PRR Wreck of the Broker

mmi16 Feb 6, 2024

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  2. Hytec

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    Thank you very much for a fascinating, yet chilling production.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Very well done. The re-creation scenes are such that it leaves me with an eerie sensation.
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    I read about that crash some years ago in Wesley Griswold's Train Wreck! book. I'll have to watch the vid. I recall bad weather, a temporary trestle or shoo fly with sharp curve approaches, PRR practice of general orders superseding signal indications (?) and maybe other contributors.
     
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  5. acptulsa

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    They demystify that. Not superceding so much as rendering them unnecessary (or not).
     
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    Competing Rule Books on the same jointly operated territory. One book required signs/signals and the other did not.

    When I was still working for CSX, when Dispatchers put out Slow Orders, part of the order indicated if 'Signs' were displayed. MofW individual issuing the slow order was responsible for the display or not of the signs. If the order was issued in response to some happening in the middle of the night - signs were rarely displayed. If the slow order was in response to scheduled track work, signs would always be displayed.
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

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    Thanks for posting that excellent production of such an awful event.

    Doug
     
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  8. Point353

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    When you watch the video, note the comments (1) about the construction of the tender and how it might have deteriorated with time, which was observed at a shop but apparently ignored; (2) about the time it took for the air brakes to apply down the length of the train, which was longer than typical due to a CNJ strike.
     
  9. MichaelClyde

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    I watched this just last night. One conductor said, upon flying past the station, that he tried to go for the emergency brake but because the standing-room-only pax car was so crowded he couldn't reach it in time.

    Yet another good argument for riding in the LAST CAR possible!
     
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  10. Hardcoaler

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    Well, I just watched the show and it was very well done. The computer-generated graphics were amazing.
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    I should add that I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment upon figuring out how to watch a YouTube video on our TV. ;)
     
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  12. Point353

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    Attaboy. Here's your prize:

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  13. Hardcoaler

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    If someone at YouTube had a sense of humor, they'd have placed an RG6 cable connector on top of the cap instead of that little button. :)

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  14. mmi16

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    Connector isn't needed to Cast a YouTube video to your TV.
     
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  15. Point353

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    Your TV must be smart-er than my TV.
     
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  16. mmi16

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    I have a couple of VISIO's and a TCL-ROKU TV's

    At the bottom of the screen where the Pause/Play button resides - on the right hand side where you can select Full Screen and other display options - there is a Icon that will let you Cast the image to the Smart TV of your choice.
     
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  17. Point353

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    I haven't chosen a smart tv - still using an 11-year-old dumb tv. Same as with my model railroad locos - all DC, no DCC.
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Is there any subscription required to make this type of connection? My modem is just a couple of feet from my seven year old flat screen.
     
  19. Hytec

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    I have a 25' HDMI cable between a laptop and TV. The image replicates the laptop display and audio.
     
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    No subscription required. The TV's I am able to cast to were purchased in 2020 and 2023. In Jacksonville I have a VISIO in my upstairs bedroom and the TCL-ROKU in the living room Both are connected to cable via HDMI cables and display in 1080p. Casting is done via some form of local radiowaves - I suspect Bluetooth, but I could be mistaken. You may be able to see your TV when you look up your Bluetooth connections via the 'Settings' of your computer.
     
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