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Date: 08/03/22 03:17
Amtrak 48 with 8 PVs at Elkhart - what am I seeing?
Author: JPB

A TO post from 7/28/22 referenced a Trains Magazine on-line article re: an Amtrak special moving 8 PV and support cars from Minneapolis to Chicago. Well, here are all 8 of the those PVs hanging on the rear of the Amtrak 48 Chicago departure of 8/2/22 making for a 19 car consist as it pulled into Elkhart an hour and 14 minute down at 0135 Wednesday 8/3/22. Per the Trains Mag article, the PVs include:
— Oliver Hazard Perry, wearing Louisville & Nashville paint. According to the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners website, the car was built in 1954 by Pullman-Standard for Canadian National’s Super Continental and has rebuilt to include three bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, and lounge with observation windows
— Three former baggage cars now known as “passenger support cars,” the third is PPCX 800751
— Pullman business PPCX 800034, formerly Southern Railway business car No. 1, still wearing that number
— Heavyweight car Missouri-Kansas-Texas No. 403, built in 1913 and rebuilt to a business car in 1948
— At the rear dome-sleeper, formerly the Rail Ventures car Belle Vista but now privately owned. That car is a former Union Pacific dome-lounge remodeled to include a rear platform.

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?10,5515083,5515083#msg-5515083



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/22 03:18 by JPB.








Date: 08/03/22 03:35
Re: Amtrak 48 with 8 PVs at Elkhart - what am I seeing?
Author: BigDave

You seem to know what you're seeing - is the question 'where are they going?"
 



Date: 08/03/22 05:54
Re: Amtrak 48 with 8 PVs at Elkhart - what am I seeing?
Author: jmhemmer

Burlington, VT



Date: 08/03/22 06:24
Re: Amtrak 48 with 8 PVs at Elkhart - what am I seeing?
Author: JPB

And here's 48 ~350 miles further east passing the North East PA Live Cam about 90 minutes off schedule. I'm guessing there's no A/C in the cab...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/22 06:25 by JPB.








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