Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby Ridgefielder » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:18 am

Stephen B. Carey wrote:Why were the cars in Wallingford, CT? Seems a little off the path to bring them back to DC. Sorry if off topic,

Probably being handed off to CSX in Springfield for return to Baltimore via Selkirk and the River Line.
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby nomis » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:50 pm

They're going home via New Haven, down the corridor.
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby GojiMet86 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:53 pm

Through Hell Gate? I would love to see that.
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:33 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:Probably being handed off to CSX in Springfield for return to Baltimore via Selkirk and the River Line.


They were coming from Albany...
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:03 pm

yes and by switcher went to New Haven via springfield line . a electric was added and they are going to Baltimore (via NEC)
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Re: Hartford Line CtDOT New Haven-Springfield - NHHS

Postby Ridgefielder » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am

GirlOnTheTrain wrote:
Ridgefielder wrote:Probably being handed off to CSX in Springfield for return to Baltimore via Selkirk and the River Line.


They were coming from Albany...

Ah, didn't catch that. Thought they were northbound... had been seeing them tacked onto Amtrak equipment over in the Lexington Avenue yard and made the (retrospectively stupid) assumption that they were going back in freight service.
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