Trains on T.V. tonight

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Trains on T.V. tonight

Post by myfavscr »

Tonight at 9:00 pm on the National Geographic Channel there is a new
show on called "Impact on the Rails" in which they reconstruct a deadly
train wreck(doesn't say which one).

At 10:00 pm the History Channel repeats an episode of "Mega Movers"
called Locomotives. Something to check out if you have these stations.

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Post by myfavscr »

"Impact on the rails" was not on tonight. NGC must have changed their
schedule from what the star ledger tv listing printed. Sorry for the
misinformation.

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Post by amoreho1 »

its on at 12am est

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Post by FireChaserE3 »

So far, the show on the History Channel is about moving a house....not locomotives.

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Post by amoreho1 »

at least not yet there still another 1/2 hour

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Post by Sir Ray »

FireChaserE3 wrote:So far, the show on the History Channel is about moving a house....not locomotives.

Jim F.
Well, the 'house' being moved is actually the Morton train depot, so I guess it's railroad related...

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Post by Sir Ray »

OK, now they're up to moving Santa Fe 5000 ('Madame Queen')
Not exactly that 'edge of seat' shocking, regardless of what fast editing, cutting, and dramatic music the show's producers use... :P

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Post by amoreho1 »

then they moved an sp steam loco in texas

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Post by myfavscr »

The show was a bit disappointing.kind of sorry i mentioned it. :wink:

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Post by Tom_E_Reynolds »

I liked it, but would agree that it could have been better.

I felt like it wasn't done by a "railfan", and therefore they didn't really know what was important and interesting to us.
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Post by Sir Ray »

Tom_E_Reynolds wrote:I liked it, but would agree that it could have been better.
I felt like it wasn't done by a "railfan", and therefore they didn't really know what was important and interesting to us.
Well, it was pretty much geared for an audience who want to see big, cumbersome things move - the Morton Depot move could have been any large frame building from the turn of the previous century, and the SP loco could have been really any sort of large vehicle (say, a 19th century canal barge) that could be picked up with a gantry crane and moved by trailer.
Only the Santa Fe 5000 Madam Queen was truly rail oriented, with the repeated reuse of sectional track as the loco was dragged along it by bulldozer (and even the 90degree turning of the track to make a corner).
Yes, the show wasn't geared to railfans, but it was still pretty interesting in an industrial operation way...

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RE: Trains on TV

Post by Railjourner »

You may want to consider Direct TV. The RFD network airs the 1hr long show "Trains and Locos" four times each week (new episode each week). I usually record each new show. Good stuff.
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Post by Jtgshu »

What is the RFD network? I have DirecTV and never noticed that one - i have the "middle" package hahahah - Total Choice Plus is it?
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Post by amoreho1 »

i had direct if i remember right its in the upper channels i don't remember the number

i'd check the direct tv web site maybe theyll have the channel numbers there

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