Backshophoss wrote:LIRR,Amtrak,CSX if there are passenger cars to be dropped at Oak Island,then CSX all the way homeYes, there are passenger cars to be dropped at Oak Island Yard for new owners. Some of these new owners are still struggling to determine what they need to do for a one time "one way move to home shop" on Amtrak. Right now the rules appear to be (1) provide PC-5 clearance diagram to Amtrak, (2) obtain 800000 series private car number from Amtrak, (3) car must pass modified annual private car inspection at Amtrak terminal of origin, (4) and wait for approval of the movement from Amtrak. There are 2 known limitations. Amtrak will not connect these cars to HEP due to safety concerns. Amtrak will not handle them on regularly scheduled trains on the NEC; they will have to be moved in one of Amtrak's shop equipment moves or work trains on the NEC.
The thought came to mind that the remnants of the RBBX Blue Unit train will soon pass the Amtrak Autotrain terminal at Lorton Va on their way back to Florida. Maybe that will represent the changing of the guard for the longest mixed train in the USA.