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Date: 11/20/20 08:45
Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Mgoldman

Couple of random shots captured along the NEC back in February of this year -

AMTK #669 leads a train westbound en route to 30th Street Station
Which train is this - no doubt the consist gives it away? 

A SEPTA push/pull train led by SPAX #901 catches the last light of day 
eastbound through Philadelphia just shy of the stop in Bridesburg.

Amtrak considers the main from Harrisburg, PA to NY - and on to Boston
as West to East (and Philadelphia to Washington DC as North to South).
How does SEPTA classify its line from Philly to Trenton- South to North,
or West to East?  Can't recall...

/Mitch






Date: 11/20/20 09:05
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: nedzarp

Trains=nice, catenary=eyesore.



Date: 11/20/20 09:19
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Dcmcrider

Nice shots. As for the catenary, as a wise man once said, "it is what it is."

To play Name That Train. First train is likely the Meteor. I don't think the Star or the Crescent routinely carried three sleepers pre-COVID.

Paul Wilson
Arlington, VA



Date: 11/20/20 12:44
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: norm1153

nedzarp Wrote:
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> Trains=nice, catenary=eyesore.

True, and it is magnified in a telephoto shot.
 



Date: 11/20/20 15:13
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: jp1822

Dcmcrider Wrote:
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> Nice shots. As for the catenary, as a wise man
> once said, "it is what it is."
>
> To play Name That Train. First train is likely
> the Meteor. I don't think the Star or the Crescent
> routinely carried three sleepers pre-COVID.

Correct - it's the Meteor! Only the Meteor carried three Viewliner Sleeper pre-COVID. The train was to carry three sleepers post COVID as a combined Star/Meteor operating daily, but it was cut back to just TWO. 



Date: 11/20/20 19:01
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Mgoldman

norm1153 Wrote:
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> nedzarp Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Trains=nice, catenary=eyesore.
>
> True, and it is magnified in a telephoto shot.

Sometimes, however... it's "just a train" without
the catenary.  In otherwords, the catenary,
magnified sometimes I think adds interest.

Sometimes, more than other times:

Princeton Junction  2017

/Mitch


 




Date: 11/20/20 19:04
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Mgoldman

jp1822 Wrote:
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> Dcmcrider Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> > To play Name That Train. First train is likely
> > the Meteor. I don't think the Star or the
> Crescent
> > routinely carried three sleepers pre-COVID.
>
> Correct - it's the Meteor! Only the Meteor carried
> three Viewliner Sleeper pre-COVID. The train was
> to carry three sleepers post COVID as a combined
> Star/Meteor operating daily, but it was cut back
> to just TWO. 

I see 5 cars after the Metroliners - one's a baggage
car.  Seems more than 3 sleepers or...?

/Mitch



Date: 11/20/20 20:50
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: cr2581

Trainset 18 ....... 2025 lead ...... 2023 trail.



Date: 11/20/20 21:11
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Mgoldman

cr2581 Wrote:
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> Trainset 18 ....... 2025 lead ...... 2023 trail.

How many passengers were on board that day?

/Mitch

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Date: 11/21/20 13:09
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: chess

Metroliners? Lol. I knew what you meant, but they're Amfleet II's. After them is the Viewliner Diner, 3 sleepers, and the Viewliner baggage car...



Date: 11/21/20 14:39
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: Mgoldman

chess Wrote:
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> Metroliners? Lol. I knew what you meant, but
> they're Amfleet II's. After them is the Viewliner
> Diner, 3 sleepers, and the Viewliner baggage
> car...

Thanks - and good eye! 

In regards to Amfleet II's and Metroliners - hadn't
paid close attention to the naming of the fleet(s) 
though Wiki has a good description.  What was
the difference between a demotored Metroliner
and an Amfleet I car? 

/Mitch



Date: 11/27/20 21:28
Re: Two through the Bridesburg section of Philly - 2-19-20
Author: SD45X

Cool shots



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