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Interesting consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:17 pm

Train 570 today consisted of 204-201-202-203, for those who would like a time machine ride to 1962...
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby BuddSilverliner269 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:48 pm

Not that interesting as these consist occur all the time , all thought Matt did come up with a good idea and maybe we can get Alex to sticky this thread and maybe we can keep it going with Post such as extremly interesting consist. Maybe we should all chip in and make an effort because when the Budds go, no more mixed consist.....
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:19 pm

Well a consist of all Silverliner IIs isn't that big a deal, or all PRR Silverliner IIs for that matter, but what I thought was of note was these were the first four back together. That said, the intent was indeed to make this something of an ongoing thread.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby South Jersey Budd » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:44 pm

Saw SLIII 220 and 221 together on friday on an airport trip. I find it hard to believe there is a railfan yard crew putting these together though.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby BuddSilverliner269 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:41 am

I apoligize Matt. I read the thread and said ohhh its only 4 Budds , so what? I didn't realize the actual numbers.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby zebrasepta » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:40 pm

i think this is a interesting consist a sl ii 269 leading four sl iv cars
i've seen it on youtube ill try to find the video and post it up
found it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWc6zjHPhJE
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby van2005ko » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:53 pm

That's a standard for SEPTA, but not as a common occurrence since SEPTA usually mix their consists up. I have to admit a consist of 4 ex-PRR cars is an rather pleasing experience.

Here's a photo of a straight Silverliner II set.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Quinn » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:26 pm

Matthew Mitchell wrote:Train 570 today consisted of 204-201-202-203, for those who would like a time machine ride to 1962...


Spotted this same consist again on 9-30, Media Line on what I believe to be a tardy #386 (~10 min). Cool to see this one roll through.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby eafp668 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:37 pm

Are they currently (and/or will they) make consists of Silverliner Vs and older models?
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Re: Mixed consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:07 am

eafp668 wrote:Are they currently (and/or will they) make consists of Silverliner Vs and older models?

Good issue to bring up. Eventually, they need to. That's one of the things that probably would have happened if the pilot cars hadn't been so [blasphemy] late and problematic and we could have gone on the original testing schedule with extended simulated revenue service.

But those tests do need to be made, since there's a variety of stuff that can go wrong. Note that such testing is going to require the replacement of the couplers on the Silverliner IVs (*) involved, which is part of the project, so it's not nearly as easy as grabbing a pair from the yard and sending the mixed consist out on the road.

*--the Vs are not designed to be coupled with older cars
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby scotty269 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:00 pm

A unique sighting from earlier today: At approx 11am, TC-80 (geometry car) was speeding up the mainline track 4 towards HUNT.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:06 am

scotty269 wrote:A unique sighting from earlier today: At approx 11am, TC-80 (geometry car) was speeding up the mainline track 4 towards HUNT.

That car usually lives in Liberty Yard, doesn't it? This afternoon I noticed a work locomotive and a coupla wire train cars (I think) in the spot where TC-80 usually is found.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby scotty269 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:57 am

Matthew Mitchell wrote:
scotty269 wrote:A unique sighting from earlier today: At approx 11am, TC-80 (geometry car) was speeding up the mainline track 4 towards HUNT.

That car usually lives in Liberty Yard, doesn't it? This afternoon I noticed a work locomotive and a coupla wire train cars (I think) in the spot where TC-80 usually is found.


Yup. I had noticed it missing from it's usual spot about two weeks ago. Read the post by septadude @ (viewtopic.php?p=879366#p879366) it sounds like it has been busy recently.

I believe it was the 51 and two of the three recently acquired ex-CN flatcars which are being prepped for wire train duty. They looked to have been freshly painted in MoW orange and had those sissorlift platforms.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:32 am

scotty269 wrote:I believe it was the 51 and two of the three recently acquired ex-CN flatcars which are being prepped for wire train duty. They looked to have been freshly painted in MoW orange and had those sissorlift platforms.

The scissorlifts were moved overnight or early this morning. 51 was on its way back to its parking spot at WECS when I passed by about 8:30.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Matthew Mitchell » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:15 am

There's an MBTA or ex-MBTA push-pull set in Penn Coach Yard. Was driving, so I wasn't able to look closer. Anyone know what it is and what it's doing there?
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