Thanksgiving Week Extras

Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, gprimr1, Amtrak67 of America, Tadman

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby johnnyloco » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:28 pm

User avatar
johnnyloco
 
Posts: 433
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:01 pm

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:32 pm

-Spent this afternoon along the NEC in Bridesburg to catch the Holiday Extra action.

Northbound MARC Holiday Extra with HHP-8 #4911 on the point:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4590805

Southbound NJ Transit Holiday Extra with an Arrow III consist:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4590806

Ben
Check out my photo collection! : http://bkranefeld.rrpicturearchives.net
User avatar
liftedjeep
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Along the former Camden & Burlington County Railroad

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:32 pm

What's surprising (as I noted in the MARC forum) is that they're using an HHP-8. I wonder how it's working (because the default on those hippos was "it isn't.")
"The last and final stop is BALTIMORE PENN STATION." I can has MARC V?
User avatar
STrRedWolf
 
Posts: 1037
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:18 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:42 pm

I was told MARC would be using MARC power on the Holiday Extras.
Last edited by Jeff Smith on Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed full quote of immediately preceding post
Check out my photo collection! : http://bkranefeld.rrpicturearchives.net
User avatar
liftedjeep
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Along the former Camden & Burlington County Railroad

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:01 pm

Okay, that does make some sense (Amtrak probably is already maxed out, and the AEM-7's can't power anything anymore per edict). My main point is "gee, aren't they supposed to be in the shops tempermamently?"
Last edited by Jeff Smith on Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Removed nesting full quote of immediately preceding post
"The last and final stop is BALTIMORE PENN STATION." I can has MARC V?
User avatar
STrRedWolf
 
Posts: 1037
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:18 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:07 pm

Got to see some of the extras today myself, both 384 and 385 for Amtrak's Carl Sandburg. Man it would be nice, having seen the crowd coming off 385, if we could have those permanently. I know slots may not be open with BNSF to do so, but man it would be nice to have some extra options.

Image
384 departing Macomb, IL station, which had about 30-40 people get on.

Image
385 departing Macomb, IL, which had practically 100 get off, if not more.

To give an idea, this is what the crowd coming off 385 looked like:
Image

Only 4 got on board 385 to go to Quincy.
...they are solid plastic, so don't settle for imitation.
User avatar
Roadgeek Adam
 
Posts: 1330
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:01 am
Location: Somewhere in Western New York

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby Nicholas Chen » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:34 pm

Here were the two of the runs with borrowed equipment at Jersey Avenue (Link should skip directly to point in the video):
Train 1054, Washington DC to New York Penn with MARC equipment: https://youtu.be/U0ctU-1wR2g?t=17s
Train 1099, New York Penn to Washington DC with NJT Arrow IIIs: https://youtu.be/U0ctU-1wR2g?t=3m38s
User avatar
Nicholas Chen
 
Posts: 127
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:16 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby jobtraklite » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:19 pm

Roadgeek Adam wrote:Got to see some of the extras today myself, both 384 and 385 for Amtrak's Carl Sandburg. Man it would be nice, having seen the crowd coming off 385, if we could have those permanently. I know slots may not be open with BNSF to do so, but man it would be nice to have some extra options


Your bottom picture probably doesn't do justice to the numbers at Macomb; but it doesn't take Thanksgiving to draw a big crowd at Macomb.

Is a second engine barely visible in the first picture? Perhaps the tighter turn around doesn't leave time to wye the train in West Quincy.
Last edited by GirlOnTheTrain on Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Please don't keep photos in your quotes.
jobtraklite
 
Posts: 161
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 3:42 pm

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:24 pm

liftedjeep wrote:I was told MARC would be using MARC power on the Holiday Extras.


-Correction on my previous post...
Holiday Extra #1054 had MARC HHP-8 #4911
Holiday Extra #1056 actually had Amtrak City Sprinter #608 (per pictures seen online). Same consist as #1054
Ben
Check out my photo collection! : http://bkranefeld.rrpicturearchives.net
User avatar
liftedjeep
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Along the former Camden & Burlington County Railroad

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby twropr » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:57 am

What was the biggest regional consist to run over the NEC?
Have any of the CRESCENTS been running with an extra sleeper in addition to an extra coach?
What extra cars have been running on the CARDINAL?
Andy
twropr
 
Posts: 635
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:26 pm

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby Nicholas Chen » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:19 am

Yesterday's northbound Crescent arriving at Penn had 2 sleepers.
User avatar
Nicholas Chen
 
Posts: 127
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:16 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:39 am

-Yesterday's "Crescent" #20 (10 cars) passing Northeast Regional #195 at Bridesburg:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4591331

-Yesterday's "Silver Meteor" #98 was longer than the "Crescent" with 13 cars total:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4591321
Ben
Check out my photo collection! : http://bkranefeld.rrpicturearchives.net
User avatar
liftedjeep
 
Posts: 341
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:58 pm
Location: Along the former Camden & Burlington County Railroad

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby chuchubob » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:27 am

some NEC extra equipment on Sunday

Keystone Service train 663 with six cars instead of the usual five
Northeast Regional Extra trains 1141 and 1164
train 98 Silver Meteor with bag, four sleepers, diner, cafe, and six coaches
train 43 Pennsylvanian had seven cars instead of the usual six
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1054 with MARC equipment plus an Amfleet cafe car
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1057 with NJ Transit Arrow III equipment
Keystone Service train 666 with six cars
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1063 with NJ Transit Arrow III emu equipment
Keystone Service train 665 with seven cars
chuchubob
 
Posts: 6009
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:55 pm
Location: South Jersey

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby Roadgeek Adam » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:19 am

jobtraklite wrote:Your bottom picture probably doesn't do justice to the numbers at Macomb; but it doesn't take Thanksgiving to draw a big crowd at Macomb.

Is a second engine barely visible in the first picture? Perhaps the tighter turn around doesn't leave time to wye the train in West Quincy.


All of them have had second engines recently, even the normal ones such as 383.

As for Macomb, that shot was taken after most had detrained. That line of people waiting for the train to leave to reach the bus station stretched around the train and down to the crossing. I try to be courteous on photography of people and not do so, except from a distance.

But yes, I know Macomb can be crazy, especially waiting for 380 in the early morning.
...they are solid plastic, so don't settle for imitation.
User avatar
Roadgeek Adam
 
Posts: 1330
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:01 am
Location: Somewhere in Western New York

Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:49 am

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/roadgeek/30462760794/

Mr. Moss, all I can hope is that the IZ you photographed yesterday IS double ended, lest WIU be minus a few students (maybe even some from one of your classes).

The double ending with P-42's is practice for a turn both at Quincy and CUS with the additional Holiday trains. As "Dr. Goebbels", aka Mark Maglieri, noted on NBC News last night, Amtrak had to accelerate the required inspections and other maintenance for these in station turns.
Last edited by Gilbert B Norman on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:58 am, edited 1 time in total.
Gilbert B Norman
 
Posts: 13570
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:52 am
Location: Clarendon Hills, IL (BNSF Chicago Sub; MP 18.71)

PreviousNext

Return to Amtrak

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Leo_Ames, oamundsen and 11 guests