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  1. east_bay_alex

    Rodeo, CA - Bayside Amtrak and UP Action

    DIwdh2fdmaU Here is the result of some afternoon railfanning along San Pablo Bay in Rodeo, CA. This is Lone Tree Point, an East Bay Regional Park. It's a safe and interesting place to view trains. As always, feedback and comments are welcome. Enjoy!
  2. Yard Limit

    BNSF 7026 Leads Amtrak 4

    https://youtu.be/hmRp7xvldaI For the second time in a week BNSF assists the Southwest Chief. AMTK 824 was on this train but got set out near Flagstaff because of a flat wheel. BNSF 7026 picked up the slack and led the train to Chicago.
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    Patrick Henry PV's on the Southwest Chief in Cerrillos, NM

    https://youtu.be/jC_pYXJOZtw The village of Los Cerrillos was first established as a tent camp between the lead and silver mines of the Carbonateville to the north and the coal mining camp of Madrid and the gold mines of the Placer and Ortiz Mountains to the south. Los Cerrillos flourished...
  4. east_bay_alex

    Quickie at Bahia with a UP Autorack

    f17le6He7eU Thanks for watching! As always please feel free to leave feedback on areas for improvement or where I am doing well.;)
  5. Yard Limit

    Pacific Parlour Cars Make Their Last Journey

    Amtrak, in a recent poorly conceived decision, decided to retire the five Pacific Parlour Cars that were well known and appreciated on the Coast Starlight. On February 17 and 18, 2018, these cars departed Los Angeles on the eastbound Southwest Chief where we were fortunate to catch them in...
  6. east_bay_alex

    Amtrak, BNSF, UP, Meets, GEVO Idle Sounds and more!

    aQjSYE83bBU&t This is my longest and hopefully best video so far! I've taken the time to really narrow in my editing skills and keep things interesting thanks to feedback from all of you! Please don't hesitate to leave feedback positive or negative. I'm taking all comments into consideration...
  7. Yard Limit

    Amtrak Surfliner Cars on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/Kato7wlWxMI Railcars are often deadheaded on the Southwest Chief between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here we see the Amtrak Surfliner Grover Beach on Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief on February 8, 2018, and the Point Buchon on Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief on...
  8. Yard Limit

    Amtrak Southwest Chief in New Mexico

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVswRxmGN28 Twice a day the Southwest Chief passes through New Mexico and here are a few videos of them!
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    Amtrak Horizon Cars on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/nzHENzmAoTQ It isn't often that Amtrak's Horizon Cars are seen on the Southwest Chief, but periodically they are deadheaded between Los Angeles and Chicago. In this video, we document five of these moves. November 16, 2017 AMTK 54503, coach car on Amtrak 3. August 18, 2017...
  10. New Paint

    New Paint

    Former Southern Pacific business cars Sunset and Stanford trail Amtrak's Coast Starlight, wearing new yellow paint for Union Pacific.
  11. Once upon a time

    Once upon a time

    Passengers await departure time for Amtrak's Pioneer, when UP's Salt Lake City station was still a railroad station.
  12. Yard Limit

    Amtrak P40DC's and "Emergency Emergency Emergency!" in 4K

    https://youtu.be/rUTP-l7eRt8 This first video of 2018 features a full Wolf Moon rising on January 1 and Amtrak's few remaining P40DC's; the 800 series. These locomotives were captured coming through Bernalillo, NM and starts with 821 and the Veteran's Heritage Unit 42. Next is AMTK 48 and...
  13. Yard Limit

    How to Make a Railroad Video

    https://youtu.be/PYSTFX9ndzY In this video, I’m going to show you the tools that I use to make quality youtube videos. With youtube, you can post videos of almost any quality, but when I first started posting railroad videos a couple years ago, I was immediately attracted to the high...
  14. Yard Limit

    Pacific Parlour Cars on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/pBmX_t3O6zE No, Amtrak hasn't started using Pacific Parlour Cars on the Southwest Chief, but it is the preferred method for deadheading them between California and Beech Grove, Indiana where they are refurbished and maintained. The Pacific Parlour Car is a First Class...
  15. east_bay_alex

    Rainy Day at Pinole

    A rainy day at Pinole made for some great shots of train on the Cal-P. Included are many Amtrak California trains, a new Siemens SC-44 Charger, EB Coal Empties, and WB Double-stacks. ySKw-rqCu7w&t Enjoy! Please leave feedback for improvements or stuff I'm doing well. I apologize for the...
  16. Yard Limit

    A Busy Day in Bernalillo!

    https://youtu.be/ILZNoTFfl6U Sometimes the moon and stars align perfectly. On November 19, 2017, with a heads up from Southwest Railroad Photography, we heard there were Siemens Chargers on Amtrak 4 out of California. There was some hope that they would remain on 4 and go to Chicago, but...
  17. Yard Limit

    AMTK 822 on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/qGItfYspGN4 AMTK 822 is a GE P40DC built in 1993. The P40 series was built from 1993 to 1996 and the only other 800 series I've seen on Amtrak is 821. Additional deliveries of the P42DC ended up replacing the P40DCs. Three units had been wrecked (819 in the 1993 Big Bayou...
  18. Yard Limit

    Stormy New Mexico Skies

    https://youtu.be/c0ehRa6IJzw This video is dedicated to our friend Chris who was engineer on these two trains! Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief led by AMTK 164, September 29, 2017. Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief led by AMTK 179, September 30, 2017.
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    Amtrak and Las Vegas, New Mexico

    https://youtu.be/6JHhFu5mCZ4 Las Vegas New Mexico was established in 1835 after a group of settlers received a land grant from the Mexican government. The town was laid out in the traditional Spanish Colonial style, with a central plaza surrounded by buildings which could serve as...
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    AMTK 837 in Bernalillo, NM

    https://youtu.be/LvgEnPuJD0M AMTK 837 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief, train 3 past Bernalillo, NM. Listen as he gets his track warrants from the dispatcher.



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