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

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

Postby jhdeasy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:49 am

Train2009 wrote:
- The Georgia 300 is bringing up the rear of 98-08 on the Corridor today. This car has been used by several Presidents, and was used on the Inaugural Special for Obama back in 2009.


The owner was fortunate to get GEORGIA 300 out of Jacksonville on the last Silver Meteor before service was suspended due to Hurricane Irma. The current plan is for the car to move from NYP to ALB on an Empire Service train later tonight.

Train2009 wrote:
- Berlin will be traveling on train #42 from Pittsburgh, PA when it leaves this morning at 7:30 AM bound for NYP. The Berlin will then head to Washington, DC tomorrow morning on train #79 when it leaves at 7:05 AM.


BERLIN will join DEARING at WAS on Sunday. The two cars will move from WAS to BOS on train 66(10), then from BOS to ALB on train 449(11).
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby CharlieK » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:20 pm

Driving by the temporary Amtrak station on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady a few hours ago I caught a glimpse of an open platform observation car on the rear of the westbound Lake Shore Limited. It was lettered "Pennsylvania" above the windows, I couldn't see the lower part of the car.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby liftedjeep » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:45 am

CharlieK wrote:Driving by the temporary Amtrak station on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady a few hours ago I caught a glimpse of an open platform observation car on the rear of the westbound Lake Shore Limited. It was lettered "Pennsylvania" above the windows, I couldn't see the lower part of the car.


"Francis L. Suter" possibly??
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby ut-1 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:27 am

Here's my short video showing a few glimpses of yesterday's AAPRCO excursion on CSX and Adirondack Scenic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hxRkwVTBQ

Here's a screen shot of the special crossing Little Woodhull Creek, Forestport, NY, on the Adirondack Scenic.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:25 pm

What Amtrak train will have the following cars for the trip from Albany after its AAPRCO 2017 event?

J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON 800046


WISCONSIN 800464


FRANCIS L SUTER 800383

BERLIN 800255
DEARING 800029

The Georgia 300
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Chrisgr » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:38 am

Georgia was on Empire Service train #250 to NYC this morning.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby JimBoylan » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:02 am

Chrisgr wrote:Georgia was on Empire Service train #250 to NYC this morning.
Was it properly on the rear, or behind the engine?
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Chrisgr » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:52 am

It was on the rear.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:16 pm

Chrisgr wrote:Georgia was on Empire Service train #250 to NYC this morning.


From NYP it went on train #97 this afternoon back home to JAX.


As per user CP4743 on trainorders,
Passenger Trains > AAPRCO Wrap Up
Date: 09/23/17 15:33
AAPRCO Wrap Up
Author: CP4743
September 23, 2017...
Departures from Rensselaer, NY


J Pinkney Henderson (Texas Special) and Wisconsin went south to NYP on rear of Lake Shore 48 out of Rensselaer (it will head home tomorrow morning on Train #51 to Huntington, WV.
Francis Suter went south to NYP on rear of Empire 244

Federal on rear of Empire 283 going west out of Rensselaer. (Went home to Rochester, NY)

Lake Shore 49 has,
Pacific Sunset
Tioga Pass
Pacific Sands
Sierra Hotel
Puget Sound
Promontory Point
Moonlight Dome
Birch Grove
Northern Sky
Northern Dreams
Lake Shore 49 power is AMTK 822-201-105


Dearing, Berlin, and San Marino remain in Storage Yard at Rensselaer as of 6:00pm

Update as per a Source on Trainorders, Berlin and Dearing left from Albany this evening on the NYP bound Maple Leaf 9-23.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby liftedjeep » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:58 am

-Going away shot of cars "Wisconsin" & "J. Pinckney Henderson" on the tail end of " The Cardinal" #51 through Philadelphia on the NEC:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=4803658

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

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

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

Postby Train2009 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:04 pm

As per a source on Facebook,

A heads up for this week,

One of the NS Engineering cars will be making an appearance on the NEC. Research car #32 will make a roundtrip this week between Lynchburg, VA and New York over a 4 day stretch. Car is not testing but rather being utilized for other corporate relations functions.
Tentative schedule is as follows:
Tue 10/3 - Lynchburg to Washington on #176
Wed 10/4 - Washington to New York on #20
Thur 10/5 - New York to Washington on #91
Fri 10/6 - Washington to Lynchburg on #171
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:57 pm

PV photo opportunity:

CHAPEL HILL
train 98(04) from JAX to WAS
train 29(05) from WAS to CHI
train 48(06) from CHI to ALB

At ALB, the car will enter Amtrak's shop for retrucking with a set of rebuilt trucks from private car CASTLEBLANEY. The completion of this project will upgrade the car's MAS from 90 to 110 MPH, opening up certain routes/trains that have been closed to her.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Greg Moore » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 pm

Upgrade from 90mph to 110mph. Nice.
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