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    (Amtrak/MARC Test Train) Metro North & Amtrak Saturday Railfanning at Philipse Manor
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    (Amtrak/MARC Test Train) Metro North & Amtrak Saturday Railfanning at Philipse Manor

    January 20, 2020


    Train #8713 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough Train #8720 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Grand Central The next station is Tarrytown. Train #8715 : This station is Philpse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough. Train #8724 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Grand Central The next station is Tarrytown. Train #8723 : This station is Philipse Manor This is the train to Croton-Harmon The next station is Scarborough.

    TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY JOURNEY from Moscow to Novosibirsk, Siberia| Day 2 & 3 on train
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    TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILWAY JOURNEY from Moscow to Novosibirsk, Siberia| Day 2 & 3 on train

    January 19, 2020


    I have reached train station kazanskaya name of the station 1st show of the session Good morning friends So, day 2 on train . I have a co passenger Whose name is Alaxy This place name is Tartaskys Train passing through a very beautiful village Now the time is 3:30 PM Now we are in Druzhinino station 34 minutes stoppage time Everyone has got down from train Weather is present here, not so cold or hot either Wind blowing Which is bit cold.. Feeling good. Everyone is looking at me I have purchased a bottle of water coffee sachet which i will use while travelling This bottle costed me 70 RUB approx 75 Rs. There everyone was looking at me They might be thinking, what i am doing ? Because this area is bit offbeat This is an over bridge of Siberian railway Feeling very good here This is village area But feeling very fresh here .. Russian feeling I have not got ticket of 3rd wagon. Hence booked 2nd wagon. If you are travelling from Moscow Keep eye on time Total 9 time zones in Russia So, its not that Moscow time will be same across all stations See my previous time zone 10:59 AM . So, almost 11 AM but See the current time here 1 PM So, within 5 minutes of travel, we have gone 2 hrs ahead . 11 AM to 1 PM So, keep this in mind Because Your station time will be as per local time zone like My train will reach Novosibirsk 6 PM So, i will have to look Novosibirsk time zone . 6 PM If your watch has Moscow time or any last time zone.. Don’t go by that time zone Your station may cross and you are not aware. Now we have reached Ekaterinburg Ekaterinburg is a big station here Ekaterinburg is a big city of Russia. 6 PM now Train will leave at 6:42 PM Good morning friends Today is day 3 on Trans Siberian Railway And now we have reached OMSK OMSK station and from OMSK Novosibirsk will be 9 Hrs travel time Now the time is 8 AM Alaxy works in Russian railway He works in Ulan Ude Fish? Now the time is 2:20 PM Barabinsk is the station. Platforms are down. Very clean station. These stall are These are shops They open shops when train is on the platform . Once train leave, they close the shops Platforms are down , you can cross easily In Indian platform It’s very difficult to get down from platform. When train stops , stair come done Everyone is looking at me. May be here not may people do such recordings Feeling bit odd But i don’t have any issue and i will record I have come so far for recording and to show you. Before you get down from train The bedrolls which have been provided To be returned in proper folding You take your time and fold it properly And then give to the coach attendant So, this is the rule here Don’t leave it in your berth Make sure you return every item This is good rule Now My station is coming in next 10 minutes Very nice time spent with Alexy and his kid Alexy not fluent in English But still nicely communicated I told him that, if you communicate from heart Any language can be understood Alexy taught me many Russian words I have written many Russian words That will help me during hitchhiking Thanks Alexy So, i have reached Novosibirsk station Train was on time .. Reached at 6:10 PM Facing problem here due to Language issue. No one speaking in English Its track Not from this side !! I think its straight . English is not spoken here If you ask in English, no one will be able to understand Struggle , lets see how i go out This is Novosibirsk station. Looking like a Palace Very beautiful station I have to go out now But not finding my way out I think from here Beautiful station From here exit and entry .. Flowers Very nicely maintained. Structures are heritage Russian structures Once you come out from station here is a Taxi stand My hostel is around 800 meters I will go by walking They are looking at me I have put my hostel on Google map and By taking direction from Google map, i am a walking Exactly 800 meters from station What i have understood need to go straight, get down and take right So, English not spoken here You need to understand the signals Or best you download translator Download google translator You can have conversation from English to Russian or Russian to English I was not suppose to stay in Hostel My couchsurfing request was accepted in Novosibirsk One host accepted my request but at last not responded to me So, i could not contacted them So, at the last moment i have booked this hostel Just before reaching station So, i will stay in hostel. I will not stay in Hotel I can stay in Hotel but i want to meet people and travellers I will share my hostel video in next Episode

    [地铁音MAD合作/Metro Otomad Collaboration] Beijing Rail Transit 49th. Anniversary
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    [地铁音MAD合作/Metro Otomad Collaboration] Beijing Rail Transit 49th. Anniversary

    January 19, 2020


    Welcome to Beijing Subway Line 1, this train is bound for Gongzhufen.
    (15/01/1971, Beijing Subway Line 1 entered into operation) Welcome to Beijing MTR, this train will stop its service at Anheqiao North.
    (28/09/2009, Beijing MTR Line 4 entered into operation) Next station, Fangshanchengguan.
    (30/12/2017, BJMOA Yanfang Line entered into operation) Next station, Botanical Garden.
    (30/12/2017, Beijing Public Transportation West Suburb Line entered into operation) This train is bound for downtown, via Sanyuanqiao.
    (06/2018, Capital Metro took over the franchise of Capital Airport Express.) The next station is Gongzhufen, please get ready for your arrival. The doors on the left side will be used, please do not touch and lean the train doors. Welcome to Subway Line 2, the next station is Beijing Railway Station, the terminal of this train. Passengers heading for Beijing Railway Station, please get ready for your arrival. Thank you for using Beijing Subway, welcome to take this line on your next trip. Welcome to subway Changping Line, this train is bound for Xi’erqi. The doors are closing, please keep clear of the doors, and take care. The next station is Zhuxinzhuang, passengers for Line 8, please get off at Zhuxinzhuang Station. Welcome to subway Changping Line, this train is bound for Xi’erqi. Passengers for a long trip, please proceed to the middle of the train compartment. The next station is Life Science Park. The next station is Xi’erqi, the terminal of this train, transfer to line 13. Dear Passengers, Welcome to Subway Fangshan Line. The next station is Liangxiangnanguan. Please get ready for your arrival. The doors on the right side will be used. The next station is Suzhuang. The train will stay in a short time at Suzhuang station. Please get ready for your arrival. The next station is Yancun East, the terminal of this train, Please pay attention to the time. Next station, Zicaowu. Next station, Yancun. The doors on the left side will open. Next station, Xingcheng. In order to avoid danger happening, please do not touch and lean the train doors. We will soon arrive at Dashihe East, the doors on the right side will open. Next station, Magezhuang, Raolefu, Fangshanchengguan, Yanshan. The terminal station of Yanfang Line. Welcome to Beijing Tram West Suburb Line, this train terminates at Bagou. The next station is Botanical Garden. Please get off the train from the right side doors. The next station is Wan’an. Please proceed to the middle of the train compartment after you aboard, thank you for your cooperation. The next station is Chapeng. In order to keep the good environment of the train, please do not eat or drink, and smoking is strictly prohibited on board. Please offer your seat to anyone in need, thank you for your cooperation. Welcome to Beijing Tram West Suburb Line, this train terminates at Bagou. We are arriving at Chapeng Station. Please take all your belongings with you when you get off the train. The next station is the West Gate of Summer Palace. Please get off the train from the right side doors. The next station is Bagou, the terminal Station of this train. Bagou is a transfer station, interchange station for Line 10. Welcome to take Beijing Tram West Suburb Line again. Dear Passengers, Welcome to Subway Line 15. Dear Passengers, Welcome to Subway Line 15. Welcome to Subway Line 15. This is a half-journey train runs from Qinghuadongluxikou to Wangjing West. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. This train is bound for Wangjing West station. The next station is Liudaokou, Beishatan. The next station, Olympic green. Passengers for Line 8, please get off at Olympic green. The next station is Anlilu, Datunlu East. Passengers for Line 5, please get off at Datunlu East. The next station is Guanzhuang Station. (Guaanzhuang?) The next station is Wangjing West, the terminal Station of this train. Interchange station for Line 13. Welcome to take to take this line on your next trip. Welcome to Subway Yizhuang Line, this train is bound for Songjiazhuang. Doors are closing, please take care! The next station is Ciqu. The next station is Ciqu South, Jinghailu. The next station is Tongjinanlu. Rongchangdongjie, Rongjingdongjie Station. Wanyuanjie, Yizhuang Culture Park. We are arriving at Yizhuangqiao Station. Please sit firm and hold the handrail, and do not touch and lean the train doors. The next station is Jiugong. The next station is Xiaohongmen. The next station is Xiaocun. The next station is Songjiazhuang, the terminal Station of this train. Passengers for Line 5/Line 10, please get off at this station. Thank you for using Subway Yizhuang Line. This train is bound for Jin’anqiao. The next station is Cishousi. Interchange station for Line 10. The next station is Haidianwuluju, Tiancun, Liaogongzhuang. The next station is Xihuangcun Station, we are arriving at Yangzhuang Station. The next station is Pingguoyuan, the train will not stop at this station. Terminal Station, Jin’anqiao. Interchange station for Line S1. Welcome to Beijing Metro(Subway?). This train terminates at Shichang Station. The next station is Sidaoqiao. The next station is Qiaohuying, Shang’an. Dear passengers, welcome to Bejing Metro(Subway?). The next station is Liyuanzhuang, Xiaoyuan, Shichang. Please get off the train from the right side doors. The next station is Beijing West Railway station, the terminal station of this train. Please take all your belongings when you get off the train in order. Passengers for Line 9, Please get off at this station. Welcome to take line 7 on your next trip. Welcome to Subway Line 9. The next station is… / Please get ready for your arrival. The next station is National Library, the terminal station of this train. Please take all your belongings, and prepare to get off the train. Interchange station with Line 4. Welcome to Beijing MTR, we wish you will have a pleasant journey. Biomedical Base, Yihezhuang, Huangcun Railway Station. Huangcunxidajie, Qingyuanlu, Zaoyuan. Gaomidian South, Gaomidian North.
    Xihongmen, Xin’gong, Gongyixiqiao. Jiaomen West, interchange station for Line 10. Next station, Majiapu, Beijing South Railway Station. Interchange station with Line 14 / Beijing South Railway Station. Taoranting, Caishikou(Line 7). Xuanwumen(Line 2), Xidan(Line 1), Lingjinghutong. Xisi, Ping’anli(Line 6). Next station, Xinjiekou. Xizhimen, Line 2, Line 13. Welcome to Subway Line 10. This train is bound for Bagou. Please let passengers exit first before you aboard the train. The next station is Anzhenmen. Passengers for a long trip, please proceed to the middle of the train compartment. The next station is Beitucheng, passengers for Line 8, please get off at this station. The next station is Beitucheng. Jiandemen, Mudanyuan, Xitucheng. The next station is Zhichunlu, transfer to Line 13. The next station is Zhichunli. The next station is Haidianhuangzhuang. Haidianhuangzhuang is a transfer station. Passengers for Line 4, please transfer in order. The next station is Suzhoujie. The next station is Bagou, the terminal of this train. Transfer to West Suburb Line. We are arriving at Bagou station, the terminal of this train. Please take all your belongings with you when you get off the train. Dear Passengers, welcome to Subway (Capital) Airport Express. This train is bound for Beijing Capital International Airport via Terminal 3, Terminal 2. Please sit firm and hold the handrail when the train is being operated. The next station is Sanyuanqiao, Sanyuanqiao is a transfer station. Transfer to Line 10. The doors on the left side will be used, please get ready for your arrival. The next station is Terminal 3, the doors on the right side will be used. Please take all your belongings prepare to get off. We are arriving at Terminal 3 station. Welcome to Subway (Capital) Airport Express. The next station is Terminal 2. We are arriving at Terminal 2 station. Passengers heading for Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 please get off at this station. Dear Passengers, welcome to subway Batong Line, this train is bound for Sihui. The next station is Sihui East, please get ready for your arrival. The doors on the right side will be used. Welcome to subway Batong Line, this train is bound for Sihui. The next station is Sihui, the terminal station of this train, please get off in order. Welcome to subway Batong Line, this train is bound for Sihui. The next station is Sihui, the terminal station of this train, please get off in order. We are arriving at Sihui station, please get off in order. Dear Passengers, welcome to Beijing MTR. This train stops service at Beijing South Railway Station. Next station, Beijing South Railway Station, end of Line 14. All passengers please get off the train. Next station, Xiyuan, end of Line 16. Please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Thank you for using Beijing MTR, this train stops service at Beianhe station. Welcome to Beijing MTR, we wish you will have a pleasant journey. Thank you for using Beijing MTR, all passengers please get off the train. The train is arriving, please mind the gap between the train and the platform. Next station Beijing South Railway Station, Next station Xiyuan. Thank you for using Beijing MTR. Welcome to Subway Line 5, this train is bound for Songjiazhuang Station. Part of the stations in Line 5 will end their service by schedule today. For more details, please pay attention to the notification in every station of Line 5. The next station is Datunlu East, Transfer to Line 15. Huixinxijiebekou: Non-stop. (Huixinxijienankou was missed) Hepingxiqiao, Hepinglibeijie. Yonghegong Lama Temple: Non-stop. The next station is Beixinqiao, Zhangzizhonglu. Dongsi/Dengshikou/Dongdan/Chongwenmen: Non-stop. The next station is Ciqikou, transfer to Line 7. The next station is Tiantandongmen. The next station is Puhuangyu: Non-stop. The next station is Liujiayao. The next station is Songjiazhuang, the terminal Station of this train. Passengers for Line 10/Yizhuang Line, please get off at this station. [L]This train is bound for the National Art Museum/Zhuxinzhuang station is arriving.
    [R]The terminal of this train is Yinghai. [L]Nanluoguxiang/Shichahai/Andelibeijie/Anhuaqiao/Beitucheng
    [R]The next station is Demao. The next station is Wufutang. [L]Olympic sports center/Olympic Green/South Gate of Forest park Lincuiqiao.
    [R]We are arriving at Huojianwanyuan. We are arriving at Donggaodi/Dahongmen South. [L]Yongtaizhuang/Xixiaokou/Yuxin. The next station is Huoying.
    [R]Haihutun/Muxiyuan. [L]Huilongguandongdajie/Pingxifu/Yuzhilu
    [R]Yongdingmenwai station, Transfer to Line 14. [L]The next station is Zhuxinzhuang, the terminal station of this train.
    [R]Tianqiao Station. The next station is Zhushikou, the terminal of this train. The doors on the right side will be used. Welcome to Subway Line 13, the next station is Huoying, the terminal of this train. Please get ready for your arrival, the doors on the left side will be used. Welcome to Subway Line 13, the next station is Lishuiqiao. Attention, please let passengers exit first before you aboard the train, thanks for your cooperation. Please do not touch and lean the train doors. Thank you for traveling with Beijing Subway. Welcome to take this line on your next trip. Please take all your belongings with you, and please get off the train in order. Welcome to Beijing Rail Transit Daxing Airport Express, we wish you a pleasant journey. Next station, Daxingxincheng. The doors on the left side will be used. In order to keep the good environment of the train, please do not eat or drink, smoking, and littering on board. We are arriving at Daxingxincheng station. Welcome to Beijing Rail Transit Daxing Airport Express, we wish you will have a pleasant journey. Next station, Daxing Airport. The doors on the right side will be used, all passengers please prepare to get off. Please exit for Beijing Daxing International Airport, and Daxing Airport Railway Station of Beijing-Xiong’an Intercity train. All the passengers get off the train with all your belongings. Thank you for using Beijing Rail Transit Daxing Airport Express. All passengers please prepare to get off the train.

    Skagway, Alaska Cruise Port Guide: White Pass & Yukon Route Railway
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    Skagway, Alaska Cruise Port Guide: White Pass & Yukon Route Railway

    January 15, 2020


    The White Pass and Yukon Route Railway is
    a popular attraction for cruise guests visiting Skagway, Alaska. Completed in 1900, the railroad was the primary
    means of transportation for prospectors travelling over the White Pass to the goldfields in the
    Yukon. The “White Pass Summit Excursion” allows
    guests to ride in vintage-style passenger cars along the same route as gold prospectors
    of the past while seeing spectacular views, gold rush points of interest, and more. The narrated tour takes about two-and-a-half
    hours as the train travels forty miles round-trip to the White Pass summit at 2,888 feet in
    elevation. We enjoyed the White Pass Summit Excursion
    with our little JellyBean while visiting Skagway during our Alaskan cruise in late May of 2019. The “White Pass Summit Excursion” can
    be booked through your cruise line or the railroad’s website. If you book through your cruise line, you’ll
    board the train alongside your ship. We purchased tickets through the railroad’s
    site and selected a departure time that was convenient for our schedule. The site offered minimal savings, but our
    non-cruise-line passenger car also seemed to be less crowded for our tour. If you book through the railroad, be sure
    to allow 15-20 minutes for the roughly half-mile walk from the furthest Skagway piers to the
    train depot. The White Pass Depot is one of the first buildings
    you’ll see in Downtown Skagway. The depot has restrooms, a gift shop, a small coffee bar, and a cute photo op. Large complimentary maps of the train’s
    route are available at the ticket booth. The map helped us track the points of interest
    — and our current elevation — during the tour. A smaller version is available in the All
    Aboard magazine. Each White Pass and Yukon Route train has
    multiple engines and passenger cars, including some that are wheelchair accessible. Each car is heated and has several rows of
    padded seats that each hold two adults. Small windows at the top of the cars can be
    opened for fresh air and restrooms are located in the back of the car. During our tour, complimentary bottled water
    and brochures were available and the tour guide’s narration was broadcast through
    the speakers. On an interesting note, almost all of the
    passenger cars are named for a lake or river in Alaska, the Yukon, or British Columbia. When you board the train, be aware that both
    sides of the train will have views of all of the sights by the end of the tour. The left side will see most of the sights
    on the way up to the summit and the right side on the way down. Although you cannot move from car to car,
    you can enjoy the tour from the outdoor platforms at the front and back of each car. As the train leaves the depot, there will
    be a few sights located on the right side of the train. The first is Harriet Pullen’s grave. “Ma Pullen” was an entrepreneur during
    the Gold Rush who eventually opened and owned an upscale hotel. Further along on the right, the abandoned
    Salmon Hatchery was established in 1982 by the city as a vocational opportunity for local
    high schoolers. Gold Rush Cemetery is located on the right,
    at mile 2.5 of the journey. It was the first cemetery of Skagway and many
    people tied to the Gold Rush are buried there. As the train leaves town, the Skagway River
    — which starts in British Columbia, Canada — will be visible on the left side of the
    train. At mile 5.8, the train crosses the Skagway
    River near the start of the Denver Glacier trail. At mile 6.9, Rocky Point provides a great
    view back to Skagway and the cruise ships, with Mount Harding in the distance. Across the canyon, you can see the Klondike
    Highway, which also leads to the White Pass Summit. Near mile 8, you can catch a glimpse of a
    large whirlpool and rapids in the Skagway River that are rated Class 6, or “unpassable.” The “On to Alaska with Buchanan” sign
    on the opposite side of the canyon at mile 8.8 was reportedly painted in the 1930s and
    40s to commemorate George Buchanan, a businessman who helped bring boys from
    Detroit to Alaska each year. After passing Buchanan Rock, you’ll likely
    see more and more waterfalls on the rocky side — or right side — of the railroad. At mile 11.5, you can see Bridal Veil Falls,
    which — according to the brochure — “cascades 6,000 feet from the glaciers on Mount Cleveland
    and Mount Clifford.” Heney Station at mile 12.3 was named for Michael
    J. Heney, the man who authorized and managed the construction of the railroad. Near Heney Station, the railroad track splits. During our tour, two other White Pass and
    Yukon Route trains passed in the opposite direction heading back to Skagway. While we waited, our train was stopped near
    a small avalanche that was still visible up the mountainside. As the train approaches the bridge, you’ll
    pass Glacier Station and the start of the Laughton Glacier trail at mile 14. After crossing the bridge, Mount Carmack will
    be visible in the distance. The mountain was likely named after George
    W. Carmack, whose group discovered the gold that started the Klondike gold rush. Near Glacier Gorge, the train enters Tunnel
    Mountain at mile 16 for a pitch-black journey to the other side. The view from Inspiration Point at mile 17
    — through the criss-crossing mountainsides to Skagway below — is breathtaking. The 400-foot steel bridge at mile 18.6 was
    the tallest cantilever bridge in the world when it was completed in 1901. The replacement for the steel bridge and the
    675-foot tunnel at mile 18.8 were completed in 1969. At mile 20.4, the train will reach the White
    Pass Summit and cross the US/Canada border, which is designated by two flags and a marker. The train then turns back and begins the descent
    to Skagway. Along the way, there are several opportunities
    to take great photos of your train against a spectacular Alaskan backdrop. After finishing the White Pass and Yukon Route
    railway tour, the train depot is a great place to start exploring Skagway, starting with
    the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park next door. Kids can complete a Junior Ranger book in
    advance — at home or on the train ride — and turn it in to be sworn in as a Junior Ranger. Ranger-led tours through Skagway’s Historic
    District are available and tickets can be reserved online in advance. Finally, a fun photo op near the train depot
    — especially for smaller kids — is the railroad’s HUGE Rotary Snowplow #1 that was built in
    1898 and retired in 1965.

    Thai Railway: Rapid Train No.109 from Ayutthaya to Nakhon Sawan
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    Thai Railway: Rapid Train No.109 from Ayutthaya to Nakhon Sawan

    January 12, 2020


    Take a train
    Ayutthaya – Nakhon Sawan
    The rapid train No.109 Bangkok – Chiang Mai
    2 September 2019 Hello. Meet THAIRAIL Channel. Ayutthaya Railway Station Ayutthaya Province, Thailand Ticket office Timetable of Ayutthaya Railway Station 3:29PM The rapid train No.109 Bangkok – Chiang Mai Arriving Ayutthaya Railway Station in Platform 2 Alsthom AD24C Locomotive No.4144 The train was behind schedule for 12 minutes Bogie Second Class Carriage 3:33 PM The train No.109 departing Ayutthaya Station. The Express Train No.76 Nong Khai -ฺ Bangkok Passing Map Phra Chan Railway Station 3:48 PM Arriving Ban Phachi Junction Station Phachi District, Ayutthaya Province Ten Wheeler steam locomotive No.177 Junction to the northeastern line Ban Phachi chord line Ban Plak Raet Railway Halt Pasak River 4:03 PM Arriving Tha Rua Railway Station Tha Rua District, Ayutthaya Province 4:10 PM Arriving Ban Moh Railway Station Ban Moh District, Saraburi Province Passing Ban Klap Railway Station 4:30 PM Arriving Lop Buri Railway Station Lop Buri Province The train was behind schedule for 9 minutes Passing Wat Nakhon Kosa Passing San Phra Kan Shrine Passing Wat Pa Thamma Sophon Double Track Railway Project from Lop Buri to Pak Nam Pho Railway overpass under construction Arriving Nong Sai Khao Railway Station The Ordinary Train No.210 Ban Takhli – Bangkok 5:05 PM Arriving Ban Mi Railway Station Ban Mi District, Lop Buri Province The Special Expess Train No.8 Chiang Mai – Bangkok Arriving Huai Kaeo Railway Station The Rapid Train No.102 Chiang Mai – Bangkok 5:36 PM Arriving Chan Sen Railway Station 5:45 PM Arriving Chong Khae Railway Station Takhli District, Nakhon Sawan Province The Local Train No.402 Phitsanulok – Lop Buri 6:06 PM Arriving Ban Takhli Railway Station Takhli District, Nakhon Sawan Province Arriving Hua Wai Railway Station 6:31 PM Arriving Nong Pho Railway Station Takhli District, Nakhon Sawan Province 7:02 PM Arriving Nakhon Sawan Railway Station Nakhon Sawan Province The train was behind schedule for 38 minutes Thank you for watching Thank you for traveling with us.
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    The Great Railfan Adventure McAdam Station Final  Part12
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    The Great Railfan Adventure McAdam Station Final Part12

    January 10, 2020


    Transfer papers on the other side Any areas that are off-limits like inside the buildings Okay Okay Reloading You’re not sure Yeah, that’s the car shop side this is locomotor side, okay Okay That would be a bunch of them over the leases they do they lease all this stuff song after so many after so long There’s a line I think that went to Greenville from here yeah mostly abandoned now Just want to go knock it it goes up the Brownville and then hits Pistol Signal 16-cylinder Sanding tower Yeah, you come back another year. So this all be changed all this will be gone really Yeah, this will be all knocked down a remodel new building built. Okay? Yeah, that’s good thing. We’re catching it when we are yeah, this is pretty historic stuff that That was the thing. We had to get the approval from the Historical Society just to take down what we’re taking down and they got the money to to Destroy what we can destroy some of it was already falling down but We got to clean it up, right a lotta Just that that floor there’s there’s nothing but asbestos there if all these buildings just have asbestos on yeah So it’s it’s a major hassle as far as cleanup. Mhm almost costs us more money. I mean just like that thing That’s the majority of the well, there’s some killer equipment in there Little tunnel motors TV 30 dive Larry struck an electric Told you there’s a lot of stuff here. We’re not gonna be able to fill it all in one day We should probably hit back sowed Hole Oh Plus you try to go around find us Bucks Just like the Wonder DanceSport, yep Okay, we’re on in the Wyatt Brownville Why do you want it now? Don’t so traffic To the bridge You It’s not Another oldie Especially me Oh, yeah He’s got the roof off in the car the door There’s a little track Oh S-s-san Gino’s Oh No It’s not the mattress Looks open It is open It’s awesome That’s a just give you little information the station is built in 1999 finished in 1901 And then in 1910 1911 added on both sides So they had done the dining room lunch counter and the expression of the baguette in Germany. I’ll show you guys are an eclectic Maxilla the architect for the building. His name was Edward Maxwell. There’s all sort of dedicated to him from her life And then the president anticipated Pacific rail at the time was away abandoned And so this row right here is the agents office and the last occasion to hear his name was Jim McCracken. He’s up there But it’s a huge area for communication between the states and making sure you know, there’s no Making sure everything ran smoothly. Yeah The checklist is here because they would actually play checkers when you know things about slow, but it was usually never slow Is there a 16 passenger trains daily? And then on top of that 30 freakin little booth and this is the junction. So these are all the roots Don’t would go over into What you lost passenger train furniture here no more that was the FSB area yeah 94, um Came cific. I’m pretty sure as an athlete 79 So this room is called the single ladies wait here the reason it’s called that is actually he was sort of forbidden for women to smoke in public That’s the station from 1900 1901 right there in 1910 1911 when they had gone to This is where just a before and after picture you guys hit And then we also do have a duel we actually have a deal here which I gonna show you guys So there’s just more like a little heavy sort of crimes around the railway station So it was like jumping on the train without pain you need to pay 10 cents or spend 30 days in jail So this is just a the name address and recharging their sentencing So, do you know what these That’s a hoop for orders We’re trained buffs Give me a harder question The floors look relatively new II yeah, this is all been restored in 2009-2010. Okay, this wool this actually started to the hotel lobby. So you come in here go to your room There’s 18 spots for the keys, but there’s actually only 17 rooms, so, do you know why? No number 13. Yeah. Yeah, I can’t stop Person this whole summer. I started here in the end of June. Mmm to get that order No one I had so many people think it’s like for booking Okay Are we able to see the upstairs is that open? Okay. I’d like to see that too. I Remember when the station was like the preservation was first starting they had a fundraising campaign to put a new roof on it was probably the Hotel After that So it wouldn’t have been a room like this one it was not when it was Owned by the railway No, okay So this is like something that you can rent out for local groups. I think there’s dinners that happen here In the dining room, we actually have like little weddings and stuff Yeah, it’s still very much. So I’ll wait for the museum to make some money. Yeah, exactly. That’s good Can we see the kitchen as well? Yeah, let’s go to this below This is is this original the floor is actually original. Okay, but not like the light fixtures But was this a dining room? Yes. Okay. I Used to have one of those clocks, yeah It’s all but yes, you are a probably no illusions like the dining there. This is more the upper Class In your face you Know Anyone like walking by that they knew or in fact, here’s a window. That was very fairly Hmm and I don’t know what that is any idea Yeah, yeah, so it looks like some kind of slicer Yes I’m leaning towards but this was for the common folk. Yeah, just the peasants My luncheon here anyway, so mmhmm yeah, so before this sort of Fifties style patter with the W shape. It actually used to be a high would encounter midnight with the stools There’s more of a horseshoe shape Then 1953 they changed it to this style. Okay So when would this have been closed? Lunch counter it was privately owned after the so the 1976 is when the dining room shut down where it was privately owned from 1976 on basically until the station was sort of shut down and then finally given to Historical Society Children’s work, right Then over there Patman over there there’s a bunch of broken dishes actually to face so there’s a lot of girls that work in the lunch counter here and They had a certain management her name was Miss Clint, he’s very strict So they had to clean every single dish before they could leave and so that was they wanted to go to a dance and Harvey one night and then So what they did with the dirty dishes it’s Daniel okay, and they like so they’re dancing and replaced it with Basically And then they are actually never caught two person training came here And stopped here and then the prisoners actually asked the guard to take a go for a swim And so very angry In France where they cut their feet legs That’s how they were discovered and that sums either But that was years after the dance I take it yeah So there’s 17 rooms, this is a five-star first-class hotel is all stars first class because each room So originally would there not have been like water They had the Clawfoot tub, so there’s an actual original one in the other room. Hmm. So wouldn’t you like those tubs and Because later on when the hotel was shut down the crew from the Train would actually stay up here So this this was the north’s crew me down this way South crew would be down that way but so yeah, that’s why some things are doing some things more a Shower Yeah, we’re still working on restoring something exactly yeah, well it’s a big project We’re just on our way back from the stakes we were down there looking at Yep, go ahead Do you think they’ll ever turn this back into a hotel Yeah, oh, that would be great Really have the whole station our store and then actually uses sort of as a hotels or you know, novelty stay. Yeah Way to generate some income He’s sleeping in here to me they tried to put two beds per side so they can have a little Closet in himself So this was staff quarters. Yes, okay The girls that worked in the last time. Mm-hmm It’s tiny is these little crawl spaces the girls have actually used to go over to the men’s dorm. It’s neat. Yeah They can go out there and walk on the ledge Or something. No, they just go right through the plate That’s well. I’m the walls like all the beams and Stronger all I see I see what you’re saying. Yeah through these pockets here Wow You don’t have the light there That’s crazy that would be the trick I guess to find out if the girls have gone through if they broke the bulb Come over and drink and smoke This is wrong, this is like The roots already host is dedicated to the red eared men. Let’s stay here and work here in town. So This wasn’t crew quarters originally that happened in later years Well, this this isn’t always like three quarters, oh, I mean the Train Chris oh Really stay like it is more the second floor, okay Well, I’ll tell you there’s there’s a cup a lot of training geeks out there like us First time I was here was I think it was 2009 So I think that the bathrooms had been Just renovated. Okay on the main level Yeah, my didn’t get to tour the whole place. So I don’t know what’s changed since then Just they’re beginning zoos actually just the waiting everybody tour. Mm-hmm, right you would like five minutes, okay Yes This used to be the library we’re now working on it so well It’s nice to see it a work in progress knew but she couldn’t even see the pizza Wouldn’t play it in Yeah So this was library for the people for the passengers and the page, okay, so You find anything in the walls like old Style, I haven’t found anything some someone else probably has but your hands and stuff Probably from the fifties or whatever Like that Yes of these washrooms, I guess we were in this area when I came up here There was an event for I think New Brunswick southern had gotten some funding for Improvements there was an event here at the station to launch that that was the other time. I was here Of course the time we Get off six years old All right, we’re going into jail The green is a Pretty standard color and in terms of like and inside the locomotives and whatnot as well Yeah, so I’m guessing they just this is our the chief paint base, right? Yeah, that was a post-war paint They used a different color before the war I forget what it was Going into the Express room It’s usually expression but I’m out sorry Fiona Tillery room. It’s like just for the auxilary Yeah, we know a guy who’s gonna pump her Yeah, he brings it up for the via family day in Halifax. Mm-hmm Painted mile marker Very good should probably teach me more than I’ve already been telling You no those are used for That was just a signal Good lanterns. Yeah, it’s a marker lamp I’ve worn it home like putting a nightlight in it with an extension course. I can turn it off. Oh It turned out really nice No one from surco today actually see the engineer jumping from the window, oh, yeah He wasn’t sticking around On collision CP whistle sign a Lot of people ask me about is a cool ballast ballast. Yeah the rock that goes around the tracks Yeah, that’s a that’s a tool that would go underneath the tie I think for probably Moving your ballast in and out to bring the level up or down or whatever How long you guys finished in the transom It’s probably locked Railfan and their journey To And almost Yep Anyway folks. I hope you guys enjoyed the great railfan adventure and We’re both tired. It’s been an interesting trip a lot of interesting things. We saw and Thanks for coming along with us. And we appreciate all the people we met the fun things we did big thank you goes out to all those who support us and Do you think I forgot that Anyway folks, this is a lord dragon. I’m maritime Ralph and good night be well and take care folks until next time

    METRORail Ride (With Commentary)
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    METRORail Ride (With Commentary)

    January 10, 2020


    Quitman / Near Northside: Doors open right. “Quitman / Near Northside.” Next Station: Burnett TC / Casa de Amigos Thank you for riding METRORail As a reminder you must have a valid fare item and no drinking, eating, or smoking is allowed on board. Violators may recieve a fine of up to $200 (SKIP TO 11:46) Next Station : Downtown Transit Center Downtown Transit Center: Doors open left “Downtown Transit Center.” [doors beeping] [horn blaring] Next Station: McGowen Attention METRORail Riders, ‘If you see something say something.’ By reporting any abandoned items or suspicious activity by calling 713-224-2677 or 911 Thank you for riding METRO. [announcements in Spanish] McGowen Station: Doors open left “McGowen Station”.