Former SPV 2000's CDOT Constitution Liners Status

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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by Traingeek3629 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:29 am

I noticed them on Track 6 last week, I was wondering why they were there.
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by wilwel1024 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:48 pm

Several, perhaps 6, were in a westbound CSX freight train passing through Laurel, Maryland at almost 4:00 this afternoon.
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:50 pm

actually 7 and so all ex SPV's have left the property, mn has removed them from timetable, never to be seen again.
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by glennk419 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:21 pm

Seven of the SPV's headed south through Ashland, VA on Friday evening 6/8:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXk5IIu2TE

Having seen these cars being built at Red Lion and testing on the ex-Reading, glad to see that they are still even around.
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by Backshophoss » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Is the SPV at DRM the remains of ConnDOT 50,aka Lizzie?
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:14 am

The one at DRM that the kid who buys railcars bought is the office car. I don't know if that was #50 or not
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:02 am

no, SPV #50 was scrapped after lingering in Cedar hill for years, the car got wrecked on Danbury when it hit a 5 foot boulder between Branchville and Georgetown.
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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by CVRA7 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:45 am

Former Metro-North SPV car 293 is at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum, Willimantic, CT. It is in roughly as-built configuration, likely the last one in that condition.

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Re: Former SPV 2000's CDOT Constitution Liners Status

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:21 pm

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Re: Former SPV 2000's CDOT Constitution Liners Status

Post by Railman1396 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:23 pm

The seven SPV's that made it to NC are looking good...

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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by jhdeasy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:32 am

H.F.Malone wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:45 pm
The ones not going to Grapevine in Texas are going to Foxville & Northern in NC.
The consist of the 2019 Autumn Colors Express (successor
to the defunct New River Trains) between Huntington and Hinton WV on October 25-26-27 (2019) is planned to include 6 of these former SPV-2000 coaches. This is contingent on the cars passing their Amtrak private car inspections in time for the three Amtrak special trains. These cars are the cheapest seats in the excursion, as most of the other cars are higher end private varnish including multiple dome cars.

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Re: ex-SPV status?

Post by jhdeasy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:35 am

jhdeasy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:32 am
H.F.Malone wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:45 pm
The ones not going to Grapevine in Texas are going to Foxville & Northern in NC.
The consist of the 2019 Autumn Colors Express (successor
to the defunct New River Trains) between Huntington and Hinton WV on October 25-26-27 (2019) is planned to include 6 of these former SPV-2000 coaches. This is contingent on the cars passing their Amtrak private car inspections in time for the three Amtrak special trains. These cars are the cheapest seats in the excursion, as most of the other cars are higher end private varnish including multiple dome cars.
The first of the three 2019 ACE excursions departed Huntington WV this morning, and none of the former SPV-2000 coaches were in the train’s consist. The excursion operators leased two Amtrak Horizon cars to take the place of the six Constitution Liners planned for the trips.

I’ve heard (secondhand) that none of those cars, owned by Foxville and Northern Railway in North Carolina, attained the necessary Amtrak certification as private cars.

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Re: Former SPV 2000's CDOT Constitution Liners Status

Post by jhdeasy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:11 am

Six former Constitution Liners, now with a fresh COTS and Amtrak private car inspections, are parked on one of the house tracks at Amtrak’s Savannah station.

They are planned to move:
SAV to WAS, Amtrak train 90(15)
WAS to CHI, Amtrak train 29(16)

They are scheduled for use in some Polar Express special trains in Chicago-land.

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