MSTS cab ride over the Saluda grade
Westbound Norfolk Southern train W77 has arrived at Melrose, NC in route to
Asheville. The train will be broken into sections for the ascent of the
5.1% grade to Saluda, NC where it will be reassembled and continue west. We
ride along in a trailing unit as the 9,000 horsepower consist brings
the first cut of 22 cars to the summit. The train will rise over 600' in
altitude over a distance of three miles, and three trips will be needed to
bring the 56 car train over the mountain.
Dirtbikes and Trains
me and my friends out dirtbiking by the train tracks. as usualy we are
being stupid little fuckers. lol
New Freedom PA - Biking, Trains & Station Restoration (with slide show) (1996-2001)
Really no big deal-just a few short bike ride video sequences edited
together (yes, I can ride and video at the same time!) showing the progress
of the New Freedom PA station restoration and trains, shot from 1996 up to
cessation of tourist trains in 2001. My impetus for uploading this is to
show the variety of rail equipment once present in New Freedom Yard-and I
And another vid edited in my storytelling style, starting off as we ride
north on the NCRY Trail, passing that good'ol Mason-Dixon Line, surmounting
an upgrade known as Parr's Ridge (also crossed by B&O at Mount Airy and
Barnsville MD, and by WMRY at Westminster and Lineboro MD). We then pass
the start of the track and arrive in New Freedom proper, soon passing lots
of trains and things! Compare the station in the first sequence with the
shots of it in the later sequences!
A couple "classic" locomotives are in the yard; a WMRY Alco RSD-5 (NOT
original WMRY) and a B&O Royal Blue E8 (not sure original or not-if you
know, please tell me).
In the second sequence we make a side trip to Rutter's Store. I
deliberately left this in so one might catch the gas prices-and GASP!!
Obviously bittersweet! Two more sequences follow, with some different
rolling stock in the yard. We finally end with a runby of the B&O E8-and a
then & now slide show of the New Freedom Station area. Shame that some of
the equipment they acquired NEVER got to run!
The trains stopped running in September 2001. The Stewartstown line
continued to run after that, but it too stopped running a few years later
though its operators are hoping to get it up and running again-if they can
raise the funds to upgrade track and bridges! Check out their website for
more info: www.stewartstownrr.com.
Still I wish the gas prices were the same as in this video! I might just be
able to afford more trips to Shenandoah Junction, Strasburg and Montevideo
Road! Heck, I might even be able to go grocery shopping!
P.S. Since posting this I've received comments and info on what's actually
a "pseudo" B&O loco painted to look like one of their onetime E8s. Although
the NCRY was a former Penn line since 1865, at the time of these vids it
was a tourist line, so the motive power was designed to be aesthetic for
tourist runs-hence the paint jobs on both the B&O and WMRY engines, though
neither came from those railroads. I appreciate the comments and
Trainz Simulator with CSX and NS
In the beginning of the video, it shows the unfinished part of my new
layout. Then it shows the layout with a new addition of track and some
scenery... Hope you like the randomish video that I have made!!! Sorry for
not hitting F5, as for I just found out what it did...
Sorry for the crap music.. YouTube wanted me to change it to some junk and
therefore got rid of the sounds in the game such as horns and stuff..
Sorry about that guys..
Thanks for watching though!!!!
Norfolk Southern C40-9W Overview
A quick overview of NS 9034 a GE C40-9W.
These units are SLI shapes, Nick O'Dell textures, and freight animations by
Jeff (Forgot last name). Horn by nick O'dell but looped by Me. Cab is
Dieselswest revamped by Nick O'Dell. I am beta testing these units for
Norfolk Southern Stack Train
MSTS Norfolk Southern Railway flatbed truck trailer and Double Stack
freight, lead by a powerful 12-engine locomotive consist.
Playing with some new sounds in Microsoft Train Simulator.
How To Un Freeze Your iPod
This is just a quick way to un freeze your iPod. it also helps to stop it
from lagging. I had that issue once and restarting it solved theproblem.
Train Simulator CP Rail Kicking Horse Pass
This is a video showing a westbound Canadian Pacific train where both
railfans and the train operators bring us the trip of this train. You never
know what is hiding on the side line ...
This is the MLT route add-on ...
Norfolk Southern Pacing Shot
An NS coal train heads north through the Monongahela/New Eagle, PA area in
October, 2006. This train came from the 84 Mine in Vanceville on the
Ellsworth Secondary, and was travelling at 11 MPH.
Thanks to butti627 and patrick98745 for the additional information about
Norfolk Southern Trains Meet Heading Same Way
March 11, 2008: 94M tie train with NS GP38-2 5000 dies on a crossing and
H31with NS GP38-2 5643 and MP15DC 2406 comes to the rescue. After about 2
hours stuck on the crossing at the 65 signal tower with an error alerter
penalty application, H31 assists the 94M and they move along side-by-side.
Seen in Wernersville, the trains give a nice horn combo of screaming
Nathans as they pass over the crossing along each other. 94M is then seen
tying his train down in Dorf Siding.
The crossing was backed up and I had to wave cars to turn around because
some were getting angry and others didn't know what was going on. Someone
was charge with disorderly conduct. Fire Police eventually arrived... when
the train got moving.
The CAT machine is used for grabbing and placing ties trackside, which can
be seen in the next video.