Metrolink 883 with Two Horns and UTA Frontrunner car
I just got of this Metrolink train from Oceanside. During the ride, I noticed that the train was using a very nice K5LA mixed with P2 horn. With plenty of waving, jumping, and dancing, I got the engineer to give YouTube a sample of it's stellar K5LA. (You're WELCOME!) If you look close, you can see that this is also Metrolink's blankest locomotive. (Note the white paint around the plow.)
Enjoy the video.
Amtrak & Metrolink action in Santa Ana, CA December 20th, 2013
Santa Ana, CA
Friday December 20th, 2013
Train #1 - (E Mcfadden Ave.) Amtrak #572 featuring: P42DC #45 pulling a 6
car amfleet set, and F40PH #90230 on the back.
1:09) Train #2 - (Grand Ave.) QUICK DECISION SHOT - Amtrak Pacific
Surfliner #573, with cabcar #6905 leading, and F59PHI #454 trailing.
1:53) Train #3 - (Grand Ave.) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #774, with F59PHI
#457 in the "Operation Lifesaver" wrap, and a KILLER K5LA display !!!
2:52) Train #4 - (Santa Ana Blvd.) Metrolink train, with SCAX #656 leading
3:35) Train #5) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #777 arriving at the Santa Ana
4:28) Amtrak #777 departing the station, and crossing through Santa Ana
5:56) Metrolink train, with SCAX EMD F59PH #865 leading.
6:57) Metrolink train, with SCAX EMD F59PHI #885 arriving at the station.
9:05) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #579, with Cabcar #6908 leading the way into
10:00) Amtrak #579 departing the station, and laying on the K5LA horn and
slowing down as the crossing gates at Santa Ana Blvd. took a while to go
11:23) (4th street) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #580, with F59PHI #463
departing the Santa Ana train station, with "better than usual" K5LA action
Amtrak & Metrolink Trains in San Clemente, Capistrano Beach & Dana Point, CA (June 15th, 2013)
San Clemente, CA
Capistrano Beach, CA
Dana Point, CA
Saturday June 15th, 2013
AN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL DAY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA !!!
Train #1 - (Pier crossing) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #768 arriving at the
San Clemente Pier Amtrak Train Station running about 7 minutes late, with
F59PHI #463 in the lead, and F59PHI #464 trailing.
2:17) Train #2 - (Pier Station) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #572, with P42DC
#88 leading the way, and departing at the San Clemente Pier Amtrak Train
4:18) Train #3 - (San Clemente, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #777 with
cabcar #6953 leading the way, and F59PHI #457 following.
5:27) Train #4 - (San Clemente, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #579 with a
(pretty rare) F59PHI #464 leading the way, with it's awesome overhauled
appearance, and 3rd generation K5LA horn on a northbound!!! F59PHI #463,
(also recently overhauled) following on the back.
6:44) Train #5 - (San Clemente, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #580 with
F59PHI #456 in the lead with (once again) a weak horn display.
7:59) Train #6 - (Capistrano Beach, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #582 with
F59PHI #454 in the lead.
(9:30) Train #7 - (Capistrano Beach, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #785
leading the way (again... another rare locomotive leading northbound !!!)
F59PHI #451 leading the way, and F59PHI #462 trailing. Running about 30
10:03) - Train #8 - (Dana Point, CA) Metrolink meetup !!! Cabcar #694
leading the passing train, and cabcar #681 following on the waiting train.
10:59) Train #9 - (Dana Point, CA) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #784 with P42DC
#88 leading the way in an awesome "golden hour" lighting shot !!! Running
about 45 minutes late!
HD- My HO Model Train Collection: Metrolink, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, etc.
Here's a large compilation of my HO train collection in a variety of
locations. Not all the trains seen in the video are mine, I own everything
except for the Daylight #4446 steam engine and the Amtrak Superliners,
those belong to a friend of mine. Locations featured in the video are Los
Angeles Live Steamers and my room, where I just set up my Kato UniTrack,
the only track I recommend.
Athearn RTR Metrolink F59PHi
Athearn Bombardier Passenger Cars: Metrolink and Coaster
Walthers Amtrak Superliner Cars
Bachmann Southern Pacific Daylight 4-8-4 #4446
Bachmann Southern Pacific Daylight Passenger Cars
Athearn RTR Southern Pacific AC4400W
Athearn Genesis Union Pacific SD70ACe
Bachmann F40PH dummy: Custom painted into Coaster scheme by CoasterFan2105.
Thanks for watching!
Railfanning Oceanside, CA on 1/29/14 - Featuring RBRX 18520 on Metrolink
Amtrak Surfliner, Coaster, and Metrolink trains in Oceanside on a gloomy
cold Wednesday afternoon in January 2014, featuring lease unit RBRX 18520
(ex-GO Transit) on Metrolink train #851. I was here for approx 3 hours and
got a good amount of action!
Watch in HD!
Train #1...Amtrak #768 approaches the Oceanside station with F59PHI #464
leading, running right on-time.
Train #2...Amtrak #573 departs the station with Cabcar #6953 on point.
Train #3...Metrolink #851 crosses Surfrider Way at 12:45pm led by Cabcar
Train #4...Amtrak #777 crosses Surfrider Way at 12:53pm. Solid K5LA horn on
Train #5...Amtrak #572 with the Amfleet set, passes by running on-time with
F59PHI #460 leading.
Train #6...RBRX 18520 leads the Metrolink set to the Stuart Mesa yard at
1:05pm. This train is also crossing Surfrider Way in Oceanside. Nice horn
too! Sure beats the crap horns Metrolink uses normally!
Train #7...Coaster F40PH #2105 leads the afternoon train set to the Stuart
Mesa yard as well.
Train #8...F59PHI #463 leads Amtrak #774 through Wisconsin Ave at 2:19pm.
Train #9 and #10...Amtrak #579 rolls by with Cabcar #6908 leading, shortly
after, Coaster #654 passes by heading to downtown San Diego led by Cabcar
Thanks for Watching!
Metrolink and Amtrak Train Action at LA Union Station; 3/30/2013
I've had this video ready for upload for about 2 weeks and couldn't find
any free time to upload this video, but now here it is!
I was invited to join FanofThePadres411 and 798Amtrak at LA Union Station
for a day of Amtrak and Metrolink trains. I got there for the departure of
the Coast Starlight and stayed until the departure of Amtrak train numbers
777 and 580 (FanofhePadres411 left on this train)
I also added 2 clips at the beginning and end of the video of the Coast
Starlight in each direction but both are different days: 1st clip is from
March 19, 2013 of Amtrak 14 through Glendale with a Cascades NPCU in the
consist, 90252. The 2nd clip is from the same day I was at LA Union Station
on Amtrak 11 on the last day of detour coming down the Valley Sub through
Sylmar station. It was the only day I was able to see the detoured Coast
"Valley" Starlight since I'm busy during the week and unable to see all of
the detoured trains. Sorry for the shaking on the last clip too, too much
wind was hitting me since the train passed me so fast and was only
protected by just a fence.
Enjoy the video!
Amtrak, BNSF, and Metrolink Trains in Santa Fe Springs, CA on 11/28/12
Here is some early morning train action in Santa Fe Springs on a gloomy,
cold November day. I was here from 7:30 to 8:45am, and caught a good amount
of trains! These tracks get a real high volume of trains per day, which is
the main reason I keep coming back to this spot! The 2 grade crossings
within about 200 feet from each other also is a huge bonus! ;-)
9 trains are featured in this video, mostly Amtrak and BNSF. I saw about 7
or 8 Metrolink trains too, but only decided to film a few of them.
Watch in HD!
Train #1...A Metrolink train heads toward Los Angeles.
Train #2...Amtrak #564 heads south at around 7:40am, led by F59PHI #459.
Train #3...Another Metrolink train en route to LA.
Train #4...A large westbound BNSF Z-train passes by with ES44DC #7801
Train #5...A large eastbound BNSF Z-train heads through Santa Fe Springs.
Train #6...A rather short BNSF Intermodal train rolls by, led by ES44DC
#7873. Pretty good speed on this freight!
Train #7...The first northbound Surfliner of the day, Amtrak #763, passes
through. Cabcar #6953 leads with F59PHI #453 trailing.
Train #8...Yet another westbound BNSF Z-train goes by. GEVO #7424 leads.
Train #9...Amtrak #566 heads toward the next stop of Fullerton. Nice K5LA
on AMTK 455! There were lots of construction crews working on the rails
this morning, hence the extra horn blasts by the engineer.
Thanks for Watching!
Amtrak, BNSF & Metrolink Trains in Laguna Niguel & San Juan Capistrano (January 24th, 2014)
Laguna Niguel & San Juan Capistrano, CA
Friday January 24th, 2014
Train #1 - Metrolink train, with cabcar #649 leading, and F59PHI #875
0:40) Train #2 - (MEETUP) Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #573, with cabcar #6953
leading, and F59PHI #450 on the back.
1:37) Train #3 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #572, with P40DC #816 in the lead
with a nice hybrid K5LA!
2:16) Train #4 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #777, with cabcar #6906 leading
the way, and F59PHI #461 trailing.
2:52) Train #5 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #774, with F59PHI #463 in the
lead, with a VERY NICE K5LA!
3:28) Train #6 - Metrolink train
3:47) Train #7 - BNSF Freight train, with Dash 9 #5496 leading the way !!!
5:21) Train #8 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #591 running about 47 minutes
late, with cabcar #6904 leading the way, and F59PHI #455 on the back.
5:46) Train #9 - ANOTHER BNSF Freight train only 25 minutes after the last
7:16) Train #10 - Amtrak #790 doing about 90 MPH !!! Amfleet set featuring
7 cars, and F59PHI #456 leading a "doubleheader" with F59PHI #460 right
behind it, and F40PH #90230 on the back.
Metrolink (Sunset Ltd) at El Monte May June 2014
-1- May 28, 2013 Metrolink Train #327 Cab Car 655 - F59Phi 878
-2- May 28, 2014 Metrolink Train #314 MP36 892 - Cab Car 680
-3- May 30, 2014 Metrolink Train #338 MP36 890 - Cab Car 670
-4- June 6, 2014 Metrolink Train #339 Cab Car 686 - F59Phi 882
-5- June 6, 2014 Amtrak Train #2 with P42s 44 & 176
Union Pacific Breathes Life into The Biggest Steam Locomotive Ever Built
For the first time in over fifty years, the Big Boy #4014 is on the move
again. Here she is being towed through Ontario, California's Amtrak
Station, on her way to Colton, and ultimately Wyoming to be restored to her
This video is raw due to my video editor being difficult.
Shot on a Sony NEX-3.
Caltrain Horn Salute In San Jose, California
Caltrain heading past the Caltrain Maintence Yard in San Jose, California
on September 28th 2007 at 6:00PM.
Nice blast on the Nathan P2 horn from that there engineer - Get R Done!
Thanks For Watching and Enjoy!