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Date: 09/01/13 14:14
Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: RNinRVR

This former UP business car had been pulled from its home at Ft. Eustis Museum and taken to Washington to be run on a round trip to Newport News, VA on Saturday 8/31/13. It is eventually headed to the Grove for its recertification by Amtrak. I was in Ashland, VA yesterday for its passage and here are a few of the photographs.

The first is of the car as Amtrak regional 67 was stopped at Ashland to do its station work and the second is as the train is departing and rolling by the station.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA






Date: 09/01/13 20:02
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: kpcmcpkva

can anyone add a little history to this car or other navy cars?



Date: 09/01/13 20:05
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: RNinRVR

This car is ex UP business car 118 and really has no Navy connection except the owner labeled it that way.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA



Date: 09/01/13 20:14
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: miralomarail

kpcmcpkva Wrote:
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> can anyone add a little history to this car or
> other navy cars?


Back in 1983 during a Visit to Crane NWS , Burns, Ind , the USN had a Few Passenger Cars



Date: 09/01/13 21:05
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: MojaveBill

Check the boat on the drumhead...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 09/01/13 21:46
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: The_Chief_Way

the owner of this car is believed to be a Navy vet
and very private



Date: 09/01/13 21:53
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: coaststarlight99

The_Chief_Way Wrote:
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> the owner of this car is believed to be a Navy
> vet
> and very private


I was told the same thing last year.



Date: 09/01/13 22:51
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: truxtrax

Where's the FRED?

Larry Dodgion
Wilsonville, OR



Date: 09/01/13 23:22
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: The_Chief_Way

FRED not required



Date: 09/02/13 12:01
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: agentatascadero

The window pattern looks odd for a former business car. AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 09/02/13 12:38
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: The_Chief_Way

it is indeed ex-UP 118, business car, and has been retrucked



Date: 09/02/13 12:45
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: Lackawanna484

The_Chief_Way Wrote:
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> it is indeed ex-UP 118, business car, and has been
> retrucked

Nice looking car.



Date: 09/02/13 12:58
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: PHall

truxtrax Wrote:
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> Where's the FRED?

Passenger trains don't use FRED's.



Date: 09/02/13 13:01
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: RNinRVR

agentatascadero Wrote:
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> The window pattern looks odd for a former business
> car. AA

You are looking at the corridor side of the car.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA



Date: 09/06/13 12:08
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: SOB

I don't know Bill, it looks more like anchor flutes than it does a boat, at least from a distance!

SOB



Date: 09/06/13 12:30
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: SOB

That's not necessarily so, 49CFR Part 232 Sub-part 407 (e). There are always exceptions in Federal Regulations, you just have to look for them.

SOB



Date: 10/31/13 23:00
Re: Inspection Car Navy 118
Author: atsfm177

A friend of mine just texted me that they were passing this car while they were passing through Albany, NY on Amtrak. Since they know I'm the Navy's Trackage Subject Matter Expert, they were half jokingly asking if I was in Albany too.

Unfortunately, though I would love to try, I don't get a PV to inspect the Navy railroads. I don't usually even get a Hyrail. Only two of my bases have hyrails.

The symbol on the back is similar to the attached image. The major elements of the logo are the ship, the anchor and the eagle.

Greg Ramsey
Oxnard, CA




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