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Date: 11/03/19 21:08
Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: westfalen

Westbound Amtrak No.3 the Southwest Chief passing the site of Robinson, NM today. This was the location of a tragic collision between the Fast Mail and the Chief on September 5th 1956.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/19 21:16 by westfalen.



Date: 11/04/19 08:25
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: SP4360

1 pixal at a time apparently.



Date: 11/04/19 15:39
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: GenePoon

Awaiting an edit to "No.4 the Southwest Chief passing the site of Robinson, NM YESTERDAY."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/19 15:40 by GenePoon.



Date: 11/04/19 17:11
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      " Nothing to see here . . . . nothing to see here. Go back to your homes, nothing here. "



Date: 11/04/19 17:33
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: westfalen

My fault, I tried uploading the original 4K video.

I'll have another go.

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Date: 11/04/19 17:38
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: westfalen

When was shooting the video I didn't see the semaphores in the distance or I would have kept the video rolling until the train had passed them.



Date: 11/04/19 17:45
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: dtoeppen

Koo-koo-ka-choo Excellent long shot of 706.1 / 706.2. I wish someone would reverse vandalize them and install pinnacles. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/04/19 17:47 by dtoeppen.



Date: 11/04/19 19:13
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice video, thing about that head on, it was preventable, I stil wonder what the fireman was thinking when he went to the switch and lined it and he knew his train was in the hole!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/19 12:15 by ProAmtrak.



Date: 11/04/19 20:23
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: westfalen

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Nice video,k thiung about that head on, it was
> preventable, I stil wonder what the fireman was
> thinking when he went to the switch and lined it
> and he knew his train was in the hole!
I guess he was only human, at three in the morning even railroaders who are used to working all hours can have their bad moments.



Date: 11/04/19 20:29
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: westfalen

dtoeppen Wrote:
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> Koo-koo-ka-choo Excellent long shot of 706.1 /
> 706.2. I wish someone would reverse vandalize them
> and install pinnacles. 

Got this shot near Wagon Mound from the passenger seat of our car doing 75 along the Interstate.




Date: 11/05/19 06:29
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: highgreengraphics

If you look in the weeds there at the point of impact, there are still bits of metal, ceramic and safety glass in the dirt. That accident had long-term implications, as it spawned the rule to stand opposite the side of the switchstand that was taught to me when I railroaded, likely still is today. === === = === JLH



Date: 11/05/19 07:17
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM.
Author: westfalen

highgreengraphics Wrote:
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> If you look in the weeds there at the point of
> impact, there are still bits of metal, ceramic and
> safety glass in the dirt. That accident had
> long-term implications, as it spawned the rule to
> stand opposite the side of the switchstand that
> was taught to me when I railroaded, likely still
> is today. === === = === JLH

Found an old bent spike in the dirt that may have been there since the accident.



Date: 11/05/19 07:59
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: gaspeamtrak

Nice ! 
I rode #4 this September and it was awesome!!!!
Thank you for sharing!!! :):):)



Date: 11/05/19 10:06
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: Whitewater

It's a big wide open country out there.



Date: 11/05/19 10:46
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: spdaylight

Love how the train looks so insignificant against the landscape  . .  great perspective and thanks for sharing!

Craig
mcmrailvideos.com



Date: 11/05/19 21:12
SWC Passenger Traffic west of ABQ and Flagstaff
Author: jp1822

Two regular Superliner Sleepers and two Superliner coaches. I know the train can pick up additional patronage - if Amtrak allows for it, and would market it accordingly. between Kansas City and Chicago. Does ridership between ABQ and LA ever warrant an additional coach (or sleeper) during a particular season? Surprised there's not some peak/seasonal demand to/from Flagstaff on account of Sedona or Grand Canyon. 



Date: 11/06/19 03:35
Re: SWC Passenger Traffic west of ABQ and Flagstaff
Author: GP25

I also think, with the North Arizona Uni 
Flagstaff, itself has exploded over the past few years.
I been watching the Flagstaff Camera. And had been seeing tons of passengers
Boarding the Chief at the Station. 

jp1822 Wrote:
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> Two regular Superliner Sleepers and two Superliner
> coaches. I know the train can pick up additional
> patronage - if Amtrak allows for it, and would
> market it accordingly. between Kansas City and
> Chicago. Does ridership between ABQ and LA ever
> warrant an additional coach (or sleeper) during a
> particular season? Surprised there's not some
> peak/seasonal demand to/from Flagstaff on account
> of Sedona or Grand Canyon. 

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 11/06/19 10:13
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: Cumbresfan

westfalen Wrote:
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> Westbound Amtrak No.4 the Southwest Chief passing
> the site of Robinson, NM today. This was the
> location of a tragic collision between the Fast
> Mail and the Chief on September 5th 1956.

If it's westbound, it's No. 3. The video shows the adjacent road (I-25 frontage road) and semaphores in the distance to the south (west by timetable). As the train moves from left to right it means it's westbound #3.



Date: 11/06/19 22:30
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: bakersfielddave

Yes the train was heading geographic south from raton towards las vegas

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Date: 11/07/19 21:19
Re: Southwest Chief at Robinson, NM. (Video now working)
Author: westfalen

Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> westfalen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Westbound Amtrak No.4 the Southwest Chief
> passing
> > the site of Robinson, NM today. This was the
> > location of a tragic collision between the Fast
> > Mail and the Chief on September 5th 1956.
>
> If it's westbound, it's No. 3. The video shows the
> adjacent road (I-25 frontage road) and semaphores
> in the distance to the south (west by timetable).
> As the train moves from left to right it means
> it's westbound #3.
Yes, it's No.3.



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