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!
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
Part II, of Lunging locomotives finally grip the rails as CSX 419 stalls. Read story...
CSX 419 & 411 with loaded coal train V605 had stall coming off the Salsbury
Branch just outside Meyersdale, PA. The engineer informed the dispatcher
that they had no sand. The V605 finally makes it on the mainline and has to
go west before it can make its trip east to Cumberland. So V605 continues
another 5 miles or so west on track #2 to Garrett, PA crossovers. We watch
the train run beside the river, and the two helper units pass the V605 on
track #1. At Garrett, the 419 & 411 come off and head to the other end of
the train. The helpers wait, and then tie on to the rear. The helpers are
needed for the ruffly 10 mile trip up grade to SandPatch, where they will
come off, and the V605 with the 411 leading will continue down the other
side of the mountain to Cumberland, MD. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for
watching. jackmp294 01-04-2003
Here is the link to PART I, when the V605 Stalled coming off the branch...
here is the link to smooth running of V605 down the other side of Sand
Patch after meeting the west bound K111 slab train..
LS&I GE's on a hard pull from Empire Juction
LS&I 3000-3006 is the 7 Tilden. He is notching it out after passing the
switches at Empire Juction and heading up the hill on his way to Eagle
Mills. Notice the taconite is as high as the railhead between the gauge.
Snow Drifts and Blizzard on the NS Harrisburg Line
The snowstorm the previous evening dumped 12-15 inches on the Harrisburg
Line with drifts over 2 feet. Once I got plowed out, it was a perfect day
to head out and catch some trains in the white-out conditions.
All trains, 2-06-10:
I1M with some good power, hits a small patch of snow.
NS D8-40CW 8349 Conrail Quality
NS SD70 2562
212 hits a drift and sprays it all over the place.
NS D9-40CW 9594
NS ES40DC 7638
NS D9-40CW 9695
20G glides on the snow.
NS D9-40CW 9216
NS D9-40CW 9001
20E gives lots of throttle and turbo
NS SD70M 2643
214 also knocks some snow to the side.
NS SD70M-2 2678
NS D9-40CW 9016
NS D9-40CW 9630
NS D9-40CW 9107
H68 with a Reading and Northern engine.
NS SD40-2 3353
NS SD40-2 3338
NS SD60M 6796
RBMN SD50M 5049
SOUNDTRAXX TSUNAMI IN AN ATLAS U30C
This is a long clip, set up sort of like one would see railfanning. This is
Soundtraxx' latest decoder, the drop-in board Tsunami for the 16 cylinder
GE FDL engine. As you can hear, the sound is pretty incredible. Stick with
watching....the locomotives disappear allowing you to hear the "duistant"
sound, and then in the end is a runby in Run 6.