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

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:00 am

last night, 6/30, I caught Westbound Amtrak train 67 with a P42 pulling an AEM-7. I assumed an equipment move of the extra P42 from the bridge shuttle service

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by CVRA7 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:18 pm

Don't know if this qualifies as "unique equipment" as it was a "position-unique" sighting -
Yesterday morning train 495 headed south with cab coach 9650, coach 82675, loco 102 facing north,
being "kissed" by loco 72 facing south. First time I've seen 2 P42s nose-to-nose on a road job, albeit trailing the move.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Matt Johnson » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:30 pm

I'm pretty sure I counted 14 Amfleets on a DC bound NEC train Sunday night, being led by two AEM-7's. Does Amtrak ever run revenue trains that long on the NEC? Might it have been a charter?

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:52 pm

Todays 171 had corridor clipper at tail end in Stamford Ct at 11:39
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by conrail71 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:18 pm

Train #48 the Lakeshore Limited passing through Rochester, N.Y. today had a stainless steel car on the tail-end lettered for the Boston and Maine today. I got some mediocre shots that I'll post to my Blog later today or tomorrow morning.
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Dick H » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:20 pm

Details on that Private Car heading east are found here.

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=51369

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by John_Perkowski » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:59 pm

Thanks Dick H! :)
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:25 am

Yesterday I saw a Regional traind departing S. Station around 11 or so and a metroliner car was in the mix.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:37 am

Mr. Scola, could you elaborate upon your observation?

Did you observe an actual Metroliner MU (demotored; not necessarily equipped with cab controls) in the consist or simply an A-I lettered "Metroliner Service"?

Equiring mind wants to know.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:04 pm

Probably the latter, it looked like a regular amfleet car, however the paint was different and it sed metroliner service on it.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:25 pm

Those cars, Mr. Scola, were liveried in Phase 3 or Red White Blue stripes of equal size. Current livery is Phase 4 or Phase 4.5 - predominately Blue with Red and white "accent" striping. Phase 4.5 Blue is more of a "Greyish" Blue than is 4.

BTW, it has never been brought to my attention if these "Phase" livery terms are official Amtrak protocol, or if they are simply "railfanese".

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Dick H » Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:39 am

Pullman "Salisbury Beach" did not run to Portland last night (7/4) on Downeaster #699 as planned. Perhaps, it never made it to Boston, as I have seen no sightings posted anywhere. Last report was that it was on #48 at Rochester NY on 7/2.

If it did make it to Boston, it is not scheduled to leave until 12 Noon on Sunday, but the Downeaster's turnaround time on weekends is especially tight, so there may not be time to attach the car in Boston to get the run to Portland today.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Tadman » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:24 pm

On 7/4/11 I was picking up some ribs in Michigan City (at Frosty's, across US-12 from the MC tracks - awesome food) and saw one of the Detroit runs go past with the standard consist - NPCU, amfleet cafe, 3-5 horizon coaches, P42 - but there was an extra P42 coupled elephant style. I didn't get numbers, but the P42 coupled directly to the coaches had some type of wire duct-taped from the pilot to the B end about 6" above the carbody bottom. I've never seen elephant coupled P42's on these runs, only "bracket style" if no NPCU's are available.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by AMTK1007 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:54 pm

that pair of units was in Milwaukee about a week ago.. the one unit has sensors wired to the trucks
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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by HokieNav » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:21 am

Corridor Clipper (10002) was on the tail end of regional 130 leaving WAS @ 0635 this morning (7/10).

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