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Date: 01/13/21 08:51
Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: GenePoon

Assigned to the POTUS #46 special and freshly painted with "Connecting America for 50 Years," AMTK 46 departed Beech Grove last night and is on its way East on Train 50(12).

(same as earlier post, accidentally deleted it)

EDIT:  Third unit on train.
EDIT 2: image attached



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 10:40 by GenePoon.




Date: 01/13/21 09:58
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: cabsignaldrop

Wouldn't it be nice if us futile serfs could get clean equipment? Rock Island cars in the early 70s looked cleaner than most Amtrak equipment. A cab car the other day had a layer of filth on the windows so thick I think you could grow crops on it.


GenePoon Wrote:
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> Assigned to the POTUS #46 special and freshly
> painted with "Connecting America for 50 Years,"
> AMTK 46 departed Beech Grove last night and is on
> its way East on Train 50(12).
>
> (same as earlier post, accidentally deleted it)
>
> EDIT:  Third unit on train.

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Date: 01/13/21 10:01
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: 2904

A quickie renumbering to 47 may be necessary depending on what Congress does over the next week. And conveniently/sadly that roster number is already available.



Date: 01/13/21 10:03
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: steve4031

I have gotten clean equipment many times on Amtrak.  There are times when I have gotten equipment with dirty windows, but not as bad being able to grow crops on them!!!

One time I had a roomette on the lower level on 28.  I got off in Pasco to have a go at cleaning the window with a damp towel from my room.   The SCA saw what I was doing, jumped back on the train, grapped a spray bottle of cleaning solution and a towel and cleaned my window for me.  Then was surprised when he got a tip!!!



Date: 01/13/21 10:54
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: hoggerdoug

46, Whitefish, MT  July 5, 2009.
Doug




Date: 01/13/21 11:20
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: ClubCar

GenePoon Wrote:
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> Assigned to the POTUS #46 special and freshly
> painted with "Connecting America for 50 Years,"
> AMTK 46 departed Beech Grove last night and is on
> its way East on Train 50(12).
>
> (same as earlier post, accidentally deleted it)
>
> EDIT:  Third unit on train.
> EDIT 2: image attached
Why didn't they repaint that engine in the correct scheme, the same as the new cars and baggage cars?  Shame on them, this has always been a lousy scheme.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 01/13/21 12:22
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: amtrakbill

I guess Amtrak is taking no chance for a delay by assigning a Diesel Unit on an electified route.  Never know when the catenary will be pulled down.  Good for them for having this redundancy.

 



Date: 01/13/21 13:23
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: pdt

amtrakbill Wrote:
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> I guess Amtrak is taking no chance for a delay by
> assigning a Diesel Unit on an electified route. 
> Never know when the catenary will be pulled
> down.  Good for them for having this redundancy.
>
>  
I think its more about having the #46. 



Date: 01/13/21 13:33
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: DevalDragon

2904 Wrote:
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> A quickie renumbering to 47 may be necessary
> depending on what Congress does over the next
> week. And conveniently/sadly that roster number is
> already available.


?



Date: 01/13/21 13:38
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: tramfan

Here is a video of #50(12), including AMTK 46, through Waynesboro, VA today, With all that horsepower on the front end, it was ten minutes early into Staunton, VA!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/21 13:51 by tramfan.

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Date: 01/13/21 13:44
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: CP8888

Maybe Biden can finally get a viewliner diner and second sleeper on 50/51..

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Date: 01/13/21 14:17
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: rkennedy2

I guess Amtrak is taking no chance for a delay by assigning a Diesel Unit on an electified route.  Never know when the catenary will be pulled down.  Good for them for having this redundancy.

They used unit 44 and 120 on the 2009 Innaugural Run.  



Date: 01/13/21 14:30
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: steamloco

Not going to happen according to CNN.



Date: 01/13/21 15:37
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: march_hare

DevalDragon Wrote:
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> 2904 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A quickie renumbering to 47 may be necessary
> > depending on what Congress does over the next
> > week. And conveniently/sadly that roster number
> is
> > already available.
>
>
> ?

I think the idea is that the Cheeroh in chief will resign, allowing VP Pence to become President for a day or two. This would bump president #46 to #47. 



Date: 01/13/21 17:22
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: Lackawanna484

march_hare Wrote:
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> DevalDragon Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 2904 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > A quickie renumbering to 47 may be necessary
> > > depending on what Congress does over the next
> > > week. And conveniently/sadly that roster
> number
> > is
> > > already available.
> >
> >
> > ?
>
> I think the idea is that the Cheeroh in chief will
> resign, allowing VP Pence to become President for
> a day or two. This would bump president #46 to
> #47. 

That would allow President Pence to issue a full pardon to Donald Trump.  Few constitutional scholars believe a self-pardon for federal crimes would work.



Date: 01/13/21 18:09
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: TEEKAY

Wow, did not even think about that option. Given Mr. President's pride and ego, I'm not sure if he'd be willing to resign.



Date: 01/13/21 18:27
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: Lackawanna484

Is the Connecting America logo a mylar wrap or is it real paint?  Looks like great advertising.

 



Date: 01/13/21 18:40
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: ProAmtrak

Nice paint scheme, but if it wasn't for the train offs in 79, 95, and 97 besides the dining car services close to extinct and all that Id be a lot happier looking forward to Amrak's 50TH!



Date: 01/13/21 18:58
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: RuleG

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Nice paint scheme, but if it wasn't for the train
> offs in 79, 95, and 97 besides the dining car
> services close to extinct and all that Id be a lot
> happier looking forward to Amrak's 50TH!

So the train offs in 1981, 1985 & 2005 don't bother you?  



Date: 01/13/21 21:38
Re: Biden train unit on 50(12)
Author: Pioneer2526

It’s been a long time since Amtrak washed 28 @PDX

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