At the Throttle Cab Ride 5, Surfline

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At the Throttle Volume 5 takes you to Southern California’s scenic Surfline, primarily in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, this is railroading that few ever experience.

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At the Throttle Volume 5 takes you to Southern California’s scenic Surfline, primarily in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, to enjoy images of railroading that few ever experience. With our camera mounted inside and outside the cabs of several different BNSF locomotives, you’ll get to see the railroad not only from the engineer’s perspective but from other interesting angles and placements as well. For many miles, the Surfline skirts along the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, giving riders, and us, a spectacular view of California’s coast.

You’ll start your journey on board a San Diego-bound BNSF freight and then you’ll make several trips in both directions over scenic portions of the line. Among the familiar landmarks you’ll pass are the San Clemente Pier, the Carlsbad trestles, San Onofre, Oceanside, Leucadia, Del Mar, the climb up Miramar Hill, and the city of San Diego.

For the most part, our cameras are mounted at various positions on Dash 840 CW and C44-9W locomotives hauling BNSF freights, on the lead units and also on following units. These heavy, hard working engines take us past meets with Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners and North County Transit District’s Coaster and Sprinter commuter trains. At the Throttle Volume 5 is not your traditional cab ride; it’s a totally unique journey along one of the most scenic lines in America!

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4 reviews for At the Throttle Cab Ride 5, Surfline

  1. Lloyd

    This volume is slightly different from the previous volumes. We are taken for a scenic ride along the Pacific ocean in southern California. Different angles of the railroad is seen, with meets of passing trains. Very interesting video

  2. Andyweise

    Very interesting, learned a lot that I did not know about the surfline route. 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.

  3. Alan Scott

    Nor the greatest of dvds. So much of the first train with hardly any backlight. 2nd train perfect. Great horns, & the camera’s are again perfect. All in all some good footage and some bad footage. Only 3 stars for this one.

  4. KC fan

    I didn’t like how they included soooo much of the first train, and it was so backlit and you couldn’t see any part of the actual locomotive. The second train was perfect, with a well tuned horn and lots of neat camera angles from the third unit, but they took pride in chomping that down to 24 minutes, in a choppy display. The last on is backlit on a faded warbonnet with the camera hanging out the window, which was ok, but it would have been better had the show been centered around the second train, supplemented with ground shots, like most previous cab ride tapes before this series had been.

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