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National Train Day Part 2: Amtrak

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Wow, fascinating!

 

What was that acela pax car doing disjointed there??? What are those maroon/choco cars?

 

:eek:

 

- A

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Thanks

 

That Acela set is undergoing a refurb the cars get it at Philly while the power cars go somewhere else. Delaware Car Company I believe but am not 100% sure.

 

The Pennsy colored cars belong to Juniata Terminal which is home to the PRR E8's among other things.

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Is that like a specialty rail service company or something?

 

I think amtk services the power cars at ivy city? Very strange to see them disconnected, must be a pain to keep the open ends clean and dry in this weather!

 

- A

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniata_Terminal_Company

 

I hate using wiki for rail stuff but this was the only source I could find.

 

Yes Amtrak services Power cars and Acela sets at Ivy City. However the power cars are getting new paint and I think maybe some work done regarding systems. Ivy City can't handle that since they are just a Maintenance base, you would need something like Amtrak's Wilmington shops for what they are doing with the power cars. I'll ask around to find out where they go.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniata_Terminal_Company

 

I hate using wiki for rail stuff but this was the only source I could find.

 

Yes Amtrak services Power cars and Acela sets at Ivy City. However the power cars are getting new paint and I think maybe some work done regarding systems. Ivy City can't handle that since they are just a Maintenance base, you would need something like Amtrak's Wilmington shops for what they are doing with the power cars. I'll ask around to find out where they go.

 

:tup:

 

So that explains the tuscan red & gold.......

 

- A

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Very nice pictures! I was so busy working that before coming on the forum forgot about Train Day on the Saturday.

 

Andy - As you know there are shops in Wilmington, DE and there is also heavy duty shops in Bear, Delaware - the facility services the entire fleet of Acela, Metroliner, Viewliner, Amfleet II, and Superliner passenger cars and equipment from the Northeast Corridor and the Long-Distance Trains. There used to be an Amtrak loco shuttle train from the Wilmington shops that took some cars to Bear once a day at noon around Newark, I'm not sure about now.

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I saw that when i went to DC on jan 20. There was a stripped out metroliner cab, and 2 stripped out amfleets. No windows, seats, doors nothing, just the shell.

 

- A

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Thanks backline! :)

 

The Wilmington shops do heavy overhauls on the HHP's and AEM7's and AEM7AC's. They also have been doing work on MARC AEM7's.

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Hi, quick question for someone who has only read about these things in books... is there a preserved Metroliner set at all? What about the GG1s?

 

Thanks in advance, fellas.

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Hi, quick question for someone who has only read about these things in books... is there a preserved Metroliner set at all? What about the GG1s?

 

Thanks in advance, fellas.

 

There is a few preserved GG1's. There is also one preserved Metroliner Car at Strasburg PA. If you would like photos of a GG1 I can post them.

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There's 2 GG1 in NJ that i know of, one that used to sit at hoboken terminal. It's sitting in a yard belonging to a RR historical society with some other stuff.

 

- A

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