Ripping Up the Rails

On my way back from a family reunion, I noticed they were ripping up the rails at Alpine Junction. I stopped to take a look around. It was a little sad to see. Those rails had been in place more than one hundred years. Time marches on.

Long lost Part IV Returns

When I first edited and posted my Hull-Oakes train operation videos, I assumed they were too boring and added some music as a sound track. I learned two things from that:
  • YouTube doesn't like you using other people's music.
  • Train fans would rather hear trains.
I tweaked a couple of the videos to get around the copy-right infringement stuff and removed a lot of the sound tracks, but for some reason, Part IV kept getting snagged. Every couple of months or so, someone would ask me to fix it. I would promptly make a mental note and then promptly forget it.

We had a crazy storm here in Oregon that dumped enough snow to shut the region down (it doesn't take much, but this was a lot). I dug out the computer holding the files and fired it up. It worked! The files were still there. And, believe it or not, there was actually a rat's nest inside of it!

At any rate, and after much procrastination, here is Part IV in all it's glory, padded with a little Creative Common's licensed music, because I can't help myself:

I can't believe it has been that long. The little girl waving from the truck at the end is almost a teenager!  Luckily, she still likes going to train shows and Maker fairs!