PHLapproach
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:39 pm

Someone was asking about trains with 4-5 engines. This is a true BNSF lash-up at it's finest. 7 on the point.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=169165

My favorite videos on youtube are from a guy named "The Recorder". Look him up, he's a BNSF engineer. Has some awesome SoCal cab ride videos on Tehachapi and Cajon.

On the topic of push-pulls. It's crazy seeing Amtrak toasters in push mode on the NEC.
 
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 48):
Ahem yes, and so is this very literal interpretation of a train 'ride':

Excuse my language here but HOLY SHIT! Thats Plain Insane!!!

Lew
 
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:57 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 11):
I know. Dad worked for C&NW. I grew up around trains

My Grandfather worked for the old C&O Railroad that changed to the Chessie System I believe. I always loved trains. In the summers, my brother and I would stay at their house, and go to work at the station with my Grandmother. She was the postmaster at the Rock Castle Station. We'd get a big kick out of the outgoing mail bag being "hooked" by the passing train while the incoming mail was tossed onto the platform. Dad still has his house adorned with all kinds of train memorabilia, including the Rock Castle station sign.

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 12):
Alright Mark, another member with railroad ties.

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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 31):
That's on my lifetime list of things to do!

My wife, son and me took that trip about three years ago. What a beautiful ride.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 34):
They usually have four of five locomotives in front and two or three in the rear with over 100 cars (wagons) in between.

I've seen some coal trains with well over 200 cars being pulled by six locomotives.

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 46):
In the Norfolk VA area
you'd see helper engines on the coal drags similar to what Falstaff saw
in St. Louis.

I live in the Norfolk area, and grew up in Richmond. I've never seen a train here with the middle engines. I believe they take them out before getting down this far out of the mountains as it's pretty flat here and they shouldn't be needed. Norfolk Southern's main line runs in through old South Norfolk on it's way to Lamberts Point coal terminals. The trains are still long, but only have engines in the front. How long ago did they use the middles ones in the Norfolk area?
 
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:26 am

Those double stack container trains are madness. I love them! Big grin
 
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 53):
Those double stack container trains are madness.

Double-stacks are becoming more common every day. They're really taking a bite out of the over-the-road trucking industry.

"RoadRailer" trains are also becoming more and more popular. In a few minutes, a single person can convert a RoadRailer semi trailer into a railroad car.

How it's done (with pics): LINK



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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:26 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 54):
Double-stacks are becoming more common every day. They're really taking a bite out of the over-the-road trucking industry.

Unfortunately the UK has a laughable loading gauge. We can't even get full height containers on our trains let alone two.

I've seen those rail-lorry things before but never seen how they're connected together. It's a very clever idea getting the trains to do the long haulage and the lorries to get them point to point.

I think these have to be the best though.

http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~keay/plane5.jpg

 Big grin

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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:16 am

ORFflyer, I had a friend in lived in the Tidewater region. The last
time I was in that area was around '73-'74. So, it's going way
back when I saw those coal drags.
 
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:27 pm

Quoting Traindriver (Reply 56):
ORFflyer, I had a friend in lived in the Tidewater region. The lasttime I was in that area was around '73-'74. So, it's going wayback when I saw those coal drags.

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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:18 pm

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 17):

Honestly, what walue does that have to this thread? ... save your unvalued opinions in future? ... no?

Cool Videos. Enjoy the new Camera, Matt. They are full of fun and you can record all the special moments.

Try and get a tripod, most valuable piece of kit you can get for them.

Tom
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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting EWS (Reply 4):
this video amazes me...

That woman must have some issues...

Quoting Trvyyz (Reply 24):
I thought this was cool.

 faint 

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 48):
Ahem yes, and so is this very literal interpretation of a train 'ride':

Holy crap... that was surreal. They can't spell, but that guy sure knew how to ride the train. I have a theory that the guy isn't actually dead though...

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RE: My First [YouTube] Video Of A Train

Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:18 am

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 58):
Honestly, what walue does that have to this thread? ... save your unvalued opinions in future? ... no?

No...It's my opinion; whose to say if my opinion is valued or not? You? Right.

I've known Matt_D on these boards for quite a while. The dude isn't going to cry because I busted his chops.
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