• February on the AGS South

  • Discussion of photography and videography techniques, equipment and technology, and links to personal railroad-related photo galleries.
Discussion of photography and videography techniques, equipment and technology, and links to personal railroad-related photo galleries.

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  by HWB
While moving this weekend I did manage to shoot a couple of trains Sunday
morning and make it over to see the Amtrak Anniversary train at Meridian. All
in all not to bad and I'm settled in atop the hill at MP195. Looking forward to
hiking over and setting up the Capture Cam as soon as this track work is done. I
if you didn't know I have a live scanner feed running over at radio reference.
How did I ever get moved????

Pic's of the Anniversary Train
http://howardbiby.rrpicturearchives.net ... x?id=76441

KCS leading a intermodal at MP195

The Struggle for 195

Howard @ MP195
  by HWB
NS 225 came by while the track gang was in the clear. NS A55 came by later that afternoon and stopped for a signal at MP195. Heard it bang the slack out and took off to get the best shot I could. Got my new monopod today so you wont get sea sick watching anymore

NS 225

NS A55

Howard @ MP195
  by HWB
On Friday Amtrak 20 had to back all the way to Tuscaloosa Siding and hole up for its meet with Train 19. This was after it had made it station stop so Train 20 arrived and departed Tuscaloose twice in one day! I'm sure this has happened before but it was the first time I had witnessed it. What made this especially interesting was how I came to know they would meet in such an unusual way. I was listening to my live internet scanner feed at work on my phone using the scanner app. Isn't technolory great!
Woke up too early this morning so I headed and and got NS 219 with a trio of Belles leading the way then NS 393 as soon as the block was clear.
Amtrak 20 backed in behind NS 345 at Coaling to wait on Train 19. Got both of them after the meet and then chased 345 to MP195

Trains 20 and 19 meeting

NS loaded coal train at MP195

NS 219 with all the Belles and Whistles

NS 393 at MP195

Amtrak 19 then 20

NS Train 345 at MP189 and MP195

Howard at MP195
  by HWB
Here are a few trains I captured with the Capture Cam and my own self over the past few days on the AGS South in the Tuscaloosa area. Most are from the Capture Cam which I set up om my way home from work at MP195. The are listed in order of capture.

Empty Coal Train at Tuscaloosa

NS 393 at MP195 on Sunday morning

NS 345 on Monday at MP195

NS 345 on Tuesday at MP195

NS A55 with SD high hoods forward at MP195

NS 172 with a rent-a-wreck leading the charge up the hill at MP195

Thanks for watching!
Howard at MP195
  by HWB
NS 339 was stopped just short of MP 195 waiting for NS A37 to finish its days work and get in the clear. I waited for almost an hour and the late evening light went away before 393 got the clear and proceeded into Tuscaloosa. This train had a freshly painted SD70ACe in the Belle scheme as well as two Ferromex units in tow. I did manage to get picture with my camcorder so the quality isn't great

NS 339 with all KCS power

SD70ACe Belle
http://howardbiby.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=2920974

SD70ACe Belle
http://howardbiby.rrpicturearchives.net ... id=2920969

Howard at MP195
  by HWB
Amtrak 20 and 19 met at Tuscaloosa Siding today. Train 20 piloted by Big Mo and Ted got there first just as Train 19 arrived at the Tuscaloosa Depot. They didn't have to wait long before Train 19 crossed the ABS Interlocker and got in the hole so Train 20 could continue on. Lots of good audio on this video as Mr. Excuses (Big Mo)told me my hat was in his other bag ( I think he's still a bit upset abouth the National Championship Game).
Next up is Train 19 backing out of Tuscaloosa Siding to continue its trip to New Orleans. Lots of good audio on this one too as the conductor and engineer talk to the dispatcher and back the train out of Tuscaloosa Siding. The engineer on that train, I believe his name is Mike missed his true calling and should have been a radio DJ.
All in all a great day trackside provided by both crews of the Cresents. Well done ladies and gentlemen.
And let us not forget about NS 345 that was running a block ahead of Train 19 and had a great piece of old school power in the lead

Cresent Train 20 waiting for 19

Train 19 backing out of Tuscaloosa Siding

NS 345 with white air conditioner unit

As alway thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed

Howard at MP195
  by HWB
As always I'm dragging butt when it comes to getting the finished product out of the cutting room. Here are the last couple of weeks offerings. So old they're almost relevant again.

Enough KCS powered trains from Saturday and Sunday to make single video. NS 340 are seen on both days along with either NS 220 or a 24 train on Sunday

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Part one of the weekend action at Norfolk southern AGS South MP 195

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More trains are seen at Norfolk Southern AGS South MP 195 in East Tuscaloosa

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Two NS trains are seen leaving AGS South MP 195 after waiting for A55 to clear up. Great horn work as they get going.

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Norfolk Southern Train A55 provides most of the second generation EMD power at AGS South MP 195

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Norfolk Southern Trains 219 and 340 are seen at Tuscaloosa with Kansas City southern power leading and a lone Mexican heads 340

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stay tuned for more timely posting in the not so near future

Howard at MP 195
  by HWB
After going dead at Eutaw, NS 340 is seen alive again the next day 35 miles away at MP 195 in Tuscaloosa

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Amtrak 20 and NS 225, not in Tuscaloosa

Amtrak 20 is seen at Eutaw, Alabama and then again at Moundville, Alabama. NS 225 is seen next at Moundville all Norfolk Southern AGS South

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Howard at MP 195