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Amtrak pictures part 2
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« Reply #120 on: Sep 10th, 2007, 7:09pm »
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I'm gonna ahve to hope for a (big) hit in the Texas Lottery, I think. Saw a sign saying $14.5 million, lump-sum for the Wednesday drawing. Think I ought to buy a ticket, just in case? I think I'd have enough left after taxes to buy at least one nice trip....

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« Reply #121 on: Sep 21st, 2007, 6:30pm »
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Took the family for a quick trip to the Philly Zoo today, which included a 10-minute balloon ride.  Was lucky enough to see 2 Amtrak trains cross the Schuylkill Bridge in that time.
 
First, a northbound, led by HHP8 652.


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« Reply #122 on: Sep 21st, 2007, 6:32pm »
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And then a southbound led by AEM7 928...

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« Reply #123 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 2:34pm »
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The Eastbound Capitol Limited rushes through Gaithersburg at track speed

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« Reply #124 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 2:35pm »
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« Reply #125 on: Oct 14th, 2007, 2:36pm »
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« Reply #126 on: Oct 30th, 2007, 10:28pm »
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Consolation prize...
 
Well, today I decided to take my daughter to visit my mom at the nursing home. I usually take a camera everywhere I go.  But today I "knew" I wasn't going to see any trains so, I figured, why bother.  Afterall, the baby's enough of a handful.
 
So I pull into the nursing home parking lot, which is directly adjacent to the tracks of the former PRR/Septa West Chester branch, but well beyond the point where Septa service ends.  Imagine my surprise as I'm getting te baby out of her carseat and over my shoulder hear the clear blast of a diesel airhorn!  Into my view, and in perfect sun, comes Septa switcher 51 coupled to...are you ready...the West Chester RR's Alco 4230, now in PRR scheme. Yep. And no camer anywhere.  So we made the best of it, and the baby and I waved to the crews of both engines, who obligingly waved back.  (edited to add: Fortunately, chuchubob got photos!)
 
So this afternoon, I went out to Media in hopes of seeing the WCRR unit parked there, perhaps awaiting night service on the wire train or trak-cleaning "leaf train". No such luck.
 
My consolation prize: a visit to the NEC, where a 40-minute wait produced a single train.  
 
So here it is.  
 
It ain't no Alco but...


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« Reply #127 on: Oct 31st, 2007, 11:37am »
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Here's the Alco, crossing Darby Creek.
 
Bob


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« Reply #128 on: Oct 31st, 2007, 11:40am »
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And here's SEPTA SW1200 #51 pulling West Chester RR Alco C420 #4230

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« Reply #129 on: Jan 16th, 2008, 6:11pm »
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from the Cira Centre parking garage today.....

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« Reply #130 on: Jan 16th, 2008, 6:12pm »
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another from the Cira...

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« Reply #131 on: Jan 16th, 2008, 11:05pm »
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one more...

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« Reply #132 on: Feb 2nd, 2008, 9:33pm »
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The race is on (I'm betting on the train).
From I-95 earlier today.  Not the best shot but there's something in there that I like.
-Charlie


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« Reply #133 on: Apr 18th, 2008, 2:34am »
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Amtrak 130 and Amtrak California 2004 awaiting clear signals west at Sacramento, California.

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« Reply #134 on: Jun 12th, 2008, 12:15am »
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Amtrak at the Williamsburg, VA station.

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« Reply #135 on: Jun 12th, 2008, 12:17am »
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Pulling out on the way to Richmond . . .

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« Reply #136 on: Jul 28th, 2008, 12:45am »
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Amtrak Eastbound #6 at Colfax California on Friday 7/25/2008.
 


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« Reply #137 on: Jul 29th, 2008, 8:12pm »
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# 6 gets out of Roseville California on time today and makes a little smoke.

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« Reply #138 on: Aug 20th, 2008, 9:36pm »
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you know, looking at the Genesis units, I think they need a new paint job. Gloss Pullman Green (or for that matter - Pennsy Brunswick Green) with gold cat whiskers and Railroad Roman lettering, like one of the old C&NW streamlined Hudson's or a GG-1...

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on Aug 20th, 2008, 9:36pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
you know, looking at the Genesis units, I think they need a new paint job. Gloss Pullman Green (or for that matter - Pennsy Brunswick Green) with gold cat whiskers and Railroad Roman lettering, like one of the old C&NW streamlined Hudson's or a GG-1...

 
Nah,  what they need is either Tuscan red with the whiskers, or Daylight colors . . .
 
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