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Old 11-12-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default It's the one year anniversary of a very special day of train watching!

One year ago today, my family, two friends, and I headed out to Springfield, Illinois on the Amtrak train. It was my first time ever riding Amtrak (same for my family). That made the day very special.

It was an early birthday present for me. My birthday is on November 15th. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present!

The ride was very smooth, and enjoyable. We saw a lot of trains on the way, and the weather was beautiful.

It was a very exciting, and fun day with my family, and friends! We saw a lot of trains, including Amtrak 21, which was the "train of the day!"

Here is a video of Amtrak 21, lead by engine number 66.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x76...omment-1572845

I dedicate this video to my very good friend, Michael Hansen, who is a very big fan of Amtrak.

Enjoy, and thanks a lot for looking!

Nick Hart - November 11th, 2006
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hi Nick,
First,Happy birthday and wish you more progress and fun in your hobby and life.
The link that you attached isnot work and it gave me this (The requested URL /video/x76...omment-1572845 was not found on this server.).Can you check the link again please?
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:58 PM   #3
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Hi Mohamed,

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.

Whoops! I apologize for sending the wrong link. Here is the correct one: http://www.dailymotion.com/NicTrain3...at-springfield

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WOW!!! Thats really agreat video Nick.
Are there alot of crossings so that the engineer is blowing long horns?And what about the railfan in the left of the video?Is he recording the train's sound and horn?
Thats really avery nice video.Thanks for sharing Nick and keep up the great work.
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Thanks a lot, Mohamed! Your compliments are really appreciated.

Springfield has a lot of crossings. The engineer is using the "sequencer pedal." It's a foot pedal that gives nine second sequences. It really comes in handy for locations that have multiple crossings.

My friend is blind. He was using his audio recorder to record the train.

Thanks again, Mohamed.

Have a great day.

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I cannot see the video I get this message "The requested URL /video/x76...omment-1572845 was not found on this server.". Sounds good though. Happy Birthday Nick I hope you have a great one!
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:23 AM   #7
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Hi Warren,

Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.

Give this link a try: http://www.dailymotion.com/NicTrain35 The video is titled "My Most Popular Video."

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You mean that every train passing this area (frieght and passenger) blowing long horns?Maybe people there suffering from the long horns but im sure that if i lived there it would be agreat fun for me.
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My Goodness! Lay off the pedal! I love that horn but hearing the same sequence over and over was almost obnoxious! And close some of them crossings! Great Video!
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Thank you, Ken! I really appreciate it.

Happy Holidays!

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You mean that every train passing this area (frieght and passenger) blowing long horns?Maybe people there suffering from the long horns but im sure that if i lived there it would be agreat fun for me.
In some towns trains "tootle" or blow fairly short horn blasts as they inch through all the crossings. This used to happen in Lafayette, IN I've heard.
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