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27 minutes ago, dowlingm said:

I find it hard to believe the Heritage Baggage Cars up for sale are good for more than being parted out. Amtrak has run a few on CN track to meet axle count numbers but my sense was that they couldn't get the rest out of regular service fast enough once the ViewBags finally showed up.

I don't see VIA acquiring P42s in any state since they seem to me the locomotive class most likely to be replaced by the next gen Corridor power. The P40s - I believe they were the ones who didn't get ARRA rebuild so also doubt they are coming. Maybe CTDOT picks up a few to provide parts for their other P40s. Any F40s in decent shape probably end up somewhere perpetually in power crisis like MBTA.

I have heard Horizons don't do well in winter so I don't see VIA having any interest anyway - HEP wiring compatibility issues to start, but more importantly on railroad.net they are asserted to be long term stored wreck damaged and a glance at OnTrackOnLine makes me think that is correct. 

Essentially this feels like a bunch of stuff Amtrak held onto in the event of another stimulus rebuild, but with the Midwest order about to cascade a bunch of power and coaches plus Trump in the White House, someone decided it was time to clear out Beech Grove and Bear dead lines.

The P40s in question have been rusting outside for about 15 years. Internal parts have been removed, and some of them have had their tucks swapped out with P42s that had cracked trucks. I won't be surprised if the F40s (which have been abandoned for a similar amount of time) are shipped off to a locomotive graveyard like NRE or LTEX. The coaches being sold are all old relics in need of major work or accident victims. It would be neat to see some of this equipment preserved, however. 

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Are the Acela Trainsets Married Pairs? Or do they have couplers between the cars? 

I think this is the second incident that cars have separated this year.

Glad nobody was walking between the cars at the time. 

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1 hour ago, Shaun said:

Are the Acela Trainsets Married Pairs? Or do they have couplers between the cars? 

I think this is the second incident that cars have separated this year.

Glad nobody was walking between the cars at the time. 

A link to whatever the hell you’re on about would be helpful.

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1 hour ago, Shaun said:

Are the Acela Trainsets Married Pairs? Or do they have couplers between the cars? 

I think this is the second incident that cars have separated this year.

Glad nobody was walking between the cars at the time. 

37 minutes ago, Bus_Medic said:

A link to whatever the hell you’re on about would be helpful.

RPI student credited with stopping runaway Amtrak rail cars

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Cars separated as train raced south from Rensselaer

 

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13 hours ago, Shaun said:

Are the Acela Trainsets Married Pairs? Or do they have couplers between the cars? 

I think this is the second incident that cars have separated this year.

Glad nobody was walking between the cars at the time. 

The Acela does not have couplers in between the cars. They are semi-permanently connected using drawbars.

The incident near Albany involved a Genesis unit hauling regular cars with conventional couplers. 

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On 11/23/2018 at 12:46 PM, tomsbuspage said:

 There are a couple of flaws in the Times Union story.  First, if the cars separated, I would expect the brakes would begin to engage once air pressure is lost so the student credited with saving the day probably didn't actually do anything that wasn't already happening automatically.  Second, the lady who claims the separated car had a very wrong perception of the event, the separated car could not have been accelerating if it was separating from the rest of the train.  The article on CBC has a witness account that makes more sense; a pop, a hiss, some burning followed by cold air -- coupler breaks with a pop, cars begin to separate and air line disconnects with a hiss, electrical line is arcs as it's ripped off (burning smell) and cold air once the gangway connection opens.

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4 minutes ago, Shaun said:

https://www.rogers.com/consumer/wireless/mobile-internet-plans?ipn=1

Not good few weeks for Amtrak. 

Was it not possible to send out a diesel locomotive to tow the Trainset to the closest station? 

6 hours is a bit much considering they are not in the middle of nowhere. 

You need to get your shit together. That's a link to Roger's Wireless!!??

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