Kerry Campaign Train Equitment deadhead on Train 4 (10)

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Kerry Campaign Train Equitment deadhead on Train 4 (10)

Post by AmtrakFan »

The Kerry/Edwards Tour Train Cars will be Deadheading on 4 to KC/CHI the PV's Will be off in KC and eveything esle will be going to CHI also you've got 138 leading the Train. I will be outhere to catch it.

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queenlnr8

Post by queenlnr8 »

Remember... pictures, pictures, pictures!!

Thanks! :D

TerryC

Post by TerryC »

What exactly is deadheading?

http://trainiaxindex.cjb.net/

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Movement of Equipment

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

Deadheading in this instance means the movement of equipment that is not being used for revenue service in the consist of a passenger train.

The term also is used to describe a railroad operating employee aboard a train (either class of service) who is not on duty.

A freight car in a train without a load is referred to as an empty, or MTY.

A locomotive in the consist of a train (either class) being moved and not providing power is referred to as DIT, or Dead in Tow.

Lastly, our one party state (hey guess what, after numerous false starts, the GOP coughed up a candidate - a conservative African-American talk show host Alan Keyes - to run for US Senate - he doesn't even LIVE here) is not likely to see too much of either major party Presidential candidate, even though they both sure will fly in, schmooze the fat cats, then take the $$$$$ and run.
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A Disappointment

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

By the time #4(10) passed through Clarendon Hills in line for a 2'45" late arrival at CUS, all that remained of the Kerry train was P-42 138 still shrink wrapped (that surprises me, I thought an effort would have been made to remove it - the charter is over) and six Amfleet Coaches. I would guess that the cars chartered from Rail Cruise America were interchanged to 304 at KCY to be forwarded to their home base in St Louis.

If we wish to discuss campaign trains further, past and present, let's do it over at the Rail Travel Forum.

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Post by AmtrakFan »

Hope that eveyone who saw it thought it was cool; also Mr. Norman or Otto how about we close this thered since it has arrived at CUS?

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Amtrak Forum Moderator's Note

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

As topic originator, your wish is my command, Mr. Fan. I am moving this material over to Mr. Benton's Rail Travel Forum where he can make whatever disposition he deems appropriate.

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Re: Amtrak Forum Moderator's Note

Post by AmtrakFan »

Gilbert B Norman wrote:As topic originator, your wish is my command, Mr. Fan. I am moving this material over to Mr. Benton's Rail Travel Forum where he can make whatever disposition he deems appropriate.
Okay Also I thought it was best for the Forum before it turned into Chaos.

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Post by David Benton »

no problem , it is welcome and will stay here .
as we now have 3 threads on this train , i would ask that any further material be posted to these threads , rather than start another one .
Although i guess if Mr Bush decides to run a train , that would be worthy of its own thread !
thanks to eveyone for sticking to the train , and not straying too far into politics .
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Post by Joe »

Here's the best of my pictures from Naperville (although cloudy): http://joelemay.rrpicturearchives.net/a ... px?id=1401 :D
Joe

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Post by AmtrakFan »

Joe,
The Pictures look good even with the Sloppy Weather Conditions also haven't got mine Delvoped.

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