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  1. ProRailProductions2019

    Norfolk Southern Chicago Line Tour Vol. 2 (Toledo-Edgerton,OH) Featuring NS 1065

    In Volume Two we follow the Chicago Line from Toledo-Edgerton. We stop by Swanton, Wauseon and many other great train watching locations. Get ready for non stop action along The Norfolk Southern Chicago Line! Footage from Wauseon is exclusively from @Boatwatching 14 on YouTube and contributor...
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    California Zephyr trip report

    Hi All - I'll keep posting a couple of my trip reports if they're of interest - particularly as travel is difficult for many during COVID! Here is my experience on Amtrak's California Zephyr riding from San Francisco (Emeryville) to Chicago - a great trip if you ever get the chance! Note - this...
  3. coleallen

    Baby born on Amtrak California Zephyr train in March 2019 - Q&A

    Hello, I am a major Amtrak fan/rail enthusiast. I take the train a lot and there was this one time, I observed a live birth take place on the train. I have numerous thoughts and questions around that which I would like your feedback on. Back in March 2019, I was riding on the California Zephyr...
  4. E

    FREE: boxes of train documents and schematics

    Hey everyone, my father worked for Amtrak back in the day. We are cleaning out the shed and found several boxes of railroad documents and electrical schematics from various trains such as AEM7 locomotives, amfleet rail cars, VRE cars, etc. If anyone is near Anne arundel county Maryland and can...
  5. ProRailProductions2019

    Santa Fe 3751: Across Home Rails (2012)

    With 3751 returning to steam in 2020, we could not have thought of a better way to celebrate! Patrick Baca takes us on a desert jounery west across the BNSF Needles Sub, along the home rails of 3751 from Cadiz, California to Cajon Pass! We hope you enjoy our first video of 3751! Video by...
  6. ProRailProductions2019

    Santa Fe 3751: Across Home Rails (2012)

    With 3751 returning to steam in 2020, we could not have thought of a better way to celebrate! Patrick Baca takes us on a desert jounery west across the BNSF Needles Sub, along the home rails of 3751 from Cadiz, California to Cajon Pass! We hope you enjoy our first video of 3751! Video by...
  7. ProRailProductions2019

    A Weekend of Detroit Railfaning Vol 1.

    On March 14th & 15th of 2020 Pro Rail set out for the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. We set out to see Norfolk Southern, CSX, CP, CN and Amtrak. Many surprises throughout the production! Stay Tuned for Part Two! Don't forget to hit subscribe and turn on the notification bell! Like us on...
  8. Canadian National Flint Subdivision Series: Lansing-Battle Creek,MI Video 9 (Final Video)

    Canadian National Flint Subdivision Series: Lansing-Battle Creek,MI Video 9 (Final Video)

    On January 18th Pro Rail got back to the Flint Subdivision to complete the Flint Subdivision Series. We started at Corey Yard and we head to Battle Creek thr...
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    Please Help Preserve Metrolink F40PH 800 (ex-Amtrak F40PH 396) from Scrap!

    Metrolink in Southern California has retired it's only F40PH (ex-Amtrak 396) when they received the grant from the CARB (California Air Resources Board) to purchase the new F125s to replace the older F59PH, F59PHI, and the F40PH in the fleet and as part of the agreement, they were forced to...
  10. Empire Builder

    Empire Builder

    Arriving in Wishram, WA
  11. Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    The southbound Coast Starlight is over ten hours late after a detour over the Oregon Trunk at Gibson, California. A tunnel fire in Oregon's Cascades necessitated the reroute. The UP locomotive on the point was added at Portland due to the cab signal system in the Columbia River Gorge. Next...
  12. east_bay_alex

    Evening at Emeryville, CA Amtrak Station

    A quick spur of the moment trip on a Monday evening catching some Amtrak and BNSF action.
  13. WDTX 1403

    WDTX 1403

    Waiting to leave the station in Eugene and enter the yard for the night.
  14. Yard Limit

    Amtrak 460 and 464 on the Southwest Chief!

    In January of 2019, two more F59PHI Surfliner locomotives deadheaded on Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief. We caught both of these units in Bernalillo, NM. These locomotives are being retired from service in California having been replaced by Siemens Chargers. Fortunately they will go...
  15. east_bay_alex

    Fremont, Alviso, Niles Jct & Niles Canyon Railway's Train of Lights 2018

    Here is a relatively long and detailed video of East Bay and South Bay railroad action along former Southern Pacific lines through Fremont on the Centerville line, Coast Sub, Niles Sub, Warm Springs, and Niles Canyon Railway's Holiday Train of Lights. Thanks for watching! Feedback is welcome...
  16. Yard Limit

    Amtrak 184, The Phase IV Heritage Unit, Semaphores, and Scenery!

    Amtrak has five locomotives that commemorate the 40th anniversary of Amtrak service and these are painted to resemble past phases of Amtrak paint schemes. Amtrak 156 Phase I P42DC Amtrak 130 Phase II P42DC Amtrak 145 Phase III P42DC Amtrak 184 Phase IV P42DC Amtrak 822 Phase III P40DC Amtrak...
  17. Yard Limit

    BNSF 1770 Leads Amtrak 4!

    When Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief developed running gear problems on the second unit P42DC, BNSF 1770, an SD40-2 was put on in Albuquerque. After hearing that it would lead the train, we went trackside to Bernalillo to catch the action. This engine was built in 1978 as ATSF 5210...
  18. Yard Limit

    Deadhead Locomotives on the Southwest Chief

    Locomotives can deadhead on trains for several reasons. In this video we first see AMTK 457 deadheading to Chicago to become part of the METRA roster. AMTK 505 makes its way through the 505 area code on its way to the Beech Grove maintenance facility in Indiana. Sometimes the deadhead didn’t...
  19. Yard Limit

    West of the West Private Varnish on Amtrak in New Mexico!

    October means Balloon Fiesta time and a change of the weather. Roots on the Rails is a travel company that runs charter rail excursions and this year’s West of the West train from Los Angeles to Chicago via the Sunset Limited and then Chicago to Los Angeles via the Southwest Chief features...
  20. Yard Limit

    Homage to the California Zephyr Cars

    Four California Zephyrs cars, the Silver Rapids, Silver Lariat, Silver Solarium, and Silver Peak were sold to the Cuyahoga Scenic Valley train. They have been a favorite catch in New Mexico and we will miss them. Here are several clips of them passing through Seattle on the Snow Train, in...




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