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Inspection Train Status

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:09 pm

While sitting in traffic in Harrison this morning at 9:15, I saw MN 222 and 221 back-to-back and they sailed through Harrison station eastbound with the three-car MN inspection train in tow. I caught a glimpse of people in the rear obs, so it didn't appear to be an equipment move. Were we just taking the train out for a spin today?

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MNCR insp. train 11-9

Postby H.F.Malone » Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:32 pm

They were taking the CDOT officials out for an inspection of CT lines.
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MN Inspection Train on New Haven Line 8/24

Postby Otto Vondrak » Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:32 pm

Two gennies back-to-back plus MN 1, MN 2, and M3 just rolled west through Harrison... was this a shop move or a planned run?

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Postby Nester » Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:20 pm

I saw them in GCT this morning and there was a Car Dept. employee on-board setting something up -- I would think the trip is planned if they were hauling them around like that (the back-to-back Gennie setup seems to be the norm for planned trips so that they can run-around and head back to GCT).
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Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:54 pm

It was planned and went to New Haven than Danbury and back to GCT.
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Postby Clean Cab » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:18 am

It broke down just east of Larchmont!!! Apparently an air hose between the 2nd Gennie and MN2 broke and it took a few minutes to get it repaired. I guess the VIPs on board got a taste of real life situations!!!
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Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:35 am

A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)
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Postby L'mont » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:42 am

Who was on the train, and what would they have been doing there?
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Postby Clean Cab » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:17 am

The "Inspection Train" usually has line superintendants, chief operating officers and other guests on board to inspect various parts of the MN territory, or to check on the progress of various projects. Yesterdays trip went from GCT to New Haven, then up and down the Danbury Branch, then back to GCT.
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Postby Noel Weaver » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:50 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)


Either that or they would all be out there telling the train crew how the job
is done.
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Postby JuniorMan24 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:20 pm

SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh dont give em any more ideas to take jobs.
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Postby Rockingham Racer » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:22 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:A few years back at least a few of VIP's would have helped to change the hose, today they would debate if we realy need the hose to begin with ;-)


I hope there were cocktails. :P
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MN Inspection Train on New Haven Line 10/18

Postby Otto Vondrak » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:48 pm

Observed 209 and 219 pulling the inspection train (MN 1, MN 2, MN 3) westbound on the New Haven Line around Mamaroneck today around 4:00pm.

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Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:42 pm

Not inspection train, MN health department visiting outlying points to give flu shots and other health info
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Postby StevieC48 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:09 pm

Thats a unique way to deliver flu shots. I heard of vans in the communities but that is unique.
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