Lonely Train December 13, 2011 10:41 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a train video.

It was posted to the blue a year or three ago. It was a long (12-13 minute) video of a valley with train tracks starting roughly in the upper left of the screen which curved down to just below the camera and went off screen to the right. A couple very long trains chug throughout the video, going both directions. I want to say it was in China, but that hasn't helped my searching at all.

Anyone remember this, and/or am I crazy?
posted by Evilspork to MetaFilter-Related at 10:41 AM (20 comments total)

Your craziness is independent of everything else, but were you thinking about the Norwegian train video?
posted by Burhanistan at 10:50 AM on December 13, 2011


Evilspork's description is nothing like the norwegian train video . . .

Not the video you're looking for, but it reminded me of the fantastic Casey Junior sequence from Dumbo.
posted by Think_Long at 10:59 AM on December 13, 2011


I hadn't seen that one Burhanistan (which is great) but not the one I was looking for. Similar to the intro of the Casey Junior one, it was a fixed camera overlooking a wide area, not one attached to a train itself.
posted by Evilspork at 11:14 AM on December 13, 2011


Was the video shot at night? I think I might remember this.
posted by peep at 11:18 AM on December 13, 2011


I'm pretty sure I remember it, too. There are - surprisingly - loads of similar videos on Youtube. Here's the closest I can find, at least to the one I remember. The related videos there might help. (If only I had my old IM logs!)
posted by smcg at 11:26 AM on December 13, 2011


I love the Norwegian train video. Best 22 gigs I ever downloaded.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:48 PM on December 13, 2011


I think there was a post/comment at some point about there spiral train tunnels in Canada, but I can't find it. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEe9d69NpyM

I posted already today so can't see if this link was posted before.

/trainspottery
posted by carter at 1:34 PM on December 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


there/the
posted by carter at 1:35 PM on December 13, 2011


It's more similar to carter's post, except the trains were much smaller/further away and only appeared at the left and bottom sides of the video. The center and upper right area was some kind of huge valley. I'm 99% sure it was daytime.
posted by Evilspork at 3:03 PM on December 13, 2011


The trains were also VERY long, hundreds of cars and easily a mile or two long.
posted by Evilspork at 3:04 PM on December 13, 2011


Evilspork, I remember it too. Can't find it right now, but I do remember it. You're not going crazy.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:04 PM on December 13, 2011


the trains were much smaller/further away

This made me think of my favourite Father Ted moment.
posted by arcticseal at 7:34 PM on December 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Not likely, but this?

Not that, but, breathtaking.

For all you audiophiles.

Fits some description.
posted by infinite intimation at 9:15 PM on December 13, 2011


What a wonderful channel, awesome indeed.
Uploads playlist, Favorites playlist
posted by infinite intimation at 9:18 PM on December 13, 2011


Fits some description.

Yes, very similar setup.
posted by Evilspork at 9:36 PM on December 13, 2011


I feel like I've seen a video of the Horseshoe Curve that was like that, but I can't find it online.
posted by Kadin2048 at 9:59 PM on December 13, 2011


Gone, like a train...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:55 AM on December 14, 2011


Wish I was a headlight on a north bound train
posted by Sailormom at 6:10 AM on December 14, 2011


Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:08 PM on December 14, 2011




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