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

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Murjax » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:12 pm

lirr415 wrote:
Murjax wrote:There are a group of vandalized cafe cars which have the words "Yum Yum Car" underneath the sign that says "Food Service Car". I don't know how many there are, but I saw 2 of them within the course of a week last month and I know it wasn't the same car, because the car number was different from the first one. It's a fun catch for railfans, but one must wonder how someone could manage to get into one of Amtrak's yards and get away with all of that.

Amybe they did it while a train was in a terminal or on the Twilight Shoreliner during one of its long station stops :-D .




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Wouldn't they get caught that way? People on the inside and outside of the train would probably see what's going on. In a yard though, someone might possibly be able to get in there in the middle of the night when no one's around. The question is how were they able to get in there for such a long time without being seen by somebody (like a pedestrian or someone who lives near the yard).


P.S. I think we might need a seperate thread for this particular subject which I'll start later.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by SimplySam » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:47 pm

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P.S. I think we might need a seperate thread for this particular subject which I'll start later.[/quote]

Do you mean a thread for vandalized Amtrak rolling stock & property? I must say I have seen very few graffiti covered cars in operation, at least compared to any freight consist.

Partly I would assume this is due to Amtrak not leaving their cars sitting on isolated sidings for days/weeks/months at a time as freight cars can...also I would assume Amtrak has strict standards about not operating a car that has "F--- you" or whatever written on it.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by PRRGuy » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:03 pm

There are currently 6 (SIX) private cars headed south on the back of the Texas Eagle.

Kitchi Gammi Club
Mount Vernon
Braddock Inn
NYC 38
PRR Henry Hudson
Midamerica "Golden Shore"

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Steve F45 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:39 pm

Murjax wrote:There are a group of vandalized cafe cars which have the words "Yum Yum Car" underneath the sign that says "Food Service Car". I don't know how many there are, but I saw 2 of them within the course of a week last month and I know it wasn't the same car, because the car number was different from the first one. It's a fun catch for railfans, but one must wonder how someone could manage to get into one of Amtrak's yards and get away with all of that.

I saw one of those Yum-Yum cars back in May of 2007 while in D.C waiting for the power switch on teh silver star.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by jscola30 » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:00 pm

The other day at South Station in Boston, there was a single Amfleet coach with a Genisis.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by PRRGuy » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:37 pm

For some odd reason there was a P42 on the rear-end of the WB lake Shore Ltd on 6/20/08, engine 162.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by hi55us » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:14 pm

probably for the inland service that Amtrak is providing during the groton bridge replacement

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Tadman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:57 am

Six VRE (former Metra/CNW) carbon sided gallery cars, headed back to Chicago, on 49(24) at 11am EDT in South Bend.


edit: on 29(24), not 49. Why is it the two trains going past my office are both X9 and Y0? I can never keep them straight.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Matt Johnson » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:54 pm

Jers2709 wrote:Great catch!
Thanks! Don't mind my friend's comments in the background. :)

I didn't see any mention of it here, but apparently Amtrak ran a test train out to Las Vegas.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 751&nseq=3

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 623&nseq=6

What kind of shape is that route in? Could it support 79 mph as is?

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by hi55us » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:58 pm

cool pics I would love for Amtrak to bring back some more dome cars on the east coast. I do realize that they could not bring them north of Washington.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Chessie GM50 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:08 pm

Matt Johnson wrote:
Jers2709 wrote:Great catch!
Thanks! Don't mind my friend's comments in the background. :)

I didn't see any mention of it here, but apparently Amtrak ran a test train out to Las Vegas.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 751&nseq=3

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.p ... 623&nseq=6

What kind of shape is that route in? Could it support 79 mph as is?
I'd personally assume that the part with concrete ties could go a bit faster. The other picture may need a bit of work to get up to class 4.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by John_Perkowski » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:34 pm

Looks to me like a horizon coach, a horizon cafe-lounge/business class coach, Amtrak's dome, and one of BNSF's domes.

My suspicion is inspection train, but to what purpose? Dunno.

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:39 pm

I caught the corridor clipper heading East to Boston on Amtrak train 174 in Mansfield, MA today, 6/30. He was running a bit late today, went by at 4:55pm

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by captdpl » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:33 pm

Last week while passing through south station, i noticed an amtrak train (what I assumed to be the lake shore limited) with a cab car on the end of the consist. Is this a new thing to Boston? I know they have them elsewhere. I was just curious. Compared to the MBCR cab cars, the control station looked quite comfortable!

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Re: Unique Equipment Sightings Thread

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:48 am

Mr. Captdpl, likely the observation was that of a Passenger Extra that operated Westerly-Boston during the Thames River outage.

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