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Imperial Govt. Rly. 4-Wheel Third-Class Carriage by rlkitterman
Imperial Govt. Rly. 4-Wheel Third-Class Carriage
When Japan's first railway, the Imperial Government Railway Tokyo-Yokohama Line, opened in 1872, its rolling stock was either built in Britain or influenced by British designs.  This replica of a four-wheel three-compartment third-class carriage at the Saitama Railway Museum would look very much at home in Britain, apart from the Japanese-language inscriptions and 1067mm gauge track.
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Ffestiniog Railway Coach 38 and WHR Coach 2010 by rlkitterman
Ffestiniog Railway Coach 38 and WHR Coach 2010
The Ffestiniog Railway (FR) and the Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) are both laid to the 1'11.5" (597mm) gauge, and share Porthmadog Harbour Station and other facilities, but they also have some major differences.  One difference, which I noticed at Porthmadog Harbour Station, is that WHR rolling stock is built to a much taller and wider loading gauge than FR stock.  FR "Hudson toastrack" open-sided coach No. 38 could run on the WHR, but WHR "service car" (toilet/buffet/brake van) No. 2010 would not be able to run on most of the FR.
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Roanoke's Biggest Survivor by rlkitterman
Roanoke's Biggest Survivor
The largest surviving steam locomotive built by the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W) Roanoke workshop is Y6a-class Mallet 2-8-8-2 articulated locomotive No. 2156.  It was built in 1942 during World War II, and pulled coal trains and other freight trains in the mountainous Pocahontas, Radford, and Shenandoah divisions until it was replaced by diesels in 1959.  No. 2156 has returned to Roanoke to be displayed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.  Regardless of whether or not it runs again, it still looks impressive.
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Happy Tanabata everyone!  I suppose today is as good a day as any to say I'd like to visit Japan again some day.  Assuming time and money hold out, what should I do there?  So far, I've been to Tokyo, Yokohama, Saitama, Shizuoka, Nagoya, Gifu, and Kyoto, though I can't say I've seen everything that there is in those places.  Any recommendations?
  • Listening to: Light of the Seven by Ramin Djawadi
  • Reading: How Not to Write a Novel
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Scrabble
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Sotographi Featured By Owner 58 minutes ago  Student Photographer
Hi there! Could you please consider voting for my baby boy? :squee: www.venturephotography.com/com… :pointl: My babies name is Lucas and he is shown at the bottom of the page and is the last child on the list (the photograph of him is in black and white! :dummy: I chose you because you are a watcher of mine and I thought you could care enough to help me out :) Thank you very much if you can! :hug:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
I am indeed honored by your appreciation of my work.  Yours fascinates.
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favorites.
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airbendergal Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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Happy Early Birthday!
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Citysnaps Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
Many thanks for the fav, much appreciated
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kanyiko Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Plenty of thanks for the faves!! :hug:
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Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
thanks for the Birthday wish
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RicaRaion Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student Interface Designer
Thank you for the favs :D
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