Video editor Denis Shiryaev has remastered the iconic 1895 Lumière Brothers film “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat” into a 4K high definition version at 60 frames per second. Shiryaev achieved this through neural network learning, which smoothed out the rough edges of the original. Truly remarkable for a film taken over 125 years ago.
I am working on a presentation to be made to BAGRS (Bay Area Garden Railroad Society). I want to show off our nearly complete 65 foot by 23 foot layout in my presentation. Club Member Basil Casabona owns the largest consist in the club – it’s 37 foot long. So, I prevailed upon Basil to … Continue reading
‘cos this is what you’ll get: Thanks to club member Ben Sochacki for the photo.
Club Member Dan Fessler visited this museum on a vacation “back east.” The famous “General” is not the only locomotive you’ll see in th museum. After the Civil War, the Glover Machine Works of Marietta, GA played a large role in the revitalization of the south. As the only southern builder of steam locomotives, the … Continue reading
This is a Triples Locomotive: Why am I writing about Triplex Mocomotives when they had nothing to do with Mendocino Railroad History. Well, President Chuck Whitlock was at home cruising the Web watching vids of Train Mountain. Train Mountain is in Chiliquin north of Klamath Falls. Life Member Bill Shepherd owns a piece of land … Continue reading
This e-mail came out of the blue from Will Hackett: ” ……. I’m a Fort Bragg native son,whose teenage chores included hauling trash to “the dump,” plus area exploration, rock fishing and abalone harvesting. So I’m familiar with coves ’twixt Noyo and Pudding Creek. Within text of your following linked page, you questioned, “…I wondered … Continue reading
Last Saturday was the worst day I have “worked” the layout. Worked means answered visitor questions and talked to them about our layout (the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Navigation Co.) here in Fort Bragg. The wind was howling. The sheeting rain was horizontal and it was COLD. The layout was packed because it was … Continue reading
Everyday I learn something new about the Mendocino Coast. This blog started out with a pic I found on Lynn Catlett’s “You know you’re from Mendocino if …..” Facebook page: if you click on the pic you’ll see the handwriting clearly. Where were or where are the Hot Springs and if they were on the … Continue reading