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« Reply #260 on: Apr 5th, 2015, 12:32am »
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Its been reported on one of the Amtrak lists at Yahoo! Groups that five of the new Viewliner II baggage have entered service.  Many more remain down in Florida awaiting their turn at entering operation.

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« Reply #261 on: Apr 5th, 2015, 10:31pm »
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I went for some altitude for the modelers out there that want roof top detail.
I was hoping for a Track #1 shot, but no luck.
P066 west bound at CA32, 4/5/15 at 1736Hrs.
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« Reply #262 on: May 3rd, 2015, 9:54pm »
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Yard power in Penn Coach Yard, Philly

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« Reply #263 on: Oct 6th, 2015, 7:50pm »
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Amtrak #50, The Cardinal, is a tad tardy at 1435Hrs as it pulls into Staunton, VA on 10/2/15.
Not many place you can catch a P40DC and a steam era water column. Amtrak #835 is normally seen on the Auto Train.
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« Reply #264 on: Nov 12th, 2015, 9:59pm »
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Amtrak train #94 had Amtrak #145, a P42DC (Phase 3 Heritage unit) leading out of Newport News, VA on 11/12/15. The train was in the wind as it blew through Lee Hall, VA at 0928Hrs on its way to Washington DC.
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« Reply #265 on: Nov 22nd, 2015, 6:39am »
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Out with the old, in with the new. Amtrak #927, an AEM7 (EMD 8/81) looks on as Amtrak #631, ACS-64 (Siemens 2014) gets ready for duty at Washington Union Station. 11/13/15 at 1815Hrs.
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« Reply #266 on: Dec 8th, 2015, 9:57pm »
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Amtrak's eastbound Maple Leaf on Track 2 of CSX's Rochester Sub:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sat 11/21/2015 at MP 361/Main Street crossing in Fairport, NY.  


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« Reply #267 on: Dec 8th, 2015, 9:58pm »
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Amtrak's westbound Maple Leaf on Track 2 of CSX's Rochester Sub:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sat 11/21/2015 at MP 361/Main Street crossing in Fairport, NY.


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« Reply #268 on: Jan 18th, 2016, 8:08pm »
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Amtrak's eastbound Lake Shore Limited heading east on the CSX ROchester Sub with a couple of heritage units in the power mix:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 1/9/2015 at the Main Street/State Route 250 crossing in Fairport, NY.


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« Reply #269 on: Jan 27th, 2016, 12:07am »
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This is one of those photos that would confound historians in the future. If they had little to no caption information they would try to decipher what the photo was of by the contents they could identify. First they would note the location by the station sign, Lee Hall, and look at maps to find the location in Virginia. Depending on the age of the map they looked at, the station could be on either side of the tracks, but let us suppose they guessed correctly and made the decision that it was on the north side of the tracks. This would mean a post 2009 date and we are looking at a westbound train. Snow on the ground would tell us it was winter. The long shadow of the station would tend to confirm this and make the point that this is an early morning train. That would make it train #94, the only early morning train through Lee Hall, which was indeed a westbound move. They would make note of the Locomotive, Amtrak #15, a P42DC. A run of the mill GE that Amtrak used starting in 1996, but this one has a paint scheme that came on the scene in 2001. But what about that baggage car? Those came out in 2015. But wait, train #94 did not carry a baggage car! The only trains through Lee Hall that had a baggage car were eastbound #67, a mid-day train and its counterpart #66 that was a late afternoon train westbound. So just what are we looking at? Well back in 2016 there was a storm that wreaked havoc with the east coast. Seems the last Amtrak train into Newport News, the eastern terminus past Lee Hall was #67. It arrived a little over an hour late on Friday 1/22/16 due to the weather it encountered on the run south from Washington D.C. and east from Richmond, VA. As it turns out due to the weather no Amtrak trains ran again in the area until it was decided to use the consist from #67 to perform the duties of train #94 on Tuesday morning, 1/26/16. While the storm was not THAT bad in this part of Virginia, you may have seen a news report or two that indicated the weather did create a few problems for some of the other areas this train serves.
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« Reply #270 on: Feb 6th, 2016, 9:05pm »
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Amtrak train #194 with locomotive #17, a P42DC seems to be in a bit of a hurry on 2/6/16. But what's the rush?
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« Reply #271 on: Feb 6th, 2016, 9:10pm »
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Nothing abnormal, just a good engineer making proper use of "Clear" signals!
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« Reply #272 on: Mar 18th, 2016, 10:07pm »
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Amtrak #656, an ACS-64 by Siemens has Northeast Regional train #185 southbound well in hand as he slides through Severn, MD at 1105Hrs on 3/16/16.
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« Reply #273 on: Oct 16th, 2016, 3:55pm »
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Amtrak train #3 the westbound Southwest Chief has Amtrak #837, a P40DC, upgraded to P42DC specs and Amtrak #120, a P42DC. It has paused its westbound run and is getting serviced in Albuquerque, NM. Meanwhile New Mexico Rail Runner train #512 with NMRX #109, a MP36PH-3C, northbound to Santa Fe is slowing to make its stop. 10/6/16 @1620Hrs.
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« Reply #274 on: Mar 6th, 2017, 7:57pm »
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Amtrak 284 eastbound Empire Service charging through the snow on Track 2 of the CSX Rochester Sub:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken at the State Route 250 crossing in Fairport, NY.


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« Reply #275 on: Mar 6th, 2017, 8:03pm »
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Amtrak 48 Lake Shore Limited heading east on the other side of the same crossing:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 3/4/2017 in Fairport, NY. This train was also on Track 1 of the Rochester Sub.  


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« Reply #276 on: May 9th, 2017, 8:23pm »
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Amtrak 281 heading west on Track1 of the Rochester Sub:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 5/6/2017 at the Attridge Road crossing in Riga, NY.


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« Reply #277 on: May 20th, 2017, 9:50pm »
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I find trains with a combination of Viewliner and Amfleet cars - distinctly odd looking, awkward combination. Hasten to say - MUCH better than no trains at all (which seems to be Trump's target), at least other than NEC.

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