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 Post subject: Listen to the Crowd! A Case for Main Line Steam
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:28 pm 

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Just something fun--a fast pass by ATSF 3751 in 2010. What's most remarkable for me is the applause and cheers from the crowd for this "dinosaur" from 1927:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eggYBVAYiI


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:17 am 

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Thanks for posting....says it all !!!

Ross Rowland


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:21 am 

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This one is "AWESOME" from east Rochelle IL on 7-18-09.
Just listen to this member of the public react to the SP 4449.
Tune the video to 2 minutes into video to see it :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U3u1lwHRqU

---- Daniel


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 Post subject: Re: Listen to the Crowd! A Case for Main Line Steam
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:07 pm 

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This illustrates the point much better... Many new railfans where created that day! 611 on the Blue Ridge grade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W80uOa9 ... GYD2ZbB8zg


And the triumphant return to Roanoke...Notice how the crowd reacts to her, even when she slips a little ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni-nUyETZzI

Talk about making the case for mainline steam, and good press.. The 611's return from Spencer to Roanoke is the gold standard... Local TV reported at least 15,000 people came out to see her on her trip back.

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 Post subject: Re: Listen to the Crowd! A Case for Main Line Steam
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:49 am 

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Andy, thank you for posting those wonderful videos of the 611 and her admiring crowds.

I can add no comment, no adjective that could express the enthusiasm these people had on that day for the black beauty from Roanoke.


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