Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Allouette » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:23 am

I think I agree on the 1978 date for the switch to run via Schenectady. The same post gives a date of 1/12/1986 for the switch from NJ/CP to CN north of Rouses point, which seems about right considering other things that were going on at the time. The link was corrupted, here's a good version:

http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/507/p/44882/1242792.aspx
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Dick H » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:35 am

Racing season opens at Saratoga tomorrow (7/21) and runs through September 4th.
Northbounds Adirondack and Ethan Allen NYP/SAR are sold out for opening day.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Dick H » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 pm

Timekeeping for Adirondack service on Friday, August 11 was out the window
at Westport NY. Northbound was just shy of two hours late and the Southbound
was 75 minutes late. About 20 passengers detrained from the Northbound and
about 20 passengers and a well behaved two year old Beagle,who seemed well
acquainted with climbing the stairs into the coach. boarded the Southbound.
Earlier, the Beagle owner had advised they would be getting off at Saratoga.

A morning visit to Saratoga found about 60 passengers boarding the Southbound
Ethan Allen. The S&NC train that is supposedly running Thursday through Sunday
did not move and there were no personnel around and the ticket office was locked.
The train consisted of loco #4135, one coach and one dome car. Also, I have not
visited Saratoga in many months, but since my last visit the combination snack bar
and gift shop has permanently closed.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Dick H » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:16 pm

Not the Adirondack, but on the Adirondack Route.
NY Capitol Region Toys for Tots train near Rouses Point, today, front and rear views.
Thanks to Michael Berry for the photos.

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/639934/

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/639944/
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Dick H » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:49 pm

Oddball consist on Southbound Adirondack today (3/27)
Thanks to Walt Favro for the 57 second video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgqiYorqNqs
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:18 pm

Might be deadheading that Amfleet car and that road switcher back to Sunnyside Yard after shop repairs.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Railjunkie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:56 pm

Rescue train, the 514 crapped out. Plus to deadhead a piece of equipment like an engine we wouldnt have it between a coach and a train. Plus I dont think the 514 would fit in the empire tunnel.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby east point » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:05 pm

Find it interesting that the AM-2s have the vestibule to rear of train.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby R30A » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:17 pm

Vestibules to the rear is the normal configuration.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby east point » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:42 am

Guess just the LD NYP - south trains almost always have vestibule toward center of train ?
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby Railjunkie » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:44 am

During the winter months it makes it easier to open the doors when they are all caked up with snow and ice.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby BAR » Wed May 30, 2018 8:36 am

I will be taking the Adirondack to Montreal on July 10. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonably priced hotel near Central Station for one night. Would like to do something less expensive than the Queen Elizabeth or Bonaventure.

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby benboston » Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 pm

Le Square Phillips, quite close and you can easily go by the Underground City if you'd like.
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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby BAR » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:11 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. My travelling partner has us booked at the Hotel Bonaventure.

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Re: Amtrak's ADIRONDACK

Postby NS VIA FAN » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:56 am

The Bonaventure is a beautiful hotel. Its on the rooftop of Place Bonaventure with outdoor gardens and waterfalls. Get a outside southfacing room for a view over the viaduct into Central Station
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