BN, CNW, and UP on the Orin Line - 1990
For most of the summers during my high school and college years I managed to scam at least one trip to visit the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Here is where the newest and biggest power of the western railroads could be found powering coal trains. Coal trains were almost completely absent from railroading in New Orleans at the time so that was also a huge draw for me.
I pulled a 1 hour and 16 minute clip off of a VHS tape and whittled it down to just over 25 minutes edited. Below is the upload to YouTube:
I am quite pleased with this video and am glad the images will now see the light of day! The stars are a number of C40-8s from the CNW's first order. I am a big fan! The lengthy pace scene with CNW 8507 in the lead is a treasure of raw Dash-8 sound!
There is also quite a bit of good Dash-7 sound in this video.
It looks like I was shooting slides as well on this trip. A few of them have already been scanned and posted on-line: