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 Posted: Sun Apr 27th, 2014 08:21 pm
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To go along with Pipopak's railcar and railtruck threads, here are some unusual rail vehicles of all sorts of types.

Here we have a rail sofa. Looks comfy, don't it?


An interesting rail motorcycle


The Nattrass Rail Tractor... That thing looks pretty darn tough, doesn't it?


This is an Australian armored rail car. Looks more like a rail battering ram to me.



A rail dogmobile. I guess once it gets moving fast enough they quit pulling it and just jump on.


Some kind of rail truck under construction.


Some kind of rail car. Looks European to me.


An actual working garden train. It almost looks like it's monorail too. Handy....


Another rail bike. Apparently, militaries were fond of these back in the day.


A railroad weed burner. Can't have the tracks looking too scruffy, I suppose.


Here is one of the more unusual locomotives I've ever seen.


That about does it for now....

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Some of them are downright hilarious!. Jose.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 28th, 2014 01:25 am
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Never mind... Apparently, the download on my iPad caused an issue on my end that is now fixed.

If there is an update to this forum's software that better supports tablets and the like.... You might want to have look at doing that upgrade. For instance, I can't upload any photos here from my IPad. I can in the other forums I participate in.

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Hi all,
I think that the rail sofa may have been built for the MKT?

The Mt Washington cog railway loco looks odd because it was on the flat. This loco was designed to have the boiler level when it was climbing or descending the hill on the cog railway



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"The Couch" was made for the NYO&W according to my references. Jose.



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When I zoomed in on the locomotive picture and read the word cog it explained a lot.

I'm not familiar with MKT but I do like the rail sofa quite a lot. I imagine back in the day, one would take that to the rail drive-in theater and have a nice evening with the fam, watching movies and popping Jiffy-Pop popcorn on the boiler. I'm kidding of course. That's a pretty fancy inspection car. Had to have some really important people that moved around on that thing. And again, I do like it a lot.....



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Yeah, the NYO&W was real fancy, but probably was discarded when some top brass ended up with a cow on his lap... Jose.

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