Letchworth State Park, NY, USA in HD
The Letchworth SP is advertised as The Grand Canyon of the East, and it certainly is quite impressive and beautiful, even though it cannot stand comparison with the Grand Canyon. This video shows views from the Gorge Trail and from West and East rims, with the Lower, Middle and Upper falls. Recorded September 2012 in HD with Panasonic TM900.
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Copper Creek Trestles Trains and Surroundings Speers Ferry VA between Gate City and Duffield
Opening shots of the video show the setting, then there is a sharp angle view of a train on the high trestle high above, after that we cut to a siding a few miles away where an coal train of empties (not shown at that point ) waits for a full train which we see has been aided by helper locomotives, a short clip of the helper engines returning, then back to the trestle, for the final clips of that coal train of empties that had been waiting goes over the lower trestle, and a different train passes over the high trestle.
In Virginia along US highway 23 there is between Gate City, VA and Duffield, VA there is a scenic overlook that overlooks a pair of trestles, actually for much of the year only one high trestle that can be seen, as the lower trestle is blocked by trees that grow alongside the Clinch river. The trestles don’t span the Clinch river, they span the mouth of a valley through which Copper Creek runs (and therefore Copper Creek is spanned too). If the Clinch River sounds like a familiar name, perhaps it is because many folks have heard of the Clinchfield Railroad The following details are given on a “place of interest type of marker” at the overlook, which reads
The Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railway built the taller of the two structures which stand before you in 1908. At 167 feet over the Copper Creek-Clinch River junction, the Copper Creek Viaduct was then one of the tallest railroad bridges in the eastern United States. Construction of this trestle - and many other bridges and fifty-five tunnels - by the CC&O opened up coal deposits in Virginia and Kentucky via a superbly engineered direct rail route to numerous cities in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Prior to its completion, alternate rail routes to these markets were over one hundred miles longer and featured some of the steepest grades in the United States.
More than a century later this viaduct is still a vital link in the rail network of Clinchfield's successor company, CSX Transportation. An average of 18 to 24 coal trains currently pass daily over this bridge, keeping the lights on in such major cities as Charlotte, Columbia, Jacksonville, Orlando, and Charleston. Northbound coal empties are returning to the rich coal seams of Eastern Kentucky, Virginia, and Southern West Virginia. Additional trains carrying general merchandise, grain, plastics, lumber, chemicals, and aggregates also pass over this trestle.
The lower bridge was constructed by the South Atlantic & Ohio Railroad around 1890 and is currently owned by Norfolk Southern Corporation. Close to one hundred per cent of the business handled by Norfolk Southern consists of both empty and loaded coal cars to and from Virginia coal mines. Contractual agreements between CSX and Norfolk Southern, though they are competitors, allow each to use the other's tracks, so trains of both railroads can often be seen on either of the Copper Creek trestles.
I-55 north in Missouri from I-155 junction near Hayti to I-57 junction in Sikeston in June 2013
This shows the road, traffic and scenery along I-55 northbound in southern Missouri between I-155 in Hayti to the I-57 junction in Sikeston on June 3, 2013.