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I didn't recognise anywhere
, but then I'm not that familiar with the route.

Can anyone identify any of the stations where it stopped?

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Enjoyed that, felt like one of those amusement rides only without the tilting sets!

QUOTE (dwb @ 15 Dec 2008, 21:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Can anyone identify any of the stations where it stopped?

Glasgow Central


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Oh and I assume Euston as the starting point too...

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QUOTE felt like one of those amusement rides only
Did you get an impression of going backwards in some of the foggy bits?

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Yes I did actually, was quite eery. Although the shots of the point work soon got my mind racing forwards again!

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This was great! Noticed the Oxenholme stop just before the Lune Gorge & Shap, then stopped at Carlisle. Slowed for Carstairs, then Glasgow Central. Looking too closely made it feel as though I was travelling backwards for a moment or two. Anyone else get this weird motion feeling?
 

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Rugby and Crewe stops I think in addition to those mentioned above.
QUOTE (dwb @ 15 Dec 2008, 23:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did you get an impression of going backwards in some of the foggy bits?
Your visual system gets conflicting evidence due to the fixed timebase video sampling of the image and the varying speed of the train. The most regular part of the view is the OHL posts, and the sampling rate / train speed combination determines whether these are perceived as advancing or retreating. (Same effect as spoked wheels 'coming to rest' then changing direction on film as their velocity increases.) When most of the other visual cues are lost due to fog your brain is pretty much wholy dependent on the OHL posts, and bases its' motion estimate on the artefact of the sampling timebase and velocity product.
 

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***What struck me more than anything is the visual intrusiveness of the Overhead masts and catenary in the film.... and the lack of straight track. It stands out when you compare mainline railways here in AU, as there are incredibly long sections of tediously straight alignment in places. Oh for the same video in steam days.

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The 'wandering all around the houses route' is interesting as a permanent reminder of the original concept, of picking up traffic from every place feasible en-route between the end destinations. The advance in speed in 1830 from horse and carriage or canal boat, to the truly startling 30 to 40mph of even the relatively early railway, must have made the relatively small deviations from the most direct route permitted by the geography seemingly inconsequential. A steam version of the trip would be a wonder, but we have to make do with the little we have. Recent BBC programming has shown a delightful clip of a Claughton overfilling the tender tank and giving the leading coach an impromptu wash, quite early in the LMS regime.
 

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I live next to Rugby Station,
there seems to be a strange swish sound eminating from the railway,
which only lasts for 30 seconds at a time


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QUOTE (Same effect as spoked wheels 'coming to rest' then changing direction on film as their velocity increases.)

I saw a rather bizarre version of this on Sunday at Wembley. There was an action replay on the big screen in which the white tyre maker's name went round in one direction and the spokes of the wheel went the other.... ?

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Great illusion isn't it? There's probably only one name on the tyre, but four, five, or more apparently identical spokes so they are effectively running at different frequencies. If each spoke was a different colour, then you would perceive them staying in phase with the the tyre makers name.
 

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QUOTE (Trog @ 16 Dec 2008, 23:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder what they have got against Hemel Hempstead to Lichfield?

Rugby has lost its direct North bound express services,
if you need points, Crewe northward, its via Birmingham New St now!


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QUOTE (dwb @ 15 Dec 2008, 23:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did you get an impression of going backwards in some of the foggy bits?

Yes very much so, at times I had to really think about the direction of travel. Excellent piece of PR work as well.

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