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  1. Yard Limit

    Amtrak 184, The Phase IV Heritage Unit, Semaphores, and Scenery!

    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 P40DC Amtrak...
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    BNSF 1770 Leads Amtrak 4!

    When Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief developed running gear problems on the second unit P42DC, BNSF 1770, an SD40-2 was put on in Albuquerque. After hearing that it would lead the train, we went trackside to Bernalillo to catch the action. This engine was built in 1978 as ATSF 5210...
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    Deadhead Locomotives on the Southwest Chief

    Locomotives can deadhead on trains for several reasons. In this video we first see AMTK 457 deadheading to Chicago to become part of the METRA roster. AMTK 505 makes its way through the 505 area code on its way to the Beech Grove maintenance facility in Indiana. Sometimes the deadhead didn’t...
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    West of the West Private Varnish on Amtrak in New Mexico!

    October means Balloon Fiesta time and a change of the weather. Roots on the Rails is a travel company that runs charter rail excursions and this year’s West of the West train from Los Angeles to Chicago via the Sunset Limited and then Chicago to Los Angeles via the Southwest Chief features...
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    Homage to the California Zephyr Cars

    Four California Zephyrs cars, the Silver Rapids, Silver Lariat, Silver Solarium, and Silver Peak were sold to the Cuyahoga Scenic Valley train. They have been a favorite catch in New Mexico and we will miss them. Here are several clips of them passing through Seattle on the Snow Train, in...
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    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!
  13. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
  20. 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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