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This weekend a Coaster Locomotive had a traction motor issue and they had to call in Hulcher to remove the bad traction motor on the main line.
Below are some videos
Here is the locomotive being lifted and the traction motor removed and then set back down.
Here is the locomotive being lifted...
Yesterday I went to Cajon Pass and flew my drone a couple of times. It was pretty windy.
A BNSF Stack Train descending Main 3
Chasing the previous train and a fly over my myself
A long video of another train descending Main 3 and following the train a...
On January 31st I rode on LA Rail's public repositioning move of Overland Train and Pacific Trail from LA to Oakland behind the Coast Starlight #14. There were some extra Amtrak cars on the train as well. All of the extra cars were moving to Oakland for the Reno Fun train.
Below are some...
This last week I went on vacation and part of it took me along US Hwy 2 in Washington State and we went by the Cascade Tunnel. We looked around the west portal for a bit, then headed towards Everett when we came upon an eastbound empty Ethanol Train so we turned around to go get it at the...
Recently I took a road trip with my wife around the western US for our anniversary. Here are a few videos of trains from the trip. All were taken with my iPhone.
First is the helper set first thing in the morning switching track in Essex, MT.
Next is a BNSF Intermodal at...
Today I was driving along the BNSF Cajon Sub in Hesperia and I saw a Radar Speed Sign near the tracks with speeds showing up on it from the road. At first I figured it was parked in the back lot of a company and they had just left it on, but as I passed I noticed it was close to the track, so I...
I took some vacation days and my wife still had to work, so yesterday I decided I'd head up to Cajon Pass. All the videos are from my iPhone. I did use a mount for all except the first video.
As soon as I got there and was deciding on where to park, a UP train started to descend the hill on...
Yesterday for a nice Sunday Drive we drove from the San Diego area to Kelso and then back along the Needles Sub. Here are my photos from my trip.
On the trip up to Kelso going the back way through 29 Plams we passed a UP Freight.
Once we got to Kelso, I was walking around the depot and my...
It hardly seems like UP runs any trains on the Union Pacific Canyon Sub, and today was no different. All we saw was BNSF trains. We drove from Portola down to Oroville along Highway 70.
The first three are the BNSF manifest poking past the trees.
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