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I had thought about doing this in chronological order, but when it gets so bad that Soma tells everyone to pester me to take pictures, then I think I better post one of the better shots right near the beginning to placate you all.

78 468 is heading out of Solingen central (former Ohligs) station on a circle journey towards Remscheid, Wuppertal and right back to Solingen. This day was the first time Soma had been on a steam excursion, and he seemed quite amazed at the hordes of people who came out to see the steam trains and gave us "Rockstar treatment". Here, a small fraction of them can be seen on the bridge.

The prussian T18 (later class 78) was specifically developed for fast commuter service in the west of what was then Prussia, so it is really right at home here. The 2’C2’ (some call this 4-6-4, but I call for the abolition of this notation) is, in terms of performance, a tank version of the incredibly popular prussian P8, having been built as a tank and with symmetrical axle configurations to reach the same speeds in both directions. The passenger cars have some official name that I can't and won't ever remember, because they are universally known as "Donnerbüchse" (thunder box), thanks to being the first all-metal constructions of their kind in a time when noise pollution wasn't seen as an issue yet. In other words, they are awesome.

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loganberrybunny Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I call for the abolition of this notation

I'm curious -- why?
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Because it cannot describe locomotives as well, especially complicated ones, and takes more letters at the same time. It is just technologically inferior.
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loganberrybunny Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
True. I suppose it's just what we're used to -- so we stick with it, just as the US refuses to go metric.
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TheMightyQuinn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting shot!
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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captain89 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice shot
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Total Awesomeness of an Engine.. :boogie:
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:iconzcochrane:
ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you for all the new :+fav:s! :)
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MrQuo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   Photographer
Very nice....
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks for all the :+fav:s! :)
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samreevesphoto Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice job! I like your portrayal of motion and the people on the bridge.
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you, I was very happy with this shot as well.

Thanks for the :+fav:s! :)
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome indeed. 4.6.4 is certainly large for a tank engine, the tender engines we (:iconirwingcommand::iconmatt-durkan-railways: and me) rode behind were 4.6.0s, or 2'C, so the engine shown here can't have that much less power. Quite good all in all.

As for the excursion, refer to my latest journal regarding my views on that subject. :P
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Yes, as I said, it was meant to compete with (or rather supplement) the P8 (later class 38), which is a 2’C. Quite an impressive machine.

Thank you for the :+fav:! :)
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CJSutcliffe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. :)
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Thunder box means something completely different where I come from :lmao:
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Well… I'm german, I don't have to know that! :D

Thank you for the :+fav:s! :)
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
:lmao:

You're very welcome Torsten, as always.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
There were thunderboxes in the thunderboxes as well! :lol: I had to use it too! :XD:
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
I thought you would know what I meant :lmao:

So it was a double thinderbox !!! What a noise that must create !!!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Infernal noise! :lol:

But I only had to take a whiz, and I did that while we were still standing at the platform. One shouldn't do that normally, but I didn't really fancy fighting through the crowd outside to find a smelly station toilet when I could pee right onto the rails without being seen! :XD: With steam and water coming from the heating system in many places, I don't think anyone noticed really...
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Plus you could always say that you were assisting with the weedkilling :rofl:
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
[link] This is what happens when I'm not around to get the job done...
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Yes, exactly :lmao:
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
AHA! A BR78

MY FAVORITE GERMAN TANK engine


awesome 4-6-4T configuration, they sure knew how to build them
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
NO

BR78S ARE MINEEEEEEEEE
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
THEY ARE THE PEOPLES!!! XD
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
NO
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
sure!
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Not to mention the hordes being annoying when you try to get a clean shot. :XD:

But at least I got one with so much steam on it, that it could hide all the foamers. :lol:
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ZCochrane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Photographer
…and many with so much foamers that it hides all the steamers, I guess. :D
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
With only one steamer in the station most of the time, that wasn't that hard to do...
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