Septa push pull overview

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by rcthompson04 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:18 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:58 pm
904 and the eight car set just rolled through Powelton coming off of the Paoli/Thorndale line. Assumedly it is on its way to Wayne Junction.
Yep it is running as 9747 tonight.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:01 am

And then there were five....

Cab car 2410 is out and about from its overhaul.

I don't know which car is next, but only five remain to be done: 2402, 2403, 2404, 2406, and 2409.
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by mcgrath618 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:46 am

Silverliner II wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:01 am
And then there were five....

Cab car 2410 is out and about from its overhaul.

I don't know which car is next, but only five remain to be done: 2402, 2403, 2404, 2406, and 2409.
You hate to see that wood paneling go :(

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by glennk419 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:05 am

There has been a PP set running on the West Trenton Line during the midday over the last week or so. Not sure if it's training or has replaced a MU run. Saw it from a distance last Thursday and heard horns on Friday.
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by CNJGeep » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 am

glennk419 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:05 am
There has been a PP set running on the West Trenton Line during the midday over the last week or so. Not sure if it's training or has replaced a MU run. Saw it from a distance last Thursday and heard horns on Friday.
Push-Pull training train
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by rcthompson04 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:31 am

What are the current assignments? It appears at least one set is out of action from my count.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by dcipjr » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am

mcgrath618 wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:46 am
You hate to see that wood paneling go :(
I miss the lighting. It’s much warmer and less harsh in the non-rehabbed cars. The new cars have really bright, white, harsh lighting.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:40 am

rcthompson04 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:31 am
What are the current assignments? It appears at least one set is out of action from my count.
Two sets to Trenton, two sets to West Trenton, one set to Wilmington, and two sets to Paoli-Thorndale. Both Trenton sets are 8-car trains, the rest are all 6-car trains, with the MARC cabs making up five of the six cars of one West Trenton set.
dcipjr wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am
I miss the lighting. It’s much warmer and less harsh in the non-rehabbed cars. The new cars have really bright, white, harsh lighting.
That's LED lighting for ya....
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by rcthompson04 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:01 pm

dcipjr wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:12 am
I miss the lighting. It’s much warmer and less harsh in the non-rehabbed cars. The new cars have really bright, white, harsh lighting.
That's LED lighting for ya....
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There are LED lighting that is far less harsh. I have LED lighting in my house, but I bought the warm glow bulbs.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by jonnhrr » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:08 pm

Silverliner II wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:40 am
rcthompson04 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:31 am
What are the current assignments? It appears at least one set is out of action from my count.
Two sets to Trenton, two sets to West Trenton, one set to Wilmington, and two sets to Paoli-Thorndale. Both Trenton sets are 8-car trains, the rest are all 6-car trains, with the MARC cabs making up five of the six cars of one West Trenton set.
Does this mean there are no longer any PP sets assigned to Media/Elwyn? Or do the West Trenton sets run through and make return trips out of Elwyn?
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by CNJGeep » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:21 pm

No push pulls to Elwyn for the time being. The last train was 9340 in the AM, with no PM counterpart.
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by rcthompson04 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:24 pm

So are the Trenton and Wilmington sets all overnighting at Powelton now? Paoli-Thorndale 1502 (turned and ran to Wilmington usually) and 9553 were push-pull previously. The set would overnight along with the two others at Frazer nightly.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by boomer » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:11 pm

Silverliner II wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:01 am
And then there were five....

Cab car 2410 is out and about from its overhaul.

I don't know which car is next, but only five remain to be done: 2402, 2403, 2404, 2406, and 2409.

#2406 undergoing overhaul at this time.

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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by Silverliner II » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 am

rcthompson04 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:24 pm
So are the Trenton and Wilmington sets all overnighting at Powelton now? Paoli-Thorndale 1502 (turned and ran to Wilmington usually) and 9553 were push-pull previously. The set would overnight along with the two others at Frazer nightly.
One Trenton set parks overnights and weekends at Powelton. The other remains at Trenton.
The Wilmington set overnights at Roberts; 1502 is MU's now, and I think it later deadheads out to Elwyn for 9340.

Currently, the current PP assignments (if all goes as planned during the day) are as follows:

West Trenton
Set 1 (MARC set with SEPTA cab): 6325/6374
Set 2: 6321/6378

Trenton (8-car sets)
Set 1: 9724/9745
Set 2: DH Powelton to Suburban Station/1703/9728/9747/DH to Powelton

Paoli-Thorndale
Set 1: 9526/9561 Great Valley Flyer
Set 2: 9538/1565

Wilmington-Newark
Set 1: 1295/9212, 9251/9254

boomer wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Silverliner II wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:01 am
And then there were five. Cab car 2410 is out and about from its overhaul. I don't know which car is next, but only five remain to be done: 2402, 2403, 2404, 2406, and 2409.
#2406 undergoing overhaul at this time.
Roger that!!!
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Re: Septa push pull overview

Post by R3 Passenger » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 am

Silverliner II wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:19 am
Trenton (8-car sets)
Set 1: 9724/9745
Set 2: DH Powelton to Suburban Station/1703/9728/9747/DH to Powelton
Trenton Set #1 (9724/9745) has been running with 6 cars for the past week. I asked the conductor about it, and he does not know if it is permanent.

Trenton Set #2 (1703/9728/9747) is still 8 cars.
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