FRA Amfleet Test Coach

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FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by awtprod »

I saw the FRA/DOT amfleet(?) test coach tonight laid up in-between two MP-15ac next to the Jamaica protect engine. Anybody know what this is about it? Is it a test for Amtrak service out east?

I'm almost positive it was this car:

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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by RRspatch »

This is former Metroliner coach No.803. Yes, the Amfleet cars were patterned after the Metroliner EMU's but this was not an Amfleet test car.
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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by DutchRailnut »

Its one of FRA Geometry cars , other than heritage it has nothing to do with Amtrak.

its run by FRA to make sure LIRR's own data is correct as generated by TC-82
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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by hrfcarl »

Believe I saw that setup running east on the main line at Mineola this morning around 8.30am, went by too quick to take pic.

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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by nyandw »

LIRR #157 and #153 with the FRA DOTX car #216 test train at Beth Interlocking View SE 12/9/2010 Photo: Joe Tischner

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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by upton »

It was parked at the Yaphank siding this morning around 10 am. Took some pictures.

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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by newkirk »

Caught me my surprise this morning seeing this.

BTW, #803 at Wilmington, DE shops.
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Re: FRA Amfleet Test Coach

Post by PeteJP »

Looks like an old Metroliner motor car.

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