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  by jhdeasy
 
JimBoylan wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:44 am Will NORTHERN DREAMS, EVELYN HENRY and WARREN HENRY be on the front or back of train 89(05) from Washington to Savannah?
They were rearmost on train 89(05) from Washington to Savannah.

I believe (but am not certain) these cars will be on train 90(10) from Savannah to Washington. This is due to the “Saturday’s, Sunday’s and holidays only” restriction on switching and parking private cars at Washington. This would allow them to depart WAS for CHI on either train 29(11) or 51(11).
  by jhdeasy
 
Amtrak track geometry car 10002 "Corridor Clipper" made a trip from Jamaica to Montauk and return today (7/07/2021) in the consist of a LIRR inspection special train.

Amtrak 10002 was rearmost, properly pointed, on the westbound return trip, behind locomotives 401 and 409 (elephant style, uncommon for the modern era LIRR) and C3 coach 4055.
  by Train2009
 
Yesterday afternoon in Mamaroneck at 2:26 PM I caught Amtrak Extra train #863 westbound from Boston, MA with P42 #46 ( CONNECTING AMERICA FOR 50 YEARS ) 9800 Metroliner Conference car, Viewliner Sleeper Santee River and 10001 headed to Philly. It went up this past Tuesday July 20 as extra 862.
  by F40CFan
 
Train 30(20) had 301 as the trailing unit. Saw it on the Elkhart railcam.
  by jhdeasy
 
Private car “The Menzies Vista” ( former UP 9000 series dome lounge obs) will operate:

Train 80(07) from Charlotte to Washington

Train 89(08) from Washington to Savannah

This is a shakedown trip after work at the AC&W shop, in preparation for their participation in AAPRCO’s 2021 convention special train.
  by Train2009
 
The "Greenwich Harbor" (PPCX 800709) and "Greenwich Estate" (PPCX 800738) went out of Hartford, CT on August 1 on Train 409 then last Saturday it went on Train 143 to DC on the rear end. Then later that day it went on Train 97 to Florida, on 8.13 it left Florida on train 98 which it arrived into DC this morning and came off.
  by jhdeasy
 
Private cars NEW YORK CENTRAL 3, NORTHERN DREAMS and PROMONTORY POINT are now at Chicago Union Station (track 1) for this weekend’s events at the Pullman National Monument and Pullman State Historic site. They will be open for tours at Pullman on Saturday and Sunday.

https://www.pullmanil.org/event/tour-hi ... wKclKXf47g
  by jhdeasy
 
Private car PACIFIC HOME is on train 51(03) from NYP to CHI. This move was scheduled for train 49(03), but has been re-routed because Metro North's Hudson Line is closed due to flooding damage from Ida.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
jhdeasy wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:15 pm Private car PACIFIC HOME is on train 51(03) from NYP to CHI. This move was scheduled for
train 49(03), but has been re-routed because Metro North's Hudson Line is closed due to
flooding damage from Ida.
Had it been on a day the Cardinal was unavailable, would it been routed via Pittsburgh?
  by planespotting
 
BNSF 91 geometry car on back of Amtrak (I think it was Cascade or Empire builder) by sculpture park north of King St. Station. If you look closely, you can see what looks like graffiti that they tried to power wash by left window. Sad to see it on geometry car which you think would have tighter security measures.
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  by jhdeasy
 
R36 Combine Coach wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:30 pm
jhdeasy wrote: Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:15 pm Private car PACIFIC HOME is on train 51(03) from NYP to CHI. This move was scheduled for
train 49(03), but has been re-routed because Metro North's Hudson Line is closed due to
flooding damage from Ida.
Had it been on a day the Cardinal was unavailable, would it been routed via Pittsburgh?
That could have been an option (NYP-PGH-CHI via 43 and 29), provided the owner was willing to pay NS to switch the car at Pittsburgh. Last time I checked, that was $3200 payable to NS for the switch from 43 to 29, or from 30 to 42.
  by jhdeasy
 
planespotting wrote: Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:28 am BNSF 91 geometry car on back of Amtrak (I think it was Cascade or Empire builder) by sculpture park north of King St. Station. If you look closely, you can see what looks like graffiti that they tried to power wash by left window. Sad to see it on geometry car which you think would have tighter security measures.
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BNSF 91 looks a car the railroad acquired from the demise of the RBBX circus train. I’m wondering if those are air operated decelostats that I see on the ends of those axles?
  by planespotting
 
I'm sure others would know more but found the following description from pinterest...

On June 2nd, BNSF's newest unmanned track geometry car, the BNSF 91 was run out of Topeka, KS for a shakedown run to Emporia and back. Here, the train is at the depot just minutes before departure. The consist was as follows: BNSF 6119 BNSF 808382 BNSF 82 BNSF 91 As per Zach Pumphery "This car is former Chicago, Burlington and Quincy coach #341 "Silver Chair", and was built by the Budd Company in March 1954. As originally configured the car featured a snack bar. After Burlington Northern…
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