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

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

Post by Gilbert B Norman » Fri May 24, 2019 8:45 pm

Reports elsewhere are that the P-32 I observed heading #3(23), was #500 and was leading to KCY for assignment as back up power for the Runners.

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Post by Backshophoss » Sat May 25, 2019 1:10 am

The P32-BWH is considered to be a design varient of GE's Dash 8 40B Roadswitcher,and was morphed into the "test Bed" of the P-40/42 design
after Amtrak ordered the P-40 from GE Erie.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Post by Amtrak706 » Thu May 30, 2019 8:06 am

Surprised no one has mentioned this yet, but P42 #145 is finally back in service after its garbage truck fight in early 2018, and in fresh Phase III Heritage paint. They even redid the “1971 ... 2011” decals on both sides. There seem to be a few tiny differences between its original and refreshed heritage paint job, like the font and size of the 1971-2011 lettering and the curve of the stripe around the nose.

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Post by Train2009 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:52 am

Private car Promontory Point arrived yesterday evening 5/31 into NYP on train #48.

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Post by charlesriverbranch » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:12 pm

Just now, waiting for a train out of South Station, I saw what I at first thought must be #448, but on closer inspection it was a single Amfleet coach with a Genesis diesel at each end. This short train pulled out of South Station a few minutes after #67. I've seen a similar combination parked at Portland, Maine, but this is the first time I've seen it at South Station. I wonder who was on it and where it might be headed.

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Post by The EGE » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:40 am

Equipment move for the Downeaster?

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Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:01 am

All Downeaster power gets cycled to Southhampton St for Inspection(92 day),otherwise gets towed to Albany for repairs
Same for the NPCU's
Not sure of the cycle,but all food service cars get "BUG Bombed" per health Dept requirements,then cleaned. :wink:
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Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:24 am

Amtrak706 wrote:P42 #145 is finally back in service after its garbage truck fight in early 2018, and in fresh Phase III Heritage paint. They even redid the “1971 ... 2011” decals on both sides.
Should be doing 50th anniversary 1971-2021 by now.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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

Post by mcgrath618 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:52 pm

There’s a UP balcony (observatory? I forget the term) car at 30th st yards in Philadelphia. Pretty far from home!

Anyone know anything more about it?

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

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm

There was a heavyweight prewar private car on 233(6), I saw it pass Irvington, NY from the west bank of the Hudson.
Since my friend continues to chain smoke nonstop, she is probably an Alco.

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Post by jhdeasy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:45 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:52 pm
There’s a UP balcony (observatory? I forget the term) car at 30th st yards in Philadelphia. Pretty far from home!

Anyone know anything more about it?
800724 PROMONTORY POINT, open platform office car, owned by AAPRCO’s VP Law. Formerly a UP business car; originally built as L&N lightweight 6-4-6 sleeper LOBLOLLY PINE.

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Post by jhdeasy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:51 pm

R36 Combine Coach wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:32 pm
There was a heavyweight prewar private car on 233(6), I saw it pass Irvington, NY from the west bank of the Hudson.
Former N&W office car LAMBERTS POINT; recently acquired by the owners of COLONIAL CRAFTS and SALISBURY BEACH.

I believe it will be on train 69(07) from ALB to MTR, along with those other 2 private cars.

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Post by jhdeasy » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 am

Private car NATIONAL FORUM will make two trips from Los Angeles to San Diego and return on Saturday June 15th. Trains 562, 1569, 580 and 591.

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Post by jhdeasy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 am

Private car KITCHI GAMMI CLUB will be on train 19(17) from NYP to NOL.

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Post by SouthernRailway » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:38 pm

The north/westbound Lake Shore Limited had an older car on the rear as it was traveling through Croton-Harmon yesterday, June 15. It was painted PRR reddish-brown, labeled "Federal Railroad Administration" (in old-fashioned yellowish font above the windows) and was car DOT 221 or DOT 223, I think.

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