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Date: 03/18/23 12:37
a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: goneon66

a very late #3 starts over the "santa fe" bridge at hackberry, az on the bnsf's seligman sub today.

once over the bridge, #3 starts accelerating up out of hackberry...........

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Date: 03/18/23 12:48
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: pt199

I almost mistook that for an Alco.  Nice video



Date: 03/18/23 12:49
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: ironmtn

A very cool video. Thanks!

MC



Date: 03/18/23 13:14
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: Cumbresfan

Nice video, but no baggage car; are they being sidelined for a reason?



Date: 03/18/23 15:17
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: csxt4568

Awesome video

Csxt4568



Date: 03/18/23 16:03
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: mitch45

Very nice indeed!



Date: 03/18/23 17:32
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: PHall

Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> Nice video, but no baggage car; are they being
> sidelined for a reason?

Last car is a Coach-Baggage. Maybe they figured out they really don't need the full Baggage cars.



Date: 03/18/23 18:19
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: bmarti7

Great location and video Juan!

PCBill



Date: 03/19/23 02:47
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: mp51w

That train sure was well documented across the country!  Cool video!



Date: 03/19/23 20:17
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: ProAmtrak

Cool video, love how even riding it once 3 hits that curve outta Hackbarry the engineer wastes no time getting the train back to 90 and don't slow down until they get to the curve from the depot in Kingman which is amazing in itself!



Date: 03/20/23 02:35
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: jp1822

PHall Wrote:
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> Cumbresfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nice video, but no baggage car; are they being
> > sidelined for a reason?
>
> Last car is a Coach-Baggage. Maybe they figured
> out they really don't need the full Baggage cars.

70 new VIewliner shell baggage cars were never needed - in my opinion. Complete waste. It got CAF warmed up to production I guess, Half to one-third of that would have been sufficient. Amtrak should have had more VIewliner Bagg/Dorm cars, or Viewliner sleeper cars but we all know how that turned out..... Bottom line - they've figured out how to operate many of the long haul trains without baggage cars. Many are now stored or just being towed as axle count cars. Not saying they couldn't have used some baggage cars for opportunities, but NEVER have I EVER seen a full baggage car operated on Amtrak with just passenger's baggage in the 21st century. The only train that I have seen absolutely PACKED with passengers' baggage is VIA's Canadian. Came off inbound Canadian to Toronto and was shocked at the amount of baggage packed into that ex-CP stainless steel baggage car!!!! But it was also a 20+ car late August consist in early 2000's. 



Date: 03/21/23 14:53
Re: a late #3 over the bridge and starting to pull..............
Author: 8notch

Great sound and smoke show. Gets my vote for VOTD.
Robert in Island City Oregon 



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