Sounder Trains Super Horn Show
Forget the robo horns that sound horrendous, when the real deal still gets
the job done. In this video you'll see mostly Sounder Trains with a few
other common sights mixed including Sounder in reverse. One of the best
liveries on a passenger train along the West Coast!
BNSF/Amtrak/Sounder at Seattle 7-16-08 ***WATCH IN HIGH QUALITY****
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Here is video I shot after taking Sounder into Seattle to visit my
Train 1: BNSF GP38 #2285 and ex-BN GP39-2 #2720 with a 3-car ballast train.
Train 2: SDRX 906 leads.
Train 3: SDRX 909 leads the train I took, #1704, back to the coach yard.
Train 4: Cabcar 306 leads a Southbound SDRX train into King Street
Train 5:CN SD40-2W #5351 leads this empty garbage train. The CN power will
probably brought north to CN territory. This same CN unit I caught leading
a windmill train a few days earlier. Check out that video if you haven't
Train 6: ex-ATSF Dash 9-44CW #632 and another warbonnet lead an autorack
Train 7: The PD is coming to arrest Me! Just kidding....the BNSF Hyrail
truck needed to cross King Street and was getting tired of people driving
right in front of him. Right as I'm filming this, here comes a light engine
move! BNSF 9-44CW #1077, still in its old paint!
Train 8: Dash 9-44CW #1077 again, this time facing the right direction!
Train 9: BNSF ES44DC #7507 leads a stacker, with ex-BN SD60M #8152
Train 10: Amtrak P42DC #151 leads the Coast Starlight out of King Street
southbound for Los Angeles, CA. #113 is trailing. Great K5LA action on this
Thanks for watching!
Sounder and Amtrak at King Street Station.
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Here is some more Sounder and Amtrak action At Seattle's King Street
Station, First we see the first southbound sounder of the day depart with
the SDRX 902 the city of destiny locomotive, we then see the next few
sounders arrive and depart and we see the arrival of Amtrak 506 from
Portland. We finish the video with two shots of the second sounder
departing and the 3rd sounder arriving into the station.
Steam Trains Galore!
All aboard! Come along for a look at several steam trains running in the
western United States! Steam Trains Galore is a 28 minute long video that
features numerous shots of all sorts of different steam trains. You will
see everything from small park trains to the big steam trains that make
occasional runs on the main line today. This video is not narrated and
there are no captions on any of the video clips, so if there are any
questions about where some of these videos were filmed, I'd be happy to
answer them. I'm trying to increase the variety of videos I have on my
page, so this video is geared towards a different (younger) audience. This
is to get a better sense as to what types of videos are the most popular.
If this is well received, I will post more like it in the future. So, that
said, please leave feedback. Thank you!
A very mild and sunny afternoon in early February provided the
encouragement to get out with the Flip Camcorder and capture some railroad
video. I was rewarded with plenty of action down at the Tukwila Station,
which is just south of the city of Seattle, Washington. One of the
objectives was to catch the Sounder Train. Sounder is the Puget Sound
area commuter rail service and serves points between Everett and Tacoma.
On this day, the Sounder is right on schedule into Tukwila having left
Seattle about 3:35. This is the first of six southbound trains operating
in the afternoon/evening. The train does not operate midday or on
weekends, except for sporting or special events. The Puget Sound area was
very slow to adopt commuter rail service, but now that its here, its very
popular and a huge success. The trip from Seattle to Tacoma takes about 1
hour and it would be very unlikely to accomplish the same via private car
given the traffic conditions on I-5.
Conway Scenic Railroad's Valley Train with their EMD GP7.
Everett to Seattle Sounder Commuter Train
First Everett to Seattle Sounder Train through Carkeek Park. Engineer gave
a couple of friendly blasts as I gave him a "thumbs up" in return.
***Dedicated to TheRecorder***
Glad to see you're posting great videos again! I still miss the old ones.
Edmonds, WA on February 23, 2011 (Sounder and Amtrak Morning Commute)
0:24 - SDRX 906 South leads Sounder Commuter Train #1705 into Edmonds, WA.
As the train was departing Edmonds, there was a big group meeting for the
track gang at the Tool house behind me and the engineer blows the horn for
the Form B Restriction.
2:00 - As the meeting is still in progress and passengers are walking to
the station from their temporary Sounder Parking Lot area to catch Train
#1707, Engineer Dennis on SDRX Train #1707 calls Foreman Ramirez to let
them know that they were approaching. He was on the controls of SDRX 901
West with a dynamic duo horn blast of the K5LA and P2 horn combined. SDRX
901 is the only F59 with a P2 horn is because the unit was leased to
Metrolink along with some of our cars, which we got all of it back now.
5:46 - Amtrak Cascades Train #510 makes a station stop at Edmonds for the
trip to Vancouver BC with AMTK 90252 leading. As the passengers and the
baggages are boarded into the train, Katrina Hall relayed Reiser's Form B
to Train 510 so they can have permission to go through the red flag near
Meadowdale Beach. As soon they got permission to go through the Form B,
Train 510 departed Edmonds on time out of Edmonds.
SDRX 903 East Leads Sounder Commuter Train #1700
[NEW, UNSEEN VIDEO FROM MY OLD ACCOUNT!!]
Sounder 903 East Leads an Northbound Sounder Commuter Train #1700 at
Edmonds, WA. It was a cool November Evening and it was pretty busy. SDRX
903 was orginially leased from Virginia Railroad Express or VRE. Now, It is
back here in Washington State and it still has a great K5LA horn as usual.
SDRX 909 West Leads Sounder Commuter Train #1705
SDRX 909 West Leads Sounder Commuter Train #1705 at Edmonds, WA. This
F59PHI had a smooth K5LA horn and Cabcar 110 is also in the consist. Quite
a bit of commuters riding the trains, which is good. Eventually, this area
will be a double track and one of my picture will be on the Construction
Banner for real. I'll have to give you that video once the banner is there.