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    Need Help w/Issue recording LED lights...

    I think you will need a higher end video camera to deal with this. First of all you have to take the camera out of automatic mode and put into shutter priority mode. Then you want to adjust the shutter to be as slow as possible without overexposing the shot. My video camera (Canon HF200) has a...
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    FYI Route 66 is closed from Essex to Amboy, and from Amboy to Ludlow

    Just posting this for those who to go out on the Needles sub. Google up "San Bernadino County Road Closures" for the latest. Apparently the road was so severely damaged in the fall from flooding that it is still not open. They just have a little section open so people can get to...
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    Encoding for Youtube 60FPS with Sony Vegas/Sony Movie Studio

    Youtube supports 60fps (it seems you have to use Chrome, not IE, to be able to be able to choose to see the 60FPS rendering, otherwise you just get 30 or less) But all the stuff I upload has terrible performance, like only 10 frames per second, and 85% of frames of dropped. At 720/60FPS the...
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    Tehachapi BNSF 7 Leaders, 2 Helpers, and Calm Horses

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZdGf2BDoto Spent a great day at the loop and at the depot, meeting a Sperry employee waiting for track time who was taking pictures too. Gosh I hate to say it, but seeing a Sperry truck in single track territory got me a little worried. (Rob I hope you...
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    Can Helpers be independently Controlled to Stretch or Bunch a Train

    Thanks for the authoritative info! It was confusing because there was a curve. I was pretty sure I heard some brakes here: http://youtu.be/chKHmRV7RtA?t=4m52s And more certain that the brakes were applied here: http://youtu.be/chKHmRV7RtA?t=5m20s The sound Im listening to is not...
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    Can Helpers be independently Controlled to Stretch or Bunch a Train

    I saw a train pass with heavy braking and slipping wheels but the helper on the end was notched up pretty high. If the engineer was trying to stretch the train, I would think that the helper would be cut out or idled while the lead power pulled with brakes bailed off and train brakes were...
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    4WD necessary for Needles Sub? and some other planning questions

    Ok here is the playlist for some videos I took: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX-h2W-bG8NCTVtbkrmubb7AAno0YYQYx
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    4WD necessary for Needles Sub? and some other planning questions

    Here is the first of many videos, some light helpers moving at track speed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfsuyaV5fME I have plenty more from Ludlow, Ash Hill, a high wind derailment around amboy, some "drive-by" railfanning with a camera mounted outside the car, and Seligman Arizona
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    4WD necessary for Needles Sub? and some other planning questions

    well I am here and it is turning out to be quite an adventure. Route 66 is closed in both directions at Ludlow. To the east it remains closed until Amboy Road. Fortunately they forgot to block off Main Street in Ludlow so I went all the way up the hill and took a left heading out east on the...
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    4WD necessary for Needles Sub? and some other planning questions

    I knew about washes because I have hiked in slot canyons, but heres a great vid about what can happen:
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    4WD necessary for Needles Sub? and some other planning questions

    I will be staying in Vegas and going out to do some videos of the Needles sub, Cima Sub, and maybe over into Arizona. Theres a chance of doing an overnight and going to Tehachapi. 1,. Do you think 4wd is necessary, or can I use good judgement with 2wd (along with gallons of water, some scrap...




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