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  1. Yard Limit

    Amtrak Southwest Chiefs Meet in Bernalillo, NM!

    It's a very rare occurrence when Amtrak 3 and 4 meet in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Amtrak 4 has to be about 3 hours late and Amtrak 3 has to be on time. On August 10, 2018 I was monitoring the progress of both trains and realized that Amtrak 4 would be delayed at CP Hahn by a southbound...
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    A Tribute to Amtrak 822 in New Mexico

    Amtrak paint schemes (or "Phases", as they are referred to by Amtrak) are a series of liveries applied to the outside of their rolling stock. The livery phases appeared as different designs, with a majority using a red, white, and blue (the colors of the United States Flag) palette, except for...
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    A Tribute to Amtrak 156 in New Mexico

    Amtrak has five locomotives that commemorate the 40th anniversary of Amtrak service and these are painted to resemble past phases of Amtrak paint schemes. Amtrak 156 Phase I P42DC Amtrak 130 Phase II P42DC Amtrak 145 Phase III P42DC Amtrak 184 Phase IV P42DC Amtrak 822 Phase III...
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    F59PHI Surfliners on the Southwest Chief

    On March 16, 2018 and July 1, 2018, two Amtrak Surfliner F59PHI locomotives moved across the country on the Southwest Chief. These two locomotives are part of a purchase by Metra in Chicago from Amtrak in California. Amtrak maintains a dedicated fleet of 15 EMD F59PHI locomotives painted to...
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    Private Cars on the Southwest Chief

    Maybe once or twice a year, Amtrak 4 is running late enough to meet Amtrak 3 in Bernalillo, NM. June 25, 2018 was one of those rare moments. What made this event more interesting was Amtrak 4 had the Silver Rapids and Silver Solarium on the rear and Amtrak 3 had the Puget Sound. Special...
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    BNSF 5836 Leads a Backwards Amtrak 4!

    We lead off with Amtrak 3 being led by AMTK 3 as it passes through Bernalillo, NM. After a tragic derailment near Kingman, AZ, Amtrak 3 became Amtrak 4 in Flagstaff, AZ. Passengers were bused in from California and Kingman. Unfortunately, the train was still pointing west so BNSF 5836 was...
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    Cyrus K. Holliday Returns on the Southwest Chief

    Running over an hour late, perhaps due to our first decent thunderstorm of the season, Amtrak 3 gets caught in the evening RailRunner rush and has to hold at Bernalillo, NM for the northbound commuter train. Of course this gives me a nice photo op!
  8. east_bay_alex

    My Capitol Corridor Compilation 2017-2018

    Please comment, leave feedback, improvements, etc. I appreciate your input!
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    Pacific Sands and Tioga Pass Depart Albuquerque, NM

    http://www.yardlimitproductions.com LARail.com runs charters behind Amtrak trains. Featured here are two of their cars that passed through Albuquerque, New Mexico on May 15, 2018. PACIFIC SANDS was delivered to the Union Pacific Railroad in April of 1950. Part of a total of 50 Pacific Series...
  10. LinkagePeg

    Amtrak turns 47 years old

    I found this article interesting. The first train operated by Amtrak was “The Clocker” from Philadelphia to New York on May 1 that left Penn Station at 12:05 AM - 1971. https://wtop.com/business-finance/2018/05/amtrak-turns-47-years-old/ Photo By Drew Jacksich
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    Two Days, Three Trains, and Four Private Cars! 4K

    After a long winter of virtually no private rail cars and few heritage units, on April 20 and 21 we got lucky! This event brought out several railfanners from the area. The drama unfolds with Adrian reporting two trespassers to NMRX and the dispatcher quickly alerts Amtrak 3 and the...
  12. 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!
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    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...
  15. 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.;)
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    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...
  17. 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...
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    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...
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    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...



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