The following five photos are from my 2006 trip to Cambodia, this shot was taken on the main line between Sihanoukville and Kampot, The day before i had found out that there was going to be a tank train of loaded fuel going to Phnom Penh, so i thought i would try and get some shots, having missed the train departing Sihanoukville i hired a taxi which was a motor bike ! to get me back to PP’ a journey of about 160 miles.
I picked a spot which wasn’t that great but there were very few as most locations were really overgrown, having done a bit of gardening for the shot i waited and this was the first thing to come passed ! Now as there are so few trains local run there own services !!!
A local man has converted his motor bike to run on rails to provide a local service
A railroad roundhouse, Philadelphia
SPMW 8000 rail crane working in Albany, Oregon
Beware the Headless Engine Driver of Old Carnlough (and The Otter of Carnlough limerick)
(by National Library of Ireland on The Commons on Flickr)
This is the viaduct at Carnlough, Co. Antrim. Think that’s the town hall to the right, and that the post office is hidden on the right on the far side of the viaduct.
Photographer is probably Robert French of Lawrence Photographic Studios, Dublin; the date is circa 1900. (NLI Ref.: L_CAB_03781 )
Here I must add that the comments on this picture (and it’s a nicely done old photo) are really what’s priceless:
Apparently the railway is a quarry line, running to the works above the town. Streetview
- Andrew John Waldron of the Industrial Railway Society:
CARNLOUGH MINERAL RAILWAY, A Short History … In 1896 a 3ft-6in gauge line was built from the harbour to tap into another area of pure limestone known as the Tullyoughter Quarry. … The loco named OTTER was built by Andrew Barclay No 770 built 1896. … Various photos have appeared of the OTTER, the more common views are those by Robert French …
- John Spooner:
So called because when they stoked the firebox the boiler became ‘otter and ‘otter.
There once was a loco called Otter,
‘Tween Carnlough and quarry it’d potter.
But some good townsfolk
Did choke on its smoke
Losing heads like a too keen trainspotter.
…in this unattributed photograph, snow barely slows powerful Bessemer & Lake Erie rebuilt SD9 No. 847.
No. 847 started out with in DM&IR purple with a high nose:
…and ended up with a chopped nose. I couldn’t find out when this rebuild occurred, nor if 847 is still in service. Canadian National acquired B&LE in 2004.
So that’s why people build models of things.