June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

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June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:43 am

Collected enough clips to put a video together. Mostly around MP 195. Nothing really notable except for the freshly painted first generation Dash 9's

AGS South Action
http://youtu.be/bL1VzRGS79k

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Got word that Train 19 had Heritage Unit 145 on the point. Went out to Coaling to catch 19 and 20 meeting. Found 19 tucked in behind a sotuh bound train at CP Coaling. Much to my suprise Big Mo was at at the helm of the Heritage Unit. We chatted as we waited for Train 20 to makes its appearance. Train 20 took its sweet time getting to us and let me tell you it is getting hot standing line side. As we were about to take cover in the shade his Conductor informed us that 20 was at AGS South MP 189. We stuck it out and 20 showed up shortly. Got the meet and some great photo's and video of what Big Mo does best. I then decided to race 19 to Tuscaloosa and got the last video of Train 19 with Heritage Unit 145 at CP Tuscaloosa. As an added extra bonus there is footage from the now patened and highly sought after "DueceCam". Enjoy and thanks for watching!

Trains 19 with Heritage Unit 145
http://youtu.be/LBHcGue_vSk

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:00 pm

Unfortunately I missed out on the nose to nose meeting of the Heritage Units yesterday. I did manage to catch The Crescents meeting today but once again misfortune struck and 184 was trailing on Train 20. I was rewarded with an epic horn battle as both trains struggled for supremacy as they crossed 10th Avenue. Nice work by both crews but I believe 20 won but you be the judge.

Crescent meet with 184
http://youtu.be/5vz3QzATQKM

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:13 pm

Was listening to the radio for Train 20 to depart Tuscaloosa when I heard what I thought was a freight blowing the crossing at 19th Avenue. Then Train 20 called the signal at MP 195. I suspected something unusual was happening because Train 20 was running late. I jumped on my chaser and went to see what was up. My suspicions were confirmed as I seen Train at MP 194 with an NS motor on the point. There was no way I was going to catch the train locally so I decided to give chase and catch him at Birmingham.

NS 8753 in Amtrak Employee
http://youtu.be/vIjt-7jGRfw

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:49 am

Got word that AMTK 184 went through Tuscaloosa on Train 19 yesterday and I missed it. Knowing how they turn the train and power
in MSY (Thanks Mo)I guessed right that 184 would be on the point of Train 20. Got it as it climbed the hill through the once storm raveged Alberta City and crossed 19th Avenue.
Next up would be Train 19 which at that time was running four hours late but would turn out to be more than five. Suspecting once again that Train 19 might have a NS unit on the point I waited for its arrival at MP 195. I forgot how fast the trains come down at of Birmingham on the AGS South and barely caught Train 19 with NS 8731 leading the way into Tuscaloosa as it crossed 26th Avenue.
This week has reminded me of the late 60's when it was common to see freight power bringing the passenger trains home!

Crazy Amtrak Power Day
http://youtu.be/SeJbuBdfSPk

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:19 pm

19 was in the hole and easing up to Grimes Crossing Road to wait on Train 20. Not a long wait as Train 20 rounded the curve and made for CP Fleming and disapered for points north. Train 19 wasted no time in getting out of the hole with some great horn work by the crew as they made tracks for Tuscaloosa

Crescent meet at MP 187
http://youtu.be/cIgQJTr866o

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:03 am

A gathering of Norfolk Southern trains headed north on the AGS South at MP 195, except for Amtrak 20 which was shot at Echo Lake crossing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 8o_XmpzN4k

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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:55 pm

Nothing but racks and stacks this morning. Seen at Norfolk Southern's AGS South MP 195 are a north bound auto rack train, NS 219, 225, I2Z and I26 all before 10 a.m.


http://youtu.be/6DWp9h0JAog


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Re: June on Norfolk Southern's AGS South

Postby HWB » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:59 am

Got my first Heritage Unit! heritage Unit 1066 leads NS 731, an empty coal train from Cottondale to Woodstock, Alabama

http://youtu.be/seqNjwZG4Ak

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