We all feel pretty lucky when we’re able to photograph two trains meeting each other. Sometimes it’s the result of careful planning, but more often it’s just plain luck. Over two years went into the filming of Train Meets-Double The Action, and the results are simply spectacular! Every scene gives you two trains meeting or passing each other. All the sites shown here are located in Southern California. The majority are on Cajon Pass, a dynamite setting for exciting train action.
You’ll see side-by-side running as the trains battle the grades of Cajon, always a thrilling sight. Each locale is identified by on-screen graphics, but not until you’ve had a chance to see if you can figure out the exact location first! There’s a huge variety of motive power and equipment to be seen. BNSF locomotives in Heritage II colors are plentiful. You’ll also see motive power in various paint schemes from Union Pacific (including the new UP design with the American flag proudly waving), Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, Burlington Northern, Cotton Belt, CSX, and others. Doublestacks, piggybacks, autoracks, mixed freight, and some passenger trains are shown.
The trains do the talking in this show, as there is minimal narration to interfere with the throaty growls of hardworking engines or squealing flanges. On-screen graphics keep you well informed about the locations you see. All four seasons of the year are represented, even winter scenes showing snow on Cajon. With the camera poised to catch the movements from interesting angles and meets galore, this is one show every railfan should see.