Circus train

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:01 pm

Circus train now STOPPED at Bellerose. It's likely waiting for the 13:10 Hempstead eastbound to pass.

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:23 pm

CT & Protect now through Bellerose. Passing through Hollis.

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:54 pm

Train now approaching Woodside

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:10 pm

Train now stopped at Woodside. Probably waiting for the handoff to Amtrak now.

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Re: Circus train

Post by peanut1 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:46 pm

R36 #9346 wrote:Train now stopped at Woodside. Probably waiting for the handoff to Amtrak now.
Are the diesels from amtrak coming into woodside to pick this train up? I know if their HHP's they wouldn't be able to but if they are diesels with third rail capabilities then it would be possible.

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:28 pm

It was the back of the train (i.e. The flat cars) occupying the station when I left. The front of the train was presumably under the wire.

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Re: Circus train

Post by SlackControl » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:40 pm

Here are two silver flat cars with bright silver containers in them (on the east bound Monday, they were at the rear of the train). Any idea what those are used for?

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Re: Circus train

Post by R36 #9346 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:22 pm

If anyone is wondering about the train's current location, it's at Hunterspoint Avenue, waiting out the PM rush. The rear of the train is just east of Queens Blvd. All that time waiting for it at Newark Penn was for naught!

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Re: Circus train

Post by workextra » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:15 am

I know this is a long train, and the longer the train the longer it takes to charge up. With that being said. How long does it take Amtrak to make the hitch, test the air and go that they had to wait until after rush hour? Was the train also delayed leaving Garden City?

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Re: Circus train

Post by vingong » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:05 am

Saw it at HP last night.
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Re: Circus train

Post by LINYARailfan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:31 pm

workextra wrote:I know this is a long train, and the longer the train the longer it takes to charge up. With that being said. How long does it take Amtrak to make the hitch, test the air and go that they had to wait until after rush hour? Was the train also delayed leaving Garden City?
The Circus train left the Garden Mitchell around 12:30. Here is a video of them running as all in one consist through Garden City.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BuMqtznX8s

Here is the Chaser Engine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4ieoanFE9M

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Re: Circus train

Post by ThirdRail7 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:02 am

workextra wrote:I know this is a long train, and the longer the train the longer it takes to charge up. With that being said. How long does it take Amtrak to make the hitch, test the air and go that they had to wait until after rush hour? Was the train also delayed leaving Garden City?
If the delivering crew doesn't hold the air, it could take the HHP-8s from 25-30 minutes to fully charge the circus train. By the time it got to Harold It was getting too close to rush hour to attempt a run.

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Re: Circus train

Post by SlackControl » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:46 am

I wonder how much the Circus pays for the railroad's services.

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Re: Circus train

Post by railmason357 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:51 am

A lot of "what ifs" there third rail. A lot of calculated risks in moving extras. Always plan for a good move, but think through if it doesn't go well.
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Re: Circus train

Post by amtrakhogger » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:34 pm

The circus train finally got on the move that night around 945p en route to Lane.
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