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Our Trip to Cass – August 2007, Part I


This is a short video from our time at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, August 2007. Be sure to watch part II

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My Trip to the Great Train Expo 1


About 2 weeks ago, the Great Train Expo had arrived in my neck of the woods, and i decided to check it out. It was a lot of fun, and i got some cool additions to the layout. This first part is just of the O guage layout with a lot of different engines running. Enjoy.

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steam engine arrives at mount victoria for return trip to sydney

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A TRIP ON THE ERITREAN RAILWAY


A trip from Asmara to Massawa on the Eritrea Railway produces some breathtaking views on the mountain section

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WSR Trip (Read Annotations!)


A new opening vid! Anyway all these vids are late, sorry!

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Durango and Silverton Train Trip


From Gary Edstrom’s 10 day trip to Colorado. The highlight of the trip was a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. He rode the train once before back in 1972 and have tried unsuccessfully 3 times since then to go on the trip again. He finally made it. The 50 mile trip from Durango to Silverton takes 3.5 hours. The train remains in Silverton for 2 hours, and then returns to Durango. It is an all-day excursion aboard an old coal-fired steam train. You end the day with gritty coal cinders all over you. You need to be careful to keep the cinders from getting in your eyes. Scene 1: Pulling out of Durango station Scene 2: Under way Scene 3: High on a ledge above the Animas River Scene 4: Spring runoff along the river Scene 5: High on the same ledge on the return trip Scene 6: Going around a curve. Watch out for the last rock! Scene 7: Arriving back at the Durango station Note: This is a longer version with additional scenes added.

12 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

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Granite State road trip pays off

Granite State road trip pays off
In sports, to beat the best in their backyard can be one of the more rewarding accomplishments of a career.

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Which causes more pollution for a 300-mile trip? A steam locomotive or a jet airliner?

There’s no comparison between the speed of each, and I’m not advocating a return to steam locomotives! But I’m just curious. Jet airliners use a LOT of fuel, probably comparitively less than a steam locomotive.

I thought it would be interesting to compare the two, and I thought a 300-mile trip would be a good “average” gauge.
Thanks Rick.

To clarify, I’m thinking of passenger travel vs. cargo.

I’m familiar with the CSX (?) commercials touting the advantages of cargo delivery using modern electric engines with extremely low pollution output for ton per mile. But then again, a FedEx cargo plane can get packages across the nation in 3-4 hours, vs. cargo trains taking up to a week to get the same packages delivered, so there’s an obvious give and take.

That’s why I thought passenger travel for a “short” trip of 300 miles (e.g., NY to Washington) might be a good reference point. The cargo weight is irrelevant. Both could be entirely empty. But which would generate more pollution?

I used steam vs. modern electric to check on the extremes. Steam was considered horribly polluting, and for practical reasons got quickly replaced by the innovation of diesel and electric (terminal buildings and tunnel choked with smoke). So I just got curious, given that level of pollution, has modern air travel really impr

4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - March 10, 2011 at 2:42 am

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