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Really awesome video by a friend of mine taken in Folkston, GA just a few days ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7o1DdjT68U

Note how the conductor calls the dispatcher right away, even before the train stops.  The radio chatter is interesting to listen to.  The train had every crossing in town blocked.

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 09:56:32 PM »
Neat. Something you rarely catch on camera.

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 10:04:53 PM »
Eric couldn't have planned it any better.... coming to rest right there in front of the platform.  When I first heard it I was assuming that it was an autorack that separated, as we have seen this a couple times coming off the Jessup side.  Maybe a low spot after the turnout perhaps, there is a dip there if you can see footage from up that way.

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 10:26:34 PM »
Eric couldn't have planned it any better.... coming to rest right there in front of the platform.  When I first heard it I was assuming that it was an autorack that separated, as we have seen this a couple times coming off the Jessup side.  Maybe a low spot after the turnout perhaps, there is a dip there if you can see footage from up that way.

Mike

Yeah he is VERY lucky.  And I know about the dip you're talking about.  If you use a super-zoom lens and look at the train as it enters the dip, they bounce around like crazy.  The crew sure has to hold on to their seats!

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 11:03:21 PM »
My father is a local Norfolk Southern track crew, and all he said was just wow!  :)

And that is a rare catch of a train splitting in two sections.   ;D

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 03:42:10 AM »
I'm glad that eric posted it. WOW!!!

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 06:31:00 AM »
Wow that is REALLY awesome, thanks for sharing, Evan! Yeah, I agree that Eric was REALLY lucky.  O0
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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 07:45:00 AM »
-nice!!!! it is so nice there! green and everything!
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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2010, 01:41:03 PM »
-nice!!!! it is so nice there! green and everything!
-Joe

you should come out east sometime.


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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 01:47:43 PM »
Joe-

Folkston really is a beautiful place.  Very railfan friendly, too.  If you like that, then maybe some of my vids will wet your appetite for some eastern action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71UUBRId8N0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkhYk-cX5Bg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkrEC8IPKAE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv5xWDqV-wg

;D

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010, 03:51:26 PM »
you should come out east sometime.
-I would definitely like too! I've always wanted to see horse shoe curve in person! last time i was out east i was doing my basic training at fort benning GA back in 1999! you already got me hooked on NS power, i just dont take no sceens of them cause i know i'll get, "hey that don't belong out there!"
-Great vids csx_fan! I'm goin to have to get me some CSX power now  ;D
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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2010, 04:11:44 PM »
Thanks, man.  Glad you liked them.  You can use NS power all you want!  After all, BNSF does stand for Buy Norfolk Southern Fast!   :P

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2010, 04:20:01 PM »
 :imwithstupid: LMAO!!!! that was goood!  :D

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Re: Really Neat Video: Q603 Separates on Camera in Folkston, GA
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 12:28:47 PM »
Eric was in the right place at the right time, I didn't even know this happened right in front of the Virtualrailfan.com Cam until he gave me the link :D

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