Sunday, May 23, 2010

Video: D&SNG Between the Rails At Hermosa

The D&SNG is the only narrow gauge railroad that, like the UP 844, has never ceased operations. It's squat, black engines and strings of Grande Gold coaches have been delighting railfans for more than half a century.

The video below, set from a unique angle, is from Hermosa, Colorado. No analog quality here! A train running over you (or your camera) at a good 25 or 30 miles an hour is impressive, and with digital quality and a widescreen format, it's quite an amazing vantage point between the rails!

The originator of the video is the San Juan Car Company, a maker of ready-to-run model railroad cars for the On3 and On30 gauge modelers, built to order. If they keep this up, they're going to get more attention.

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