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Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm
by ~Z~
Want to watch a guy that has done a little bit of research try to talk about Michigan railroad history? I watched his take on a Muskegon map one day and looks like he's trying to review a lot of maps from various states: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ai1eSObCI

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:08 pm
by SousaKerry
Wow, dude needs to do more then read a couple of Wikipedia articles before trying to sound like he knows something. Maybe write a script first..

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:55 pm
by Schteinkuh
I couldn't watch more than 5 minutes without going past maximum cringe levels.

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:08 pm
by PatAzo

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:44 am
by Ben Higdon
Hilarious! A few wikipedia article stats and the rest is just winging it.

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:24 am
by J T
Why do we need to see his ugly face talking in the corner of the video?

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:55 am
by Ben Higdon
J T wrote:Why do we need to see his ugly face talking in the corner of the video?


Emphasizes his depth of knowledge seeing him neurotically scan his wikipedia notes for something to say besides just reading off the map.

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:14 am
by GP30M4216
I have a copy of the 1876 Railroad Map that he shows and references. It's totally fascinating and extensively detailed. Framed and hanging up in our dining room actually!

The best part is around 11:30 where he explains how southern Michigan horizontally is closer to Chicago. Scratch that. Start at 14:30 when he tries to figure out St. Joseph being on (or not) the MCRR.

But hey, he sounds interested in the map and its stories. If he helps one other person get interested (maybe to do a bit more fact finding on their own), then I guess it's a win. But seriously, if the Northern line connected St. Clair to Grand Haven, then maybe it's not the line that goes from Saginaw to Ludington, yeah?

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:19 pm
by Doktor No
OMFG! Someone find him and put him to sleep! the man has NO CLUE....except how to babble on and on and on and it only makes him look more STUPID! Me thinks he has had friends post accolades that are as clueless as he is....no research, no ability to put together a presentation and no speaking ability what so ever...JUST STOP!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:19 pm
by J T
Ben Higdon wrote:
J T wrote:Why do we need to see his ugly face talking in the corner of the video?


Emphasizes his depth of knowledge seeing him neurotically scan his wikipedia notes for something to say besides just reading off the map.

:lol:

Re: Michigan Railroad Map - Explained

Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:18 am
by kd_1014
I love how he thinks he won't have any backlash on this but doesn't know railfans exist...lol