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  1. roee

    Don't trust your life to a mechanical signal

    The MUTCD requires that passive crossings have either a yield or stop sign on the mast with the crossbuck. It also requires a reflective strip on the front of the mast.
  2. roee

    DOTX 221, a Power Move, and a Geometry Train!

    BNSF required 12 axles on a train to travel at track speed over crossings.
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    Freight rail industry challenges need for rule mandating two-person crew

    In my opinion union negotiations and regulations need to be separate. It's crazy for one arm of the DOT to be pushing for driverless truck and fleeted trucks, but the other arm creating regulation requiring 2 people in a locomotive. Should railroads go to single person crews, that's between the...
  4. roee

    Private Cars on the Southwest Chief

    The Auto Train runs with 16 cars plus ~20 autoracks and it only has 2 units. Granted it doesn't have a huge grade, but 2 units should have no problem with just 2 extra cars.
  5. roee

    Union Pacific Tunnel Collapse in Oregon

    The Inside Gateway only runs to Klamath Falls, isn't the tunnel collapse well north of that? What good would it be to run the Gateway?
  6. roee

    Mainline Coaster Locomotive Traction Motor change out

    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...
  7. roee

    A quirky crossing

    I failed to see the malfunction. Its odd that they have the ped gates go down first, but clearly that is there design of the crossing.
  8. roee

    Amtrak Surfliner Cars on the Southwest Chief

    The Grover Beach going to Beach Grove. :p
  9. roee

    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    I always call them style V (which I'm sure is wrong, but that's what someone called them to me). They are color light signals that will fit where a searchlight use to be. There isn't enough clearance to put in a stacked color light when they retrofitted the signals.
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    The Charger with the spoiler looks funny with the low level set.
  11. roee

    Amtrak Cascade Derailment at Dupont, WA

    Amtrak isn't running PTC anywhere outside of the NEC.
  12. roee

    Hunter Harrison passes away

    That's pretty crazy. He was in poor health and took a leave of absence on Thursday. Time will tell if he was good for CSX or not, or if he was there long enough to have a positive effect. I know many railroaders hated him, but he sure did make the Canadians profitable.
  13. roee

    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay

    Great shot. Look at that shinny new locomotive.
  14. roee

    Stormy New Mexico Skies

    I'd sure like to get out there sometime and video trains passing the semaphore signals. I like how you got the signal activating. Too bad there isn't more traffic out there.
  15. roee

    Cajon Pass Drone Video

    Three Strait Weekends @ Cajon Pass For the 3rd straight Saturday (my wife has been away at a class) I went to Cajon Pass to fly my drone and hone my skills as a pilot. Here are my videos. She's back now so there won't be a 4th weekend. XW5ygMFJj64 uDqHKTRbCtw dxkngDzkTGQ...
  16. roee

    Cajon Pass Drone Video

    Here is another drone video I took on 10/21/17. I ended up killing my car battery while at the pass. Thanks to Robert and his father Robert for stopping and giving me a jump start. Rf6Fztej_og
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    Cajon Pass Drone Video

    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 n4BgbGn6aAU Chasing the previous train and a fly over my myself wwEdfobC-UI A long video of another train descending Main 3 and following the train a...
  18. roee

    A Week in Alaska

    Frist off Marshall, great shots. Looks like you had an awesome trip. Bob, the Alaska Railroad, Holland America, and Princes Cruise lines all have the Colorado Railcar double decker cars. They each have several of those cars, and yes they are the same shell as the DMU, but these are just...
  19. roee

    Riding Private Car from LA to Oakland - Railfan Trip

    After backing to SLO again the UP Helpers were called and added to the front of the Coast Starlight and they pulled the train over the hill and cut off at Santa Margarita. It was dark by the time the UP helpers were hooked up and pulled the train over the hill. Final video is the train at...
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    Riding Private Car from LA to Oakland - Railfan Trip

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