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  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Where's this loco?

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  ShepMo Train Controller

Location: Somewhere in the Hunter
West Coast Wilderness Railway?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

No, not on the West Coast Wilderness Railway
  VRfan Moderator

Location: In front of my computer :-p
WSITD, Menzies Creek museum?
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Not Menzies Creek Museum.  The photo was taken while the locomotive was working a train on a tourist railway, not in a museum. (Well, it wasn't actually moving at the moment I clicked the shutter, but you know what I mean)
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

ABT Rack railway?
  pheonics The Gardener

Location: Meal room with a hot cuppa
Emerald, Puffing Billy
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I would think that ABT Rack Railway=West Coast Wilderness Railway, but it is indeed Emerald. Sir John Grice, aka "the Peckett", at Emerald prior to running the Gasworks Trifecta trip to Gembrook and return.

The green colour was a bit of a give-away...

Over to pheonics
  VBAndy Chief Commissioner

My bad, not being from that state I didn't realise it was the same railway Embarassed
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I would think that ABT Rack Railway=West Coast Wilderness Railway
"duttonbay"


WCWR is an example of an Abt Rack Railway, there are of course others...
The Abt system was devised by Roman Abt, a Swiss locomotive engineer. Abt worked for Riggenbach at his works in Olten and later at his IGB rack locomotive company. In 1885 he founded his own civil engineering company.

During the early 1880s, Abt worked to devise an improved rack system that overcame the limitations of the Riggenbach system. In particular, the Riggenbach rack was expensive to manufacture and maintain and the switches were complex. In 1882 Abt designed a new rack using solid bars with vertical teeth machined into them. Two or three of these bars are mounted centrally between the rails, with the teeth offset. The use of multiple bars with offset teeth ensures that the pinions on the locomotive driving wheels are constantly engaged with the rack. The Abt system is cheaper to build than the Riggenbach because it requires a lower weight of rack over a given length. However the Riggenbach system exhibits greater wear resistance than the Abt.

Abt also developed a system for smoothing the transition from friction to rack traction, using a spring-mounted rack section to bring the pinion teeth gradually into engagement.

The first use of the Abt system was on the Harzbahn in Germany which opened in 1885.

The pinion wheels can be mounted on the same axle as the rail wheels (as in the picture at right), or driven separately. The steam locomotives on the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company had separate cylinders driving the pinion wheel as do the 'X' Class locomotives on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
"Wikipedia"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_railway#Abt
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I would think that ABT Rack Railway=West Coast Wilderness Railway
"duttonbay"


WCWR is an example of an Abt Rack Railway, there are of course others...
"Graham4405"


Not in the scope of this quiz though. There was, of course, another ABT line in Oz, on the line to Mount Morgan in QLD.
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Gentlemen,

May I bring the 2010 Bogies - Coverage of Heritage and Preservation Ops to your attention?

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11360280-s0-0-asc.htm

Due so much activity in some states, there is a wide selection of Heritage trips and activities nominated.

Not much separates some of the events covered in that Bogie.  Voting closes in this Bogie at 9PM on Friday, 4 February

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11360280-s0-0-asc.htm

Wink
  VRcasts Station Master

Location: Koroit

Over to pheonics
"duttonbay"


Is there a new picture up yet?
  pheonics The Gardener

Location: Meal room with a hot cuppa
Edit: Open floor. Apologies.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia

Time to kick some life into this one. I don't require a precise location for this one, because frankly, I can't remember the precise location Embarassed Either the name of the line or the name of the railway will suffice. Just a small proviso: please tell me the precise location if you know it? Smile 

[img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q262/pixwurx/Puffing%20Billy%20Railway/th_Img_1002c.jpg[/img]

  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Looks like PBR approaching Gembrook.
  wurx Lithgovian Ambassador-at-Large

Location: The mystical lost principality of Daptovia

Looks like PBR approaching Gembrook.
"Valvegear"


[img]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q262/pixwurx/Puffing%20Billy%20Railway/th_Img_1002c.jpg[/img]

 

As I said, ID of line or railway was all I required for an answer, and it certainly is PBR, in which case you have the road, Valvegear Smile However, while I'm uncertain as to precisely where I took that pic, it couldn't be approaching Gembrook, as our train terminated at Lakeside that day Sad Anyone else who might know the location, please PM me.

  BM3801 Lobster

Location: Go Hard or Go Home!
Well its been quiet for awhile now, so ill throw a photo up if anyones interested. If no-ones interested, we can let this die again  8)

Where is this?

[img]http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6176/6139501343_fdc3c6db9f.jpg[/img]
  8010 Station Master

Dagon NSW
  BM3801 Lobster

Location: Go Hard or Go Home!
Nope not Dagon
  hellraiser Chief Train Controller

Location: Newcastle, NSW
Hmmmm Bell
  BM3801 Lobster

Location: Go Hard or Go Home!
It is indeed Bell. Taken on the Winter Magic trip in June when 3642 failed. Man it was absolutly freezing up there.

All yours hellraiser, take it away  8)
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
I'll borrow the floor for a bit.




Sorry there is a big ugly watermark in it, but that's internet forums.
  stephen88 Chief Commissioner

Robertson-the trip in July this year?
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
Robertson-the trip in July this year?
"stephen88"


yup, all yours!

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