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  by Traingeek3629
 
I was referring to the full test run made with the M8s.
  by RRspatch
 
There is a report on Facebook (Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans group) of M8's testing east of New Haven. The report includes a short video of a set of M8's departing Old Saybrook station. Testing has begun.
  by Traingeek3629
 
RRspatch wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:16 am There is a report on Facebook (Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans group) of M8's testing east of New Haven. The report includes a short video of a set of M8's departing Old Saybrook station. Testing has begun.
Could you share that video? I am not currently in that group.
  by ST Saint
 
Traingeek3629 wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:09 pm
RRspatch wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:16 am There is a report on Facebook (Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans group) of M8's testing east of New Haven. The report includes a short video of a set of M8's departing Old Saybrook station. Testing has begun.
Could you share that video? I am not currently in that group.
I couldn't find a way to pull video from the private group (at least not with effort), but here are a few screen grabs. Not too much to see other than hearing a very flat spot on one of the wheels. It continued on to New London then returned in the second image.

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  by kitn1mcc
 
that was last year
  by chrisf
 
kitn1mcc wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:51 pm that was last year
The date on the platform sign would indicate otherwise.
  by RRspatch
 
ST Saint wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:19 pm
I couldn't find a way to pull video from the private group (at least not with effort), but here are a few screen grabs. Not too much to see other than hearing a very flat spot on one of the wheels. It continued on to New London then returned in the second image.

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Thanks for the screen shots. I couldn't copy the video either since it's a private group.
  by daybeers
 
RRspatch wrote: Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:16 am There is a report on Facebook (Amtrak Northeast Corridor Railfans group) of M8's testing east of New Haven. The report includes a short video of a set of M8's departing Old Saybrook station. Testing has begun.
How exciting! Thanks for the screenshots ST Saint.
  by Traingeek3629
 
Awesome! Do you know if they're testing nightly and what time they leave New Haven? I'd love to catch it.
  by kitn1mcc
 
it was snowing weds night
  by JcPinCT
 
The video was definitely taken last week. The screen shot of the date/time stamp is Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
  by Traingeek3629
 
kitn1mcc wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:51 pm that was last year
I can disprove this theory because of several reasons:

1) The signs showing date/time did not exist at Old Saybrook last year. We only had traditional "yellow line" signs until sometime this fall.
2) Last year, there was regular SLE service with trains using the 16XX headcode rather than the 36XX headcode. Therefore, the last train on a weekday night would be 1699, not 3699.
3) Last year, December 16 was on a Monday, not a Wednesday.
  by NH2060
 
From YouTuber “TrainFilms”:

Video taken at Westbrook and Old Saybrook at night:

  by Traingeek3629
 
NH2060 wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:50 pm From YouTuber “TrainFilms”:

Video taken at Westbrook and Old Saybrook at night:

If I could get a pinpoint on exactly when they leave New Haven, I would almost certainly take a joyride down to my station and catch the M8s in action.
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