Turnout ghosts

Hidden in the pavement.

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Abandoned trackwork
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Found this hidden in the road in an industrial area in Hamilton. Looks like it has not been used in several decades. Interesting to see the remains of an old turnout still buried in the pavement. I followed the maze of trackwork that once snaked its way through this area, must have been quite extensive at one time.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom trailer

Turn the River ipod

Masked and Anonymous download

I missed all the interesting railroading.


Posted by: | 02-24-2006 | 10:02 AM
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Down the dumper…. The Rainmaker ipod

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Crossroads movie full

Down the dumper
Image Copyright (c) 2006 Tim Warris

The old saying “If its too good to be true, it probably is”, is usually true.

The front runner

The River Wild movie download

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion dvdrip

Red Doors move

for our new location, which has a fantastic living space, retail possibilities, excellent shop, power and manufacturing potential, might be scuttled because of an outdated septic system that can not be replaced up to current building codes.

Try as we might, it does not look like a solution can be found to what appears to be a simple problem.



Posted by: | 02-23-2006 | 10:02 AM
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Curved frog

Prototype for Atlas turnouts?

The Rainmaker rip

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Firestarter 2: Rekindled rip

Curved frog turnout
Image Copyright (c) 2006 Tim Warris

This is an unusual find. Typically turnouts built in North America all have straight frogs, that is, a short section of straight track where the two routes diverge. Even though most turnouts look like the diverging route curves at a constant radius, there is actually a straight piece parallel to the frog.

This is the first example I have seen of one with a complete curve through the frog, no straight section. Not sure why this was done at this location on the front lawn of Dofacso.

Timeline ipod

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World hd

Some ready-to-run (model) trackwork have these curved frogs in them, this allows the turnouts to be dropped into a section of curved track so common in the older “train sets”. Higher quality turnouts based on a more “prototypical” design usually have straight frogs.

That trip to Dofasco a few weeks ago sure was a gold mine of interesting trackwork!


Posted by: | 02-22-2006 | 11:02 AM
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