Sherrod Loop 2018 video

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Sherrod Loop 2018 video

Kurt Maechner
I put together a short video of some photos and video near and at Sherrod Curve from our trip this past July.  You can see it here.

The first stretch of the video was shot with a GoPro mounted on our ATV as we travel from the site of Woodstock to the start of Sherrod Loop.  I wish I could have gotten aerial shots of the location with the drone I brought, but time limitations with our rental made this unfeasible.  Instead I took screen videos of Google Earth traversing the loop's terrain.  At the end, I walk the relaid track.  Pardon the bounce as I was using a traditional camera.  Should've used the GoPro!  Hindsight :)

I was not aware that there was a water tank at Sherrod, but on the narrow gauge discussion forum it was pointed out that Colorado Rail Annual #31 says:
Sherrod MP 163.8
A wooden tank, 16' x 12', was constructed in 1898. Water was gravity-fed from a spring higher up the mountain.
One person posted this photo of what he surmised to be the base of this tank:

You can see the location of this on one of the Google Earth portions of the video.
Enjoy,
Kurt
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Re: Sherrod Loop 2018 video

Jeff Young
Nicely done, Kurt.  I enjoyed that.
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Charles McMillan
Kurt,

Nice video , thanks for sharing that.

Charles McMillan
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Keith Hayes
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Thank you for sharing,  Kurt.

Sherrod is a much broader (larger radius) than I anticipated. I venture to guess the radius is greater than Tanglefoot.

Also notable is the grade to the east (compass north). The roadbed really moves up the hillside: a challenge for crews running in both directions.
Keith Hayes
Leadville in Sn3
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Chris Walker


Keith, Sherrod is tighter than Tanglefoot which google maps at roughly 285ft R.
UpSideDownC
in New Zealand
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Re: Sherrod Loop 2018 video

Don Gustavson II
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That was fun.
Well done.
HOn3 is the path I have chosen.
The Nearly Historical Railroad.
http://www.nhrailroad.com/
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snapped_bolt
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  Wow.

    I am willing to bet that the crews were speechless as they rounded this curve-in either direction. There had to be
some outrageous flange squealing on this curve without a doubt!

    Where is the sound card with the effect for this?!? You would be hard pressed to sneak any train through this curve. Unless you had flange lubricators on the locomotives!

       Stan