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

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

Postby Train2009 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:10 pm

Amtrak706 wrote:Blue private car with a porch on 69 past my window just now. Don’t have a name, sorry.


It's okay, it was Yerba Buena No.800344.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Bob Roberts » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Puget Sound and Sierra Hotel are both on the back end of the 19 (8). They were on in Charlotte and still on in Birmingham. The Vbag separates the two domes from the business class car.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby chuchubob » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:10 pm

PACIFIC UNION and BABBLING BROOK are on the rear of 19 (9) to New Orleans.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:39 pm

Private car YERBA BUENA is currently on Northeast Regional train #173 it should in New Haven, CT shortly this afternoon.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby JimBoylan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm

Amtrak Platinum Mist Diesel with concrete tie cars on the NE Corridor just South of Street Rd., Eddington, Pa. 5:30 p.m. 4/11/18. There may be tie change equipment on the North end of this train.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:27 pm

Now here is a story you don't hear often.

http://turnto10.com/news/local/amtrak-snack-bar-coach-found-in-warwick-during-35m-renovation-project

A real estate developer who bought the former Pontiac Mills property in Warwick RI discovered an old railroad passenger car hidden away on a siding in a thickly wooded area of the property.

The car is a former New York Central 64 seat coach (Pullman class of 1946) later converted to a 50 seat snack bar coach, later owned by Penn Central and Amtrak, retired circa 1977, when it would have been displaced by Turboliners and Amfleet cars. Sorry, no car number is visible in the images of the car.

I might have enjoyed a burger and a beer on that particular snack bar coach during my Empire Service trips as a student in the early 1970s, behind P-2B motors, FL-9's and E units!
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby mtuandrew » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:38 pm

Mr. Deasy: huh, trucks and everything. Seems like a reasonable parts car at the very least, or a stuffed and mounted display at TF Green Station.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby liftedjeep » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:03 pm

liftedjeep wrote:The two E8s are set to lead on the upcoming PRRT&HS 50th Anniversary Inspection Trip this May:

https://philaprrths.us4.list-manage.com ... 83601b8721

That trip is scheduled to be the final excursion for the E units.

Per a friend, it would cost Mr Levin about $100,000 for each E unit to have PTC installed.
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A real shame that I have to forward this message. The trip has been canceled.

https://mailchi.mp/456810f8e5a9/ntglbir ... 0165d22d15

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

Postby Train2009 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:48 pm

American View 10004 and Corridor Clipper #10002 will be on Lake Shore Limited train #49 tomorrow afternoon from NYP. Those cars are going to a semi-annual trip to test the Michigan district on the 25th.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby jhdeasy » Fri May 04, 2018 6:57 am

For those who may be interested, here is a link to the joint AAPRCO and RPCA response, dated 4/30/2018, to Amtrak on the matter of their recent policy changes adversely impacting private car operations on regularly scheduled trains and charter special trains.

http://www.aaprco.com/news/aaprco-and-r ... to-amtrak/
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby JimBoylan » Fri May 04, 2018 9:10 am

Amtrak concrete tie train is on the Rhawn St. bridge and probably fouling Holmseburg Jct. interlocking on the NorthEast Corridor in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby Train2009 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:15 pm

Private cars Salisbury and Colonial Crafts went up to Boston, MA - South Station this past weekend, it left DC yesterday morning on Train #162 and it left this afternoon from Boston on train #149. The owner gave me a wave I saw train #149 in South Norwalk, CT.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby dgvrengineer » Thu May 10, 2018 6:22 pm

There were 7 extra cars on the rear of SW Chief #3 at Galesburg, IL today. They appeared to be Septa cars but not positive. They have wide blue and narrow red slash on each end of the window band.
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby KTHW » Thu May 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Saw an old silver B&O single level dome car on the back of an Amtrak train passing through Alexandria VA today. Anyone know what car it was?
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Re: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters,

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu May 10, 2018 9:35 pm

dgvrengineer wrote:There were 7 extra cars on the rear of SW Chief #3 at Galesburg, IL today. They appeared to be Septa cars but not positive. They have wide blue and narrow red slash on each end of the window band.

5/10/2018 - 10:35 PM EDT
Everyone: Just watched #3 go through La Plata, MO - the seven cars are Caltrans Comarrows that
are headed back to California from the east...I found it clever that they used the NJT slash angle
as part of the Caltrans color scheme. It amazes me how many lives and owners that these cars
have had now that they are approaching 50 years old (1969 vintage St.Louis cars that originally
were PC/NJDOT MU cars) and are some of the oldest passenger cars in regular service...

The La Plata Virtual Railfan camera has a 4 hour rewind - look back at about 21:10 (or 9:10 PM
CDT) to watch #3's station stop. The 7 cars will be visible at the rear of the train as it leaves LAP.
www.virtualrailfan.com
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