Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of train talk! In this episode, we will look at all of the Amtrak long distance routes in the western half of the United States. We'll talk about the equipment used on these trains and then learn a few details about each of these routes. All aboard!

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Comments

    • Brandon Reyes
      Brandon Reyes

      What about "The City of New Orleans" train?

      about 1 day ago
    • hamesjeff
      hamesjeff

      I like the empire builder!

      about 28 days ago
    • Meka Jj
      Meka Jj

      The sunset limited used to stop at Phoenix Arizona wtf happed

      about 1 month ago
    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat In reply to Meka Jj

      Union Pacific accountants, in their infinite tight-fisted wisdom, determined that the route through Phoenix was a superfluous duplicate route and embargoed it. There continues to be rumor of it being re-activated one day, perhaps for directional running, but so far nothing more than rumor.

      about 20 days ago
    • Merry F Walensa
      Merry F Walensa

      Would like to know more about the Coast Starlight trip from SF to Portland Oregon.

      about 1 month ago
    • CoasterFan2105
      CoasterFan2105 In reply to Merry F Walensa

      I have a video app about the Coast Starlight right here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-alaq0ayXk . For San Francisco on, you're going to want to start at about 20:00 in.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cody’s Rail Productions
      Cody’s Rail Productions

      You forgot about the capital limited and the city of New Orleans

      about 1 month ago
    • CoasterFan2105
      CoasterFan2105 In reply to Cody’s Rail Productions

      Those will be covered in Eastern Long Distance since they both run east of the Mississippi River.

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Bobrik
      Michael Bobrik

      The best scenery by through far is on the Zephyr - Unless it's re-routed through Wyoming instead of going E-W in Colorado as it should.

      about 1 month ago
    • Edzeb101
      Edzeb101

      Why is there A F59PHI on the Southwest chief?

      about 2 months ago
    • Edzeb101
      Edzeb101 In reply to Edzeb101

      Thanks

      about 20 days ago
    • Edzeb101
      Edzeb101 In reply to Edzeb101

      Oooooh

      about 20 days ago
    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat In reply to Edzeb101

      Possibly being delivered. There was an electric loco in one of the consists as well.

      about 20 days ago
    • JK BR
      JK BR

      DO NOT RIDE AMTRAK LONG DISTANCE TRAINS!! Even as a law abiding citizen you will be a suspected drug dealer or courier and likely terrorized by the police state. Any assets can easily be taken even if you are not accused of any crime!

      about 2 months ago
    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat In reply to JK BR

      That can just as easily happen in one's own neighborhood. Stay away from cops and don't be a minority.

      about 20 days ago
    • Tom G
      Tom G

      Mike, this is the first time I have ever watched your videos . I am most impressed. Personally I have been on the Empire Builder a couple of times very nice by the way. I have been on the City of New Orleans, Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle. They were all great as usual the Amtrak folks are super duper. Sorry about that I guess my age is showing. We are thinking on the California Zephyr next. From what you just showed it looks like lots of fun and beautiful scenery. Thanks for the sharing the video!

      about 2 months ago
    • CoasterFan2105
      CoasterFan2105 In reply to Tom G

      Thank you very much Tom and welcome aboard! The California Zephyr is a nice one. I'm hoping to to a full length video on that one like I did on the Coast Starlight at some point.

      about 2 months ago
    • Tom G
      Tom G

      Mike, this is the first time I have ever watched your videos . I am most impressed. Personally I have been on the Empire Builder a couple of times very nice by the way. I have been on the City of New Orleans, Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle. They were all great as usual the Amtrak folks are super duper. Sorry about that I guess my age is showing. We are thinking on the California Zephyr next. From what you just showed it looks like lots of fun and beautiful scenery. Thanks for the sharing the video!

      about 2 months ago
    • Clutch Master
      Clutch Master

      Why did Amtrak take over all passenger service from railroads like Santa Fe & Southern Pacific

      about 2 months ago
    • whiteknightcat
      whiteknightcat In reply to Clutch Master

      Because for the previous decade or more passenger revenue had been in decline as more and more people chose to travel by car or by plane. Through the 60's railroads sought to cut costs by cutting services, discontinuing routes, or discontinuing passenger service altogether. Realizing that the entire system of passenger rail was on the verge of extinction, the federal government stepped in and took over the services that the railroads were all too glad to get rid of.

      about 20 days ago
    • Karen Oakes
      Karen Oakes

      California Zephyr all the way

      about 3 months ago
    • X3 14
      X3 14

      One of these days I’m gonna take the empire builder to Spokane,the to Portland Oregon,catch the coast starlight to Los Angels from los angles to San Antonio catch the Texas eagle back to Chicago.

      about 4 months ago
    • CYNTHIYAH YISRAEL fan
      CYNTHIYAH YISRAEL fan

      i love the empire builder

      about 4 months ago
    • Nick Allen-Friel
      Nick Allen-Friel

      California Zephyr

      about 4 months ago
    • RD M
      RD M

      I love Amtrak. Through the years I have rode the Southwest Chief and the California Zephyr. I still want to take the Empire Builder.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ryan Sakie BugattiFan
      Ryan Sakie BugattiFan

      My favorite Amtrak Line is the Sunset Limited.

      about 4 months ago
    • Seminole Gonzalez Airlines
      Seminole Gonzalez Airlines

      5:38 Why is this long distance train pulling an ACS-64????

      about 5 months ago
    • Cpr1234
      Cpr1234 In reply to Seminole Gonzalez Airlines

      Im no american but from what i know they were on delivery at the time

      about 5 months ago
    • Jesse Curiel
      Jesse Curiel

      I'm going on the amtrak surfliner

      about 5 months ago
    • Ira Anugerah
      Ira Anugerah

      Love traina👍👍

      about 6 months ago
    • Cheese
      Cheese

      Coast starlight sometimes continues into vancouver pretty sure

      about 6 months ago
    • Alec Anderson
      Alec Anderson

      I love your videos! When are you going to do eastern long distance trains?

      about 7 months ago
    • Alec Anderson
      Alec Anderson In reply to Alec Anderson

      CoasterFan2105 Great I am really looking forward to it!

      about 6 months ago
    • CoasterFan2105
      CoasterFan2105 In reply to Alec Anderson

      Thanks! I am in the process of filming the last shots I need for the eastern long distance video, so hopefully later this year!

      about 7 months ago
    • jim skywaker
      jim skywaker

      What about the dome car

      about 7 months ago
    • jim skywaker
      jim skywaker

      I have ridden on the empire builder

      about 7 months ago
    • AmtrakGuy171
      AmtrakGuy171

      do one on the California Zephyr

      about 7 months ago
    • Haricharan Saravanan
      Haricharan Saravanan

      I will write a book about Amtrak’s and telex eagles

      about 7 months ago
    • Penney Bayer
      Penney Bayer

      i am going on amtrak july 1, 2019 for 2 wk vacn from ks city to grand canyon , yosemine, glacier national park to chicago...my 1st amtrak trip. i am worried about all the flooding we are havig in midwest now and wonder if trip may be canceled. its now the end of march.

      about 7 months ago
    • bigronbo61
      bigronbo61

      Southwest Chief because America By Rail has a movie about this train.

      about 8 months ago
    • vadmscheer
      vadmscheer

      This was great! I would love to see a video about the eastern routes, as well as some of the corridors.

      about 8 months ago
    • TriceRail
      TriceRail

      Well edited and narration. Great video!

      about 9 months ago
    • CoasterFan2105
      CoasterFan2105 In reply to TriceRail

      Thanks!

      about 8 months ago