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    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now
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    Old Railroad Crossing 1987 & Now

    August 19, 2019


    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m going to take you back in time April 1987 Look at the 3 cantilevers Old SCL cantilevers This is where it’s located. Right on North River Drive where the red arrow is flashing. It’s a very busy corner of Miami. You got 4 main streets meeting there. You got North River Drive right here then you got NW 36th ST US 27 in the background and then you got the 112 highway exit and the on ramp quite a lot right? This is track view South. As you can see, this is the CSX historic Bridge in Miami, which was built in 1926. and the signal right there. And then track view North You’ll notice the 112 and there’s a Tri Rail Station. So now onto the crossing as it looks nowadays. Hey guys, I’m going to show you guys an old school SCL crossing located on the S line extension There’s the mile post right here. WRRS cantilever with Modern Industries lights Okay guys and we got 4 Safe Tran lights up there. But yeah, that cantilever that side got replaced with the modern one. See it’s vastly different from this one Here you even have the crossing gate separate from the cantilever which is a characteristic of an SCL crossing. And here you have a Safe Tran gate mechanism. And let me give you a shot from the back. Crossing lights are Reco lights. Oh, here you go! Our lucky day, they’re doing signal work. signal maintenance over here. Electronic Bell sounds That’s an E dinger. Back in the day this used to be a most likely a US&S mechanical teardrop bell. I have a video. I’ll include a link to it. There’s one down the line. Yeah, look at the Safe Tran Systems base. And we got the crossing gate going back up now. There was a huge malfunction at this crossing a few weeks ago. I’ll include a link in the description. Okay guys, please subscribe, like, or share. And I thank you very much for viewing. Take care. Over and out.

    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

    BIG Steam and Diesel TRAINS in Action #1 | Lots & Lots of Big Trains | James Coffey
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    BIG Steam and Diesel TRAINS in Action #1 | Lots & Lots of Big Trains | James Coffey

    August 19, 2019


    Through The Night, To The Early Sunrise, Travelin’ Along On Those Railroad Ties Through The Hills And The Western Skies I See Lots And Lots Of Big Trains Through The Tunnels, By The Ocean Shore Listen To That Those Diesel Engines Roar From Birmingham To Baltimore I See Lots And Lots Of Big Trains Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track I Love To Listen To The Sound Of That Clickity-Clack See The Sights And Hear The Sounds By The Cities & Through The Towns From The Morning Sunrise ‘Til The Sun Goes Down I See Lots And Lots Of Big Trains Day Or Night, Rain Or Shine Passing By The Houses And The Railway Signs Over The Mountains And Through The Pines I See Lots And Lots Of Big Trains Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track I Love To Listen To The Sound Of That Clickity-Clack Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track Lots And Lots Of Big Trains (Big Trains) Comin’ Round The Bend And Headed Down The Track I Love To Listen To The Sound Of That Clickity-Clack And The Smell Of That Smoke Comin’ Out The Stack I’m Gonna Get On Board And I’m Not Comin’ Back Captions by GetTranscribed.com

    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.

    Model Railroad Layout Tour Of Leakin Creek & Big Rock RR
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    Model Railroad Layout Tour Of Leakin Creek & Big Rock RR

    August 19, 2019


    i’m going to show you my layout, what I’ve already done back here, and over there all the way around and what I am currently working on and what I will be working on in the near future. So let’s get started with this! About two to three months ago I did a few videos showing you little pieces here and there of my layout but on this one I’m going to take you all the way around it give you a good view of everything that I’ve done and what I’m going to be doing in the future. This is the newest section of my layout i did about a year and a half ago and I had to finish this part of it mainly because it’s sitting over top of my stairs coming up to the second floor. This is connected to the one area that I did. I showed in a previous video of me building Leakin Creek. This town right here is Rockwood Pennsylvania, but this is basically the outskirts of the city. This corner right here is a catch-all for all my loose items. Anyway we go all the way down as you can see the mountains in the far corner. That is the Leakin Creek section of it, and down below in the valley i have an engine facility. Down there i have a to stall engine house with a bunch of buildings that I haven’t yet quite finished . I could pull the buildings up and whether them. That’s all I need to do with them, and then the track, I just have to do a little bit of dirt. I’m not going to do balast or anything, I’m just going to simulate it as dirt up to the level of the ties. Then I have a small creek that runs along through it, and the railroad when they came over and built there right of way over here, they built a little culvert, and then this area right here was a little little lake. I have a lot of these Bar Mills models and a couple of them are Walthers models and then some other ones. Let me see we gotta ah, these are all Bar Mills over here except for the welding house this is a a Walthers kit. I have Hart Supply, and Wicked Wanda, Mooney Plumbing, and then Crown Crate, and then have the grocery store and meat stand and Bulls Salvage, and then the other white building way in the back is a Walthers kit also, its Lakeside Ice and Coal. From this side you can see that the backs of all the buildings and the the hillside on down into the engine facility. I have the bridge over there ,and over here in the corner is where the hobos are hanging out, and I have a an abandoned building that’s an old Campbell Scale Model – abandoned house on the corner. i’ll get a little bit better shot of it, there’s the Campbell Scale Model – abandoned building and then my hobos over here along the tracks. And then in the background I have the wholesale meat, Uncle Tony’s wholesale meats. I think it’s Uncle Tony’s. Right there in the distance you can see the little sawmill. This area right here is Leakin Creek, this is the first part of the layout that i built, and originally I had it about 4 feet over towards the right more because right where your viewing right now used to be a wall that divided the stairs coming up there. You know you came up nine steps than hit a landing and then turn and then go up another six steps. And where that tunnel portal is, is where i had the wall so that was over about another almost four feet so I had to add four feet over in this area right here. And this is the rest of Leakin Creek right there. That right there used to be a wall that went all the way up to the ceiling. Snd that right there I have to build a little bridge over there i’m going to scratch build a bridge, but originally this little building right here was Long’s Coal and I had an elevated track right there where hopper would dump the coal. Well i’m going to extend that track, go over top of Leakin Creek. Ok. and then meet up with these tracks over here, they go into the engine facility. And here’s a long view of the engine facility and got this two stall engine house and then right right behind it where the stacks are is the boiler. and then a couple of sheds and paint shop, and I gotta sand house that’s an old plastics sand house that I picked up at a train show. And then the rest of it is laser cut. That one passenger car right there it’s a wooden model that I picked up at Metro Trains & Hobbies in Fort Myers. I think I paid five bucks for it. The bridge right there was a kit. Okay, that’s Leakin Creek all the way in the back. I did the mountains with hardboard and then i used all the same texturing material, Woodland Scenics, texturing material as I did on the ground cover so you know in order to match it up. A lot of the kits, I got were from train shows, and most of them I built myself, like the DPM kids, and the old I guess they’re Atlas kits or whatever, and then there’s a few Bar Mills over this way, and some other laser cut wood kits. and then the Excel Manufacturing right there is the, I believe that’s the DPM panels that you could create a building from and then this area right here is basically my industrial area. Do a little bit of switching right here but not much. More into running the trains around. And I have to continuous loops on this layout. And basically those in the back are just flats that I’ve made and the ones in front of themare wood kits, some of them, Bar Mills and some of them are FOSe Scale Models. In this area right here, all the track work is finished all the way to you know all the way from the other end down through here. I just have to work on the buildings and some of the some of the textures, groundcovers. These are the buildings that are on one of my access doors. That’s my next project. i’ll be doing a video on those. And going on over there, and that’s the rest of the buildings on the access door. And that’s way back in the other corner of my room. And there is my NMRA Gauge that i modified, and I know exactly where it is right now. I have a little lift out section right here to gain access to the track that is right underneath going to the back. That’s one of the loops it goes back behind underneath the access door. And right there where that void is, is where the access door that I just worked on! And all these backdrops right here, i’m going to pull these out. i’m not really satisfied with them. i put them up here to see what they would look like. You know, they are good scenery, but they just don’t fit right. So I’m going to pull them all down and redo the background. Okay, over here is where I did the hardboard again, I came all the way down to this area right here. I think i’m going to continue with the hardboard down a little bit further and then i’m going to cut out the buildings and place them on some black Gator board and put them in the background like that. Okay now, this is where the other access door is. Where I just finished doing a video on, and that building that’s up on it side, that’s one of my next projects. It’s a it’s a flat or actually it’s got two sides on it and an angled roof because i had it sitting up against the the wall before. And i’m just going to put back walls on it, and continue the roofline. Going back now looking down from this retaining wall i used to have a lot more tracks over here and I just pulled out a lot of the scenery and redid this area. Iit was just too busy with tracks, and you can see the area back here where you can see the wood, I had that all covered up, and couldn’t see the tracks in the back. So I decided I was going to taper that down so at least I could see the rail in the background, and the little trestles, and the the creek that runs along there. Okay that building its just uh I think City Classics, and i just did one panel deep in that so it’s only like two and a half inches deep. And this is what I have to work on, and I’ll probably be working on this for a long time. I’ll get you another angle of it here. Down on the bottom is Big Rock Okay, here’s the access panel that I just finished I just have it laying right here. But on the lower level ,on the low grade, is where Big Rock is, and I don’t have that finished yet. And i’ll head over that way in a little bit, but this area right here is unfinished, and I changed this a couple of times so far because You know, my original track plan, it just didn’t fit right, and really didn’t look right, and it looked too crowded so I redid it. And here’s another coal dump that I have, I built this and I got it on a little piece of hardboard so I can move it around and put it wherever I want to. And then here’s the Big Rock bridge, and then i’m going to build, (scratch-build) two trestles to go over this little creek right here. And then right in this corner right here, i’m going to build up the mountains. Right here i have the creek, let me move this out of the way. I have basically the water in there but I haven’t done any of the ground cover, or anything. And then I tore out what I had and i’m going to redo it and I’m going to put a mountain right there so you won’t see these tracks coming around the curve. And I’m giving you a view of the my isle right here, where I have the drop bridge that i did a video on installing the switches. And on the lower lower end where the box and the braces, that’s where I’m going to have a dock and water scene right there. And then we’ll go past these tripods right here. This area right here is what’s going to be Big Rock. And once i’m finished with doing everything else, basically right now, this is my workbench where I do all my work. And then actually that area right there, back behind the tripod, I have to leave that open, and I have to leave access because right above it I still have the sheet up there as not to get any insulation down on the layout. But if I have to access my air-conditioning unit, it’s right up there, so for right now, the sheets still there but whenever I build, that area right there, I have to make it so i can pull it out very easily. I hope you enjoyed the video i’ll have more vidios out like this with my progress, check my playlists, leave some comments down at the bottom, and if you haven’t done so already, subscribe. And then there’s a little bell [DING] right next to the subscribe button, that if you click on it, there’s a little checkbox that you could check off and it’ll inform you of whenever I have a new video out. And we’ll see ya, and thanks for watching, bye bye

    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida
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    Abandoned Railroad Bridge FEC Miami, Florida

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m just a block or so North of Flagler Street. And this I an FEC wooden trestle bridge. It’s abandoned eventhough there still, well they’re removing the crossing so yeah it’s pretty much abandoned for all intents and purposes. This is here looking South. That crossing there is the Flagler Street Crossing which is currently being removed. And this is the actual bridge. I always wondered what it would be like That’s North. And this is South. What a shame guys, huh? It’s heartbreaking, I know. And let me see if I can get you guys a shot of the bridge from this angle… Lovely. Lovely. Alright guys, thank you for viewing. Please Subscribe, like, or share. Thank you very much.

    Everett Railroad Train Excursions in Blair County
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    Everett Railroad Train Excursions in Blair County

    August 18, 2019


    Travelers aboard this historic steam train
    in Blair County were joined by soldiers, sailors, and airmen in period attire– reenacting
    that ride on the rails home from their service during World War II. “All Aboard” “In honor of the 75th anniversary of the
    Normandy Invasion, the Blair County Historical Society, the Altoona Railroaders Museum, and
    15 other community partners and organizations here in the broader Blair County area have
    teamed together to offer a wide array of various commemorative activities. This includes everything from lectures to
    reenactments to film screenings, concerts and also historical museum displays.” The Everett Railroad train excursions gave
    folks an inside look at life on the home front during the 1940’s. “They get to ride on a train from the period,
    they get to engage with reenactors from the period, they get to ask questions they may
    have about World War II, and they get to experience a little of what that time period was actually
    like.” “I think the best thing people can learn
    from what we do as reenactors is the personal experience that every soldier had during the
    war. You know everyone can see the tanks and see
    the jeeps and the equipment but the personal stories are what really matters.” “Trains like this were everything. Soldiers moved across country. Equipment moved across country and without
    trains like this, the war would have never been able to happen.” The train excursion is just one example of
    history coming alive. “One core element of all of this is a special
    exhibit that is on loan from the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. And when visitors come to see this at the
    Altoona Railroaders Museum, they’ll get a really good contextual idea of how Western
    and Central PA contributed to the World War II effort.” On the home, industrial and war fronts, Blair
    County contributed in large numbers to the war effort. “When the war started, volunteers were lined
    up around the block in downtown Altoona the day after Pearl Harbor to volunteer, and then
    later by the draft numbers of men inducted into service from Blair County.” Record numbers of war bonds were bought here. Blair Countians collected record amounts of
    scrap and salvage. “The PA Railroad, which employed nearly
    25,000 men during the war was a major participant in the war by supplying the materials to the
    military” “Visitors will get a grass roots, boots
    on the ground perspective of how Central Pennsylvanians and Western Pennsylvanians contributed to
    the bloodiest war in human history and how that set the stage for the remaining history
    of the 20th century.” The “We Can Do It!” Exhibit is set up inside the Altoona Railroaders
    Museum now through July 16. A full schedule of activities is found at
    www.railroadcity.com.

    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After
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    Closed Railroad Crossing Before and After

    August 18, 2019


    Hello ladies and gentlemen, I’m over here in Miami, FL. Right next to the Tri Rail Miami Airport Station. on NW 28th ST. let me show you the NW 28th ST. And I’m going to show you a closed railroad crossing at NW 28th ST. which they still haven’t opened yet. They just recently built this road. And they recently built the crossing too. It still has the concrete barriers on it. And they haven’t yet opened this road to traffic. Look at the pavement marking. Everything here is brand new. You can see the spray. Look at the concrete barriers. 2 tracks. This is a WC Hayes signal base here. Siemens New Siemens gate mechanism. Here we got 2 tracks. This is track view North. And track view South. That’s the Tri Rail airport station. On that side, we have a cantilever and regular crossing gate on that side. WC Hayes signal base and the new Siemens gate mechanism. I’m going to assume they’re the same on that side. And, oh one thing I wanted to point out to you! Funny thing I think they’re going to have a bit of an issue because As you see, this is NW 28th St. here and the following crossing over there is also NW 28th St. so either they’re going to have 2 NW 28th St. crossings or one of them is going to get renamed. I’m going to go ahead and post the picture of the signal box at the next crossing so you can see that it also says NW 28th St. Please Subscribe, like, or share. And thank you very much for viewing guys. Over and out.

    A Tour Of Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania
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    A Tour Of Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania

    August 18, 2019


    today we’re going to take a look at the
    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania located in Strasburg Pennsylvania I’m Tom Kvichak and this is Toms Trains and Things this channel was created to help other
    modelers who are need of guidance and pursuing their dream of building a model
    railroad and there’s no better way to learn about a railroad than going to a
    railroad museum and that’s what we did in Strasburg Pennsylvania the railroad
    museum of Pennsylvania we’re going to show you some video that we took outside
    and I took a short little video inside but the rest of them are all
    photographed we have some steam locomotives we have
    some electric locomotives we have some diesel locomotives in there now we also
    have some rolling stock and tools and some other items that you can model for
    your railroad we have some pretty good photos in there so take a look at them
    if you would like to see more videos like this go ahead and hit my subscribe
    button and while you’re at it be that Bell so you could be notified whenever I
    have a new video coming out and you could also take a look at my playlist
    where I have a lot of videos on there categorized for you to find easily so
    check that out and let’s get started with this right now track my track on my
    way down to Mont on railroad 701 that I spotted on the way up here on the side
    road we got a lot of nice local motors here
    here’s the other side of the locomotive all right
    pan it on down there we’re gonna walk down to the end and water spot and
    there’s an old turntable the guy was talking he said it used to be on the
    Reading Railroad they moved it up here that’s the same kind we had at the mall
    Galen connecting similar at the top of it was similar to that he’ll bring the
    power in on it when the locomotive works 1200 and then behind there you could see
    MCRR that’s the 701 we’re about ready to walk down to the end of the line
    there’s a 701 monongahela connecting railroad a really bad shape I used to
    work on this thing back in late 70s early 80s until I got laid off but they
    had to shaved they shaved down the cab to fit in the low clearance at Furness
    alley Jones & Laughlin in Pittsburgh it’s one of a kind
    it’s the same that they’re not fixing it up or painting it but that’s the
    original paint job on it I’ve seen it here when I was here about 18 years ago
    they had it displayed out and on the Strasburg side on on the other side of
    the street back then now they got it back here in the corner among the corn
    fields back there here we get up close to the 701 it’s in really bad shape
    right now needs a paint job really bad and I
    imagined a lot of work on it but what do you expect for something from back in
    the 70s it’s been here for quite a while taking care of this one here the crane
    car that looks nice we got the front well at least two of them 67-55 and
    37:15 I can’t see that parse 53 okay I’ll have to zoom in on it when I look
    at this later in these next few photos we’re going to
    take a look at the consolidation type 2-80 Pennsylvanian railroad 1187 which
    was built in the Altoona works in 1888 and finally retired in 1939 now there
    was a pit underneath it that was a little bit deeper than the regular
    maintenance pit I got a few pictures of it so you could
    see what it looks like underneath I’m taking the video take a video
    well here we go I’m taking a video now you got Conrail in a reflection ok we’ll
    zoom down to this way here I hope you enjoyed the video of what we
    saw at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasbourg we have one
    more place that we visited that was the national toy train museum and that will
    be coming out in a few days and that will be the last one from our vacation
    but then after that we have Suncoast Center for fine scale modeling which we
    went to see last Saturday and next Saturday we’re going to Suncoast Model
    Railroad Club they’re having an open house and a train show so we’ll be going
    there on the 29th of this month and we’ll be and of course we’re going to be
    putting out a video on that also so take a look for that and until then we’ll see
    ya from the museum