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    The Mount Washington Cog Railroad “What is a BrakeMan?”
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    The Mount Washington Cog Railroad “What is a BrakeMan?”

    August 19, 2019

    hi my name is Dan and I’m an engineer
    here at Mount Washington Cog Railway brakeman is basically the tour guide on
    the way up and on the way down on the diesel engine they still remain a tour
    guide but on the steam engine they actually live up to their name they’re
    actually a brakeman and on the way down they will manipulate the brake wheels to
    take the weight of the coach off of the engine at certain point like over the
    steep is part of the grade Jacob’s Ladder at a 37.1% great they’ll actually
    use both sets of brakes to pull the coach physically off of the engine and
    then as a track flattens out they slowly drop their brake to come back in and
    keep a steady pressure on the steamer on the way down

    Live Steam Railroad, Riverside & Great Northern Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin             -1
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    Live Steam Railroad, Riverside & Great Northern Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin -1

    August 19, 2019

    oh come all your father happy fathers day right away we came out of when built in the 1850s for the Milwaukee in the crossroads but now we would be real railroad 448 cafe it was used during the Civil War to transport Union soldiers own but because of that grade you know how slowly coming that something percent great that’s great great for railroad so they abandon his life in 1902 removing is now about 200 feet south of us when fracture be calling on the bottom now where it was left abandoned in the early nineteen fifteen where the government and Janesville was running in riverside park but he was asked to leave town because you near the hospital home making sort boys etc we come up here he puts it 15 pages 39 cars of 19 demons right here and here on the property when he retired 1980 because of illness in 1988 the riverside great northern Preservation Society report started running nineteen nineties now before June eleventh two thousand for that bridge you came over that was not a bridge that went silent lab 200 feet what’s the line boo 20-feet wide there was another track down there well what we have 27 years in the rain and 26 days that we had a fight a storm i’ll remember $MONTH twenty-second we have this one was torn off all the weight on the bridge on august 15 2005b construction company from washing equipment six weeks later the bridge was in we then add volunteers we put the mainline deciding and the tournament but we didn’t do it six weeks and it took us a year and a half but they look old decrepit people like myself some days we worked a little bit with somebody that we did you do that but how we gonna pay for it all well we got money to FEMA but any donation to put that mailbox is greatly appreciate because we gotta come up with fifty percent you okay now we’re gonna run from now after labor day daily then we go back on our weekend’s schedule as you know is beautiful or october October’s our biggest month because we come up we turn we go back to that cabin you also my cabin it’s about two-thirty way back on that side that’s where we’re going to get pumpkins now it’s going to be all four weekends not only one so far as i know we’re the only ones in this area we do not charge for the pumpkins we just chose for the right then hopefully after thanksgiving will have Santa trains why I see you won’t believe because the last two years we got one weekend mother nature took care of his former snow or any questions okay you go back over the bridge there’s a canyon down about 600 feet 700 meet another canyon look down to your right down yesterday there were deer down in there they’re real hard to see all day there’s a mall on going on on down in this okay okie i’ll give you $MONEY a week now we look up and then and then well I even get up ok take it off as we are new party hi baby maybe

    Inside Amtrak’s Dying Long-Distance Trains | WSJ
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    Inside Amtrak’s Dying Long-Distance Trains | WSJ

    August 19, 2019

    (inquisitive music) – [Journalist Voiceover]
    Long-distance passenger routes in the U.S. may be
    riding on borrowed time. Amtrak wants congress to untie its hands and allow it to cut its
    longer, unprofitable routes, essentially halting service
    to rural communities. The company’s management
    sees opportunity for profits and longterm growth in
    shorter distance travel. – Shorter haul, inner-city
    service between big city pairs. It’s the way of the future. – [Journalist Voiceover] In
    the next year, U.S. lawmakers need to reauthorize Amtrak’s funding. Members of congress are
    coming under pressure to preserve cross-country rail services. – I’m afraid we’re position
    rural America to fail. – We’re beginning our journey
    from New York to New Orleans. We’re riding Acela train
    down to Washington first. – [Journalist Voiceover] Acela’s part of the northeast corridor. It runs frequently and usually on time connecting business travelers between Boston, New York, Philadelphia
    and Washington D.C. It’s profitable and Amtrak sees it as a model for future growth. According to a government commission, keeping the northeast corridor
    in a good state of repair will cost $42 billion. And Amtrak wants congress to also invest in new service between
    cities that by train would be fewer than four hours apart. – Dallas and Houston, for instance. – [Journalist Voiceover] We
    spoke with Amtrak’s executive in charge of strategy. – Amtrak’s view is we’ve
    got a big opportunity in these shorter distance corridors. The less that say,
    300-mile distance corridors where we see a lot of our
    population growth occurring. – But is there an appetite in congress to be spending more money on Amtrak? – Congress does recognize that
    trains can play a bigger role and to get there, we have
    to invest in our assets. – You’re talking even larger investments? – I am. Over time we’re gonna need
    to invest more than we have. (train whistle blows) – [Journalist Voiceover]
    The question now is whether it’s executives
    plan to also ask for money to maintain long-distance trains. In Washington, we board The
    Crescent Line to New Orleans. – Pretty narrow hallway here. I guess this is home. It’s a little smaller
    than I was expecting. Oh, this is a folding sink? Look at that. Is this the toilet? – [Journalist Voiceover] As we
    ride south through Virginia, our dinner reservation is called. – What temperature would you like? – Medium, please.
    – Medium? – [Journalist Voiceover]
    Meals are included in the ticket price. – Better than what you get on an airplane. – [Journalist Voiceover] Our
    junior roomette, one way, costs around $500, $250 a person. Coach seats start at around $100. Most Crescent passengers spend the 26-hour D.C. to New Orleans
    journey in this section. Around 2:30 a.m., we stop in
    Charlotte, North Carolina. Last year, this city had the fifth-largest increase in population in the country. – We have one train a day that shows up on a 2,000-mile journey. Maybe it shows up in
    the middle of the night, maybe it shows up on
    time, maybe it doesn’t. – [Journalist Voiceover] Amtrak
    says chronic, long delays aren’t its fault. Outside the northeast corridor, its trains ride on rails
    owned by freight companies. It’s battling some of these
    companies in the courts for priority right-of-way. It’s freight fight not withstanding, the company’s leadership says it’s current long-distance services don’t
    serve enough of a purpose to justify the financial losses. – It’ 8:30 a.m., we
    just arrived in Atlanta, well, a station that’s on
    the outskirts of Atlanta. This sleeper train is
    the only passenger train that services this city. There’s a 100-year-old woman
    who just got onboard the train. – I’ve always wanted to ride a train. – [Journalist Always
    wanted to ride a train? – [Journalist Voiceover]
    Annie Grissom is celebrating her centennial year by taking a day trip to Montgomery, Alabama. – What are you gonna
    do when you get there? – I’m gonna eat. – (chuckling) Your just going for lunch? – Yeah. – Do you fly on planes? – Uh-uh. They’re too high. – (chuckling) It’s too high. – [Journalist Voiceover] Other
    passengers say that for them, this is no joy ride. – I’m too old to drive. – What about the bus? – It’s seats are too
    close, it’s too congested. – You’re seeing a microcosm
    of the type of people that depend on long-distance trains. Their quality of life would diminish without this option. – [Journalist Voiceover] John Roberts is a former chairman of Amtrak’s board. He’s now the head of
    Transportation for America, an advocacy group for
    transportation infrastructure. – You see a lady that’s 100 years old, you think she’d be making
    that trip by car or flying? – She’s going from Atlanta to Birmingham. Let’s say you had more trains going between Atlanta and Birmingham. She’d have more options. – More trains before Atlanta
    and Birmingham is a good idea. – She doesn’t need the
    Crescent if you had that. – There are people sitting here
    going to Slidell, Louisiana. So a train just to Birmingham doesn’t get them to Slidell, Louisiana. – It sounds to me like you’re saying the current leadership of Amtrak doesn’t consider rural
    America to be a priority. – I think that would be fair to say that they don’t understand
    the needs of rural America. – [Journalist Voiceover] In
    response, an Amtrak official says the company believes in rural markets and wants to be relevant
    in every one of them. Roberts helped mobilize
    congressional opposition last year to Amtrak’s proposal for part
    of its Southwest Chief line to replace train service with buses. Company executives said
    the measure was necessary in order to avoid costly infrastructure upgrades and repairs. But senators from western
    states said, not so fast. – Would you ever consider
    the northeast corridor being shifted to buses? – [Journalist Voiceover]
    Amtrak backtracked, promising to keep the Southwest Chief running through the end of this year. – The effectively said, no,
    we are not going to replace trains with buses. – They did and we respect that. I think that we didn’t
    fully have a conversation about the future of the network. – [Journalist Voiceover]
    In Meridian, Mississippi, about three hours north of New Orleans, Roberts invited us to get off at his stop. When he was mayor of this city in the 90s, he said he led the effort
    to get this station built. – It tells our guests and
    our citizens who come home, you’ve come to a special place. – [Journalist Voiceover]
    He wanted us to see Meridian’s revitalization. – See, the question isn’t whether the Crescent or any other
    train is profitable, the question is, does it bring value to the cities that it
    serves along that line and is that value significantly more than the very modest amount that it takes to operate that train. – [Journalist Voiceover] In the mid-2000s, Meridian restored its grand opera house. Roberts, again, credits the train. – What does that have to
    do with this opera house? – [Roberts] This opera
    house existed because of the rail connection we had between Atlanta and New Orleans. – Amtrak’s not talking
    about abandoning the south. To the contrary, it would like to have more than one train a day
    stopping in cities like Atlanta. – Atlanta is sort of the poster child of what I’m talking about here. When you think about all of the corridors, Atlanta-Macon, Atlanta-Charlotte, Atlanta-Chattanooga-Knoxville,
    Atlanta-Birmingham, none of which are served
    effectively by Amtrak. – [Journalist Voiceover] Company
    officials aren’t saying yet whether they want their future network to include smaller cities like Meridian, but if Amtrak gets its
    way, cross-country routes, some more than a century
    old, may be split up. – I can’t guarantee results. What I can guarantee is that at Amtrak, we’re doing all we can to
    make these things happen.

    電車 東武 第56号 踏切動画 railroad crossing japan
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    電車 東武 第56号 踏切動画 railroad crossing japan

    August 19, 2019

    This is the No. 56 railroad crossing in the Tojo Line of TOBU Railway. This signal is located on the southeast side Narimasu Station. 51095F TOBU Railway 50090 series 9102F TOBU Railway 9000 series 51003F TOBU Railway 50000 series 11032F TOBU Railway 10030 series 31604F+31404F TOBU Railway 30000 series 51003F TOBU Railway 50000 series 11004F TOBU Railway 10000 series 31601F+31401F TOBU Railway 30000 series 51095F TOBU Railway 50090 series 11031F TOBU Railway 10030 series 31611F+31411F TOBU Railway 30000 series 31610F+31410F TOBU Railway 30000 series 51004F TOBU Railway 50000 series TOBU Railway 30000 series Shimo-akatsuka Station direction Narimasu Station direction I am glad to be able to share with you Japan Level Crossing Videos.
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    [eng] 20161025 – Railroad Tigers Press Con snippet.
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    [eng] 20161025 – Railroad Tigers Press Con snippet.

    August 19, 2019

    Minus 18 degrees celsius Standing on top of the train while having big fans blowing away at you That’s how cold it was the minute I got on, my eye-drops froze it’s very cold in winter and it was snowing that day your hands would really hurt as you hold on to the train but you have no choice except to do it. That was the one scene that was more difficult In order to get the speed of the horse and the train to match we did several shots, I was on the horse for basically the whole day my butt was covered in blisters There was heavy snow I was just covered by it so I have to pat the snow off, the minute I did that, i got wet, and with the wetness came the freezing cold Ok, that’s ok Jackie Chan’s stunt team is a team that’s very open minded we had a common understanding before starting on this film we want to the audience to see, a way of hijacking/getting on the train that has never been seen before so we specially designed a way of boarding the train via bamboo poles using skateboards to get on even to the extent of using glides to get on the trains an action movie involving trains is definitely dangerous the calculations has to be very precise and accurate the judgement of the train’s speed going down the slide, it doesn’t completely touches the train, so there’s a part where you are literally in the air which lands you right in the middle of the train if the glide went too fast or too slow you’ll land in the space between the train carriages instead it’s too dangerous, but it really can’t be completed using special effects

    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.
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    FEC Railroad Crossing Former Site | Miami, FL.

    August 19, 2019

    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m here on SW 69th Avenue and Waterway Drive I don’t know if you could see the sign, the sun is kind of in the way. So yeah, SW 69th Ave and Waterway DR. This is the sight of the former FEC Railway crossing As you can see, the RXR sign is still there. and the pavement marking is also still here. See if you can make it out. Yeah, there it is. The car drove over it. Yeah, there it is RXR. And then here you can still see on the opposite side of me you can still see the foundation where the crossing gate used to be. and on my side up ahead you can see where the wires and cables used to be for the connection on this side’s crossing gate. There’s the old signal box there. The foundation for it. And here is where the crossing gate used to be. used to connect to. The FEC Railway sign. Private property There’s some sort of marker down that way. Think it might be a whistle post. Then on this side, there’s no cars coming ok… Here’s the foundation for the one on this side. This one is still intact. And then, oh look! There’s a railroad tie over there. There’s actually several railroad ties. I actually have a video of the bridge that’s right there. I’ll include a card to it so you guys can click on it on this video. So yeah guys, once again, if you want to look this up on Google Earth, this is Waterway DR just a block West of SW 69th Ave This is the former FEC Railway that from North which is Miami International Airport South towards Dadeland and then it met up with the mainline that ran parallel next to US1 that went toward Homestead alright guys once gain here’s the foundation I thank you very much for viewing and please subscribe, like, or share this video. Thank you very much.

    13 year old killed on railroad tracks
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    13 year old killed on railroad tracks

    August 19, 2019