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.
Twenty trains rolling through Heroes Park (Surprise Ending)
My friend blueydsniper came all the way from Coranado in San Diego to visit
me in Heroes Park and here's the video of what we saw there. Pretty good
day. I let him use my tripod, so that's why there some hand held shots.
1. A forgetful crew running a Metrolink train going North on the IEOC left
the headlights shining bright on the trailing cab car.
The BNSF O-LACSDG (Officer Special from Los Angeles to San Diego.)
3. Metrolink F59PHI 883, (with the blankest paint scheme of all SCAX Phase
III locomotives. The paint above the plow is white, unlike other
4. A Pacific Surfliner with a baggage car; (door open,) six Amfleets, two
Horizons, and two F59PHI locomotives.
I recently repaired my bicycle air horns, so I included some footage of it
as well. Enjoy the video!
Metrolink F59PHI 876 with Impressive K5LA
After riding the Executive special with a set of Hyundai Rotem CEM cars to
Santa Ana for the whistle stop debut, it departed Northbound so I decided
to take Southbound train 684 back home. To my great pleasure, it was using
the original horn which was a great way to wrap up the day.
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!
CP 5956 Leads Freight With UTA Frontrunner Passenger Car
CP Rail 5956 and DME 6200 pull a long freight. At the end of the train is a
Utah Transit Authority Frontrunner passenger car being shipped out there
for commuter service. Filmed in Davenport, IA January 21st, 2010.
Info on Frontrunner
Riding COASTER North to Encinitas
I took the Coaster 645 North to Encinitas to get away from those evil
Amtrak cops. (Their new photo and video policy is a lie!)
Here's my review of the San Diego COASTER:
Fast, reliable service
Great cleanliness, (REALLY clean windows!)
The trains always make it on time
Finally, very well maintained interior
The San Diego Coaster is the way to go! FAR better than Amtrak's Pacific
Metrolink F59PHI 885 through Fairhaven Street With Train 802
This crossing is in the process of being removed. It's deconstruction is
Metrolink 802 really laid on the Nathan P2 horn here with F59PHI #885 (with
a faint hint of K5LA, listen to how loud the horns were at 0:33) and
Generation 1 Bombardier Cab car #630 trailing.
The K5LA was only noticeable when it was far enough away because when it
was close, the P2 was in full blast while the K5LA was lightly quilled. The
K5LA was quieter than the P2 in this case but the K5LA's sound naturally
carried farther than the P2's sound did; therefore, the K5LA was only
audible from a distance.
Shot with a Canon Vixia HF R10 and edited with Sony Vegas Pro 9.0.
HD - SoCal 2011 - Oceanside - Tons of Metrolink, Coaster and Amtrak Action!
On the 16th of June, we were staying for the night at Oceanside so tomorrow
we could meet up with AMTK510. After taking a bit of a swim on the beach, I
changed and headed to the station at Oceanside, a major station for Amtrak,
Coaster, and Metrolink. I could only stay for about 2 hours, but I saw
plenty of passenger action, meets, and new school F40PH's. In total, I saw
7 trains. Not bad for a Thursday. I'll definitely revisit this station in
Enjoy the video!
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Train 1: As I arrived into the station, Metrolinks' 604 train is about to
be turned around when Coasters' 661 train arrives in the station, resulting
in a meet. Not a bad way to start off the evening.
Coaster F40PHM-2C 2103
Train 2: After a brief layover, the Metrolink train, now 607 departs for
points north to LAUPT.
SCAX Cabcar 636
SCAX F59PH 864
Train 1: The coaster leaves Oceanside heading north to the shops.
Train 3: Amtraks' Surfliner #589 arrives into Oceanside. What's interesting
is this one sports dual F59PHI on both ends of the trains, pretty unusual I
assume, for SoCal.
AMTK F59PHI 461
AMTK F59PHI 455
Train 4: At around 6:55PM, North County Transist Districts' "Sprinter"
diesel rail cars arrive into Oceanside. these 2 car shuttles on rails ferry
passengers to and points between Oceanside, and Escondido, 30 minutes
Siemens VT642 4003
Then at 7:03PM it departs East to Escondido.
Train 5: Not long after the Sprinter left, another Coaster was comming into
the station. Head end power was F40PHM-2C 2105. Hmm...where have I heard
that before...? lol.
Coaster F40PHM-2C 2105
Train 6: Another Sprinter, no big deal but...looks at the colors!!
Train 7: Last train of the day for me was Metrolink. Thank God they've yet
to change that M-Bell, that never gets old.
SCAX Cabcar 626
SCAX F59PH 853
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
Train engineer says the title on arrival into Fullerton and gives two
friendly horn blasts on the Nathan P2 upon departure, which is pretty
unusual for Metrolink trains. Perhaps this was another Amtrak engineer. The
train number is 684 to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo.
Enjoy the video.