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Date: 11/15/20 17:48
AMTK #638 leads Pennsylvanian EB through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: Mgoldman

Random shot of Amtrak's Pennsylvanian (Train No. 42), eastbound, Saturday evening just after 4 pm.

Shadows make shooting westbounds near impossible much
past early afternoon.  Seems best "over your shoulder" lighting on the NEC occurs
ironically, around Noon.  But... that was not what I was primarily after!

/Mitch

 



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 11/16/20 08:33 by Mgoldman.




Date: 11/16/20 02:46
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: sums007

Not so sure that's a Regional.  Isn't that a baggage car on the rear?



Date: 11/16/20 03:24
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: Dcmcrider

sums007 Wrote:
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> Not so sure that's a Regional.  Isn't that a
> baggage car on the rear?

The Pennsylvanian perhaps?

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 11/16/20 04:47
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: jmbreitigan

Darn good photo with some east coast glint.
John



Date: 11/16/20 07:31
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: hsr_fan

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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>
> The Pennsylvanian perhaps?

Longer than the typical Pennsylvanian, but could be.  Palmetto or Carolinian are the other possibilities.



Date: 11/16/20 08:36
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 42 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: Mgoldman

hsr_fan Wrote:
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> Dcmcrider Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > The Pennsylvanian perhaps?
>
> Longer than the typical Pennsylvanian, but could
> be.  Palmetto or Carolinian are the other
> possibilities.

It is indeed the Pennsylvanian - train number 42.

Thanks for the correction - should've known with
the baggage car, just read the schedule wrong.
Those blue and gray bars on Amtrak's app can
sometimes be a little confusing!

/Mitch



Date: 11/16/20 09:27
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: Dcmcrider

hsr_fan Wrote:
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> Dcmcrider Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > The Pennsylvanian perhaps?
>
> Longer than the typical Pennsylvanian, but could
> be.  Palmetto or Carolinian are the other
> possibilities.

NCDOT and Amtrak restored the Carolinian on June 1, however, the baggage service on the train remains suspended.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 11/16/20 21:33
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: GP25

The 3rd, 4th an 5th cars back from the unit.
Look to be Amfleet ll Coaches

Jerry Martin
Los Angeles, CA
Central Coast Railroad Festival



Date: 11/17/20 16:13
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: ns1000

NIICE..!!



Date: 11/17/20 16:29
Re: AMTK #638 leads No 156 Eastbound through Metuchen at Sunset
Author: jp1822

GP25 Wrote:
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> The 3rd, 4th an 5th cars back from the unit.
> Look to be Amfleet ll Coaches

Yeah - this is a bit of a weird consist, there appears to be an Amfleet cafe behind the motor, and then also ANOTHER second from the rear, with another Amfleet coach ahead of the baggage car. The Amfleet I's were often used for short runs or corridor portion (Harrisburg-Philly-NYP). The Amfleet II's are normal for the run west of Harrisburg. The business class car was typically an Amfleet I low density coach. Used to be half of the cafe car, but they replaced it with a low density coach few years back now. Anyway, why the extra "cars" it seems - not sure. But there definitely appears to be extra cars in the consist! 

Not sure if this train still flips with the Palmetto or not any more now (this was the norm for a while, but then I thnk Amtrak stopped doing that), especailly since the Palmetto is running just 3x per week.  



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