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    • March 12, 2017 1:59 PM EDT
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      I got dad-napped

      my daughters dad-napped me. daddy, we found something you MUST see! bring your camera.

      whot is it?

      you'll see...

       

      so, after driving six hours to them, and a nights rest, off we went for a two hours drive.

      on the right seat, i remembered how to pray, frequently stepped on the non existent brake pedal - and asked myself, who was that idiot, who teached them how to drive....

      (they took terms at the wheel. one seems to be specialized in ignoring traffic lights and stop signs, the other is working on her master in overtaking at continous yellow lines... typical southamericans.)

      finally two cool young ladies and a deranged old man got to the destination.

      to see this!!

       

       

       

       (edit: "to cool young ladies" to "two cool young ladies")

      This post was edited by Korm Kormsen at March 12, 2017 4:02 PM EDT
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    • March 12, 2017 2:21 PM EDT
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    • March 12, 2017 2:28 PM EDT
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      well, they had me brought to Sapucai station.

       

       

       

      that is a "Museum" of sorts (meaning a collection of things that nobody found a use for, so they stayed in place)

       

      the paraguayan railroad as first in south america started to operate in 1861 till the late 1950ies. then it decayed piece by piece. parts of the line were abandoned, some parts struggled on a bit longer, mainly by providing short fun (or horror?) rides for tourists.

      the last operating part went once a week from the center of the capital to one of the suburb towns (about 25 miles)

      in the early 1980ies that was finished too.

       

      this Sabucai station aparently was on a stretch of not so very bad track, so they maintained a local tourist ride, until the last loco could not be repaired any more.

      that was No 151.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      you will get more pics of the assorted junk, we encountered, when i have resized more photos.

       

       

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    • March 12, 2017 2:35 PM EDT
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      Interesting cow catcher on that thing..................

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    • March 12, 2017 3:38 PM EDT
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      Too cool.

      Reminds me of the train I saw in Ecuador in 1960...

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    • March 12, 2017 4:48 PM EDT

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      Oh, the daughters may be 'extreme sports' type drivers but that they cared enough to pull you in to the adventure tells me they turned out okay enough.

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at March 12, 2017 4:49 PM EDT
    • March 12, 2017 5:10 PM EDT
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      pssst, i was the idiot who taught them to drive. but don't tell anybody.

       

      and, yes, they turned out better, than i dared to hope.

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    • March 12, 2017 8:47 PM EDT
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      Oh that is cool. On one hand its neat to see stuff like that. On the other hand its sad to see stuff like that.

       

      I inferred that you were the idiot in question. We have those types of drivers around here too. In fact, I meant to ask at the courthouse, how I can get a stop sign waver too. I mean, since so many people don't stop, and they don't seam to get citations for not stopping, they must have a waver, right?

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    • March 13, 2017 8:48 PM EDT
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      David Maynard said:... I mean, since so many people don't stop, and they don't seam to get citations for not stopping, they must have a waver, right?

       

      nope.  down here preference depends of size of car an size of cow-catcher.

      we are machos! size matters!

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    • March 13, 2017 9:04 PM EDT
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      forgot one pic of 151

       

       

       

      now to the roling stock.

      there was one crewcar (or tourist car??)

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      and here the other 50% of still existing roling stock:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      i found interesting, how the stakes were fixed. never noticed that before.

       

       

       

      and for the fun of it, a railroad bridge.

      the abuttments and the rails were still there.

       

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    • March 13, 2017 9:28 PM EDT
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      they even had a turntable at that station.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • March 14, 2017 1:24 AM EDT

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      Cool!

    • March 14, 2017 9:23 AM EDT
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      Boy it would be a lot of fun to salvage that turn table. Do you ask if they would let oyu take it home?

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    • March 14, 2017 9:26 AM EDT
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      Water and water plants in the turntable pit. Now I really would like to model that.

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    • March 14, 2017 3:56 PM EDT
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      talking about water and pits...

       

      the ash pit is very modern. it has an in-built automatic to dowse any fire, the hot ashes might start.

       

       

       

       

      these locos, whose remnants i saw, were built in glasgow, scotland, in 1910 by North British Locomotive Co. Ltd.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      the loco in the best state was the one we saw at the entrance...

       

       

       

       

       

      i can not get the pics to show up. i will try tomorrow

      edit's edit: i had uploaded the pics to the wrong folder. feeling very senior now...

      This post was edited by Korm Kormsen at March 14, 2017 6:00 PM EDT
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    • March 14, 2017 7:00 PM EDT
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      edit's edit: i had uploaded the pics to the wrong folder. feeling very senior now...

       

      Maybe Korm, but you still provide some interesting content when you post. And we're all getting old-er

    • March 14, 2017 8:47 PM EDT

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      Korm said : Ash Pit ! However far from modern ?

      Superliners cannot dump in that Ashpit

       

    • March 14, 2017 9:07 PM EDT
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      Not even the smoker's car?

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    • March 15, 2017 9:46 PM EDT

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      Cool!  The engine has an English look to it!?!?

      This post was edited by Eric Schade at March 15, 2017 9:47 PM EDT
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