History Channel- Tonight

BoxcabE50 Sep 21, 2006

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    On tv tonight, 8pm MDT- "History Of Freight Trains." Supposedly includes a tour of UP's Bailey Yard. Check your tv guides.

    :D

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  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
    Bailey Yard, Cajon cabrides, BNSF FT Worth dispatching ctr, GE Erie assembly plant, Marias Pass, Byer's Canyon, Sherman Hill, Moffat route, and other footage as well. I recorded it on my DVR... :)
     
  3. BrianS

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    Just finished watching it. Mostly fluff dumbed down for the masses. We'll probably never see a decent show geared for the railfan community on a major cable channel.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I did enjoy some of the scenery type shots. But otherwise, I will agree that it was geared toward the unknowing masses. At least they didn't have the all too common Promontory Point error!

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  5. HemiAdda2d

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    It was indeed a shock and awe type program, but I didn't think it was too bad. The fact that Byer's Canyon made the cut was surprising to say the least!:teeth:
     
  6. watash

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    Well I enjoyed it even if it was the UP mostly.

    Tonight on PBS starting at 7:00 PM Central time is Rails to Alaska and at 8:00 PM is another rail show.
     
  7. Southern_steam_nut

    Southern_steam_nut TrainBoard Member

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    Whats the Promontory Point error??
     
  8. DiezMon

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    Can someone tape this for me?? :) Our cable selection is crap!

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    When speaking of the CP/UP Golden Spike ceremony, you'd be surprised how many sources still make the error of naming that site as Promontory Point. It was known as Promontory Summit. Or shortened to Promontory.

    Promontory Point didn't exist until the SP built their Lucin Cutoff, about 35 miles or so further south. This happened circa 30 years after the Golden Spike.

    :D

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  10. BoxcabE50

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    Wayne-

    What is the focus of these shows? Any hints?

    :D

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  11. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    The one at 7:00 is from Anchorage to Seward Alaska by rail.

    8:00 is The Sierra Maudre Express and the Copper Canyon in Mexico. (Known as the crookedest track in the world).

    Both excellent for scenic beauty, then exciting cliff-hanging lip-biting white-knuckle railroading at its best! :D
     
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  12. C40-9W

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    I thought it was a pretty good show.
     

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