davidp wrote:When the Metroliner MUs were moved to Keystone service three car consists were fairly common.
jp1822 wrote:It's nice to now see a fully restored electric service to the Keystone Corridor and descent track for a smooth ride! ... Now five cars are typically the norm, the fifth largely being the cab car that was a former metroliner!
JimBoylan wrote:There were teething problems with one manufacturer's electrical equipment, so the first revenue trains had no coaches. News reports claimed that the State of Pennsylvania offered to let PennCentral use their 11 coaches to fill in, but many accounts like yours claim that all the coaches had the same electrical equipment.
bruceclouette wrote:2. The 10 club cars (880-889) and 20 cafes (850-869) had GE electrical equipment, single-armed pantographs, and plates next to the doors with METRO CLUB or SNACK BAR COACH on them. These cars also had a white roof light on them.
I have never seen a photograph of a club car in Phase I paint so presume they were repainted directly from pinstripe into Phase II. Coaches and cafes appear in pinstripe, Phase I, and Phase II. There is a photo of coach 820 with pinstriped sides and a Phase II end.
4. Some but not all of each were remodeled with roof humps for relocated electrical equipment.
Matt Johnson wrote:Also, at least one Metroliner ran as recently as 1993 in its "Phase II" paint, albeit as a cab control car.
astrosa wrote:Matt Johnson wrote:Also, at least one Metroliner ran as recently as 1993 in its "Phase II" paint, albeit as a cab control car.
Believe it or not, this car is STILL in Phase II paint, sitting in the yard at Bear, DE. It also still has the original clamshell cab end doors and the added roof hump.
khecht wrote:If I'm not mistaken, it's visible on this aerial view.