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Date: 04/23/11 18:10
Navy Inspection Car
Author: amtrak1007

PV PPCX 800188, Navy Inspection Car 118 is on the back of Amtrak P-371-23, rumored to be headed via Capitol Limited to Washington DC...






Date: 04/23/11 18:16
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: stone23

Is that car capable of navigating high water?

Major Bob



Date: 04/23/11 19:25
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: SteveD

Any link to handy info about that car and where it roamed for Navy(e,g, west coast)?

Steve Donaldson
San Carlos, CA



Date: 04/23/11 19:40
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: CharlesVarnes

Result of a Google advanced search:

Re: Navy 118 (PV)
by jhdeasy ยป Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:55 pm

The heavyweight business car in question is a former Union Pacific office car, built by Pullman in 1914, certified for mainline operation on Amtrak & Via Rail Canada. PPCX 800188. It is owned by a retired US Navy Chief Petty Officer and his wife. From time to time, they provide the use of their private car to support Navy or Navy-related events.

OCV



Date: 04/23/11 19:42
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: SAMaase

I wonder if they find a lot of lint in that car from inspecting navels.



Date: 04/23/11 19:42
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: spnudge

They have it for student engineers who pis their air away When they can't stop the Navy throws out an anchor.

Nice car, wonder what the USN does with it?


Nudge



Date: 04/23/11 21:11
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: MojaveBill

Could use it to go to football games...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 04/23/11 22:04
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: rattenne

You guys crack me up!! Especially the "navel lint" comment.



Date: 04/24/11 02:01
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: Last_WP_Disp

So does this car go to the 'Orange Bowl' every year?



Date: 04/24/11 05:01
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: billio

But does it carry torpedoes?



Date: 04/24/11 07:01
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: sou2601

Suprised the FRA/Amtrak would allow it, because the markers on the rear can't be both red due to naval regs. The rear marker on the right-hand side is green and the left-hand marker is red.

-Eric



Date: 04/24/11 10:39
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: spnudge

They just switch them and back up.

Nudge



Date: 04/24/11 13:08
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: boltmansacto

It's 'Navy blue', preventing it from going to Orange Bowl....!



Date: 04/24/11 18:55
Re: Navy Inspection Car
Author: scottp

Someone oughta write a script for "NCIS" involving this car.



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