Inspection Train Status

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RearOfSignal
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:03 am

Seeing as it's last stop Friday evening is in GCT, yes, it might be plugged in somewhere in GCT for the weekend.

This is an event for employees of Metro-North, not for the public. So if you show up in the yards looking to get on the equipment and take pictures you may not be warmly welcomed.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by nytrainsgogo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:50 pm

Will it be down TO gct the 15th?

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:54 pm

We did give the schedule, why do you insist on knowing where train is stored when not scheduled to run???
Whatever place it won't be accesible to public most likely.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:45 pm

I saw the Hoilday train late this morning in Philipse Manor heading southbound to Highbridge at 11:23 AM with P32AC-DMs #206 leading and #210 in the back.

The first run of the 2010 Hoilday train in Philipse Manor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tb0FI0NW8A

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:14 pm

At the start of the PM Rush Hour late this afternoon I saw the hoilday train in Tarrytown before 4:30 PM headed north to Croton-Harmon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwchtgZEZI

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:31 pm

A half-hour ago at 2:06 PM I saw the Hoilday Train flying thru Scarsdale station north.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AgtSoZF5ug

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by JoshKarpoff » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:18 pm

The inspection train was seen coupled to two Genesis engines, 210 and 206, at Harmon around 10PM, Sunday, December 12th. It was sitting adjacent to the old fuel pad just north of the station for a while, before being moved to the side of the new shop building.
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:10 pm

The Hoilday Train was coming by Mamaroneck westbound at 12:33 PM this afternoon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm01ME52Z7k

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Genesis » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:33 pm

Why does anyone care about this train? What a ridiculous thread. The employees couldn't care less and it's their train while the foamers are all agog......

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by truck6018 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 am

LOL Funny, but accurate!

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:46 am

I heard the train traveling northbound here in White Plains this morning at 6:04 AM while I was in my bed at home then I caught it in North White Plains traveling southbound at 9:32 AM.

At North White Plains:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr9l3nAKjx4

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Inspection train today

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:07 am

about to leave GCT, Inspection train for Wassaic engines 213-210 - MN1-MN3-MN2
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by Steamboat Willie » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:26 pm

I believe Danbury is the next trip for the inspection train, saw the line up with destinations not too long ago. Think they have 4-5 trips before years end (in terms of trips around the property.)

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by SecaucusJunction » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:56 pm

I guess it is safe to assume that this year's WOH red headed stepchild inspection train will be cancelled this year.....
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by DutchRailnut » Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:09 am

unless it gets wings, yes.
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