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CHESSIEMIKE
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« on: Mar 18th, 2011, 6:24am »
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Does anyone know if there is a way to track which trains the units are currently on? Short of that could we post sightings and photos of them in this thread?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 9:12pm »
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Numerous looks, but no posts, hmmmm.
I have had some luck. First out for me was #156. I caught it on P066 westbound on CSX's Peninsula Sub at CA. 23 on 4/12/11.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 16th, 2011, 9:16pm »
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A few days later I was able to catch #66 on Train #66. I think this one had just come east for the first time. It was also nice because this time there was some sun.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 17th, 2011, 1:33pm »
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Mike,
 
It won't help you track all of the engines, but this site from Amtrak will help to give some idea where two of them are at any given time.


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 6:05pm »
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Add another Phase III unit... this time a F40PH!!!
 
http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2484776
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 6:39pm »
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Phase IV 184 is also on the road now...
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 24th, 2011, 7:21pm »
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Caught #184 at Williamsburg, VA westbound on Train #66 today, 4/24/11.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 27th, 2011, 10:02pm »
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Well, much to my shock and surprise I am now 4 for 4! Amtrak #145 was on P067-27 coming into Newport News, VA on 4/27/11. They seem to be keeping these in the area of Washington DC until National Train Day. I hope we get reports when they start to roam the country.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 29th, 2011, 9:33pm »
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#145 has hung onto its position on the point of Trains #67/#66 for a few days now. Here we have it Westbound on #66 on 4/29/11. The sun was less than cooperative today. Just before and after this shot I had full sun and planned a 3/4 shot of the whole train. As luck would have it, the train and a dark cloud arrived at the same time. I made a few quick adjustments on the camera and my location and this is the result. Not what I planned, but I think I will keep it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 7th, 2011, 10:32pm »
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National Train Day at Washington Union Station allowed me to catch #822, the unit assigned to power the museum train, in phase 3 paint.
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« Reply #10 on: May 7th, 2011, 10:38pm »
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And last, some might say least due to the lack of an engine, we have Cab Control Unit #406 representing all the real F40PHs Amtrak used for all those many years. They had this on the other end of the museum train at WAS.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11th, 2011, 7:09pm »
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Amtrak 156 at Rocklin California on # 5 stopped at Rocklin waiting on very late # 6 to cross over to the # 2 main.   The crew was on the ground for the roll by and pointed out the 156 to the east bound train.  
 

 
 

 
 
This is the return # 6 the next day eastbound with the 156 at the cross overs.  



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« Reply #12 on: May 19th, 2011, 6:29am »
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Thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to hearing more about these units as they scatter across the system. The crew looks proud of "their" unit.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20th, 2011, 1:53am »
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on May 19th, 2011, 6:29am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thanks for posting. I'm looking forward to hearing more about these units as they scatter across the system. The crew looks proud of "their" unit.
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Thanks for the reply.  
 
They were having fun and #6 eastbound had just crossed over from # 1 track in Rocklin to the #2 main.  The crew was doing a roll by but had fun with it.  
 
The 156 is on the same train for this Saturday here so I should get it with a trailing Heritage unit if it all goes well.


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« Reply #14 on: May 22nd, 2011, 1:15am »
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on May 20th, 2011, 1:53am, CALZEPHYR wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Thanks for the reply.  
 
They were having fun and #6 eastbound had just crossed over from # 1 track in Rocklin to the #2 main.  The crew was doing a roll by but had fun with it.  
 
The 156 is on the same train for this Saturday here so I should get it with a trailing Heritage unit if it all goes well.

 
 
The 156 came west again today with the 66 and I caught it several times but leaving Roseville today it passed the UP  1996 Heritage unit.  



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« Reply #15 on: May 22nd, 2011, 7:46am »
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Right place, right time. Nice catch.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22nd, 2011, 10:13pm »
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on May 22nd, 2011, 7:46am, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Right place, right time. Nice catch.
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« Reply #17 on: May 25th, 2011, 9:29pm »
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#145 seems to be hanging around out east. It has worked #67 & #66 and some other east coast trains. It was on #67/66 today, 5/25/11. Here it is westbound at CA 30, just west of Lee Hall, VA.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27th, 2011, 3:34pm »
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on May 25th, 2011, 9:29pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
#145 seems to be hanging around out east. It has worked #67 & #66 and some other east coast trains. It was on #67/66 today, 5/25/11. Here it is westbound at CA 30, just west of Lee Hall, VA.
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Nice.   Maybe it will break out and come west or the Starlight train from LA to Portland some day.  


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« Reply #19 on: May 29th, 2011, 8:33am »
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AMT 145 led the 07T  (NY, NY to PGH, PA) on 5-28-2011.
 
Here it is at East Conemaugh, PA MPPT 273.
 
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