Turboliners Move

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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby liftedjeep » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 pm

One thing that is different and of note in your shots is that the Amtrak Geeps are no longer obstructing the nose of Powercar #2162. I wish they weren't there during my visit! Cool pics!!
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Train2009 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:33 pm

As per a source, AMTRAK GP38 #526 took out the second set bound for NJ this afternoon, #2150 is the set with GP15 #535 trailing. Last reported 17 minutes ago on the NEC at Davis interlocking in Newark, DE.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby rohr turbo » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:21 pm

What is the purpose of the trailing locomotive on this move? Does it reverse somewhere? Or to provide red lights? Or to provide braking in case the turbo's brakes fail enroute and it becomes a hospital train?
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby liftedjeep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Train2009 wrote:As per a source, AMTRAK GP38 #526 took out the second set bound for NJ this afternoon, #2150 is the set with GP15 #535 trailing. Last reported 17 minutes ago on the NEC at Davis interlocking in Newark, DE.


I've been told by a friend that the move is scheduled to depart the Wilmington shops at around 7-7:30 tonight.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby liftedjeep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:36 pm

rohr turbo wrote:What is the purpose of the trailing locomotive on this move? Does it reverse somewhere? Or to provide red lights? Or to provide braking in case the turbo's brakes fail enroute and it becomes a hospital train?


Whichever locomotive is trailing during the journey up the NEC would have had to lead out of Bear, to the NEC.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby liftedjeep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:39 pm

liftedjeep wrote:
Train2009 wrote:As per a source, AMTRAK GP38 #526 took out the second set bound for NJ this afternoon, #2150 is the set with GP15 #535 trailing. Last reported 17 minutes ago on the NEC at Davis interlocking in Newark, DE.


I've been told by a friend that the move is scheduled to depart the Wilmington shops at around 7-7:30 tonight.
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UPDATE: Crew will sign up at WIL at 8:15, symbol KN705
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby planespotting » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:56 pm

Thanks, guys! Tried to track it via the following scanner feed but no luck. Might have missed it…

https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/26082
Amtrak Road - North / South
Monitoring 160.92 Road South and 161.01 Road North covering North & South of Holmesburg Junction into Mercer County, NJ. Receiver located in Fairless Hills, PA. near the Morrisville Yards, antenna is 225'AMSl. RX HYT TM800.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Matt Johnson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:17 am

Train2009 wrote:As per a source, AMTRAK GP38 #526 took out the second set bound for NJ this afternoon, #2150 is the set with GP15 #535 trailing. Last reported 17 minutes ago on the NEC at Davis interlocking in Newark, DE.


That was the third and final RTL-III to be delivered and was the one that never carried a single passenger. The last time I saw it, there were still plastic covers over the new seats visible through the windows.

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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Matt Johnson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:20 am

Any word on what prompted this after 13+ years of storage? New CEO?
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby liftedjeep » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:34 am

The 2nd Turboliner set went north last night and was spotted somewhere along the line in Monmouth County around midnight. It's in Adams Yard now.

This move was a lot "quieter" than last, as I didn't hear anything about it until this morning.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:57 am

Sounds as if the main reason for moving them at this time is a stage set was needed so the PD could play "Cops and Robbers". :P
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Matt Johnson » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:12 pm

Someone got amazing access to the train for interior as well as exterior photos. As I mentioned, this was the third set to be completed and when I saw it at Rensselaer it still had plastic covers over the new seats. Well, 13+ years later you can still see those plastic covers on the unused seats! Apparently they still have their new 1600 hp Turbomeca Makila turbines as well.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Matt Johnson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:26 am

I'm a little curious about those seats. I wonder who provided them and if they were custom designed for the RTL-III. I haven't seen them anywhere else.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:34 pm

I can see where they got the design for the dinette cars. I wonder if they put 'em on the Turbo's first or if it was on the Amdinette cars first.
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Re: Turboliners Move

Postby Matt Johnson » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:49 pm

STrRedWolf wrote:I can see where they got the design for the dinette cars. I wonder if they put 'em on the Turbo's first or if it was on the Amdinette cars first.


The Rohr Turbos were built in 1976 I believe. The Amfleets started rolling off the production line in 1975 if I remember correctly, but of course were based on the Budd Metroliners which started being delivered in 1967. The Metroliners had the same center positioned cafe area as the subsequent Amfleets.
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