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    Mikados on the Cumbres and Toltec

    June 1, 2018 and we come to Chama New Mexico to video D&RGW 315 making a special freight run from Antonito Colorado to Cumbres Pass and back. That video is available here: We are also here to document the second weekend of the season and feature D&RGW locomotives 484, 487, and 488. The...
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    D&RGWR 315 Departing Cumbres, CO

    In June of 2018 D&RGW 315 led this photo freight from Antonito to Cumbres Pass and back to Antonito the next day. This video captures 315 leaving Cumbres Pass on its way toward Antonito. Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad 315 was built in July 1895 by Baldwin Locomotive Works of...
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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!
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    Last Run of the Cascade Canyon Train and First Run of the Silverton Train!

    May 4, 2018, and the weather couldn't be more perfect for the final run to Cascade Canyon, Colorado. This train has been led by 476 for most of the season, but today 480 takes the lead. We catch the train before it departs Durango and then several more times before it leaves Rockwood. When it...
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    Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage 476 Encore

    On a cold and windy April 13, we return to Durango Colorado for another look at 476 leading the Cascade Canyon train. After visiting the Durango station, we go to the Animas River bridge in the middle of town and zoom in on it crossing the river. This is a great place to shoot as it begins...
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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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    476 Returns to the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge

    During the winter months, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs a daily train from Durango to Cascade Canyon. Departing at 9:45 and returning at 2:45, this train provides rides with some of the most beautiful scenery along the Animas River, often in a snowy setting. Being of...
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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...
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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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    The BNSF Gallup Subdivision

    https://youtu.be/CpKWRJggvZo Gallup, New Mexico, is the largest city along the BNSF Gallup Subdivision between Flagstaff, Arizona, and Albuquerque. Approximately 21,000 people call Gallup home, and it is predominantly made up Native Americans from the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni tribes. The city...
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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 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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    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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    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...

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