Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Moving Trains on the Onondaga Cutoff

Here are a few videos for you all of the last operating session.  These are minimally processed, taken straight off the iPhone I had available, but I think they give a good sense of what we do each month, when we model the operations of a certain day and night in 1994 or 1995.  

First, we have Conrail TV-9, a westbound piggyback train from Boston, coming upgrade through the approach-lit 275 intermediate signals as he approaches CP 277:

And, here is TV-556 coming downgrade at CP 277 later that day, with an all-SP (and D&RGW) consist up front as was typical for that train in this era:

The operating sessions remain some of my favorite ways to enjoy this hobby, combining modeling with operation and personalities.  We are able to re-create the atmosphere of the railroad on a model of it, and the experience is quite reminiscent of Conrail.  That will only improve as scenery grows more complete and as the crews get more familiar with the operation.   As we say often on the OC, the best is yet to come!



  1. They seem to work on this end, Phil - what happens when you click on them?

  2. They actually don't even appear when I view on my desktop via Firefox. And on my iPhone, I get a blurry screen cap but that's it.

  3. I see them fine on desktop, don't work on iPhone.

  4. On desktop they require a first click for the screen capture, and a second click for the video itself. They work with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari on different machines, but not on iPhone from my tests.