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Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby SEPTAR3kid » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:29 pm

This is a pretty straightforward question...Will Amtrak be running any extra services or extra trains or even any alternate schedules around Christmas this year such as they did around Thanksgiving?
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby hi55us » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:34 pm

nope (as far as I know) they are actually running weekend service (on the nec) on thursday.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby SEPTAR3kid » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:44 pm

ok thanks!
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby STrRedWolf » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:26 pm

Pulling this back up... and related to the Thanksgiving schedules they did in 2018 (man did I dredge up an old thread, ten years since last post), I have to wonder...

...why didn't Amtrak grab some extra cars from MARC around Christmas?
"The last and final stop is BALTIMORE PENN STATION." I can has MARC V?
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby Acela150 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:33 am

Because MARC is using them?
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby STrRedWolf » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Acela150 wrote:Because MARC is using them?


MARC has spares. They had two sets of 'em for Thanksgiving.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby Acela150 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:14 am

STrRedWolf wrote:
Acela150 wrote:Because MARC is using them?


MARC has spares. They had two sets of 'em for Thanksgiving.


Yes on a weekend, when equipment use is dramatically down.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby jp1822 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:21 pm

Acela150 wrote:
STrRedWolf wrote:
Acela150 wrote:Because MARC is using them?


MARC has spares. They had two sets of 'em for Thanksgiving.


Yes on a weekend, when equipment use is dramatically down.


MARC’s got spare single level cars - they’ve loaned single level trainsets to NJT to help them with the PTC installation, and single level cab cars to Amtrak on the Empire Corridor to operate on a temporary basis in/out of Grand Central. Appears the delivery of MARC multilevel cars allowed some single level cars to become spares or extras.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby STrRedWolf » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:59 pm

Exactly. MARC's been moving to double-level cars for some time, with the MARC III and MARC IV's. The MARC IIA's are being rebuilt or repurposed as bike cars. The MARC IIB's are still active.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby CentralValleyRail » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:26 am

Train 158 today ran with an Acela Consist.
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Re: Amtrak Holiday Schedules

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:21 am

That might have been an equipment staging move by using a scheduled train. :wink:
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