Southern Pacific Extreme Trains at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum
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Southern Pacific Extreme Trains at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum

August 17, 2019

“Mike Barr” should have been spelled “Mike Baur”


  • Reply struck2soon May 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I am guessing the Cab Forward is yours? I seem to recall seeing it on your own layout.
    Is that Hancock whistle correct for the Cab Forward? I had assumed they would be the standard SP whistle.

  • Reply Brian Moore May 11, 2018 at 8:02 pm


  • Reply Charlie Press May 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for another great video!!! It reminded me of your Southern Pacific in the Cascades railroad…

  • Reply Paul Smith May 11, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    It's a cold and rainy Saturday morning here in Sydney, following an extreme period of unending heat. Eggs at the ready, I saw the video notification, after 40 mins of great viewing and noticing all new camera angles and closeups, I also took the time to notice a couple of the rather peculiar residents of this layout, not least the little girl with two pet skunks….. and the lady on horseback taking her cow for a walk along the trackside? Most pleasurable Bill as always and a great treat. I will now go and hold a brief memorial for the neglected eggs, thanks a lot!

  • Reply ken Johnson May 12, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Fantastic! where did you ever find people small enough to fit in the locomotives ? "only kidding!"

  • Reply Train Lord May 12, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Another amazing video of a spectacular layout, very well filmed, outstanding scenery with maps and camera angles. Can't get much better. Well done.

  • Reply kiwitrainguy May 12, 2018 at 5:58 am

    At 37.19 I notice some of the trees moving as if being blown by the wind. Was there an actual breeze going through where the layout is or are they being moved by servo-motors?

    Have given the Train Lord comment a like as it echos my sentiments exactly.

  • Reply Tom Machut May 12, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Bill This is one great video . The crew did a very good job in handling the trains .

  • Reply TheCondoInRedondo May 14, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Sensational! Great balance of panorama views versus close-ups and cab rides.

  • Reply Dave Don May 14, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Southern Pacitic huh, dont know that railroad lol but anyways awesome video

  • Reply bandman May 15, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Superb photography! Professional grade videography!

  • Reply Dieter Goldschmitt May 20, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Great video. I really enjoy the cab ride views.

  • Reply J. Lewis May 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    One of your finest videos yet! Your skills as a videographer and editor have improved by leaps and bounds since this series has started. I always look forward to your next installment. Keep up the great work! And thanks.

  • Reply Europa H2O Alien August 19, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    30:11 You're fired! Hope you got Job Insurance!

  • Reply Tom Machut August 22, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Another great one Bill ! Always enjoy watching your video's .

  • Reply Current Batches November 24, 2018 at 2:06 am

    29:22 VERY nice lighting 'adjustment' on the cab interior.

  • Reply Kendra Watkins November 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    that idea of showing the extra view of the path of the train was a lovely idea.

  • Reply Karl Rovey December 8, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Question about the signalling system used at the museum: Does it interact with the controls for the locomotives to get them to stop at a red signal? I have seen some videos where the locomotives stop for red signals but don't know if this is done manually or if it is programmed to interact with the signalling.

  • Reply Валерий Филиппов January 9, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Hi. Very good lokomotiv. Lake.

  • Reply Current Batches January 17, 2019 at 4:14 am

    2:49 – Got to give you props for the view and the schematic; really helpful in visualizing the length of the train and the next 'appearance'.

  • Reply Jack Salvin February 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    The 4-8-8-2

  • Reply Patrick McConville April 1, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Very nice footage gentlemen

  • Reply SP & ‘53, Daylight & Overnight May 16, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    The inset layout photo and camera icon are very cool, like the ride along camera as well.
    Enjoyed it very much!

  • Reply Benjamin Hanna June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    What are you using for the cab angles?

  • Reply The Arctic Gamer June 11, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Can you imagine a train like that if you had to operate it prototypically?
    As in, every single helper is individually controlled by a different person.

    Obviously that would be terrible for the couplers, and the equipment, but I can imagine some pretty funny derailments happening as some overeager helper driver squeezes the whole train right off the tracks.

  • Reply Galactic Lantern July 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    How can diesel engines and steam locomotives in one consist go exactly the same speed, as we see in this video?

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