B&M U30C #663 Goes it alone!!! Pulling HARD! 09/10/1992
B&M U30C #663 Goes it alone!!! Pulling HARD! 09/10/1992. Train symbol WADH westbound at Plaistow,NH. Power control must have been brave that day. Usually they left the terminal with 5-7 engines so they would have 1 or 2 running at the end of the run....they must have cut the dead ones out already so the old tub could pull the train! If you like our stuff, Please comment and/or subscribe.
Battenkill Alco RS-3 dumping ties at Eagle Bridge
9/18/09 the Battenkill Railroad #605 having a difficult time dumping cross ties at Eagle Bridge NY with a one-sided difco dump car. Video by CG Sturgeon. If you like our stuff, Please comment and/or subscribe!
2 oversize loads move by rail, second load on a Schnabel Car January 1992
Two Oversize Loads move by Rail, second load on a Schnabel Car...Hake Rigging Co move's two oversized loads from Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant to the Guilford public delivery track at East Kingston NH during a very cold January 1992... Shown moving west on Guilford on two separate trains. See the moves into East Kingston by Heavy Haul trucks and cranes on our other videos If you like our stuff, Please comment and/or subscribe!
The Heritage Series: Illinois Central Gulf
This is the preview for The Heritage Series DVD featuring the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in the late 1980s.
Scenes in central Illinois abound, featuring locations such as Effingham, Kinmundy, Centralia, Edgewood and Tuscola along with the Edgewood Cutoff.
There is also plenty of pacing.
Triple Treat, Quintuplit Surprise!
On June 2, 2010, The Delaware-Lackawanna ran three RS-3's on the PT98/97. We follow the 97 up the stiff Mount Pocono grade. At Pocono Summit we find the SPG headed the same direction for Scranton in front of the 97,
The Race is On! Two Hot Shot Intermodals Battle it out with Horn and Speed!
Early in the morning on November 21, 2011, two hot shot intermodal trains 20Q and 24K both race eastbound from Harrisburg, PA to Morrisville, PA making one heck of a heart racing sight. Both trains are about 1.5 miles in length, and basically start and end at the same time! Also note the defect detectors in the beginning of the video: tracks one and two announce simultaneously!
I woke up that morning, and just happen to decide to take a look at ATCS and noticed 2 trains lined east on opposite tracks all the way from Millards (MP 93.5) to Wyomissing Jct. (MP 61), with no opposing westbound traffic anywhere in sight. The leading train, 20Q (with NS 9878 and NS 9022), on track one, ended up being told to wait for 24K to go first at Wyomissing Jct., evidently, 24K is higher priority, and when the 24K crew heard dispatcher telling 20Q that he would stop, they said, "We just like looking at your engines." For those of you who don't know, Wyomissing Jct. is where the Harrisburg Line either enters Reading (which is not possible for 90% of trains because of height restrictions) or temporarily diverges into a single connecting track which leads to the wye at Dunkle where one track heads northeast toward the Reading Line to Allentown and New York City and the other heads southeast to rejoin the Harrisburg Line to Philadelphia. Therefore, one train has to hold a Wyomissing Jct. for the other to pass through the wye before continuing. In this case, both trains were headed to Morrisville Yard, boy, they sure had their hands full!
BNSF GP50 switching Cermak/Loomis street
A day after the Chicago Marathon, I caught this GP50 plying the rails off of Cermak Avenue. Here they're getting ready to spot a car to the H. Kramer & Co. Metals factory. (There is no Kramer Cement, as another user called them.) The car is filled with Iron Oxide, used to smelt the brass the company uses to create brass bars, much like gold bars.
Before hitting the spur it must first navigate the narrow "concrete canyon".
According to the engineer, H. Kramer gets switched about once a month. Other customers on the line get switched daily.
This job used to be performed by two gorgeous SW1200's painted in CB&Q and Southern Pacific colors with "Central Illinois" written on the sides. Unfortunately, the railroad went out of business about a month and a half ago.
Filmed using my iPhone4, hence the jerkiness.
General Electric's Super-7R's Demo locomotives on the Monongahela RWY, 5/17/1989
We are on the Manor Branch, near the village of Time PA, as we watch the first run of the GE Super-7R Demo's run on the MGA. Super-7R, B23-S7 2001-2002 join MGA 2000-2002 for a run up to Baily Mine. Two locomotives numbered 2002. The MGA's GP38 where the heavyest GP38 ever built, and where order that way from EMD for heavy coal hauling. Video clip was shot on May 17, 1989. Thanks for watching, jackmp294...
Amtrak 8 over my camera FAILED
NOTE: amtrak #57 has a GE bell! + i would have upladed the video i took with my Camon Powershot S2IS, but in the middle of the video, my memory card ran out...
1 GE drowns out 3 EMD's on HUGE DE coal train on MGA Manor Branch.
We watch two Detroit Edison locomotives, DE 020 & 001 lead two Conrail units 6763 & 6876 at the crest of the grade on the Manor Branch. The single GE units drowned out the sound of the three EMD's. DE units 018-010-021 are spliced in about the middle of this monster train. Sorry for the camera shake, as we had to hike up a pretty good hill to get this location. With the fast approaching train, I had no time to grab the tri-pod on the quick exit of the car. March 03, 1992. Thanks for watching. Jackmp294.5