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nicky9499
February 23rd, 2015, 11:04 PM
Greetings.

Steam trains are really unpopular with management these days it seems; they're dirty, noisy, expensive and troublesome. This week, we pay a small tribute to the railroads and steam preservation groups around the world who keep these beasts running or bring them back to life, against all odds. This week's theme is Steam Programs. Please send your theme suggestions for subsequent competitions via email or Skype by clicking on the little icons below my username.

One screenshot allowed per entrant. Screenshots must adhere to the theme and the Trainz Forum Code of Conduct (http://online.ts2009.com/mediaWiki/index.php5/Code_Of_Conduct).
Submission closes on March 1 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time (http://everytimezone.com/).

Cheerio,
Nicholas

flyboy559
February 24th, 2015, 12:27 AM
Can't have steam programs without mentioning the UP.
844 and the UP E9s head west out of Cheyenne for another round of excursions all over the west
http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/a2934395639cc32bd87d307e1e46519b.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

pdkoester
February 24th, 2015, 12:50 AM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yHtBZP8l7lM/U9XmEfqSLFI/AAAAAAAABeQ/y8dcS-JF_9A/w1325-h623-no/pdkoester_20140727_0003.jpg

jacksonbarno
February 24th, 2015, 01:13 AM
A NS Steam Program double photo run by is caught in this c.1996 photo.http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm6/trainzamerica/Mobile%20Uploads/trainz%202015-02-23%2022-04-18-38_zpspeihqzwx.jpg

Conrail45
February 24th, 2015, 05:17 AM
http://www.hostthenpost.com/uploads/a8e5168f841b4e837014a55612787793.jpg

iannz
February 24th, 2015, 05:20 AM
No smoke on these guys. This 4-8-8-2 Baldwin-built behemoth is the last remaining Cab-forward of which only 256 were built for Southern Pacific. It was retired from service in 1956 and is now in preservation at the California State Railroad Museum complex. In 1981 it received a cosmetic restoration where nothing was found that would preclude the possible restoration of the locomotive
to operable condition at a later date. It is the last of its kind in the world and often forgotten. Seen here in its prime hauling freight.
http://www.iantech.com/images/trainz/iannz_20150224_0011.jpg

generalman
February 24th, 2015, 05:33 PM
Something tells me that Steve is going to have a HIGHLY UNFAIR advantage this week... :hehe:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/d067acdb2d91673c28c9a37ee30c06b8.jpg

benjaminw
February 24th, 2015, 06:46 PM
PRR M1b #6755 thunders past a A-B-B set of Alco PAs waiting for the M1 to clear the single line section.
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cf087dd8b2879c10d3225fc9ce49412f.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

lego207
February 24th, 2015, 10:56 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/16639099971_75d62173ba_o.png

Cheers,
SM

Matt3985
February 26th, 2015, 01:03 PM
Santa Fe in 1991 started running excursion with ATSF #3751 and still runs excursions on the now BNSF to this day.

Also this shot is not only just for this competition, its also in memory of Bob Cass. :(

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/421edefddb7dcaa7836198018cb139e8.png

iannz
February 26th, 2015, 05:05 PM
Where is all the UK and Europe, and Australian restoration stuff, I thought we would have been up to page 3 by now :)
Some nice shots to date !

judahGrice
February 26th, 2015, 05:26 PM
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/1076933911f05167f83055095a22f2ea.png

Timothetoolman
February 27th, 2015, 01:35 AM
Steam-hauled pass during the 1990s...
http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab95/Timothetoolman/MillopHill1.jpg

Cheers
Tim

Thai1On
February 27th, 2015, 08:25 AM
A company called K&L Industries saved the Cincinnatian from the scrappers torch. Though the consist is kept in a museum the company still sends her out from time to time to keep her in working order. Here we have the Cincinnatian blasting through Stanton.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e4a39e0efea2f73a17837d1f9c358e92.jpg

Dave

RSKraus
February 27th, 2015, 11:33 AM
http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/01a286351bf2d4c4aff2af895c04a40a.jpg

watemple
February 28th, 2015, 06:17 PM
:wave:http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/fc66737af9817a8a6566372709463263.jpg

montanawestren
February 28th, 2015, 07:49 PM
Some Railfans watch as former SP GS4 4449 rolls out of Livingston after having made a station stop at the historic Livingston, MT depot
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/2ad336608993211d756f11c150d53d0e.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

peterwise
February 28th, 2015, 09:49 PM
Steam specials by various preservation groups and steam outings companies now run all over Britain's main lines, especially in the summer and at Christmas.

However, the The Great Little Trains of (North) Wales are legendary. Generally these narrow gauge railways started as mineral railways (slate, lead etc.), but have now become massive tourist attractions. The Vale Of Rheidol Railway started a passenger service in 1902 and continued on to become British Rail's last steam railway in 1968 and on to being privatised (still in steam) in 1989. The Welsh Highland Railway closed in 1937, but has now been restored and provides a 25 mile (40.2 km) railway from Caernafon to Portmadog as well connecting to the Ffestiniog Railway (also narrow gauge).

The image below shows trains from the national standard gauge network bringing hoards of tourists onto the Ffestiniog Railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog, where the old slate spoil heap looms over the town.

http://www.linear-earthworks.ie/Trainz&Trains/Great_Little_Trains_of_Wales_01.jpg

pdkoester
March 1st, 2015, 07:09 PM
I hope I'm not too late!

I did this for Bob, he'll be missed:

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/76aff5182596d81716127d1af27ce713.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

PereMarquette1225fan
March 1st, 2015, 09:38 PM
I too, did this for the late Bob Cass.
http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah51/krswlkr56/PereMarquette1225fan_20150224_0007_zpslqugjtpj.jpg

nicky9499
March 3rd, 2015, 06:45 AM
Submissions are now closed. There are 17 entries for this round so up to 3 votes are allowed. Voting will be from now until March 9, 1200nn UTC. Please post your votes below.

Timothetoolman
March 3rd, 2015, 08:44 AM
.montanawestren
.generalman
.conrail45

Cheers
Tim

RSKraus
March 3rd, 2015, 09:02 AM
timothetoolman
conrail45
peterwise

Nice work, gentlemen

ARhian7
March 3rd, 2015, 02:50 PM
Brilliant screenshots - wish I could vote for everyone!!!!

Okay, my 3 choices are and in no particular order:

Peterwise = Lovely crisp and well made scene!
Timothetoolman = Wonderful scene capture of environment and especially the loco.
benjaminw = Excellent screen capture. (Makes me feel like I can almost smell and touch the grass while sitting and train spotting. A powerful scene).

generalman
March 3rd, 2015, 06:00 PM
I would just like to point out, Paul, you entered two pictures... You must have forgotten about entering the first one. :hehe:
My votes are:

Timothetoolman
RSKraus
montanawestern

Matt3985
March 3rd, 2015, 06:06 PM
My votes are:

generalman
RSKraus
montanawestern

iannz
March 3rd, 2015, 07:42 PM
Congrats to all. In no order.

generalman
Timothetoolman
peterwise

oknotsen
March 4th, 2015, 02:59 PM
lego207
Matt3985
montanawestren

nicky9499
March 11th, 2015, 11:47 AM
Voting is now closed. Thank you all for participating.

4 montanawestren
4 timothetoolman
3 generalman
3 peterwise
2 rskraus
2 conrail45
1 benjaminw
1 lego207
1 matt3985

Cheerio,
Nicholas