American Railroads

  1. If you have a slow internet connection, or a slowish computer, click the HD ON in the playback window to make it an easier load on your computer...

    Here we see a couple of their demonstration rides moving, but mostly a speeder ride on track cars used for maintenance back in the 1900's. It was a short ride because the museum had a diseasel moving on the track they were supposed to use.

    And for those curious about what I used to shoot it... A Canon 5d mk2 with original firmware..

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  2. The light rail system, shot at night. Camera - Canon 5dmk2, 24-105 lens, Manfroto tripod. Edited with Vegas Pro. The ISO got as high as 3200 on this shoot....

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  3. A loooong, slow unit coal train moves east. Both the head end units and the DPU seem to be working hard. To give an idea of the train's length; the distance to the distant grade crossing at the top of the rise in Maple Park is about 1.3 miles. Also, since it was so slow and long, I've put in some 4X speed-up.

    Posted this one for a couple of reasons. The interesting illusion of a white train. Caused by the sun angle on the bracing of the hoppers as well as the camera's zoom compression. And I wanted to test a video editing "plug-in" for the Picture in Picture. I'm using a trial version to see if it's worth purchasing. It adds a few visual enhancements and make the PIP process slightly easier.

    Primary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Secondary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Microphones: Azden ECZ 990
    TheWindCutter.com microphone covers
    Edited in: Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9.0

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  4. The on time Illinois Zephyr on its speedy morning run eastbound.

    I hadn't been out for a while due to the job and the lack of sunshine. So with sunny skies forecasted, I got going about 8 am. My plan was to arrive in Earlville, Illinois in time to catch the eastbound Illinois Zephyr. But as I neared Earlville, the ATCS Monitor showed that it would be a close race. So I opted instead to catch it a few miles east between Earlville and Leland, Illinois. That's Leland in the distance of the "going away" clip.

    Photo at:
    flickr.com/photos/basicbill/4125991561/

    Primary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Secondary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Microphones: Azden ECZ 990
    TheWindCutter.com microphone covers
    Edited in: Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9.0

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  5. Amtrak eastbound on main track 1 to run around a stopped coal train on track 2 near Somonauk.

    Back to the BNSF's Mendota sub for an early afternoon catch of the Southwest Chief passing through Earlville. I put some miles on the car today driving back and forth between the two rail lines. After this it was back to the Shabbona area.

    Primary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Secondary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Microphones: Azden ECZ 990
    TheWindCutter.com microphone covers
    Edited in: Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9.0

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American Railroads

Ross Waters

I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos


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I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos are welcome if they are railroad or train related to North America. This channel is only for railroads in Canada, USA and Mexico.

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