For your viewing pleasure, short videos that I took yesterday of Amtrak action at the Pompano Beach Tri-Rail Station, with a little bonus coverage of a Tri-Rail commuter included.

I had only planned on filming the two northbound Silvers (98 and 92) but later on in the day when I observed that both of the southbound evening trains from the Northeast were running on or ahead of schedule I had to run back out the station for some trainspotting.  We all know about the issues with Amtrak’s on-time performance and more times than not, the southbound Silvers arrive in South Florida from their 26+ hour journey from the northeast around 1-2 hours late.

 

8:58a – NB Amtrak #98 Silver Meteor (P42 locos #46, #155)

12:41p – SB Tri-Rail P673 & Northbound Amtrak #92 Silver Star (P42 locos #132, n/a)

4:54p – SB Amtrak #91 Silver Star (P42 loco #202)

5:03p – SB Amtrak #97 Silver Meteor (P42 locos #131, #175)

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Wow Kevin, that is a crystal clear video.  That must be a beautiful camera you have'.  You did a great job capturing the trains in action'.. Nice job, and thanks for posting.  Sure can't beat the weather in Florida, looks like it was a great day, in spite of the weather weenies up here in NY/CT said it was raining there today'...

  Ted 

 

Scotie posted:

Nice job on the video.

 

Thank you Scotie.

Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Wow Kevin, that is a crystal clear video.  That must be a beautiful camera you have'.  You did a great job capturing the trains in action'.. Nice job, and thanks for posting.  Sure can't beat the weather in Florida, looks like it was a great day, in spite of the weather weenies up here in NY/CT said it was raining there today'...

Ted, it was a beautiful day with temps in the high 60's.  I love my change of seasons though.

I watched your video, well done. These are some photos I took last week after a heavy snowstorm at the CN & Amtrak Yard in Pontiac, Michigan.

2 Siemens Charger

Train number 350 has arrived on time from Chicago. November 12, 2019 @ 2:39 PM.

3 Businessclass

The Wolverine Business-class at sunset at the rear of a Siemens Charger.  Waiting on siding to return to Chicago.

4 Conductor going to work

Amtrak’s conductor has a cup of coffee as she is preparing to take train Number 355 @ 5:35 PM back to Chicago. A CN autorack goes speeding by kicking up snow at 40 mph. I was told that this train is taking finished vehicles from Flint - Saginaw plants to Windsor, Ontario via the Detroit - Windsor Railroad Tunnel.

5 Engineer Boarding

The engineer is boarding Amtrak’s Midwest Siemens Charger to Chicago.

6 Train 355 back to Chicago

Train Room Gary is waiting at crossing gate for Amtrak’s Wolverine to clear.

7 Signal Bridge

The Wolverine Line to Chicago approaches her first signal bridge.

Gary

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trainroomgary posted:

I watched your video, well done. These are some photos I took last week after a heavy snowstorm at the CN & Amtrak Yard in Pontiac, Michigan.

Train number 350 has arrived on time from Chicago. November 12, 2019 @ 2:39 PM.

The Wolverine Business-class at sunset at the rear of a Siemens Charger.  Waiting on siding to return to Chicago.

Amtrak’s conductor has a cup of coffee as she is preparing to take train Number 355 @ 5:35 PM back to Chicago. A CN autorack goes speeding by kicking up snow at 40 mph. I was told that this train is taking finished vehicles from Flint - Saginaw plants to Windsor, Ontario via the Detroit - Windsor Railroad Tunnel.

The engineer is boarding Amtrak’s Midwest Siemens Charger to Chicago.

Train Room Gary is waiting at crossing gate for Amtrak’s Wolverine to clear.

The Wolverine Line to Chicago approaches her first signal bridge.

Gary

I love that wintry weather.  Yes, you folks read that right.

eddie g posted:

The Silver Star doesn't go thru Pompano Beach??????????

Hi Eddie: Amtrak’s Silver Star does go thru Pompano Beach. See Frame 0:47 in Kevin’s YT Video.  The Silver Star goes thru Pompano Beach but it does not stop. See screenshot below.

1 Amtrak Pompano Beach 0-47

Hope this helps: Gary on Amtrak’s Wolverine Line

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EDDIE:

As TrainRoomGary said, Amtrak trains run “through” Pompano Beach.  The Amtrak stops in the South Florida metropolitan area listed in northbound direction are: Miami in Miami-Dade County; Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach in Broward County; Delray Beach and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County.

 

RICH:

I purchased a tripod for doing my train spotting and plane spotting (especially with aircraft as trying to keep a steady camera on a plane that’s not flying in a straight line or level isn’t easy 😊) but in this instance, the videos were all done hand-held.  Both of the ground level videos and I was leaning against the railing at the end of the platform so I only had two dimensions to worry about and both the videos from the overhead walkway, the camera was basically resting on the horizontal cross beam.

 

LEW + BREEZINUP:

You’re welcome!

breezinup posted:

Enjoyed the footage, Kevin. Nice variety of Amtrak equipment.

Looking at one of Gary's photos, it looks like someone at Amtrak has a spelling problem. One would think they could spell the train's name correctly!    

 5 Engineer Boarding

Hi Breezinup:  I took this photo with a 10x digital zoom lens at about 75 yards from the subject. Wolverine is spelled correctly. The sign “Wolverine Line” has a blinking and rolling motion making it appeared that it is spelled wrong. Below is a clearer photo..

1Wolverine Servce

Gary

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