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.
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
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!
HIGH SPEED Amtrak & Metrolink Trains @ Sand Canyon Ave (June 5th, 2013)
Sand Canyon Avenue Railroad crossing
Wednesday June 5th, 2013
Train #1 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #583 flying by at a high speed with
cabcar #6906 leading the way.
0:54) Train #2 - Metrolink mp36ph-3c #890 passing by.
1:27) Train #3 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #582 with F59PHI #454 leading the
1:55) Train #4 - Metrolink #856 passing by.
2:15) Train #5 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #785 passing by with cabcar #6904
3:34) Train #6 - Metrolink cabcar #687 BLASTING through!!
4:29) Train #7 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #784 with P42DC #88 FLYING BY
with a SOLID K5LA !!!
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!
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
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!
Amtrak & Metrolink Trains in Laguna Niguel (October 13th, 2013)
Laguna Niguel, CA
Sunday October 13th, 2013
Train #1 - Metrolink train, with F59PHI #876 leading.
Train #2 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #582, with F59PHI #452 leading.
Train #3 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #785, with cabcar #6903 leading,
running about 25 minutes late.
Train #4 - Metrolink train, with Locomotive #854 leading.
Train #5 - Metrolink train, with cabcar #678 leading.
Train #6 - Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #784, with F59PHI #455 leading.
Amtrak UP Metrolink BNSF at Los Angeles Alhambra El Monte Santa Fe Springs June 2014
Amtrak CSL at Los Angeles, UP Tropicana in the Alhambra trench, UP Z-Train
& Metrolink at El Monte, BNSF - Amtrak & Metrolink at or near Santa Fe
Springs, CA Pioneer Blvd crossing.
-1- June 16, 2014 Amtrak Coast Starlight backs toward LA Union Station with
P42s 98 & 206
-2- UP Tropicana with six locos and eight cars approaching Atlantic Bl,
Alhambra, CA with AC44CWCTE 5788, SD70AH 8825, AC45CCTE 7351, SD70Ms 4725 &
4557, SD59MX 9907
-3 & 4- June 20 Metrolink train 312 at El Monte with MP36 897 & Cab Car 692
-5- Deadhead Metrolink following 312 MP36 898 & Cab car 643
-6- Westbound UP Z train with AC45CCTE 7474, SD70ACe 8429, SD70M 4415
(Bumped record button thus the jump).
-7 & 8- Metrolink train 325 with cab car 641 & Green/White lease unit 18522
-9- June 21 Santa Fe Springs, CA - next to the 605 Freeway Westbound BNSF
intermodal with ES44C4 6687 & C44-9W 4585 front and DPUs ES44DCs 7201 &
-10- Metrolink train 662 with MP36 895, Cab car 673
-11- Amtrak train 567 with Cab Car 6951 & F59PHi 455
-12- BNSF Westbound inter-modal powered by ES44CW 7015 & C44-9Ws 5183,
-13- Amtrak train 572 with heritage P42 #156 and NPCU 90208 Amfleet/Horizon
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
Nevada Steam Trains 4th of July 2014
Happy 238th birthday, America! Celebrate the 4th of July in grand style as
we visit the Nevada State Railroad Museum for one of their annual steam ups
on July 4th, 2014! The museum brought out two historic steam locomotives
and their very unique McKeen motor car 22, all from the Virginia and
Truckee Railroad. The 2-6-0 "mogul" type engine Glenbrook was also out on
display. After visiting the museum, we travel up to Sparks, NV to watch the
July 4th Fireworks Celebration there.
As always, enjoy!