Factual and Educational Railroad-Related Videos

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Factual and Educational Railroad-Related Videos
Posted by zardoz on Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:18 PM

Not sure if this thread is a good idea, or whether it will just fade away. But I thought perhaps it might be a centralized place for us to share with each other various videos showing how & why certain things are done around railroads. I would prefer to see the videos restricted to non-train watching, as those types are easily found on youTube.

Ties and track; it's a bit dated, but has lots of old equipment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHKOMq5WzI

Communications and signal systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sow8O1_ZNA

Deval Interlocking diamond replacement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S35JaaVjSI

 

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, January 31, 2019 1:49 PM

Time Lapse video of the replacement of the diamond at Deshler, OH with a both directions full flange bearing diamond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbdReCdV6_A

 

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, January 31, 2019 2:02 PM

Zardoz, was that you directing the diamond replacement? Good job!Smile

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Posted by jeffhergert on Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:21 PM

How about the old railroad safety films on youtube?  The kind that would make current safety managers have cardiac arrest to see how things used to be done.

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:00 PM

Somewhat off topic, my parents bought me a set of "The Young People's Science Encyclopedia" back in the early 1960's. The suggested experiments included using carbon tetrachloride as a fire extinguisher and a mercury barometer. So I can understand how what used to be standard railroad practice would clear out the GI tract of modern day safety managers.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:14 PM

jeffhergert
How about the old railroad safety films on youtube?  The kind that would make current safety managers have cardiac arrest to see how things used to be done.

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, February 01, 2019 7:35 AM

I don't even remember where to start looking, but I recall a portion of an informational railroad film that included the process of changing locomotives at a passenger terminal.

A worker was in between the tender and the first car before the train even stopped, closing anglecocks and getting ready to make the break.  

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Posted by zardoz on Friday, February 08, 2019 12:06 PM

Movement of a Tunnel Motor to the DRGW museum.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AedZNZyE1oA

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:15 AM

Here is the BNSF railway video that appeared in a different thread on Car ordering and processing procedures for railway clients......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMLAx4J_cfI

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:22 AM

Union Pacific Train Crew Recruiting Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4loypZNHeY 

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:37 AM

Wisconsin and Southern Janesville Yard Turnout lesson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ixqhXU8eIs

 

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:40 AM

Wisconsin and Southern Enginehouse tour (not sure where this is exactly, either Janesville or Madison.....I suspect).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TapsVJmDciA

 

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:44 AM

PRR video (from the mid-Fifties) on how to handle onboard fires:

Wonder if there are modern equivalents for roads with GE locomotives? Devil

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:32 PM

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Posted by Jones1945 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:57 PM

Overmod

PRR video (from the mid-Fifties) on how to handle onboard fires:

Wonder if there are modern equivalents for roads with GE locomotives? Devil

That Alco PA in the video was so beautiful...

 

Posting it here for the record

PRR Safety Film "Escape From Limbo"

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Posted by zardoz on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:16 AM

Documentary regarding the end of steam. From the National Film Board of Canada, 1959, including some interviews with railroaders, some with the public, some steam footage, some early diesel footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg9_TnwrCXw

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Posted by zardoz on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:24 AM

N&W 2-6-6-4 #1218. Some old footage, some new footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWTiOePLZX8

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Posted by chatanuga on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:56 PM

One of my favorites from a famous route that is no longer run.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, February 11, 2019 7:13 PM

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:39 AM

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Posted by zardoz on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:05 PM

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Posted by zardoz on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:07 PM

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Posted by NP Eddie on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:18 PM

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I agree that current safety managers would have a large heart attack if they watched the old videos. An example is a British renewal of a large multi-switch junction. Look at all the men working with their hands with one crane. The junction switch work was assembled in a field and then disassembled and transported to the job site. NO PPE in those days!

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Posted by zardoz on Thursday, February 14, 2019 8:00 PM

Sixteen minutes of UP3985 6936

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYQts2kCVCI

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:45 AM

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:56 AM

Balt, the "This is my railroad" video was quite interesting. I especially liked how throughout the film the theme is how important everyone, at whatever occupation they chose, is necessary to properly run a railroad; or the parts starting around 14:30 when the narrator says how no machine can replace certain crafts; how different from today, where the philosophy is rather different.....

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:36 PM

zardoz
Balt, the "This is my railroad" video was quite interesting. I especially liked how throughout the film the theme is how important everyone, at whatever occupation they chose, is necessary to properly run a railroad; or the parts starting around 14:30 when the narrator says how no machine can replace certain crafts; how different from today, where the philosophy is rather different.....

One other comment about 2 or 3 minutes in - 100,000 employees - SP by itself!

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Posted by Miningman on Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:04 PM

Re: This is my Railroad 

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