model.
This is just a model, but demonstrates how a town would hang their mail pouch for the Post Office car to catch on their hook.
In the front is a 12 cylinder GM diesel engine, the generator & turbine are in rear (right side of photo). The two, 12 cylinder engines were mounted end to end in the Engine.
The Brakeman sat on the left, in this seat, the Engineer on the right in a similar seat.
This Wrecker was built specifically for the tunnels of Grand Central Terminal and has lifting booms at each end so that it doesn't matter which direction it heads into the tunnel. It is over 90 feet long and can lift 100 tons.
The hat, change maker and ticket punch were used by conductors on passenger trains.
These were from an experiment in self-propelled passenger cars from 1957. The cab was supposed to look 'modern' like an airliner.