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A thread for random features, movies and related AV (audio-visual) material that may hold the interest of assorted anoraks, foamers, gunzels and tetsu-ota.
¨ No.924
"Why Risk Your Life?" -- 1940s Railroad Safety Film–(YouTube)
"Why Risk Your Life?" -- 1940s Railroad Safety Film
¨ No.925
"And Then There Was One" - Full Documentary [OFFICIAL]–(YouTube)
"And Then There Was One" - Full Documentary [OFFICIAL]

[This 93-minute clip] is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Southern Railway #4501 and the men and women who have cared for her.
¨ No.928
Train 406–(YouTube)
I like these two films from the National Film Board of Canada. It covers the era I find most interesting and all facets of Canadian railroading as it was at the time (1950's).

Plus there is some rare CNR C-Liner footage. :-)
¨ No.929
Railroaders 1958–(YouTube)
And this one that takes place on the CPR mainline in Rogers Pass in winter of 1958.

Another video I like is called "End of the Line", another NFB production. It profiles the very end of steam on the CNR in eastern Canada. The interviews with crews were most prophetic. (again, there's some C-Liner & H16-44 action in the backgrounds)
¨ No.984
「つばめを動かすひとたち 」日映科学映画製作所1954年製作–(YouTube)
The “Tsubame” amd the people that make it run.

A Japanese film from 1954 showing the limited express “Tsubame” make a run from Tokyo to Osaka.
¨ No.1041
Britain's Railway - 1988 British Rail Advert (Better Copy)–(YouTube)
Inspired by "Night Mail", obviously.

HQ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsyyJaX0j3Y
¨ No.1043
Bahnorchester: rnv's Antwort auf den EDEKA-Spot–(YouTube)
Merry Christmas and Joyful Yule!
¨ No.1161
LNER HST Farewell | 20th December 2019–(YouTube)
Look like, then, that LNER no longer operates HSTs.
¨ No.1205
“What happened to Southern Rail’s auto-apologiser”

“Considerin’ all available data, I’d say it’s fooked.”
¨ No.1328
Gutted I missed the posting of this originally.

Soundtrack by Vangelis too.
¨ No.1332
The Japanese Girls Who Survived The Atomic Bomb–(YouTube)

A documentary about the tram-driving schoolgirls in Hiroshima.
¨ No.1333
Wir die Lokführer–(YouTube)
"We the Train Drivers"

The music is "Flora's Secret" by Enya.
¨ No.1442
Anyone selling an oscilloscope?
¨ No.1483
The freight rolls to JR Freight's company song.
¨ No.1498
Příběhy z kolejí - část 1.–(YouTube)
Videos by a Czech tram driver. Some of them are translated, but not necessarily all.

>"Ring-ring, motherfucker!"
¨ No.1500
It's called "kurbel perspektiv", so here's 7 minutes behind a Gt8's crank.
¨ No.1501
Oops. Well, this was better.

Sigh, the empty village street you just can't escape. No matter what you see when coming out the door - it's that old strasse again there, nothing you can do.
¨ No.1506
¨ No.1513
Essen duobus switching between electric and diesel modes–(YouTube)
>>1501 – I was so sure this was in Essen, where electro-diesel duo-buses used to roam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9ZFQuSc0no – Clip from inside a duo-bus.
¨ No.1594
https://archive.org/details/@children_apos_s_vhs_museum_uk – Classic VHS Museum UK

You can find British railway and non-railway videos here to while away your lock-up time.
¨ No.1600
'Thunderbirds are go!' as DRS 37402 and 37424 are put to the rescue at Colchester on 1Z99–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXt4JwF1Rjo – "Thunderbirds are go!"

Two Class 37s find themselves pulled off work and dispatched on a 1Z99 mission to rescue a stranded Class 321 EMU.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLtNZ--fF7w – Another vid of the mission.
¨ No.1601
Heatwave running: Classes 321/9, 67, 56 & 144.–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5ptVO1EzA4 – A nice UK model layout. Even has OHL for the electrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdo-ZEd6lkc – "The Oil Cans" from the Colorado Model Railroad Museum.
¨ No.1621
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Interestingly then these Spurbuses, at least some of them, got imported to Podolsk, Moscow region, where they were "demoted" to regular buses and worked on bus routes until scrapped in 2015.

Does anyone know, does it mean that if you remove the trolleybus part from this, you get an actual bus with a locomotive-like electric transmission?
¨ No.1623
>>1621 – As I understand it, the diesel and electric drivetrains were separate in the duo-buses (aka dual-mode buses).


On the other hand, there are now diesel hybrid buses roaming around that have diesel-electric drivetrains.
¨ No.1642
Beleuchtung der Reisezugwagen Turbowechselrichter 1–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7S_HpYEnv0 – Lighting a railway carriage: The turbo-inverter.


This device predates solid-state power electronics. It is, in short, a rotating chopper in an inert atmosphere that uses a stream of mercury as the contact surface.

The pulses from the chopper go to a transformer that then feeds the fluorescent tubes in the ceiling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDwSR-wKzek – This experiment shows how it worked.
¨ No.1650
British Rail TV ad - "Black Silk" 1991 - launch of the Intercity 225–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t60vZUnkgGo – BR ad for the Intercity 225.
¨ No.1651
British Rail - Modern Railway Signalling - 1980s–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dDO3VYJGf0 – A 21-minute long BR film on their signals and signalling.
¨ No.1652
1970s British Rail TV ad: "Travel Inter-City like the men do".–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37LZINBzSpA – A fun little ad from BR.
¨ No.1746
Passage of time~TOKYO STATION~–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0HGHsRwNd0 – A short anime that was commissioned for Tokyo Station's centenary.
¨ No.1749
Italo disco 80s. Hey Hey Guy - Super drive mix–(YouTube)
Well there's always Kot Smirnoff and his magic trains!

I was introduced to him with this wonderful piece here.

I'm still searching:
>the original end video to his magic train journeys
>some random cab view video I'm quite sure it was his music on - it was so good.
¨ No.1751
Disco Modern Talking - Last magic train fairy travel nostalgia remix–(YouTube)
Like I'm looking for some magic disco train ride that would have been the ultimate cab ride and the last magic train ride but alas I cannot find the video but here's the nearest match anyway.
¨ No.1752
Modern Talking In 100 years Super train neostorm remix–(YouTube)
>daa,daa trallalaaa tain starting tralaa...
>Okay, I'm waiting for a fairly standard EDM indtro....
>Over not!
>straight track
>straighter track...
¨ No.1753
I'm so sorry, I'm so too very drunk for a proper serious response but heed my message: there's something fishy with Kot Smirnoff - I cannot find his early stuff for some how.
¨ No.1813
1995年8月 急行「砂丘」の旅–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ_Ui5Lug4s – This is in 1995, in Japan's Tottori region. You get to see working semaphores, tablets being swapped, and a two-class express DMU.
¨ No.1819
Italo disco 1985 Burbon Project feat. Mirko Hirsch - Nostalgia fantasy remix–(YouTube)

¨ No.1835
DJ Cummerbund - Earth, Wind & Ozzys–(YouTube)

¨ No.2183
Pioniereisenbahn Cottbus 1984–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZeN8HJW3iA – A sixteen-and-a-half-minute long film shot for the thirtieth anniversary in 1984 of the pioneer railway in Cottbus, DDR.
¨ No.2802
BR - Signalling–(YouTube)

Fifty-three minutes of UK signalling history and minutiæ.
¨ No.2805
Dj Framic - Voyage Of The Whales (Part 1) (1998)–(YouTube)
You may ask why I share this magnificent piece of 90s hard trance just now?

Well, quite simple - the track is DJ Framic - Voyage of the Whales...
¨ No.2807
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And this is Dr20, the 2750 kW monster, operated by the Estonian Operail! Just now here, at 3.10, performing its first commercial trip, delivering a train of coal from Koverhar, Hanko to Vainikkala at the Russian border.


Now they already have 5 of these little nests of power!
¨ No.2810
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I don't think we'll ever see 5 of them together again, even if they are still to receive like 4 units more, making 9 total.

And it is inevitable - the foamers want to name these things as "Blue Whales", because they are so blue and so big!

Officially, these are GE Powerhaul 37 ACai, so if I had to guess, the actual crews would most likely refer these as 'gensu', but we'll see which form will prevail. I personally think that the Blue Whale is kinda cute and O.K. ._.
¨ No.2820
Red hot dynamic brake grids glow on Union Pacific ES44AC #5440–(YouTube)

That's a zarking lot of ampères circulating there.
¨ No.2821
Banverket Tb + 7707 med Makadamtåg–(YouTube)

Anyone in need of some EMD 12-cyl. therapy? Even if it comes from the Scandinavian peninsula?
¨ No.2830

BoCo the MetroVic (well, D5705, anyway) is undergoing restoration, slow as it may be. Still, there is hope that you may hear his real voice one good year.
¨ No.2831
Thumper Class 205 DEMU–(YouTube)

Enjoy the Thumper experience beside the 500-hp four-cylinder engine.

Or, you can do so from the outside.

¨ No.2879
lovely sound.
¨ No.2891
>>2879 – Now imagine standing close enough for the four-pots' exhaust note to speed-punch you in the stomach.
¨ No.2921
P Way Junction renewal - the old way–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHKOMq5WzI – "Junction Renewal" (an LMS film)

So now you shall have an idea of how switches and crossings were made in the past.
¨ No.2922
Full Sound BR 101 - Raketenstart am Ostbahnhof [4K 60 FPS]–(YouTube)
This is my brain's current screensaver.
¨ No.2939
American rail couplers–(YouTube)
I like informative videos that don't have some idiot narrating them.
¨ No.2940
This webcam is easily the busiest rail livestream I've ever seen. You rarely go more than a minute without a train. Yet it's somehow surprisingly relaxing.

Won't embed, maybe because it's a livestream?

¨ No.2941
>>2922 – A scalded-cat takeoff if there ever was one.

>>2940 – That is possible. I have seen it happen on ordinary videos, which is why I started putting the link into the message bos, too.
¨ No.2960
The JR "Shibata" Style Compact Train Coupler–(YouTube)
¨ No.3050
Near Fatal Head on Via Train CP Freight Smithfalls 2–(YouTube)
Why didn't he do a bellyflop into the engine room instead?
¨ No.3051
Probably didn't want to risk potential entrapment if the impact were to be severe. Freight was on the ball and backing up, likely gave *just enough room to prevent a collision.
¨ No.3053
Because you don't want to be bashed around an engine room with red hot parts and flammable hot liquid.
¨ No.3054
Crewe Camera 5, Cheshire UK | Railcam LIVE–(YouTube)

From the UK: Crewe Heritage Centre, Camera 5
¨ No.3056
Het prachtige locomotief geluid–(YouTube)
A Dutch industrial locomotive of Belgian manufacture trundles along the track.
¨ No.3057
Stoomloc sleept NS treinen–(YouTube)
In the Netherlands back in 2017, an HGV driver veered off and smashed down an overhead pole, resulting in a stranded intercity train. The quickest way out of the powerless section was to ask the Steam Tram Museum in Hoorn to help out. Locomotive #26 and tractor #271 handled the job easily, if a tad slowly by today's norms.

¨ No.3066
Nice engine, pity the uploader bollocksed up the aspect ratio and we have to watch it through a letterbox.
¨ No.3068
>>3066 – That's another reason for me putting links to clips in the main text. So many videos I click on here come out in postage stamp size.
¨ No.3069
1609714072951.jpg–(21.67KB, 400x250, TheSignalMan.jpg)

"The Signal-Man" by Charles Dickens.

A ghost story.
¨ No.3091
Katze vs. Gartenbahn III–(YouTube)

¨ No.3194
Zontars New Deltic–(YouTube)
¨ No.3200
60007 Breathtaking Footplate Run into Kings Cross - More–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJQfbeVGzFA – Nice footage shot on _Sir Nigel Gresley_'s footplate.

If you want to hear the heartbeat of an A4 doing 75mph, that happens in this teaser clip.
¨ No.3207
125 Jahre Schmalspurbahnen im Harz - Güterverkehr wie zu Reichsbahn-Zeiten–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41nxwA9r5bg – 125th anniversary of the narrow-gauge railways in the Harz mountains.

Kinda odd to think that in only about sixteen years, the railways there will have their 150th anniversary.
¨ No.3211
Trafotransport von Grünstädtel nach Aue mit 50 3616 und 106 992 (HD)–(YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WbqlGV7QWE – Siderod power moves a spent transformer to a recycling centre.
¨ No.3581
C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)–(YouTube)
Oldie, but goodie.

Can has a properly sized youtube embedded player and possibly also a properly aligned catalog too, plox?

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