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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by 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

Howard at AGS South MP 195

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by 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

Howard at MP195

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Amtrak operations in and out of ABQ, NM

Post by NicoBritton » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:57 pm

Amtrak ops in Albequerque, NM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNvAmuUPHKM

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by ThirdRail7 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:00 pm

I'm not sure if this is allowed. Normally, I don't really pay attention to train videos (unless they involve bridges,) but I happen to like this video. I also recognize all of the trains involved.

This video belongs to someone else. If it is against policy to post a video that doesn't belong to you, please take it down and accept my apologies.

For all of you Midwesterners (cough cough Tadman cough cough,) this is how we dance on the NEC at the tail end of rush hour! :)

4 Way Meet At Edison 2 NJT Express 1 Acela 1 Regional
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZKSnna6Kk
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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by MEC407 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:25 pm

ThirdRail7, as long as you don't try to pass it off as your own video or otherwise take credit for it (which you didn't), you're not breaking any rules. Post away. :-)
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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by N4J » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Major Hornage @ Newark Penn & Secaucus JCT : Amtrak and NJT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ucqIyemSU

Hornage @

7:54
8:35 > Extra 8:45
9:18
10:07
10:52
12:23

Wind blast @

10:33
11:10
12:05
12:44 (biggest one , w/ flat wheel)

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:01 pm

On Friday Amtrak 20 had to back all the way to Tuscaloosa Siding and hole up for its meet with Train 19. This was after it had made it station stop so Train 20 arrived and departed Tuscaloose twice in one day! I'm sure this has happened before but it was the first time I had witnessed it. What made this especially interesting was how I came to know they would meet in such an unusual way. I was listening to my live internet scanner feed at work on my phone using the scanner app. Isn't technolory great!
Woke up too early this morning so I headed and and got NS 219 with a trio of Belles leading the way then NS 393 as soon as the block was clear.
Amtrak 20 backed in behind NS 345 at Coaling to wait on Train 19. Got both of them after the meet and then chased 345 to MP195

Trains 20 and 19 meeting
http://youtu.be/Tv5BBWIUL4Q


Amtrak 19 then 20
http://youtu.be/8yU49qY_AC8



Howard at MP195

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:53 am

MEC407 wrote:ThirdRail7, as long as you don't try to pass it off as your own video or otherwise take credit for it (which you didn't), you're not breaking any rules. Post away. :-)


Or post a video portraying unsafe or illegal conduct (trespassing, etc.). We'll look at those on a case-by-case basis.
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Amtrak CZ west of Denver, CO

Post by NicoBritton » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:48 pm

The Zephyr entering Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFmBZdmnJPw

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:38 pm

Amtrak 20 and 19 met at Tuscaloosa Siding today. Train 20 piloted by Big Mo and Ted got there first just as Train 19 arrived at the Tuscaloosa Depot. They didn't have to wait long before Train 19 crossed the ABS Interlocker and got in the hole so Train 20 could continue on. Lots of good audio on this video as Mr. Excuses (Big Mo)told me my hat was in his other bag ( I think he's still a bit upset abouth the National Championship Game).
Next up is Train 19 backing out of Tuscaloosa Siding to continue its trip to New Orleans. Lots of good audio on this one too as the conductor and engineer talk to the dispatcher and back the train out of Tuscaloosa Siding. The engineer on that train, I believe his name is Mike missed his true calling and should have been a radio DJ.
All in all a great day trackside provided by both crews of the Cresents. Well done ladies and gentlemen.
And let us not forget about NS 345 that was running a block ahead of Train 19 and had a great piece of old school power in the lead

Cresent Train 20 waiting for 19
http://youtu.be/KNshOENLM-s

Train 19 backing out of Tuscaloosa Siding
http://youtu.be/aw9QEpybbec

NS 345 with white air conditioner unit
http://youtu.be/7HuqelvKWgg

As alway thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed

Howard at MP195

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by runningwithscalpels » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:33 pm

I shot these last week in South Norwalk, CT - which is not an Amtrak station, thus why they are all bypassing.

Acela bypassing the station
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBkIUEF25pU

Northeast Regional #164
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alRgyCkSUww

Northeast Regional #99 - which is actually my first Amtrak video ever :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOZ-YehVi5E
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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:46 pm

A weeks worth of videos in and around Mile Post 195 on the AGS South. I had to get most of them on my way home from work when I cross 26th Street in East Tuscaloosa. The signal at MP195 always lets me know what's on the way.

NS 225 at MP195
http://youtu.be/bHtvRgp2TQE

NS 172 with KCS power
http://youtu.be/-SdgAPWBo0k

The Cresents
http://youtu.be/lbgO3xREviU

All UP motored NS 172
http://youtu.be/tgnuWpibQYg

All KCS motored NS 339
http://youtu.be/EMqhUJflEBU

Thanks for looking

Howard at MP195

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:59 pm

Amtrak Train 19 arrived first and then Big Mo brought Train 20 into Tuscaloosa an hour late due to mechanical problems ( I thought he was trying to avoid me but he had my hat!) Big Mo and crew wasted no time in getting 20 up to speed and making up time as I barely caught them running track speed at CP Flemming.

And I did get one from the Capture Cam early this morning

19 and 20
http://youtu.be/DE10ZzE9saw

Capture Cam
http://youtu.be/YBOgxA0Ga2Q

Howard at MP195

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:37 am

Went to Atlanta this week on the Cresent. Not a bad trip. It could have been
better but it could have been worse too.
Shot a few videos from the train. Not my best work but I didn't have a roomette.
Wont ever make that mistake again.
And as always shot some trains at MP195 as time allowed. I'm in Mobile this
weekend and as soon as I get all my rat killing done it's off to the track.

Cresent Ride
http://youtu.be/G1zm7fYC_00

Cresents at MP195
http://youtu.be/huXxUdDNv7w

NS 345 at MP 195
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yvGcvLK8vo

NS A55 at setting up dynamic brakes at MP195
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRGYESjCzw

NS 339 with KCS power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ5rAxifbzA

NS 319 at MP195
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzyV7u5UIZY

Howard at MP195

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