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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Lackawanna565 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:48 pm

Does anybody have or knows any videos on youtube of a Amtrak color position signal showing approach slow? Never seen it before. Saw one video and asked the person if it was showing it. They guy said it did. But it was off in the distance and hard to tell.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by ThirdRail7 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:25 pm

Color Position Light Approach Slow aspects are hard to come by on the NEC. Fortunately, I know where they tend to be displayed.

You owe me for this! Use the full screen and you'll see it around 6:20.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Lackawanna565 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:46 pm

Saw this video last night. But the signal is showing approach. Thanks for the help ThirdRail7.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by ThirdRail7 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:32 pm

Look harder. It is DEFINITELY approach slow. The bottom aspect is a little dim, but if look by the tree, you can see right bulb on the bottom aspect is clearly lit, especially at 6:36
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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Lackawanna565 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:03 pm

See it now. Thought that was a light coming from some where else.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:43 am

The highlight of the week was a meet between the Cresents at Moundville, Alabama. This was the first time I had ever ventured down that way and got luck and caught Train 20 in the hole to meet Train 19 at speed. This trip also sees the introduction of the Cycle Cam. Yet to be perfected it does have potential.

Cresent weekend review
http://youtu.be/_mPNJGLx9Og

Even numbered trains shorts at MP 195
http://youtu.be/sqSm1KRk198

Amtrak Cresents meet at Moundville, Alabama
http://youtu.be/81WZdMh541k

Questions, Comments and Concerns are always appreciated

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Tadman » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:43 pm

Howard, great videos, where is your location (I'm not familiar with MP's in my backyard, let alone half-way across the country).

Makes me itch for a train trip to the south - it got super warm up here for three weeks and we lived it up, but it's back to 50-ish. That's the norm, so I have no room to complain, but it's been a boring and damp winter up here. I need some sun and warmth.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Lackawanna565 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:37 pm

Took this video last year. Westbound trains were crossing over at Thorn and then back at Leaman. Amtrak was working on installing on the signal system on the #4 track between Atglen and Paradise. Wish I went to Thorndale to see them crossing over. I wonder why they switched them over there instead of Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGjb3xJ7IHE


Also. Been looking for a video of a signal showing "Clear To The Next Interlocking". Looked at a bunch taken around Secaucus.

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by HWB » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:18 am

Beautiful Sunday in Tuscaloosa. Got out just in time to catch the Cresents come through town running on time. Spectaculiar horn work by both crews

Train 20 then 19
http://youtu.be/-4suzD_C6-I

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Empire Corridor action in Manitou, NY

Post by NicoBritton » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:53 pm

Amtrak along the Hudson in Manitou, NY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSqxYznKAM

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:19 pm

Thanks for the memories, Mr. Britton.

Manitou is where i observed the "Golden Spike Limited", an excursion train that operated New York-Brigham City to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony. That of course was during May 1969.

The train was handled by NKP #759 (from Harmon; as well as a B&O Dome Car); which I have to wonder if this was the last steam locomotive to operate on the Hudson Division. The equipment assigned to the train was liveried in a Baby Blue and lettered American Railroads. The train was Coach only, however it tied up each evening with the passengers lodged at hotels. There was no Diesel "helper' as is required by any Class I today.

Here is video of the Golden Spike Limited:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97PQ57Riul0
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Re: Empire Corridor action in Manitou, NY

Post by hi55us » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:49 pm

NicoBritton wrote:Amtrak along the Hudson in Manitou, NY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSqxYznKAM

Thanks for the video, it seems #49 had 3 sleepers on it, which is odd for the LSL south/east of ALB, since they usually send 1 sleeper to Boston and 2 to NY

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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by MR77100 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:48 pm

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Re: Empire Corridor action in Manitou, NY

Post by JR4815D2 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:55 am

hi55us wrote:
NicoBritton wrote:Amtrak along the Hudson in Manitou, NY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSqxYznKAM

Thanks for the video, it seems #49 had 3 sleepers on it, which is odd for the LSL south/east of ALB, since they usually send 1 sleeper to Boston and 2 to NY


It was good friday, which could mean extra viewliner for those travelling for Easter/Passover holiday.
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Re: Post Your Amtrak Videos Here

Post by scottychaos » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:47 am

Caught train 48 Eastbound through Rochester, NY on Friday, April 6:

http://youtu.be/OcLNtPTm2XA

With the Phase I heritage unit as the trailing unit..
Also caught a nice meet with a freight train! :)
The Heritage unit was in Boston Friday night..

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