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

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

Postby Train2009 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:45 pm

As per a Facebook group Amtrak Springfield Line railfans, train #55 has the Corridor Clipper.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:51 pm

Amtrak train #830 has 9800 trailing on a special train for the NY Yankees bound to Boston, MA for the post season game. As per Amtrak Status, it left at 12:32 PM this afternoon and due to arrive at South Station - Boston, MA at 4:20 PM.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:47 pm

Train #42 had Norfolk Southern No. 5 "Maryland" when it arrived into NYP today.
NYC -3 Portland will be traveling to Niagara Falls, NY from NYP on train #281 this Friday and returning on Sunday 10/22 on train #284 for its 90th anniversary of the Rail car.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:49 am

This past Friday morning October 27 I caught NYC - 3 Portland in Riverdale - The Bronx on Train #281 and yesterday afternoon in Philipse Manor - Sleepy Hollow on train #284.
In other news, Amtrak Train 49 - Lake Shore Limited will have Pacific Bend No. 10020, Corridor Clipper No. 10002 and American View No. 10004 when it leaves NYP this afternoon.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby JimBoylan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:49 am

That Geometry car mentioned in the previous post as going West on Train 49 will probably return on the Lake Shore Limited that is scheduled to arrive in New York on Fri., Nov. 2.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:29 pm

This morning CSX Train Symbol P959(30) with P42DC #96 left Huntington, WV at around 8:34 AM bound for Chicago, IL - Union Station with all of the Private cars which it was on the New River train run.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:51 pm

On November 1st, Amtrak:

Published a new private car tariff effective 1/01/2019. Base mileage rate increases from $3.26 to $3.67 per mile. The rate had been $2.90 per mile until May of this year. All other charges increase by varying amounts. Liability insurance coverage requirement increases. It also contains a new compliance procedure that will allow Amtrak to discipline the owners of cars where unsafe behavior is documented; this is something that AAPRCO and RPCA were unable to do on their own.

Published an updated list of locations where private cars may be switched in or out of train consists. Jack London Station Oakland CA was added, but only for switching cars OFF trains 11 and 14. Cars may not be switched ON to trains 11/14 at Oakland. The only way out of town is train 6. Jacksonville FL is still not included on the list, despite the local operating people informing senior management that they can accomplish switching cars on/off trains 91/92/97/98 without delaying the trains.

Published a new directive pertaining to qualifications of individuals authorized to perform periodic inspections of private cars. New insurance requirements for inspectors were added, as well as a new temporary permit ($250 fee payable to Amtrak) that will allow a qualified inspector to inspect a designated private car on Amtrak property or at an Amtrak facility. As of today, there are only 12 men in the USA who are authorized to perform periodic Amtrak inspections (PC-1 thru PC-7 series) on private cars.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:56 am

Amtrak Train #69 has Private car NYC 3 - Portland trailing in the rear this morning.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:01 am

CHAPEL HILL on train 162(11) from WAS to BOS.

Today is the last day that Amtrak will handle private cars on certain daytime trains (173, 163, 149 and 172, 162) operating between WAS and BOS in either direction. Overnight trains 65, 66 and 67 will remain available to private cars.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:16 am

AMTK 48(14) and 48(15) both have deadhead Horizon and Amfleet II cars for use on the NEC during the Thanksgiving period

Train #48-14 is the one which it left Chicago, IL last night and the 48-15 which will be leaving tonight Thursday 11/15.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:22 am

Look out for Private car Silver Splendor onto train #48 on Tuesday November 20 it will be taken off in Albany, NY,

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/ ... ?4,4671122
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Backshophoss » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:36 am

"Silver Buckle" has been used as the car name in the Conway thread here
Lv LAUPT on # 4(17),relayed to #48(20) at Chicago,dropped at Albany,11/21 relayed to PAR or CP to SLR, to Conway NH.

Sadly this is the 4th ex- CB&Q car to have its last run on the SW Chief,3 0ther CB&Q cars went east to a new home in OHio tourist RR
a month back,an ex-PRR car that was based in Winslow AZ went to a new home east on the Chief as well. :(
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:32 pm

Backshophoss wrote:"Silver Buckle" has been used as the car name in the Conway thread here
Lv LAUPT on # 4(17),relayed to #48(20) at Chicago,dropped at Albany,11/21 relayed to PAR or CP to SLR, to Conway NH.

Sadly this is the 4th ex- CB&Q car to have its last run on the SW Chief,3 0ther CB&Q cars went east to a new home in OHio tourist RR
a month back,an ex-PRR car that was based in Winslow AZ went to a new home east on the Chief as well. :(


SILVER SPLENDOR was the name applied by John Caestecker to the dome coach built as SILVER BUCKLE for CB&Q. Looks like Conway Scenic will restore the original SILVER BUCKLE name to the car. Conway Scenic also owns the former GN 1329 Empire Builder dome coach.

The x-PRR car is the FRANK THOMSON.

I doubt we will ever see those 4 x-CB&Q cars out on the mainline again. It costs a lot less $ to operate at 30 MPH on a shortline than to be certified to operate at 110 MPH on Amtrak.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby CSRR573 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:17 pm

jhdeasy wrote:
Backshophoss wrote:"Silver Buckle" has been used as the car name in the Conway thread here
Lv LAUPT on # 4(17),relayed to #48(20) at Chicago,dropped at Albany,11/21 relayed to PAR or CP to SLR, to Conway NH.

Sadly this is the 4th ex- CB&Q car to have its last run on the SW Chief,3 0ther CB&Q cars went east to a new home in OHio tourist RR
a month back,an ex-PRR car that was based in Winslow AZ went to a new home east on the Chief as well. :(


SILVER SPLENDOR was the name applied by John Caestecker to the dome coach built as SILVER BUCKLE for CB&Q. Looks like Conway Scenic will restore the original SILVER BUCKLE name to the car. Conway Scenic also owns the former GN 1329 Empire Builder dome coach.

The x-PRR car is the FRANK THOMSON.

I doubt we will ever see those 4 x-CB&Q cars out on the mainline again. It costs a lot less $ to operate at 30 MPH on a shortline than to be certified to operate at 110 MPH on Amtrak.



Any Proof they restore the original name? CSRX tends to name their cars after the White Mountians, people who help run the RR in the early days, or popular local places. GN 1329 became the Dorethea Mae
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