1. After the Storm, UP 8636 West at Creston, Illinois on 6-19-09


    from Bill / Added

    The weather radar was lighting up west of Chicago, so I decided to a do a bit of storm chasing. I drove west on Rt 38 which follows the Union Pacific Geneva sub for quite a ways. West of DeKalb, and west of Creston, I pulled up a lonely north-south road to video the approaching storm. I video'd the storm until hail forced me to find shelter for the car under the local Casey's General Store gas canopy. After topping off the tank as a thank you, I set up shop just east of Creston to catch a westbound UP that was passing DeKalb. I hoped that it would get to me before the weather got too good and destroyed the shot that I had planned. I had some second camera going, but one of the occasional, wind-driven raindrops landed on the lens despite the lens hood. Which pretty much ruined that clip. So this is what's left. Oftentimes trains are slow through here as they approach Global 3, just a few miles west. And that crappy horn... yikes. Please watch in HD. Comments appreciated. Canon HV30 30p Azden ECZ 990 Microphone Sony Vegas Studio Platinum 9.0

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    • America's Cup Express, San Carlos CA 7/23/2012


      from Chris Butts / Added

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      I don't normally do video but thought it would be kinda neat to catch the America's Cup train when it came up the Caltrain Peninsula line the night of Monday the 23rd. Symboled SPRSF-19, the train originated in Rhode Island and took a PW-NECR-CN-UP routing. In San Jose, the train swapped power with the Mission Bay Local (a pair of GP60s including an unpatched SSW 9652), in order to take the train directly into San Francisco. The train was broken in half in Oakland so this is the first section, the 2nd section went up to San Francisco last night. Shot with a Canon 5D MKIII and quickly edited with iMovie. I'm no expert. :)

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      • Amtrak California Zephyr with UP Heritage D&RGW 1989 SD70ACe


        from Mark Watson / Added

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        On a lucky trip aboard the California Zephyr this past August, one locomotive began giving us some problems. The replacement just happened to be the one and only UP Heritage D&RGW 1989 SD70ACe! Here is the first comp of videos taken aboard this train.

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        • Amtrak's Westbound California Zephyr Detours by Malta, Illinois on 1-30-2011


          from Bill / Added

          Due to the bridge situation in Burlington, Iowa, the California Zephyr was forced to run on the Union Pacific's Geneva sub this day. I had packed up my gear and was driving home after catching the eastbound Zephyr when I received a call and was informed that the westbound Zephyr had just passed West Chicago. I would have liked to have caught it east of DeKalb but knew that with its speed that I couldn't get there in time. So I ducked into Malta and set up near the western grade crossing. A three camera shot with the zoomed cam looking through the forest of grade crossing signals. I like how the gate of the nearest signal drops right in line with the mast and points directly at the camera. A waiting eastbound unit coal train is parked just outside of town. It got going immediately after the Amtrak cleared.

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          • Another Train Coming Warning System


            from Gabriel Lopez-Bernal / Added

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            This is a video of the "Another Train Coming Warning System" installed at the York Street Highway-Rail Grade Crossing in Elmhurst, IL. Given the high frequency of train traffic along this line, three track configuration, and high pedestrian traffic, the Another Train Coming Warning system is designed to further reinforce the dangers of entering an active grade crossing as trains could be approaching from any direction at any time.

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            • Arlington, Texas - IC 2720 - 05/15/2010


              from Richard Whitenight / Added

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              IC 2720 leads a westbound auto train into Garrett Yard. This train originated at Indianapolis, IN.

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              • Arlington, Texas - UP 3826 - 09/22/2010


                from Richard Whitenight / Added

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                UP 3826 provides the power for an eastbound baretable relocation train.

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                • Arlington, Texas - UP 5177 - 05/12/2012


                  from Richard Whitenight / Added

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                  UP 5177 is transferring empty autoracks from Aviation siding in Grand Prairie, to Garrett Yard. This video was shot at the Great Southwest Pkwy crossing of the UP Dallas Subdivision

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                  • Arlington, Texas - UP 9583 - 05/14/2012


                    from Richard Whitenight / Added

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                    UP engines 9583, 9741, and 9797 provide the power for RCODA-14. This video was taken at MP 232.50 of the UP Dallas Sub.

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                    • Arlington, Texas - UP 3994 - 05/14/2012


                      from Richard Whitenight / Added

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                      UP 3994, 4534 and 7845 provides the power for MFWDA-14. This video was taken at MP 232.50 of the UP Dallas Sub.

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