AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

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AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby TB Diamond » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:44 am

Understand there was a private car special operated on the FGLK utilizing Amtrak power on Saturday, Speptember 16.

Does anyone have specifics about this special that they are willing to share?

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Re: Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby CP4743 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:18 am

AAPRCO has their annual convention in Burlington, VT this year. As part of the convention they always run a trip to the convention with all the participating private cars. I believe there were 18 private cars this year. Power was AMTK 822-111. The train was assembled in Albany-Rensselaer, NY and ran to Utica, Thendara, Utica on Day 1. Day 2 was Utica to Geneva via Schenectady, Binghamton, Corning. Day 3 was Geneva to Solvay and back. Day 4 was Geneva to Corning, Binghamton, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Springfield, MA, Bellows Falls, VT and Rutland, VT. Day 5 was Rutland to Burlington where the train is now.
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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:31 am

All part of their annual convention activities.

http://www.aaprco.com/conventions/2017-convention/

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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby Dick H » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:06 pm

AAPRCO Special through Brattleboro 9/17 enroute to Bellows Falls and Burlington.

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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby Otto Vondrak » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:54 am

Private cars headed west on Amtrak 49 on September 23.

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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby SST » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:33 pm

Not knowing anything about owning a private car.......can an owner call CSX or NS and say I want to go to Florida?
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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:48 pm

He would need to call Amtrak to arrange for handling of his car in a scheduled train. For a special (like this one) consisting of a number of private cars with different owners, that would probably be handled by AAPRCO with Amtrak over routes where Amtrak operates; I believe that movements over regional or short lines would be arranged with the individual railroads. A car owner would undoubtedly be an AAPRCO member and would know the drill.
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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:12 pm

SST wrote:Not knowing anything about owning a private car.......can an owner call CSX or NS and say I want to go to Florida?


Yes, CSX or NS can haul your car anywhere like any other freight shipment, but you won't be able to ride in it. Your private car can only be added to Amtrak trains at locations where they already have Amtrak switch crews and Amtrak car inspectors available.

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Re: AAPRCO Private Rail Car Owner Special

Postby Train60 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:35 am

SST wrote:Not knowing anything about owning a private car.......can an owner call CSX or NS and say I want to go to Florida?

Here's a link to Amtraks' dedicated webpage for people looking to move their private car

https://www.amtrak.com/privately-owned-rail-cars

The page also includes pricing details.
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