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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby chuchubob » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:53 am

I went to North Broad Friday to photograph the MARC train on its "last day". While I was there, a friendly conductor told me that if I was there to photograph the MARC train, Friday was not its last day. The train previously used a SEPTA cab car, but on Friday it had MARC 7747.
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Silverliner II » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:05 pm

If it is still here when Amtrak makes ACSES mandatory for SEPTA trains, they'll simply slap a SEPTA cab on the end and that will take care of that...
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby South Jersey Budd » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:29 am

The MARC set was 7 cars today with both cab cars on the train. Maybe today is finally their last day at SEPTA.
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Silverliner II » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:36 pm

South Jersey Budd wrote:The MARC set was 7 cars today with both cab cars on the train. Maybe today is finally their last day at SEPTA.

It had all 7 cars in service on 9561 one day early in March when I last rode it. Tonight will tell....
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby van2005ko » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:32 pm

Today's GVF (28)-PM!!
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Currently the MARC set is at Penn Coach yard with the engine removed from the consist.

Looks like this would be like last photo of the MARC set which I've taken last Friday.

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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Silverliner II » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:01 am

Still in Penn Coach as of 3am today. Whelp, looks like "a while longer" lasted four more working days....
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby STrRedWolf » Mon May 01, 2017 9:07 pm

Silverliner II wrote:Still in Penn Coach as of 3am today. Whelp, looks like "a while longer" lasted four more working days....


Please don't tell me we need to grab one of our MP36's and "rescue" them...

...although having the GP40WH2 do it would actually be a sight to see!
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Silverliner II » Tue May 02, 2017 12:08 am

STrRedWolf wrote:
Silverliner II wrote:Still in Penn Coach as of 3am today. Whelp, looks like "a while longer" lasted four more working days....


Please don't tell me we need to grab one of our MP36's and "rescue" them...

...although having the GP40WH2 do it would actually be a sight to see!

Still sitting in Penn Coach as of Monday afternoon. Well, Amtrak will take them down when they get around to it... lol
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby South Jersey Budd » Tue May 02, 2017 6:48 am

It was a good run while the AMTRAK, NJT & MARC equipment was around. Thanks to all who posted pictures, I enjoyed them all.

Look forward to SEPTA's own sprinters coming.
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Limited-Clear » Mon May 08, 2017 10:31 pm

A set of Marc cars went south out of 30th Amtrak level around 9pm tonight, guess that was the last set being returned to Maryland, on a side note they passed Amtrak 188 with the 642 leading (a shame Septa never managed to get that one for a day or two)
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby Silverliner II » Mon May 08, 2017 11:35 pm

Limited-Clear wrote:A set of Marc cars went south out of 30th Amtrak level around 9pm tonight, guess that was the last set being returned to Maryland, on a side note they passed Amtrak 188 with the 642 leading (a shame Septa never managed to get that one for a day or two)


And thus closes a chapter of SEPTA Regional Rail agony that I'm sure they hope to never have to experience again.
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Re: Leased equipment MARC/NJT/AMTK

Postby glennk419 » Tue May 09, 2017 7:40 am

Silverliner II wrote:
Limited-Clear wrote:A set of Marc cars went south out of 30th Amtrak level around 9pm tonight, guess that was the last set being returned to Maryland, on a side note they passed Amtrak 188 with the 642 leading (a shame Septa never managed to get that one for a day or two)


And thus closes a chapter of SEPTA Regional Rail agony that I'm sure they hope to never have to experience again.


Yes, it was agony from many perspectives but it was also fun having the varied equipment on the property. Kudos to SEPTA and the lending agencies in mitigating a terrible situation.
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