Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Terrapin Station
 
DutchRailnut wrote:Nice pictures Brian.
Thanks Dutch! Couldn't have done it without you! I really appreciate these great tips.

  by Maybrook fan
 
Why did they run an inspection train ???

Is there somethig going on or soon to happen on the line ???

Or was it just the suits out for a ride ?

  by DutchRailnut
 
Just regular items , just showing the brass the projects that are needed or progress in projects completed. nothing spectacular comming up.

  by Fred G
 
Excellent photos and thanks!

  by Stephen B. Carey
 
excellent shots of some nice looking equipment. :P

  by Terrapin Station
 
Thanks Fred and Stephen.

  by L'mont
 
The 201 and 203 look great! Excellent photos.
  by abaduck
 
Anyone got a clue what this geep was hauling, going East through Mamaroneck at around 11.20 today? Never seen cars like these before:

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Apologies for the lousy photography; only had a tiny pocket cam with me!

Thanks

Mike

  by Otto Vondrak
 
That's the "inspection train" used by the executives to tour the property and entertain guests. MN 1, MN 2, MN 3. MN 1 and 2 are ex-DL&W tavern-lounge cars from the Phoebe Snow. MN 3 is an old NYC stainless coach or lounge. Occasionally MN 1 and 2 are used in excursion service.

Here's what the inside looked like before rebuilding...

http://www.trainweb.org/SVRHS/images/PH ... RN_CAR.jpg

They also served on the LIRR in palour car service after 1970.

http://www.thejoekorner.com/photos/lirr/lioyst.gif

A drawing of one of the Phoebe snow obs in service:

http://www.railwayshop.com/daylight/10009.jpg

Nice catch today!!

-otto-

  by Erie-Lackawanna
 
They still look like that inside, even after rebuilding. Happily, the interior is almost as-built by Budd in 1949. :-)

By the way...look for them to be in Hoboken later this week...they'll be doing the annual tour of the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines on Friday.

Jim

  by TheKornGuy
 
are these always pulled by the geeps when in inspection/touring service?

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Sometimes they are pulled by geeps, sometimes by Genesis.

  by L'mont
 
Otto Vondrak wrote:Sometimes they are pulled by geeps, sometimes by Genesis.
Don't they need the head end power?



Separate:

Who will pick them up at Shell to get over to Hoboken?

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Tooth fairy.

  by ajp
 
saw them from 95 leaving new rochelle.
does any of the protect power have HEP?
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