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Eric Kreszl

Amtrak Keystone

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Hello,

 

 

Does anyone know anything about this train and why the train operates in Push mode? Is there a specific reason why they push the trains because I know that Amtrak really hasn't been into the Push-pull operations?

 

 

Eric

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The reason why Amtrak operates Keystone trains in push-pull mode is because it saves time, without having to turn locomotives or trains around when going back the opposite direction, thus resulting in adding more runs a day.

 

More examples of Amtrak trains operating in push-pull mode can be found in California, where Amtrak operates the Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin and Capital Corridor trains, all in the push-pull configuration.

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Plus if a Keystone train goes from New York to Harrisburg, it has to change direction at Philadelphia.

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The reason why Amtrak operates Keystone trains in push-pull mode is because it saves time, without having to turn locomotives or trains around when going back the opposite direction, thus resulting in adding more runs a day.

 

More examples of Amtrak trains operating in push-pull mode can be found in California, where Amtrak operates the Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin and Capital Corridor trains, all in the push-pull configuration.

 

 

 

Well at least Amtrak isn't pickey about the pantograph operation like NJT is.;)

 

 

Eric

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