Video footage

We have been shooting video of trains since about 1996, when we really became interested in railfanning. A lot of time has been spent taking shots of what roams the rails beyond our back fence at Milepost 1147.2, but we have also ventured to many other spots in northern California. Until now we didn't posess the technology that would allow us to upload these clips to the Internet.

Actually, we still don't have the technology. But we do have a good friend in John Manter, who graciously digitized some footage from the nearly 90-minute unedited tape we sent to him in January 1999. Below are samples of some of the videos and links to John's website, where these clips reside.

A HUGE thank-you, John!

UP Steel Train at MP 1147.2

This was shot on a foggy morning in January 1999 from over our back fence. The Union Pacific Steel Train is a regular customer on the BNSF Stockton Subdivision, running via trackage rights between Stockton and Pittsburg or Port Chicago. The train in this clip is a mere eight cars, but some days it is longer. The caboose is usually attached, but occasionally it is left behind for whatever reason.

You can view this clip by clicking here.

UP/SP locomotives in Stockton

On Dec. 29, 1998, we took part in a morning of railfanning at the Stockton Tower, where the BNSF tracks cross the Union Pacific and former Southern Pacific mainlines. This clip of a UP 9-44CW and a pair of SP units leading a southbound stack train was taken on the former Western Pacific tracks on the now-closed section of the Canyon Subdivision.

You can view this clip by clicking here.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send e-mail to Glenn or Roni Gehlke.

Proceed to Milepost 1147.2 on main track. Hold main track at last named point. Over.

This page was last updated Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 10:55 hrs.