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Rockstar by ZCochrane Rockstar by ZCochrane
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 Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I call for the abolition of this notation

I'm curious -- why?
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ZCochrane 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 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 Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting shot!
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ZCochrane Feb 27, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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captain89 Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice shot
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ZCochrane Feb 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks! :)
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Sampug394 Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Total Awesomeness of an Engine.. :boogie:
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ZCochrane Nov 11, 2009  Student Photographer
Thank you for all the new :+fav:s! :)
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MrQuo Nov 8, 2009   Photographer
Very nice....
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