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    • May 20, 2019 7:24 PM EDT
    • Ray Dunakin said:

      Too bad it's not on Amazon -- I could get it with free two-day shipping!

      Oh would that be a sight. A locomotive that size, hanging under a drone, zooming through the air, being delivered to your doorstep.

    • May 20, 2019 7:20 PM EDT
    • Why not? Maybe you could just build a replica caboose like some others have done. I am sure you can get the plans for a nice wooden bobber caboose, and the its just material and time.

    • May 20, 2019 9:35 AM EDT
    • Devon Sinsley said:
      I am having way to good of a time with this thread. I am trying to convince the wife a caboose in the backyard would be a good thing. Not sure she would be very happy with me if the Postman left us a package pick up notice for  2-10-4 locomotive.

      http://trn.trains.com/railroads/2006/07/own-a-caboose I found this article a while back and found it very interesting.

    • May 20, 2019 1:36 AM EDT
    • Too bad it's not on Amazon -- I could get it with free two-day shipping!

    • May 20, 2019 1:02 AM EDT
    • " Rooster " said:

      Honestly the way I see it the price is not the option but the storage is !

       I personally think it would be an excellent investment for the grandchildren or great grandchildren. You cannot find that kind of work andhands on skill these days. Think if there was a Barret Jackson for steam locos 20 yrs from now ? Really should be saved !

      Buy it for the grand kids Pete !!!

      There we go. I knew you and I could collaborate on something. "Rooster and Sinsley Locomotive Auctions"

    • May 20, 2019 1:00 AM EDT
    • Pete Thornton said:

       tagged "for local pickup only":

       

      Well thats a deal breaker. I was willing to pull the trigger if they would have Fedex'ed it.

    • May 20, 2019 12:57 AM EDT
    • Mark Hadler said:

      I saw this earlier on another web site and did one of those "spit-takes".  If you think that it's expensive to keep a Lambo running, just imagine this engine.  There is also that tiny detail regarding having some track to actually run it on.  But hey, there ain't no substitute of horsepower!

      party pooper!!!!

    • May 18, 2019 9:08 PM EDT
    • Honestly the way I see it the price is not the option but the storage is !

       I personally think it would be an excellent investment for the grandchildren or great grandchildren. You cannot find that kind of work andhands on skill these days. Think if there was a Barret Jackson for steam locos 20 yrs from now ? Really should be saved !

      Buy it for the grand kids Pete !!!

    • May 18, 2019 7:56 AM EDT
    • Lets hope she isn't scrapped. But yea, a 2-10-4 is a bit large for most tourist railroads.

    • May 17, 2019 9:02 PM EDT
    • I don't think a 2-10-4 will fit on many roads ...

       As good as new?

    • May 17, 2019 8:25 PM EDT
    • I saw this earlier on another web site and did one of those "spit-takes".  If you think that it's expensive to keep a Lambo running, just imagine this engine.  There is also that tiny detail regarding having some track to actually run it on.  But hey, there ain't no substitute of horsepower!

    • May 17, 2019 8:04 PM EDT
    • I saw this amusing and interesting article on an automotive website:

       

      [url]https://www.thedrive.com/news/28065/why-buy-a-supercar-when-you-can-buy-a-5700-hp-steam-locomotive-for-375000[/url]

       

       

       

    • May 14, 2019 10:51 PM EDT
    • Having been in the cab on two occasions when I thought that we were going to hit a rail fan.....  Scared the poop out of me.... On one occasion, we bumped the guy with the grab iron on the fireman side.  I Yelled, but the whistle was blowing, and he didn't hear me.  Spun him around but he stayed up.

       

      The Lady in Denver that was standing to close to the tracks, and was struck by a UP steam excursion and killed,  was using a wide angle view, and apparently thought the train was further away.

       

      NOTE: When using a wide angle lens, "  OBJECTS IN THE VIEW FINDER ARE CLOSER THEN THEY APPEAR". 

       

      We love rail fans....  but use some common sense also.

      And One of my more favorite shots:

      "Working on the Railroad"

      Be safe out there!

    • May 14, 2019 9:14 PM EDT
    • I think it was just last year, some woman was killed because she was standing on the end of the ties, right next to the rail, apparently trying to photograph a large steam train passing through. Just stood right there, ignoring the whistle, bell, etc until it hit her. 

    • May 14, 2019 4:14 PM EDT
    • All of the above John, all of the above.