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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our weekly outing

Friday, we made our weekly outing to BW3(Buffalo Wild Wings for those of you that do not know). On the way back, we came up to the closest crossing to our house, and sure enough, a train!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My trip to Liberty

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Liberty, TX, which is about 30 minutes from where I live. After waiting for 90 minutes, we finally got a train:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's time...

To reveal to you parts two and three of my December trip!

Part two: Carlsbad. Yes, the Carlsbad Village Coaster station. I don't know exactly how it will go beyond the start, mainly how security will be that day, but I still have three months to plan for that. Also, I may Coaster down to Encinitas, but that will be a game time decision.

Part three: Fullerton. Yes, Fullerton, the giant trash can. But when you see the videos from Fullerton I am about to post, you will see how good of a train-watching place it is. There are Amtraks, Metrolinks, and BNSF that go through here. We will take the Metrolink to there. Plus, there, I have a good chance of meeting up with some other railfans.

Here are some videos of both stations:
Carlsbad Village:


Note: In the Carlsbad video, there is a freight train. There are normally four that only go through during the night. On a VERY, VERY rare occasion, something will pop up so that causes one to go through in daylight. As you can tell, it it night time when it passes through, so everything is normal there.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just a reminder...

Three more days until I reveal parts two and three of my December trip. Here is another hint:

One will involve a car ride, one a one hour long Metrolink ride. They are both stations, but one of them is a NOT a Metrolink station.

AND... There will be two more long polls, one for each part.

Trains in Montana

My grandparents are currently on their way home from Montana, but a few days ago, my grandfather went out to the Marias Pass(not sure of the location, that was not provided) and shot some pics of a crossing. He caught a grain train, and sent me some pictures.

The relay case:

The sigs go off:

A BNSF C44-9W leads this grain train:

Many thanks to my grandfather for going out in the morning and catching this!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1st out of a few of the long polls!

Remember how in my behind the scenes post I said that a big event would be revealed in the next few weeks?

  1. It will be revealed September 14th
  2. I have put up the first of the few long polls! This will have to do with part one, and this would be the most basic and shortest outing, just to get my tripod and "horn ears" going for parts 2 and 3.
  3. Here are some videos shot from both stations(neither of them are mine).
Riverside Downtown:

Riverside La Sierra(he's filming from the bridge)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Poll over

And by a vote of 7-0... The name Crossing Talk stays.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Behind the scenes: September

Yes, the fact that there is a behind the scenes for September means something big is going to be revealed! If you thought that, then you are correct!

When the current poll ends, that is when the big month will kick off:

  • Trainztalk will be coming back up after a two month hiatus!
  • The Oklahoma series will be coming back with a shocking twist!
  • And, finally, I have tried to do a big Orange County event for my blog back last Christmas, that failed. I tried to do live updates from Tehachapi Pass back in June, that failed. I thought those would fail. However, the big event that is planned for December will be revealed in the next few weeks. That is all I will say for right now.

Friday, September 2, 2011