Old 02-28-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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The following spot will be run during the evening on such programs as CNN, FOX, CNBC and MSNB.

http://www.aar.org/pubcommon/video/AAR_trains.wmv
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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I have seen a similarly-themed ad from the BNSF Railway. Can't remember if it was on cable only.
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pretty cool, i am glad to see that the railroads are trying to get the word out. In america railroads are the most un appreciated, un recognized and un respected machine and transport system. It sucks that those crappy airplanes that can haul nothin but mail get all the credit.

As far as the video goes, i sure have never seen a dispach room like that. Looks like something out of star wars. But i sure would like to be in the helicopter shot at the end, very cool S-Curve.
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Interesting.
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As far as the video goes, i sure have never seen a dispach room like that.
In the book, Leaders Count (the history of the BNSF Railway), there is a picture of a DS center much like that. Something borrowed from CentCom.
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I suspect that the center shown in the vidoe is just a studio. It doesn't have the same screens or desk tops as BNSF's Network Operations Center.

http://www.railway-technology.com/pr.../alameda6.html


Those with sharp eyes will note that the UP locomotive is a SD90. Not necessarily the best choice considering their performance!
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Those with sharp eyes will note that the UP locomotive is a SD90. Not necessarily the best choice considering their performance!
I was going to comment on the fact that when showing the UP, the gentleman stated that trains are safer and more fuel efficient. Sure, when they don't move, they have both points covered!!!!
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Those with sharp eyes will note that the UP locomotive is a SD90. Not necessarily the best choice considering their performance!
Actually that's an SD70ACe.

I should know since I took the shot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=104135
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Actually that's an SD70ACe.

I should know since I took the shot.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=104135

Is that your shot in the video?
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Is that your shot in the video?
Uhhh...... yep!
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thats pretty cool! hopefully Canada will do something like this
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Good job on getting the shot in there. They must have some really good photoshopping in there as the doors are closed in the video, but open in the original shot.
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