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by Backshophoss
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?
Replies: 37
Views: 1805

Re: Last Station Built New Before Amtrak?

Croton-Harmon was an intercity station as well as a commuter station,rebuilt due to the M-1's and Hi level platforms were needed Not sure what happened to the old station bldg but the new bldg was small brick bldg,no waiting room and 1 ticket window The agent handled both commuter tickets and Amtrak...
by Backshophoss
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc
Replies: 4587
Views: 1126151

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

Reported to be # 3 & 4 due to a drop/add coach at Kansas City-Chicago.
This might be a seasonal "thing"
by Backshophoss
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Diner and Food Service Discussion
Replies: 1313
Views: 192819

Re: Amtrak Diner and Food Service Discussion

That was a BBD MLV I Built for NJT's ACES Service NY Penn to Atlantic City now DEFUNCT.
Cars were converted to coaches,ConnDOT owns he P-40's now.
by Backshophoss
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Virgin Trains Worldwide (includes Brightline)
Topic: Victorville to Las Vegas
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Victorville to Las Vegas

While snow is rare on Cajon Pass,Virgin should try for San Berdoo as a start point,or from LAUS The objection is the trip up the hill from the LA basin Remember CaSHR is DEAD riddled with cost overruns and the feds clawed back their $$$$$$$$ What sections that are useable will get regular train serv...
by Backshophoss
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Bay Colony Millis Line
Replies: 529
Views: 113720

Re: Bay Colony Millis Line

Vandals looking for easy copper wire to sell as "scrap". time to move 1701 elsewhere NOW!
by Backshophoss
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Podcast on Amtrak's reporting infrastructure
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Podcast on Amtrak's reporting infrastructure

Since this is Apple based material,a question,will it play on a windows based player? :wink:
May mean Amazon Web Services as contractor/supplier.
by Backshophoss
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930453

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

The "curtain" was drawn across the window,upper berth widow was visible in that pic.
This could have been the accessible bedroom
by Backshophoss
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: NYC MTA Subway and Rail, PATH and SIRT
Topic: Laguardia-LGA: Airtrain or Astoria Line N,W Train Extension
Replies: 45
Views: 16031

Re: Laguardia-LGA: Airtrain or Astoria Line N, Q Train Extension

Better shot would be the Astoria/Ditmars Blvd(N +Q terminal) than the 7 line/LIRR Port Wash at Willis Pt/Citi Field.
Could be a Bored tunnel from LGA parking lots.
by Backshophoss
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Iowa Pacific Holdings Class III Lines
Topic: Has IP gone "Belly up"?
Replies: 21
Views: 7898

Re: Has IP gone "Belly up"?

AS NOTED in the Mt Hood thread,SLRG and Mt Hood are NOW in receivership,one of the Lenders (Big Shoulders),pushed this thru
Federal District Court.
This might be the end of IP and Ellis?? :wink:
by Backshophoss
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930453

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

Does CN or UP need to upgrade gear that dates back to the '50's??
Time,weather and road salt in winter can and does create crossing gate/lights malfunctions
UP and CN would love to have Amtrak pay that bill!
by Backshophoss
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: New England Railfan
Topic: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail
Replies: 499
Views: 101917

Re: Boston Surface Railroad: Worcester-Providence Commuter Rail

Blackstone was dealing with the P&W and the STB over a "X-mas" seasonal train,
Google has been a hacker target for a long time.
'The sewage pond that is "Boston Surface RR" might wake up to "Wall street Watch Dog"(SEC) sniffing around if they have possibly
sold "Bonds" to the public!
by Backshophoss
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: NYP First Class Lounge
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: NYP First Class Lounge

The 1st Class Lounge hours are not shown,With 24 hr access for NJT,Amtrak,and LIRR trains,There could be a 24 hr restaurant/Bar, you could use in a pinch... Common sense,after 65/66/67("Night Owl") have departed,the 1st Class lounge is "closed" for "Deep cleaning" untill an hour before the 1st Acela...
by Backshophoss
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930453

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

RDC's had wheel wipers and some sort of "Exciter" circuit to ensure track shunt,that was used on the RDG RDC's used on the" Wall Street"
to Newark Penn Station.
by Backshophoss
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance
Replies: 645
Views: 130439

Re: M9 and M9A Procurement & Acceptance

So the Port Jefferson branch gets the 1st M-9 sets.
Good Luck!
by Backshophoss
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Viewliner II Delivery/Production
Replies: 4475
Views: 930453

Re: Viewliner II Delivery/Production

DB don't you mean CP on the former ICG lines need to upgrade their crossing protection>>
They require the axle count cars!

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