Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby Nasadowsk » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:37 pm

Alcochaser wrote:High level cars are the reason most PVs have rubber tubes on the ends.


I always thought it was because it was cheaper and less maintenance. The LI was one of the first in the US to use it (it's a German invention, I think), and they never ran any high level cars, nor did the M-1s ever MU with anything but M-3s.
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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby rohr turbo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:35 pm

ApproachMedium wrote:
SEPTA Fan 235 wrote:I saw some heritage baggage cars just south of Wilmington, DE near the Amtrak training facility. Anyone know why they're not at Beach Grove or another maintenance facility?


They are there for training.


Why is there any need for training on obsolete equipment?
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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby Alcochaser » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:00 pm

Nasadowsk wrote:
Alcochaser wrote:High level cars are the reason most PVs have rubber tubes on the ends.


I always thought it was because it was cheaper and less maintenance. The LI was one of the first in the US to use it (it's a German invention, I think), and they never ran any high level cars, nor did the M-1s ever MU with anything but M-3s.


That too.
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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby ApproachMedium » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:20 am

rohr turbo wrote:
ApproachMedium wrote:
SEPTA Fan 235 wrote:I saw some heritage baggage cars just south of Wilmington, DE near the Amtrak training facility. Anyone know why they're not at Beach Grove or another maintenance facility?


They are there for training.


Why is there any need for training on obsolete equipment?


Its a baggage car. it has nothing to do with obsolete, it has everything to do with making and breaking cables, hoses, coupling uncoupling, climbing on and off. The basics for new hires.
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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby rohr turbo » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:26 am

^^ I see. Thanks.
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Re: Heritage Baggage Car: Status and Disposition

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:31 pm

They live!!!

Just observed #6 (9) with H-Bag in consist (center door, fluted, likely ex-SP).
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