Of course, the brand new Siemens Venture trainsets will be assigned to the Ethan Allen once the Amfleet Is and Genesis units are phased out of passenger rail service.
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Pensyfan19 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:17 pm Why not expand this train to Montreal along with the Vermonter?Cause we have the Adirondack for that, and it's already suspended until we get service back into Canada. Better chance of Vermonter back to Montrealer and I honestly don't care if that never happens either.
Railjunkie wrote: ↑Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:17 amThe route from Albany to Mechanicville via the D&H Colonie Main is not a good route for a couple of reasons. The most obvious is that two reverse moves would be needed. The first would be at Bull Run in Albany to get off of Amtrak's ex NYC. The second would be in Mechanicville. At one time there was a wye from the northbound D&H, to the east bound B&M. This is long gone, and Bove heating oil dealership has their yard on the wye's right of way.jbvb wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:52 pm Serving Bennington & Manchester VT via the original Troy & Boston route from Johnsonville to Troy via Lansingburgh is out; it was abandoned in the 1960s. I've seen hints that clearances on the Troy Union RR were poor. An alternative that still existed in the 1970s was the D&H from Albany to Mechanicville; The 1976 Adirondack went that way, passing under the NYC line from West Albany to Rensselaer, backing from D&H track up a ramp to the NYC line and proceeding forward across the Hudson. If that line is irretrievably gone, then we are indeed stuck with going via Schenectady.This rumor has been around for 15 years or more between the Vermont and the purposed commuter service Saratoga to Albany using the connection between the D&H and NYC aka "Bull Run". It is still there, however it would take an act of congress to get trains running on it again.
A long while back a D&H/CP freight train was short on time and needed to get to Kenwood yard (D&H) the easy way would have been Bull Run, less than two miles. The hard way was up through Schenectady through Mohawk yard out the freight main down to Albany. Way more than thirty. After repeated pleas by the freight crew and I guess dispatcher attempts at getting permission from someone with a higher pay grade the decision was made not today not ever. So the train laid up in Rennselaer.
I just don't see it happening its kinda no mans land now. 24yrs playing trains and I have never seen nor heard of anything going up or down Bull Run
Starting in July, the train will leave Burlington around 10 a.m. and get to New York City around 5:45 p.m. The train will leave New York around 2:20 p.m. and get back to Burlington around 10 p.m.