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Date: 08/05/19 07:41
Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: JoCoLB

Amtrak's Southwest Chief No. 4 had a bit of a different look this morning (Monday, Aug. 5, 2019) while running more than 1-1/2 hours late while approaching Kansas City.
I was staked out at Holliday and watched the train leave the Topeka Sub. and enter the Emporia Sub.

This was a 14-car train today, pulled by three Amtrak locomotives. Trailing the power were five Metrolink Bombardier cars out of California, followed by the normal baggage car and eight Superliner cars. Unknown where the Metrolink cars are headed.

(Video by Larry Byers) 

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Date: 08/05/19 07:42
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: JoCoLB

Here is a backlit going-away shot of the same Amtrak SW Chief consist.  (Photo by Larry Byers) 




Date: 08/05/19 08:41
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: czephyr17

Very nice, thanks for capturing these. Extensive discussion on Passenger Board when they left LA a couple evenings ago.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?4,4841507

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Date: 08/05/19 09:38
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: PHall

The Metrolink cars are most likely on their way to their new owner in North Carolina.



Date: 08/05/19 09:41
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: swirsk53

The Commuter Chief? 



Date: 08/05/19 09:42
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: wag216

Thanks, Larry. wag216



Date: 08/05/19 09:59
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: mundo

The metrolink cars are the first batch going for a rebuild, nothing to do with North Carolina.

The previous note for NC was on the subject of five locomotives that NC purchased.  These are units that Cal air quality folks had Metrolink drill hoes in the Block, so thay could not be reused.
The new EMD power was financed on the basis, non on the old locomotives could operate again !!!!



Date: 08/05/19 17:26
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: AndyBrown

Nice video and interesting lines in that going away shot.  

Unfortunately your video also reminds me of how old and tired the "3 sheets" paint scheme is.  Sure would be nice to see some more heritage schemes.

Andy



Date: 08/05/19 22:12
Re: Amtrak No. 4 had different look while approaching Kansas City
Author: Mudrock

The Metrolink cars are going to Talgo in Wisconsin to be rebuilt.

Chris



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