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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.
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  • Reading: The Complete "Peanuts" 1992-1992
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HerrDrayer
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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uglygosling Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Thank you for the fave, as always!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav: Hoyt, Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Thank for very much for the :+fav:
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.  :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav: Hoyt
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You bet.
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decophoto32 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite. 
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.  :)
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Eisenmann1987 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the faves.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Gerne.
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