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    A magnificent series of videos.

    If you love the Californian trains, do yourself a favour and subscribe to this guy's site.
    Here is Part 1 (5 hours!) of a series of videos this chap is recording.
    Great stuff.

    Description...
  2. Thread: SimRail 2021

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    Thank you for the link. I note that it uses...

    Thank you for the link.

    I note that it uses the most common phrase in the world, after "I'll respect you in the morning", - "Coming Soon"!
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    Probably to help cover the costs incurred by us...

    Probably to help cover the costs incurred by us (Australia) legislating that Google, Facebook et al pay the news corporations for news.
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    I think I got them after watching a doco on the...

    I think I got them after watching a doco on the line. I don't think it was a Michael Portillo production.....may have been, but I can't recall.
    Anyway, it was very interesting and certainly scenic.
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    My favourite Scottish route, Mike. :)

    My favourite Scottish route, Mike. :)
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    Had you saved it before this happened? If so,...

    Had you saved it before this happened?
    If so, would be interesting to see if it recurs.
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    What would be the point of that? :confused:

    What would be the point of that? :confused:
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    It's not seen by Firefox.....but then I use an...

    It's not seen by Firefox.....but then I use an ad-blocker.
  9. A somewhat peculiar situation! :)

    A somewhat peculiar situation! :)
  10. Another bit of railway history from Britain.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL9DxHPXzSw
  11. I don't know if it's free anymore, Sean, but I...

    I don't know if it's free anymore, Sean, but I have been using Paint Shop Pro since 1997. Yeah....24 years!! :)
    I've carried it over to every computer I've had since its first installation.
    ...
  12. Not having a shot at you Sean but at the teaching...

    Not having a shot at you Sean but at the teaching profession. :)
    When my kids (now 40 and 37) went through school in the 1980s our education system placed very little emphasis on spelling and...
  13. Very true, Chris. Society defines "normal" by...

    Very true, Chris.
    Society defines "normal" by numbers; if the overwhelming majority behave in a certain way then that is "normal".
  14. Should HAVE done. Have. :) The reason so many...

    Should HAVE done. Have. :)

    The reason so many people get this wrong is due to the abbreviation of "should have" to "should've" when written.

    The problem arises when it's spoken, because it's...
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    Must have been an interesting inter-departmental...

    Must have been an interesting inter-departmental meeting after that stuff-up, Vern! :D
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    Didn't you check the sizes before-hand? :) ...

    Didn't you check the sizes before-hand? :)

    Track #3 is 5,565 feet in length.
    How long is your train?
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    This program has a l-o-o-ong way to go before it...

    This program has a l-o-o-ong way to go before it provides me with any pleasure.

    For a start, there are no single tracks; everything is related to high-speed, dual trackage and once I realised that...
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    Thank you very much for that information. :)...

    Thank you very much for that information. :)
    Much obliged to you.
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    Trona Railway, 1960's

    At 5:00 minutes into the video, can anyone identify these locomotives please?
    Are they Alco's of some description?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-uTXVny_lw
  20. Vintage 1962 British transport film (colour). Wales.

    Interesting in how they checked the route first.

    Note the vintage Welsh harp background music! :D


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nqWE26yqk
  21. Thanks for your input, Sean, but it still doesn't...

    Thanks for your input, Sean, but it still doesn't satisfactorily provide an answer to what would they have done 50 years ago?

    When Southern Pacific (as it was in 1974...I should have used SP locos...
  22. Not quite sure what your point is. :confused: ...

    Not quite sure what your point is. :confused:

    Are you saying that this is the method they would have used or that they would have run a loco down from Searles or maybe out from Mojave just to pick...
  23. Video: Trona Branch - Coal to Searles plus Saltdale.

    James provided a link to a guy exploring Saltdale, or what's left of it, and it got me thinking as to how the railroad (SP?) would have serviced it back in the day....say, a year or two before...
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    For $16 I think I'll have a shot at this and do a...

    For $16 I think I'll have a shot at this and do a bit of "what if?". :)
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    Could be, Mike. I was wondering what the acronym...

    Could be, Mike.
    I was wondering what the acronym meant. :)
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