My train video went viral!

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My train video went viral!
Posted by Ray Dunakin on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:07 PM

Last week I discovered that one of my oldest videos, posted in 2009, has apparently "gone viral". It had over 240,000 views at that time, far more than any of my other videos. It's currently nearing 450,000 views. 

 
It's only 640 x 480 resolution, and shows a low-angle view of Nevada Northern's steam locomotive #93 coming out of a tunnel. The sound is the best part -- you can almost feel the power as it chugs through the tunnel and past the camera. 
 
 
 
 
I haven't "monetized" any of my videos, so I'm not making money on this. (I'm not fond of ads, and I wouldn't want my videos being used to advertise products or causes that I oppose.)  It's just exciting to see it become so popular.
 
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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:16 PM

I just tried to check it out Ray, and it said "An error has occured....bla..bla..bla...  Try again"

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Posted by Alantrains on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:23 PM

Same for me, but if you right click on the link below the youtube window it works just fine.

 

Great video too Ray!

Alan Jones in Sunny Queensland (Oz)

 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:48 PM

Thanks Alan.  That works.

Mike.

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Posted by hon30critter on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:50 PM

Alantrains
if you right click on the link below the youtube window it works just fine.

After right-clicking, you have to click on "Open link in new window" to get the video to work.

Very nice video Ray!!

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Posted by mbinsewi on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:53 PM

Well DAH!  I just left ckicked on the youtube link and came up right away.  No other clicking needed! 

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:35 PM

Let me see if this works?

 

{seems to Yes}

Still, I like to go to the YouTube site to see it full screen.

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Posted by Southgate on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 10:54 PM

Ah, those large scale models do convey the feeling of mass and motion so much better than our (my) small scale ones. Nice work!  Dan

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, December 29, 2017 9:48 PM

No surprise it went viral, you can't beat a steam engine when it comes to "cool!"

Nice work!

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