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Date: 11/08/18 11:44
Amtrak train 43
Author: NS4271

Westbound near Thompsontown, PA.  11/7/2018




Date: 11/08/18 11:47
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: King_Coal

The Middle Division is getting so grown in! Some of those places looked like vegetation would never grow back back in the 1970s. The short Amtrak train is a little melancholy too. Thanks for posting.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/18 08:01 by King_Coal.



Date: 11/08/18 14:15
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: RuleG

It's a six-car train.  When the Pennsylvanian began running in 1980, it was just a two-car train (coach and cafe car).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/18 14:16 by RuleG.



Date: 11/08/18 14:26
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: seaboardc30-7

It's hard to believe that ROW was four tracked under the PRR.



Date: 11/08/18 14:42
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: mp109

And I l'll bet that the dispatcher wishes it was still 4 track!

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Date: 11/08/18 15:45
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: amtrakbill

Wow
In 1975 I was on the broadway limited on that stretch of track and a broken rail caused our train to derail

I posted pictures of the derailed broadway a couple years ago

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Date: 11/08/18 18:27
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: edm

Notice the signals are gone due to the new signal system put into service. Some more history.



Date: 11/08/18 18:40
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: RuleG

seaboardc30-7 Wrote:
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> It's hard to believe that ROW was four tracked
> under the PRR.

By 1955 the PRR ROW was three tracks wide between Newport and Mifflin where Thompsontown is located.



Date: 11/08/18 18:57
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: mp16

Nice picture . Too bad the sun was not shining to make it better.

In terms of patronage is the Pennsylvnian really "that busy." ?  6 cars is a lot. A knowledgeable railfan I know claims that six cars are not needed Pittsburgh-Harrisburg and that the train has a lot of deadheads riding it. Seems like he is stretching the point but is the Pittsburgh-Harrisburg segment 
really quite busy ? Just wondering.



Date: 11/08/18 21:34
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: railcity

mp16 Wrote:
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> Nice picture . Too bad the sun was not shining to
> make it better.
>
> In terms of patronage is the Pennsylvnian really
> "that busy." ?  6 cars is a lot. A knowledgeable
> railfan I know claims that six cars are not needed
> Pittsburgh-Harrisburg and that the train has a lot
> of deadheads riding it. Seems like he is
> stretching the point but is the
> Pittsburgh-Harrisburg segment 
> really quite busy ? Just wondering.


  This is my homebase train, Amtrak 42&43. This train is always full with people with 4 coaches, 1 business class coaches and 1 cafe car. I ride Amtrak 42&43,   2 to 3 times a year. Its always full of people.



Date: 11/09/18 07:04
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: bluesboyst

railcity Wrote:
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> mp16 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Nice picture . Too bad the sun was not shining
> to
> > make it better.
> >
> > In terms of patronage is the Pennsylvnian
> really
> > "that busy." ?  6 cars is a lot. A
> knowledgeable
> > railfan I know claims that six cars are not
> needed
> > Pittsburgh-Harrisburg and that the train has a
> lot
> > of deadheads riding it. Seems like he is
> > stretching the point but is the
> > Pittsburgh-Harrisburg segment 
> > really quite busy ? Just wondering.
>
>
>   This is my homebase train, Amtrak 42&43. This
> train is always full with people with 4 coaches, 1
> business class coaches and 1 cafe car. I ride
> Amtrak 42&43,   2 to 3 times a year. Its always
> full of people.

Yup, and just think if they added another frequency or two....!!!!!



Date: 11/09/18 18:07
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: RuleG

mp16 Wrote:
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> Nice picture . Too bad the sun was not shining to
> make it better.
>
> In terms of patronage is the Pennsylvnian really
> "that busy." ?  6 cars is a lot. A knowledgeable
> railfan I know claims that six cars are not needed
> Pittsburgh-Harrisburg and that the train has a lot
> of deadheads riding it. Seems like he is
> stretching the point but is the
> Pittsburgh-Harrisburg segment 
> really quite busy ? Just wondering.

Based on my many trips on the Pennsylvanian from and to Pittsburgh, I would say it is a very well-used train between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.



Date: 11/09/18 20:37
Re: Amtrak train 43
Author: jp1822

Need a morning frequency and an afternoon frequency. Been that way since the Three Rivers was cancelled in 2005!



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