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Re: Interesting consists

Post by 25Hz » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:36 am

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


Must have been a late morning deadhead from trenton with 2 combined sets?
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by scotty269 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:00 pm

I didn't know that qualified as "EXCLUSIVE"...

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Limited-Clear » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:32 pm

The 8 car consist runs every weekday as 9784, the 9 car deadhead also runs everyday, 2 trains combine at Trenton and turn as a 9car train back to Philadelphia, both trains are evening trains
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by jackintosh11 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:41 pm

Limited-Clear wrote:The 8 car consist runs every weekday as 9784, the 9 car deadhead also runs everyday, 2 trains combine at Trenton and turn as a 9car train back to Philadelphia, both trains are evening trains

SEPTA runs an 8 car train?!
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Quinn » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:14 pm

jackintosh11 wrote:Chestnut hill west, 701-882-881


What is interesting about this combination?

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Limited-Clear » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:54 pm

It's the first single and the last married pair
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Quinn » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:39 pm

I didn't know that. That -is- interesting.

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by 4400Washboard » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:14 pm

jackintosh11 wrote:
Limited-Clear wrote:The 8 car consist runs every weekday as 9784, the 9 car deadhead also runs everyday, 2 trains combine at Trenton and turn as a 9car train back to Philadelphia, both trains are evening trains

SEPTA runs an 8 car train?!


I'd take Limited-Clear's word for it
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by rslitman » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:42 pm

The four cars on train 328 this morning were married pairs 111-112 and 109-110. It's too bad they weren't put together in sequence. On a more bizarre note, 109 and 111 were the lead cars on two recent West Trenton-bound trains that were involved in incidents. 109 led the train that struck and killed someone walking on the track on April 7. 111 led the train that struck an SUV left on the track on a Friday not too long ago.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by sammy2009 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:01 pm

Does anyone know what time the push-pull trains run on the Trenton Line ...I've never rode SEPTA's and I'd like to ride them on the Trenton Line.

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by scotty269 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:32 pm

sammy2009 wrote:Does anyone know what time the push-pull trains run on the Trenton Line ...I've never rode SEPTA's and I'd like to ride them on the Trenton Line.

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Re: Interesting consists

Post by R3 Passenger » Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:31 am

sammy2009 wrote:Does anyone know what time the push-pull trains run on the Trenton Line ...I've never rode SEPTA's and I'd like to ride them on the Trenton Line.

Trains 9724 (inbound) in the morning and 9745 (outbound) in the afternoon are push-pull.
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by Limited-Clear » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:08 am

A work extra (tie train) schedule to leave liberty yard today just after 9am with diesel 60 and 61, should be going to the Norristown ljne
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Re: Interesting consists

Post by scotty269 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:55 pm

Limited-Clear wrote:A work extra (tie train) schedule to leave liberty yard today just after 9am with diesel 60 and 61, should be going to the Norristown ljne


61 and 60 preparing to leave Liberty Yard just before 9am this morning, this time with ballast.


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Re: Interesting consists

Post by rslitman » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:38 am

Train 328 this morning, 9/9/14, was led by a reversed married pair. 158 was in the lead. Usually, the odd-numbered car, which would have been 157, is on the Reading side. The rear two cars were oriented correctly. I believe they were 121 and 122.

A lot of IVs have weak horns. 158's had a strange weak sound I haven't heard on other cars. With the exception of Elwyn, most Pennsylvania side lines don't have many grade crossings. Thus, this one, if it usually points in the Pennsylvania direction, doesn't have that many routine horn blows. Ironically, unless there was an equipment change along the route, it led inbound from Elwyn on 328 this morning before hitting the 11 grade crossings on the West Trenton line.
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