Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby expbusop » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:43 pm

This morning 401 at Highbridge with 4 M-7's, could they be returned sets from Arch Street Yard for PTC installation ?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:46 pm

they could !!
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby gregorygrice » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:46 pm

+Ringling Brothers Circus Train hauled by CSX on the New Haven Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOLK545WpVM

+Water World Testing with a cab car the other day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-qtMDaxm1A

+First Water World run of the season last weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrgYBRDzHEQ
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby edbac333 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:31 pm

At 1254 hrs. today, Monday 11/14/16 the 114 leading long hood forward and one car that said "Amtrak private car" ( and I think I saw something that said FRA on the side as well) passed over the Derby Greenway on the Waterbury Branch. This is the first time I have seen Metro North run long hood forward in my life.
I am guessing this was a track inspection vehicle of some kind?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:45 pm

Correct FRA geometry car T-16 .
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Ridgefielder » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:26 pm

Inspection train was parked on Track 27 in GCT this morning w a Genny on either end. Looked like they were set up for a breakfast reception- could see baskets of fresh fruit, pastries etc. laid out on a buffet table. Didn't get unit numbers-- hadn't had enough coffee yet...
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby srock1028 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:26 pm

That be the Holiday Train, went up the New Haven Line today with stops at Stamford, East Bridgeport, New Haven and Mott Haven.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Train2009 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:10 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:Inspection train was parked on Track 27 in GCT this morning w a Genny on either end. Looked like they were set up for a breakfast reception- could see baskets of fresh fruit, pastries etc. laid out on a buffet table. Didn't get unit numbers-- hadn't had enough coffee yet...


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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Steamboat Willie » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:35 pm

The 402 towed a dead 1811 consist out of Danbury yesterday afternoon.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby expbusop » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:17 am

Saw 402 at BN around 9:00 am yesterday.
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby expbusop » Sat May 27, 2017 11:07 am

Thursday approx 12:50pm MN 106 with 6 M-7's just north of Highbridge yard. Breakdown or going to LIRR for PTC work?
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:58 am

6 Amtrak trains per day will be seeing Grand Central this summer as per LoHud.

Metro-North will have some company at Grand Central Terminal this summer. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Interim Executive Director Veronique Hakim confirmed Monday that Amtrak and the MTA have "an agreement" to begin running trains to and from upstate into the east side station, as the national railroad begins much-needed repairs in Penn Station.


Story: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/transit/2017/06/12/amtrak-grand-central-terminal/389719001/
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby Jeff Smith » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:52 am

Now we just need URHS to run the Hickory Creek on the back of one of these....
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:17 pm

Yeah, would like to see the Park Avenue tunnel this time! ;)
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Re: Unusual Fleet Sightings and Freight Movements on MNRR

Postby DutchRailnut » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:19 pm

I do not think amtrak gets special privileges to do such.
The Amtrak trains Arriving in GCT will need to be looped and backed into departure platform. I doubt MN will take responsibility.
plus since PV cars are private property not only MN yard crew needs access but representative of owner would need to be present.
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