Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:46 pm

Positioning Move tomorrow 9/10: NYC 38 and BRADDOCK INN on Amtrak Train 49 from NYP to Chicago, IL.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:34 am

4 former CB&Q CZ cars are on # 4(10) right behind the power,headed to Chicago,unknown if this an AAPCO convention deadhead move.
Baggage car,10-6 sleeper,Dome car,and Dome Obs.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:19 am

SILVER PEAK, SILVER RAPIDS, SILVER LARIAT and SILVER SOLARIUM are not going to the AAPRCO convention at St Paul MN. There are enroute to their new owner, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, but first they will participate in some NKP 765 excursions. We may never again see them on an Amtrak train.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Tadman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:47 pm

Is that the quad graphics fleet?
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:29 pm

No.

The former Quad Graphics cars are SILVER CHALET, SILVER EXPRESS, SILVER LODGE and SILVER SHORE. Their owner stores them at St Louis Union Station.

SILVER CHALET has the unique round end to open platform conversion, which resulted in some referring to the car as “JAWS” or “SILVER JAWS.”
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Martin Baumann » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:09 pm

Amtrak 4 seen on the La Plata webcam over three hours late unusually had three P42

151-114-20 and also NCDOT 1797 and 1869 dead in tow plus four NCDOT cars ahead of the Amtrak consist
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:25 pm

I caught Private car BRADDOCK INN on the rear of Amtrak Adirondack train #69 the other morning 9/21 in Philipse Manor on Metro North's Hudson Line, it came back tonight on train #68-23. Next Friday 9/28 - Sunday 9/30 there will be a other trip from NYP to Montreal, QC on that same car.

As of last night train #80 the Carolinian's arrival into NYP had Private car Cripple Creek.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby TCurtin » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:37 pm

"Kitchi Gammi Club" was on #49 the Lake Shore Ltd on Friday the 21st
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby mtuandrew » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 pm

Does Corridor Clipper live at Washington Union? I saw it there today, on the furthest track from the parking garage. On the same track I saw ACWR 800270 San Marino around 8:30am, but it was gone by 2:30pm.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:13 pm

American View and Corridor Clipper normally kept at WUS as was Beech Grove,now "mothballed" at Bear by Mr Anderson.
All are part of Amtrak's "Biz" car fleet.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:34 pm

Private cars Southern Intrepid Private car #800034 and MKT 403 (NSRX/PPCX 800393 Missouri-Kansas-Texas) came into NYP on train #244 yesterday evening.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:18 am

PV photo opportunities:

BRADDOCK INN and NYC 38 train 68(30) Montreal to New York.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB on train 79(03) New York to Washington, then train 171(03) Washington to Roanoke.

MOUNT VERNON train 69(05) New York to Montreal.

HICKORY CREEK train 69(06) New York to Montreal.

HICKORY CREEK train 68(07) Montreal to New York.

MOUNT VERNON train 68(08) Montreal to New York.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB train 176(08) Roanoke to Washington, then train 92(07) from Washington to New York.

I anticipate CANNON BALL, which has been stored at Washington Union Station for several years and currently parked on track 30, will move to Delaware Car Company for some work and long term storage.

A friend tells me that Norfolk Southern’s MARCO POLO, a long time resident at Washington Union Station, is at the Ivy City shop for work, pending an anticipated relocation to a new home.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby John_Perkowski » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:06 am

Mr Deasy,

Is MARCO POLO one of the Pullman Explorer series PV from the 30s?
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:07 pm

Yes, I believe MARCO POLO is one of Pullman’s six Explorer series cars built circa 1927 or 1928. At one time it was also a Central of Georgia office car named SAVANNAH.

NS uses it for stationary hospitality parked on the westernmost track (6 or 7, with a low level platform) in Washington Union Station.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:17 am

jhdeasy wrote:PV photo opportunities:

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB on train 79(03) New York to Washington, then train 171(03) Washington to Roanoke.

KITCHI GAMMI CLUB train 176(08) Roanoke to Washington, then train 92(07) from Washington to New York.


One of the car’s owners says the KITCHI GAMMI CLUB trip has been cancelled.
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