January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

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January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:24 am

Some nice afternoon weather and good action down here on the AGS South. still getting use to my new camera and editing software. Overall I think the quality is much better.

NS A38 makes up its train
http://youtu.be/tovbEGNW_Yw

NS 319 passing Tuscaloosa Station
http://youtu.be/_JTvlsAu_BU

NS 345 and NS 314 passing Tuscaloosa Station
http://youtu.be/y-I7oAQSlfs

NS A37 and NS 225 using the capture cam at East Tuscaloosa
http://youtu.be/K1D74Hmp31Y

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Amtrak Cresent with Train 20 pulling a reverse consist

ahttp://youtu.be/_mJ9yOff8PY

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Amtrak Cresent with Train 20 pulling a reverse consist

ahttp://youtu.be/_mJ9yOff8PY

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:48 pm

Using the capture cam in East Tuscaloosa

http://youtu.be/K1D74Hmp31Y

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:50 pm

Norfolk Southern Train 192

http://youtu.be/_hulDhT9ky0

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:46 pm

A video from the CaptureCam and then NS 345 and A38 putting together a train at the Tuscaloosa station with great EMD power. Be sure to watch the guy take his bike and climb over A38 as it had both crossings blocked for a few minutes.

CaptureCam video
http://youtu.be/7TPjkNq4sY8

NS 345 at the 26th Street grade crossing
http://youtu.be/97xgZ0Gwbh4

NS A38
http://youtu.be/wrOs_skrayY

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:47 pm

Slim pickens on the AGS South with the track work going on. Most trains are running early morning and late afternoon. Not favorable condtions for shooting video. I did catch NS 225 Friday afternoon but managed to delete the file from my camera. Then there was NS 345 I got right after before the light left.
I set up the Capture Cam Saturday morning a caught two trains running south before the action stopped.

NS 345
http://youtu.be/GMlUQxq6t34

Capture Cam video
http://youtu.be/hnaJyV8tu6g

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:36 pm

Went train hunting early this morning with my train pointing dog Frisco. He
managed to flush me out NS 219 first then a rare bird indeed. A very short (10
cars) auto rack-intermodal train headed north towards Birmingham. We had to see
more of this oddity and chased it to Coaling just in time to get caught in a
thunderstorm. But we persavered and got the shot! As a side note a wet dog in
the cab of the truck SUCKS!
Later that day just before the sun went down we caught a Mexican headed for the
border. All in all not a bad day considering all the track work going on in the
area.

Frisco says "thanks for looking!"

NS 219
http://youtu.be/YIJXTEQeZUA

Shorty Autorack
http://youtu.be/oaRA2EXVyoo

The Mexican
http://youtu.be/TlRO6z8hla4

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:02 pm

Went out to Coaling today in hopes of catching a meet between Amtrak Train 19 and 20. NS 22Q was in the hole so I figured 19 would pull in behind then back out after Train 20 passed. I figured right but wasn't going to drive back there and get my truck muddy. Instead I took advantage of the slow orders and shot both trains in various locations. Exceptional horn work by both crews but Train 19's crew just showed out as they came up to MP 195. Great work by all!

be sure to watch the last video...it's funny if I do say so myself

Train 20
http://youtu.be/nGVrsZ-Stzg

Train 19
http://youtu.be/MOt_qSSifSM

New Horn on TFM 1622
http://youtu.be/T0fWpypKg3k

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 pm

Today was what train chasing is all about. Went out to Coaling to catch Trains 19 and 20 meeting. Norfolk Southern A55 was in the hole at Coaling. Had lunch with the crew. Great bunch of guys! Then Train 20 came along with Big Mo at the helm. They backed in at CP Coaling to not only wait on Train 19 but NS 225 which was runing ahead of Train 19. So you get to see a Cresent in the hole as an intermodal train runs by and then Train 19 comes by. NS 225 would get in the hole at Crabtree so Train 19 could pass.
NS A55 headed out of Coaling after Train 19 passed. I got them leaving and then again crossing 26th Street in East Tuscaloosa. Be sure to check out that road slug set on the point. First time I've seen that

Trains 19 and 20 meeting
http://youtu.be/JyzMEeeAoxw

NS 225
http://youtu.be/6g7olV7cPm8

NS A55 leaves Coaling with their bellies full!
http://youtu.be/zViD-T3XnUo

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Re: January on Norfolk Southern AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:17 am

A set up the Capture Cam before going to church last Sunday and was I ever
blessed. It caught a a real Mexican, some Southern Belles, a rent-a-wreck and
even some Norfolk Southern motors. All this action in an hour! Who says you have
to be lucky. All you need is long battery life.
After lunch I set up shop in what was someones back yard before April 27th and
got the Cresents arriving and departing Tuscaloosa through the Elberta City
area.

Capture Cam video
http://youtu.be/phGcJi9PaV4

The Cresents
http://youtu.be/sT7crrSnIkc

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