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Entries from January 2009

Norfolk & Western Heritage

January 14th, 2009 · No Comments

I have 7 pieces of KCS motive power units and all but 1 of them can be converted to either NS, SOU, Conrail or NW motive power. I will most likely strip the current paint schemes and re-paint them to NS and SOU schemes. The lone piece which will not be converted is the SD45T-2 unit, and since neither NS or SOU had tunnel units this one's fate is still yet to determined.

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Category: Informational · Operations

Smoky Mountain Trains Museum Tour

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

We had the opportunity to tour the museum just prior to our departure on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad excursion the morning of Friday, November 28, 2008, which is the day after Thanksgiving 2008. This is my second video installment using editing techniques that I have newly employeed for use in post-production with added audio both music and oral commentary as well as transition frames, titles, and credits at the end.

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Category: Details · Events · Fun · Informational

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Excursion Video

January 5th, 2009 · No Comments

I cobbled together some audio sound bites and added them to the original video based on some initial reviews of the first iteration of this video from the nice folks at the Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine including Joe Fugate and others.

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Category: Events · History · Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine · Prototype · Rail Fan