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Mid planning USA and Canada trips.
Looking forward to my next rail adventure!
A little more about Ottumwa and parking. The parking lot in Ottumwa is next to the station and there are signs inside the station directing people on where to park. I've parked their about 10 times over the past 4 years without any problems. Ottumwa is a crew change point for Amtrak and seems to have a relatively large group of passengers boarding.
Only 12,850 miles - Part of the California Zephyr - Capital Limited - Crescent - Lake Shore Limited
Why are there not more sales for the Sunset Limited?
California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, City of New Orleans, Lake Shore Limited, Crescent, Sunset Limited
Avatar My 9th and final landing at Williams Field aka Ice Runway, McMurdo Station, Antarctica
Trying to sell two charter trains.
Routes travelled: California Zepher, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Capitol Unlimited, Crescent, Carolinian
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Check your messages. I would really like this.
“Trains tap into some deep American collective memory.”---Dana Frank
The Buckeyes and the Longhorns both held on to Win ^_^ , and Urban can shuttle off to TV for EZ Bucks!!
"pescatarian" - you made me look it up :-) But may I ask why fish is okay but not poultry?
"Fish are friends, not food" - I used to love *[I]to*[/I] fish but I always released them cause I never found a fish that I liked to eat, much less kill and clean.
But them again, I don't mind chicken probably cause I don't have to kill and gut them. They're cuter than fish too.
PS - before I released the fishes I always gave them the worm. No, I don't have feelings for worms...
So, what about species that are total jackasses?
I am interested in knowing your method of digitalizing the films mentioned in the post.
I'm a semi-pro; I do this as a part time hobby business. For video tapes I use one of five high-end S-VHS and D-VHS VCRs; I feed that output to a time base corrector to clean up the signal and then digitize it using (normally) an ATI All-In-Wonder video card. The AIW cards are widely regarded to be the best hardware ever built for this purpose; unfortunately they were discontinued with the move to digital video and the drivers were never updated (they still require Windows XP). I also have machines which are capable of playing 8mm/Hi8 video tapes and Mini-DV tapes as well as an adapter which lets me play VHS-C tapes in the full-size S-VHS machines. I'm also in the process of acquiring a machine which should allow me to convert PAL format VHS and S-VHS tapes.
I also have a film scanner which allows me to digitize 8mm and Super 8 film movies (silent only, at present) to 720P HD digital video. Once digitized, I have the software to add (generic royalty-free...I don't want to tangle with the copyright ****s) music, titles and effects to the videos as well as perform some color correction and restoration. Then I can master and burn the videos to physical media (DVD or Blu-ray) as desired. Oh, I can also scan slides and negatives but I try to downplay that as it's a fairly slow and involved process with a lot of manual fiddle-work.
My friend just took a train trip from ATL to CHI.
Ready to be on the LSL next week!!
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason. - Jack Handey
Where do we need an additional LD train to run?
RIP, Alan. You are missed.
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