HiDef: 12 80-90 MPH Trains on the Amtrak Harrisburg Line

10 Amtrak Keystone Service trains and the 2 daily Pennsylvanians grind their way east and west at 80-90 MPH through the beautiful Amish countryside of Lancaster County on April 1, 2010. Three locations are covered in this outting, Irishtown Rd. Grade Crossing, Bird-in-Hand, and Paradise. This was supposed to be an outting until sunset, but my camera battery died before the last 3 trains, so sorry I do not have videos of those. :-/ 609 – 11:04 (5-10 minutes late) AEM-7 936 (Push) 648 – 11:42 (on time) AEM-7 935 (Push) 643 – 12:03 (on time) AEM-7 929 (Push) 650 – 12:46 (on time) AEM-7 917 (Push) We then change locations to Paradise in hope that the Pennsylvanians would meet in this area like they normally do, however, both trains had slight delays and met somewhere just west of Bird-in-Hand. 43 – 13:51 (10-15 minutes late) Amtrak P42DC 72 42 – 13:58 (5-10 minutes late) Amtrak P42DC 97 645 – 14:41 (on time) AEM-7 941 (Pull) 652 – 16:03 (on time) AEM-7 936 (Pull) Nice doppler on 647 guy though it was ashame for the motor bike. 647 – 16:53 (on time) AEM-7 928 (Push) I tried to pan but it turned out eh, the zooming got messed up. Oh well, it was a nice fly-by. 654 – 17:08 AEM-7 929 (Pull) A hot air balloon! 649 – 17:53 (on time) AEM-7 625 (Push) Two horse and buggies meet right after the train passes, showing a true clash of technology, the simple lifestyle of the Amish, the PRR position lights from the 1920’s, and the modern high speed rail trains. 656 – 18:19 (on time) AEM-7
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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