Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Controlling Trains in Great Britain

March 15, 2013

Here’s an especially illuminating look at a variety of signaling systems with great shots of moving trains.

Signals on the New York Central

May 11, 2012

I stand accused of being a slobbering Pennsy fan so the New York Central is the enemy. However, as the proud owner of NYC memorabilia, I do have a warm spot for a railroad that ran the New England States, the Twentieth Century Limited, the Empire State Express, and many other great trains. So when a post in a news group led me to this movie, I’m passing it along. All the mainline trains in the run by shots are powered by steam! Enjoy.

PRR S1

October 14, 2010

My wife was doing a web search on google books and found old issues of Popular Mechanics. She typed “pennsylvania railroad” and found a variety of interesting stuff including this article. It’s fascinating to see reporting that was contemporary with the arrival of this locomotive on the property. As you’ll see, the reported facts about the S1 greatly exceeded the mechanical reality.

Fascinating Video – a train laying it’s own tracks!

August 30, 2010

Worth five minutes of your time! Here.

The New iPhone and Trains!

July 12, 2010

Here’s a video at the bottom of this page that demonstrates the power of video and editing software on Apple’s latest. It was shot at Allied Model Trains in Los Angeles and in a garden railroad. The video presentation is followed by a “behind the scenes” segment that demonstrates what you can do to capture track level shots and other unique points of view. Apple should advertise in Model Railroader!