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Date: 03/16/17 12:22
Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Appalachianrails

4/2/2016

On a "Farewell to 734" photo charter sponsored by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, the 734 puts on a great show of sight and sound for a photo runby as it starts moving on the middle of the grade from a complete stop. This was somewhere between the Narrows and Brush Tunnel.

Enjoy and thanks for watching.
 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/17 12:29 by Appalachianrails.

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Date: 03/16/17 12:27
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: spdaylight

Great video clip . . love the angle and the audio is superb . . . is she at the end of her FRA ticket?

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 03/16/17 14:01
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Buttons2013

spdaylight Wrote:
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> Great video clip . . love the angle and the audio
> is superb . . . is she at the end of her FRA
> ticket?
>
> Craig
> mcmrailvideos.com

Yes. She wont be under steam again for a long time.



Date: 03/16/17 14:23
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: HotWater

Very nice video. Why is there some guy hanging off the side/rear of the caboose?



Date: 03/16/17 14:36
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: livesteamer

Incredible listening to her first exhaust blasts--sounds like a shotgun!!

Marty Harrison
Knob Noster, MO



Date: 03/16/17 15:12
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Tominde

The guy on the cabloose?    I assume he is a conductor or brakeman to tell the engineer he is clear of the photoline.  But he wouldn't really have to lean out to to that, just look out the back railing. 



Date: 03/16/17 15:16
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: HotWater

Tominde Wrote:
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> The guy on the cabloose?    I assume he is a
> conductor or brakeman to tell the engineer he is
> clear of the photoline.  But he wouldn't really
> have to lean out to to that, just look out the
> back railing. 

Well, if that was indeed a staged run-by, with paying "photo charter" participants, then SOMEONE should have told that guy to stand on the rear platform of the caboose, like a REAL RAILROADER! Such a "pose" would then have made a nice going away photo, in my opinion.



Date: 03/16/17 17:06
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: up833

We cant be experts at everything I guess: Riding the back end..http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,4250383

RB



Date: 03/16/17 17:15
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Kimball

Why would the engineer open the cylinder cocks briefly like he did?   Expecting a slip?  Just for the photogs?



Date: 03/16/17 19:44
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: roustabout

Great video!  Thanks for posting it.
 



Date: 03/16/17 21:09
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: kurt765

Great video. I'm not a big fan of 2-8-0's in general, but I have seen a number of clips of 734 that make me reconsider.



Date: 03/17/17 03:45
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: RailRat

Super-Duper!..Thanks for Sharing!

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 03/17/17 07:54
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Tominde

up833 Wrote:
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> We cant be experts at everything I guess: Riding the back end..http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.ph p?10,4250383
> RB

Where's the discussion or expert?   I just see a photo.



Date: 03/17/17 10:55
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Earlk

I think I've seen that guy before...... He likes to get his picture taken.



Date: 03/17/17 16:31
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: wabash2800

Barney Fife as a railroader.

​Victor A. Baird
http://www.erswhilepublications.com

Earlk Wrote:
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> I think I've seen that guy before...... He likes
> to get his picture taken.



Date: 03/17/17 18:08
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: Auburn_Ed

That is just about THE BEST steam audio I have heard in a LONG time!!.  Can you post metadata? 

Ed



Date: 03/18/17 16:42
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: RBMN-ENGR

Whistle sounds like a Reading 6-chime.

Chris Bost
Hamburg, PA



Date: 03/20/17 19:17
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: dan

hope we see the 734 soon



Date: 03/21/17 08:00
Re: Starting on the Grade: 734 Puts on a Show
Author: HotWater

dan Wrote:
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> hope we see the 734 soon

Are you not aware that 734 has "run out of time" on her FRA mandated 15 year boiler certification? Unless you are very young, you probably will NOT see 734 in operation for quite some years, especially since all efforts are currently being focused on 2-6-6-2 compound C&O 1309.



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