RTL III Turboliner

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:38 pm

These trains are rebuilt, but Stupid steel Schenectady made some big big Boo boo's
A/ no documentation including schematics
B/ no manuals for shop use
C/ unauthorized removal of two HVAC ducts which reduced heating and AC by nearly 45%
D/ use of unauthorized materials .
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by JamesRR » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:38 pm

I always wondered why these units were never used.

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by DutchRailnut » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:16 pm

one set was used, just to give stupid steel a chance to correct problems in 2nd and 3th set but that when legal action started, cause Stupid steel did not want to correct the problems .
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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Matt Johnson » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:34 pm

Actually two sets were used. I rode aboard the first one in June 2003 and aboard the second set in October 2003.

Here are a couple of shots from that second trip:

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On that trip we also spotted the newly delivered third set hiding out with the first over by the Rensselaer shops:

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by JimBoylan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:10 pm

Is the 3rd set the one with the seats still covered in plastic bags?

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Matt Johnson » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:39 pm

JimBoylan wrote:Is the 3rd set the one with the seats still covered in plastic bags?
Yes indeed it is.

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by BandA » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 pm

Maybe they can use the new-old seats for the MBB cars on CT's NHHS line...

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Train2009 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:30 pm

As per a post on Facebook's Amtrak Springfield Line Railfans, a rider on CTRail 4407 today noticed that The Old Turboliners are still sitting in the Amtrak section of Cedar Hill.

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by daybeers » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Can confirm that they were there on Friday.

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by ApproachMedium » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:36 am

Train2009 wrote:As per a post on Facebook's Amtrak Springfield Line Railfans, a rider on CTRail 4407 today noticed that The Old Turboliners are still sitting in the Amtrak section of Cedar Hill.
Yea, because thats where they were headed and thats where they will stay!
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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Matt Johnson » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Train2009 wrote:As per a post on Facebook's Amtrak Springfield Line Railfans, a rider on CTRail 4407 today noticed that The Old Turboliners are still sitting in the Amtrak section of Cedar Hill.
All three or just the one that was moved last month?

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by amtrakhogger » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:10 pm

One set moved to NH, the other two remain at Adams.
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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Amtrak706 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:56 pm

On-Track-On-Line.com is reporting that the set that went to New Haven was scrapped. Any idea if this is true or where they got that info?

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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by Matt Johnson » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:48 pm

I can't attest to that but I can say that the other two are still at North Brunswick. Here's a glimpse of one through the window of a 50 year old Budd Metroliner cab car racing by at 125 mph, taken by yours truly on Tuesday.
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Re: RTL III Turboliner

Post by hs3730 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:34 pm

There was mention of the seats being reused for CT Rail - that's not actually a horrible idea. Certainly better than scrapping them for materials, and better seats would shrink the quality gap between the Amtrak Shuttles and Hartford Line...

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