HD: Trains and Nature’s Beauty on the NS Harrisburg Line

Sunny skies, dramatic sunsets and moon lighting really add to the beauty of watching trains in the country-side: beautiful weather kicks off the new year with a lot of exciting train action on the NS Harrisburg Line, with two clips from the NS Buffalo Line, of 12 trains, including Conrail, rail trains, newly purchased SD60’s, Canadian Pacific haulage rights train 159 and the East Penn Railways Lancaster and northern on trackage rights over NS. On 12/22/11, the sun starts to set as CP 159 heads north on the NS Buffalo Line on a rare daylight run about an hour from home rails, with a leased pair of locomotives, “blue-bird” CEFX SD40-2 3186 and CEFX SD40-2 2786, which retains the shell of the SD45 in its past life. 14G passes by a happy group of cattle on a beautiful Christmas Eve 2011. Trailing behind the leader, NS ES40DC 7609, is a recently purchased SD60 renumbered from Helm to NS 6542, which still retains Union Pacific Yellow. On a very blustery 12/26/11, 34A heads west with a nice forward-facing mostly EMD consist. NS SD60 6715, NS D9-40CW 9763, NS SD60I 6747, NS GP38-2 5614, and NS SD40-2 3341. There is also an entire empty Steelton (SPSX) rail train on the rear! The second sun of the New Year 2012 starts to set as 33A heads east through the country-side with a solid EMD lashup, NS SD70M 2617, NS SD70 2572, NS SD60 6715(?) and NS GP38-2 5614(?). The PRL, East Penn’s Lancaster and Northern Train, with U23B 2204 runs long-hood-forward out of NS Reading Yard on the High

Model Trains Slow Motion Beauty

Model railways can look awesome if you shoot them with high speed video cameras. I used the Casio EXFH100 set at 120fps. If there is high detail in a railway display shooting in slow motion can transform the miniature world into almost real. This video features some displays from St Luke’s Anglican Church at their 25th annual model train exhibition. It is a church with a Christian fellowship who also love trains. www.stlukeschurch.com.au 00:57 Legeauxland ( Lego Scale ) Theme park featuring LEGO from the 1960’s to now. Features infra-red remote controlled trains and interactive amusement park. 01:08 Coffee Anyone ( N Scale Bavarian ) This miniature layout is built into a glassed topped coffee table. The theme is a resort in the Bavarian Alps. The rolling stock is a mix of Fleischmann and Roco. Certainly a stunning way to exhibit a model railway as a feature piece in a home. 01:14 Defty ( OO / HO Guage ) This is a shared layout St Luke’s Model Railway Club use. Designed to gibe members an opportunity to run trains too large for their home layouts. The focus of this year is late 1950’s to early 1960’s during the steam to diesel transition era. 01:47 Rosemount Tramway ( HO Scale ) Inspired by Bendigo tramways this is a fictional modern day tourist tramway set somewhere in Australia. It features a functional overhead wire system. 01:58 Green Acres ( N Scale ) I think ! A layout designed to fit into a old TV, perfect for those who don’t have the space for a traditional larger