[YouTube] Steam locomotive drag race!

virgule Jan 21, 2009

  1. virgule

    virgule TrainBoard Member

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    They sure move'em! These things are quicker than they look.:ru-biggrin:

    [ame="http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=luB3qFQoW1E&fmt=18"]YouTube - Locomotive Race[/ame]

    (deep linked at 1m:00s) YouTube - Locomotive Race
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't care who you are, that's COOL. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. kevsmith

    kevsmith TrainBoard Member

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    Barmy !!!! I hope it doesn't give any of the British preservation sites any ideas.
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    That's WILD!!!!!!!

    Thanks
     
  5. fitz

    fitz Staff Member

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    Didn't identify the language, but yeah, WILD! :tb-biggrin:
     
  6. Stourbridge Lion

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    :tb-ooh: :tb-ooh: :tb-ooh: :tb-ooh:​
     
  7. JCater

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    OMG! That is TOO cool :tb-cool:
     
  8. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    The language sounds Nordic, and the locos look like ones on previous topics from Norway, Sweden, or Finland. Yes/No????
     
  9. JohnZX2

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    Wow, thats quick!
     
  10. Thirdrail

    Thirdrail In Memoriam

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    Steam drag race

    Those are Finnish locomotives, from the stacks and boiler fronts.
     
  11. Westfalen

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    Steam locomotives could have very good acceleration but these days don't often get the chance to show off how good. Where ever this is I think the paranoid health and safety authorities in the US, UK or Australia would go into panic if anyone suggested doing this there.
     
  12. MRL

    MRL TrainBoard Member

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    WOW that is cool I would hate to be next to them if they threw a rod or something!!!
     
  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Amazing! Not sure that would happen here in the UK! :D
     
  14. MP333

    MP333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Lots of fun!

    I wonder why humans always end up having to race anything that moves???
     
  15. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    Steam locomotives have 100% of torque available, sitting still. Their only limitation is tire to rail traction. You can be sure the rails had been sanded before they launched.

    Additionally, most people do not realize how hard that sort of acceleration is on a boiler.
     
  16. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    In what way, Bill?
     

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