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    London Underground: Historic Baker Street Station
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    London Underground: Historic Baker Street Station

    January 5, 2020


    Baker Street station is one of the oldest Underground stations in the world. It opened on 10 January 1863 as part of the Metropolitan Railway, the first underground railway in the world. Today it serves 5 lines on 10 platforms. We are now going to the oldest part of the station. These are the original platforms of the Metropolitan Railway, which have been beautifully restored to their original appearance in the 1980s. The original Metropolitan Railway ran from Paddington to Farringdon, using trains hauled by steam locomotives. Today, modern S7 stock trains use the platforms. Located between Edgware Road and Great Portland Street, these platforms today serve the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Today’s Metropolitan line uses different platforms, and the tracks branch off this line just behind us. The underground railway and the stations have been constructed via the cut-and-cover method. This means we are just beneath the surface. The departing train is a Hammersmith & City line service to Barking. We are now on the opposite platform with services to Paddington and Hammersmith. These modern trains make for a nice contrast with the old station architecture. We are now headed to the Metropolitan line platforms. At the south end, the line branches off the Circle and Hammersmith & City line routes. Some Metropolitan line trains use this route for services towards Aldgate, but due to capacity constraints, some Metropolitan line trains also terminate at Baker Street. This service came from Aldgate and will terminate at Uxbridge in the far west. The departure boards show all calling points, which is quite unusual for the London Underground. But the Metropolitan line has a rather complicated service pattern with many branches and also fast and semi-fast services, which skip some stations. We are still on the same platform but at the other end. Here, the station is open in a kind of trench. There are four platforms, all serving the Metropolitan line, with the outer two platforms for terminating and the inner two platforms for through trains. The branch of the original Metropolitan Railway served by these platforms opened in 1868, only five years after the other platforms. Today’s layout of these platforms has been mostly established in the 1920s. I do not know whether these buildings are commercial or residential, but living here would be rather cool. We just jumped to the other platform with a departing fast service to Chesham. Fast services are only operated during rush hour. The train on the opposite platform begins here and is a semi-fast service to Watford. Meanwhile there is another though service to Aldgate approaching. The tunnel in the background leads non-stop to Finchley Road station, after which the line runs above ground. View from the same location in the other direction. This train will shortly join the Circle and Hammersmith & City line tracks. This is a slow “all-stations” service to Watford… which is followed by this semi-fast service, the last one in this film.

    What Does This Broken Railroad Crossing Look Like Now ?
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    What Does This Broken Railroad Crossing Look Like Now ?

    January 4, 2020


    hello ladies and gentlemen, RailROL82 here continuing his tour on the CSX a home set subdivision which is officially
    abandoned her dad they removed the gates on this crossing both sides this would
    be track view north track you sound then did the lights are facing all the
    drain or what would have been the train save Tran old wooden grade crossing from
    the sea boy days gate removed over here – lights turn that’s big over this video
    old rotted ties those lights are facing every which way except where they need to be because
    like to amend to protect cars and then here you have Tennessee rail 1967 one
    number six so there that’s the ninth so you guys can see the difference
    that’s the 1967 rule right here and this is the 1926 rail and then over here you have my opposed
    64 right away these three are inclusive of maps new to this location
    alrighty guys thank you for coming along I greatly appreciate it it’s not that I
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    Railway Ties – Ep. 1 “Canada’s Freight Train” (Series Pilot)
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    Railway Ties – Ep. 1 “Canada’s Freight Train” (Series Pilot)

    January 3, 2020


    Everybody knows me, but nobody really knows who I am. I work from town to town and I never stay in one place too long. I earn my keep out on the iron road where my wheels are always turning. It’s a highway that stretches out like healthy veins and I am its lifeblood. I can’t feel, yet every day I touch the lives of countless people. I can’t see, but many have seen me. And although I can’t listen, everyone knows me when they hear my call. I am Canada’s freight train and I am one of the ties that bring our nation together. Before I get to stretch my legs out on the mainline, my journey starts at the railway yard. Down here I work day and night to build the trains that carry everything from your iPhone, to your car and the cereal that you eat for breakfast. No matter what the weather, I don’t stop working until these goods are delivered… But believe me when I say that my job here is never really done! You see I’ve been working all across this great land since long before she was born. People have a notion that I’m a romantic, and although I may have some charm, I’m all business. Life on the railroad never slows down. If you think your 9 to 5 is tough, try working 24-hours a day and 365-days a year! Each year I transport more than $280 billion worth of goods across a system that spans more than forty five thousand kilometers, from coast to coast to coast. more than 45,000 kilometers from coast to coast to coast From the tight confines of the city… To the back woods of the Canadian Shield, I see it all. And sometimes I almost blend right into the landscape. I see the side of the country where no cars or people can go. Out on the railroad, I travel til the steel and sky align. It’s a lot of responsibility and can be tough work, but somebody’s gotta keep the economy on track. I am Canada’s freight train. But you knew me all along didn’t you.

    Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society: Preserving the BC Electric Railway
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    Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society: Preserving the BC Electric Railway

    January 3, 2020


    hello fellow travelers today on Exit
    Thru the Gift Shop we’re at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society here we’re standing inside one of only
    seven remaining cars from the BC Electric Railway this is an interurban
    car the four of those are housed right here at the Fraser Valley Heritage
    Railway this is a map of the BC Electric
    Railway routes which existed from the early 1900’s through until the 1950s
    it’s incredible to think that an electric transit system was in place
    back then that was even more extensive than what we have today and stretched
    all the way from Vancouver to out to Chilliwack area the Heritage Railways Society is
    committed to restoring all four cars that they currently own this one is
    number 1231 and it’s currently restoration in progress in the future
    they hope to be able to actually run on all four cars and extend their route as
    far as ithe Newton area in the Discovery Center you can view
    several interurban streetcars which are at various stages of restoration as well
    as artifacts from the area outside you can actually take a ride on the speeder
    which you can see down here or one of the working interrban street cars as
    well so come down check it out this is a very
    cool way to experience a lost part of our BC heritage very amazing to think
    that that they had an Electric railway system far more expansive than
    what we have in today and a hundred years later we’re now switching back
    from fossil fuels back to to electric vehicles and seeing the expansion of
    things like skytrain to further our transit system so as usual please like
    and subscribe check out the interactive map link below to see other cool places
    that I’ve been to but for now it’s time to Exit Thru the Gift Shop

    Carrizo Gorge Part Two: The Seven Sisters
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    Carrizo Gorge Part Two: The Seven Sisters

    January 2, 2020


    Welcome to Part Two of my series about
    the San Diego and Arizona Railway’s route through Carrizo Gorge. In Part One we
    explored the northern end of the route. In this video we continue on from a
    point just south of tunnel 19 to a point just north of tunnel 17 . Of special interest are the numerous hillside trestles in this area. One of the many
    challenges faced by the builders was traversing the steep mountainsides in
    Carrizo gorge. A narrow ledge had to be carved into the
    mountain to support the tracks, but in some places even this was not possible.
    Here the tracks are perched on hillside trestles. These are like any other wooden
    trestle, except they do not cross a canyon or stream. The most famous of these is a group of
    seven trestles in a row which have become known as the Seven Sisters. Four
    of the Seven Sisters trestles are on the west-facing slope and three are around
    the bend on the south-facing slope. I’ve always preferred the northern
    entrance into the gorge. This approach provides the most spectacular view with
    the famous goat Canyon trestle visible in the distance, long before we reach it. The Seven Sisters trestles extend around
    the mountain as the tracks take a turn to the east before continuing south. When the trestles were first built the
    walkways and handrails were made entirely of wood.
    Many of these lasted until at least the 1980s. As we see in this photo from 1979,
    the walkways were sometimes damaged by falling rocks. At some point in the late
    1980s or 90s the walkways were replaced with steel grates and the handrails were
    are replaced with cables. As you can see even these are no match for large
    boulders. Soaring over the tracks gives us an
    interesting and mesmerizing view. Crossing a trestle on these grates can
    be a bit unsettling, as you can look past your feet to the ground far below. “…and it’s a little bit, you know, it’s a little bit airy walking on those grates, even on
    these small trestles. I can’t imagine what its gonna be like to (yeah) walk on the big
    boy.” One can easily imagine the days when
    steam locomotives hauled passengers and freight through this majestic Canyon. [train sounds] There is a sort of graceful beauty in
    the sinuous curves of the track as it follows the contour of the mountainside. As we pass the last of the Seven Sisters
    trestles we come across a pair of derailed boxcars. Here we can also see one of the many
    rough construction roads that had to be carved into the mountains when the
    railroad was built. Tight curves, falling rocks, narrow ledges,
    and occasional storm damage can make this a hazardous route. These boxcars went over the side sometime in the early 1970s. Along the way we enjoyed the rugged
    scenery and unique plant life of the desert. Now the tracks curved southward again
    and pass through tunnel 18. Spiny teddy bear cholla cactus are a
    prominent feature of the rocky cliffs and slopes in the Gorge. A solitary curved trestle graces the
    hillside south of tunnel 18. The tracks continue winding their way
    along the mountainside towards tunnel 17. Before long we will reach our
    destination: the mighty Goat Canyon trestle. Watch for more of this adventure
    in Part 3, “Carrizo Gorge: The Goat Canyon Trestle.”

    Sanyo Railway 5000 series – Ashiya to Nishinomiya (Hanshin Main Line, Ltd Exp) 山陽電鉄5000系 阪神本線特急
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    Sanyo Railway 5000 series – Ashiya to Nishinomiya (Hanshin Main Line, Ltd Exp) 山陽電鉄5000系 阪神本線特急

    January 2, 2020


    Next station, Nishinomiya Nishinomiya Transfer here for local train services After Nishinomiya, this train will run express to Kōshien Nishinomiya, Nishinomiya Passengers for all-stops (local) trains, please transfer to platform 1 Thank you for traveling with Hanshin (Railway) After Nishinomiya, this train will stop at Kōshien Doors will open on the left After Nishinomiya, this train will run express to Kōshien running express to Kōshien Nishinomiya

    Conflicts grow in Ukraine as Russia-Crimea rail route opens
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    Conflicts grow in Ukraine as Russia-Crimea rail route opens

    December 30, 2019


    Russia has officially opened a railway
    bridge connecting it directly to the crimean peninsula a territory had
    annexed from ukraine five years ago the building of the railway line has been
    condemned by Ukraine and the European Union as a violation of Ukraine’s
    sovereignty and territory cha Jonghyun tells us more the first train left
    saint-petersburg Monday afternoon carrying more than 500 people on the
    2500 kilometer trip to Sevastopol Crimea a ride that takes 43 hours
    the Russian government is expecting the new route next year to carry around 40
    million passengers and 30 million tons of freight russia’s President Vladimir
    Putin was also at the launching ceremony saying the new 19 kilometer away bridge
    over the Kirk Strait benefits all today we have a very important occasion it is
    important for crimea sevastopol for the whole of Russia because naturally such
    infrastructure projects such as this landmark bridge that we have built will
    have an impact on the whole economy however the EU and Ukraine immediately
    condemned the opening of the bridge saying it’s another violation of Russia
    of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territory Ukrainian officials opened a criminal
    investigation on Wednesday arguing that the train illegally carried people
    across the Ukrainian border Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 on the grounds
    that residents of the peninsula voted to join up with Russia the annexation
    elicited widespread international censure which saw the US and EU ban
    imports of non Ukrainian goods from Crimea and investments of European
    companies in the region the new bridge has also enabled Russia to limit free
    passage for ships heading to Ukrainian ports the Kirk’s trade is the only way
    for Ukrainian ships to get to the Black Sea from the inland sea of azov
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