Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jhdeasy » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:04 am

Here are some PV photo opportunities later this month for those of you who want to see something "different":

Tuesday July 22: OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, CLT to WAS on 80; CARITAS, CIMARRON RIVER and ROYAL STREET, CHI to CIN on 50

Wednesday July 23: MOUNT VERNON, NYP to CIN on 51; OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, WAS to CIN on 51

Friday July 25: NS inspection special train, NS freight power with 10 PVs, Cincinnati to Chattanooga.

Sunday July 27: NS inspection special train, NS freight power with 10 PVs, Chattanooga to Cincinnati.

Monday July 28: CARITAS, CIMARRON RIVER, ROYAL STREET and MOUNT VERNON, CIN to CHI on 51.

Tuesday July 29: MOUNT VERNON, CHI to WAS on 30

Saturday August 2: MOUNT VERNON, WAS to NNS to WAS, on 67 and 66

Sunday August 3: MOUNT VERNON, WAS to NYP on 20

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by mtuandrew » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:46 am

jhdeasy wrote:Here are some PV photo opportunities later this month for those of you who want to see something "different":

Tuesday July 22: OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, CLT to WAS on 80; CARITAS, CIMARRON RIVER and ROYAL STREET, CHI to CIN on 50

Wednesday July 23: MOUNT VERNON, NYP to CIN on 51; OLIVER HAZARD PERRY, WAS to CIN on 51

Friday July 25: NS inspection special train, NS freight power with 10 PVs, Cincinnati to Chattanooga.

Sunday July 27: NS inspection special train, NS freight power with 10 PVs, Chattanooga to Cincinnati.

Monday July 28: CARITAS, CIMARRON RIVER, ROYAL STREET and MOUNT VERNON, CIN to CHI on 51.

Tuesday July 29: MOUNT VERNON, CHI to WAS on 30

Saturday August 2: MOUNT VERNON, WAS to NNS to WAS, on 67 and 66

Sunday August 3: MOUNT VERNON, WAS to NYP on 20
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:23 pm

Corridor Clipper on tail end of 174 ?? at 130 pm east out of New Rochelle.
Also the pointless arrow logo Amfleet on Amtrak 94 at 19: 08 third car on Amtrak 94
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:46 pm

This evening as my commuter train was wandering through the yards just out of South Station, I saw what looked like equipment for the 645? Regional train backing in. At the head were two AME7s and a switcher.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by hi55us » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:38 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:Corridor Clipper on tail end of 174 ?? at 130 pm east out of New Rochelle.
Also the pointless arrow logo Amfleet on Amtrak 94 at 19: 08 third car on Amtrak 94
I believe that amtrak keeps the logo on that car so that they can keep the copyright

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Tadman » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:08 pm

ex-C&O PV Chapel Hill is on the rear of 49(17) today, seen in South Bend.
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:24 pm

I took a quick peek, and didn't see anything about it, so.... When I went on duty yesterday, for Train 28 at PDX, there was a private car sitting on Track 3, beside my train. I popped a quick pic, with my phone. It's NYC-3, the "Empire State Express". Not sure where it's headed yet, but I wouldn't mind dragging it to Pasco. Here's a poor photo I took, on 7-18-08 at 16:30 hours. Regards... :wink:

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by John_Perkowski » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:32 am

Some information on NYC # 3, since she is so far off home rails...

http://www.aaprco.com/cgi/cars/cardisplay.pl?nyc3:type

http://www.nyc-3.com/
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:50 pm

I guess the RailGods were smiling on me. I got to PDX yesterday, and there was the NYC-3, tacked onto the hind-end of the 28, waiting for us to run it to PSC. She's moving to Whitefish, Mt., for a vacation, according to the weighbills that accompanied it. We departed PDX at 16:45 with the 137 doing the honors. Arrival at PSC at 21:04 was close enough to OT. here's a couple of phone pics......
a look from the cab, eastbound on 3 trk. The Coast Starlight is departing on 5 trk (on the right) and there's a Cascade Talgo sitting beside us, on track 2. (on the left)
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head end shot, AMTK 137. sorry about quality, shadows of sheds.....
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Markers on NYC-3, bringing up the rear of eastbound #28. (shot directly into sun..... :( )
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:18 pm

LSL pulled in to Boston tonight a half hour EARLY with Great Northern Private Car, the City of Spokane. Also earlier in the evening around 8pm as I was entering the South Station area on a commuter train, a Genesis with one Amfleet car was leaving the station. Couldn't see if it was bound towards Back Bay (maybe eventually going to North Station/BET via Grand Jct.) or the yard.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:12 am

Looks like this passenger car was originally Port of Vancover http://www.greatnorthernempire.net/inde ... vation.htm scroll down to 1196. Looks like its far from home.

Here are some photos:

http://www.trainweb.com/cgi-bin/photos/ ... ofspokane/

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by GOLDEN-ARM » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:14 pm

Had another PV this morning. This time, it was the Budd Dome Car "Sierra Hotel". Came in on the 27, and was sitting on spot, in PDX when I left this morning. Will add a shot, shortly. :-D

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by hi55us » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:12 am

jscola30 wrote:LSL pulled in to Boston tonight a half hour EARLY with Great Northern Private Car, the City of Spokane. Also earlier in the evening around 8pm as I was entering the South Station area on a commuter train, a Genesis with one Amfleet car was leaving the station. Couldn't see if it was bound towards Back Bay (maybe eventually going to North Station/BET via Grand Jct.) or the yard.
Hey maybe they are adding a 6th car to the downeaster!

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:20 am

I also could have sworn I saw the same thing again last night, a Genisis with one car. However, I saw it heading toward Back Bay, but not on the Boston and Albany side. Not sure about this. I should add that it looked like alot of people were getting off the LSL the other night.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:55 pm

What and interesting week at South Station! As some of you, there was a derailment this morning blocking tracks 9-13. These may or may not be related to that.

There was a regional train I think was supposed to leave at 11:05ish (left late). It had a Genisis infront of the regular loco (that was cut off before it left). The best was tonight around quarter to ten. On one of the tracks, two yard switchers, one of the presumbable Metro North locos in New Haven scheme (not the F units, sorry I'm a steam guy), and a Genesis.

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