At The Throttle Cab Ride 1, San Bernardino Sub, Los Angeles to San Bernardino

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With the camera secured to the front of an eastbound stack train and the scenic landscapes of the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision stretching before you, you’re “at the throttle”.

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With the camera secured to the front of an eastbound stack train and the scenic landscapes of the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision stretching before you, you’re “at the throttle” and about to experience a train ride like no other! In this show, you’ll get a truly unique, railroader’s perspective of the 65 miles between Hobart Yard in Los Angeles and the city of San Bernardino. This line supports Amtrak, Metrolink, and heavy BNSF freight action, and you’ll see plenty of this as you ride the rails.

Beginning with an early departure on a beautiful spring day in 2008, you’ll leave Hobart Yard, cautiously observing the 10-mile per hour speed limit until the entire train is on the mainline and the engineer can bring the heavy train up to speed. Running southeast past Pico Rivera, Los Nietos Junction, and La Mirada to Fullerton, you’ll get to observe the routing procedures that support the Amtrak Pacific Surfliners, westbound freights, and Metrolink commuter trains that compete for track space. Moving east past the Fullerton Station, you’ll slip past one of three remaining Santa Fe cantilever signals and head toward the horseshoe bend in Santa Ana Canyon. At West Riverside, UP joins the BNSF rails for the trip over Cajon Pass. By the time you reach the San Bernardino Station, enough daylight remains to give you a start onto the Cajon Sub to Devore. This has been no conventional cab ride; this has been an unobstructed view of the line that few people will ever experience! Welcome to Volume 1 – you’re At the Throttle!

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3 reviews for At The Throttle Cab Ride 1, San Bernardino Sub, Los Angeles to San Bernardino

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Andyweise

    Amoung the At The Throttle Series DVDs this is lower on my list for the simple fact that it is very lengthy. They show a whole lot of desert. I however will say that it is very interesting and unique which is much deserved credit. Unlike the other videos, this is one train, one angle, and mainly uncut footage. I still really like it though and purchsased the rest after seeing this.

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alan Ross

    This Dvd only shows you what the crew sees, miles and miles of straight tracks, with the camera mounted and sound mounted in the front. Narration nel to nothing in this one. Very little scenery, with unknown locations. Only 3 stars for this one.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    rrvideoman

    As a rail fan, I am often found near the tracks somewhere, camera and scanner in hand. I see the trains from a view point off railway property, as the giant machines glide by. As a non-railroad employee, I never see the view that the head end crew gets. This video shows us what is seen by the crew looking straight ahead. Miles of endless track. The camera, mounted on the front, with the sound system as well, we hear all the outside sounds of the traveling train and passing trains. Narration is limited, and there are no ‘in the cab sounds’. So the view point of this video is actually slightly different than that of what the crew has even. This video is based primarily in the Metropolitan Los Angeles region, ending with a short trip on to the Cajon Sub. As a result, most of the video is in an urban area, with little scenery, in locations many railfans would not recognize. A little more narration, and maybe some different camera angles would have added to the interest in this video. Although I would recommend this video, it is with a note of caution…. remember the subject matter and location when considering a purchase. For this video, the viewer needs to be interested in single angle photography… straight ahead.

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