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CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Publius Plunkett » Wed May 10, 2017 7:50 am

It would be a great help if information on the progress of the Circus Train is posted today. At this time, all that I am aware of is, that the LIRR crews are to pick up the train in Harold around 11am. If anyone has a schedule, please share. For now, I think there is a slight delay picking up the engines because the Engineer of the big train is looking for Alkaline water and is concerned about the US Gov't manipulating weather patterns.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Liquidcamphor » Wed May 10, 2017 8:35 am

For today i moved this thread so that it is a sticky and top listed. I think this is the last circus train on long island.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Slippy » Wed May 10, 2017 8:52 am

Pubulius I know the engineer you speak about. That is quite an honor being one of the last engineers to handle that train. I am curious if TRAINS magazine sent out their staff to document this monumental event. He's going to be famous!
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby jtunnel » Wed May 10, 2017 8:56 am

LIRR power just headed west past my location near Woodsode (towards Harold)
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Publius Plunkett » Wed May 10, 2017 8:58 am

He'll probably tour the country and make millions in speaking fees. I wonder what hat he'll wear while speaking?

Thanks JT for the info!
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Slippy » Wed May 10, 2017 11:45 am

Pubulius, he will probably make speeches at all the hobby shops and train shows wearing a genuine Borsalino felt hat that he loves.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Publius Plunkett » Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 am

Does it have a propeller on it?
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby jtunnel » Wed May 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Sounds like they just got permission to tie onto the train. How long does it take to do an air test?
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby jtunnel » Wed May 10, 2017 1:13 pm

Eastbound through Elmhurst at 2:10 pm
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby LINYARailfan » Wed May 10, 2017 1:49 pm

Passing through Garden at 2:50pm
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby cam36 » Wed May 10, 2017 2:06 pm

For those of you on Instagram. @MTALIRR posted 2 short videos of the Circus Train headed westbound through Jamaica on their story.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby railfan365 » Sat May 13, 2017 2:01 am

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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Backshophoss » Sat May 13, 2017 2:42 am

Give Amtrak credit for putting the Vets motor(642) on the head end of this circus train move thru NY Penn.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby Datenail » Sun May 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Thankyou for posting this video. Sounding of the horn in this area is restricted to emergencies only. The engineer will be disciplined and cannot deny sounding the horn unnecessarily.
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Re: CIRCUS TRAIN Information-2017

Postby vince » Wed May 17, 2017 3:11 pm

Post by Datenail » Sun May 14, 2017 3:01 pm
Thankyou for posting this video. Sounding of the horn in this area is restricted to emergencies only. The engineer will be disciplined and cannot deny sounding the horn unnecessarily.

Hey Datenail, where do you get your information as this turns out to be not the case at all as witnessed by this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMWdriNc4H8#t=97.188662

LOL!
Nice job for attempting to throw cold water on what was a historic run on the LIRR in daytime no less.
Thank you LIRR management.
That was a most impressive run by (the first linked video) nice steady camera too! 60 cars! Wow.

regards,
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