Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

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Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by UpperHarlemLine4ever » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:51 pm

Just was leaving the NWP station and noticed an Amfleet coach in front of the paint shop in the NWP Yard. Couldn't tell for sure but it looked like it had a blue MN stripe on it. Anyone have any details?

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by ThirdRail7 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:59 pm

If you are referring to this Image, it is an FRA insepction car. It's been running around Metro-North for a week or so.
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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by UpperHarlemLine4ever » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:08 pm

This car had no cab on the end that I could see and no strobes.

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by MACTRAXX » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:27 pm

Everyone: This car is actually a rebuilt former Metroliner MU car - note the front end and the heavy-duty trucks...MACTRAXX
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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by expbusop » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:37 pm

FRA Track Inspection Car T16???

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by Steamboat Willie » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:43 pm

The FRA car floating around the property does indeed having working strobes. I saw it in action Friday night.

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by UpperHarlemLine4ever » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:39 am

Thanks for the info. What is the purpose of the car? Does it have technical equipment on it. Thought the FRA inspectors used MN to get around.

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:44 am

its a Geometry car , it checks track structure for defects .
It is manned by outside agency under contract of Federal Railroad Administration.
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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by expbusop » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Northbound at Morris Heights at 12;45pm BL20GH's 114, 111 sandwiching FRA car T-16.

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

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Re: Amfleet Coach in NWP Yard

Post by gregorygrice » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:21 pm

I was able to catch it when it made it's round trips on the Hudson this past Thursday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-TInhxZB4
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