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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...
  2. ProRailProductions2019

    A Early Day of Railfaning at Palmer, Massachusetts

    Time for another video. This time our Pro Rail Member from Poland sent us some videos from his last visit to Palmer, MA. Palmer is known to be the “Used to be” #1 Hot Spot in the Northeast for train watching. Ever since CSX closed down Boston Beacon Yard, traffic has been getting very poor...
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    A Slow Day on the CSX Willard Subdivision (June 2020)

    With the COVID-19 Pandemic rail traffic took a massive hit on the rail industry. On Fathers Day we spent part of the day on the Willard Sub seeing what we could see, we caught a few trains at Fostoria along with our final train of the day at Deshler. Don't forget to hit subscribe and turn on...
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    Canadian National Safety Cab GP38's and GP40's in Southeast Michigan (2019)

    In 2019 Canadian National had a few GP-38's and GP-40's based out of Flat Rock Yard. Contributor Mark Klingel happened to catch these classic CN locomotives working the local area around Flat Rock, we hope you enjoy! Edited by Mark Klingel. Like us on Facebook...
  5. ProRailProductions2019

    Lake State Railway 1280 leads LSRC 326 South Vol 7.

    Lets take a trip back to March of 2010, here we see LSRC 1280 heading south for Bay City. The train will traverse at the time was 90 year old rail from back in the day. A lot has changed in 10 years since 1280 was scrapped. Footage by Kevin Mielke Edited and Produced by David McDougall Don't...
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    Trains over Horseshoe Curve 2008 Featuring (Ex.Conrail and NS SD80MAC's)

    A era pretty much forgotten Ex.Conrail and Pennsylvania Railroad CPL Signals. Pro Rail has found a old archive of the forgotten era from Horseshoe Curve we will see Conrail power, NS SD80MAC's screaming upgrade its something you don't see anymore! Footage is from August of 2008!-David Don't...
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    Trains Across the Ohio Railfan Heartland (Late 2000's) Featuring Ex. Conrail and More!

    Lets take a trip back to the late 2000's we visit the known railfan locations of Deshler, Fostoria, Stanley Yard in Toledo and last but not least Bellevue. We see classic Low Nose 4 axle power and much more! Don't forget to hit subscribe and turn on the notification bell! Like us on...
  8. ProRailProductions2019

    Durand, Michigan: Crossroads of the Grand Trunk

    Durand is a grand hot spot that features a Castle size station with two short lines coming into town, not a whole lot of traffic but it does provide a ATCS Feed through the window and much more! A great place to sit back and watch trains!-David
  9. ProRailProductions2019

    Canadian National Flint Subdivision Series: Video 6 Durand, MI (Revisit) 2019

    In 2019 we revisit Durand, Michigan featuring a few different angles unlike what was scene before in Video 5. Filmed in January, April and May of 2019 Pro Rail returns to Durand, Michigan! Filmed by Greaeme Case Produced by David McDougall Like us on Facebook...
  10. ProRailProductions2019

    Crossroads of the CSX: Deshler, Ohio (2019)

    In the Golden Days of Railroading Deshler was the Crossroads of the B&O linking key points such as Cincinnati to Chicago or Toledo to Cincinnati. Today much has changed of the years with many railroad mergers and more direct freight Deshler still remains to be the Crossroads of not the B&O but...
  11. ProRailProductions2019

    Lake State Railway's Grayling Yard Job (2019) Vol. 1

    Like us on Facebook: On May 14, 2019 with the word of LSRC getting busier and running trains more often around Grayling Pro Rail set out to see the operation, we see LSRC's Grayling Yard job switching the Grayling area, as seen such as Four Mile...
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    Railfan Pit Stop: "Shortlines of the Tri-Cities"

    Join us as we see a Huron & Eastern with a southbound local through Bay City & Zilwaukee, Michigan and a Lake State Railway Yard Job switching the yard in Saginaw,Michigan. Filmed on April 29th 2019 Like us on Facebook: Pro Rail Productions 2019
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    Pere Marquette 1225's Back to the Bricks Special 2016 (Full Chase)

    With summertime right around the corner its time for Summertime Steam Excursions to begin! For a Throwback YouTube post something different I am trying out, I combined the original two videos (North & South) to make a full chase video. We feature a full chase of 1225 on her first excursion of...
  14. east_bay_alex

    Nathan Airchime K5LLA combos and a Leslie S-3L-R

    Here's a good video of some different K5LLA combos. The Nathan Airchime K5LLA is commonly found on EMD SD70ACe locomotives and typically speaking is a very common horn on today's railroads alongside the K5HL variant. The sound of an K5LLA is achieved with a 2-Piece 1L bell and was before the...
  15. ProRailProductions2019

    Into the Fog of the Night: LSRC's Gaylord Turn

    On the night of April 6th we see LSRC 801(GP40) on a return trip south from Gaylord on its way back to Grayling,Michigan, through the thick fog we chased the train to just south of Waters, Michigan. Don't forget to Like, Subscribe and hit the notification bell! Pro Rail Productions 2019
  16. east_bay_alex

    Tehachapi Trip 2017

    Here is a video taken from a recent trip to the Tehachapi Mountains: Enjoy, and subscribe for more!
  17. Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak\'s Southwest Chief, the eastbound No. 4, rounds the curve at WSS Chapelle, the west end of the Chapelle, N.M., siding, in July 2015. These semaphores are between Lamy, N.M., and Las Vegas, N.M., but immediately north of the S-Curves and closer to Las Vegas. The exit off I-25 is Bernal...
  18. DoctorZ

    End-O-The-Line Railroad Park & Museum in Currie, MN

    In the remote little town of Currie, MN (Pop. 233) in the Southwestern part of the State lies a neat Railroad Museum and Park. I shot some video while visiting there: Enjoy!
  19. DoctorZ

    Greetings from the Twin Cities, MN, USA.

    Well this is my first "Rail Fan" forum board. I'm really new to this. As a kid I used to chase trains because I grew up only 1/2 mile from SOO Line's Shoreham switching yards in N.E. Minneapolis, MN. Back in those days, my dad and I would go for walks around the switch yard and watch them put...
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    David Morgan, "News & Ed. Comment", Trains, June 1976

    Can anyone of you please let me know what Trains editor David P Morgan said in "News & Editorial Comment" in the June 1976 issue about Conrail? Kevin P Keefe, later Trains editor, said in the Sept 1998 issue that Morgan questioned about the Conrail inception whether it was "April Fool's Day or... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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