Interesting consists

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zebrasepta
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by zebrasepta » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:45 pm

saw 3 silverliner v's pulling an silverliner iv possibly deadheading towards roberts yard around 2:15

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by BuddSilverliner269 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:11 pm

zebrasepta wrote:saw 3 silverliner v's pulling an silverliner iv possibly deadheading towards roberts yard around 2:15

Yard moves and deadhead moves are the only way you'll see consist like this. They can not operate like this in revenue service.

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by zebrasepta » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:57 pm

I saw a few Eagles wrapped silverliner V's

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Quinn » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:37 pm

N.E.Pennsy wrote:Saw #738 wrapped for Snapple


Caught this on an overpass I was driving under. The flash of yellow made me think of the Airport cars...

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by zebrasepta » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:59 pm

saw a few silverliner V's with window wraps (Middle 4 windows) advertising Commuter's Choice

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by glennk419 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:10 pm

I guess SEPTA RRD operations have gotten so vanilla that the advertising is about the only variety we get these days.

I did however just see a five car SLV train ( 3 singles and a MP ) come through Roslyn. The extra cars were obviously there to handle the crowds on the last day of the Flower Show but any five car train makes for an interesting consist on this line on a Sunday.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by 25Hz » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:03 pm

Just saw 4 single consist silverliner 4 toward west Trenton at langhorne. Both ends had the lights on and front car dest sign was nearly falling out the slot.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by jackintosh11 » Sat May 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Train to malvern with (in order) cars 452, 451, 450, and 449. Cars 452-451 have the redundant labels on the front.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by rslitman » Sat May 03, 2014 5:53 pm

On 4/28, car 428 was on trains 6370 and 3755. Of course its partner 427 was with it. So were 127 and 128. It's too bad these 28s weren't on 328 instead that day. 328 had a rare (for it) Silverliner V consist. I may not miss the Budd cars (Silverliner IIs), but I miss using the "Budd Car" phrase, which had morphed into "Blood Car". For reasons I won't go into now, 427 has become one of a group of currently in use cars I now call "Blood Cars".
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by jackintosh11 » Tue May 06, 2014 4:04 pm

Train 846 on CHW today had 4 single Silverliner Vs
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by 25Hz » Tue May 06, 2014 9:18 pm

I have been seeing increasing trains with 3-4 singles of silverliner 4. They remind me of the now retired silverliners. :)
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by BuddCar711 » Sat May 24, 2014 8:26 pm

zebrasepta wrote:saw a few silverliner V's with window wraps (Middle 4 windows) advertising Commuter's Choice


BTW, in one of those ads, the woman wearing the lei, by any chance is that Rosario Dawson (because she looks a lot like her)?

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by rslitman » Sat May 24, 2014 9:18 pm

zebrasepta wrote:saw a few silverliner V's with window wraps (Middle 4 windows) advertising Commuter's Choice


Yesterday, I rode in the railfan seat of a V. At one point, I saw an animal that may have been a fox cross in front of the train, making it safely to the other side. After I got off, I noticed that the car in which I had been riding had an outside ad (not a full wrap) for Temple's Business School saying, "No one outsmarts a Fox." This time, though, it looks like the fox outsmarted the train.

To get back to tbe Interesting Consists topic, one day this past week, train 3755 had cars 370-371 and 372-373, separated by a single IV with a number in the 270s.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by jackintosh11 » Fri May 30, 2014 4:26 pm

Chestnut hill west, 701-882-881
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Fan Railer » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:14 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzM2T6iuFhY - The video speaks for itself lol.

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