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How many of you have seen this TED talk? 

www.ted.com/talks/thomas_hellu…

If Norwegian public television can arrange to broadcast a week-long live broadcast of a ship sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes (a trip I've taken in the opposite direction), why couldn't a team of American railfans pool resources and a kickstarter campaign to broadcast a live documentary from aboard the Empire Builder?  Every Amtrak long distance train, and every short one too, has the potential to make great "Slow TV" content, and the act would help to bring positive attention to Amtrak, the host railroads, and property owners along the right of way.  I think it would be of the utmost importance that any commentary not be politically charged.  The goal would be to show Americans the beautiful scenery on view through the windows of the trains that we the people own.  When the trains are in tunnels or running at night through un-lighted areas, there would be plenty of opportunity to broadcast vintage footage about the trains that used to run those routes and other clips about the towns through which the train is passing at the time.  This would also lend itself very well to a boat trip the whole length of the Mississippi, Missouri, Columbia, and the St. Lawrence Seaway to name just a few.  Sadly, I doubt the Lake Michigan carferry would be a good match since it's just 4 hours of continuous Lake water...unless the event were well publicized ahead of time and the ship were accompanied by lots of other vessels.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Jazz 88, KBEM
  • Reading: The Complete "Peanuts" 1992-1992
  • Watching: The Wind Rises
  • Playing: Harpsichord
  • Eating: Eggs and toast
  • Drinking: OJ
Steamer by HerrDrayer
Steamer
Huff a chuff a huff a chuff.  Two Stanley Steamers joined the Antique Car run, and every check point had a garden hose out for the boilers to be refilled.  Seeing antique cars, beautifully restored and sitting in a museum just isn't the same as seeing them putter by or hopping aboard for a ride. 

No, this Stanley is not useful for cleaning carpets.
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Before Differentials by HerrDrayer
Before Differentials
Although Diffs might have existed by 1910, Buick hadn't picked up the memo yet.  Or at least, they weren't turning a differential with a drive shaft yet.  :P  Perhaps this would be more appropriately titled, "Before Shaft Drive"
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Ancient Auto by HerrDrayer
Ancient Auto
This 1898 Jeanperrin was the oldest car in the 2014 Antique Car Run from New London, MN to New Brighton, MN.  The event draws antique cars from all over the country.  Some of the drivers and passengers even dress up in period outfits to complete the effect.  According to the owner/driver, he is only the second owner of the car, as the vehicle was the personal property of Jeanperrin himself who stored it in a barn through two world wars to protect this most special of vehicles.  The Jeanperrin family sold the car to him, and he remains friends with them.  Jeanperrin was originally a clockmaker, and the transmission is made of clockwork...literally.  According to the owner, said gears have only about 1% wear on them after 116 years, so the car shouldn't need a new tranny for another millenium.  :P
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Century Old Drivable by HerrDrayer
Century Old Drivable
I'm not familiar at all with the Brush automotive company, but this oldie still gets the job done. 

Taken at the 2014 Antique Car Run from New London, MN to New Brighton, MN.

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How many of you have seen this TED talk? 

www.ted.com/talks/thomas_hellu…

If Norwegian public television can arrange to broadcast a week-long live broadcast of a ship sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes (a trip I've taken in the opposite direction), why couldn't a team of American railfans pool resources and a kickstarter campaign to broadcast a live documentary from aboard the Empire Builder?  Every Amtrak long distance train, and every short one too, has the potential to make great "Slow TV" content, and the act would help to bring positive attention to Amtrak, the host railroads, and property owners along the right of way.  I think it would be of the utmost importance that any commentary not be politically charged.  The goal would be to show Americans the beautiful scenery on view through the windows of the trains that we the people own.  When the trains are in tunnels or running at night through un-lighted areas, there would be plenty of opportunity to broadcast vintage footage about the trains that used to run those routes and other clips about the towns through which the train is passing at the time.  This would also lend itself very well to a boat trip the whole length of the Mississippi, Missouri, Columbia, and the St. Lawrence Seaway to name just a few.  Sadly, I doubt the Lake Michigan carferry would be a good match since it's just 4 hours of continuous Lake water...unless the event were well publicized ahead of time and the ship were accompanied by lots of other vessels.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Jazz 88, KBEM
  • Reading: The Complete "Peanuts" 1992-1992
  • Watching: The Wind Rises
  • Playing: Harpsichord
  • Eating: Eggs and toast
  • Drinking: OJ

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Hoyt Drayer
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: ...the land of many passenger trains! (Germany to be exact)
Favourite genre of music: Jazz, Classical, and classic rock
Favourite photographer: Anybody who can make art out of railroad pictures
Favourite style of art: railroad art
Operating System: Mac OSX Snow Leopard & Fedora 14
Shell of choice: K Desktop Environment
Wallpaper of choice: One of my best photographs
Skin of choice: Human epidermis, with my own DNA in every cell.
Favourite cartoon character: Goofy, Calvin, and Charlie Brown. Don't make me choose!
Personal Quote: "Make no small plans; they lack the power to stir mens' blood" -Daniel Burnham-
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babynuke Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav:! :)
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Silver11k Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav: Hoyt
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You bet.  :)
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Furuhashi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thank you for the favourite!
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.  :)
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babynuke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: :)
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing.  :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Thank for adding another :+fav: Hoyt
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You bet!
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