Inspection Train Status

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RearOfSignal
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Re: Inspection train today

Post by RearOfSignal »

Inspection train went up to Harmon around 8:15 last night(Friday).
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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Re: Inspection train today

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believe these days cars are stored in old shop and both engines will go back to powering important trains ;)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Inspection train today

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DutchRailnut wrote:unless it gets wings, yes.
What they should do is take a local train up the Main Line, switch to a bus at Route 17 and then meet up with their OCS up in Harriman. It will probably take twice as long to accomplish but they will see what their commuters are having to put up with every day...
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

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Don't you think they don't know ???????????
you have other solutions, if so voice your opinion at MTA.org or write a note for suggestion box.
If not stop your belley aching, we really don't care about your personal problems or turning each and every tread into the plight of WofH.
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Train2009
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 »

What is the schedule for this year's Hoilday train run?

truck6018
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by truck6018 »

It's running the rest of this week and a few days next week.

SouthernRailway
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by SouthernRailway »

The holiday train was parked at GCT today at about 12:10pm when I walked through.

Curious as to its consist- I understand that the observation car was Erie Lackawanna, I think, but what about the other 2 cars? It had locomotives on both ends, and there were employees around it, so I didn't want to get too close.

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

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MN1 and MN2 are ex Phoebe Snow Tavern Lounges and MN3 The Center car is old NYC car.
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railmason357
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

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Today it left GCT after 3pm and went to Harmon with the 231 and the 115. When it left Harmon it had the 106 towing it?
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.

gregorygrice
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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by gregorygrice »

Genesis# 231 (NH Scheme) is leading the MNRR Holiday Train (Inspection cars) south down the Harlem Line to GCT. Just caught him at White Plains (5:49PM).

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmdb0it3aSg

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by FL9AC »

Expect an inspection train run tomorrow for destinations unknown at this time. Trainset about to leave highbridge yard for GCT. Consist is the 210-219 and all three inspection cars.

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by gregorygrice »

Is Metro North running a flu shot train or anything of that type again this year?

DutchRailnut
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Re: Inspection train today

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we will find out, around time its Flu Season.
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Train2009
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Re: Inspection train today

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P32AC-DM's 217 and 215 were doing this train run today Thursday 08/02.

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Re: Inspection train today

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The "Inspection Train" is also know as "The Circus Train" because of all the clowns it transports!!!!
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