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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ohio Webcam

I just found a LIVE VIDEO WEBCAM WITH SOUND that I will try to embed in here. If it does not work, you will see a link below instead. WARNING: THERE ARE COMMERCIALS ON THIS CHANNEL EVERY 15-17 MINUTES!
Embedding did not work, click here for the link

Saturday, March 19, 2011

3,000th pageview!

Well, it is official! As of today, this blog has reached 3,000 pageviews!

Today's date: 3/19/11.

Crossbucks are Boring even in Trainz.

Boring Crossbucks:

Boring crossbucks with a train going through it:

See? No difference. If you are a crossingfan like me, then do not wait for a train at a crossing like that. The above pics. were taken in Trainz.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New signal for Trainz

I just got a new signal for Trainz. I wonder if the makers of this signal were eventually arrested. The route is not mine. Credit for it goes to Trainz user Dermmy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Up the Tehachapi Grade 2010 part NINE

North American Chemical Co. Private Crossing(aka: Some private crossing that landed in the middle of Boron with signals),Boron, CA

The relay case:

The signals:

Some private crossing that landed in the middle of Boron with signals with a train going through it.

I found a page on an external website that shows the private crossing that landed in the middle of Boron with signals with a train going through it! Look at pics. 10-11 to see the train in the distance, and/or look at the train activating the signals in 14-23.

Here is the link:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Which crossing in Boron should I stop at?

Yes, that is correct. I just added a poll that is lasting for 80 days(until June 4th). Here are pics. of the four crossings that are options. One of the crossings I am going to no matter if it wins or not. That crossing will be revealed on June 4th.

US 395: This crossing has a history of broken gates. I will not be surprised if BNSF ruins this crossing when I get there in June

CA 58: Not an option due to it being too busy

Boron Ave: This crossing is identical to Rocket Site Rd, except with gates and the memorial next to it:

Rocket Site Rd: A typical BNSF Gateless crossing:

Some private crossing that landed in the middle of Boron with signals: I don't know how these got here!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Stat Update

It is time for the spring stat update of the viewers on my blog:
Most active month: October 2010 with 621 pageviews
Least active month: December 2010 with 81 pageviews.
Most popular post viewed: 8 days to submit.(seriously?)
Most popular REAL post viewed: Metrolink on Orange County Line(Trainz)

Search terms for Google ONLY: crossingtalk, crossingtalk train, old raco crossing signals, crossing talk, trainz atls, trainz atls system, create multiple crossings on Trainz, crossing talk blogspot, crossing

Countries viewed in:
United States: 2,656 pageviews
Canada: 20 pageviews
South Africa: 19 pageviews
France: 11 Pageviews
India: 10 pageviews
Colombia: 9 pageviews
Germany: 4 pageviews
Australia: 3 pageviews
Russia: 3 pageviews
Ireland: 2 pageviews
Iran: 1 pageview

Internet Explorer: 1,676 (61%)
Safari: 830 (30%)
Chrome: 163 (5%)
Firefox: 59 (2%)
Mobile: 5 (<1%)
(Flipboard Proxy: 3 (<1%)
Jakarta Commons- Http client: 3 (<1%)
Java: 3 (<1%)
CometBird: 2 (<1%)
Opera: 2 (<1%)

Operating Systems:
Windows: 1,889 (68%)
Mac: 812 (29%)
iPhone: 17(<1%)
iPad: 14 ( <1%)
Other Unix: 5 (<1%)
iPod: 3 (<1%)


These are the real stats for my blog. I will post the next update on the day Daylight Savings Ends.

Poll almost over!

Come on, vote! Seven hours left! Last call for voting! Bold exclamation points look weird!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kingston Island start

I started my brand new Kingston Redo about a month ago. I quit it though, mainly because my dumbo computer shut down Trainz(which is sadly normal for me). It is not that part that made me temporarily quit it, it is the fact that my computer FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THAT I HAD SAVED IT. Anyhow, here are some pictures of the progress:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New blog!

I have a new blog called "Trainztalk". If you want a more detailed description of what it is, then check out the very first post on it: There is also a link on the sidebar.

My Tehachapi Grade series.

I will post parts of it less and less frequently now due to the fact that I did not take pics of every crossing on the way to Bakersfield. HOWEVER, I will likely be returning this summer, hopefully for no trackwork.