Inspection Train Status

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Train2009
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Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 »

When is this year's Hoilday Train will be running with the Inspection cars?

FL9AC
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Re: Inspection cars at North White Plains 9/29/09

Post by FL9AC »

During the holidays....

Train2009
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Re: Inspection cars at North White Plains 9/29/09

Post by Train2009 »

FL9AC wrote:During the holidays....

Starting from when?

truck6018
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Re: Inspection cars at North White Plains 9/29/09

Post by truck6018 »

It's early December. I saw the schedule of when and where but I don't remember specifics.

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Clean Cab »

Wow!! That's a lot of information!!!
I'm stuck on a sandbar on Cape Cod, and I couldn't be happier!!!

Train2009
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 »

Is the train going to be running next week and what loco will be leading the train?

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by FL9AC »

The unit isn't normally planned this far in advance...whatever is free at the moment will power that train...

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 »

Okay...it will be running early this month but when?

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by MNCRR9000 »

Im guessing within the next two weeks.

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by nytrainsgogo »

What is the holiday train?

FL9AC
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by FL9AC »

Metro-North operates a "holiday train" that makes stops at all the outlying points/yards to thank all the employees for their hard work and dedication. It's a nice gesture to the workers with all the big wigs coming out to say thanks and shake hands and such. Consist is the three inspection cars and a P32AC-DM or two depending where it goes.

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by railmason357 »

The three cars with a BL20 south and a Gennie north went to GCT, I hear it is going to Poughkeepsie and New Haven on Wednesday 12/8
Don't forget the workers! They are the ones that get it done and you don't need a book to learn from them. Common Sense.

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 »

What is the time schedule for this Wednesday's run for Poughkeepsie and New Haven?

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by DutchRailnut »

FROM EMPLOYEE NEWS LETTER:

THE 2010 HOLIDAY IS COMING TO YOUR DOORSTEP! The 2010 Holiday
Train will soon be on its way to bring holiday cheer to one and all! While
the financial picture remains grim and we’ve had to make a few cutbacks in
the train’s bounty, there will be special greetings from senior management, well wishes, and
refreshments awaiting all who come aboard. Check out the schedule below to see when the
Holiday Train will be at your doorstep to make sure you don’t miss this annual event!

Wednesday, December 8:
• GCT – 5:50 AM – 6:10 AM
• Harmon – 26 Track, North End, New Coach Shop
– 7:15 AM – 9:10 AM
• Poughkeepsie – 10:05 AM – 10:25 AM
• Highbridge – 11:50 AM – 12:15 PM

Thursday, December 9:
• Mott Haven – 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM
• Harmon — 26 Track, North End, New Coach Shop
– 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM
• Highbridge – 6 PM – 6:15 PM
• New Haven – M2 Shop – 8 PM – 8:20 PM
» S&I Shop/Track 41 – 8:30 PM – 8:40 PM
» Yard/Track 41 – 8:45 PM – 8:55 PM
• Stamford – Track 12 Hill – 9:55 PM – 10:15 PM

Friday, December 10:
• North White Plains – East Side – 2:15 PM – 3 PM
• Brewster – 4 PM – 4:25 PM
• North White Plains – West Side
– 5:20 PM – 5:40 PM
• GCT – 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Tuesday, December 14:
• Stamford – Track 12 – 5:50 AM – 6:15 AM
• Bridgeport – 7 AM – 7:10 AM
• New Haven – M2 Shop – 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
» S&I Shop/Track 41 – 8:40 AM – 8:55 AM
» Yard/Track 41 – 9 AM – 9:15 AM
• Bridgeport – 9:55 AM – 10:15 AM
• Stamford – 11:15 AM – 11:50 AM

Thursday, December 16:
• North White Plains – West Side – 6:20 AM – 6:50 AM
• Brewster – 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
• GCT – 11 AM – 1 PM.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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ElliotCourtney
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by ElliotCourtney »

Where will the train be on the 12th? Is it going to be in GCT?
Stay on the right 4' 8.5"

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