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    AMTK 822 and the Ocean View Dome Car

    On April 1, 2018, the only Amtrak Ocean View Dome Car passed through Bernalillo, NM on it's way to Beech Grove, IN. The Great Domes are a fleet of six streamlined dome lounge cars built by the Budd Company for the Great Northern Railway and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad in 1955. The...
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    Trespassers and the BNSF Rosario Local!

    Normally the Rosario local goes north from Albuquerque on Sunday, but April 1 was Easter so it made the trip the next day. After hearing it on the scanner starting it's return to Albuquerque, I went track side to catch it. BNSF 2024 and 1714 lead two empty asphalt cars back to Albuquerque. In...
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    AMTK 90278 Deadheads on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/TAiD7JFdyeA AMTK 90278 is a non-powered cab unit (NPCU). It was originally built in 1977 as AMTK 278, an EMD F40PH. NPCU's are used on regional trains such as the Amtrak Cascades which goes between two points and aren't turned at either destination. One end of the train...
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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...
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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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    BNSF 9612 Passes Through Bernalillo, New Mexico

    https://youtu.be/FTYGIFillGI BNSF 9612, and EMD SD70MAC in Grinstein livery leads the Lamy Local through Bernalillo, NM on January 14, 2017.
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    Private Varnish on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/dsprZ5A71gw I love private rail cars, also known as Private Varnish. I’ve always thought this would be the best way to travel and see the country if time was no factor. During the summer months, PV’s are fairly common on all the transcontinental trains as private owners...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Deadhead Power Moves on the Southwest Chief

    https://youtu.be/c8sMm5l-7iU On August 28, 2017, NCDOT 1859 was on the westbound Southwest Chief. This unit was being transported to the Rail Propulsion Systems Fullerton, CA location for followup testing. This locomotive, an F59PH, was built over 20 years ago and outfitted with a Blended...
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    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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    Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

    https://youtu.be/Aze75N1_w8w http://www.yardlimitproductions.com The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad was originally part of the San Juan Extension of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. D&RG also pushed west from Walsenburg, Colorado over La Veta Pass by 1877. At the time the...
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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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    Amtrak in Raton, NM

    https://youtu.be/5J82l3Gyuvc Raton New Mexico is a lovely small town just to the south of the border with Colorado. In the late 19th century, it was used by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway as the railroad's primary route through the mountains. The route over the pass required...
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    The Amtrak Southwest Chief in Lamy, NM

    https://youtu.be/TdmzNJJAZvk Lamy New Mexico is 18 miles south of the state capital of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe originally planned to run from Atchison, Kan., to Santa Fe, N.M., and then west to California. As the track building advanced into New Mexico, the civil engineers realized that the...
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    BNSF 2844 Returns From Rosario, NM

    https://youtu.be/OUdHx4StlAw On most Sundays, a local freight leaves Albuquerque, NM and makes a stop at the General Mills plant on the north end of town. After exchanging a few hopper cars, the train takes tanks cars of asphalt to Rosario, NM and then returns several hours later with...
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    The Rainbow Train

    Here's something you won't see very often: The Rainbow Train. This train features BNSF 4520, a Dash 9 in the lead, two BNSF training cars, an Amtrak Superliner, and an NMRX consist. This train is going to Lamy, NM to be an integral part of a disaster drill conducted by the New Mexico National...



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