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From Hobart Yard in Los Angeles to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and back again, including Terminal Island and Pier 400, you’re about to witness a line that few are privileged to see.

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Hop on board! We’ve got a first class ticket for you to ride a BNSF doublestack train on the Alameda Corridor! From Hobart Yard in Los Angeles to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and back again, including Terminal Island and Pier 400, you’re about to witness a line that few are privileged to see. So get ready. You’re about to experience the Alameda Corridor! Highlights of the trip include appearances by Pacific Harbor Line locomotives, a passing UP stack train, and more. This is a railroading adventure like no other!

The congestion generated by heavy BNSF and UP trains moving freight in and out of the ports led to construction of a 20-mile long consolidated route linking the railroads’ container facilities near Los Angeles to the harbor area. The central feature of the Corridor is the Trench, a 33-foot deep, 50-foot wide, 10-mile long cut that carries trains below grade crossings. With an average close to 70 trains a day, the Corridor is a busy place, as you’ll see on three separate outings.

Your first trip begins near Eastern Avenue on a cool, overcast October morning in 2007. After passing Hobart Tower, you enter the Trench at 25th Street, return to ground level 10 miles later in Compton, ending your trip at Delores Yard. Your second trip takes you from Watson Yard to Terminal Island where your consist will traverse a giant balloon track to keep your lead unit on the point before coupling to a waiting train. For the third trip, you’ll depart from Pier 400 for the return trip back through the Trench. This time the camera is mounted on the second unit to give you a different perspective.

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  1. 5 out of 5 At the Throttle, Vol. #4

    At the Throttle Vol. # 4 is another fine production. Following more the format of volume # 3, this video is filmed in several different locations, with the camera view in several different locations on the engine. The narration continues to be somewhat limited, as we hear the natural sounds of the train, and passing trains, as our journey rolls along. Late in the video, with the camera mounted in a different location, we finally hear some crew cab chatter. This video takes us through locations that railroad fans would never be privileged to see otherwise. 2 trips through the Alameda Corridor, and a pass through Terminal Island and a departure from Pier 400. The sites and view points are excellent. The camera angles add variety. When I watched the 1st part, through the Alameda Corridor, I was somewhat disappointed. There was no other trains seen in “the trench” in either direction, so all we see is 10 miles of triple track, straight ahead. Then the video really gets good as we head for Terminal Island. Near the end of the video, it is race time with a Union Pacific stack in “the trench”. This is railroading at it’s finest. In the end, I knew that this is one of the best video productions that Pentrex has ever done. It is highly recommended as a “must have”.

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  2. 5 out of 5 At Throttle Cab Ride 4-Alameda Corridor

    Here is another great production. Camera in all sorts of places on the engine. Limited narration, but you hear the natural sounds from the train. You go where rail fans can not go–The Alameda Corridor–twice. Then your off to Terminal Island and leaving from pier #400. Great scenery & views along the way. At the end of the film you get a rare look at a Union Pacific stack train in “The trench”. Here is a film for the real rail fan.

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  3. 4 out of 5 A big favorite

    I like this video as there to me was more to see. Very unique operations are shownto see how intermodal is moved on the west coast. This is a 6 video series I believe. I used to watch the youtube videos online by the recorder and I think this is his footage. Unlike other cab rides, this was a camera mounted on equipment, sometimes in several spots both inside and out side of cab. Its interesting to hear the outside vs. inside compared to many but is in my opinion the most unique of any cab ride videos available.

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  4. 4 out of 5 A big favorite

    I like this video as there to me was more to see. Very unique operations are shownto see how intermodal is moved on the west coast. I in particular like the Alameda cut and to see it in it’s entirety was great.

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