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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    AMTK 300 made it onto the Capitol Limited to continue eastward. Hello Railfan posted a video of it near Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. WV trains appears to be one of many that caught it at Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia.
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    Southwest Chief #3 and #4 in New Mexico Service Disruption

    Video of the doubled-up Southwest Chief at Colton, California by Incidents Media.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Amtrak itself has post a video about the 300's journey to the Northeast Corridor. And to add one track-side video from today, here's Thunderbolt1996 Productions' shot of the train going through Pacific Junction, Iowa.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    I took some photos of 300 during #6(12)'s stop at Ottumwa, Iowa. On this last picture, you can see the model designation of ALC-42 on the left, but on the card on the right directly below the Siemens logo it says, "Siemens Charger SC-44".
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Two more videos from AMTK 300's second day of traveling on the California Zephyr. This one by Quinton Murdock is from Palisade, Colorado. Ryan Vince posted a drone video of the train descending the grade west of Denver.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Two videos of AMTK 300 leaving California on Amtrak #6(12) from yesterday. One by John's Junction Railroad Videos shows the Zephyr stopping at Martinez, California. This one from Adam Ghimenti shows the train at its stop at Davis, California.
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    Train #11 hits truck in Oakland

    The two P42s that were on this train, AMTK 58 and 73, are the third and fourth units on Amtrak #6(18) due to arrive in Chicago later today (May 20). Here are a couple videos of this eastbound California Zephyr where some big gashes in 73's right side can be seen. Video by Adam Ghimenti at...
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    UP Track Troubles upper midwest

    Yes, that is the former Rock Island Spine Line. Yes, the Chicago & North Western owned that line as well. For anyone interested in the heritage of a railroad line in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Transportation has a good map for that. Just click on a line to see a list of former owners.
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    Amtrak #6(04) vs. Trailer in Colorado

    Looks like they swapped the engines around as the unit that took the hit, AMTK 51, was the trailing unit as #6(04) came through Iowa almost seven hours late this afternoon.
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    Amtrak #6(04) vs. Trailer in Colorado

    The Clifton Fire Protection District posted some more pictures on the damage on their Facebook page.
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    Amtrak #6(04) vs. Trailer in Colorado

    The eastbound California Zephyr that left Emeryville on May 4 hit a "pull behind work trailer" near Clifton, Colorado midday today (May 5): State Patrol: Troopers investigating train vs trailer crash. No injuries reported.
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    Nashville Steam Shop Damaged by Storm

    Yesterday, Nashville Steam's shop took a hard hit from a severe storm. This is where the group has been restoring Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis Railway 576 to operation. Nobody was hurt, but they are asking for donations to recover: March Storm Damages Nashville Steam Shop – NASHVILLE STEAM.
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    Canadian Pacific buying Kansas City Southern?

    Since the longer version hasn't been stated here yet: The Milwaukee Road line to Kansas City became part of the Soo Line, which then became Canadian Pacific. Then it became I&M Rail Link. Then it became Iowa, Chicago, & Eastern. Then it became Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern. Then it became CP...
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    Which webcam is your fav to watch Amtrak trains?

    I like using the Galesburg camera to see what's on Amtrak #5 before it comes by me.
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    New Siemens Charger locomotive

    Video by Adam Ghimenti from yesterday showing four Chargers, including the Amtrak ALC-42, outside the Siemens facility at Sacramento.
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    Potential Detours

    I think I have a couple to add for the California Zephyr. Denver to Omaha on the Union Pacific. I believe I've seen that that's been used a few times. The other one I have I've only heard of once: Ottumwa to Galesburg via what now the Canadian Pacific to Kansas City and then the regular...
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    Cascades Talgo Move

    Here's a video of the train sets in Holgate Yard at Seattle yesterday by YouTube user B-Town Railfan. And here's a video of the train sets being moved filmed by Subpowerzero66.
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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    YouTube user EJF215 has posted a video of the test train at Hammond, Indiana.
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    Amtrak Special for the Inauguration (1/19/2021)

    Video taken today by YouTube user Nicholas Smith shows AMTK 46 with new 50th anniversary decals departing Thurmond, West Virginia on Amtrak #50. Another video by William Watson shows the train departing Manassas, Virginia.
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    Sumitomo/Siemens Contract for 137 Cars (former bi-levels)

    Another special move of new Siemens cars passed through Iowa today (Monday). The numbers on the cars were small, but it looked like the five coaches were IDTX (if that's the reporting mark they're using) 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, and 4018.