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CN's Yellowhead - Easiest Pass through the Rockies
At 3718 feet above sea level, the summit of Yellowhead Pass on Canadian National’s transcontinental main line west of Jasper, Alberta, is the lowest and easiest pass through the Rocky Mountains traversed by a transcontinental railroad in either the United States or Canada. No other crossing of the Great Divide even comes close. Yet the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies stand guard on both sides of the pass. No wonder all three transcontinental railroads in Canada wanted to build through Yellowhead and two of them did. The ascending grade on both sides of the pass is only four tenths of a percent. The tonnage through Yellowhead has quadrupled in the past forty years and CN runs some of the longest freight trains in North America through Yellowhead Pass. And CN’s line through Yellowhead Pass is located in the beautiful Jasper National Park and Mt. Robson Provincial Park. Via’s Canadian and Skeena pass through Yellowhead as does the seasonal Rocky Mountaineer tourist train. This program shows all the trains for over twenty-four hours on both sides of Yellowhead Pass in September of 2010. “CN's Yellowhead – Easiest Pass through the Rockies” is one hour and fifty-two minutes long. This DVD has the option of being watched with or without narration.
Cartersville, GA - CSX Hot Spot
Cartersville, 50 miles north of Atlanta, is where the CSX lines from Nashville and Cincinnati join together. This single track funnel is one of CSX's busiest lines and one of the most congested in the U.S. This tape shows 24 hrs. of action around Cartersville in April 1996. 112 minutes.
Union Pacific Sunset Route in West Texas DVD
The busy former SP Sunset Route has been the property of the UP since September 1996. This video shows 30 hours of action around Sierra Blanca in West Texas where the former Texas & Pacific line joined the Sunset Route, along with a couple of trains on Paisano Pass in April 1998 when this part of the Sunset Route was severely congested. This video gives an unintended look at how a busy rail line can become gridlocked when power and crews are in short supply. 80 minutes.
Austell, Georgia - NS Hot Spot
With over 55 trains in 24 hours on peak days, the 14 miles between Austell, west of Atlanta, and Inman Yard in Atlanta is the busiest line segment on the whole NS system. At Austell the NS lines to Chattanooga and Birmingham divide. We caught all of the NS action around Austell for 24 hours in April 1996. 2 hours, 39 minutes.
BNSF Sandhills Coal Conveyor
This tape show 24 hours of action in May 1996 on BNSF's central coal corridor around Broken Bow, Nebraska on the edge of the sandhills. Most of the 50 trains a day on this line are coal trains from the Powder River Basin with nearly half of them pulled by SD70MAC's. 146 minutes.
CSX North Florida Funnel DVD
All CSX freights from the Midwest and Northeast bound for Florida take the funnel in northern Florida between Folkston, GA and Callahan, FL to reach Jacksonville and the rest of Florida. All Amtrak trains from the Northeast take this funnel also. Up to 55 trains on peak days use this track, one of the busiest line segments on CSX. This video shows 24 hours of action in the fall of 1997 on CSX's North Florida Funnel. 103 minutes.
Conrail's Harrisburg Line
The section of CR's Harrisburg Line between Harrisburg and Reading is CR's busiest line in the East with 55 trains on peak days and is part of their high clearance route for stacks across PA. This tape shows 24 hrs. of action on the former Reading around Myerstown, PA, between Reading and Harrisburg, in August 1996. 94 minutes.
CSX and IC at Odin, Illinois DVD
The small town of Odin, 66 miles east of St. Louis, retains its old time railroad flavor. Odin is where the Illinois Central's main line via Centralia crosses CSX's former B&O line to St. Louis. The number of trains through Odin has grown recently and changes are coming on CSX. This video shows all of the trains through Odin for 24 hours in the fall of 1997. 98 minutes.
The East End - CSX Along the Potomac
This tape shows the contemporary operations on one of the most historic lines in this country, the East End Subdivision of the former B&O. Now known as CSX's Cumberland sub, this line is still one of the busiest on CSX. This tape shows 24 hrs. of CSX action in August 1996 along the Potomac around Hancock, WV, midway between Brunswick and Cumberland. 69 minutes.
Thunder on the Airline DVD
The former Santa Fe, now BNSF, route between Chicago and Kansas City has long been known as the Airline because it is the straightest and fastest rail line between those two rail centers. No other railroad has such an fleet of hot trains. This tape shows 24 hours of awesome action on the airline in Sept. 1997 east of Fort Madison in west central Illinois. 83 minutes.