• Interesting consists

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Discussion relating to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia Metro Area). Official web site can be found here: www.septa.com. Also including discussion related to the PATCO Speedline rapid transit operated by Delaware River Port Authority. Official web site can be found here: http://www.ridepatco.org/.

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  by glennk419
 
Just heard what sounded like a push-pull set coming through Roslyn at 11:14. Most likely a training run, hope they are returning to the Warminster line.
  by mcgrath618
 
70 just came through Powelton with the burnt up SLIV carcass. Likely on its way to Wayne Junction.
  by glennk419
 
Was it just 144 or was it still married?
  by mcgrath618
 
glennk419 wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:57 pm Was it just 144 or was it still married?
Just 144, right behind the Arrow II.
  by CNJGeep
 
278 has been renumbered 144 and mated to 143. It's a long term project at Overbrook.

144 will be renumbered to 278 and potentially made a spare control car for the gel trains.
  by glennk419
 
CNJGeep wrote: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:46 am 278 has been renumbered 144 and mated to 143. It's a long term project at Overbrook.

144 will be renumbered to 278 and potentially made a spare control car for the gel trains.
It's amazing that they were able to salvage 144 at all, given the apparent damage from the fire. Obviously there was no frame damage.
  by CNJGeep
 
glennk419 wrote: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:57 am
CNJGeep wrote: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:46 am 278 has been renumbered 144 and mated to 143. It's a long term project at Overbrook.

144 will be renumbered to 278 and potentially made a spare control car for the gel trains.
It's amazing that they were able to salvage 144 at all, given the apparent damage from the fire. Obviously there was no frame damage.
Whether or not they'll be able to actually make something out of it is anyone's guess. I heard it was going to be the next pet project at Wayne after the 50 is fixed.
  by rcthompson04
 
For the Lifeline Service, I have been tracking the consists and it appears they are only running Silverliner IVs (usually in 4 car consists). Has the decision been made to park the Silverliner Vs for the duration of the crisis?
  by MACTRAXX
 
RCT: Interesting observation about SEPTA MU consists under Lifeline Service...

Is this what you are seeing running between Malvern/Paoli and Lansdale?

From the schedules there are basically three routes paired up with Trenton trains
originating/terminating at Temple University (most likely out of Roberts Yard).
The other two pairings are Airport-Warminster and Elwyn/Media-Fox Chase.

The question is:
How many MU cars are required to provide the current Lifeline RRD service?
MACTRAXX
  by glennk419
 
An outbound Warminster train that came through Roslyn this afternoon around 4:10 was definitely not SLIV's. I was unable to get a visual but it sounded like a push-pull set.
  by rcthompson04
 
MACTRAXX wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:24 pm RCT: Interesting observation about SEPTA MU consists under Lifeline Service...

Is this what you are seeing running between Malvern/Paoli and Lansdale?

From the schedules there are basically three routes paired up with Trenton trains
originating/terminating at Temple University (most likely out of Roberts Yard).
The other two pairings are Airport-Warminster and Elwyn/Media-Fox Chase.

The question is:
How many MU cars are required to provide the current Lifeline RRD service?
MACTRAXX
I have been tracking the consists running between 30th and Jefferson on the app every couple hours. Seems to be the same pattern of 4 car Silverliner IV consists.

Specifically between Lansdale and Malvern it looks like they are running the same 2 four car consists all day long.
  by Silverliner II
 
glennk419 wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:50 pm An outbound Warminster train that came through Roslyn this afternoon around 4:10 was definitely not SLIV's. I was unable to get a visual but it sounded like a push-pull set.
Probably Silverliner V's, since none of the push-pull sets are running. One set is parked at Roberts, one at Powelton, and all the rest are at Frazer.
  by rcthompson04
 
Checked the Train tracker this morning and all trains at 730am were running 4 car consists of Silverliner IVs with one of the Airport to Warminster trains running a 2 car consist of Silverliner IVs.
  by MACTRAXX
 
rcthompson04 wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:52 pm
MACTRAXX wrote: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:24 pm RCT: Interesting observation about SEPTA MU consists under Lifeline Service...

Is this what you are seeing running between Malvern/Paoli and Lansdale?

From the schedules there are basically three routes paired up with Trenton trains
originating/terminating at Temple University (most likely out of Roberts Yard).
The other two pairings are Airport-Warminster and Elwyn/Media-Fox Chase.

The question is:
How many MU cars are required to provide the current Lifeline RRD service?
MACTRAXX
I have been tracking the consists running between 30th and Jefferson on the app every couple hours. Seems to be the same pattern of 4 car Silverliner IV consists.

Specifically between Lansdale and Malvern it looks like they are running the same 2 four car consists all day long.
RCT: I downloaded both lifeline schedules and combined them on paper.

Answering my own original question I came up with three train sets making six
one way trips each between Malvern and Lansdale over the course of a day.
The train numbers are included on both timetables making figures easier.
With four MU cars assigned to each set that is just 12 cars total.

Both lines have a morning train terminating downtown:
#9514 from Malvern 5:51 AM>Temple University 6:52 AM
#6507 from Lansdale 5:51 AM>30th Street Station 6:49 AM
These two trains look to be equipment moves of some type.

The scheduled running time between Malvern and Lansdale is:
1 hour and 42 minutes. (46 miles thereabouts)

I was surprised by the long turnaround times at both Malvern and Lansdale.
Turn at Malvern: 1 hour 18 minutes; Turn at Lansdale: 1 hour 15 minutes.

It would be interesting to combine the other two routes FXC-ELW and WAR-AIR
along with what the Trenton Line requires to get an idea of how many cars are
needed to provide the current Lifeline Service...MACTRAXX
Last edited by MACTRAXX on Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
  by rcthompson04
 
I saw a train on the app today around 930am with the code X448 running from Suburban Station to Cymwyd. Presuming this is some sort of train running to keep the system operational.
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