Gotta Share This Movie

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by coolhandmatt, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. coolhandmatt

    coolhandmatt New Member

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    Here is a movie that I produced of the WM734.

    http://www.gottrains.com/movies/734.rm


    Thought some would enjoy it. There's still gotta be some steam fans out there somewheresign1 .

    If you can play it make it full screen, you'll love it.
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    COOL! I love it. Just as the name on the tender started to come into view though, the video ended. Where is that at?
  3. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Now THAT's TIMELESS and BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks SO much for sharing that with us, and I realised that's the prototype for IHC's good running 2-8-0! (which I own one of !)
  4. RailRon

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    Thanks for that great link! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    The initial slipping of the wheels shows that the Western Maryland Consolidation is nearly at her limit for that grade and train weight. But the engineer obviously is a real throttle artist. He always gets her to regain her footing on the slippery track.
    Then the grade must have decreased somewhat, and now the old girl really begins to accelerate away. Together with the beautiful steam/smoke cloud and the fabulous sound this is one of the greatest video clips I ever saw on the web!

    Ron
  5. Dave Flinn

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    Great movie. I have had the good fortune to witness that same scene a couple of times myself; but your pix brought back great memories. Incidentally, to answer Train Nut, the location is Helmstetter's Curve (hope I got that right), but I don't know the exact location closer than that.
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    MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! Thank you!! :thumb:
  7. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Video. Thanks for sharing it with us.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Dave,iIn your signature... Ferroequinologist... my father uses that word and he thinks he's just so clever for coming up with it. I'll have to tell him he's got a fellow friend with words. Coool word.:thumb: Thanks for the location info by the way. I'll have to punch that up on my search engine and see what it spits back at me.
  9. coolhandmatt

    coolhandmatt New Member

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    Yeah I couldn't make it any bigger or the video would be to big.

    Exactally

    I think the whole railroad is on a average of 2% grade. Did you see how man heavy weight cars was on it? That poor engine can barely handle it!

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    Ok NOW next up!

    Here is an old video, not quite as good, but it's something to watch:

    http://www.gottrains.com/movies/765throughEB.AVI
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    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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  11. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

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    I have been using the term Ferroequinologist since I was in my teens, and that was 50 or more years ago. I have also seen it occasionally used elsewhere. If your father is on line, I'd love to meet up with him someday and "exchange Ferroequinology."