Inspection Train Status

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Re: Inspection train today

Post by MTASUPT » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:56 am

Ouch, CC, not always true!
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Re: Inspection train today

Post by Clean Cab » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:11 am

MTASUPT wrote:Ouch, CC, not always true!

Of course there are exceptions!! :)
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metro north WOH inspection trip

Post by northjerseybuff » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:50 am

Will Metro North be running an inspection trip this year?
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Re: metro north WOH inspection trip

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:52 pm

Better question-does NJT maintain any "Business cars" to use?
Not cost-effective to send MNR's cars to MMC.
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Re: metro north WOH inspection trip

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:07 pm

MNCR does send all 3 inspection cars over via Hellgate every year to MMC for west of Hudson inspection trips.
I have not heard anything about one scheduled, but that may still be in making.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: metro north WOH inspection trip

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:06 pm

Forgive the "dumb"question-Now that the "Football specials" are up and running,would NJT be willing to tow MNR's "Inspection Fleet"
to MMC for this "annual inspection"? Allows you to skip the "middleman"(Amtrak) this way!
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Re: metro north WOH inspection trip

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:20 pm

nope, the NJT footbal trains turn for a regular Trenton Local at NYP if im not mistaken.
And i am sure that the Amtrak trackage agreement with NJT, prohibits NJT from stealing the butter of Amtrak's bread.
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Re: Inspection train today

Post by Train2009 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:09 pm

This afternoon before 1:30 PM The Flu train went by White Plains headed southbound from Brewster to MO in The Bronx with P32AC-DM #201 and #214.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blYLbS8PmoI

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MN inspection train

Post by northjerseybuff » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:40 pm

How come they never ran a WOH trip this year?

Is it still scheduled to be replaced? or is it still on the back burner?
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Re: MN inspection train

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:14 pm

There are more pressing problems due to Sandy's aftermath,NJT in worse condition currently,
an inspection train can wait till later on after restoration work is done on MNR and NJT.
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Re: MN inspection train

Post by northjerseybuff » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:50 am

I wasn't suggesting running it NOW! I just meant in general. And when will the old ex Phoebe coaches be replaced?
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Re: MN inspection train

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:37 pm

not being replaced for while due to funding problems
as for inspection train there is no mandate to run one.
Some officials have had rides on MNCR rebuild locomotives and feel no need to run a seperate Inspection train.
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Re: MN inspection train

Post by lilbluefoxie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:19 am

I remember reading somewhere that around december they park the inspection train in GCT, is there a possibility of that this year?

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Re: Holiday Train (Inspection Train)

Post by Train2009 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:29 pm

Is this year's Hoilday train schedule the same?

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Inspection train

Post by expbusop » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:02 pm

Saw MN inspection train NB at HigH Bridge yard with back to back P32's. could not tell numbers from Harlem River Drive at 12:46pm about 5 min after CSX 2804 and 2724 NB running light

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