RR in Europe

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RR in Europe

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:33 pm

My wife, the travel agent, is currently touring 5 countries in Europe on one of those river boat cruises. Not very tall, but very long and luxurious.

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She knows I'm a RR fan but here is the only photo she sent me of a crossing in a small town near Innsbruck.

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After thinking about railroads in Europe I got to thinking about American built locomotives in service there. I've read about loco's being exported there and wonder where they run and if anyone has seen pictures of them.
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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby railohio » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:57 pm

Not on the continent, and built in Canada instead of the U.S., here is an Irish Rail 071 Class resting at Westport:

ImageIrishRail078WestportIreland5-15-16 by Brian Schmidt, on Flickr
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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby railohio » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:59 pm

And class unit No. 071 on an excursion at Limerick Junction:

ImageCIE071CurveLimerickJct5-13-16 by Brian Schmidt, on Flickr
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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby EWRice » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:50 pm

I don't remember where it was, but I saw a picture of an EMD SW unit that was in service somewhere in the UK. It was odd to see it because it had the typical buffers and screw links and I think it might have had angled cab sides (not 100% on that). Other than that, it looked like a typical (out of place) American switcher.
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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby Pixl » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:39 pm

EWRice wrote:I don't remember where it was, but I saw a picture of an EMD SW unit that was in service somewhere in the UK. It was odd to see it because it had the typical buffers and screw links and I think it might have had angled cab sides (not 100% on that). Other than that, it looked like a typical (out of place) American switcher.


Thats cool. Would be nice if you can track that picture down.
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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby EWRice » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:43 pm

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Re: RR in Europe

Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:59 am

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Note the drop down coupler mounted between the buffers.
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