***Mini Challenge #532*** "Trains/Train Tracks"

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Re: ***Mini Challenge #532*** Three Entries

edform wrote:

Three shots from a visit to the National Railway Museums at York and Shildon...

If you collect Railway signs and the like, you'd probably kill to get your hands on this - it's on the wall in the Shildon Museum and no other place on earth is entitled to put up such a sign.

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in England. It was the first railway to rely exclusively on locomotives driven by steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time; the first to be entirely double track throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system; the first to be fully timetabled; and the first to carry mail.

During WW2 we lived 200 yards from this railway line -
the German bombers followed the rail tracks up from Liverpool as there was rich targets along the way, included
a UXB (unexploded bomb) on the embankment dealt with
by the brave Royal Engineer,s bomb disposal squad.

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Re: Exhibit - Lartigue monorail engine

Guy Parsons wrote:

Lartigue monorail engine replica, not steam but modern diesel-hydraulic copy in the shape of the original steamer. At Listowel, Ireland. http://www.lartiguemonorail.com/

A nice place to visit, personal tour from the volunteer chief engineer on the project, seen in blue in the cab. And yes, the original did have that size lamp back in its final years.

Regards.... Guy

That is a great looking lamp sported on engine.

edform
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Re: ***Mini Challenge #532*** Three Entries

Trafford2 wrote:

edform wrote:

Three shots from a visit to the National Railway Museums at York and Shildon...

If you collect Railway signs and the like, you'd probably kill to get your hands on this - it's on the wall in the Shildon Museum and no other place on earth is entitled to put up such a sign.

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was a railway opened on 15 September 1830 between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in England. It was the first railway to rely exclusively on locomotives driven by steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time; the first to be entirely double track throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system; the first to be fully timetabled; and the first to carry mail.

The Stockton to Darlington never used horses, Trafford. The guy who financed it, Edward Pease, had intended to, but George Stephenson convinced him that his steam engines could pull 50 times the load that horses could handle, so he got the contract and no horses were ever used. The line was built to haul coal from a seam near Shildon.

The Manchester/Liverpool line had the distinction of the first indoor railway station ever built - It was in Manchester, and I believe it's still there hidden within a block of other buildings.

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ENTRY #2 66GTO "Trains/Train Tracks"

Look who is hiding to the left of this C&NW engine..... could it really be?

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Re: ENTRY #2 66GTO "Trains/Train Tracks"

Well, now if it ain't Thomas

Nice entry

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Couple Videos by me

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Re: Couple Videos by me

Interesting subjects, but in the 3rd one did you need to use every transition trick in the software? It's rather disconcerting to watch for me.

Regards..... Guy

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Re: Couple Videos by me

Nice videos but I agree. I have a rule -- Transitions are like nutmeg; they should be used sparingly and go almost unnoticed. But I suspect Bill was just having fun!

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Re: Couple Videos by me

Guy Parsons wrote:

Interesting subjects, but in the 3rd one did you need to use every transition trick in the software? It's rather disconcerting to watch for me.

Regards..... Guy

An old video and I don't do that anymore 

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Re: Couple Videos by me

DeGijon wrote:

Nice videos but I agree. I have a rule -- Transitions are like nutmeg; they should be used sparingly and go almost unnoticed. But I suspect Bill was just having fun!

I only did that on a couple videos in my archives... Then realized it was just too much BS

Sorry 

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Re: Couple Videos by me

Bill Borne wrote:

Guy Parsons wrote:

Interesting subjects, but in the 3rd one did you need to use every transition trick in the software? It's rather disconcerting to watch for me.

An old video and I don't do that anymore

Yes, and we seem to learn slowly, very slowly in my case.

In an early ProShow Gold slide show I made, I used the Ken Burns effect. All built on a 24" monitor. Took it to a friend's home who had an early large flat screen and the darn thing made me seasick, or is that seesick?

Lesson learned, create slide shows using a big TV as a monitor and get the pans and zooms under finer control.

Regards...... Guy

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Exhibit: British Rail Museum, York

Train enthusiasts heaven.

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Exhibit: Famous Railway Bridges
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The Forth Railway Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland. a stunning piece of Victorian Engineering

Brunel’s railway bridge  over the Tamar River in southern England.

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Entries: something fast, something slow
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Worlds fastest loco Mallard reached 126mph ( 203kmh) in 1938.

My meccano donut maker 😉

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Re: Exhibit: British Rail Museum, York

Some cool stuff there

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Re: Exhibit: Famous Railway Bridges

More cool stuff

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Re: Entries: something fast, something slow

Michael86 wrote:

Worlds fastest loco Mallard reached 126mph ( 203kmh) in 1938.

My meccano donut maker 😉

What do you mean? My?

Nice entries

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Exhibit: Grinding the Rails

Grinding the Rails

Steel Graphics

Railroad Ducks (A perch soon to be abandoned)

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Re: Couple Videos by me

There's something special about steam trains! Thanks for sharing, Bill.

Nick

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Joking Bill

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