Thanksgiving Week Extras

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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11/27/2016

MARC holiday extra train through Bridgesburg earlier with HHP8 4911 leading-

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Cab car 7762-

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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-Spent this afternoon along the NEC in Bridesburg to catch the Holiday Extra action.

Northbound MARC Holiday Extra with HHP-8 #4911 on the point:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4590805" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Southbound NJ Transit Holiday Extra with an Arrow III consist:

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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What's surprising (as I noted in the MARC forum) is that they're using an HHP-8. I wonder how it's working (because the default on those hippos was "it isn't.")
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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I was told MARC would be using MARC power on the Holiday Extras.
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Okay, that does make some sense (Amtrak probably is already maxed out, and the AEM-7's can't power anything anymore per edict). My main point is "gee, aren't they supposed to be in the shops tempermamently?"
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Got to see some of the extras today myself, both 384 and 385 for Amtrak's Carl Sandburg. Man it would be nice, having seen the crowd coming off 385, if we could have those permanently. I know slots may not be open with BNSF to do so, but man it would be nice to have some extra options.

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384 departing Macomb, IL station, which had about 30-40 people get on.

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385 departing Macomb, IL, which had practically 100 get off, if not more.

To give an idea, this is what the crowd coming off 385 looked like:
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Only 4 got on board 385 to go to Quincy.
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Here were the two of the runs with borrowed equipment at Jersey Avenue (Link should skip directly to point in the video):
Train 1054, Washington DC to New York Penn with MARC equipment: https://youtu.be/U0ctU-1wR2g?t=17s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Train 1099, New York Penn to Washington DC with NJT Arrow IIIs: https://youtu.be/U0ctU-1wR2g?t=3m38s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Roadgeek Adam wrote:Got to see some of the extras today myself, both 384 and 385 for Amtrak's Carl Sandburg. Man it would be nice, having seen the crowd coming off 385, if we could have those permanently. I know slots may not be open with BNSF to do so, but man it would be nice to have some extra options
Your bottom picture probably doesn't do justice to the numbers at Macomb; but it doesn't take Thanksgiving to draw a big crowd at Macomb.

Is a second engine barely visible in the first picture? Perhaps the tighter turn around doesn't leave time to wye the train in West Quincy.
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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liftedjeep wrote:I was told MARC would be using MARC power on the Holiday Extras.
-Correction on my previous post...
Holiday Extra #1054 had MARC HHP-8 #4911
Holiday Extra #1056 actually had Amtrak City Sprinter #608 (per pictures seen online). Same consist as #1054
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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What was the biggest regional consist to run over the NEC?
Have any of the CRESCENTS been running with an extra sleeper in addition to an extra coach?
What extra cars have been running on the CARDINAL?
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Yesterday's northbound Crescent arriving at Penn had 2 sleepers.

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-Yesterday's "Crescent" #20 (10 cars) passing Northeast Regional #195 at Bridesburg:

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-Yesterday's "Silver Meteor" #98 was longer than the "Crescent" with 13 cars total:

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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some NEC extra equipment on Sunday

Keystone Service train 663 with six cars instead of the usual five
Northeast Regional Extra trains 1141 and 1164
train 98 Silver Meteor with bag, four sleepers, diner, cafe, and six coaches
train 43 Pennsylvanian had seven cars instead of the usual six
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1054 with MARC equipment plus an Amfleet cafe car
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1057 with NJ Transit Arrow III equipment
Keystone Service train 666 with six cars
Amtrak Holiday Extra train 1063 with NJ Transit Arrow III emu equipment
Keystone Service train 665 with seven cars

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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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jobtraklite wrote: Your bottom picture probably doesn't do justice to the numbers at Macomb; but it doesn't take Thanksgiving to draw a big crowd at Macomb.

Is a second engine barely visible in the first picture? Perhaps the tighter turn around doesn't leave time to wye the train in West Quincy.
All of them have had second engines recently, even the normal ones such as 383.

As for Macomb, that shot was taken after most had detrained. That line of people waiting for the train to leave to reach the bus station stretched around the train and down to the crossing. I try to be courteous on photography of people and not do so, except from a distance.

But yes, I know Macomb can be crazy, especially waiting for 380 in the early morning.
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Re: Thanksgiving Extras 2016

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Mr. Moss, all I can hope is that the IZ you photographed yesterday IS double ended, lest WIU be minus a few students (maybe even some from one of your classes).

The double ending with P-42's is practice for a turn both at Quincy and CUS with the additional Holiday trains. As "Dr. Goebbels", aka Mark Maglieri, noted on NBC News last night, Amtrak had to accelerate the required inspections and other maintenance for these in station turns.
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