December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

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December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:24 am

I heard NS 345 (with two 8-40C's) call clear at 195 on its way in to Tuscaloosa.
I tried to catch it crossing McFarland on the bridge but missed. As I turned to
walk away I heard the distinct sound of brakes being applied. NS 345 was in
emergency as it neared CP Bryant. The train came to a a stop and I took off for
10th Avenue to catch it get underway. It turned out the EOT malfunctioned coming
over the hill into Tuscaloosa and sent the train into emergency, The conductor
had to walk the entire train all the way back the end.(the end being up around
Kicker Road)
To make a long story short check out this video with the conductor riding the
last car at speed through Tuscloosa. They would meet 172 at Crabtree on the main
and then do a reverse move to pick up the conductor.. This is why a caboose is
needed!

http://youtu.be/tnwn57ezHQs

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:50 am

Norfolk Southern Train 340 on November 29 with a Soo Line SD60 and Amtrak Train 20 leaving Tuscaloosa on December 4th with great horn work from a great crew

NS 340
http://youtu.be/q8BA3QEfOLs

Amtrak Train 20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLjwdjn5hUI

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:51 pm

Amtrak Trains 19 and 20 meet at Coaling, AL with 19 holding the main and Train 20 taking the siding. Train 19 immediatley takes off after Train 20 is in the clear and once the dispatcher lines the switch Train 20 backs out and takes off. From the time Train 20 appeared and dissapeared took less than 10 minutes!

Outstanding work by both crews!

http://youtu.be/mNXYlMeZSLE

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm

Track gangs are laying down tie plates from north to south so the action around Tuscaloosa is sparse to say the least. I did manage to get NS 225 before they got started and then of course the Amtrak runs which were running under track warrants between Crabtree amd Tuscaloosa. This of course caused a delay for both trains but provided great audio for my video's as I had just charged up the batteries in my hand held. Be sure to check out 19's reverse move with great radio.

NS 225 with Three UP's and hard braking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjpdtQ8yR68

Train 20 and 19 meeting with great horn work by Train 19..thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWj2cFJHKAA

Train 19 backing out of Bryant then proceeding South
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1y62XLhiE4

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:36 pm

AGS South action at Tuscaloosa using my new JVC Everio camera. The editing sucks but I'm sure I will get better as I get use to the software. The camrea is great and I really like it.

First up is NS 225
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH7RlqQ_AgI

then Train 19 running on time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRebWHkzIDo

now Train 20 at MP 195
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgy7aogAytE

NS A37 or A97 headed to Mercedes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZVeVj8xSTs

NS 345 with Union Pacific Dash 8 old cab trailing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZVeVj8xSTs

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:18 pm

Unknown NS train I captured using the auto shoot feature of my new Everio camera while I was at the gym and Amtrak Train 19 and 20 at Grimmes Crossing road in Coaling, Alabama. Train 20 has a sleeper on the rear!

NS manifest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bANVuyPCk3c

Amtrak 19 and then 20
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RDdOApoDxA

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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:06 pm

Not really on the AGS South but Norfolk Southern

A Merry Christmas to all!

Alabama Gulf Coast on the Norfolk Southern during a quick over night trip to Mobile.
I also captured a CN train arriving in Mobile but in the process of trying to save the video I deleted it. when you delet something from a memory card it's gone for good. No restoring it from the recycle bin

http://youtu.be/nJNX0Q-rwUU
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Re: December on Norfolk Southerns AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:37 am

Not a good day for chasing. Started raining heavy around noon. Did manage to get Both Cresents and NS 198 before calling it quits


http://youtu.be/nMvrerhDmqI

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