In the latest issue of Off of the Tracks TSG Multimedia's John & Dan talk in-depth about their YouTube channel, their videos and their passion for railroading - both prototypical and in model form. We also asked them some quick fire questions and here are their answers. Read the Summer issue to read more about the guys, see some great shots, and also watch them in action in one of their Chasing Trains productions
Off the Tracks: What are your favourite railroads?
John: Modern day: Union Pacific. Fallen flag: Southern Pacific.
Dan: Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and Western Pacific.
Off the Tracks:Any favourite locomotive or locomotive type?
John: I like EMD’s GP and SD models (all variants).
Dan: I like everything.
Off the Tracks:What’s your favourite era?
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite scheme or livery as we call it in the UK?
John: Santa Fe’s red and silver Warbonnet.
Dan: Southern Pacific grey and scarlet.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite location for railfanning?
Dan: Anywhere that is scenic, especially more remote places with fewer people around.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite camera for railfanning (video or stills)?
John: Canon XA series.
Dan: Canon XA35 for video and Nikon D7100 for stills.
Off the Tracks: Who would you like to take with you when chasing trains – famous person or otherwise?(!)
John: Billy Connolly.
Dan: I think it’s fun when we take anyone with us, as having another person makes the experience different than if it were just John and I.
Off the Tracks: What’s your favourite train journey?
John: Roaring Camp’s Bear Mountain.
Dan: I don’t think I’ve ever been on a train ride I didn’t like. It’s hard to pick just one.
Off the Tracks:What train journey would you like to take?
John: Amtrak’s Coast Starlight.
Dan: I’d like to get out to Colorado and ride the Durango & Silverton and Cumbres & Toltec. I haven’t done either of those yet.
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