Septa push pull overview

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:44 am

Partial heads up: some changes to the push-pull assignments coming effective 9/29 (to start Monday 9/30)

The two Trenton Line push-pull sets (9745/9724 and 9728 plus its corresponding runs) will be expanded to 8-car sets.
The West Trenton Line push-pull set (6374/6325) will get the MARC coaches.

That is all... for now...
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by ExCon90 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:12 pm

rcthompson04 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:47 pm
boomer wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:24 am
Any word on when the MARC cars will enter service?
Unofficially, next week. Most likely a couple/few weeks. No concrete dates from people I have spoken to.
I am curious if they will be used for rush hour runs or to bring back the "all day" push pull set.
I was told by a reliable source that they are to operate as 6325 and 6374 on the West Trenton Line starting today.

Oops--I just reread Silverliner II's post above mentioning an effective date of 9/30; looks like they speeded it up a bit.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:27 am

ExCon90 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:12 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:47 pm
boomer wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:55 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:24 am
Any word on when the MARC cars will enter service?
Unofficially, next week. Most likely a couple/few weeks. No concrete dates from people I have spoken to.
I am curious if they will be used for rush hour runs or to bring back the "all day" push pull set.
I was told by a reliable source that they are to operate as 6325 and 6374 on the West Trenton Line starting today.

Oops--I just reread Silverliner II's post above mentioning an effective date of 9/30; looks like they speeded it up a bit.
I'll take today over later any day... LOL
"*BEEEEEP!!!* Three-Three! Three! No Alarms!"
(announcement from CN hotbox/dragging equipment detector, Milepost 33, track #3, Oakville Subdivision)

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by dcipjr » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:12 am

I was on 6325 earlier this week and it was the Bombers...no MARC cars. Does anyone know if they’re running? I’ve been keeping an eye out for them but I haven’t seen them.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:58 am

dcipjr wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:12 am
I was on 6325 earlier this week and it was the Bombers...no MARC cars. Does anyone know if they’re running? I’ve been keeping an eye out for them but I haven’t seen them.
They won't actually be on that round trip until the new picks start on September 30th at least.
"*BEEEEEP!!!* Three-Three! Three! No Alarms!"
(announcement from CN hotbox/dragging equipment detector, Milepost 33, track #3, Oakville Subdivision)

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:43 am

I'll surely be one of the first to know... I now live in University Crossings, and my room has a perfect view of Powelton Yard.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:08 am

I spy with my little eye...
https://i.imgur.com/MfKrWoq.jpg

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:03 am

The MARC Set just pulled out of Powelton Yard and into 30th on what appears to be track 6.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:09 am

Correction: It is back in the yard on the track where the West Trenton sets are usually stored. I'm 99% sure this will be assigned to the earlier West Trenton Express tonight.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:46 pm

The MARC trainset was assigned to 6374, and has just left 30th for anyone interested. SEPTA 906 pushing.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by CNJGeep » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:55 pm

6325-6374 going forward
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by rcthompson04 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm

https://trib.al/DrjVZEJ

Philly Inquirer says the MARC cars are being leased due to I-95 work.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:49 pm

rcthompson04 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm
https://trib.al/DrjVZEJ

Philly Inquirer says the MARC cars are being leased due to I-95 work.
That is correct. PADOT requested SEPTA provide a few hundred more additional seats for Trenton Line trains. So one push-pull set was broken up to expand the two Trenton sets to 8 car trains, and the MARC coaches then re-filled out the broken-up set (running with a SEPTA cab car).
"*BEEEEEP!!!* Three-Three! Three! No Alarms!"
(announcement from CN hotbox/dragging equipment detector, Milepost 33, track #3, Oakville Subdivision)

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:36 pm

Silverliner II wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:49 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm
https://trib.al/DrjVZEJ

Philly Inquirer says the MARC cars are being leased due to I-95 work.
That is correct. PADOT requested SEPTA provide a few hundred more additional seats for Trenton Line trains. So one push-pull set was broken up to expand the two Trenton sets to 8 car trains, and the MARC coaches then re-filled out the broken-up set (running with a SEPTA cab car).
Has SEPTA ever run 8 car trains in revenue service before?

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by ekt8750 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:19 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:36 pm
Silverliner II wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:49 pm
rcthompson04 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm
https://trib.al/DrjVZEJ

Philly Inquirer says the MARC cars are being leased due to I-95 work.
That is correct. PADOT requested SEPTA provide a few hundred more additional seats for Trenton Line trains. So one push-pull set was broken up to expand the two Trenton sets to 8 car trains, and the MARC coaches then re-filled out the broken-up set (running with a SEPTA cab car).
Has SEPTA ever run 8 car trains in revenue service before?
MUs? They try not to, but I've seen them run push pulls in revenue service.

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