Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by chuchubob » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 pm

jhdeasy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 am
Private car KITCHI GAMMI CLUB will be on train 19(17) from NYP to NOL.
Train 19 Crescent arriving PHL with PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by gregorygrice » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:29 am

FRA Track Geometry Coach DOTX 216 on the rear of Amtrak 174. 216 sports a recently updated interior and a new "theatre style" glass window in the place of small stock cab windows it once had.

Photo Link: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/700495/

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyYFM7vYeeU

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by Train2009 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:33 pm

gregorygrice wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:29 am
FRA Track Geometry Coach DOTX 216 on the rear of Amtrak 174. 216 sports a recently updated interior and a new "theatre style" glass window in the place of small stock cab windows it once had.

Photo Link: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/700495/

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyYFM7vYeeU
I caught it yesterday afternoon in Stamford, CT.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by liftedjeep » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:38 pm

I caught the Geometry car last month trailing on Northeast Regional #125 into 30th St Station:

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by jhdeasy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:15 pm

chuchubob wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 pm
jhdeasy wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 am
Private car KITCHI GAMMI CLUB will be on train 19(17) from NYP to NOL.
Train 19 Crescent arriving PHL with PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB.
PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB will travel from NOL to NYP on train 20(21).

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by Train2009 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:29 pm

Caught it in North Elizabeth, NJ this afternoon at around 2:45 PM.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by jhdeasy » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:17 am

PACIFIC HOME and KITCHI GAMMI CLUB are on train 43(24) from New York to Pittsburgh.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by jhdeasy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:33 pm

Private car FRANK THOMSON was on train 850(26) from IND to CHI.

They departed IND 1 hour 32 minutes late because one or more people at Amtrak forgot they were supposed to move the car on that train. As a result, the crew had to back the train from Union Station to Beech Grove, add the car, return to Union Station, and finally commence their trip to Chicago.

I bet they charge the delay to the PV, despite the fact it was Amtrak’s own mistake that caused the delay.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by Train2009 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:07 pm

Private Cars Salisbury Beach, Colonial Crafts and Frank Thomson went on Ethan Allen Express Train #295 yesterday afternoon out of NYP to Rutland, VT.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by jhdeasy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:11 pm

Four PV’s will be on train 42(11) from PHL to NYP.

One of the four will be CATALPA FALLS. This is the former PRR bedroom lounge car’s first move on Amtrak since at least the 1980s and maybe even earlier!

CATALPA FALLS, COLONIAL CRAFTS and FRANK THOMSON will be on train 43(12) from New York to Pittsburgh; returning on train 42(14).

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by ThirdRail7 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:29 pm

I believe Colonial Crafts was shopped and Salisbury Beach was substituted for the trip to PGH.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by planespotting » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:41 pm

I caught them around 11:40 A.M. while waiting for the dinky. Sorry for poor quality as I had to rush to get phone out. Here are pics of them heading west through Princeton Junction. Engine 630 was leading. I believe Colonial Crafts was second in the consist. Catalpa Falls was third and looked right at home speeding through.
https://imgur.com/a/UAjafdr?desktop=1

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by chuchubob » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:44 pm

AMTK 630 with train 43 Pennsylvanian approaching 30th Street Station with FRANK THOMPSON, COLONIAL CRAFTS. and CATALPA FALLS.
AMTK 145 with train 43 departing for Pittsburgh with three PV properly appointed.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by jhdeasy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:25 pm

ThirdRail7 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:29 pm
I believe Colonial Crafts was shopped and Salisbury Beach was substituted for the trip to PGH.
Looks like COLONIAL CRAFT’s problem(s) were corrected in time for departure. It’s a Tuscan Ted trio along the Broad Way of the PRR today.

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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

Post by chuchubob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 am

Sunday's train 42 Pennsylvanian had the 1949 Broadway Limited cars on the rear.

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