Old 08-15-2012, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default That oh so great Horseshoe Curve vanatage point

Do not try this at home... or in Altoona, for that matter!



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was captured. FYI, max speed around the Curve with a "mixed train"
is reported to be 15 mph - up and down, steam or diesel.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #2
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Or how about I save everybody the pain and say skip to 3:19...
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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Or how about I save everybody the pain and say skip to 3:19...
Lol... good idea, though if anyone wants to also catch 765 then they can tune in at 1:10 and skip the video bobbing and searching.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #4
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Aha! So, that's where Casey was. I would have guessed he was higher up and further downhill, but I guess it was a wide angle shot.

(Dramamine recommended for that video)
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I hope that the person who shot that video didn't have to drive or fly too far to get it....sheesh!
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Oh the privileges of being on the company payroll.
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Can someone just save us the trouble of watching it and tell us what it shows?
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Can someone just save us the trouble of watching it and tell us what it shows?
Casey Thomason standing on the signal bridge just to the east.
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I'm surprised he wasn't wearing an orange/green/whatever vest. Isn't that a requirement when "working" around railroad tracks?
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Can someone just save us the trouble of watching it and tell us what it shows?
Uh, trees. Lots of trees. And some smoke belching thing on wheels shows up occasionally during the video.

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I'm surprised he wasn't wearing an orange/green/whatever vest. Isn't that a requirement when "working" around railroad tracks?
Looks to be wearing an NS vest in the video to me. I saw him shortly after this video was taken and he had one on.
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I hope that the person who shot that video didn't have to drive or fly too far to get it....sheesh!
I think they were all drinking or something, look at the guy at 2:49 with the video camera, he's just twirling around, I think he lost where the train went...
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I'm surprised he wasn't wearing an orange/green/whatever vest. Isn't that a requirement when "working" around railroad tracks?
Re-watch. Repent.

The only thing missing in this video was random fart noises, f-bombs, screams of WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO, and somebody yelling, "NICKEL PLATE LIVES ON!"
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I think they were all drinking or something, look at the guy at 2:49 with the video camera, he's just twirling around, I think he lost where the train went...
I think he's just getting video of the end of the train.

Did Thais hack into your account?
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I think they were all drinking or something, look at the guy at 2:49 with the video camera, he's just twirling around, I think he lost where the train went...
I'm guessing he was spinning around to actually show the whole curve.
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The only thing missing in this video was random fart noises, f-bombs, screams of WOOOOOO-HOOOOOO, and somebody yelling, "NICKEL PLATE LIVES ON!"
Alls I can think of is that character that screams and yells over seeing like an SD40-2 going by. I am sure you know who I am talking about, as I am drawing a blank.
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I'm surprised he wasn't wearing an orange/green/whatever vest. Isn't that a requirement when "working" around railroad tracks?
Of course you need an orange safety jacket:

http://youtu.be/ue61c6MZNQw
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Of course you need an orange safety jacket:

http://youtu.be/ue61c6MZNQw
What is a "level crossing sign" and how does one race it? If it were an unlevel crossing sign, then can you race it?
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Re-watch. Repent.
All I see is white...like a white t-shirt. Must be my monitor...or the horrific quality of the video that threw my eyes off.
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All I see is white...like a white t-shirt. Must be my monitor...or the horrific quality of the video that threw my eyes off.
Its blown out but there are a few times you can catch what looks like safety yellow especially when the camera loses focus.
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It's a yellow safety vest. Casey is never seen without it.
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It's a yellow safety vest. Casey is never seen without it.
Too bad for his girlfriend or wife... but saves the trouble of getting dressed in the morning, I suppose.

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Of course you need an orange safety jacket:

http://youtu.be/ue61c6MZNQw
As a big fan of TopGear whose first exposure was this video a couple years back, thank you.
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Too bad for his girlfriend or wife... but saves the trouble of getting dressed in the morning, I suppose.

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It's a yellow safety vest. Casey is never seen without it.
Well that's good to hear.
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