This video covers the final day of the washout repair near Estates Drive in Aptos on the Santa Cruz Branch Line.
You can view a photo essay I posted of the washout repair under the screen name 1TrickPony at the link below.
You can view a photo essay I posted for New Sierra Northern Power On The UP Santa Cruz Branch at the link below. I post under the screen name 1TrickPony.
You can view a photo essay I posted showing tunnel rehabilitation at the link below. I post under the screen name 1TrickPony.
You can view the latest coverage for the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway at the link below. I post under the screen name 1TrickPony.
CSX 9028 locomotive has a bad traction motor
CSX 9028 has a bad traction motor taken out and replaced with an "idler" axle so it can make it into the shops. Repaired at Princeton, IN.
Dec. 31, 2010 and a tornado watch is in effect for the area at the time I shot this video.
CIRY's Last Day Part 2
At 6:30am when we arrived, the CIRY crew had the 1206 idling inside the
compound, and a few minutes later, they brought the 1209 to life. The 1206
sported a Leslie RS5T while the 1209 carried a Nathan M5 - two big horns for two
little switchers. The crew waited for the BNSF superintendent and a three-man
BNSF crew to arrive, so that they could ride along and become familiarized with
the trackage that BNSF has not operated in 10 years. At 7:50, the two switchers
pulled out of the compound for their last trip up and down the branch.
First, the 1206 was cut off from the 1209. They used the 1206 to pick up a
hopper for Kramer Cement which had been stored in a siding along Cermak. The
1206 ran solo across Cermak and into the narrow alleyway to reach the Kramer
spur. After about 20 minutes of waiting around, the Kramer gate was opened and
the drawbridges that block the tracks were raised. They pulled one covered
hopper, then spotted the one they had picked up from the siding. Then they
returned to the mainline, picked up the 1209, and continued west.
The only other work they had going "up" the branch was Domino Sugar, where they
picked up four more covered hoppers. Their 5-car train complete, the crew
brought the short train up along the B&OCT to Western Avenue Yard. At Western,
the 1206 and 1209 were uncoupled from the train, and ran down the southernmost
yard track and pushed a cut of cars further down to make room for their five
hoppers. Then the engines ran back up the ladder track and into the track from
which they would pick up a single boxcar for the return trip.
Since they ran engines-first up to Western Avenue, the five hoppers had to be
gravity dropped into the yard. The conductor rode the head car to operate the
handbrake. With the hoppers in the clear, BNSF's M-GALCHC pulled into the yard
with an H1 Dash 9 and NS Dash 9. After this, the CIRY engines pulled their sole
boxcar back out onto the yard lead, this time with the 1209 leading.
The lonely ex-Amtrak boxcar was destined for Battaglia, and the CIRY crew wasted
no time cruising back down the branch till they reached Ashland Avenue. There,
they flipped the switch for the Battaglia spur, reversed directions, and pushed
the boxcar down the alleyway. They paused for a few minutes just outside the
building while the huge door was opened. After the boxcar was spotted inside
Battaglia's warehouse, they pulled back out onto the main, then headed back west
to Cozzi Iron. They didn't have any scrap gons for Cozzi, but the BNSF
superintendent wanted to inspect the Cozzi Spur.
The CIRY conductor showed the BNSF sup where the track dipped and always fills
with mud and water, and soon they were on their way back to the compound for the
last time. Upon arrival at the compound, a couple cars were parked in the foul
of the tracks and had to be moved. A film crew was shooting a commercial inside
a warehouse directly adjacent to the CIRY's engine facility, and the streets
were packed with parked cars. As the 1206 entered the compound, a large
explosion was heard, as the 1206's wheels crushed two torpedoes placed on the
rails. The engines pulled into the clear of the track leading to Colonial Brick
(so BNSF could still switch it) and shut down for the last time.
The crew gathered for a group photo, and most of the assembled railfans (I
counted at least 25 during the day) soon departed.
(Report by MP36er)
CSX & MARC Trains Meet
at dorsey station, md., marc heading west (south) and csx freight train heading east (north) towards baltimore. ++ＳＵＢ➍ＳＵＢ★SPAM MY 3400 VIDS FOR MORE SUBS ★★-I AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPT ALL VIDEO RESPONSES ON ALL MY VIDS! ★★ LIKE➍LIKE★JUST ASK
Brake Problems and a Big Smoke Show in South Royalston MA
The highlight of this video is 4 minutes in when Guilford unit 344 cranks out a huge cloud of black smoke!
AYED with an NS standard cab 8887 leading has brake problems with his train and drags down grade eventually coming to a stop so the crew on MOAY can check brake pressure on the marker.
MOAY with GRS 344 leading then departs creating the best smoke show I've ever seen.
Lots of action at "Guilford speed"
Marklin Pool bridge # 1 water crossing train
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Work Train at Cache Junction
This is a Union Pacific MoW Truck pulling 1 side dump car and 3 ballest cars loaded.
This video is at Cache Junction, they are meeting Southbound CSXT 7311. The work train headed for Daton Idhao. I'm not sure were they where taking those loaded cars but My guess is there is a wash out that needs fixen before it gets so bad that trains cant run.
The side dump had large boulders in it and the ballest cars were loaded with ballest.
Truck that pulls A Train Part Three 12 31 10
See entire description for a link to other parts.
This video is Part three of three parts, of A specially equipped Brandt Railroad Truck, designed to pull trains for the MOW Department, just like A Locomotive does.
CLICK FOR Parts 1 and 2
MUST WATCH! CLOSE CALL! NS 156 Street Running down 6th Street! AWESOME HORN ACTION/CONSIST!
Here's the newest of all my Street Running Videos which was shot yesterday (Sept. 23, 2009) of NS 156 leaving Augusta, Georgia. Here he is with a badass EMD lash-up consisting of NS 6554 (Ex. SOU SD60) & NS 5419 (Rare Ex. CR Blue SD50!). Watch the video and follow the captions to see how crazy and idiotic people are in my city! This is as good as it gets to Street Running Action!
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HD - Coaster Goes Into Emergency at San Diego!!! Dispatcher Screws Up Track Switch!!!
The dispatcher had something shoved up his ass today because he has messed up all day. He sets this inbound coaster into track one and ther was another coaster on track one. We were waving and pointing and screaming telling them to stop. Another engineer form the coaster on track one ran over in a panic to the engineer to help. You can hear us screaming at the train. Dean (Andross51) and Will (UP5853) were the most worried. Also, after the train backed up, when it started to move foward idiots were running in front of the train. SORRY FOR THE SHAKINESS! Luckily no one was hurt at all. If you notice when the train rolls over Ash street for the second time the engineer gave us a thumbs up for warning her. When we talked to her she said that she was grateful for us that we got her attention as fast as we could.