Preserved-Railway

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No.246 steams out of Llangollen. by f22photographie
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Class D49 locomotive steams out of Llangollen during Llangollen Railway’s “4-4-0 Day” on Thursday 23rd April. For more information on this locomotive, see : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Class_D49

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JR Tokyo Station (東京駅丸の内駅舎) with On-going Constructions, in Tokyo (東京) Japan by TOTORORO.RORO
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JR Tokyo Station with on-going constructions in the front for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. After finishing, it will have better and large bus stations and conjunctions to handle huge number of visitors. Camera Information: Model: Sony ILCE-6000 (A6000) Lens: Sony 10-18mm f/4 Wide-Angle Zoom Lens OSS Alpha E-mount (SEL1018).

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Crouch End North London 13th October 2013 by loose_grip_99
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British Railways Standard 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell running on the Gospel Oak to Barking line prepares to enter the short tunnel under the abandoned ex-Great Northern Edgware, Highgate & London Railway branch (now known as the Parkland Walk) from Seven Sisters Road (now Finsbury Park) just to the east of here. We were ex-Southall shed destination Barnetby via Harringay & the East Coast main line. The junction for the single line spur up to Harringay can just be seen under the bridge in the distance. This was an engine and support coach positioning run for 70013 to be ready for the next day’s Cheshireman railtour from Cleethorpes to Chester.

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z Unavailable: Keighley and Worth Valley Railway by Fjara
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In 1980, the oldest original working locomotive in the world, “Lion”, was restored at the Vulcan Foundry works of Ruston Diesels. Built in 1838 for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, it took part in the 150 years celebrations of that line. In 1981 “Lion” visited several preserved steam railways.

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I got to see The High Line today.

From 1934 to 1980, there was a freight rail line going along 10th avenue from 14th st to around 34th. After it was decommissioned, they wanted to demolish it, but in 1999 a group came together to preserve the unused railway.

Instead, they took the 1.45 mile long stretch of track and turned it into a park that’s elevate 3 stories above ground level in Midtown Manhattan.

The High Line is beautiful all year round. During the spring and summer there’s musicians and ice cream carts, during the fall you can get a birds eye view of the fall colors and during the winter you can see the snow fall on the city’s buildings.

The High Line is so often overlooked among tourists in New York City because it’s “out of the way” but it’s a free and beautiful way to really get a feel for the size and scope of Manhattan.

I’m going to miss it.

UNITED KINGDOM, Irwell Vale : A steam locomotive operated by the East Lancashire Railway transports passengers on a heritage railway experience in Irwell Vale, near Bury, north west England on July 16, 2015. The East Lancashire Railway preserves, restores and offers vintage train journeys with steam and diesel locomotives. The original East Lancashire Railway ceased to exist in 1859 but the name was revived in 1987 offering railway experiences on the formerly decommissioned Heywood to Rawtenstall section of line.   AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF                        

A Rock Island LWT-12 at Englewood Union Station (63rd & State) in Chicago.  This is the Rock Island Railroad’s locomotive #2 and its eight-car Aerotrain, an experimental ultra-lightweight train built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors.  The Rock Island Railroad purchased these trains for intercity use between Chicago and Peoria, but quickly reassigned them to commuter service between Chicago and Joliet.  This locomotive and its train proved unsuccessful in commuter service and was retired in 1965; it is preserved at the National Railway Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but it is not operable.  Photo taken July 20, 1960, from the collection of Bill Molony.