Factual and Educational Railroad-Related Videos

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Posted by SteamN on Monday, June 10, 2019 8:05 AM

zardoz

 

 
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Hello, Just joined and this is my first post/reply.

 

Welcome aboard!

 

 

Thank, zardoz!

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Posted by SteamN on Monday, June 10, 2019 9:06 AM

Nice effort, but can China top this Scottish project?Wink

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, June 17, 2019 3:35 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, June 17, 2019 4:58 PM
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Posted by zardoz on Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:31 AM

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:54 AM
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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:57 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, July 01, 2019 9:00 AM
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Posted by Overmod on Monday, July 01, 2019 10:27 AM

Meanwhile, let's not forget what we were fighting against:

Note how very carefully the railroad avoided the swastika ... until the scene at the end, probably added 'under fire' or via censorship, showing what was coming....

(Class 45 was a three-cylinder engine; the film shows the special provision in the suspension to change the axle load between 18 and 20tons, amazingly light by American standards for a locomotive this capable)

Then, later, from the "Rader mussen rollen" era:

"Know your foe before you go"

And there are plenty of propaganda films showing the development of Soviet railways, as here for the period from 1925 to 1930 when the engineer-wrecker trials were being geared up:

There are others that show a Stakhanovite speed in conducting typical railway operations; it is odd to see people running around at top speed forging springs and fitting bearings as fast as they possibly can.  I can't find the links, but I suspect there are people reading this thread who can.

 

 

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Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 01, 2019 1:57 PM

Stunning. Had me frozen there for a moment. They built over 6,000 Kriegsloks some of which survived right up to the year 2000 in service!

The last scene in the first film where they are running what looks like 50 or more of them all at once is quite the thing. Perhaps trick photography. If the Pennsy had done something like that we would never hear the end of it and still be ranting and raving.

Wonder how many of those in the films actually survived the war. 

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Posted by zardoz on Thursday, July 04, 2019 8:35 PM

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:14 PM

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:19 PM

World's largest track layer

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

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:36 PM

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Posted by zardoz on Saturday, July 06, 2019 12:55 PM

Need a locomotive? Take your choice. (kinda funny with the UP corporate song in the background)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ5UN1DmA8Q

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 12, 2019 7:02 PM
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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:29 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Monday, July 22, 2019 4:04 PM

Thanks to Victrola1, this German film from the '50s, with some very good scenes of locomotive fabrication and functionality I haven't seen elsewhere:

Leads me to wonder ... would we have allowed boys into Lima or Baldwin like this, with the sharp edges of boilerplate and sparks all around?  Think of what we could learn from watching cast beds set up and poured, or our version of lightweight roller-bearing rods being made...

 

And there is this counterpart to the PRR film on locomotive fires:

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:52 AM
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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:20 PM

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