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 Post subject: Well!! We Finally Get Some Respect. . .
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:24 pm 

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. . .but unfortunately, it's in the fantasy world of video games. . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C12aycIepqA

Oh well, it looks and sounds good.


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 Post subject: Re: Well!! We Finally Get Some Respect. . .
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:45 pm 

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At 1:34, a steam locomotive backs past the camera. It looks like it was filmed from an open coach. I wonder which locomotive we're looking at and where this was filmed?

-Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Well!! We Finally Get Some Respect. . .
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:53 pm 

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Just about all the North American heritage shots are of New Hope & Ivyland No. 40.

Don't you wish the AAR, or an individual road would reach out with something looking and sounding like this? I can imagine Amtrak in particular doing something along this line, or perhaps the Pullman operation, possibly borrowing as well a theme from Trains--it was either by Al Kalmbach or David P. Morgan--a photo of a kid on an observation platform, back in heavyweight days, captioned as "the found generation" (a play on various themes of a "lost generation"). To Kambach or Morgan or both, the boy represented the sureness, the confidence, of timetables and signals and steel that was classic railroading.

We still mostly have that, both on the freight carriers and with us as heritage roads. It would or should be something to exploit, and do it romantically, as this ad and as Morgan and/or Kalmbach saw it.


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