Monday, July 20, 2015

BNSF Office Car Special

I did a post on the CSX Office Car Special and Chjristmas Train earlier. Just ran across this great video of the BNSF Office Car Special in Southern Calafornia. The description on YouTube by Jaanfo is worth reading.
Note the last car with the observation window is the same as CSX has.

#1) The Special in Rose Canyon
#2) In Sorrento Valley
*After a mad dash I beat them to Carlsbad, but they got held up by regular Commuter Traffic for a few minutes.
#3) First up is Coaster 648
#4) Then Amtrak 566 (running late, with the single level trainset)
#5) Finally the special gets the go-ahead and flies up through Carlsbad.

Above video from 2010. The next video is from 2015 by Michael Love. Lots of Amtrak at the end. 

H/T to Mrs. Blog for finding an online puzzle of the BNSF Special near Caliente, Ca. Looked like maybe Tehachapi Pass.


  1. Really nice videos! Whether it's steam or diesel, why is there always sweet anticipation whenever you hear the clang-clang-clang of the crossing bells? :o)

  2. Glad you enjoyed. The only thing better than the clanging of the crossing bells is the whistle of a steam engine!