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  1. Throwing it back to 2015, I caught the...

    Throwing it back to 2015, I caught the Z-WSPNBY-01B in Kingman...

    Regards,

    -Frank C.

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  2. Thread: Tile Loading

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    Ah! Well as I said, I'm not sure if this is a HDD...

    Ah! Well as I said, I'm not sure if this is a HDD or SSD in here...I'd assume based on the age of the laptop it's HDD. I'm personally not about to go fishing around inside a laptop to swap out the...
  3. As I was shooting that noon-time departure from...

    As I was shooting that noon-time departure from Dry Creek, I got a text from a friend saying a MASSIVE un-usual train was taking the CFNR connector from the UP Cal-P line...So I hightailed it to...
  4. The noon departure from Healdsburg - Dry Creek is...

    The noon departure from Healdsburg - Dry Creek is right on time as this manifests cools its heels just shy of Parkland Farms Dr....

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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  5. No worries! I have HOPLAND-SF. Santa Rosa to...

    No worries! I have HOPLAND-SF. Santa Rosa to Bodega Bay, then South to Petaluma (P&SR). Ignacio Wye in Novato to Jameson Canyon outside American Canyon, Town Of. Just remember, 99% of this route is...
  6. Thread: Tile Loading

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    I've never heard of a "rust" drive...I guess...

    I've never heard of a "rust" drive...I guess that's your way of saying an older one? This laptop was bought circa late 2014/15, so I'd assume it does not have a SSD.

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  7. In a rare move, I managed to catch AMTK901...

    In a rare move, I managed to catch AMTK901 testing with an Amtrak California trainset along the NWP/S.M.A.R.T. corridor. Today I found it, while waiting on another train, stretching along the East...
  8. Shortly after the EUSA-M came through, I heard...

    Shortly after the EUSA-M came through, I heard the dispatcher call the UP 7400. It seems to have been captive in "Wine Shooter" trains often, so with this knowledge I went to Healdsburg...Sitting on...
  9. Shortly after the EUSA-M came through, I heard...

    Shortly after the EUSA-M came through, I heard the dispatcher call the UP 7400. It seems to have been captive in "Wine Shooter" trains often, so with this knowledge I went to Healdsburg...Sitting on...
  10. I actually like it, especially on the bike paths...

    I actually like it, especially on the bike paths or short freeway offramps that cross the railroad, of which there are at least 3 if not 5! :p

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  11. Thread: Tile Loading

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    OFF with its head! :p Regards, -Frank C.

    OFF with its head! :p

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  12. Thread: Tile Loading

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    Yes Ged, the first Viewing Distance number is...

    Yes Ged, the first Viewing Distance number is what I changed between each of the three shots. I'd say the third one is working fine. Strange, it was allllllll the way up to 1,750 before changing it....
  13. Thread: Tile Loading

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    For reference, under Options > Video > Viewing...

    For reference, under Options > Video > Viewing Distance is where I'm changing these values...

    Image 1 is at 1,000
    Image 2 is at 1,500
    Image 3 is at 5,000
    ...
  14. Thread: Tile Loading

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    Yes, it's a laptop, so I have little choice in...

    Yes, it's a laptop, so I have little choice in the matter of on-board versus an actual PCI card, do they still use those in desktops even!?:eek:

    About the Data Logger, do you mean it creating a...
  15. Thread: Tile Loading

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    Ged, I'll change it and report back! Regards,...

    Ged, I'll change it and report back!

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
  16. Thread: Tile Loading

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    Tile Loading

    Anyone else have an issue, especially with longer trains, where the tile(s) ahead of you won't load for up to 45 seconds and if you aren't careful you're floating!?

    My route that I'm working on...
  17. The next day, I opted to catch the EUSA-M....

    The next day, I opted to catch the EUSA-M. Unlucky for me, they kept the interchange power on it back to the NWP. Worse yet, IT WAS LEADING AGAIN!

    Image 1) Splitting the signals at Hopland Depot,...
  18. Part 3: We find that the SAEU-M has dropped off 3...

    Part 3: We find that the SAEU-M has dropped off 3 cars and swapped power at Petaluma, CA. Left Sausalito at 1900 on the dot, got to Petaluma around 2045 due to traffic and the HPT issues. The best...
  19. Continuing with the previous thread, you will see...

    Continuing with the previous thread, you will see another thread after this as well. We find that the SAEU-M has dropped off 3 cars and swapped power at Petaluma, CA. Left Sausalito at 1900 on the...
  20. Friday evening rolls around the Eureka Southern...

    Friday evening rolls around the Eureka Southern power has been prepped and tied onto the SAEU-M. Along with the power tonight, is the NWP4431, which heads up this train. Despite the loads on this...
  21. Some new images from the last week or...

    Some new images from the last week or so...Hopefully they all load...

    Image 1) An afternoon S.M.A.R.T. train arrives at Healdsburg - Dry Creek Platform as a Route 60 lays over waiting for a new...
  22. Actually it's due to a lighting bug for me...The...

    Actually it's due to a lighting bug for me...The GP38-2's for NS were not all low hoods and whoever created this NS model (I've forgotten and would have to dig into my files) didn't adjust the...
  23. Early morning on the Fourth of July and I...

    Early morning on the Fourth of July and I ventured out to catch the first wine train of the day. Today NVRR 5076 is doing the work with 5 ex-WP dome cars in tow.

    Image 1 & 2) Crossing Trancas...
  24. The Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway (P&SR) is...

    The Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway (P&SR) is located in the West side of Sonoma County. Seen in these 8 images, I caught one of the three daily P&SR runs between the namesake towns of the Petaluma &...
  25. Those damned nose gongs...Love em and hate em! :p...

    Those damned nose gongs...Love em and hate em! :p New post co

    Regards,

    -Frank C.
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