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German Steam Parade

the titles translate as German Steam Parade in the Autumn ...looks like a splendid affair with some neat traction on show. The three-abreast must have been quite a sight.

A Steam Gala just outside of Berlin, 2007. right at the end it say's, the tracks aren't there any-more. It might not appeal to many people but it's filmed well and is great in full screen mode.

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Added: Apr-11-2012 Occurred On: Apr-11-2012
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  • Just in case anyone's interested the yellow and red train in the background @ 2.30 is the S-bahn ( suburban train ) It serves the same purpose as the underground but runs mostly above ground on an extensive network in and around Berlin.

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  • Great video.
    Spectacular color!

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  • I love old steam trains!

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  • *COUGH* *COUGH* *COUGH* What's the purpose *COUGH* of the steam *COUGH* being released at the bottom sides of *COUGH* the train?

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    • @mlivsey ..hee hee hee, they're drain cocks overflows and steam exhausters, while the loco is just ticking over like this (with no trailing load) large amounts of excess steam are being produced and are literally vented-off as not needed, the front ones are usually spent steam which has done it's work and is being vented, other types re-used this spent-steam and put it thru yet another Lower Pressure cylinder. The major vent on the top are the safety valves which are usually designed to vent-off More..

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      I learn some useless trivia every day but that was pretty cool with the three trains lining up. Great posts as usual. Thanks.

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  • iVote!

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  • I bet the ground was shaking that day. What a spectacle!

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  • Nice vid TC. What are the plates mounted at the front for? There is one on both sides at the very front about the same height as the headlamp and they have a slight radius/curve to them. Looks like they stick out past the front a bit too.....

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    • @njscott21569 ..an interesting question Scott, they serve a very important function. It was found that with many locomotives the swirling blast-pipe exhaust would snake down the side of the engine and whip up just in front of the engineers (drivers) cab thus seriously obstructing forward view of signals and obstructions. Experiments showed that these plates had the effect of 'cutting-though-the-approaching-air' and the narrow gap between the body and the plates caused a buffer of air to form at More..

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    • @thecleaner001. Very much appreciate the answer TC! Always so well explained too :) I had dampers in mind but, i had no idea what they'd be used for. I was actually trying to tell if they were hinged or not so they could move but, still wouldn't have a clue what they'd do. My best guess was air brakes (j/k) :)

      Thanks again TC

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    • @njscott21569 cheers man, well appreciated :-)

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