AWESOME! Amtrak P42's Blow through a Snow Bank at a Crossing on the NEC!!

Amtraktrainsrareawesomesnowshotactionp42dieselrescuepowernecacealacela

No trains were running today. That is, until I got word of this awesome opportunity.  I knew that track one would have snow on the crossing because 2151, the first acela of the day "had some issues" near Mansfield, MA.  Enjoy. 

I also added shots from a few weeks ago.

Erik Vince
that is so cool
Ahmed Ali
Beautiful
👌👌
RedFoxGames
most of these are AEM-7s not really P42s why not show more of them since the video is tilted that or change the title ?
Erik Vince
well either not using their homes
Maine Railfan©
Nice! And the first clip has been in tons of videos ive seen!
LoadsofTrains
Cool video!
Max Buskirk
0:27 The sound that the northeast regional makes just makes my day. It's just absolutely magnificent, for whatever reason.
Steven Michael
QUIET ZONE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Samuel Aderin
this is the keystone line
Andrew Silva
Question: Aren't they supposed to blow their horns as they come up to a crossing like the ones in the video?????
A3Kr0n
I want my minute back mother fucker.
TheCallofmy
ctfxc...
icollectstuffdude
Awesome!
TheTrainSimFan
Snow TrainZ!
crewleaderprods
No, quiet zones are dumb. And what's that symbol for, flashing red titties or something?
Moh Monim
Where is this place
Zachary Harper
The first train has the p42.
Alex Batey
It's like the people who complained about the horns on the LIRR dual mode engines. Keeps the smartphone listeners on their toes.
BriefRoboboy
That dont look like a p42......
Peter43John
Oh what fun it is to ride......LoL!!!
1abbasoweid1
tack
Ken Bird
Why no whistles at the crossing? Do they think the quad gates are adequate enough or is theer a local law against whistles?
1230james
0:22 THE TITLE LIES! You said P42s not an AEM :P
vgmediaTRAIN
this video is beautiful :-) LIKE!
spotmaticfanatic
Cool, but if you really want to see what it looks like when a train goes through a BIG snowbank, check out 3:22 of this video: /watch?v=6OtQC263gVQ.
Frogspawn Man
Snow: I like trains Train: Vrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm
Thomasbrainline. Productions
Thats Not A P42 YOu Lied!
Malik Johnson
no horn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monica Matos
I guess we are going to agree to disagree. You'd be surprised how many people will not notice the gates & bells while on their devices driving or walking. I know I don't need a horn, I can see and hear the cues, but often our public doesn't use common sense. The horn is still an effective part of the sequence, and in NYC with no grade crossings the only warning you get as Amtrak passes through a rock cut with no clearance.And if can save an idiot then its worth it
Robert Gift
"Most" is irrelevent. We don't engineer for "most". Nonsense. Pedestrians do not need a horn any more than drivers. They can see the (o)T(o) and hear the bells. It is trying to beat the train, fully aware of its approach, which can be deadly. Not a matter of missing a needless FIFTH warning - the horn. At typical grade crossings: 1 - Advance yellow (RXR) sign, 2 - (o)T(o), 3 - bells, 4 - gates, 5 - three bright locomotive lights. All of that is sufficient without need of blaring horn.
Monica Matos
Most people are not hearing impaired, and those that are going to check for visual cues. I understand that driving is mostly visual but if you aren't listening to music you'll hear the horn and not try to beat the train like I've seen often in video's. And I read somewhere that at quiet zones in LA there are a ton of light rail-vehicle, light rail-person collisions involving some deaths, so pedestrians also also more in danger at quiet zone crossings
Robert Gift
The horn is not moreffective than (o)T(o). There are deaf drivers who will not hear a train horn. There are also drivers who make themselves "deaf" with car stereo blaring at high volume. They will not.ice a horn until too late. Driving is mostly a visual talent. No one needs a horn. The (o)T(o) are enough.
isaiah walker
That last train reminds me of the coorslight train
Monica Matos
The point is the railroad was there first and you have to live around it. Either blowing the horn or creating an underpass is safest. The horn is a more effective warning than the lights & bell. But to cater to the needs of the people over the railroad is dangerous, especially with 125 mph trains passing through there!
Robert Gift
Quiet Zones are a good idea! They make life for those living and working close to grade crossings, better. "You need the horn to warn that you have about 30 sec to clear the crossing,..: The (o)T(o) activate a minimum of 25 seconds before train arrival That is adequate warning. Horns typically sounded give about 15 seconds within that 25 seconds. Idiots would get themselves hit regardless.
Monica Matos
In the Northeast people endlessly complain about train noises yet they move into area where the railroad has been there since the 1800's. You read about the stories about how people moan about the Garbage train in Williamburg & Maspeth which replaces tons of garbage trucks(which people complained about the pollution, smell, etc) which crowded their neighborhood. And NYAR has been there since the 1800's, you can never satisfy everyone!
Monica Matos
Quiet zones are a bad idea. Even with the flashing lights, bells, & a blaring horn all of those trucks & cars still managed to get hit by Amtrak or freight trains this year. So making the zone quiet only leads to more people getting hit since most people who get hit are trying to beat the train to the crossing. And this one is a fast one. You need the horn to warn that you have about 30 sec to clear the crossing,..
Monica Matos
easy to say when simulator horn is all you've gotten :)
TDurden1988
this is gay
TrainsOfEurope
It's my opinion :)
Joeme s
Step 1-Take shovel and pile snow in front of tracks Step 2-Wait for a train
MrPorterj
wow what a crap video
TrainsOfEurope
I think american trains are ugly
ginantsfan5
Awesome Vid!!!!!!!!!!!
AviationMetalSmith
I thought the entire NEC was grade-separated ? Or is that just between D.C. and New York?
Robert Gift
"Quiet zones are dumb." Flashing red (o)T(o), bells and gates with flashing red lamps blocking the roadway are not enough warning? You need blocks of residents needlessly disturbed by a blaring train horn? THAT is dumb.
Freedomtower Productions
Great Catch! It's weird to see grade crossing on high-speed lines.
Wylye_guy
Thanks, appreciated.
scdevon
Check into Amtrak's Rail Pass. The food on the Superliners was surprisingly good. A ride on the Metroliner in the northeast is always fun, too. Winter would be fine. It gets very hot in parts of the U.S. in summer.
Wylye_guy
No trains going the other way then? Nice video, I've got it in mind to get an Amtrak ticket and ride American Trains; I'm not a great fan of very hot weather, would winter be a better time I wonder? (I'm writing from the UK, where we don't really have extremes of weather).
Related Videos
Thumbnail: Spectacular footage Train plowing through deep snow Arthurs Pass
Thumbnail: Amtrak Train Slams Passengers With Snow - Rhinecliff (New york)
Thumbnail: Fast Amtrak trains in snow! W/ lots of horn
Thumbnail: Train Hits and Dissect Snow Bank! Поезда Рассекают Снежные Сугробы!
Thumbnail: Amtrak trains plowing snow 2/9/15
Thumbnail: 80MPH Amtrak trains plowing snow
Thumbnail: (VERY VERY VERY FAST) CP stack/auto with two Olympic units!!
Thumbnail: Awesome Train Plowing Snow!!!
Thumbnail: Railroad thermite welding
Thumbnail: Acela Express kicking up piles of snow!@Kingston
Thumbnail: Amtrak 350 flies through a blizzard at 100mph
Thumbnail: RAILREEL AWESOME Ontario Southland RailwaySnow Plow Run Feb 3 2011
Thumbnail: Amtrak Announces Next-Generation of High-Speed Rail
Thumbnail: [HD] 大雪の北陸本線を走る特急サンダーバードと普通電車 2011年1月30日
Thumbnail: Amtrak Acela Express - America's Fastest Train
Thumbnail: Acela Express Clocked With Radar Gun @ 148MPH
Thumbnail: Rding the rails in style Nullarbor Australia
Thumbnail: MUST SEE!! Acela with tons and tons of horn flying through the snow
Thumbnail: Amtrak & CSX Nearly Wreck At The Diamond Interlocking
Thumbnail: AMTRAK IN EMERGENCY BRAKING AND SPARKS FLY HD
Thumbnail: UP 4652 "Plow Train" by Wayne, Illinois on 2-2-2011
Thumbnail: *MUST SEE!* 100+MPH Amtrak Train Hits Snow Bank! (was not expecting this!)
Thumbnail: UP Y709, Clearing the Rails on 2-3-2011
Thumbnail: train stuck in snow
Thumbnail: An Amtrak Passenger Train Rounds Out My Model Train Collection
Thumbnail: 2 Idiots 1 Train
Thumbnail: LONG AMTRAK TRAINS
Thumbnail: Amtrak Train Cuts Parade In Half
Thumbnail: Train blasting snow drift!
Thumbnail: 宗谷本線 特急スーパー宗谷2号 Special express Super Soya
Thumbnail: Suicide By Amtrak June 24th 2010
Thumbnail: HD HIGH SPEED!!! Amtrak Trains in Encinitas, CA (November 9th, 2013) + 3 BONUS SHOTS !!!
Thumbnail: 豪快に排雪する宗谷本線ラッセル【DE15】
Thumbnail: 宗谷本線DE15型ラッセル車走行シーン Snowplow train,Soya Line,Hokkaido,Japan ORIGINAL
Thumbnail: Amtrak 6 - Strikes Semi (with radio communications) at Somonauk, Illinois on 10-13-2015
Thumbnail: Amtrak Snow Mo Collision
Thumbnail: Car Almost Hit By Train At 10 Track Crossing! Amtrak Auto Train & CSX!
Thumbnail: Train Snow plowing Mp.435.5
Thumbnail: Amtrak #6 and Idling BNSF Hi-Rail Truck at Batavia, Iowa
Thumbnail: Snow Plow In Canada
Thumbnail: Pan Am & Amtrak Trains Plowing Snow After The Blizzard of 2015
Thumbnail: Amtrak #7 Plight to Cross Stevens Pass
Thumbnail: Fast Diesel Trains!
Thumbnail: Amtrak Train Wobbles Hard on Crooked Track - Manassas, VA | Railfan Rowan
Thumbnail: RARE! Double horn Action From an Acela Express! Horn From the Head End and the Rear Powercar!!!
Thumbnail: Amtrak Train Passes Track Switches CSX Train Passes
Thumbnail: John Deere Dodge vs. Snow Bank!
Thumbnail: AWESOME AMTRAK ENGINEER!
Thumbnail: CSX Helps Amtrak PO90
Thumbnail: Strasburg Railroad: Plowing the Line