American Railroads

  1. A collection of scenes from Cresson, PA during Railfest 2009, featuring Norfolk Southern's fleet of SD80MAC locomotives. All 30 of the SD80MACs built went to Conrail, and Norfolk Southern got 17 of them when Conrail was split between NS and CSX in 1999. The 80MAC is rated at 5,000 horsepower and uses a 20-cylinder engine; the first locomotive to do so since the SD45/SD45-2 of the late '60s - early '70s.

    The first scene is from the evening of June 27th, as 7 of the big beasts cruise into town in a light engine move.

    Next is a night sequence from the 28th. 5 80MACs had been parked in front of the engine house all day with their engines shut down and are now being awakened one by one as sister unit 7203 is retrieved from an adjacent siding and pulled out to join them. Watch the numberboard lights flicker on the first unit in the lashup as it's brought to life.

    Finally, the clip wraps up with the 7214 and 7201 leading still-blue SD60I 6734 on the point of an eastbound manifest on the evening of June 29th; the last train I saw before packing up to head home.

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  2. Just Thought I Would Go Trackside And Video Some Trains With My Camera.

    Exported With iMovie 09, 16.9 Format. Camera Set To XP Mode, At 100FPS.

    I Did Add Some Saturation In iMovie Settings For More Color.

    Enjoy! It's A Great Camera, Highly Recomended!

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  3. new york

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  4. One train stopped on the main while another passed on the sidding

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  5. A Heritage 1 paint scheme as BNSF 1011 leans into a curve on the Barstow sub. And a crane with some other equipment at the rear, too.

    After catching my first two southbounds on the Barstow sub at Fenton, I decided to drive further south along the tracks. Uncharted territory for me past Erie, Illinois. I was looking for a spot to catch the northbound train that was waiting at Warner until the two southbounds passed. The trouble was the lighting. A northbound train with the sun high in the southern sky was asking for all kinds of exposure troubles. (An example of which is in the next video from this day.) So I was looking for a portion of the track which was angled away from the sun's azimuth. I came across this spot which was off the sun and had a curve. My favorite combo.

    And here I met a father son railfan duo from the east coast who make an annual trek to the area. Wow.

    Primary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Secondary camera: Canon HV30 30p
    Microphones: Azden ECZ 990
    Edited in: Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9.0

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American Railroads

Ross Waters

I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos…


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I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos are welcome if they are railroad or train related to North America. This channel is only for railroads in Canada, USA and Mexico.

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