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by Supaned
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: California Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for now
Replies: 86
Views: 23267

Re: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for

Well, another month has passed with the "unsafe" cab cars still able to run without the assistance of BNSF.

Is the row of power in track 15 at LA Union just a smoke and mirrors exercise?
by Supaned
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: California Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for now
Replies: 86
Views: 23267

Re: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for

According to reports elsewhere , the units are now all gathered at Commerce yard. 5641 is the test unit for Metrolink (seemingly for PTC compatibility/conversion) and has been on various test runs - yesterday being the most recent. Nobody seems to know when they will actually start , clearly Metroli...
by Supaned
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: California Commuter & Transit
Topic: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for now
Replies: 86
Views: 23267

Re: Metrolink to place locos in front of Rotem cab cars for

I can only see one route in the Metrolink ETT that is barred to six axle power , and that is from Pomona to CP Bassett on the San Gabriel Subdivision.

Presumably , Metrolink has enough spare locos to provide 4 axle power for the trains assigned to this route?
by Supaned
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion
Replies: 787
Views: 147377

Re: Maine Eastern Railroad (MERR) Discussion

Hi all , just a short report from a trip to ride on the Maine Eastern. My friend and I flew up from Boston to Rockland on Cape Air (lovely sunny day so a great day for it) , and after brunch and a stroll around Rockland , we collected our tickets at the station ready for the train. The lady on duty ...
by Supaned
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: Cape Flyer
Replies: 2557
Views: 605309

Re: Cape Flyer Discussion

with these good passenger numbers , is there any likelihood of the service being extended to Columbus Day like last year? - I've read the working on the CapeFlyer website stating that Labor Day weekend will be the last service this year , but that was the original plan last year as well.
by Supaned
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: Pemberton Branch line info request
Replies: 1
Views: 3161

Pemberton Branch line info request

Hello all, please excuse the request for information , but it does seem to be hard to come by. I happened across a photo of a PRR Baldwin S12 with a single P70 cab car (#1046) which was described as working the PRR Pemberton Branch. I've searched online and found a few photographs , but what I can't...
by Supaned
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Michigan: Wolverine, Blue Water, Pere Marquette
Replies: 864
Views: 87444

Re: Upcoming work in Michigan

Well, I'm back from my travels around Michigan (and beyond) - certainly the re-timings seemed to work fine , with no major delays encountered - we could see stacks of new ties in places and around BO tower in Kalamazoo new signals were in position (although covered up). The less said about our exper...
by Supaned
Thu May 08, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Southeastern Railfan
Topic: Railroad tracks in The Walking Dead on AMC
Replies: 13
Views: 5118

Re: Railroad tracks in The Walking Dead on AMC

Given that a lot of the show has been filmed in Senoia, and indeed Senoia doubled as Woodbury in the TV show , I'd say the railroad they used is the NS C-line (former Central of Georgia) that runs from Senioa to Carrollton , and is served by NS's G66 local once or twice a week.
by Supaned
Thu May 08, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Michigan: Wolverine, Blue Water, Pere Marquette
Replies: 864
Views: 87444

Re: Upcoming work in Michigan

Thanks for those replies. Looking further into it, there is also a train 358 to Pontiac , whereas 352 is also missing from the lineup. As 358/359 are the only trains shown with a quiet car , I presume these are the same train sets which will lay over at Pontiac. I guess by replacing 352/353 with lat...
by Supaned
Wed May 07, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railfan
Topic: Cresson helpers question
Replies: 3
Views: 3052

Cresson helpers question

Please bear with me for what is possibly a silly question , but I'm not familiar with operations over in the US. I'm interested in NS's helper operations based on Cresson , more specifically where do they get attached and detached from the trains - one website says that they go on the train at Altoo...
by Supaned
Wed May 07, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Michigan: Wolverine, Blue Water, Pere Marquette
Replies: 864
Views: 87444

Upcoming work in Michigan

I have a trip booked at the end of this month to travel Chicago - Port Huron , then Port Huron - Flint , bus to Pontiac then via the Wolverine back into Chicago. Yesterday I recieved an email advising of some retimings (Blue Water runs an hour later to Port Huron and departs an hour earlier). What t...
by Supaned
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Southeastern Railfan
Topic: Railfanning Newnan GA
Replies: 1
Views: 3817

Railfanning Newnan GA

Good Evening everybody , I'm visiting relatives in Newnan GA in a couple of weeks time , and if possible I'd like some information about railfanning there. From the web , I see that there are two lines in town , the CSX A & WP main line , which hopefully still has the coaling tower , and the NS ex C...
by Supaned
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Florida Commuter Rail: Metrorail, Sunrail, Tri-Rail and Proposals
Topic: Equipment cycles and DMU question
Replies: 22
Views: 16155

Equipment cycles and DMU question

Hello everybody, I'm a railfan from the Uk , I'll be visiting Miami and Fort Lauderdale next month. As part of my trip , I intend to ride on and photograph Tri-Rail. I'd like to ride behind as many different locomotives as possible , so I'm hoping that somebody can help with the equipment cycles , f...
by Supaned
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Pacific Northwest Railfan
Topic: Sounder equipment cycles
Replies: 0
Views: 5436

Sounder equipment cycles

Hello all, I'm visiting Seattle this september and am looking to railfan Sounder , and I have a few questions which I'm hoping can be answered. I note that Sounder has 11 F59PHI locomotives and 2 routes from Seattle (1 to Tacoma and 1 to Everett). My questions concern the equipment cycles of the tra...
by Supaned
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: Questions About Timetables and Equipment
Replies: 20
Views: 2440

Re: Questions About Timetables and Equipment

Thanks for the useful info in this thread so far. Does anybody have a list of which trains are rostered to be worked by diesel/dual mode locomotives systemwide? I appreciate that operational requirements must change on a daily basis , but there must be a core plan of trains scheduled for this equipm...

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