NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by mcgrath618 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:20 pm

Rode on it. It was actually very nice. They provided water in coachclass, and had a voice over of the history of North Wales.
The conductor told me that they are planning on more excursions on SEPTA territory this year.

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by chuchubob » Sat May 18, 2019 4:48 pm

NHRR 40 photographed from the platform when I detrained from SEPTA train 508.
Knoxville Locomotive Works SE15B SPAX 80 on the south end of the train.
Photos as the train left the station on its first trip.

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by glennk419 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Any idea when they are heading back? Thought I heard diesel horns in Glenside around 9:10.
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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by JeffK » Sun May 19, 2019 1:38 pm

chuchubob wrote:NHRR 40 photographed from the platform when I detrained from SEPTA train 508.
Knoxville Locomotive Works SE15B SPAX 80 on the south end of the train.
Photos as the train left the station on its first trip.
Great pics as always, Bob. I had commitments yesterday & couldn't even go up for photos let alone ride.
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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by scotty269 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:14 pm

Reminds me of the WCRR trip to Lansdale a few years ago.

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http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2571534" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you zoom in, that's my ugly mug sitting in SPAX 70. Shame I couldn't make it up to see the steam running, but hopefully there will be another opportunity!

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:25 am

scotty269 wrote:Reminds me of the WCRR trip to Lansdale a few years ago.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2571528" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2571534" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you zoom in, that's my ugly mug sitting in SPAX 70. Shame I couldn't make it up to see the steam running, but hopefully there will be another opportunity!
How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC.

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by CNJGeep » Tue May 21, 2019 12:44 pm

mcgrath618 wrote: How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC.
They went through the tunnel. Diesels are allowed in as long as they get a straight move through.
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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by mcgrath618 » Tue May 21, 2019 2:51 pm

CNJGeep wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote: How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC.
They went through the tunnel. Diesels are allowed in as long as they get a straight move through.
Really? I wasn't aware of that. That's really interesting, do the fumes just dissipate or...?

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by scotty269 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:14 pm

mcgrath618 wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote: How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC.
They went through the tunnel. Diesels are allowed in as long as they get a straight move through.
Really? I wasn't aware of that. That's really interesting, do the fumes just dissipate or...?
By doing a straight move, you help to create pressure that helps to clear out the fumes. It's really not bad. I've been in Suburban when work trains come through. They're not that dirty.

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Re: NHRR 40 to Operate Excursion from North Wales Station

Post by mcgrath618 » Mon May 27, 2019 3:31 pm

scotty269 wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote:
CNJGeep wrote:
mcgrath618 wrote: How did y'all get the diesels from West Chester to Lansdale? I assume you couldn't go through CC.
They went through the tunnel. Diesels are allowed in as long as they get a straight move through.
Really? I wasn't aware of that. That's really interesting, do the fumes just dissipate or...?
By doing a straight move, you help to create pressure that helps to clear out the fumes. It's really not bad. I've been in Suburban when work trains come through. They're not that dirty.

That’s really interesting. Must have been cool to see Blueliners in Suburban again, albeit unpowered.

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