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Re: Interesting consists

Postby nomis » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:06 pm

In the SL V's there's a SL IV mode switch to be made for deadhead moves only.

It most likely turns off most safety features that are communicated between the SL V's and alters the commands sent over the coupler to the same SL II - III - IV standard.

Kinda like why NJT Multi levels are run in solid sets.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby zebrasepta » Mon May 04, 2015 3:15 pm

I heard a 4-car bomber set with 2301 was on the Paoli Thorndale line doing a local run a few days ago
does anyone know why SEPTA did this?
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby zebrasepta » Thu May 21, 2015 11:50 am

a few days ago I saw an New Hope & Ivyland engine at Lansdale
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby glennk419 » Thu May 28, 2015 9:31 am

zebrasepta wrote:I heard a 4-car bomber set with 2301 was on the Paoli Thorndale line doing a local run a few days ago
does anyone know why SEPTA did this?


I've also noticed a lot more off peak runs that normally have SLV's being covered by SLIV's recently. I wonder if the V's are in for their annual inspections?
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby rslitman » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:21 pm

6370/3755 had five single Silverliner 4's on Wednesday, July 29. Among them were cars 301 and 302, but alas they weren't next to each other. 297 was another one.

Would such a consist draw too much power?
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby glennk419 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:58 am

rslitman wrote:6370/3755 had five single Silverliner 4's on Wednesday, July 29. Among them were cars 301 and 302, but alas they weren't next to each other. 297 was another one.

Would such a consist draw too much power?


All axles are powered on the SLIV's whether they are singles or pairs so the power draw would not be excessive. The only additional power draw would be for the compressors and motor / generator sets which are shared on the married pairs.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:05 am

glennk419 wrote:
rslitman wrote:6370/3755 had five single Silverliner 4's on Wednesday, July 29. Among them were cars 301 and 302, but alas they weren't next to each other. 297 was another one.

Would such a consist draw too much power?


All axles are powered on the SLIV's whether they are singles or pairs so the power draw would not be excessive. The only additional power draw would be for the compressors and motor / generator sets which are shared on the married pairs.

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I will second Glenn here - no problems here with power draw on MU cars.

The AEM7s (and ALP44) in push pull service draw considerably more power - as much as eight MU cars...
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby rslitman » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:28 pm

Today, single Silverliner 4s 409 and 410 were together and next to each other along with 405 and married pair 330-331 on 6370/3755. 409 brought up the rear on 6370 and led 3755. To the uninitiated, they could have been a married pair. But in a married pair, the even-numbered car would be on the Pennsy end, bringing up the rear on 6370 and leading 3755. At least the odd-numbered one had the lower number, like a 400-series married pair (unlike the 300-series married pairs like 330-331). Also, in even-numbered married pair 4s, the center section seats face the Pennsy direction, while in all single 4s, I believe they all face the Reading direction.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby glennk419 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:38 pm

rslitman wrote:Today, single Silverliner 4s 409 and 410 were together and next to each other along with 405 and married pair 330-331 on 6370/3755. 409 brought up the rear on 6370 and led 3755. To the uninitiated, they could have been a married pair. But in a married pair, the even-numbered car would be on the Pennsy end, bringing up the rear on 6370 and leading 3755. At least the odd-numbered one had the lower number, like a 400-series married pair (unlike the 300-series married pairs like 330-331). Also, in even-numbered married pair 4s, the center section seats face the Pennsy direction, while in all single 4s, I believe they all face the Reading direction.


IIRC, the '400' series cars were originally the Reading 90xx singles that were renumbered after their PCB transformers were replaced.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby o484 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:23 am

The other day I saw an SL IV on the RDG side "flipped" so its pantograph was facing away from center city. Don't remember the number or whether it was a single or part of a married pair.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby o484 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:26 am

o484 wrote:The other day I saw an SL IV on the RDG side "flipped" so its pantograph was facing away from center city. Don't remember the number or whether it was a single or part of a married pair.

Update: It was single car 278, I saw it at Wayne Junction Shop yesterday.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby rslitman » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:50 am

141-142-143-144 in sequence were the only cars on train 328 this morning.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby Silverliner II » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:01 pm

rslitman wrote:141-142-143-144 in sequence were the only cars on train 328 this morning.


I ran into 333-332-335-334 on a Doylestown train at Wayne Junction on Wednesday night. So close!!!
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby rslitman » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:09 pm

Single cars 282 and 283 were next to each other on 326/6327 on November 16. As with normal married pair cars, odd-numbered 283 was on the Reading-pointing side. This would be like a 300-series married pair, with the even-numbered car lower than the other number.

326 was running close to a half hour late that day, picking up several 328 regulars, while some 326 regulars who have that option available to them got in their cars and drove to work.
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Re: Interesting consists

Postby TrainPhotos » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:27 pm

A friend of mine saw a single car on the Delaware river bridge from route 29 earlier. Is this normal? Said it was going toward Pennsylvania.
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