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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:03 pm 

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https://www.thnsw.com.au/post/3801-harbour-bridge-film


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 5:28 pm 

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The video is well edited and worth watching.


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
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I'm impressed they got authority to run a steam engine through the subway. Well, London did have steam-powered subway trains the Aussies are a "can do" bunch.

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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:26 pm 

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It wasn't being fired through the underground, it was pushed by an electric locomotive at the rear of the train. The film is edited so you can't really see it. See https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2264475.htm for more info.


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2023 3:55 pm 

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kew wrote:
It wasn't being fired through the underground, it was pushed by an electric locomotive at the rear of the train. The film is edited so you can't really see it. See https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2264475.htm for more info.


Thanks. I was wondering about this.


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
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Engine has a nice bark to it.
I don't understand working her with the firebox door open like that.
Nice video!


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2023 12:00 am 

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A little like taking NW 611 up Saluda. Not somewhere it would have ever gone normally, but an interesting stunt. Very well done video. I especially liked the written descriptions of what was happening and the history of the route. I knew the Harbour Bridge was the same design as Hellgate, but I did not know that it was meant to be a direct copy of it, and I've been across Hellgate dozens and dozens of times as an Amtrak employee, but not in almost 25 years.


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 Post subject: Re: One year on: a look back at the 3801 Sydney Harbour Brid
PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2023 3:33 pm 

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PaulWWoodring wrote:
I knew the Harbour Bridge was the same design as Hellgate, but I did not know that it was meant to be a direct copy of it, ...


The bit about the Harbor Bridge being a direct copy of Hellgate was one of those "duh" moments where I felt like a moron. Despite living in Noo Yawk for 20 years and walking across the Harbor Bridge in 1993, I just didn't make the connection.


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