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by BuddSilverliner269
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter Discussion
Replies: 2833
Views: 671317

Re: ACS-64 Testing, Developments, & Sightings

Doesn't matter GBN because the locomotives that we are running is not the same. What we have is a combo of the vectron and sprinter platforms and whose to say that what is is this locomotive that is in your YouTube video has exactly the same thing as what amtrak ordered. I'd be willing to bet that i...
by BuddSilverliner269
Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinter Discussion
Replies: 2833
Views: 671317

Re: ACS-64 Testing, Developments, & Sightings

Can we cut these engines some slack? This really is the first winter they are in servic. THe first few sat around most of last winter and that would've been the real test. The ALP46 which arguably is one of the best locomotives in service had problems the first winter or so and the first real hit su...
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Crum Creek Bridge Replacement to cost SEPTA 56 million
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Crum Creek Bridge Replacement to cost SEPTA 56 million

Amtrak does not own this line. Septa most certainly own it. I do believe the power though comes from Amtrak though and that's it.
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
Topic: LIRR President Orders Individual Branch Performance Goals
Replies: 51
Views: 9075

Re: LIRR President Orders Individual Branch Performance Goal

Can't blame Amtrak for all the delays in the Nyp to Harold section since half the time the PSCC operators are LIRR and that's contractual. Also you have certain stretches of track out of service within Harold for ESA construction.
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Crum Creek Bridge Replacement to cost SEPTA 56 million
Replies: 17
Views: 4954

Re: Crum Creek Bridge Replacement to cost SEPTA 56 million

The reason Amtrak doesn't run the stone trains to Glen Mills have nothing to do with the bridges. It has to do with Delta taking the track out of service to all train movements from South Elwyn to Glen Mills. It may not be out of service but I honestly forget the term septa uses. Septa wanted a chun...
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Minor Sideswipe in Grand Central - 12/17/14
Replies: 15
Views: 6055

Re: Minor Sideswipe in Grand Central - 12/17/14

Uhmmm if that brings you so much enjoyment Dutch then be my guess but since I didn't bad mouth any train crew or mention anyone by name and neither did BB, you would only make yourself look bad and petty like we know you to be at times so please post away this list of names you supposedly have and s...
by BuddSilverliner269
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Minor Sideswipe in Grand Central - 12/17/14
Replies: 15
Views: 6055

Re: Minor Sideswipe in Grand Central - 12/17/14

As a locomotive engr for Amtrak, I do side with Blendedbrake on many issues but not all. The issues I have with MNR are with management and possibly with training but not with T&E. I think the train crews are some of the most professional I have ever met. This incident in GCT couldve happened with a...
by BuddSilverliner269
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: MSHL Woodland Shops
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

Re: MSHL Woodland Shops

For thr history buffs, In the tunnel (exact location I forget ) west of 15th street I believe , there use to be switches between the subway surface car and the elevated. Switches have been out for a LONG time but the openings in the girder work remains. This interlocking was around when the tunnel f...
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Lenni
Replies: 19
Views: 5393

Re: Lenni

Clearfield wrote:
25Hz wrote:Pft, better than the line that shall not be named.. ;)
Pft, better than the line that WILL not be named :)
Ohhhhhh that line? For a second I thought you were talking about the Newtown Line? 😛
by BuddSilverliner269
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: AEM7 Disposition (and other motors - HHP8)
Replies: 754
Views: 117697

Re: AEM7 Disposition (and other motors - HHP8)

Speaking of remans, they may be around a little longer than anticipated as the ACSs do battle with the cab cars. We'll see. This seams so obvious from my point of view so I must be missing something. Why wouldn't amtrak ask for push pull as a capability straight from the factory? All the transit ag...
by BuddSilverliner269
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:06 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: AEM7 Disposition (and other motors - HHP8)
Replies: 754
Views: 117697

Re: AEM7 Disposition (and other motors - HHP8)

Maybe it was do for valve work in November?
by BuddSilverliner269
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: SEPTA (and PATCO)
Topic: Broad Street Line Weekend Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: Broad Street Line Weekend Express

Considering that ridership isn't all that high on weekends on the BSL, Ihave to ask why wwould you need the extra trains when the locals have plenty of capacity? Also when headways are longer on weekends, passing a local for an express to get somehwree is pointless since the local will probably be a...
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Original NH Catenary Replacement Progress
Replies: 298
Views: 54742

Re: Final Phase Of Catenary Replacement Project Begins

I have often criticized MNR about certain things and maybe it sure has taken long to replace the catenary but had it have been any company would it be done any quicker? I think we all know the answer. No.
by BuddSilverliner269
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Transit NJT Rail and Light Rail LRT
Topic: Derailment in Montclair
Replies: 35
Views: 7734

Re: Derailment in Montclair

DutchRailnut wrote:hmm and who said what about Metro North ;-)
Actually the FRA and NTSB has a lot to say about Metro North. Honestly I think Njt does an excellent job with its trackwork. Considering the amount of trains they run, there track record is pretty good.
by BuddSilverliner269
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Railfan
Topic: oil trains for Linden
Replies: 14
Views: 3715

Re: oil trains for Linden

Conrail has an arrangement with NJT to use Stiles Street Yard in the event there are flooding concerns at the MMC. I don't think they'll be staging any oil trains there. As for the location of the racks, they are in the tank farms next to the crossing on Lower Road, which is over by the airport. It...

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