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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

    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

    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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