Posts Tagged ‘Express’

CP2816 Steam Locomotive in Rocky Mountain Express SFX Only

Sneak peak at the Rocky Mountain Express IMAX film – (Sound FX Only) Directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Stephen Low, Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a present-day steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the extraordinary story of the building of the nation’s first transcontinental railway. Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes—discover some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes on earth and join in the heroic human drama and epic engineering that shaped a continent. The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1885 ranks among the greatest engineering feats in history. The project drew on the labour and expertise of thousands from around the world, including a young American railway superintendent named William Cornelius Van Horne, who later went on to become President of the CPR. If the builders had failed, would Canada exist today? Spanning thousands of miles and some of the world’s greatest natural barriers, this grand transcontinental project and its wandering ribbon of steel drew together far flung communities isolated in the wilderness, shaped a new nation and changed the face of the North American continent forever. The success or failure of the venture was decided deep in the mountains. Retracing the original route aboard the majestic steam engine 2816, Rocky Mountain Express transports audiences back to the age of steam to re-live this alpine

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34067 ‘Tangmere’ at speed through Chelmsford station. The Cathedrals Express.

This is the ‘Southern Region West Country Class and Battle of Britain Class steam locomotive, 34067 ‘Tangmere’ at full steam heading north through Chelmsford Railway Station (UK) on December 8th 2009 with the Cathedrals Express Carol Concert Special to Ely Cambridgeshire for an afternoon carol concert in the Cathedral there. Designed by Oliver Bulleid, 34067 entered service in September 1947 and was withdrawn in November 1963. Out of a batch of 110 locomotives 20 still exist in preservation but 34067 is the only one certified for mainline metals use. Tangmere was a late replacement for A4 60019 ‘Bittern’ on this railtour as that locomotive has route availability issues on the line between Ipswich and Bury St. Edmunds. This is a first for me.. never seen Tangmere before.

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Great British Steam Engines – 2- The Stanier Express Engines Part 1 (RE-UPLOAD)

I re-uploaded this video because I originally used the “Cornation Scot” theme, which matched with some third-party content. The “Stanier Express Engines” talks about some of the mainline masterpieces designed by Sir William A. Stanier built for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway for use on the crack expresses on the West Coast Main Line between London and Glasgow. All copyrighted pictures and films are courtesy of their repective owners. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Three Choirs Express at Droitwich.

4936 ‘Kinlet Hall’ and 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ (tucked inside) head out from Stourbridge Junc. to Gloucester. Here, opening up on approach to Droitwich Spa. Listen for the ‘rasp’ as they round the curve.

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HiDef: UP 844 and UP 1982 Leads the Little Rock Express

I am proud to say that I have finally caught Union Pacific 844. Legsbluetrain and I drove 5 hours up to Poplar Bluff, MO to intercept UP 844 and the Little Rock Express. When we got there, it had already arrived and it was backing into the Amtrak station in which it stayed there for about two hours. We made sure to leave at least an hour before it did so that we could find a location to catch it at. We ended up going to Neelyville, MO. The whole chase was very very crowded with other railfans. The first shot was done in Neelyville. I used my two cameras to catch it there. After it passed, we rushed back across the state line to Corning, AR to catch it again. Luckily, it had to stop there and wait on a northbound coal train. I also decided to film the coal train’s arrival and the meet. After the Coal train cleared, I recorded 844’s departure from Corning. After that point, it was very very hard to keep up with the ol’ girl. It didn’t help any that the road left the tracks for a while. When the road finally came back to the tracks, 844 was at least 3 miles or so ahead of us. We had to do some serious “booking”. We managed to get ahead of it and I was barely able to catch it at a rural crossing south of Knobel, AR. I had no time to set up a tripod there. It ended up making another whistle stop in Walnut Ridge, AR so that gave us plenty of time to get ahead of it again. We then caught it in Alicia, AR. I used two cameras at that location also. After passing through Alicia, it

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LMS 44932 7th December 2010……………..12 coaches on and leaking steam but pulling well.

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Tom Hanks – Title song of The Polar Express

Well, it’s been way over 7 years since The Polar Express hit the theaters and over 16 years since the book the movie’s based upon was released, so I felt I should better make it a tribute, just because it’s in my opinion the best Christmas movie ever made and one of the most awesome-styled movies. (I seriously LOVE this film, it totally blew me away on the big screen. Cheers, Chris A, Robert Z and Alan S, you’re all genius!) If you don’t know the lyrics: All aboard! All aboard! Tickets, please, tickets! Well? you coming? It’s a magic carpet on a rail, never takes a rest, flying through the mountains and the snow, Ride for free and join the fun, (You can ride for free!) if you just say yes! ’cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express You bet! “Wooo! Wooo!” the whistle blows, that’s the sound of her singing, “Ding! Ding!” the bell will ring, Golly look at her go! You wonder if you’ll get there soon, any body’s guess, ’cause that’s the way things happen on the Polar Express When we get there we’ll scream “Yes!” (“Yeah!”) We’ll arrive with a “bang bang bang”, “boom boom boom”, laughing all the way! It’s a choo-choo with a stunning view That rivals all the best! But you won’t see it advertised. It’s a simple fact we stay on track, though sometimes we digress, but that can only happen on the Polar Express! “Hiss”, “hiss” the steam hisses, that’s the sound of her breathing. “Clang! Clang!” the boiler bangs, what a wonderful show! With a comfy seat and lots to eat

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - April 22, 2012 at 3:42 am

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6024 King Edward 1 on ‘THE PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS’ 1st May 2011.

On a very blustery day, I went out to film The Pembroke Coast Express running as 1Z24 08.14 from Bristol Temple Meads to Pembroke Dock via Carmarthen. The train was diesel hauled by 66192 from Bristol to Margam,where the King took over for the first part of the run to Carmarthen via The Swansea avoiding line. The Class 66 preceded it to Carmarthen, where it was re-attached for the journey to Pembroke Dock, with the King trailing. The service returned fro Pembroke Dock at 14.15 with the 66 at the rear. It didn’t stop at Carmarthen but called at Llangennech for water. It then proceeded to Margam where the 66 was detached allowing the King and it’s 11 coach train to work the last leg of the journey to Bristol Temple Meads. The 66 followed closely behind light engine.This video was shot at various locations across South Wales during the day, titled as necessary throughout , and my apologies for slight wind noise which was unavoidable.

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