This 10-minute video shows a few shots in Montoursville, Williamsport (including the Newberry Yard), and Jersey Shore -- taken from the passenger seat of Joel W's #334 Western Maryland speeder.
(FYI, Joel's unit is a Fairmont M-19, 15 horsepower, 2-cylinder, 2-cycle, single speed belt-driven unit. It has no reverse gear (or any gears). To back up, he skillfully turns off the ignition switch, waits until the motor almost stops in the correct position, then turns the ignition back on at just the right time, to start the motor running backwards. He has to hand-crank it to start it. Other speeders have multi-speed transmissions, 4-cycle engines, and electric starters.)
If you're not real familiar with what a "Speeder" is, the Narcoa website at narcoa.org tell you more. Narcoa is an acronym for North American Railcar Operators Association.
B. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONTENTS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
* Clip 1: Going west, from airport, across new bridge over Loyalsock - 00:15 sec
* CLIP 2 - Going west between I-180 beltway and river (vicinity of Golden Strip) - 3:09 min
* CLIP 3 Going west under market St. bridge - 3:44 min
* CLIP 4 Going west thru underpass under beltway (approaching Maynard St) - 4:48 min
* CLIP 5 Going west across Maynard St - 5:57 min
* CLIP 6 going west through Newberry Yard - 6:42 min
* CLIP 7 - going east, near Jersey Shore - 7:12 min
* CLIP 8 - going east along North edge of Newberry Yard, returning to "set on" point at Trenton Ave - 7:41 min
C. ~~~~~~ MORE SPEEDER VIDEOS OF OUR LOCAL AREA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
Non Local Overview Video: If you're not real familiar with what a "Speeder" is, view the 1st minute or two or more of "A Rail Speeder Adventure" by Bill Christopher (14 min), recorded in Indiana and Ohio - youtu.be/AlVgUrdvgME
"Lycoming Valley RR speeder run" by 'poconorailfan' (1-1/2 min, 4/2011): This shows a nice shot of them all starting up as they cross a street somewhere around Williamsport - youtu.be/QxdOu9Q7S5s
"Lycoming Valley RR's Newberry yards by Motorcar!" by 'FenderFoamer' (11 min, 10/2013), a complete ride through Newberry Yards - youtu.be/3SC1ntxSDJA
"Speeders - Toys for Tots" by 'MrNews70' (7 min, 12/2010), scenes between Northumberland and Berwick - youtu.be/gd-dXoIqRF8
"Yard work Sat with Narcoa On the North Shore Railroad in PA" by 'yarddispt' (4 min, 7/2011), video shot from the speeder between Northumberland and Berwick - youtu.be/YHqA_kLDXVo
"NARCOA Sunday drive thru Shamokin.with the track car" by 'yarddispt' (2 min, 7/2011), video shot from the speeder going through Shamokin - youtu.be/-8AfIcfaOWQ
There's probably more local speeder videos that I missed. I was searching Youtube for "Narcoa speeders Williamsport" and "Narcoa speeders Pennsylvania".
This iMovie11 video was uploaded 10/9/2014, by JamesRobertIngram.com .