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    Default Video on the CN Ruel Sub

    Been testing and trying out various games and routes on my new laptop. I am rather impressed with it's performance. Even on the MRL Mullan Pass, I range between 25-115fps in Open Rails. Sure beats the heck out of the 1-3fps I use to get on my old non gaming laptop that has reached it's limits..

    Anyways. Heres a passing grain train.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glj-LminqQE
    https://i.imgur.com/LPZNEX4.png

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    Nice video Shawn! glad you're pleased with the performance. Hope to see more posts from you soon!

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    Where's the van!

    Just noticed that the signals are turned 90 degrees from the track, what's the story behind them?

    Paul :-)

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    Most likely the signals are out of service. Turning the heads away from the track is the most common way of indicating that to train crews.

    Cool video...I took a real-world video similar to that of an ore train led by some dash 8s. I wonder if one really can make a beam span that long without a support pier, though...

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    Signals are facing the rails correctly, just an odd angle that I am located at.

    I believe these spans can be up to 100 feet without a support pier in the middle, depending how it's built.
    https://i.imgur.com/LPZNEX4.png

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    I was kind of surprised with the lack of support under the bridge too. Those covered hoppers are 58 feet long, so that bridge is a 200 footer with no support.

    Paul :-)

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    Ah, well, could be an oversight, or could be built to last. My father use to be a Bridge builder/Iron Worker, however, asking him these questions are a bit... difficult.

    Though, I've seen bridges for roads with a span like this, with extremely thick girders/beams, so, I don't think it's too far fetched.
    https://i.imgur.com/LPZNEX4.png

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    I would imagine there are 200 foot plate girder bridges out there, just unusual.

    Paul :-)

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