This is a video I made of a CSX freight train passing through Amtraks Lakeland station on a upgrade. The train was carrying a heavy load and could not make it up the hill. Behind it was already running late Amtraks Silver Star. The freight started rolling backwards almost hitting the Amtraks Silver Star. They had to call in two extra locomotives to come up behind the freight train hook up and push it over the hill.



      Look what mean ol mister gravity did!!!

      about 2 days ago
    • Stephen Chen
      Stephen Chen

      Dear Friend
      Thank you for sharing such wonderful video on YT
      I am really joyful to watch it❀️❀️
      Stephen From Vancouver, Canada

      about 1 month ago
    • EpicCSX

      I can’t find the end of the comments.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brad Hardy
      Brad Hardy

      The Amtrak train is in a different CTC BLOCK . So it wasn't close enough to bother

      about 5 months ago
    • Joe Mac
      Joe Mac

      Why,if it's slipping are all the wheels turning? Duh, hello?

      about 7 months ago
    • Samuel j Nevarez
      Samuel j Nevarez

      was the train loaded?

      about 11 months ago
    • Eugen Kramaric
      Eugen Kramaric

      Only in America : )

      about 11 months ago
    • Eugen Kramaric
      Eugen Kramaric

      2.50 sjebali su te hahahaha

      about 11 months ago
    • Øyvind Hvaal
      Øyvind Hvaal

      Underpowered and underbraked. In Europa there are rules and regulations as to the power and brake capability against the weight of the train. No such thing in the US?

      about 11 months ago
    • joseph lacy
      joseph lacy

      Need to not lie about stupid stuff .it was not slipping .

      about 11 months ago
    • USM-4 KAGNEW
      USM-4 KAGNEW

      I agree, he’s not slipping. I also do not believe he was bunching his slack. Typically a 100 car train only has about 50’ of slack, or about one car length. I’d say he’s backing into a siding to pick up his helpers. Most railroads use remotely operated distributed power now, so there probably wasn’t another crew on the helpers. That’s probably why he had to back onto his helpers. Once they cut in the helpers, they had to link the DPU, perform their continuity and air tests before getting under way. Very time consuming delay ahead of an Amtrak.

      about 1 year ago
    • Merrillizer

      900 mile consist...... 2 engines.

      about 1 year ago
    • A. Wellknownmyth
      A. Wellknownmyth

      Why are rags stuffed into holes in some of the hoppers, why not repair them?

      about 1 year ago
    • stripervince1

      What hill? There's no hills in Lakeland. Plus that train is all empties. One GP 40 could pull that. Those empties are a lightweight. Probably setting out cars for industry. I live in Polk County, this station is right by the rp funding (Lakeland convention center) center. I go there all the time for gun shows. What hill is this guy talking about?

      about 1 year ago
    • danny haley
      danny haley

      why was it slipping?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jordan wilkison
      Jordan wilkison

      awesome was it a coal train?

      about 1 year ago
    • Alberto Candelaria
      Alberto Candelaria

      Wii do

      about 1 year ago
    • Alondra Guadalupe Cabrera Castro
      Alondra Guadalupe Cabrera Castro


      about 1 year ago
    • Franz Ferdinand VIII
      Franz Ferdinand VIII

      Nice catch of the DASH 8-40C & 8-40CW!πŸ˜ŽπŸš‚πŸš‚

      about 1 year ago
    • ian moore
      ian moore

      There Is A Safety Margin Between Trains.............I Don't Thing That Would Happen

      about 1 year ago
    • Kevin Feliciano
      Kevin Feliciano

      CSX should of had more Engines on the front cause it was a heavy train but CSX had those helper Engines there but they should of already had them hooked at the bottom of the hill not after it had problems on the hill

      about 1 year ago
    • Frank Philipp
      Frank Philipp

      What hiLL ?InhFlorida?

      about 1 year ago
    • EpicCSX
      EpicCSX In reply to Frank Philipp

      Yes. There are parts that are really hilly

      about 3 months ago
    • That Michael Guy
      That Michael Guy

      How do those old Dash-8’s have that hard of a time? I guess next time put on 3 Dash-8’s on the next load and use 2 on the backhaul.

      about 1 year ago
    • officialmcdeath

      This video would have benefitted from the addition of the radio traffic.

      about 1 year ago
    • blackhawks81H

      God damn the autism in this comment section.. Typical of foamers. Let millenniumforce be, he's not a foamer like the rest of you, he's actually got a sense of humor. Comments like "NUH UH, IT COULD NEVER HIT THE AMTRAK CUZ THEY WOULD NEVER BE IN THE SAME BLOCK EVER!" are ridiculous. You're trying to tell me no train has ever collided with another? Signaling systems are 100 percent perfect? Be serious.

      about 1 year ago
    • 2kanchoo

      Something isn't right here. If they stalled first time it was one hell of a piss poor engineer that would let it roll backwards that far before setting up the air brakes. Also once they "back up to take a run at it" There's no way if it was steep enough to stall in the first place they would be accelerating so fast up the second go unless they turned a isolated locomotive online or something. Also there's no way they would back up that far if there was any chance of hitting a amtrak behind them. They would have some sort of signal or work authority to do so which would specify how much room they had clear of the amtrak, i.e. no chance of collision.

      about 1 year ago
    • 2Stroke Diesel Power
      2Stroke Diesel Power

      Not too knowledgeable in the ways of railroading, are you?!!? First off.... the cars are empty.... anyone who knows anything about trains, can "read" the springs.... these are empties, and I have no doubt that those GE's on the point can handle that train up any "grade" that Florida possesses. He was reversing to kick off cars, would by my bet... though if he was, he should have been forward and reverse to align with different switches and yard tracks.... but whatever was going on.... he sure as heck was Not stalled, and he certainly was Not "slipping".

      about 1 year ago
    • sharon rivers
      sharon rivers

      I used to live in fl.i know for a fact.its all flat land.even when i got to go back ridin shotgun with a trucker to hollywood then miami fl to reload.its all flatland.even from the fl turnpike.then ocala to a yard to unload.haulin a dry van.come back thru where mjy sister used to live.south bay.past seminole reservation.she lived on the other side of it.

      about 1 year ago
    • EpicCSX
      EpicCSX In reply to sharon rivers

      No there are parts of Florida that are real hilly

      about 3 months ago
    • RailForce 518
      RailForce 518

      and beside if you had been watching it close you would have seen the lights of the pusher way off comeing up to it and the train was not even more watch all the little detales in the vids before you speak Please i love all railroad fans and dont and want ever put anyone down i was just saying what i saw it was only a couple of sec. but was there.and the whole train dont slip just the engines even when puting sand under the drive wheels thay just cant pull the hill.

      about 1 year ago
    • RailForce 518
      RailForce 518

      i have been to lakeland station and it is on a hill a step one and yes he could hit the Amtrack you dont think that if the train was sliping he could not roll out of the block he was in and back into abouther block where is live trains use to get stuck all the time tell now and almost all coal trains have pushers now and besides if you where not there with him how can you say for sure it was not slipping we could not see the engines could we nice job and video keep it up and show alot more videos. from RailForce _________________________

      about 1 year ago