• Uniq. Eqpmt Sightings: Private Varnish (PV's), Charters, etc

  • Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.
Discussion related to Amtrak also known as the National Railroad Passenger Corp.

Moderators: GirlOnTheTrain, mtuandrew, Tadman

  • 4869 posts
  • 1
  • 321
  • 322
  • 323
  • 324
  • 325
  by TheOneKEA
 
I just saw a MARC HHP-8 hauling a rake of MARC bilevels on Track 1 in Odenton. It passed Odenton station at 1453. I was very surprised and wished I had been able to get a photo!
  by jhdeasy
 
planespotting wrote: Sun Sep 05, 2021 2:54 pm 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…
Looking many years back into the past, here is a July 1974 photo of the former CB&Q/BN 341 SILVER CHAIR in service as Amtrak 3921 SILVER CHAIR.

  by planespotting
 
Thanks for sharing jhdeasy. That's quite a photo collection and before digital camera's too! May BNSF 91 ride the rails for many years to come.
  by STrRedWolf
 
Future sighting coming up. The PRR Catalpa Falls and NY Central Chester County will be heading from New York to Pittsburgh on the Pennsylvanian as part of Virtual Railfan's Whistle Stop tour, recreating the Broadway Limited line. Dates are Oct 8 for the trip NYP-PGH and return Oct 10th.

Apparently this seems to be a regular thing now, as I dig into it (site at https://www.executiverail.com/trips, but I saw it off the Virtual Railfan Youtube channel).
  by nomis
 
The link is now fixed.
  by rcthompson04
 
I was on Keystone train 651 last night and it had an interesting consist for a Keystone:

2 ACS-64s (one at each end) - You see this occasionally.
4 Amfleet Coaches
1 Amfleet Cafe Car for Wifi (cafe was closed)

I didn't have a chance to see it, but the Conductor announced that the Cafe Car was closed for service, but people could sit there. It was almost like they threw a random consist together out of spare equipment.
  • 1
  • 321
  • 322
  • 323
  • 324
  • 325