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    The Little Model Tramway in the Province of Namur in Belgium by Jan Martens
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    The Little Model Tramway in the Province of Namur in Belgium by Jan Martens

    September 7, 2019


    When Pilentum visited the great model railway
    exhibition “Modelspoor Expo” in Belgium on the last weekend, he met Jan Martens,
    a very nice Belgian model railroader. I guess, Jan is fascinated by trams,
    tramways and narrow gauge railways. So he decided to create a
    nice model railroad layout of a former tramway in the
    province of Namur in Belgium. He calls his model railway
    display “Le Vicinal á Vresse”. This means something like
    “The tramway line at the city of Vresse” in
    the English language. [ Music ] You have to know, these tramway lines
    were a system of narrow-gauge tramways and local railway lines in Belgium,
    which covered the whole country. In the last century, these
    tramways had a greater route length than the
    mainline railway system. The model railway layout of Jan Martens was
    inspired by tramway line no. 553 of the national Vicinal tramway
    company, which was opened in the beginning
    of the last century. The layout is more of an impression of
    “how the railway line could have been” than an original presentation of “how
    the railway line really once was”. However, the intention is to show the
    atmosphere of the Ardennes in the 1930’s with the tramways cruising between small
    villages and beautiful landscapes. [ Music ]

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    China Wants To Build Underwater Train To America

    September 7, 2019


    China can do a lot of things but America
    unused a new who I guess proposal without but China wants to build and underground train to America underwater
    travel could be the next frontier up
    international travel if these futurists or dove you know find
    their way and the whole idea is a state-run
    Chinese news outlet said basically think they’re proposing
    running China Russia Canada America Line that would be 8 thousand miles long 1800
    miles long and the trans-siberian railroad the tunnel that you know China would
    help poor beneath ICC’s will be four times the
    length traverse for the English Channel now everybody in tiny thing to do this but
    the rest the world like I’ll I don’t know what their nano I’m with the rest of the world but baby
    I’m a skeptic we see each other P happen before people
    wouldn’t believe we could do a lot of things okay people
    never believed when they built Penn Station in New York
    City they get extra credit on all under the Hudson River that could
    connect New Jersey and New York underground right people
    believe that could happen and how look it happen yes it did so this is indeed possible that this
    thing could happen arm but it will be one astonishing rail construction costing us truly I’m
    and I’m assuming that cost the price tag was in the trillions of dollars arm now where the Chinese will embark on
    this astonishing road construction and nobody knows but they’re laying down ten thousand
    there are already laying down tens of thousands a tracks hi sry let’s all across the
    country which and I had to get on my bandwagon here I he to get on my high horse but I must America we want to continue being the
    world’s economy can we please hi bag build some
    high-speed rail lines China got on Japan gotta India getting ready to get out Europe
    have them us train right train lines stock in the
    dark ages come on y’all we get them we will in washington to do something profound do something astonishing do something
    remarkable how bennett do we have to get by the
    theater she meant when it comes to high-speed well creates jobs grows our economy awesomesauce getting to New you getting
    from she usually get from Chicago teed watch for to from Chicago to Washington
    Carver New York n and hour-and-a-half be a high-speed
    rail that’s happening all across the world why can’t it happen fear I just don’t
    understand I’m preaching to the choir getting up my
    high horse now well home

    Jim Zim has a Coke delivered by steam train!
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    Jim Zim has a Coke delivered by steam train!

    September 6, 2019


    Hey, Jim!
    You want some more Coke? Yeah.
    That’d be great.
    Thanks! I thought that would be a fun way to introduce
    you to the newest train in my collection… The Coca Cola train, by LGB. They haven’t made these in years,
    so I picked up a used one in really good condition. The engineer in the cab is a polar bear. And there are three other polar bears…
    Skiing! On the tender. You’re probably thinking this guy on the tender
    is shoveling coal, but… This is a Coca Cola train.
    It doesn’t run on coal! It runs on ice! If you look at the decorations on the cab…
    I think it’s a Christmas Coca Cola train.
    But I don’t care. Maybe that’s why I got a good deal on it, in July. Let’s run down the features… Like a working headlight, when the train is in motion. And look at the flicker of the firebox inside the cab. I love this apple pie scented smoke fluid by MTH… And if you add a few drops of it
    in to the smokestack
    of the Coca Cola train… You get smoke! And your downwind neighbors will think
    you’re baking an apple pie. Hey, check out the new redwood colored platform I built
    so I could run trains around the flower box. But I’ve saved the most unusual feature of all for last. Look what’s inside this box car. It’s a speaker. I’ll pop off the top of the box car,
    so you can get a better look… And see there’s some electronics in there. Let me throw this switch,
    so that the magic can happen. A very old-fashioned Coca Cola jingle! (Sung)
    Coca Cola
    Coca Cola
    Things go better with Coca Cola. (sung)
    Things go better with Coke. (sung)
    Life is much more fun when you’re refreshed. (sung)
    And Coke refreshes you best.
    It’s the refreshing-est! (sung)
    Food goes better with…
    Fun goes better with…
    You’ll go better with Coke. (sung)
    The real life one puts extra fun
    in you and everything you do, so… (sung)
    Things go better with Coca Cola.
    Things go better with Coke! Well, let’s take this thing for a high-speed run now. No smoke, and no jingles.
    Just simulated steam train sounds… From another sound system, inside the tender. I’m Jim Zim.
    Enjoying the summer here in California! No need to go on a cruise at this time of the year. Paradise is right here, in my back yard. Give this video a thumbs-up if you liked it. That lets YouTube know it’s a good video
    they should recommend to other people. And here are a few of my other model train
    videos that I think are good. Might as well watch watch another one,
    don’t you think? Heck, just do a whole model train video marathon
    if you want.

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    Riding a Train in India | 8 Hours on an Indian Train Rajasthan

    September 6, 2019


    People in India are very friendly. And if you have issues in personal space, this might not be your country. This guy’s a total stranger. We haven’t met. What’s your name? My name’s Alex. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. Welcome to India. Thank you. All right everybody, let us introduce you guys to our fixer and friend here. This is Parve. Parve has a blog, a travel blog. It’s called How I Wander.com. He also has a YouTube channel. We’ll link it in the description, but he is our cultural guy. He’s helping us get through some of the more difficult and tricky aspects of Indian society. But we’re about to board a train, which is quintessential India. I’ve never done it before. Marko is the only one who has. I’ve insisted on..at some point we have to take a train. This is going to be an experience. Let’s go get some food. Let’s get some snacks and let’s board because we’re going Udaipur in a few minutes. So we’re going to be in the chair car. I don’t know what that means. Hopefully, there are chairs. Indian society is definitely structured in hierarchy, and the train reflects that. There’s first class; there’s second class; there’s third class And then there’s unreserved class, which is no seats, just a big car full of people. We’re going in chair class, which is a daytime seat, and it should be an experience. I think this is our wagon right here. All right guys, first the snacks have arrived. We’ve got some chai. All right, we’re off. The train to Udaipur from Jaipur has begun. One of the coolest things about the trains in India is that you can just hang off the side. This is going to be quite the adventure. Are you ready? You ready? Yeah. I have no idea who he is, but he’s friendly. If you know me, you know that I love trains, and India has some of the best trains in the world. I first started using trains when I was working here after college, and I would be working in the sugar fields of Karnataka in the south and I’d go between Mumbai and Karnataka. India’s train system was built by the British during the colonial period. On one hand it was to extract resources, on the other was part of their mission to civilize India by bringing trains, administration, and sanitation, etc. But the way they built it was designed so that the Indians could not use the trains to fight the British. They made them of different railway gages: wide gage, standard gage, narrow gage so that Indians could not move troops around the country to fight the British during an uprising. Every single state has different gages, and to this day they are trying to rip out the old tracks and make it uniform across the country. But there are certain towns that are dedicated to only being railway stations where you change from one gage to the next. Ting, ting chai. Each chai is ten rupees. Three teas is fifty cents. This is the station of Ajmer. It’s near Pushar. It’s super crowded and very busy; lots of colors. Interesting smells. We’re going to be coming back here at the end of this trip to go that Pushkar Camel Festival. You can see that people are already flooding into this town to buy and sell camels at Pushkar, which is not far. Ajmer itself is a Muslim holy place. There’re pilgrims; there’re merchants; there’re travellers; and there’s us, all in the thick of it, and it’s pretty awesome. All aboard! There’s our train. Let’s go. This is fun, bro. Mark has always been talking up the Indian train experience. And not going to lie. Definitely worth it. Super rad. It’s not just… you’d think I have a bias in favor of trains. I do, but it’s generally awesome. Hanging out of the train is definitely my favorite pastime. I have a collection of photos I’ve taken of myself hanging out of trains back in the day. And I love it. But it’s funny because you get this… if you look out the side and train there’s just this steady stream of trash. And that’s because initially tea and food was served on biodegradable things like clay pots. Now it’s in plastic cups, and people still throw it out the side of the train. There’s always trash. We have been on the train for quite a while. I would say probably about five or six hours. We still have two hours left. It’s dinnertime, as you can hear from the crying baby. Always very hungry. We got dinner. I don’t know what it is. It’s like a little veg- cutlet thing with some potato maybe in there and some bread, some buttered bread with some ketchup. Carlos lost it. At least it went into the spot. We’re in Chittorgarh, which is where this huge UNESCO World Heritage port is- one of the biggest ports in Asia. But we were trying to go here but kind of ran out of time. The thing about India is you’ve got to try to do less, less, less because things take time here, and it’s a huge country with a lot of distance.. So maybe next time. But for now, we head to Udaipur. Super cool to see you can sit down, have a picnic in the middle of the train station. They’re eating from these things called tiffins. Tiffins are basically an Indian way of carrying food around. It’s like Tupperware, but you can put a bunch of these metal canisters on top of one another and carry them as a unit. These guys just sat down and started having dinner. It’s pretty chill. A little bit of newspaper, some food, good company, and you’re set. Okay dinner break is over. Back onto the train. Goodbye. Alright ladies and gentlemen… 8 hours later. We have arrived to Udaipur, and we have a lot more adventures coming at you guys soon. This has been an adventure in itself. Traveling in India is an adventure. Amen. Tomorrow we’re going to be going through Udaipur, which is known as the Venice of India, and you’ll see why. So stay tuned. If you like this video give a thumbs- up, share with your travel buddies, and subscribe to Vagabrothers And turn on notifications, if you have not already. And in the meantime remember stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys and girls on the road. Peace.

    The Number Adventure at the Train Factory with Shawn and Team! – Full Cartoon
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    The Number Adventure at the Train Factory with Shawn and Team! – Full Cartoon

    September 2, 2019


    (Speedy) Hi, I’m Speedy! We’re here to take you to the train factory. (Rusty) Hi, and I am Rusty the robot. We are very glad you are coming along. Look, here’s Shawn on the monitor. (Shawn) Hi, how are you? I’m very happy that you’re coming to the factory! (Dexter) OK, Shawn, I am moving out ten containers. (Shawn) Thank you, Dexter. You can help us build the trains and learn about the numbers. On the way to the factory Rusty the Robot will show you what we do here. I suppose you’ve met Speedy, too. He’s a quick little train but I think Rusty will keep him in check. (Rusty) OK. You can operate this train. Push this lever forward to accelerate. We cannot travel faster than ten miles per hour. We want everybody to be safe at the factory. (Speedy) I can go a lot faster than ten miles per hour, but the robot won’t let me. (Rusty) We’re going a little too fast. Pull this lever to slow down to ten miles per hour. Thank you. Here we test different trains. We use numbers a lot. We count train parts when we build trains. We count how many objects a train can carry. (Dexter) Hello everyone. (Rusty) Hello. (Dexter) Hey, Robot, don’t close the gate yet. Thanks. (Rusty) We also measure the weight of the objects using numbers. We calculate how much weight each train car can hold from a light ONE (1) ton to a heavy ONE HUNDRED (100) tons. We also measure distance and speed using numbers. We have slow trains like Donald and fast trains like Benny. (Benny) Okay Donald, Are you ready to race again? (Donald) Bring it on, Benny. (Rusty) By the time Donald travels THREE (3) sections Benny has traveled TEN (10). (Donald) Oh, no. Not again! (Rusty) When you go to school they will teach you about numbers and measuring. We’re arriving at the facility. (Shawn) Hi. I’m so glad you’re here. Let me introduce you to the team. You already know Speedy and Rusty and this is Donald. (Donald) Hi. It is very nice to meet you again. (Benny) I don’t know how you got here first. (Donald) I told you I would win this time. (Benny) I am very glad to see you again. Shawn, we might have to replace my two headlights. I don’t see well at night anymore. (Shawn) No problem, Benny. Dexter is coming back. (Dexter) It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for coming over to help us. (Shawn) Okay, it’s time to go to work. (Chief) Don’t forget about me.
    How are you doing. I am Dan but everybody calls me Chief. Okay, guys, I am not going to delay you. I have to go clean the test tracks. (Shawn) See you later Chief. Oh, wait! Let’s all take a picture. ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3). Okay, it’s time to go to work. We are at the Assembly and Repair Stations. The first number you will learn is the number 1 (ONE). We have one big container we have to lower. Go ahead and push the button. (Computer) Greetings! ONE (1), ZERO (0). (Shawn) Oops, right now we have ZERO (0) containers. (Computer) ONE (1) (Shawn) Okay, Donald, you can move it out. (Donald) No problem! Moving out ONE (1) container! (Shawn) Look, Benny is at Station Number 2 (TWO). He needs TWO (2) headlights replaced. (Benny) Okay, I am ready for my TWO (2) new headlights. (Computer) TWO (2) (Shawn) ONE (1) TWO (2) (Computer) ONE (1) TWO (2) (Shawn) Well done! (Benny) Thank you very much. Now I can see a lot better! (Shawn) This electric train needs THREE (3) doors. Thank you. (Computer) THREE (3) ONE (1) TWO (2) THREE (3) (Shawn) At Station Number 4 (FOUR) we install wheels. Release FOUR (4) wheels for this passenger car. (Computer) FOUR (4) ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4) (Shawn) At Station 5 (FIVE) we weld steps. Do you want to help me weld steps? We’ve already welded FOUR (4) steps. We still need the step number 5 (FIVE). (Computer) FIVE (5) FIVE (5) (Shawn) Well done! This wooden train car needs 6 planks. (Computer) SIX (6) (Shawn) ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6) We install glass windows at Station 7 (SEVEN). Okay, let’s install them. (Computer) SEVEN (7) ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6), SEVEN (7) (Shawn) It’s okay. I have another one. (Computer) SEVEN (7) (Shawn) At Station 8 (EIGHT) we install bolts. We need EIGHT (8) of them. (Computer) EIGHT (8) ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6), SEVEN (7), EIGHT (8) (Shawn) The next TWO (2) stations are different. Instead of counting objects we will measure distance and count the amount. (Speedy) Can I go with you? (Shawn) Of course! At Station Number 9 (NINE) we install engines. Instead of counting objects we will count distance. We have to lift the train NINE (9) feet to fit the engine. (Computer) NINE (9) (Shawn) ZERO (0), ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6), SEVEN (7), EIGHT (8), NINE (9) At the last station we are going to fill the engine with TEN (10) gallons of oil. Instead of counting objects we will measure liquid using numbers. We are going to count backwards! (Speedy) I can count backwards. (Computer) TEN (10) (Speedy) TEN (10), NINE (9), EIGHT (8), SEVEN (7), SIX (6), FIVE (5), FOUR (4), THREE (3), TWO (2), ONE (1), ZERO (0) The engine is filled up! (Shawn) Thank you both for your help. Let me show you our secret station, Station Number 5 (FIVE). Can you help me type the password? (Computer) Please enter your password. (Shawn) The password is THREE (3), FOUR (4), ONE (1), FIVE (5), TWO (2). (Computer) I am sorry, try again. (Shawn) ZERO (0), NINE (9), SEVEN (7), EIGHT (8), SIX (6). (Computer) Access granted. (Shawn) Well done. This is our prototype train. He is a jet train. We call him J-1000. He can go up to 1,000 miles per hour. He is the fastest train ever built! (Speedy) Even faster than Benny? (Shawn) Yes! (Speedy) Wow! (Shawn) Do you want to see how the engine blades spin? Push the green button, number 1 (ONE). (Computer) ONE (1). Program activated. (Shawn) Now push the yellow button number 2 (TWO). (Computer) TWO (2). (Shawn) And now the orange button, number 3 (THREE). Do not push the red button or the jet train will launch. (Computer) THREE (3). (Speedy) This is so cool! (Shawn) Okay, let’s turn the engines off. Push… Oh, no! I got connected to the jet train. Help me get unstuck. (Speedy) We will! (Rusty) I will help you. Do you want me to push the red button? (Computer) Four (4). Data transfer complete. All phases complete. Autopilot activated. (Shawn) No! That button is not for that! (Speedy) Come on! Let’s help Shawn. Look there is another set of engines. (Computer) All phases complete. Autopilot activated. (Chief) My mustache! (Shawn) Can you help me disable the engines? You will have to climb onto the J-1000 and type the code. Okay! Jump on the count of THREE (3). ONE (1)… (Speedy) Look out! (Shawn) ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3) (Shawn) Be careful! The code is ZERO (0), ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6), SEVEN (7), EIGHT (8), NINE (9) (Speedy) Look out! (Computer) Activation code denied. (Shawn) No! (Rusty) Hold on! (Rusty) ZERO (0), ONE (1), TWO (2), THREE (3), FOUR (4), FIVE (5), SIX (6), SEVEN (7), EIGHT (8), NINE (9), TEN (10) (Computer) Data transfer complete. Shutting down. TEN (10), NINE (9), EIGHT (8), SEVEN (7), SIX (6), FIVE (5), FOUR (4), THREE (3), TWO (2), ONE (1), ZERO (0). Program terminated. (Speedy) Wow! This was faster than 10 (TEN) miles per hour! (Shawn) Thank you all for your help. If you did not know the numbers we would not have stopped the jet train. It’s nice to have good friends who can help you when you need them.

    Railroad Camporee
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    Railroad Camporee

    September 2, 2019


    WELCOME BEAKING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT. THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS; WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO BE INVOLVED WITH RAILROAD. JOINING US NOW. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. MY WHOLE LIFE. I GREW UP NEXT TO A GATHERING, GIVE US THE DETAILS ON THIS. WELL THIS IS IT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST EVENT. WE HAD 1000 BOYS AND 4, 5 HUB HUN ADULTS. IT BROKE INTO 7 STATIONS THEY LEARNED THE MERIT BADGE AND 1000 YOU CANNOT DO THIS. WE DO HALF IN THE MORNING AND HALF IN THE AFTERNOON. THE OTHER HALF GET TO RIDE IT THIS IS ALL GIVING SCOUT AS CHANCE TO EARN A MERIT BADGE, IT WAS ONE OF FIVE PEOPLE AND NOW AND YOU SEE THEM AND YOU GET LIKE FRIDAY THEY CANNOT MAKE IT ACROSS BUT THE TRAINS CARRY 80% OF THE FREIGHT. THAT’S A LOT. THERE YOU GO. AND SO WE TEACH THEM AND THEY GET A LITTLE, WE TALK ABOUT THE RAILROADS AND THE SIGNALS AND THE SAFETY ON THE RAILROADS. YOU DON’T WHAT WALK ON THEM. THAT IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. WE RECEIVE THEM ABOUT THE MODELS. AND THEN OF COURSE THE INDUSTRY HAS JOBS THAT ARE LUCRATIVE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MODELS. IS THAT A BIG THING NOT AS IT USED TO BE. IT IS A BIG HOBBY. AND WORLD WIDE. AND BECAUSE SOME ARE BUILD IN GERMANY AND SOME HERE. THAT’S AN HO MODEL. THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR. YES. IS TO THIS DAY. DO YOU DO THAT YOURSELF. I HAVE A LAY OUT IN MY PAVEMENT. HOW BIG. ONE SCALE MILE WHICH IS LIKE 50 FEET. AND WILL THERE BE A,. A LOT AND EVERY SIZE UP TO G SCALE AND THEN MY FRIEND AND I, WE’RE INTO THE 1/8. THAT’S WHAT YOU CAN SIT ON. THAT’S SOMETHING. AND. AND IT IS A FASCINATION FOR KIDS FOR A LONG TIME. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE STANDARD TIME. AND YOU KNOW WHAT ARE YOU GETTING THERE. AND NOBODY WAS ON STANDARD I’M THEY LOOKED. THE SUN IS HERE. 430,000 MILES OF. THIS IS THE RAILROAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT WITH PROFESSOR JEFF STEIN. IF THEY BUILT IT IN OMAHA THEY WOULD NEVER DO IT ACROSS. HIS BUDTY. THERE IS MORE TO IT. , YOU DON’T NOTICE THEM THAT MUCH. THAT’S WHY BOONE. YOU HAVE AND YOU ARING LOOING ACROSS THE STREET WHEN THEY GO BY AND THEY ALL GET A RIDE AND. THAT’S ON THE NORTH SIDE. AND THE BOY SCOUTS WILL HOST THE 2019 YOU DO IT EVERY FOUR YEARS. THIS IS FROM 2011. THERE IS 2019. THAT’S A BUTTON HOOK. PEOPLE ARE ASKING. THAT’S NOT HARD TO DO. THE LAST TIME THE FIRST TIME WE NEED 900. YOU MEAN 90. NO WE MEAN 900. THEY ALL GET THE MERIT BADGE. THIS IS WHAT THEY GET. THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE DAMAGE. HOLD STILL WE’LL GET A SHOT OF THAT. THE MERIT BADGE THEY ARE SHOOTING FOR. THAT BOOK THERE WILL WALK THEM THROUGH THE STEPS. AND EVERY STATION THEY COME TO IT THEY HAVE PICTURES IN IT OF ALL KINDS OF CARS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THERE YOU HAVE IT. SIGNALS AND STUFF TO STOP A YOU HAVE COMMITMENTS. AND THE IOWA RAILROAD. AND THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE OPERATION COMMITTEE. YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO THAT MANY PEOPLE. IT IS OPEN TO NOT JUST SCOUTS AND PARENTS AND FAMILIES, RIGHT. IT IS JUST SCOUTS NOT JUST EVERYONE CAN COME. THEY HAVE TO BE BETWEEN 11 AND VERY TIRED AT THE END OF THIS. AND DO THEY NEED TO ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS, WE MAKE THEM COME IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND GET REGGED. WE HAVE A MEETING AND SATURDAY MORNING KICKS OFF AT 8:00. BUT WE HAVE A CAMP FIRE IN THE EVENING SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH WE’LL HAVE ONE OF THE ENTERTAINERS FROM THE NATIONAL JAMBOREE. AREARE YOU MAKING THE DREAMS COME TRUE. AND THAT IS GREAT THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS WEEK AND SO MANY PEOPLE E AND BUT TO 1. I WAS THERE 1950. I WILL GO ON STAFF I GOT ON THE MERIT BEIGE. WE MODEL IT. AND THAT’S JUMPED IN AND SAID TWO WEEKS. SEE YOU AT THE BOTTOM THERE. UP SIDE DOWN THERE. RIGHT BY MICHELE. AND IN BOONE IN TWO WEEKS. THAT’S RIGHT. OPERATIONAL THIS WEEK. THAT’S EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE. AND IT IS THE THAT’S WHERE THEY REFURBISHED IT GOING TO UTAH FOR THE GOLDEN SPIKE CEREMONY. IT WILL BE BACK ON THE 15th. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND HAVE FUN THIS WEEKEND. PEOPLE WANT TO FOLLOW ALONG.

    HCSO joins Operation Clear Track
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    HCSO joins Operation Clear Track

    September 2, 2019


    (siren blaring) – Today we’re doing
    drivers and pedestrians. We’re not trying
    to give out tickets or anything like that,
    we’re just trying to make people aware. (siren blaring) The big factor is people
    stopping on the railroad tracks. You can see from Nebraska
    Avenue down here, the light will turn
    red, cars will stack up, and then people will end up
    stopping on the railroad tracks and, of course, there’s
    no way to predict when the train is
    gonna go through. Pedestrians walk up and
    down the railroad tracks, as well, and we do have
    placards that we hand out and it kind of gives
    people instruction on the legal way to
    stop their vehicle when they’re around
    a railroad track. You can see there’s
    what we call stop bars just as there would be at a
    stop sign or a stop light. They have to be outside
    of those stop bars. We’re just trying
    to make people aware of where they’re stopping
    and just being more conscious of the railroad tracks as
    well as the trains, of course. (upbeat music)