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12 Hours @ Princeton Junction on Wednesday-before Thanksgiving 2015

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Welcome to the main event of my Wednesday-before Thanksgiving 2015 railfan trip: 12 friggin' hours at Princeton Junction (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. [sunrise @ 6:52 a.m. & Sunset @ 4:31 p.m.]) on the Northeast Corridor. I manage to stay from sunrise to sunset without a single issue. The surrounding geography also makes for great horn action and doppler effect.

 

My main focus on that day while I was there was to capture all of Amtrak's stopping services (which I did) and at least most of its passing services (of which I only missed 2) All clips were shot with my Apple iPhone 6 with the 60 FPS setting on. More information in the table of contents, as there are over 100 trains in total. Enjoy =)

 

Table of Contents (w/ timestamps):

1. NJ Rail 3811 (my ride to Princeton Junction) w/ Arrow IIIs.

2. 0:58 - AEM-7AC 921 stops w/ Northeast Regional 111 (9 cars)

3. 3:10 - NJ Rail 3914 w/ ALP-45DP 4534

4. 4:04 - NJ Rail 3813 w/ ALP-46A 4654 & friendly horn

5. 6:21 - ACS-64 603 on 110 (9 cars)

6. 6:47 - NJ Rail 3918 w/ 4649. The Princeton Dinky 

7. 9:19 - Acela Express 2103 w/ horn

8. 9:45 - NJ Rail deadhead move w/ 4634

9. 10:14 - 639 on 89 

10. 10:39 - NJ Rail 3918 w/ 4635

11. 12:13 - 630 stops w/ 1181 (10 cars); Acela 2150

12. 13:20 - NJ Rail 3920

13. 14:45 - NJ Rail deadhead w/ Arrow IIIs

14. 15:28 - NJ Rail 3815 w/ 4639

15. 16:42 - NJ Rail 3924 w/ 4632; ACS-64 Veterans Unit 642 on 170 (9 cars).

16. 17:23 - 648 on Cardinal 51

17. 17:55 - NJ Rail 3828 w/ 4630

18. 18:32 - Acela 2107 w/ horn; 940 on 640 ; NJ Rail 3817 & NJ Rail 3926 arrive w/ Arrow IIIs & ALP-46 4612

19. 21:45 - 653 on Carolinian 79

20. 22:03 - 622 on 180 

21. 22:26 - Acela 2100

22. 22:45 - 643 stops hot w/ Keystone Service 641 ; NJ Rail 3830 w/ Arrow IIIs. Another fan is set up on the other side.

23. 24:30 - 607 shoves 642 w/ horn

24. 24:59 - Acela 2109 comes through; flagmen are present for next few hours

25. 25:19 - 649 on a late 183 (9 cars) w/ horn

26. 25:58 - 633 on 130 

27. 26:17 - 651 on 185 (10 cars) w/ horn; NJ Rail 3934 

28. 26:42 - Acela 2154 w/ horn

29. 27:05 - NJ Rail 3832 w/ Arrow IIIs & horn

30. 28:14 - 634 destroys Princeton Junction w/ its horn on 600 

31. 28:31 - Acela 2251

32. 28:58 - 627+655 lead 172 (9 cars) in the day's double header

33. 29:35 - NJ Rail 3834 w/ 4663

34. 31:24 - NJ Rail 3917 w/ 4652

35. 32:15 - 652 on 643

36. 32:38 - 628 on 644 as the Dinky pulls off for a break

37. 33:15 - NJ Rail 3836 w/ 4534

38. 34:14 - 619 on Vermonter 56 

39. 34:36 - 631 on 141 (9 cars)

40. 35:00 - NJ Rail 3829 on; Acela 2153

41. 35:54 - 623 on Silver Meteor 98 (12 cars)

42. 36:25 - NJ Rail 3833 w/ 4641; 614 on 1195; Acela 2158

43. 38:26 - NJ Rail deadhead w/ 4510

44. 38:58 - 611 on 86 (9 cars)

45. 39:18 - 625 on 646  w/ an extra cab car & horn

46. 39:40 - EMD GP40-2 4302 on shop move; 4619 on NJ Rail 3840; 636 on Pennsylvanian 43 (7 cars)

47. 41:28 - 610 on a late 95 (9 cars)

48. 42:00 - Acela 2155

49. 42:18 - 618 on 184 (9 Cars) w/ deadhead Viewliner II bag car

50. 42:38 - 617 on Silver Star 91 

51. 43:02 - Acela 2160

52. 43:14 - 603 on 125 (9 cars)

53. 43:38 - 942 on 648 

54. 44:00 - 646 on 174 w/ Horizon car 54503 & horn; Acela 2117

55. 44:37 - 628 on 645 

56. 45:00 - 637 on late 1174 (9 cars) w/ 2 Amfleet IIs

57. 45:22 - NJ Rail 3839 w/ 4609; NJ Rail 3846 w/ 4641

58. 47:10 - Acela 2162 w/ a friend at the controls

59. 47:41 - 939 on 171 (9 cars)

60. 48:04 - 940 on train 609 

61. 48:27 - Acela 2159

62. 48:50 - 644 on Crescent 20 (10 cars)

63. 49:12 - 645 on 133 (9 cars); NJ Rail 3850 & 3843 w/ 4659 & 4630

64. 51:43 - 4302 on another shop move

65. 52:05 - Acela 2164; NJ Rail 8845 w/ 4635

66. 54:26 - 921 on a late 84 w/ Horizon car 54574

67. 54:50 - NJ Rail 3852 w/ 4529 

68. 55:37 - NJ Rail 3845 w/ 4663

69. 56:28 - 630 on 176 (9 cars)

70. 56:51 - NJ Rail 8847 w/ 4636; Acela 2161

71. 58:34 - 643 on 650 

72. 58:49 - 942 on 647 

73. 58:58 - Acela 2166

74. 59:15 - 640 on late 83 (10 cars); Dinky in the background

75. 59:39 - NJ Rail 8849 w/ 12 car Arrow III EMU set

76. 1:00:42 - 641 on Crescent 19 (10 cars)

77. 1:01:09 - NJ Rail 3856 w/ 4609 

78. 1:02:18 - NJ Rail 8851 w/ 4624; 607 on 649

79. 1:03:06 - 622 on 85 w/ horn

80. 1:03:38 - Acela 2168

81. 1:04:00 - 606 on Silver Meteor 97 (12 cars)

82. 1:04:33 - NJ Rail 3896 w/ 4617 

83. 1:05:30 - NJ Rail 8855 w/ Arrow IIIs

84. 1:07:05 - 649 on 1186 (9 cars) w/ lots of horn

85. 1:07:29 - 634 on 651 

86. 1:07:53 - NJ Rail 3855 & 3862 arrive w/ 4619 & unknown ALP-46A unit

87. 1:10:05 - NJ Rail Arrow III 80 mph deadhead w/ horn

88. 1:10:32 - Very late NJ Rail ???? w/ 4612

89. 1:11:36 - 633 on 127 

90. 1:11:58 - 923 on a late 173 (9 cars)

91. 1:12:15 - Late Acela 2165

92. 1:12:33 - Acela 2170

93. 1:12:46 - 646 on 148 (9 cars)

94. 1:13:06 - 618 on 129 

95. 1:13:20 - 639 on late 94 (9 cars)

96. 1:13:42 - 624 on a late 1173 (10 cars); unidentified late NJ Rail

97. 1:14:16 - 652 on train 652 stops @ the station; NJ Rail 3949; unknown ACS-64 on 653.

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