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NYCTA Projects / W Train WIP
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:22:03 am »

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NYCTA Projects / R44/R46 P-Wire Cab [Regulated Operating Mode]
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:30:03 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ8RYGNjC_k

Thanks to newly released, high resolution images of the original R46 P-Wire controls, Harry Daley-Young and I are pleased to be able to offer you guys an updated Pre-GOH R46 with the P-Wire control console operating in "Regulated Mode". As opposed to the traditional manual control with switching, series, and parallel notches, regulated mode has specific speeds set on the throttle, and advancing the controller forward to a specific notch will cause the train to accelerate to the desired speed on the notch.

In this video, I run the train on the A line from Euclid Avenue to Mott Avenue - Far Rockaway. Enjoy, and stay tuned for an updated R44 Pre-GOH with the P-Wire regulated operating mode =)

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/file/1imd8i0dclda00p/R46+Pre-GOH+%28Regulated+Mode%29.7z

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NYCTA Projects / A to Far Rockaway [Re-Signaled]
« on: June 13, 2017, 10:20:25 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD_Xv2iho5k
Here is the A line from 207th St. Manhattan to Far Rockaway Queens, re-signaled by yours truly. In order for this route to load, you must have first downloaded all the original files from openBVEconnection [http://openbveconnect.com//index.php?action=downloads]. Enjoy =)

Download re-signaled route file: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4azf7y2966jigd7/NYCT-A+Line+%28207th+St+to+Far+Rockaway%29+%5BRe-Signaled%5D.rar

Remember to come visit the NY Transit Museum on weekends for the OpenBVE workshop (11:30-12:30 & 3:30-4:30). See you there!
Here is the A line from 207th St. Manhattan to Far Rockaway Queens, re-signaled by yours truly. In order for this route to load, you must have first downloaded all the original files from openBVEconnection [http://openbveconnect.com//index.php?action=downloads]. Enjoy =)

Download re-signaled route file: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4azf7y2966jigd7/NYCT-A+Line+%28207th+St+to+Far+Rockaway%29+%5BRe-Signaled%5D.rar

Remember to come visit the NY Transit Museum on weekends for the OpenBVE workshop (11:30-12:30 & 3:30-4:30). See you there!

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Transit / Bombardier R179 Test Train Thread
« on: October 28, 2016, 06:04:14 pm »
Bombardier R179 3010-3014 pulling into Broad Channel from F5 test track after concluding testing for the day (10/28/16):


Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1314300565288558.1073741953.100001258801227&type=1&l=c46cc73f89

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Other Projects / WMATA 7000 Series WIP BETA
« on: June 30, 2016, 06:05:55 pm »


Preliminary motor sound work for the WMATA 7k cars for OpenBVE. Exterior work and modeling credited to Miles and Sim Central. Stay tuned for more progress in the future, which includes the addition of a cab, and lowering of graphics demand, which should lead to increase in FPS. Enjoy =)

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Norfolk & Western J Class 611 on The American (NS 958 & NS 957) In Virginia, 6/4/16 & 6/5/16
Her whistle is much nicer this year, so I'm glad I went down to see/hear her.

Chasing between Manassas and Front Royal, both days (read description for specific locations):


In Manassas (6/4/16):


In Manassas (6/5/16):


Wyeing @ Riverton Junction (6/4/16):


Amtrak (6/4/16):


Amtrak (6/5/16):


VRE Excursion Train:


Photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1191067720945177.1073741928.100001258801227&type=1&l=8fd2a75acc

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Welcome to the main event of my Wednesday-before Thanksgiving 2015 railfan trip: 12 friggin' hours at Princeton Junction (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Sunrise @ 6:52 a.m. & Sunset @ 4:31 p.m.]) on the Northeast Corridor. I manage to stay from sunrise to sunset without a single issue. The surrounding geography also makes for great horn action and doppler effect.

My main focus on that day while I was there was to capture all of Amtrak's stopping services (which I did) and at least most of its passing services (of which I only missed 2) All clips were shot with my Apple iPhone 6 with the 60 FPS setting on. More information in the table of contents, as there are over 100 trains in total. Enjoy =)

Table of Contents (w/ timestamps):
1. NJ Rail 3811 (my ride to Princeton Junction) w/ Arrow IIIs.
2. 0:58 - AEM-7AC 921 stops w/ Northeast Regional 111 (9 cars)
3. 3:10 - NJ Rail 3914 w/ ALP-45DP 4534
4. 4:04 - NJ Rail 3813 w/ ALP-46A 4654 & friendly horn
5. 6:21 - ACS-64 603 on 110 (9 cars)
6. 6:47 - NJ Rail 3918 w/ 4649. The Princeton Dinky
7. 9:19 - Acela Express 2103 w/ horn
8. 9:45 - NJ Rail deadhead move w/ 4634
9. 10:14 - 639 on 89
10. 10:39 - NJ Rail 3918 w/ 4635
11. 12:13 - 630 stops w/ 1181 (10 cars); Acela 2150
12. 13:20 - NJ Rail 3920
13. 14:45 - NJ Rail deadhead w/ Arrow IIIs
14. 15:28 - NJ Rail 3815 w/ 4639
15. 16:42 - NJ Rail 3924 w/ 4632; ACS-64 Veterans Unit 642 on 170 (9 cars).
16. 17:23 - 648 on Cardinal 51
17. 17:55 - NJ Rail 3828 w/ 4630
18. 18:32 - Acela 2107 w/ horn; 940 on 640 ; NJ Rail 3817 & NJ Rail 3926 arrive w/ Arrow IIIs & ALP-46 4612
19. 21:45 - 653 on Carolinian 79
20. 22:03 - 622 on 180
21. 22:26 - Acela 2100
22. 22:45 - 643 stops hot w/ Keystone Service 641 ; NJ Rail 3830 w/ Arrow IIIs. Another fan is set up on the other side.
23. 24:30 - 607 shoves 642 w/ horn
24. 24:59 - Acela 2109 comes through; flagmen are present for next few hours
25. 25:19 - 649 on a late 183 (9 cars) w/ horn
26. 25:58 - 633 on 130
27. 26:17 - 651 on 185 (10 cars) w/ horn; NJ Rail 3934
28. 26:42 - Acela 2154 w/ horn
29. 27:05 - NJ Rail 3832 w/ Arrow IIIs & horn
30. 28:14 - 634 destroys Princeton Junction w/ its horn on 600
31. 28:31 - Acela 2251
32. 28:58 - 627+655 lead 172 (9 cars) in the day's double header
33. 29:35 - NJ Rail 3834 w/ 4663
34. 31:24 - NJ Rail 3917 w/ 4652
35. 32:15 - 652 on 643
36. 32:38 - 628 on 644 as the Dinky pulls off for a break
37. 33:15 - NJ Rail 3836 w/ 4534
38. 34:14 - 619 on Vermonter 56
39. 34:36 - 631 on 141 (9 cars)
40. 35:00 - NJ Rail 3829 on; Acela 2153
41. 35:54 - 623 on Silver Meteor 98 (12 cars)
42. 36:25 - NJ Rail 3833 w/ 4641; 614 on 1195; Acela 2158
43. 38:26 - NJ Rail deadhead w/ 4510
44. 38:58 - 611 on 86 (9 cars)
45. 39:18 - 625 on 646  w/ an extra cab car & horn
46. 39:40 - EMD GP40-2 4302 on shop move; 4619 on NJ Rail 3840; 636 on Pennsylvanian 43 (7 cars)
47. 41:28 - 610 on a late 95 (9 cars)
48. 42:00 - Acela 2155
49. 42:18 - 618 on 184 (9 Cars) w/ deadhead Viewliner II bag car
50. 42:38 - 617 on Silver Star 91
51. 43:02 - Acela 2160
52. 43:14 - 603 on 125 (9 cars)
53. 43:38 - 942 on 648
54. 44:00 - 646 on 174 w/ Horizon car 54503 & horn; Acela 2117
55. 44:37 - 628 on 645
56. 45:00 - 637 on late 1174 (9 cars) w/ 2 Amfleet IIs
57. 45:22 - NJ Rail 3839 w/ 4609; NJ Rail 3846 w/ 4641
58. 47:10 - Acela 2162 w/ a friend at the controls
59. 47:41 - 939 on 171 (9 cars)
60. 48:04 - 940 on train 609
61. 48:27 - Acela 2159
62. 48:50 - 644 on Crescent 20 (10 cars)
63. 49:12 - 645 on 133 (9 cars); NJ Rail 3850 & 3843 w/ 4659 & 4630
64. 51:43 - 4302 on another shop move
65. 52:05 - Acela 2164; NJ Rail 8845 w/ 4635
66. 54:26 - 921 on a late 84 w/ Horizon car 54574
67. 54:50 - NJ Rail 3852 w/ 4529
68. 55:37 - NJ Rail 3845 w/ 4663
69. 56:28 - 630 on 176 (9 cars)
70. 56:51 - NJ Rail 8847 w/ 4636; Acela 2161
71. 58:34 - 643 on 650
72. 58:49 - 942 on 647
73. 58:58 - Acela 2166
74. 59:15 - 640 on late 83 (10 cars); Dinky in the background
75. 59:39 - NJ Rail 8849 w/ 12 car Arrow III EMU set
76. 1:00:42 - 641 on Crescent 19 (10 cars)
77. 1:01:09 - NJ Rail 3856 w/ 4609
78. 1:02:18 - NJ Rail 8851 w/ 4624; 607 on 649
79. 1:03:06 - 622 on 85 w/ horn
80. 1:03:38 - Acela 2168
81. 1:04:00 - 606 on Silver Meteor 97 (12 cars)
82. 1:04:33 - NJ Rail 3896 w/ 4617
83. 1:05:30 - NJ Rail 8855 w/ Arrow IIIs
84. 1:07:05 - 649 on 1186 (9 cars) w/ lots of horn
85. 1:07:29 - 634 on 651
86. 1:07:53 - NJ Rail 3855 & 3862 arrive w/ 4619 & unknown ALP-46A unit
87. 1:10:05 - NJ Rail Arrow III 80 mph deadhead w/ horn
88. 1:10:32 - Very late NJ Rail ???? w/ 4612
89. 1:11:36 - 633 on 127
90. 1:11:58 - 923 on a late 173 (9 cars)
91. 1:12:15 - Late Acela 2165
92. 1:12:33 - Acela 2170
93. 1:12:46 - 646 on 148 (9 cars)
94. 1:13:06 - 618 on 129
95. 1:13:20 - 639 on late 94 (9 cars)
96. 1:13:42 - 624 on a late 1173 (10 cars); unidentified late NJ Rail
97. 1:14:16 - 652 on train 652 stops @ the station; NJ Rail 3949; unknown ACS-64 on 653.

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Transit / Alstom Wins Amtrak Acela II EMU (HST) Contract
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:16:26 pm »
http://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/schumer-announces-amtrak-is-set-to-select-hornells-alstom-as-part-of-25-billion-program-to-build-safer-next-generation-high-speed-trains-senator-says-project-will-create-750-jobs-including-400-direct-manufacturing-jobs-at-alstom-in-hornell-

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U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today visited Steuben County to announce that tomorrow the Amtrak Board of Directors is expected to select Alstom as the train provider for a $2.5 billion program to build the Next Generation High-Speed trains that will create over 750 jobs, including 400 jobs directly at Alstom in Hornell. During Schumerís visit, he explained that while the final details of the contract still need to be negotiated, the Amtrak Board of Directors is expected to give the green light needed to move forward with those final negotiations exclusively with Alstom. This impending decision by the board paves the way for Alstom to build the next generation high-speed trains that will operate on the Northeast Corridor and is a monumental victory for upstate manufacturing. According to company executives, Alstom anticipates such a contract would create approximately 400 jobs in Hornell and potentially an additional 350 or more across the rest of New York. With more than 750 jobs expected between the Alstomís Hornell facility and the ripple effect this massive contract would have throughout Upstate NY, Schumer said it would be a win for the entire Upstate NY economy.

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Tired of bouncing around like a loose cannon on the original NEC route for Railworks Train Simulator 2016? Then you are in luck. I have managed to isolate the rail stability code (special thanks to Brandon Phelan) and have lowered the instability value to such that the ride over the rails is now smooth at high speeds. This has been done in preparation for the long awaited and highly anticipated release of New Jersey Transit equipment DLC next month (October 2015). Read on for more details:

This is the Train Simulator 2016 Northeast Corridor (New York - Philadelphia) Track Stability Mod

In order to utilize this freeware route upgrade, you must have purchased the Northeast Corridor Add-On pack available at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/65232/

This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.

The purpose of this pack is to correct (lower) the amount of track uneveness (which results in a VERY bouncy ride at high speeds). Default line uneveness was set at 50. It has now been lowered to 8.


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions

1. Open the Northeast Corridor asset pack until the directory reads "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\RSC\NorthEastCorridor"
2. Then open the "Railworks_Northeast_Corridor_Track_Stability_Mod.rar" file.
3. Drag the file folder from the .rar file and into the directory you opened in step one..
4. Overwrite if asked.
5. The installation should be complete. Run TS2015 to check.


Thank you for downloading and installing.
Enjoy =)

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/j6xjvj4p0p9uxr9/TS2016_Railworks_Northeast_Corridor_Track_Stability_Mod.rar

Also, NEW Facebook page where I will host my mods:
http://www.facebook.com/FanRailerMODS

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Took old run sounds and subbed them into the pre-existing R68 for this minor mod-train:

It's available on my mediafire page (link in the video description on YouTube), and will be made available locally soon (http://www.bvestation.com/download/136).
Enjoy =)

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So today  (7/18/15), I had the chance to visit the Shore Line Trolley Museum up in Branford, CT for the first time. Here, I show you the operation of R9 1689. This is my first time operating, so cut me a little slack if not every aspect is perfect. The video is a little long, so I will give you some time markers below. We manage to hit 25 mph on the return trip on one of the straightaways before the yard limit, but the track quality lends to a lot of truck hunting at that speed. I really do suggest that if you have the time and money, that you try this out. It really is a fun experience and you do learn a lot. Enjoy the ride =)

Table of Contents (can you find my "Shave and a Haircut"s):
0:00 - 13:00 (shunting out of the yard and setting switches)
13:00 - 20:00 (outbound run)
21:00 - 38:10 (inbound run with pole directional changes and switch setting; we top 25 MPH on the straight section of track just before the yard limit).

The remainder of the video is RFW footage. Only the outbound trip ended up being viewable, as the camera on the second iPhone ended up screwing up the focus setting, but I have kept the inbound RFW footage for the audio factor. Credits to my mother and father for shooting this footage while I operated. Enjoy =)

One thing to note on the R9 at least is that inserting the B2 pin will decrease brake response/application times dramatically. Notice how for most of the run, I have the brake in the service application position for a good bit of time before the brakes start to grab, but as soon as Lou inserts the B2 pin, 1.5 seconds in the service application detente is enough to bring the train to a jarring halt.



Rest of the videos from this day: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWcHmTMSV7mifCon80vNxKPQC8azrqqs8

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Transit / PATCO Speedline Action (7/15/15) [Photos & Videos]
« on: July 17, 2015, 11:31:33 am »
My first time on PATCO. Very nice system; very railfan friendly:

Exterior Clips:



Railfan Window Round Trip Rides (real time and time lapse versions):




Entire PATCO playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWcHmTMSV7mil8CV_5crZMGLLBxCAfsN3

Photos from that day (includes other transit systems):
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.997125950339356.1073741885.100001258801227&type=1&l=33a5f4a39e

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Other Projects / OpenBVE Metro-North Danbury Branch
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:14:17 am »



For now, the route and updated train can only be downloaded from the following link (need to join the FB group to download): https://www.facebook.com/groups/ITEAofficial/?fref=nf

Enjoy and stay tuned for more =)

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Transit / BMT/BRT 100th Year 4th Ave Subway Opening Anniversary Shots
« on: June 29, 2015, 01:05:22 pm »
All of my Vintage Nostalgia Train catches this past weekend (scroll down to the bottom half of the playlist): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWcHmTMSV7mgmw48xKu6wJtTSSfTZL7Dc

Some sample clips:







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Transit / R46 A Train; Rockaways RFW Round Trip + 6207
« on: June 18, 2015, 09:41:19 pm »
Product from my trip to the Rockaways yesterday. Be sure to watch in full HD (60 FPS):


Real time videos:



Short clips:


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