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by wilwel1024
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Former SPV 2000's CDOT Constitution Liners Status
Replies: 54
Views: 15206

Re: ex-SPV status?

Several, perhaps 6, were in a westbound CSX freight train passing through Laurel, Maryland at almost 4:00 this afternoon.
by wilwel1024
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)
Topic: What happened to MARC RPO car?
Replies: 2
Views: 2026

What happened to MARC RPO car?

Until recently a MARC liveried former railway post office car had been parked on Track 3 at Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland. Where has it gone?
by wilwel1024
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: "Heritage" Stations Available for Amtrak Use
Replies: 61
Views: 6109

Re: "Heritage" Stations Available for Amtrak Use

Cleveland Union Terminal has been modified some to create Tower City. However the right of way is largely in tact. "The Rapid" still uses the traction concourse. However, the west approach has been narrowed by the construction of the federal courthouse and by construction of the junction for the lak...
by wilwel1024
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Possibility of a 2010 Croton Tour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: Possibility of a 2010 Croton Tour?

I suspect that if and when MN offers it again, it will be well worth it. Several years ago, my son and I took Amtrak from BWI to Harmon to attend the open house. We enjoyed both the ride and the tour. My favorite part was seeing the NYC and NH liveried FL-9s up close, and my son's was the snowblower...
by wilwel1024
Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: CSX Transportation
Topic: What's Going on at Riverside Yard in Balto., MD?
Replies: 0
Views: 469

What's Going on at Riverside Yard in Balto., MD?

During the last week or two I have observed track working equipment and an area that appears to have fresh gravel adjacent to the southernmost track as I am driving on the ramp from McComas Street to I-95 southbound. I cannot tell whether CSX is working on the existing southern most track, removing ...
by wilwel1024
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: 645 E-units
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

Re: 645 E-units

I believe that I read UP's business train E's have 645s. Where or when I read it, I do not recall. Perhaps Railfan and Railroad.
by wilwel1024
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Baltimore Penn Station
Replies: 56
Views: 13197

Re: Baltimore Penn Station

I was hoping to find a cool place with "at least" SAM ADAMS lol I tried to google map the neighborhoods and they didn't seem like they have any Microbeer Bars nearby! Again, I took the Light Rail from "Pratt St. Ale House" which was good even though it is not the Wharf Rat!! LOL Any GOOD BARS in wa...
by wilwel1024
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Pennsylvania Railroad
Topic: Catenary on Private Industrial Track
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: Catenary on Private Industrial Track

I believe that the spur to the PEPCO plant near Benning Yard in Washington, DC may have had catenary.
by wilwel1024
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Routes where Amtrak frequencies/speeds exceed 1951?
Replies: 21
Views: 2044

Re: Routes where Amtrak frequencies/speeds exceed 1951?

I'm guessing Philly - Harrisburg might be one. Hmmm.....Philly to Harrisburg would be interesting, as I know Harrisburg served a lot of long distance trains. Whether they all allowed "receive" and "discharge" passengers in between would be of interest. Then I think there may have been some commuter...
by wilwel1024
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: The Future of MNRR's Cab Singal/ATC.
Replies: 39
Views: 6554

Re: The Future of MNRR's Cab Singal/ATC.

From a railroader's perspective: 1. Is there value in the redundancy of maintaining wayside signals and supplementing them with PTC or would the cost be prohibitive? 2. Are the nation's railroads headed toward a system in which computers run the trains with people as monitors? Recently, WMATA experi...
by wilwel1024
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: New Harmon Diesel Shop building almost finished
Replies: 51
Views: 7362

Re: New Harmon Diesel Shop building almost finished

While keeping anyplace clean is an ongoing battle, I was impressed at how clean the Harmon Shops seemed when my son and I visited for the open house two years ago.
by wilwel1024
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: New York Central
Topic: NYC film - Chicago area 1940s
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

Re: Hudson steam exhaust

As BR&P said, "Very cool - thanks for posting!" -- Several shots of Hudsons accelerating away from the platform seemed to show large puffs of steam from between the engine and tender. Is this exhaust from trailing-truck boosters? That was my guess, too. Steam loco seemed to have steam oozing from e...
by wilwel1024
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Snow jets
Replies: 6
Views: 1272

Re: Snow jets

A couple of years ago MNCR played video of an operating snow jet at the Harmon Shops open house. It appeared to work quite well.
by wilwel1024
Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Norfolk Southern
Topic: NS On the NEC
Replies: 857
Views: 170615

Re: NS On the NEC

What freights am I likely to see on the NEC between Baltimore and Washington?
by wilwel1024
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Topic: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 244742

Re: SouthCoast Rail Discussion Thread

MARC uses both electric and diesel locomotives. Although MARC electrics are confined to the NEC, MARC diesels appear on the NEC regularly. MARC's practice seems to be to use the electrics for its largest rush hour Corridor trains, and the diesels on smaller non-rush trains.

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